Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill

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Gabrielle LHirondelle Hill (b. 1979, Comox, British Columbia, Canada) is a Cree and Métis artist and writer. Hill’s sculptural practice explores the history of found materials to enquire into concepts of land, property, and economy. Often, her works emerge from a curiosity about how land becomes legal property, and what the vulnerabilities of this relationship are. Hill creates her works through weaving, tying and binding materials, which are all actions associated with casting spells. Hill is a member of BUSH gallery, an Indigenous artist collective seeking to decentre Eurocentric models of making and thinking about art, prioritizing instead land-based teachings and Indigenous epistemologies.

Hill received her MFA from the California College of the Arts, and a BFA and BA from Simon Fraser University. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (2021); College Art Galleries at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (2020); Stride, Calgary (2019); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2019); Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby (2019); Unit 17, Vancouver (2018; 2019) Gallery TPW, Toronto (2018); Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2018); SBC galerie d’art contemporain, Montreal with the Woodland School (2017); Gallery 44, Toronto (2016); and others. Hill has a forthcoming solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver. Her writing has been published in many places, most recently in Beginning With the Seventies (Helen Belkin, 2019). She is also the co-editor of The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (ARP 2009) and Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island (Wilfred Laurier 2017). Hill lives and works on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

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Projects: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, MoMA

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Projects: Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill, MoMA, 2021

New York, USA

Digital Images © 2021 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photos by Denis Doorly, and Robert Gerhardt

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four effigies for the end of property, Kenderdine Art Gallery

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four effigies for the end of property, Kenderdine Art Gallery, 2020

Saskatoon, Canada

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Preempt

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Preempt, 2017

De-accessioned artifacts from the North Vancouver Museum and Archives

10" X 32" X 16"
25.4cm X 81.28cm X 40.64cm

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The Highest and Best Use

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The Highest and Best Use, 2017

De-Accesioned artifacts from the North Vancouver Museum and Archives

71.5" X 32" X 16"
181.61cm X 81.28cm X 40.64cm

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Improve

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Improve, 2017

De-accessioned artifacts from the North Vancouver Museum and Archives

36" X 29" X 16"
91.44cm X 73.66cm X 40.64cm

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Dispersal

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Dispersal, 2019

Virginia tobacco, perique tobacco, thread, seed pods, support stocking, wood, found pole

43" X 18.3"
109.22cm X 46.48cm

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Be Long

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Be Long, 2017

De-accessioned artifacts from the North Vancouver Museum and Archives

23" X 98" X 14"
58.42cm X 248.92cm X 35.56cm

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Idle Sun Chair

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Idle Sun Chair , 2016

Scrap metal, gloves, socks, and gravel

30" X 21" X 24"
76.2cm X 53.34cm X 60.96cm

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Rare Coins

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Rare Coins, 2017

Rebar, steel pipe, antennae, paper, marker, beer can tabs

43.5" X 29" X 15"
110.49cm X 73.66cm X 38.1cm

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Disintegration

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Disintegration, 2019

Virginia tobacco, perique tobacco, seed pods, thread, wood, found pole

43" X 18.3"
109.22cm X 46.48cm

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Trade

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Trade, 2019

Pantyhose, tobacco, beer and tab, wildflower, thread

5" X 7.5" X 7"
12.7cm X 19.05cm X 17.78cm

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Cousin

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Cousin, 2019

Pantyhose, tobacco, thistle, spider charm, dandelion, thread

6" X 4" X 7"
15.24cm X 10.16cm X 17.78cm

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Spell #11, for cages

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Spell #11, for cages, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, magazine cutouts, cigarette, thread, tobacco flower, beer can tab

12" X 11.5"
30.48cm X 29.21cm

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Spell #10, for unsticking

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Spell #10, for unsticking, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, magazine cutouts, snake charm, tobacco flower, beer can tab, thread

13.5" X 13"
34.29cm X 33.02cm

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Spell #9, sunrise on clark

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Spell #9, sunrise on clark, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, wildflowers, tobacco flower, magazine cutout, spider charm, thread

13" X 9.75"
33.02cm X 24.76cm

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Spell #8, sunset on clark

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Spell #8, sunset on clark, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, wildflowers, beer can tab, tape

13" X 9.75"
33.02cm X 24.76cm

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Spell #7, those streets are gone

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Spell #7, those streets are gone, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, magazine cutouts, charm, beer can tab, thread

13" X 9.75"
33.02cm X 24.76cm

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Spell #6, at the bus stop

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Spell #6, at the bus stop, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paints, magazine cutouts, tobacco flower

13" X 9.75"
33.02cm X 24.76cm

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Spell #5, tony’s story

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Spell #5, tony's story, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paints, tobacco flower, tobacco pendant, magazine cutouts, thread

13.5" X 11"
34.29cm X 27.94cm

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Spell #4, Billow

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Spell #4, Billow, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, tobacco flower, tobacco pendant, magazine cut outs, thread

13.5" X 11"
34.29cm X 27.94cm

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Spell #3, more than money

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Spell #3, more than money, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, magazine cut outs, beer can tab, thread

14.5" X 11.5"
36.83cm X 29.21cm

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Spell #2, lying out on the gravel

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Spell #2, lying out on the gravel, 2019

Tobacco-infused crisco oil, oil paint, dandelions, bluebells, thistles,magazine cutouts

13.5" X 11"
34.29cm X 27.94cm