Ryan Hill

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Professor of Art,
Studio Arts Program
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Ryan Hill is an artist and performer born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Hill's early projects were site-specific installations and performances in nonprofit, academic, and museum venues. These ongoing collaborations included working with artist John Fleck (1990-2000) and the group SHRIMPS (1989–2001). His current solo work is represented by Civilian Art Projects in Washington DC and his drawing installations and video projections have been show abroad as part of group shows. Since 1996 Mr. Hill has worked in a variety of contemporary art museums focusing on the role of interpretation, leading workshops at national museums, and presenting at international conferences.


Current Outside Position

Mr. Hill was appointed critic in sculpture at Yale in 2016 where he teaches the graduate seminar "What It's Like to Be a Thing: How the Experience of Objects Influence Their Making."



MFA, California Institute of the Arts
MA in Film & Television - History & Theory, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
BA in Art and History, University of California at Santa Cruz

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Museums