Georgie Hill’s paintings bridge the atmospheric and psychedelic, imaging and collating an array of loosely repetitive abstract pattern-like forms, each of which flow, dance and radiate from centre to edge. The work combines gestural mark making in paint with hard geometries of collage elements, and the artist’s incised line work that divides the work surface. Prismatic, aura-like, they recall optical phenomena and effects as well as other things observable in nature, albeit things abstruse and otherworldly.
Georgie studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, graduating with a BFA in 2001. She has received several awards and residencies including the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award, the C Art Trust Award and the Youkobo Art Space residency in Tokyo. Her work is held in the collections of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the University of Auckland and The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Key exhibitions include Feint at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, 2014 and the Beijing Contemporary Art Fair, 2019. She is represented by Sumer Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.