Hilary Swingle was born in 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah; this is where she currently works and resides. She is a figurative realist oil painter working in the indirect painting method. Her most recent portraits are autobiographical and explore the threads of her social anxiety using symbolism and highly detailed compositions. She is mostly a self-taught artist. Her paintings have been exhibited in museum and gallery shows across the United States. She was recently awarded Juror’s Choice in the 2020 Utah Women Artists Exhibition. She is represented by 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago.