Artist Talk: DAVID HILLIARD
October 6, 2011
Photographer David Hilliard speaks on his work. Hilliard creates large scale multipaneled color photographs, often based on his life or the lives of people around him. His panoramas direct the viewer's gaze across the image surface allowing narrative, time and space to unfold. Hilliard received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1992 and MFA from Yale University in 1994. He worked for many years as an assistant professor at Yale University where he also directed the undergraduate photo department. He has also taught at Harvard and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He is currently an assistant professor in Boston at the Massachusetts College of Art. Hilliard spent the spring of 2010 at Dartmouth College as their artist in residence. He exhibits his photographs both nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards such as the Fulbright and Guggenheim. His photographs can be found in many important collections including the Whitney Museum of American art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Philadelphia Musem of Art. His work is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston, Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, the Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica and in Paris at La Galerie Particuliere. In 2005 a collection of his photographs was published in a monograph by Aperture Press.