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Joseph Hillier

Cornwall in 1974

A rural village near Newcastle in the UK, where he has purpose built a studio

Studied at Falmouth College of Art, then at Newcastle University. In 2001 he won a scholarship at Tulane University in New Orleans where he completed an Master of Fine Arts.

Joseph began his career with a research post at Newcastle University, whilst making a series of exhibitions in the UK. He went on to teach at Tulane University on the BA. Whilst there, he made the group of works ‘Being Human’ which were bought by a single corporate collection.
He has since balanced his permanent publicly sited works with a strong exhibiting career

Received the ‘Year of the Artist Award’ in 2000 from the Arts Council of England.
Elected associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2004
In 2013 he was selected as a finalist in the national sculpture prize, at Broomhill, and for the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Steel, Stainless Steel, Stone, Silver, Bronze

Figurative, Stones

First solo show in London at APT Gallery in 2005.
In 2006 the Scotsman identified the work, Dumb, shown with Workplace Gallery as a high point of the Glasgow international
Solo exhibition with the Contemporary Art Society at the Economist Plaza, London in 2007
Solo exhibition, “it’s not true, but it might be beautiful”, in early 2012, at the Myles Meehan Gallery, Darlington.

Joseph currently has seventeen large-scale permanent installations nationally and internationally. The largest of these, In Our Image (2009), stands at 16.7m tall in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham and has received considerable international press interest.

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