(Los Angeles, California, b. 1973)
Olivia Hill was born in Hinsdale, Illinois to an artist mother and musician father. The Hill family relocated to Los Angeles, California when Olivia was three- years- old where her father worked at Walt Disney Studios as vice president of the music department for the next eleven years. Hill spent her formative years learning to draw and express herself through other artistic mediums before beginning oil painting lessons at age ten. From 1999 to 2003 Hill attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and then went on to fulfill her BFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. After art school Hill left the West Coast for four years to live in New Orleans and focus on a painting series inspired by the Cajun variant of Mardi Gras. This collection has been exhibited in various venues both nationally and internationally, including The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans, and Kunstwerk Carlshütte in Rendsberg, Germany. In 2007 Hill returned to her Native Los Angeles to begin an entirely new body of work called The Silverseed Project based on anthropological and environmental themes. After two years in L.A. she took the Silverseed Project to Nashville, Tennessee where she now lives and works from her home studio.