Sam Hill is a Filipino-American artist focused on telling the stories of his ancestors and healing the trauma passed down through his family as a result of colonization, emigration, and violence. He currently attends Wesleyan University, studying both Studio Art and Poetry. He has trained under Professor Keiji Shinohara, learning techniques of traditional, water-based woodblock printing. This year, Sam has focused on monotypes using both woodblocks and plexiglass plates. By moving away from strictly representative pieces to more abstract explorations of texture and color, he navigates the fragmented, abstract nature of his childhood memories and the mythological uncertainty of his family’s past. Utilizing a mix of techniques has become a way to more accurately depict the ever-shifting emotional landscape of his family’s experiences.
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Resident in Can Serrat from 28/08 – 28/09/2019