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

2015       
Invisible
, Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014       
Art and Technology, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI

2013       
Expanding the Digital Matrix
, Gallery 181, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

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

2010 – present
Chair, Department of Integrated Studio Arts

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

2013       
Expanding the Digital Matrix
, Co-PI, Miller Grant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2009-11 
She Was The Best Listener
, Paula Gmelch Memorial, 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 (April 15 - June 15, 2005)
Purchase Award, Topeka Competition 27, Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS

2003                         
Academic Advising Award, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
First Award, Topeka Competition 25, Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS

2003       
Commission, Enlightenment Mural, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

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

2001                         
Commission, Babe Voertman Memorial, Grinnell College


REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS OF LILLIGREN’S CREATIVE WORK

"Finding Meaning at the Fingertips", Kathleen Whitney.  Ceramics Monthly, February 2007, pp. 82-84
Standing Room Only.  Mary McNaughton, Perpetua Press, 2004, Billy's Piece, pp. 101, 111
Hands In Clay, Charlotte Speight, John Toki.  Mayfield Publishing, 1998.  Photo of “Patterns
                  For Life”, mural for Wallace Foundation, Lewis, IA.  Page 414.
The Best of Pottery, Volume 2.  Rockport Publishers, 1998.  Ruby, work selected for publication,
                  p. 93.  Selections juried by Angela Fina and Chris Gustin.
 “Windows of Possibility”, Lenore Metrick, “Des Moines Register, March 22, 1998
 “Expanding Environments”, Public Art Review, Fall, 1998.  L. Metrick, pp. 32-34.
"Ingrid Lilligren: Ceramic Sculpture", Ceramics Art and Perception, K. Connelly, March, 1997;
                  5 pages, 7 photos
The Best of Pottery, Volume 1.  Rockport Publishers, 1996.  Transference, work selected for
                  publication, p. 41.  Selections juried by Angela Fina and Jonathan Fairbanks.
"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, 1/21/96
"'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
"Women artists bend history", Jim Cavener, Claremont Daily Bulletin, December 9, 1995
"'Resonant' Work in 'Women's' Voices'", Eliot Nusbaum, Des Moines Register, 11/7/93
"Ingrid Lilligren: Showcase", Suvan Geer, VISIONS Art Quarterly, Fall 1993
"Celebrating the Joys of Life", Nancy Kapitanoff, L.A. Times, November 13, 1992
"Clay + Fire = Art", Brian Soergel, Claremont Daily Bulletin, March 12, 1993
"Being True to Form", Nancy Kapitanoff, L.A. Times, July 9, 1993
Paul Soldner: A Retrospective.  Mary Davis McNaughton, Univ. of Washington Press; p 35


COLLECTIONS

Iowa State University, Enlightnment, She Was The Best Listener
Sam Maloof Foundation, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Scripps College, Claremont, CA (promised gift of the Davis-MacNaughtons)
St. Mary's University, Winona, MN
Wallace Foundation, Lewis, IA
Bethel College, North Newton, KS
Topeka and Shawnee County Library, Topeka, KS.  Contemporary American Ceramics Collection
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Iowa State University, Margaret Sloss House, Ames, IA
Cushman and Associates, Los Angeles, CA
Hilton Hotels, Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Mark Engelbrecht, Des Moines, IA
Pat and Jeff Warner, Los Angeles, CA
Maxine Nemiroff, Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Levine, Palm Desert, CA
Theodore and Virginia Gardner, Santa Barbara, CA
Betty Asher, Los Angeles, CA
Enrique Serrato, Downey, CA
Suvan Geer, Santa Ana, CA

Ingrid Lilligren