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Hilary Irons, Adjunct Instructor

Hilary Irons

Hilary Irons began drawing as a child in New Hampshire, where she lived without electricity or running water. Themes of nature and technology recur in her work, and her recent work address problems of abstraction: How can modernist painting techniques be deployed to challenge our constructed perceptions of the natural? What human geometries can re-picture natural pattern?

Hilary received a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2002 an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2008. She has held residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Skowhegan, the American Academy in Rome and the MacDowell Colony. She received an Al Held Prize in 2008. Her work can be found at Rose Contemporary in Portland, ME.

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BFA, Parsons School of Design
MFA, the Yale School of Art