Hilary Brace is an American artist based in Santa Barbara, CA who makes drawings, photographs and prints. Brace is most widely known for her charcoal on Mylar (polyester film) drawings of cloud-inhabited landscapes, which she first exhibited in a solo exhibition in 1997.
Hilary Brace received her MFA degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1985 and her BFA (1983) and BA degrees (in Painting and Art History) from Western Washington State University in Bellingham, WA. Over the past 25 years Brace has exhibited her work regularly in public institutions and commercial galleries. She is the recipient of numerous national and regional awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (2006), National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1993), California Arts Council Fellowship (2003), and two grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1997 and 2005). Her work is represented in Los Angeles by Craig Krull Gallery and in New York by Edward Thorp Gallery.