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Born in Mobile, Alabama, Hill received his B.F.A. from the University of South Alabama, in painting and drawing. Originally majoring in music, then philosophy, Hill decided to major in art immediately after his first drawing class. Following his undergraduate degree, he attended the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, accepting a graduate teaching assistantship, and earned his M.F.A. Corpus Christi became his home in 2000. Since then, Hill has worked as a substitute teacher, museum preparator, and in 2011 became an adjunct professor at Del Mar Community College. For a period of time, he abandoned artmaking. Slowly, Hill has worked to reconnect to those impulses and models his paintings from small constructions or tableaus that he builds. Currently, Hill works as an Assistant Professor of Art at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Teaching is his calling. Serving his students brings him satisfaction second only to his artistic practice.

Biography: David Hill