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Trey Hill, Associate Professor

Ceramics, Sculpture & 3D Foundations

email: trey.hill@umontana.edu
office: Art Annex 128
website: treyhillwork.com/home.html

Statement

My work springs from the lure of attraction, seduction, sensuality, beauty, and grace. I am fascinated not only by the sensuality of the human form, but also the exploration of the prosaic. I aim to seduce the senses while exploring the fragile boundaries that weave human sexuality, strength, power, emotion, and vulnerability into one cohesive identity.

Teaching Philosophy

In the studio one of my main goals as a teacher is to push the student’s ideas and abilities beyond what they think they can achieve with clay. I feel strongly about giving students as much information as they can absorb through lectures, demos and critiques. With hard work, passion, and conviction, the students are able to find their own voice with the material and their own place as a contemporary artist.

Education

M.F.A. San Jose State University, San Jose CA, 2002, Concentration in Ceramics
B.F.A. Bowling Green State University, OH, 1999, Concentration in Ceramics; Minors - Sculpture & Glass