James Christopher Hill

James Christopher Hill

North Charleston, SC, United States

About James Christopher Hill

James Christopher Hill
Artist Biography

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, James Christopher Hill, has gained international notoriety for his paintings by his collectors and viewers. He is best known for painting his landscapes and skyscapes filled with vibrant color, swift movement and radiant energy in a contemporary stylistic language. His work explores the use of color and rhythm to create powerful, sweeping images that seek to provoke a particular mood or emotion by capturing an exact moment or memory in time that is meaningful to both him and the viewer.

As a professional artist in his early twenties including owning his own art gallery in downtown Charleston, James decided to acquire formal training at the prestigious Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. In 1998, he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation; a field that while at Ringling, focused mainly on the understanding and discipline of master drawing and painting skills. His senior thesis entitled "Jataka" took home the Gold Oscar in the category of Best Student Computer Animation in 1998 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1999, James returned to the discipline of fine art and his work has been shown in numerous galleries in the Southeast and he has recently had two gallery openings in Manhattan, New York where his work was well received. He has won numerous awards in both fine art and computer animation including the AVA, Telly and the Aurora. He has served as vice-chair for both city art councils and art guilds in Charleston. In 2007, he created and published his first art book entitled Skyscapes and Landscapes. Since 2005, he has curated several shows with over 30 artists and is now showcasing his works as and exhibitor at Science Fiction/Fantasy conventions including DragonCon, Megacon, Heroes Con, ConCarolinas and ConTemporal 2011, a steampunk convention where he was the featured artist for the show.

James has been developing a growing number of private and commercial collectors throughout the United States and the world. His work has been profiled on various articles, magazines and television shows. Still, James works every day to try to expand his knowledge and his talents through the study of the great masters of art throughout the ages.

Aside from his traditional fine art oil paintings of landscapes and figures, James' latest works finds him returning to his passion of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and even Steampunk Genres. These new paintings and designs focus on several subjects including paintings of old abandoned houses, dark castles and ruins or even eerie, fog-ridden cemeteries at night during a full moon are an homage to the brilliant cinematography of the classic horror films in black and white while at the same time, James is creating colorful paintings of vast cities and beautiful fantastical environments that are a hopeful look at our future.
To see his work, you can visit his websites at

www.JamesHillGallery.com
http://James-Christopher-Hill.artistwebsites.com/
www.JamesHillGallery.Deviantart.com


Email Information: James@JamesHillStudios.com









www.JamesHillGallery.com
www.facebook.com/jameshillgallery
www.JamesHillStudios.com
www.JamesChristopherHill.com
http://james-christopher-hill.artistwebsites.com/
http://jameshillgallery.deviantart.com/
http://www.artslant.com/
http://www.art-mine.com/
www.artvip.com

Education

BFA w/Honors - Ringling College of Art and Design - Computer Animation
Recipient - Gold OSCAR - Best Student Computer Animation

Events

James Christopher Hill
Art Resume

1998 – Graduate with Honors – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation – Ringling School of Art and Design
1998 – Winner of the Gold Oscar in Best Student Computer Animation for “Jataka” by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Art and Science.
1998 – Winner – Orlando Film Festival – For “Jataka”
1998-1999 – Project Designer – Pavlik Design Team – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1999 – Commission – Commercial Restaurant Murals – 200 sq feet
1999 - 2000 Commission – Commercial Public Mural – 900 sq feet
2000 – Public Spotlight – Carolina Camera Interview – Channel 5
2000 – Private Commission – 12' x 7' Painting
2000 – Commission – Commercial Restaurant Mural – 100 sq feet
2000 – Commission – Commercial Hospital Mural - West Ashley Surgery Center
2000 – Commission – Commercial Museum Mural - Cypress Gardens Mural – 275 sq feet
2000 – Commission – Commercial Mural - History Montage Mural – City of Goose Creek
2001 – Commission - Commercial Restaurant Mural – 55 sq feet
2001 – Berkeley Art Show Exhibition - Winner – Third Place
2001 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Accepted participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2001 – Guest Artist Exhibition - Wolf Gallery - Charleston, SC
2002 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Accepted participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2002 – November – Solo Exhibition – First Federal Building – Charleston, SC
2003 - February - Donation to the SPCA annual Charity Ball Auction - Donation of Original Oil Painting- Serenity II
2003 – Spring Exhibition - Art showing at Blind Tiger - Group show
2003 – Berkeley Art Show Exhibition - Winner - Honorable Mention
2003 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival
2003 – Exhibition – April - Two Person Art Show – Blind Tiger Gallery
2003 - June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2003 - Summer Exhibition - Art showing at Blind Tiger Gallery - Group show
2003 - Finalist in Artist Magazine Annual Art Contest - Abstract Category
2003 – Exhibition - Winner - Honorable Mention in Goose Creek Guild
2003 – Exhibition - Winner - Third Place in Goose Creek Guild
2003 – Exhibition - Winner - Folly Beach Purchase Award
2003 – Exhibition - October - Industrial Strength Art Show
2003 – Belle Muse Gallery - Charleston, SC
2004 – Exhibition - February - Joint Nude Figure Show - Cigar Factory Gallery, Charleston, SC
2004 – March - Finalist - Cooper River Bridge Run Art Contest
2004 – Exhibition - March - Joint Show with Tom Durham - Cigar Factory Gallery, Charleston, SC
2004 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival
2004 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2004 – Courtyard Art Gallery - East Bay Street - Charleston, SC
2004 – Exhibition - August - North Charleston Artist of the Month Show at the North Charleston Convention Center
2004 – Solo Exhibition -September - Art Show - “Weather” - Cigar Factory Gallery, Charleston, SC
2004 – Group Exhibition - December - Joint Show with Tom Durham, West Frasier, Eva Carter, John Doyle, Charles De-Antonio, Jim Morphesus, Linda Fantuso and other high level artists of Charleston and Los Angeles. - Cigar Factory Gallery
2004 – Sponsor – EMA Golf Classic – Fund raiser for community needs.
2005 – February - 2005 Save the Light Poster Artist www.savethelight.org
2005 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival – Winner - Honorable Mention - Oils
2005 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2005 – July - Displaying Artist - MUSC Wellness Center
2005 – July - Advertisement in DOMAIN Magazine
2005 - July - Lead Artist - Carolina Children's Charity Run 12K - Designer of Awards - Major Sponsor as well
2005 - August - Donation to the SPCA Annual Charity Ball Auction - Donation of Original Oil Painting- Serenity II
2005 - September - Donation to the Special Olympics - Cooper River Bridge 24x36 Print for Silent Auction
2005 - October - Donation to the Leukemia Society Annual Ragada and Fund raiser - Original Oil Painting - Southern Cross!
2005 - October - Second Advertisement in DOMAIN Magazine -
2006 - April - Goose Creek Jazz Festival - Guest Artist for Festival
2006 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival – First Place & Purchase Award
2006 – Berkeley Art Show Exhibition - Winner – First Place
2006 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Participant in Juried Art Show - Marion Square
2006 - Commission – Commercial Engineering Company – Alutiiq Corporation – 14' x 5' Oil Painting of the Alutiiq Nation – Montage
2007 – Solo Exhibition – April – North Charleston, SC
2007 – Exhibition – May – North Charleston, SC
2007 – Exhibition – May - North Charleston Arts Festival
2007 – June - Piccolo Spoleto – Parti