Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill

 

Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill (b. 1979) is a Cree and Metis artist who lives and works on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Hill’s sculptural practice explores the history of materials to enquire into concepts of land, property and economy. Most recently, her work has shown at the Polygon Gallery and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (Vancouver); the Alberta Art Gallery (Edmonton); SBC galerie d’art contemporain (Montreal) and STRIDE gallery (Calgary).

News

forthcoming solo exhibition, MoMA (NY) 2020

forthcoming solo exhibition,Kenderdine Art Gallery 2020

forthcoming solo exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery 2021

Exhibitions

Apparitions (2018)

Money (2019)

Residue (2019)

Writing & Press

C Magazine

Eviction Monument, 2017, granite, foam, concrete, wire, 113 x 51.1 x 63.2cm

Waste Lands, installation view, Sunset Terrace (Vancouver)

Idle Sun Chair, 2017, mixed media, 106.7 x 76.2 x 74.3cm

Bundle #1, 2014, blanket, paint, rope, tobacco, 309.6 x 154.1 x 154.1cm

Carpet for a Sharp Fence, 2016, plastic pipe, metal, wood, carpet, 117.5 x 127 x 22.9cm

Money, installation view Unit 17 2019

Exchange, 2019, pantyhose, tobacco, cigarettes, thread, tobacco flowers,

aluminum can tabs, spider charm, found metal hair clip, 43.9 x 51.3 x 79.7cm

Exchange, 2019 (detail)

Exchange, 2019 (detail)

Kiss, 2019, pantyhose, thread, tobacco, dandelions, wildflowers, aluminum can tabs,

happy tree charm, found brooch, hair tie, bunny fur, 45.7 x 50.8 x 81.3cm

Kiss, 2019

Money, installation view Unit 17 2019

Money, installation view Unit 17 2019

Disintegration, 2019, Virginia tobacco, Perique tobacco, seed pods, thread, wood, found pole, 109.17 x 46.41cm

Disintegration, 2019 (detail)

Dispersal, 2019, Virginia tobacco, Perique tobacco, thread, seed pods,

support stocking, wood, found pole, 109.2 x 46.4cm

Dispersal, 2019 (detail)

Cousin, 2019, pantyhose, tobacco, thistle, spider charm, dandelion, thread, 15.2 x 10.2 x 17.9cm

Purse, 2019, pantyhose, tobacco, dandelion, dollar store locket, bluebell, tobacco seeds,

seed pod, horseshoe charm, thread, 15.2 x 12.7 x 12.7cm

Purse, 2019

Money, installation view Unit 17 2019

Offer, 2019, pantyhose, tobacco, beer can tab, wildflower, cigarette, thread, 10.2 x 19 x 11.4cm

Offer, 2019

Trade, 2019, pantyhose, tobacco, beer can tab, wildflower, thread, 12.7 x 19 x 17.9cm

Trade, 2019

Gift, 2019, pantyhose, tobacco, fabric flower, wildflower, tinfoil, safety pin, thread, 15.2 x 16.5 x 15.2cm

Gift, 2019

Sonshine, 2019 (detail) pantyhose, tobacco, beer can tabs, dandelion, thread, 17.8 x 17.8 x 17.8cm

Mint, 2019, pantyhose, beer can tabs, tobacco, bunny fur, thread, 14 x 17.9 x 24.1cm

Mint, 2019

New Growth, 2019, fresh tobacco leaves, aluminum can tabs, dimensions variable

New Growth, 2019 (detail)

Braided Grass, 2013 inkjet print, 61 x 91cm, edition of 3 + 2AP

Monument to Piazza Italia, 2014 inkjet print, 61 x 110cm, edition of 3 + 2AP

Desperate Living, for E.S., 2018, denim curtains, artist’s and friends’ hair, cigarettes, beer can tabs collected from friends, metal studs, spider pendant, dandelions, thistles, various wildflowers, candle wax, thread, metal buttons,

165.1 x 106.6 x 60cm

Desperate Living, for E.S., 2018 (detail)

Desperate Living, for E.S., 2018 (detail)

Desperate Living, for E.S., 2018 (detail)

Spell #1, 2018, paper, crisco oil, oil paint, tobacco flowers, snake pendant, beer can tab, magazine cutouts

6.7 x 16.5 cm (unframed)

Spell #1, 2018 (detail)

Coke and a Smoke, 2016, ceramic, florescent bulbs, acetate, wire, electrical tape, dimensions variable

Coke and a Smoke, 2016

Coke and a Smoke, 2016 (detail)

Coke and a Smoke, 2016 (detail)

Coke and a Smoke, 2016 (detail)

Coke and a Smoke, 2016 (detail)

Coke and a Smoke, 2016 (detail)

Waste Lands, installation view, Sunset Terrace (Vancouver)

Waste Lands, installation view, Sunset Terrace (Vancouver)

Kiss, 2019

Sonshine, 2019

Sonshine, 2019

Wood Land School: Kahatenhstánion tsi na’tetiatere ne Iotohrkó:wa tánon Iotohrha, group exhibition installation view, 

SBC galerie d’art contemporain (Montreal)

Orinoco Note, 2016, thread, Virginia tobacco, 197 x 84cm (left)

Wood Land School: Kahatenhstánion tsi na’tetiatere ne Iotohrkó:wa tánon Iotohrha, group exhibition installation view, 

SBC galerie d’art contemporain (Montreal)

Orinoco Note, 2016, thread, Virginia tobacco, 197 x 84cm (left)

N. Vancouver, group exhibition installation view, Polygon Gallery (North Vancouver)

Be Long, from Four Effigies For the End of Property, 2017
mixed media (de-accessioned artefacts from the North Vancouver Museum and Archives), dimensions variable

Be Long, from Four Effigies For the End of Property, 2017 (detail)

The Highest and Best Use, from Four Effigies For the End of Property, 2017

mixed media (de-accessioned artefacts from the North Vancouver Museum and Archives), 181.6 x 81.3 x 40.6cm

Improve, from Four Effigies For the End of Property, 2017

mixed media (de-accessioned artefacts from the North Vancouver Museum and Archives), 91.4 x 73.7 x 40.6cm

Preempt, from Four Effigies For the End of Property, 2017

mixed media (de-accessioned artefacts from the North Vancouver Museum and Archives), 50.3 x 40.9 x 36.7cm