Richard Scott Hill, an internationally renowned artist , graduated from Northside High in Atlanta in 1960; attended West Georgia College; and, in 1969, graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Master of Fine Arts degree; and while attending the University of Georgia, his artwork was included in numerous prestigious exhibitions, including Drawings USA and the American Drawing Biennial; while a senior at the university, Mr. Hill won the top award in painting during the Arts Festival of Atlanta; while a graduate student, his work was selected by John Canady, art critic of the New York Times, to represent contemporary American art in a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute; He was head of the Drawing Department at the Atlanta College of Art for 14 years, where he was tenured in 1981, and he is currently teaching at West Georgia College, where he was invited to be the Artist-in-Residence in 1992; as a professional artist, Mr. Hill's artwork has been included in many national and internationally recognized exhibitions and in many corporate and museum collections, including the High Museum of Art, the Augusta Museum of Art, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Atlanta Civic Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Olinda, Recife, Brazil, and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia; his latest artistic achievement is the completion of a magnificent, spiraling tower that soars 80 feet in height for the Olympic Village in the Georgia Tech Plaza at the Georgia Institute of Technology; this sculpture is known as "The Kessler Campanile" and where it remains as a landmark , after the Olympic Games for the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia;
Richard Scott Hill is an active community leader and is chairman of the Banning Neighborhood Coalition, Inc. in 1993, he was the recipient of the Environmentalist of the Year Award that was given by the West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Conservancy.
2006-2007 State University of West Georgia: Carrollton, Georgia Adjunct Faculty
1996-2006 East Coweta High School: Coweta County, Georgia Chairman Fine Arts Department Note: five full-time Visual Art teachers, chorus, drama, band Classes Taught: Advanced Placement, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Pottery I & II, Visual Arts I & II, Art History, Digital Photography
1993-1996 State University of West Georgia: Carrollton, Georgia Taught: Three-dimensional Design, Drawing, Painting, Art Appreciation
1992-1993 Artist-in-Residence - Drawing State University of West Georgia Carrollton, Georgia
1972-1989 Atlanta College of Art: Atlanta, Georgia Tenured 1981 Chairman Drawing Department 1975-1989 Taught: Drawing, Painting, Darkroom Photography
1969-1971 State University of West Georgia: Carrollton, Georgia Taught: Drawing, Painting, Art Appreciation
1969-1970 University of Georgia: Athens, Georgia Teaching Assistant, Painting
1989 Gifted Certified Coweta County Board of Education Newnan, Georgia
1986 Advanced Placement Certified Oglethorpe University Atlanta, Georgia
1969 M.F.A. University of Georgia Athens, Georgia
1967 B.S. Art Education University of Georgia Athens, Georgia
Honors Society in Education
Phi Kappa Phi
Kappa Delta Phi
Recognition and Achievements
Richard Scott Hill's photography was selected as one of ten finalists in the 4th Smithsonian Annual Photo Contest and featured on their website during the month of May, 2007. He was selected from 8,500 entries.
His work has been featured in the Best of Photography Annuals for the past three years in a row. These annual publications are sponsored by Nikon and Canon.
2005 Author, Digital Photography – The Creative Process
2004 Georgia High Exhibition at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
2004 Daughters of the American Revolution award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Awareness.
2001 Founded Georgia-High - State-wide program that is Sponsored by Yamaha. Recipient of a grant to start photographic program involving high school students throughout the state of Georgia.
1996 State of Georgia, House of Representatives, passed a resolution commending Mr. Richard Scott Hill for his “outstanding artistic and environmental achievements.”
1994 Southwire Community Environmental Awards Program Certificate of Merit “for his work to protect one of our most valuable natural resources - clean, free flowing streams.
1993 Environmentalist of the Year, West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Conservancy