Julie F Hill (lives and works in London) is a British artist who employs an expanded approach to photography and image-making, creating sculptural installations that explore conceptions of deep-space and cosmological time. The astronomical image is shaped into formations that resemble uncanny meteorological or geological phenomena, creating immensities that we can walk amongst, and enter into.
Enigmatic and illusory materials such as smoke or mirror act as conduits or portals, inviting us to cross a threshold to experience the unknowable. Through such environments, she questions scientific images and the technologies used to construct them.
She studied at Central Saint Martins (BA, 2004) and the Royal College of Art (MA, 2006), and is currently a Fellow in digital print at the Royal Academy Schools (2017–). Her solo and duo exhibitions include The Space Out of Time, Terminal Creek Contemporary/Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, CA (2019); Of Stars and Chasms, ArthousSE1, London (2019); Deserts on the moons of other planets, Passen-gers, London, UK (2017) as well as group shows at In Search of Darkness, Grizedale Sculpture (2018); LCN/SPACE Art & Technology, London (2018); Pokey Hat, VERBureau at Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow, UK (2016); and Single-Shot, Tate Britain, London, UK (2007). She has been awarded funding for her artistic and curatorial projects including Through Machine & Darkness (Arts Council, DYCP, 2019), which is looking at use of AI in examining astronomical datasets.
Julie Hill’s participation to Default19 is supported by New Art Exchange, Nottingham.