FWSD 2014 Designer Spotlight | Norma Hill Designs

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 No Comments

Norma Hill Designs

Fine artist, photographer, fashion designer Norma Brown Hill, a native New Yorker, began her photographic journey almost 30 years ago. Her first job after graduating from Bard College was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Photograph Library. Her interest in photography landed her a job photographing art and architecture in Europe and the Middle East. In the late 70‘s she settled in Paris where she studied darkroom techniques and learned the art of hand painting black and white photographs using oil paint. After returning to New York, she studied Polaroid Transfer techniques at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Subsequently, she was one of six artists in the country chosen to be a creative consultant to Polaroid. Hill’s signature is her manipulated photos that are often found on her garments, as well as on her fine art exhibited at Christies in NY, the French Institute, the National Arts Club in NYC, Gallery Solferino in Milan, the Heckscher Museum in Long Island, the Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, the New York Public Library, Studio 54, as well as many other venues. Many major corporations including Miramax Productions, Smith Barney, and Oheka Castle have purchased Hill’s work. She has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Newsday, Better Homes and Gardens, and Modern Photography. Hill recently moved to San Diego where she has a studio in Leucadia. Currently her collection for FWSD  is dedicated to creating artistic images combining painting and photography, incorporating sacred icons and texts from various cultures to help promote harmony in diversity through clothing. She truly has a unique way of printing her images on textiles that you don’t want to miss coming down the runway.

Website | www.normahill.com

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