About

Siris Hill's disruptive, daring, nouveau-renaissance works are the embodiment of marginalisation in modern Britain.

 

His artworks aim to create an aesthetic understanding of the experiences of mental health and social disenfranchisement for audiences of all backgrounds. Using painstaking digital recreation of 17th-century oilwork techniques, he resituates and humanises the passive subjects of the Dutch masters into a personal political context.

Brutally compassionate, Hill utilises his personal experience with PTSD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and homelessness, to create works that betray the inner states behind many social masks. By using the universal vocabulary of gender, costume, nakedness, speech and mortality, Hill hones into the ever-known sense of self imposter. Reminiscent of Bobby Baker, he moves beyond art as a personal catharsis into the realm of authentic interpersonal connections.

His overarching goals as an artist are to create an understanding of the experiences of the mentally ill and powerless, by working within the art world and without. Combining cutting-edge technical innovation with the visual language of valued museum art, he fosters an aesthetic understanding of the bridges between historical and modern human experience.

  • CV

    • Exhibitions:

      2019 Solo Show: The Weight of Silence - Fairhurst Gallery

      2019 The Art & Antiques Fair - Olympia London

      2019 Moniker Art Fair - Broadway, New York

      2018 Art of the Mind - Rethink Mental Illness The Forum, Norwich

      2018 Oppression: The Artist’s Speak - St James’ Court, Norwich

      2017 Absence - Nunn's Yard - Norwich

    • Media Coverage: 

      2019 BBC Look East

      2019 Moniker Art Fair Film

      2019 Moniker Art Fair Press Release

      2019 EDP Article, Print and Web

      2018 ITV Anglia

       
    • Education & Curation:

      2016 - 2018 BA Fine Art - Norwich University of the Arts

      2014 - 2016 BA Games Art and Design - Norwich University of the Arts

       

      2018 Art of the Mind - Rethink Mental Illness The Forum, Norwich

      2017 Absence - Nunn's Yard - Norwich

  • My History

    • 2010-2013 Scribbling these faces is where it all began. As a teenager, I was homeless and struggling with violent panic...

      2010-2013

      Scribbling these faces is where it all began.

      As a teenager, I was homeless and struggling with violent panic attacks. 

      Out of desperation one day I grabbed a pen and began scribbling frantically. 
      Drawing and mark-making became a daily practice and gave me enough control to begin putting my life back together.

    • 2013 I'd saved enough to afford a deposit for a little room in a run-down shared house. At the time...

      2013

      I'd saved enough to afford a deposit for a little room in a run-down shared house. At the time I'd create my works in a spare room that was full of junk. Putting sheets down and pushing everything to the sides of the room.

      I was using art as a tool for my own therapy, studying the techniques of the Masters striving to be worthy as one of their students, having a creative outlet meant I was less stressed and able to tackle other problems in my life, by the end of 2013 I had made the decision to go to university.

    • 2016 Still in my little room, I was making my own work now having spent years making master studies Iw...

      2016

      Still in my little room, I was making my own work now having spent years making master studies Iw as now creating works that visually described my experiences with mental health. I'd started sharing my works online and opening up about my mental health. The community I built online encouraged me to continue sharing my works and I began to use art to tackle mental health stigma. I knew by the time I graduated from university that I wanted to use art to make a difference and give a voice to those that feel unheard and forgotten.

       

       

    • 2020 Fairhurst Gallery Ending 2019 and beginning with my first solo show. My works are now in private collections of...

      2020 Fairhurst Gallery

      Ending 2019 and beginning with my first solo show.

      My works are now in private collections of renowned actors,

      art historians and collectors. 

    • New York, Broadway May 2019 I was invited to be a part of the Moniker Art Fair in New York....

      New York, Broadway May 2019

      I was invited to be a part of the Moniker Art Fair in New York. This was my first public exhibition

      and the first time I had travelled outside of my city for over ten years due to my mental health.

      Getting to New York was a huge personal milestone for me let alone a kick start for my career as an artist. 

    • London, August 2019 Giving my first public talk at Fluxx Creative Agency in London. I discussed my history with mental...

      London, August 2019

      Giving my first public talk at Fluxx Creative Agency in London.
      I discussed my history with mental health, using art to help myself and the process of my digital painting techniques. 

    • New York, Broadway May 2019 Q&A With Tina Ziegler Director of Moniker Art Fair.

      New York, Broadway May 2019

      Q&A With Tina Ziegler Director of Moniker Art Fair.

       

    • London, 2019 I was invited down to the Microsoft Flagship store by Senior Manager, John Carter. We discussed their goals...

      London, 2019

      I was invited down to the Microsoft Flagship store by Senior Manager, John Carter.

      We discussed their goals to help the mental health community and how my involvement may be beneficial. 
      This is an ongoing relationship we are forming and I hope to develop something significant and lasting with them. 

    • 2018 A fresh start and a new setup. Working on a new collection and preparing for an upcoming show.

      2018

      A fresh start and a new setup. Working on a new collection and preparing for an upcoming show.

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