Elsie Taliaferro Hill, MFA

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art, Faculty, Professor, Alumni, Staff, 2D studios, Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Illustration, Elsie HillAssociate Professor

Painting & Drawing


Color Theory
Art Foundations
Painting Materials & Techniques


Elsie Taliaferro Hill is an associate professor of painting and drawing at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.

Originally from Savannah, Hill earned a B.F.A. in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. in visual art from Columbia University. While completing her M.F.A., Hill lived and worked as an artist for six years in New York City.

Hill was recently commissioned to paint the official courtroom portrait of the Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Hon. Charles B. Mikell. The portrait was painted to commemorate the retirement of Judge Mikell and was dedicated in the presence of the appellate court judges and dignitaries, including Gov. Nathan Deal in Atlanta.

She has exhibited continuously across the U.S. since 1995 including Elsie Taliaferro Hill: Paintings, Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, Savannah; Elsie Taliaferro Hill: Recent Work, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro; Pangaea, Nabi Gallery, New York; and New York Reveries, Nabi Gallery. Hill’s artwork is on permanent display in the Department of Economics at Columbia University.

Hill was awarded Second Place in the inaugural Armstrong National 2-D Competition, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah; Natural Resource Defense Council Environmental Art Award Finalist, New York; D’Arcy Hayman Scholarship, Columbia University; and Agnes Martin Fellowship, Columbia University.


Location Visual Arts Building 2031
Call (912) 478-5284
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M.F.A., Visual Arts
Columbia University School of the Arts, New York City
B.F.A., Painting
Rhode Island School of Design


2D Studios
Studio Art
Student Art League



Last updated: 4/19/2017

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