Barbara Anderson Hill received her Master of Fine Art degree from the University of South Florida, Tampa in 1987. Her large-scale ceramic sculptures are in numerous private, corporate, and public collections including the Harn Museum of Art and the University of South Florida.
A resident of Sanibel during the 70’s and 80’s, Hill was one of the founders of the Barrier Island Group for the Arts. She owned/operated a pottery school on the island and was adjunct professor at Edison Community College, now Florida Southwestern. In addition to serving as juror, lecturer, and art dealer, Hill held key positions at art and cultural institutions including exhibition curator, collections manager for the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair; grants and major gifts manager for the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; founding executive director and curator for the von Liebig Art Center, Naples; and executive director of the Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation, Fort Myers.
Hill has served as public art consultant for the City of Tampa, City of Fort Myers, and the Alliance for the Arts. She is currently an emeritus board member of the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals and chairs the Mound House museum advisory board. A resident of Estero Island since 2005, Hill focuses on curatorial projects, writing, and assisting visual artists who seek to advance their studio practice. She is the mother of three and grandparent to six young adults, who often accompany her on international travels.