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Mille Guldbeck

Professor, Painting
Coordinator, Graduate Studies

MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Painting, 1995
BA, Columbia College, Chicago IL, Liberal Education, 1991
BFA, Royal Academy, Denmark, Painting/prints, 1985
BA, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Anthropology, 1974

Mille Guldbeck's personal website

Teaching Specialization: Painting/Drawing

Courses Taught
ARTS 2210 Introduction to Painting
ARTS 3240 Contemporary Concepts in Painting
ARTS 4240 Advanced Painting and Drawing
ARTS 4280 Senior Studio in Painting and Drawing
Graduate Critique

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus
Professor Guldbeck has studied extensively in Europe, completing programs in anthropology and fine art in Denmark as well as a post-graduate fellowship in painting at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. Concerned with an interdisciplinary approach to the interpretation of art, she has pursued interests and taught courses within museum studies, conservation and photography as well as painting.

Recent Accomplishments
Current paintings have revolved around themes of transformation. Manipulated or constructed models of growth are explored in the work through the specificity of media. How the language of abstraction becomes increasingly specific through the precision of mark and gesture is an area of particular interest. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Blackburn College, Chadron State College, University of Northern Iowa, Samuel Morse Museum and the Zanesville Art Museum. Group exhibitions include Janusbygningen Art Museum in Denmark and University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

Other recent venues include Galleri5000 in Denmark, the American River traveling museum exhibition sponsored by the Great River Arts Institute, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the Toyahashi Museum of Art in Japan. She has been the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Artist Fellowship, an E.D. Foundation Grant, an Iowa Arts Council Grant and residencies from the Ragdale Foundation,Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Grafik Galleriet and Hollufgaard in Denmark. She was named an American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellow and the Lois Roth Endowment Fellow for 2006-07 for her practice in painting. Her work is represented in public and private collections in Europe, Asia and the U.S.


Faculty member at BGSU since 1999