Dorothea Bilder at Marmion
Marmion Academy is hosting an art exhibit, by printmaker and retired NIU art professor Dorothea Bilder. The exhibit will be on display from October 6 through November 3, 2013 in the Dr. Scholl’s Exhibit Mezzanine at Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. The show is open to the public from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm on school days. A reception, also open to the public, will be held on Sunday,November 3 from 3:00-5:00 pm.
For more information on the show contact Exhibit Director Lisa Dzuriscko at (630) 897-6936, Ext. 219 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The art of Dorothea Bilder is based upon her personal experiences, dreams, and conversations. Her work depicts landscapes and situations of an ethereal nature incorporating the above mentioned intangibles. More important than capturing her subject matter in realistic terms is to capture the mood of an event, the texture of a landscape, creating a universal image…a feeling that it will exist long after we have left it. Many of her images are created with the use of aerial photographs, microscopes, telescopes, maps and map symbols to portray landscapes with means other than linear observation that also includes wisps of her Greek ancestry and heritage. The treatment of space requires complex and subtle adjustments, a situation that seems appropriate within the context of both life and art in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Bilder received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Illinois Wesleyan University; and attended the School of Artin Terni, Italy, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Southern Illinois University, receiving a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, respectively. She is Professor Emeritus from the School of Art at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois and author of the article, “Silk Screen Printing”, which appears in the book titled, “The Illustrated Library of Creative Arts and Crafts, Volume 1”, Fuller and Dees, Montgomery, Alabama in the 1980′s.
The art of Dorothea Bilder has been celebrated in Canada, Brazil, China, England and Poland; and her work has been acquired by many corporations, personal and university collections, most recently at the Central University of Queensland, Australia.
Her work can be viewed through other website locations: Ymagos Atelier de Gravuras di Arte Ltda, São Paolo, S. P. Brazil, and through Northern Illinois University at http://www.niu.edu/art/faculty/bilder2/.