Mille Guldbeck


Professor, Painting

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 
I aim to depict alternate realities built by human error and misunderstanding as they apply to the natural world and natural systems. They are alternate realities informed by (mis)observation; both my own and that of others; images that seek to embody the desire to shape and understand the world around them. Drawing and painting is a form of translation and a form of labor, a means of synthesizing numerous, seemingly disparate topics. It is an attempt to bridge a gap, fill the space between perception and what is perceived. Through the labor of my hand, science and fiction, history and fabrication crowd onto a single page, the narrative and the encyclopedic exist side by side, become equal and indistinguishable. I seek to act as a translator and moderator between these complex histories and the viewer. 

Recent Accomplishments 
Named Lois Roth Endowment Fellow for 2007 by the Fulbright affiliate American-Scandinavian Foundation, 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 CICA Museum (Czong Institute of Contemporary Art) in Korea, 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, Elon University, 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 and Area Head of Painting at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  

Faculty member at BGSU since 1999

Updated: 07/29/2022 04:30PM