RINSE/REPEAT Featured Artist: Mille Guldbeck

Check out RINSE/REPEAT featured artist, Mille Guldbeck. You can see her work in our 117 Gallery until September 15 as part of our current exhibition.

BIO: Mille Guldbeck ann arbor art center rinse repeat marlee grace multi media mixed media

Mille Guldbeck is a painter, printmaker and photographer, graduated University of Iowa, MFA 1995. Named Lois Roth Endowment Fellow for 2007 by the Fullbright affiliate the American-Scandinavian Foundation in connection with a grant, she was also the recipient of an E.D. Foundation Grant the same year. Granted awards from the Iowa Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, and residencies including Ragdale Foundation, Jentel Foundation, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Grafisk Vaerksted and Hollufgård in Denmark, GIL Artist Society, Hafnarborg Center for Culture and Art, and SIM, Iceland and Nelimarkka Museum in Finland. Work in public collections in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Solo and group exhibitions include Nelimarkka Museum in Finland, Akureyri Art Museum in Iceland, South Bend Museum of Art in Indiana, The Neon Heater Gallery in Ohio, Artemisia Gallery and Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago, the University of Northern Iowa, University of Mary Washington, Georgetown College, CSPS/The Drawing Legion, Tennessee Technological University, the Samuel Morse Museum and Historic Site in New York and Toyahashi Museum in Japan. She is a Full Professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Artist Statement:

My responsive practice is an exploration in open process and focuses on the nature of transformation. With abiding interests in natural phenomenon and the mark of the hand, I investigate the logic inherent in misdirection and interpretation. My practice navigates a variety of processes and color palettes to create both flat and airy spaces, conveying a sense of immediate and ever-present time. Thoughts about fragility, strength, power and resiliency in relation to anthropology, biology, culture and collecting motivate my practice. The time-consuming process of sewing, sanding and scraping becomes an opportunity to think about the work at hand. The repetition of motion and mark, sewn or rubbed, become like the repetitive waves of daily life, ultimately resisting any one particular read. The ‘magic’ happens when patterns and limitations are established through repetition, and then broken.

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