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


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.



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


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


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

Solo Exhibitions


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)