Hills Snyder lives in San Antonio. He was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1950. Throughout his high school years he worked in the local hardware store. Since, he has worked as carpenter, custodian, book seller, teacher, curator, writer and has held jobs in a commercial greenhouse, bean canning, paper products and ice making factories and has held many jobs in and around the visual arts. In addition to his activities as an artist he has been Director since 1997 of the grass roots exhibition space Sala Diaz and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas, San Antonio. He is the founder of the band Wolverton and has recently worked as set designer for AtticRep Theatre.