Richard William Hill

Richard William Hill is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Hill taught full-time in the Art History program at York University, beginning in 2007 and leaving as Associate Professor in 2015. As a curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, he oversaw the museum’s first substantial effort to include Indigenous North American art and ideas in permanent collection galleries. He co-curated, with Jimmie Durham, The American West at Compton Verney, UK in 2005 and, beginning in 2006, The World Upside Down, which originated at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre and toured across Canada. Hill’s essays on art have appeared internationally in numerous books, exhibition catalogues and periodicals. His regular column Close Readings, began in FUSE Magazine in 2013 and continued in C Magazine until 2015. He currently has a semi-regular column at and is on the editorial board of the journal Third Text.