Blair Saxon-Hill was born in Eugene, OR, and studied studio art at Reed College. She has lived and worked in Portland, OR, for over 15 years. Her figurative assemblages are pedestrian and raw, turning the viewer to a visceral material world of paint and matter to register current cultural and political realities. In 2016, Blair Saxon-Hill was awarded fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Hallie Ford Foundation. Her work has recently been exhibited at the 500 Meter Museum in Sapporo, Japan; JOAN in Los Angeles, CA; VENUS Over Los Angeles, Maccarone, LA; the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR; and Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been reviewed in numerous arts publications and her two recent solo exhibitions received Artforum Critics’ Picks. Saxon-Hill's solo exhibition of new work is currently on view at the Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (December 2018).
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2018
As an artist, I act as a researcher, a wanderer, a hunter, an irreverent butcher, a matchmaker, a gambler, and a psychic. I respond to this remarkable world by collecting from its deep pools of value and disregard, with the aim of sincerely reformulating the bizarre, subtle, elegant, broken, and in love to focus on the humanity of our time in this grotesque political climate.”