Hilary Norcliffe is a mixed media artist living in Long Beach, California, who specializes in drawing and found object manipulations. She is interested in the extraordinary ordinary.

Hilary Norcliffe

Bio

Hilary Norcliffe was born in England, raised in Canada, and now lives in Long Beach, California where she teaches and practices studio art. She holds a BA in Psychology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and received her MFA in Visual Arts from California State University Long Beach in 2002 in Drawing/Intermedia.

Hilary is interested in art that can be meaningful to both the trained and untrained eye. She also believes that art is much more interesting as a lifestyle, rather than a thing to hang on a wall. Consequently, she finds inspiration in many materials – particularly those found in dumpsters. And she loves to draw.

Education

2002

MFA (Drawing & Painting/Intermedia)
California State University, Long Beach, California.
Outstanding Graduate for the College of the Arts

1993

BA (Psychology – Honours Program)
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
First Class Honours, Dean’s Honour List

1989

Certificat D’Études Pratiques de Langue Française 1er Degré
Département D’Études Étrangers, Université Lumière – Lyon 2, Lyon, France.

Solo Exhibitions

2013

If A Tree Falls, Utopia, Long Beach, California.

2011

Natural Habitat, El Dorado Nature Center, Long Beach, California.

2010

Housing Complex, DDR Projects, Santa Ana and Long Beach, California.

2007

Me and My Girl, Comer-Taylor Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, California.

2004

Alouette, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California.

2001

flit – A Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Design Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, California.

2000

Chance It, Dance It, Installation in lobby of Martha B. Knobel Dance Theatre during Fall 2000 Faculty Dance Concert, California State University, Long Beach, California.

View complete exhibition resume (PDF)