William T. Hillman   [American, b. 1954]

 

Trained as a painter and academic, William T. Hillman studied landscape painting at the Lacoste School of the Arts in France and portraiture and anatomy at the Art Students League in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Visual Arts from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University. A continuing interest in Mythology, influenced by the work of Joseph Campbell, has been a driving force behind much of his expression. His experience painting landscapes en plein air and working from life with the figure established a foundation upon which his figurative and abstract photographic and painterly work has been grounded. Throughout his career he has worked in many media, creating drawings, paintings, and digital and analog photographic images.

 

Collections:

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

 

Exhibitions:

2013        TEMP Art Space, New York, NY “(in)complete”

2011        New York, NY “Loft in the Red Zone,”

2011        KiptonART Gallery, New York, NY “Spring Has Sprung”

2010        The Seven Seas Gallery, Nantucket, MA “Passages”

2010        KiptonART Gallery, New York, NY “My Secret Garden”

2010        McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space, New York, NY “The Garden”

2010        SCAD Gallery Trois, Atlanta, GA “Entwined, Hillman + Chavez”

2009        Fashion District Arts Festival, New York, NY “Gallery 8”

2009        McNeil Art Group, Bridgehampton, NY “Art Hamptons, Summer Soiree”

2009        Museo de Bellas Artes, 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba “Chelsea Meets Havana”

2008        Affirmation Arts, New York, NY “Hillman + Chavez”

2008        Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI “Richard Grosvenor: Newport’s Muse and Mentor”

2008        Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY “East West Dialogues: Mysticism, Satire
                and the Legendary Past”

2007        Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY "Photography: Poetic Visions"

2006        Allen Gallery, Memphis, TN "American Exposure"

2006        Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY "Black & White, Old & New"

2006        Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY "The Nude Exposed"

2006        Seth Jason Beitler Fine Arts, Miami, FL “Abstract Photography”

2005        Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, NY “William T. Hillman, Partners: Painting and Photography”

2004        Charles Street Gallery, New York, NY  “Turtle Soup”

2004        Phthalo Gallery, Miami, FL “Andy Warhol, William T. Hillman and Gallery Selections”

1999        Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Giverny”

1998        Barry Friedman Ltd., New York “The Garden and Earlier Photographic Work”

1998        Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA “The Garden”

1998        Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, “The Garden”

1997        Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA “On Paper”

1996        ACA Galleries, New York, NY “Spirit Witness”

1996        Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA “American Masters of Photography”

1995        Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA “In Reverence”

1980        Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA “Pentiments”

1977        Elephant Walk Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA “Inside Out”

 

Art Fairs:

2012        CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami, FL

2012        SCOPE Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2011        Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008        tina b. The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

2007        Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL

2005        Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2005        Works on Paper, New York, New York

2004        Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2000        Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

1998        Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

1998        AIPAD, New York, NY

1986        Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

1984        Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Curatorial Projects:

2013        Yours Truly: Privately Collected Photographs, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2012        Jeffrey Maron: Devotion, Affirmation Arts, New York, NY

2012        Warhol Confections and Confessions, 8x10 black and white photographs from the Andy Warhol Museum
                Pittsburgh, Affirmation Arts, New York, NY

2011        Meghan Boody: The Lighthouse Project II, Visitation, Affirmation Arts, New York, NY

 

Education:

1984        Columbia University, New York (MBA)

1980        Princeton University, New Jersey (BA Art History/Visual Arts)

1976-77  The Art Student’s League, New York

1975        Lacoste School of the Arts, France