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Patrick Hill


Glass, steel granite, canvas, dye, paint, glue

274.3 x 304.8 x 213.4 cm
Patrick Hill’s sculptures evolve from a sophisticated entwining of philosophical ideals in art history. His works – made from concrete substances such as stone, metal, and glass – are reminiscent of Constructivist artists such as Naum Gabo, whose industrial media was emblematic of 20th century progress and optimism. In Forming, Hill combines sculptural form with references to painting, incorporating tinted canvas into his composition. The soft redpurple
hue is the result of a process of hand-dying, using pigments derived from plants, fruits, and vegetables; the organic aesthetic countering the rigid elements of glass and granite. Hill uses these references as a platform to engage with his own highly original approach to abstraction that highlights the precarious balance between the imposed harmony of structural order and the erratic perfection of nature.


Patrick Hill


Wood, dye, white Carrara Marble, one way mirror

153.7 x 147.3 x 182.9 cm
Magnolia Blvd. (detail)

Magnolia Blvd. (detail)

Magnolia Blvd. (detail)

Magnolia Blvd. (detail)

Magnolia Blvd. (detail)

Patrick Hill
Magnolia Blvd. (detail)


wood, glass, canvas, denim, brass, dye, bleach

124 x 81 x 213 cm
Titled after the infamous San Fernando Valley street, Hill’s Magnolia Blvd exudes a tarnished suburban glamour. Glass panels, pierced with bronze piping, are mounted on a wooden base creating a framework of modern design elegance. Draped with pink and yellow canvases, Hill’s sculpture is visually arresting and seductive in its tactility. The folds of the fabric create juxtaposition between hard-edged composition and naturalistic forms that suggest the delicate folds of flowers or the sensual pliability of skin. Coating the material with a variety of materials, including botanical dyes, oil, and syrup, Hill’s canvases embody the tension between chemical reaction and biological decay, creating a monument that alludes to both iconic style and corrosive enchantment.

Patrick Hill's BIOGRAPHY

Patrick Hill
Born in 1972, Royal Oak, MI
Lives and works in Detroit, MI


Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Curls, Kinks, and Waves, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

Clumsy Angels, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

Dirty little stones, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Hot and Dumb, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
Hot and Dumb, 2nd Cannons, Los Angeles, CA

David Kordansky, Los Angeles, CA

The Approach E2, London

Forming, Bortolami Gallery, New York

Golden Syrup, The Reliance, London

Shane Campbell, Chicago, IL

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Platform, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Screen Play, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Objectified: Sculpture Today, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Slip, The Approach, London, England
Real-Time and Outer Life, Part 2, Young Art, Los Angeles, CA

Across the Pacific: Young Artists from LA, 313 Art Project, Seoul, Korea

ESLOV WIDE SHUT, curated by Stefan Lundgren, organized by Eslövs Kommun and Mallorca Landings, Blomsterberg’s Warehouse, Eslöv, Sweden
Indeterminate Activity, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY
Greater L.A., curated by Benjamin Godsill, Eleanor Cayre and Joel Mesler, New York, NY
Powders, a Phial, and a Paper Book,” Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea, NY
California Dreamin’ – Myths and Legends of Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
*The Shortest Distance Between 2 Points is often intolerable, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York, USA
The Secret (Still) Knows, LAND, Los Angeles, USA
Held Up by Columns, Renwick Gallery, New York, USA
The Mass Ornament, curated by John Rassmussen, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
The Secret Knows, 508 House, Austin, USA
Mostly Sculpture Show, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, USA
Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines, Bortolami Gallery at the Webster, Miami, USA
Leopards in the Temple, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, USA
The Story of O: Graduate Fine Arts 1989-2009, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA

Play With Your Own Marbles (Walead Beshty, Karl Haendel & Patrick Hill), NOMA Gallery,
San Francisco, USA
GEOPLAY Part II, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
Abstract America : New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Pruesspress@Rental, Rental, New York, NY
Base:Object, curated by Cory Nomura, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Uneasy Angel, Imagine Los Angeles, SprĂĽth Magers Projecte, Munich, Germany
Sculptors’ Drawings: Ideas Studies, Sketches, Proposals & More, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica
Exit Music (for a film), curated by Michelle Lopez, Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany

LA Trash & Treasure, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Pure Land, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Cloud Break, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan
Patrick Hill, Eileen Quinlan, Florian Schmidt , Galerie Kosak Hall, Vienna, Austria
Matthew Brannon, Wade Guyton, Patrick Hill, United Artists Ltd., Marfa, TX
Symmetry, curated by Nizan Shaked and Kimberli Meyer , MAK Center at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA

Shape Shifters, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Split, The Approach, London
Ask the Dust, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Alpha Flight II, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
L.A., Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY

Tapestry From An Asteroid, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
lumpen decadents (the lack of money is the root of all evil), curated by Gean Moreno, Ingalls and Associates, Miami, FL

Inaugural Exhibition, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Post It, Floating Ip Gallery, Manchester, UK
Ishtar, Midway Contemporary Art, curated by Bruce Hainley, Minneapolis, MN (catalogue)
The Distance Between My Apartment and The Beach, curated by Nizan Shaked, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

Grey Gardens, Michael Kohn Gallery, curated by Bruce Hainley, Los Angeles, CA

Boomerang: Collectors Curate, Exit Art, curated by Kenneth L. Freed, New York, NY
Selections, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Weak Architecture, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
Mink Jazz, Marc Foxx, curated by Bruce Hainley, Los Angeles, CA

Democracy, Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA