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Born 1985, Tarrytown, NY. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Justine Hill’s work explores the boundaries of abstract painting with her unique approach to form and mark making. She styles her paintings on shaped wood panels wrapped in canvas. Hill began to work with this process in 2015 when she was questioning the circumscribed boundary of the single rectangle for a painting. The way Hill chooses to arrange the pieces, how the shapes relate to one another, and the negative spaces within and around them, are all essential to the work.

Hill received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the College of the Holy Cross. Hill’s most recent solo exhibitions were Touch at Denny Dimin Gallery (2020) and Pull at MAKI Gallery in Tokyo (2020). Hill’s other recent exhibitions include Fanfare at Fordham University’s Ildiko Butler Gallery (2020), Bookends at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver (2019), and Backdrops at Art-in-Buildings in New York (2019). In 2019, she collaborated on a ballet duet titled Shapeshifters with choreographer Michelle Thompson Ulerich as part of Counterpointe7 organized by Norte Maar in Brooklyn. Her work is in significant collections including The Davis Museum (Wellesley, MA) and The Columbus Metropolitan Library (Columbus, OH), among others. Her work has been reviewed or featured in The New York Times, Art in America, Hyperallergic, New York Magazine, and The Art Newspaper.


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Fringe
07.08.2021 - 08.20.2021
Touch
09.10.2020 - 10.31.2020
Freestanding
03.29.2018 - 05.06.2018
They Just Behave Differently
05.19.2016 - 06.30.2016
Metamodern
07.16.2015 - 08.29.2015

Virtual Exhibitions:

Justine Hill
October 16, 2020 Press

Justine Hill Reviewed in The New York Times

Justine Hill makes more with less in her multipart abstract paintings; Kevin Beasley mixes the political with the personal in “Reunion.”

Read on The New York Times.


October 07, 2020 Events

Justine Hill In Conversation with Dana Rodriguez

Join Justine Hill and art historian and catalog essay writer, Dana Rodriguez as they discuss Hill’s current exhibition “Touch.” Wednesday, October 14th, 6-7pm EDT.


September 23, 2020 Events

Extended Hours for Tribeca Gallery Night

Please join us for extended evening viewing hours of Touch, an exhibition of new paintings by Justine Hill, as we open our doors alongside our neighbors for Tribeca Gallery Night.  An interactive map of the participating galleries can be viewed at this link.


September 23, 2020 Press

Justine Hill: Touch in Artnet News

Justine Hill’s New Show of Sculptural Paintings Is a Timely Homage to the Importance of Touch

Read on Artnet News.

June 25, 2020 Events

Video of Justine Hill @Cultured_Mag

Cultured Magazine invited Justine Hill to shoot a virtual studio visit of her new studio to preview work for her upcoming exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York this fall.


June 28, 2018 Events, Outside Exhibitions

Justine Hill Exhibiting in “Techno Abstractions” Presented by Latchkey Gallery

Read on The Core Club. Featuring the work of Devra Freelander, Eliot Greenwald, Grant Stoops, Justine Hill & Norma Markley, Techno Abstractions brings together five artists to create a visual vibration of saturated color and gesture. Bridging a multitude of complex surfaces, this exhibition unlocks a collision of color and untamed visual indulgence. The exhibit is curated by Natalie Kates and Amanda Uribe of Latch Key Gallery. Exhibiting June 1 – August 31, 2018 at CORE: in New York, NY.


June 20, 2018 Artists, Press

Justine Hill: Freestanding Reviewed in Art and America

Justine Hill at Denny Gallery By: Elizabeth Buhe June/July Issue Art in America Read on Art in America For the eight paintings on view in “Freestanding,” Justine Hill tempered the sense of levity conveyed by her scribbly mark-making, cartoony motifs, and cheerful colors (periwinkle blues, apricot oranges, royal purples) with a measured consideration of form and composition. Tensions between foreground and background animate the paintings, which continue a style of work she began pursuing in 2015. Each painting is a…Read More


March 13, 2018 Events

Davis Museum at Wellesley College Acquires Work By Amanda Valdez and Justine Hill

Davis Museum at Wellesley College Acquires Work By Amanda Valdez and Justine Hill at NADA New York, 2018. Acquisition posted in The Art Newspaper on March 9, 2018. “…International Women’s Day was observed when the Davis Museum of Art at Wellesley, one of the first colleges for women in the US, acquired two works from New York’s Denny Gallery, Drunkard’s Path, an embroidered and quilted piece by Amanda Valdez, and a new four-panel painting by Justine Hill called Figure, Ground,…Read More


March 01, 2018 Artists

Justine Hill: Freestanding in artnet

From a Cy Twombly Celebration to Imaginary Cowboys: 39 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York This March It’s time to hit the gallery circuit. Sarah Cascone & Caroline Goldstein, March 1, 2018 Read on artnet. The editors at artnet News searched New York City high and low for the most exciting, bizarre, and thought-provoking gallery exhibitions this March. 39. “Justine Hill: Freestanding” at Denny Gallery Justine Hill presents the second exhibition of her “Cutouts” series, unusual multi-panel works made by…Read More


December 08, 2017 Press

Justine Hill Quoted on Elizabeth Murray in The Art Newspaper

Pace Gallery remembers Elizabeth Murray with show of her 1980s work The late painter’s shaped canvases, including some museum loans, are the subject of a survey in New York Pac Pobric | 2nd November 2017 Read on The Art Newspaper The late American painter Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007), whose shaped paintings are rarely what they seem, is the subject of a new exhibition at Pace Gallery in New York. The survey of her work from the 1980s includes loans from US…Read More


