Only a few years ago, Hardy Hill identified as a theologian. The artist—who is as lithe and mysterious as the figures who populate his dry and withholding copper intaglio etchings—studied printmaking as an undergraduate at RISD before pivoting to religious studies after his first encounters with the art world’s commodified underbelly. “Art seemed to no longer make sense as a form,” he remembers.
Here’s Why Hardy Hill Compares His Printmaking Practice to Committing a Crime
The artist is preparing for a busy year ahead with upcoming shows at 15 Orient, N/A, and Cassius&Co. Here, he charts his journey from theologian to emerging creative.