BORN March 18, 1954, Pierre, South Dakota, U.S.A.

 

EDUCATION

2011 Painting & Everyday Life, Ross Bleckner, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

1984 Interchange, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta Canada

1980 Master of Fine Art, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

1977 B.S. Art Education Comprehensive, Painting, Cum Laude, Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD

 

GRANTS

1997 John A. Logan College & Southern Illinois Cultural Alliance, Arts Development Grant

1992 Southern Illinois Arts Expansion Arts Grant

1982 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant

 

AWARDS

2000 Jo Ritz Memorial Merit Award, 50th Mid-state Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

1993 The Robert Cooke and Rossanna Enlow Memorial Purchase Awards, The Evansville Museum Contemporaries Purchase Award, and The Herman Moore Purchase Award, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

1990 Big Art, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

1989 Merit Award, Self-Images, Associated Artist Gallery, Carbondale, IL

1985 First Place, NEA-Funded, Fiberworks Exhibition and Projects Competition, Berkeley, CA

1984 Scholarship, The Joyce Caryle Memorial Fund, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

1982 Merit Award, Alexandria Fine Art Annual, Visual Art Center, Alexandria, LA

1981 Merit Award, 31st Annual Quincy Show, Elizabeth Sinnock Gallery, Quincy, IL

 

HONORS

1990-2000 Advisory Panel, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN

1981-1982 Jo Mack Dance Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1980 Multimedia Panelist, Fibre-Form-Fusion Conference, Toronto, Ontario Canada

 

CURATORIAL

1996 Juror, Sixteenth Annual Illinois Ozarks Craft Guild, Craft Exhibition, Carbondale, IL

1995 Fall Juror, Illinois Artisan Program

1994 Director, Fourth Biennial Regional Competitive Exhibition, Arts in Celebration ’94, Carbondale, IL

1992 American Primitives, the Third Biennial Invitational Exhibition, Carbondale Public Library, Arts In Celebration Festival, Carbondale Community Arts, Carbondale, IL

1982 Son of Art Fabric, Beyond the Mainstream, Theatre Gallery, Rend Lake College, Ina, IL

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2009 Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau

2009 Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

2001 Missouri State University, Springfield

1997 Western Illinois University, Macomb

1995 Lockport Gallery, Lockport, IL

1994-1995 Senior Seminar, Southern Indiana University, Evansville

1994 Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond

1991 Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

1989 Truman University, Kirksville, MO

1988 Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington

1982 Rend Lake College, Ina, IL

 

PUBLICATIONS

2011 Sarah A. Riley, Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking, A & C Black, London

2009 Sarah J. Semmler, “Artist William H. Thielen brings ‘Pink’ to Southeast, Capaha Arrow, Cape Girardeau, MO, Sep. 24, 2009

2003 Carol Williams, “The Intellectuals are Wrong: Stop Thinking and Start Feeling,” Nightlife, Carbondale, IL, Aug., 2003

2002 N.F. Karlins, “Drawing Notebook,” artnet magazine, Aug. 7, 2002, http://www.artnet.com/magazine/reviews/karlins/karlins8-7-02.asp

1996 Linda Sickler, “Art for the 21st Century,” Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL, Mar. 5, 1996

1994 Guest Critic, “Fall Arts Preview,” Nuvo Newsweekly of Indianapolis, Sep. 14, 1994

1993 Linda Sickler, “In the Abstract,” cover photo and feature article, Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL, Sep. 21, 1993

1992 Tracy James, “Artistic houses a perfect fit for local lodge,” Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL, July 19, 1992

1990 Karl Moehl, “Bill Thielen, Peoria Art Guild,” New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, Sep., 1990

1990 Catherine Fox, “Festival’s Big Art challenge a big disappointment,” Atlanta Constitutional Journal, Sep., 1990

1990 Jerry Klein, “Artist brings out anger, violence,” Journal Star, Peoria, IL, July 1, 1990

1990 Gillian Sterling, “Supporting Excellence,” Continental Bulletin, (Internal House Organ of the Continental Insurance Company), cover photo, spring, 1990