December 08, 2017 Press

Justine Hill mentioned as an influencee of Elizabeth Murray in Hyperallergic

How Graffiti Influenced Elizabeth Murray Given some historical context, the impact graffiti had on the paintings Murray made during the 1980s is plain to see. By: Jason Andrew Posted on: October 25, 2017 Read on Hyperallergic The 1980’s were a bodacious, hellacious, and most radical decade. Mötley Crüe got it right titling the era (and their greatest hits compilation album) the, “Decade of Decadence!” Intertwined with the rise of hip hop culture and a myriad international styles riffing off the energy…Read More


October 14, 2017 Gallery Meets World

Gallery Meets World No. 2: Nathaniel Brooks of Brooks Limited

Some of our clients are seasoned collectors, and some are just starting out, and we often rely on Denny Gallery to bring us artists who extend our vision from concept to reality. Their fresh and current perspective brings an excitement to the design process.


December 03, 2016 Press

Justine Hill in Artspace’s “10 of the Best New Artists at the Untitled Art Fair”

“10 of the Best New Artists at the Untitled Art Fair” By Andrew M. Goldstein  NOV. 30, 2016 Rippled by the ocean wind, the tent of the Untitled Art Fair is packed to the gills with artworks by up-and-coming artists, many of whom are just starting to get a toehold on success—and some of whom seem primed to become sensations. Here are 10 artists that collectors should get to know, fast. … JUSTINE HILL Denny Gallery – New York $3,500-14,000 Inspired by…Read More


November 30, 2016 Art Fairs, Press

Artsy’s “13 Best Booths at UNTITLED, Miami Beach”

“The 13 Best Booths at UNTITLED, Miami Beach” ARTSY EDITORIAL | BY MOLLY GOTTSCHALK | NOV 30TH, 2016 3:08 PM The fifth edition of UNTITLED, Miami Beach opened Tuesday, returning to its enviable spot on the shoreline of South Beach. The fair, which launches its inaugural San Francisco edition in January, is a perennial favorite among the satellites for its tight curation—and this edition, featuring 129 galleries from 20 countries, is perhaps its strongest yet. Below, we bring you 13 standout presentations, from a…Read More


July 08, 2016 Press

Review of “The City & The City” by Emily Colucci for Art F City

“A Door-Shattering Breakthrough at Denny Gallery’s Pop-Up ‘The City & The City’” by Emily Colucci, July 8, 2016 Read on Art F City Nothing underscores the fraught tensions of gentrification quite like the deafening sound of a large glass door shattering behind you. Moments after I entered Denny Gallery’s East Broadway pop-up space this Wednesday, the gallery’s door splintered with a bang and a startling crack. Fragmenting into a wall of tiny shards, the broken door trapped the gallerists and…Read More


June 03, 2016 Press

Artsy includes Justine Hill in “15 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This June”

Read on on Artsy “15 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This June” Artsy Editorial by Casey Lesser, June 2, 2016 The young Brooklyn-based artist presents a new group of paintings made from sheets of plywood that she cuts into organic shapes and covers in canvas, from an ongoing series she’s dubbed “cut outs.” Hill’s approach to painting—layering lines, shapes, and swathes of color—is informed by traditions of collage as well as digital artmaking tools. Her works,…Read More


May 18, 2016 Press

Justine Hill in New York Magazine

Read on New York Magazine To Do: May 18–June 1, 2016 Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read. Art 24. See They Just Behave Differently Justine Hill’s colorful world. Justine Hill’s Stella-esque works — animated, irregularly shaped canvases of sidewalk-chalk-colored shapes — actually comprise several panels carefully puzzled together. They’re human-scale works you can live with, given the perfect stage at this intimate gallery. Denny Gallery, through June 30.  


May 14, 2016 Press

Justine Hill interviewed on Two Coats of Paint

Read on Two Coats of Paint. Interview: Justine Hill in Bushwick By: Sharon Butler, May 13, 2016 I first saw Justine Hill’s paintings in “Metamodern,” a 2015 group show at Denny Gallery that explored the contemporary fusion of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Primitivism. Her shaped canvases seem to jump off the wall with their unexpected amalgamation of Modern abstraction, postmodern humor, and the uninhibited brio of old-school graffiti taggers. In a recent studio visit, Hill shared work that she’s making for her forthcoming…Read More


August 27, 2015 Press

Metamodern reviewed in Hyperallergic

Read on Hyperallergic Going Meta: Art after the Death of Art by Thomas Micchelli, August 22, 2015 Terminology is slippery, and using it as the premise for an exhibition can be slipperier still (witness the Museum of Modern Art’s recent stumble with “atemporality” in The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World). But the concept underlying Metamodern, a group show at Denny Gallery on the Lower East Side, actually holds the potential to enrich an already strong array of works…Read More


Justine Hill
Cultured Magazine
2020
Justine Hill’s collaboration with Michelle Thompson Ulerich
Shapeshifters (excerpts)
2019
Justine Hill
Hold the Capstone: Process
2019
Justine Hill
Hold the Capstone: Paint & Collage
2019
Justine Hill
Hold the Capstone: Limitations
2019

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