Ingrid
Lilligren
 
BIOGRAPHY

My parents named me after a family friend who was an artist. Curious about art processes, I attended school at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls where a B.F.A. degree was completed in 1980. In 1986 I received an M.F.A. from The Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California where I worked with Paul Soldner. After teaching at colleges in Los Angeles, in 1993 I moved to Iowa and am a professor in the Department of Art and Design at Iowa State University. My work is primarily ceramic sculpture and mixed media.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
       * Solo or two person exhibition

2012
TOUCH: The World at Your Fingertips, Musée de la Main, Museum of Design Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sculpture in the Garden, Maloof Foundation, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Relationships: Spheres of Influence, Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2011
*Accumulations:  Pomanders, Small Pleasures, Future Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Legacy Collection Show II, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
She Was The Best Listener, dedication of memorial commission, Iowa State University

2010
*Black and White, Porcelain for the Table, 2AU Gallery, West Des Moines, IA
Iowa Artists 2010, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

2009
*Rhythms and Small Pleasures.  Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA

2008
Ingrid Lilligren: Small Pleasures. Project Room, Huntington Beach Art Center, CA

2007
*Ingrid Lilligren: A Certain Consistency.  Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

2006
Craft Forms.  Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Crafts National 40.  Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, State Park, PA
Viewpoint Ceramics.  Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, San Diego, CA

2005
NCECA National.  Art Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Topeka Competition 27.  Alice Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Library, Topeka, KS
*DIG.  Gallery Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, France
Clay on the Wall 2005 Clay National. Landmark Gallery, TX Tech U, Lubbock, TX
Craft USA '05 National Craft Triennial.  Silvermine Arts Guild, New Canaan, CT

2004
60th Scripps Ceramics Invitational. Williams Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Enlightenment.  Dedication of ceramic mural commissioned for Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2003
Crafts National 37.  Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, State Park, PA.
*Ingrid Lilligren.  Solo exhibition, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
*Elements: Chris Martin and Ingrid Lilligren.  Mt. St. Mary's University, Winona, MN

2002
*Intertwined: Ingrid Lilligren and Priscilla Sage.  MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA
LaGrange National XXII Biennial.  Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
Topeka Competition 24, Topeka and Shawnee Public Library, Topeka, KS

2001
GeGnome Project.  California Conference on Ceramic Art, Davis, CA

EDUCATION

1986  MFA, The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.  Teaching Assistantship

1980  BFA, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI.  Highest Academic Honors

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2007 – present      
Professor in Art and Design, Ceramics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2007 - 1999            
Associate Professor in Art and Design, Ceramics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1999 - 1993            
Assistant Professor in Art and Design, Ceramics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1993 - 1992            
Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics, Department of Art, Loyola Marymount

University, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GRANTS, AWARDS, COMMISSIONS

2009                         
Paula Gmelch memorial, She Was the Best Listener, Iowa State University

2006                         
Best in Show, Clay Paper, Fiber, Metal, Glass, Wood.  Octagon Arts, Ames, IA

2005                         
Selected for Artist in Residence, Vallauris, France

2003                         
Award, Topeka Competition 25, Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS
Academic Advising Award, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Commission, Enlightenment, ceramic mural for Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2002                         
Purchase Award, Topeka Competition 24, Topeka and Shawnee Library, Topeka, KS

2001                         
Artist-in-Residence, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Faculty Professional Development Assignment, Iowa State University
Commission, Babe Voertman Memorial, Grinnell College

2000
Miller Faculty Fellowship Award, Interdisciplinary Urban Studio, Los Angeles

1999 
Selected for participation in the International Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname, Japan

1997                         
Commission, Patterns For Life, Ceramic mural, Wallace Foundation Learning Center, Lewis, IA
Patron Award, Brand Library XXVII, Glendale, CA
First Award, Ceramics, Iowa Crafts 30, MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA

1997                         
Polster Teaching Award, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1996                         
Luellen Family Commission.  Bethel College, Newton, KS

1995
Purchase Award, Topeka Competition 19, Topeka Library, Topeka, KS
University Research Grant, Iowa State University, for DIS/COVERY, A WORK OF ART


SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

"Finding Meaning at the Fingertips".  K. Whitney, Ceramics Monthly, February 2007, pp
Standing Room Only.  Mary McNaughton, Perpetua Press, 2004, Billy's Piece, pp. 101, 111
Hands In Clay, Charlotte Speight, John Toki, Mayfield Publishing Co., 1998, Patterns For Life
The Best of Pottery, Volume 2, Rockport Publishers, 1998.  Ruby, p. 93
"Ingrid Lilligren: Ceramic Sculpture", Ceramics Art and Perception, K. Connelly, March, 1997
The Best of Pottery Volume 1, Rockport Publishers, 1996.  Transference, p. 41
"Art focus: Woman's roles", Eliot Nusbaum.  Des Moines Sunday Register, January 28, 1996
"At ISU, a dynamic mix of ideas, work", Eliot Nusbaum, Des Moines Register, January 21, 1996
"'Exploring a Movement: Feminist Visions in Clay', at Loyola Marymount University, Mount St. Mary's
"College, Downey Museum of Art, and Chaffey College", Charlene Roth, Artweek, January, 1996
Paul Soldner, A Retrospective.  M. D. McNaughton, University of Washington Press, 1991.  p. 35

COLLECTIONS

Sam Maloof Foundation, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Scripps College Ceramics Collection, Claremont, CA (promised gift of the Davis-McNaughtons)
Wallace Foundation, Lewis, IA
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Bethel College, North Newton, KS
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS.  Contemporary American Ceramics Collection

Ingrid Lilligren