1989 Diane Heilenman, “Review: Louisville Visual Art Association,” Louisville Courier-Journal, Oct. 29, 1989

1988 Roger McBain, “Skyscraper Sculptures Attempt to Show the Forces From Within,” Evansville Courier, Sep. 2, 1988

1986 Mary Wishiewski, “Local Art Gallery Displays Battle of Opposites,” Daily Egyptian, Oct. 1, 1986

1986 Cindy Humphreys, “Artist’s Creations Stir the Emotions,” Southern Illinoisan, Sep. 22, 1986

1986 Gael Carnes, “Art Takes Precedence Over All Else,” Accent Magazine, fall, 1986

1985 Elizabeth A. Bard, “Fiber National ’84 Review,” Fiberarts magazine, July/Aug., 1985

1985 Chelsea Miller, “Questioning Evolving Forms,” Artweek, June 1, 1985

1984 Julie Jensen, “Artists From Nine States Contribute to Fiber & Clay Show,” The Augie Digest, Dec. 9, 1984

1983 Julie Jensen, “Off-Loom Fibers Show at Augie,” The Augie Digest, Dec. 18, 1983

1983 Bernice Torregrossa, “Six Artists Review; The Best and the Brightest,” In Between Journal, Galveston, TX, May, 1983

1981 Carolyn Dyer, “Fiber Structure National Review,” Fiberarts magazine, Sep./Oct., 1981

1981 Suzanne Muchnic, “Fiber Structure National Review,” Los Angeles Times, June 4, 1981

1981 Beverly Terwomam, “Altered Materials Review,” Independent Journal, May, 1981, San Rafael, CA

1981 Carolyn Vosburg Hall, Soft Sculpture, Davis Publications, three pieces illustrated

 

EXHIBITIONS, ONE PERSON OR INVITATIONAL

2011 One Person Show, Fern Fair Gallery, Carbondale, IL

2009 PINK – A Site-specific Installation, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau

       on www.youtube.com (search for thielen pink)

2009 One Person Show, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

2008 One Person Show, Murray State University, Murray

2006 One Person Show, Tennessee Technological University, Cookville

2006 Featured Artist, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

2005-2006 One Person Show, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings

2003 One Person Show, Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale

2002 500 Works on Paper 1922-2002, Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY

2002 One Person Show, City Arts Venue, Springfield, IL

2001 One Person Show, Missouri State University, Springfield

1998 Granted Expressions, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL

1997 One Person Show, Western Illinois University, Macomb

1997 One Person Show/Invited Artist, Associated Artists Gallery, Carbondale, IL

1995-1996 Abstract Discourse, Illinois Museum and Gallery System
Sep. 10 - Oct. 20, 1995, Lockport Gallery, Lockport
Feb. 25 - Apr. 6, 1996, Southern Illinois Gallery, Rend Lake
Sep. 20 - Nov. 10, 1996, Illinois Gallery, Chicago

1995 Two Person Show, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

1994 Two Person Show, Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

1994 Two Person Show, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond

1992 One Person Show, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992 Less Than Perfect, A Site-Specific Installation, Hickory Lodge, Carbondale, IL

1991 One Person Show, Shirchiff Gallery, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

1990 One Person Show, Axis 20 Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1990 One Person Show, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

1989 One Person Show, Truman University, Kirksville, MO

1989 One Person Show/Invited Artist, Associated Artists Gallery, Carbondale, IL

1988 Two Person Show, Harriet Gallery, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights

1988 One Person Show, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN

1988 One Person Show, Art Center of Minnesota, Wayzata

1988 One Person Show, Merwin Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington

1987 One Person Show, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1987 Four Sculptors, The Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

1986 One Person Show, The Foundation Series, Associated Artist Gallery, Carbondale, IL

1985 William H. Thielen, Sandra McMorris Johnson, A Collaborative Installation, Fiberworks Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1984 One Person Show, Associated Artists Gallery, Carbondale, IL

1984 Isabelle Prepared the Drawing, Initially, 13 Artists, Eric Harvie Theatre Gallery, Banff, Alberta Canada

1984 Artists in Fiber, Trans-Pacific Center, Oakland, CA

1983 Six Artists, Group Exhibition, Galveston Arts! Gallery, Galveston, TX

1982 Son of Art Fabric, Beyond the Mainstream, Theatre Gallery, Rend Lake College, Ina, IL

1982 Altered Materials, William H. Thielen and Phil Porter, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

1981 Fibers, Clay and Glass Exhibition, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL

1981 Small Works, Craft Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Canada

1980 One Person Show, Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD

1980 One Person Show, Theatre Gallery, Rend Lake College, Ina, IL

1980 Fibre-Form-Fusion, Sheridan College, Toronto, Ontario Canada

1980 Group Show, Coffman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1980 Group Show, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

1980 Group Show, Murray State University, Murray, KY

1977 One Person Show, Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD

1976 Brookings Art Invitational, South Dakota State University, Brookings

 

EXHIBITIONS, NATIONAL

1990 Big Art, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

1989 The Family in Contemporary Art, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1987 Loch Haven National Art Show, Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, FL

1986 First Annual National Juried Exhibition, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Loch Haven National Art Show, Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, FL

1985 Paper/Fiber VII, The Arts Center, Iowa City, IA

1984 Fiber National ’84, Adams Memorial Gallery, Dunkirk, NY

1984 Art ’84, Cranes Creek Art Center, Cameron, NC

1983 16th Annual National Show, Southeast Arkansas Arts & Science Center, Pine Bluff

