FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of Matt Hill - an artist, photographer, film editor, musician, public speaker, and more – a modern renaissance man. The exhibit will take place at the New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. It will be on display from June 1 through 30. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, June 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Mr. Hill was exposed to art early in life. He observed with great interest his mother’s work in sculpture, art history, and watercolor painting. For over 30 years, his grandparents owned and ran The Ark II, a shop in Flemington, NJ, specializing in wildlife art and custom framing. His interest in photography was born in high school where he became photo editor and photographer for the school paper, taking that passion to Denmark where he lived as an exchange student for a year.
Upon his return to the US, Mr. Hill worked in a photo store while attending college for photography. Today he works with the MAC Group as a marketing communications manager, while always continuing his work as an artist.
Mr. Hill says he particularly loves working in cut paper art. “For me, making cut paper art is purely a voyage of discovery,” he says. “Each time I sit in front of a blank piece of paper, I direct the razor’s edge as it excises my delight, anguish, longing, and humor; I reach for meaning, clarity, or closure. My only purpose is to enjoy the process – and I do, wholeheartedly.”
The artist has held solo exhibitions at Klimat in New York, NY; Coffee Labs in Tarrytown, NY; and the Tasting Lounge and Thumbprint Cellars in Healdsburg, CA. His group exhibitions include the First Annual Fifth Avenue Art and Photo Walk, New York, NY, and House of Scratch (online exhibition).
Photo Caption: “Baron Dreamcatcher” is part of Matt Hill’s exhibit “Intimate Musings” at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, from June 1 through 30.
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