Mille Guldbeck is an artist whose work is concerned with the intersections of craft and perception. She uses painting and drawing to talk about varying levels of reality through the representation of various physical planes. Her paintings, which employ illusionistic space in several genres, refer to how convincing a certain position may be at one point but somewhat unconvincing from a different viewpoint
She was the sole recipient for the Lois Roth Endowment, 2007, awarded by the Fullbright affiliate ASF, and was the recipient of an American-Scandinavian Foundation Grant as well as an
E.D. Foundation Grant to support her 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, the Jentel Foundation, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts in the U.S., Grafisk Vaerksted and Hollufgård International Artist Residencies in Denmark, Hafnarborg and SIM in Iceland, and Nelimarkka Museum in Finland. Her work is in public collections in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally; Solo and group exhibitions include Nelimarkka Museum in Finland, South Bend Museum of Art, Artemisia Gallery and Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago, the University of Northern Iowa, University of Mary Washington Galleries in Virginia, Georgetown College in Kentucky, CSPS/The Drawing Legion, Tennessee Technological University, the Samuel Morse Museum and Historic Site in New York and Toyahashi Museum in Japan. She is represented by Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA and Galleri 5000 in Denmark. She is currently a Full Professor of Painting at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She lives and works in Ohio and Denmark.