1983 SPAR National Art Exhibition, Barnwell Art Center, Shreveport, LA

1983 Fiber National, Adams Memorial Gallery, Dunkirk, NY

1983 Crafts 17, Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

1982 LaGrange National, Painting and Sculpture, CVAA Gallery, LaGrange, GA

1982 41st Annual Cedar City Art Exhibition, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Cedar City, UT

1982 Crafts 16, Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

1982 Fiber Sculpture National, Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY

1982 Alexandria Art Annual, Visual Art Center, Alexandria, LA

1981 Celebration ’81, National Crafts Exhibition, Spokane Falls College, Spokane, WA

1981 Texas National Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX, (selected for touring show)

1981 27th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Art Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

1981 Crafts 15, Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

1981 Marietta National, Painting and Sculpture, Hermann Fine Arts Center, Marietta, OH

1981 Fiber Structure National Exhibition, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA

1981 12th Biennial National Art Exhibition, 2nd Crossing Gallery, Valley City, ND

1981 Lake Superior ’81, National Crafts Exhibition, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

1980 Needle Expression ’80, Washington University Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1980 LaGrange National, Painting and Sculpture, CVAA Gallery, LaGrange, GA

1980 Multiples ’80, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

1979 Objects ’79, Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

1978 Rags to Riches, Contemporary Fiber Exhibition, Fort Ord, CA

1977 Eighteenth Red River Annual, Morehead Art Society, Morehead, MN

1977 10th Biennial National Art Show, Valley City State College, Valley City, ND

 

EXHIBITIONS, REGIONAL

2011 Male Art, Black Door Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO

2000 50th Mid-state Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN

1998 Fifteenth Alumni Exhibition, Associated Artists Gallery, Carbondale, IL

1994 Utopian Visions, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN

1993 46th Annual Mid-state Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN

1993 Governor’s Art Week Invitational, Carbondale Public Library, Carbondale, IL

1991 Soiree (The Biennial Armory Show), Carbondale, IL

1991 Fifteenth Biennial Southern Illinois Arts Competition, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL

1989 Showcase 89, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY

1989 Thirteenth Biennial Southern Illinois Arts Competition, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL

1989 Soiree (The Biennial Armory Show), Carbondale, IL

1989 Self-Images, A Competitive Exhibition, Associated Artists Gallery, Carbondale, IL

1988 Fine Arts Celebration, Unitarian Hall, Carbondale, IL

1987 Soiree (The Biennial Armory Show), Carbondale, IL

1985 5/5 Exhibition, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1984 Patterns, Multiples, Narratives, Centennial Hall Gallery, Rock Island, IL

1983 Fiber ’83/Off the Loom, Centennial Hall Gallery, Rock Island, IL

1983 Professional Art Exhibition, Emmerson Building, Springfield, IL

1982 Paper/Fiber V, The Art Center, Iowa City, IA

1981 31st Annual Quincy Show, Elizabeth Sinnock Gallery, Quincy, IL

1981 Illinois Crafts ’81, Illinois State Museum, Springfield

1980 Paper/Fiber III, Old Brick Center, Iowa City, IA

1980 MFA Thesis Exhibit, Faner Gallery, Carbondale, IL

1980 Upper Midwest Crafts, Invitational and Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

1979 Midwest Craft Exhibition, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

1979 Beaux Art Designer Craftsman, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

              

South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD

Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL

Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

Janet Boguch & Kelly Fletcher, Seattle, WA

Robert Cerchio, Carbondale, IL

C.C. Conner, Houston, TX

Wilfred Delphin, Cane River, LA

Cris Fishback & Jim Palmer, Omaha, NE

Cheryl Hahn, Seattle WA

Mark & Sandi Johnson, Eugene, OR

Elizabeth Knowles, New York, NY

Vicki Vernon Manley, Los Angeles, CA

Guy McGinnis, San Francisco, CA

Bonnie & Franklyn Moreno, Christiansburg, VA

Paul & Nancy Mundschenk, Carbondale, IL

Jim & Pam Pfeiffer, Orlando, FL

David Pieklo, Chicago, IL

Joann & Gordon Pitts, Chapel Hill, NC

Tim & Rene Potter, Carbondale, IL

Jean Price, Great Falls, MT

James & Angela Romano, Carbondale, IL

Dr. & Mrs. P.B. Sanjabi, Carbondale, IL

Kevin Schaller, Wauconda, IL

Barbara Sibert, Carbondale, IL

Rosemary Simmons, Carbondale, IL

Karen Spears, Lexington, KY

Nancy Sutton Smith, Sioux Falls, SD

Connie Weinzapfel, Mt. Vernon, IN

Margaret Winters, Detroit, MI

 

 

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