Mille Guldbeck completed her MFA at the University of Iowa in 1995. Prior to that time she lived and worked in both Denmark and the former Yugoslavia developing sensibilities that continue to inform her work. As a painter and printmaker, Guldbeck’s work seeks to exploit conditions of visual and psychological indeterminacy. The work explores the complicated relationships of ordering and our need to make sense out of very complex, non-hierarchical systems.
She was named the Lois Roth Endowment Fellow for 2007, and was the recipient of an American-Scandinavian Foundation Grant as well as an E.D. Foundation Grant to support her recent painting project on the island of Møn in the Baltic. She has been the recipient of an Iowa Arts Council Grant, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, and artist residencies including the Ragdale Foundation, Jentel Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Nelimarkko Museum, Grakisk Vaerksted and Hollufgaard International Artist Residencies. Recent exhibitions include Artemisia Gallery and Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago, University of Northern Iowa, Samuel Morse Museum and Historic Site in New York and Toyahashi Museum in Japan. She is represented by Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh and Galleri 5000 in Denmark. She is currently a Full Professor of Painting and Graduate Coordinator at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.