Amanda Hill The Colors of Newburyport

ON EXHIBIT: June 18, 2019 –July 14, 2019

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: July 13, 2019 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Winner of the Firehouse’s first annual mural contest, Amanda Hill’s interpretation of the theme “The Colors of Newburyport” is a bold and graphic representation of the iconic landmarks that make downtown Newburyport unique.

About the Artist:
Amanda Hill is an artist living and working in the Greater Boston Area. She received a BA in Studio Art
and Philosophy from Smith College. She also holds an MS in Nonprofit Management from The New School.
Amanda is focused on increasing the awareness and the accessibility of the arts. She advocates for the
support of creative expression at large and takes a special interest in a community’s ability to make and
experience art. Some of her accomplishments include: painting murals across the East Coast, designing
and building a 300 square-foot performance art space, and developing and producing various art festivals
across Massachusetts—including an annual Mural Festival in Lynn, MA.
In January of 2019, Amanda was awarded the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s Emerging Studio Artist
Fellowship. Amanda has also been awarded grants to complete her artwork from the Amherst Arts
Council, the Pelham Arts Council, and the Northampton Arts Council.
The work Amanda Hill creates is rooted in the deep exploration of objects—some of her subjects include
car parts, animals, and figures. Hill often simplifies the background of her work in order to elevate the
status of her subject matter, heightening what many considered to be commonplace. Her paintings also
demonstrate an interest in color theory, color relationships, and structure.

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