Responding to the vastness of nature as represented by modern science, Julie F Hill employs an expanded approach to photography and image-making, creating sculpture, installation and photographic works that explore conceptions of deep-space and time. 

Julie studied at Central Saint Martins (BA, 2004) and the Royal College of Art (MA, 2006), and was Fellow in Digital Print at the Royal Academy Schools (2017–20). She was recently awarded the Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation as part of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Royal Museums Greenwich (2020) with her work being exhibited at The National Maritime Museum (2020–21), Jodrell Banks (2021) and Fox Talbot Museum (2021–22). She was the recent recipient of an Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practice grant for her project Through Machine & Darkness, which has been looking at the use of AI and machine learning in examining astronomical datasets (2019–21). Her solo and duo exhibitions include The AI Gallery, National Gallery X, National Gallery, London, UK (2021–); Uncertain Ruins, commissioned by Camden Council for Swiss Cottage Gallery (2019–2020), The Space Out of Time, Terminal Creek Contemporary/Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, CA (2019); Of Stars and Chasms, ArthousSE1, London (2019); Deserts on the moons of other planets, Passengers, London, UK (2017); Mirror Darkness, Lumen Studios, London, UK (2017) and A Rake’s Progress, Dimensions Variable, Miami, USA (2012). Her group shows at In Search of Darkness, Grizedale Sculpture (2018); LCN/SPACE Art & Technology, London (2018); Pokey Hat, VERBureau at Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow, UK (2016); Crying Out Loud, Guest Projects, London, UK (2012); Single-Shot, Tate Britain, London, UK & touring (2007). Residencies include Land Art Agency’s Sustainable Futures: Outer Space online residency (2021), Lumen, Atina, Italy (2016) and London (2018); The Florence Trust, London, UK (2013–14).

She has been awarded funding for her artistic and curatorial projects including Passengers (2016–), a continuing site-specific exhibition series which looks at the social, historical and material contexts of various sites and architectures, as well as Cartographies of Life & Death, curated for Artakt and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Wellcome Trust/Arts Council, 2012–13).

© Julie F Hill, 2021