Trey Hill is a professional sculptor and Associate Professor at The University of Montana where he teaches in both the ceramics and sculpture. His colleagues include Beth Lo and Julia Galloway. He received his BFA from Bowling Green State University in 1999 and his MFA from San Jose State University in 2002.
His work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally. Trey has extensive travel and creative experiences through his vast artist residencies including: The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; the LH Project Joseph, OR; Da Wang Cultural Highlands, DaWang, China; HAP Studios, Beijing, China; Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China; and the Rojal Art Laboratory, Roja, Latvia.
This body of work evolved from an exploration into the foundation of classical Greek and Roman sculpture. At the foot of these heavy yet delicate stone pieces often lies a tree, an unnoticed support, the solid foundation that allowed the sculpture to stand. It was often unnoticed, the unexplored, yet instrumental to the structure of the form. In this work it is used as a metaphor for what goes unseen but is essential to our existence.