visual arts program

2016 Hallie Ford Fellow

Blair Saxon-Hill


(Left to Right) "Huff (Legs, Peace, Skirt)," 2021. Mixed fabrics, leather, rope, ostrich boa, oil on canvas mounted panel 76 x 53 x 5 in. "History Out of Breath," 2017. Fabrics, sports shirt, wood, fiber-reinforced plaster, hydrocal, foam, gouache, paper, headphones, can, plastic, string, fireplace broom, 68 x 24 x 5 in

Blair Saxon-Hill’s cast of characters are queer, surreal, humorous, gritty and urgent.

The sculptures anticipate their relationship to a staged performance and work to ensure that they are capable of conversing with the daily news in installation. Blair Saxon-Hill studied studio art at Reed College. She has received fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Exhibitions of Saxon-Hill’s work include the 2021 New Museum International Triennial of Contemporary Art, New York, New York; 500 Meter Gallery in Sapporo, Japan; Nino Mier Gallery, JOAN, VENUS Over Los Angeles, and Maccarone LA in Los Angeles, California; and the Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, Oregon. Her work has been reviewed in numerous arts publications including Frieze, Artforum, and LA Weekly.


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