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Aaron Li-Hill

Canadian, born 1986

Aaron Li-Hill with LBJ Resident Miss Mary. Photo: Jeff Mace for Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Aaron Li-Hill is a Canadian visual artist currently based between London and New York, who employs painting, illustration, stenciling, and sculptural elements in his art. With a background in graffiti and mural painting and a degree in fine arts, he works in a range from smaller multiples to enormous murals that explore industrialization, scientific breakthrough, “man versus nature,” and information saturation. To create these complex images, Li-Hill draws from his mixed Chinese American cultural background and blurs the lines between disparate methodologies and approaches such as graffiti, classical figurative painting, graphic design, sculpture, action painting, and found object assemblage. 

Li-Hill possesses a BFA from OCADU and has worked and shown in cities such as Melbourne, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin and Hong Kong. He has also had works displayed in major institutions such as the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of Ontario, the Long Beach Museum of Art, Urban Nation Museum of Contemporary Art Berlin, the Portsmouth Museum of Art in New Hampshire and the CCCC museum in Valencia.