CEDAR CITY — Trey Hill, professional sculptor and associate professor at the University of Montana, will speak on ‘Finding Your Edge’ Thursday at 7 p.m. as part of the Southern Utah University “Art Insights” series. Hill will be discussing his processes and techniques and the content that influences his work. The discussion is free to attend and will take place in the Southern Utah Museum of Art on the university campus.
As a teacher of both ceramics and sculpture, Hill employs human anatomy and other recognizable images to create pieces that reflect the complexity of human experience. His work hints at the fragile beauty of the exterior that hides emotions and the strength that lies beneath the surface.
When asked about his new body of work, Hill said, “[It] springs from the lure of attraction, seduction, sensuality, beauty and grace. I pull forth emotions that are at once beautiful and raucous, yet elemental and essential, all the while exploring human hesitancies. I aim to seduce the senses while exploring the fragile boundaries that weave human sexuality, strength, power, emotion, and vulnerability into one cohesive identity.”
Hill received his BFA from Bowling Green State University in 1999 and an MFA from San Jose State University in 2002. His work has been shown in galleries and museums both internationally and throughout the United States.
Hill’s artist residencies allowed him to travel and have creative experiences in places such as The International Studio in Jingdezhen, China, and the Rojal Art Laboratory in Roja, Latvia.
Art Insights is hosted during the fall and spring semesters by Southern Utah University’s Art & Design Department faculty. Students and community members meet to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights.
About Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts
According to a press release from Southern Utah University, the College of Performing and Visual Arts is composed of nationally accredited departments of art and design, music, theatre arts and dance, as well as graduate programs in arts administration and music and a center for Shakespeare studies.
More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College of Performing and Visual Arts. Over 1,100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The college presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations and exhibitions each year. Affiliate organizations include the Southern Utah Museum of Art, Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company. For more information, go to the College of Performing and Visual Arts website.
- What: “Finding your Edge” presented by Trey Hill.
- When: Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
- Where: Southern Utah Museum of Art, 13 S. 300 West, Cedar City.
- Admission: Free to the public.
- Resources: Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts