Wilber H. Schilling

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Contact Information

contact name: Wilber H. Schilling
phone: (612) 379-4743
email: info@indulgencepress.com

location address:
250 North Third Avenue, #224
Minneapolis MN 55401

open to public: yes
hours: By appointment

Pseudonym: Chip

Related Organizations:
Indulgence Press - www.indulgencepress.com
Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art (TZCVA)
Minnesota Center for Book Art (MCBA)
Fine Press Book Association (FPBA)
Ampersand Club
College Book Arts Association (CBAA)
Guild of Bookworkers


BFA - Photography and History, Clark University (Worcester, MA)
MFA - Book Arts and Printmaking, University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA)


Wilber H. Schilling is the Carleton College Dayton Hudson
Distinguished Visiting Teacher/Artist in the Department of Art & Art History for winter term 2012.

Minnesota Book Artist of the Year Award recepient 2010.

The Eugene Feldman Commemoration Award in Book Arts and Printmaking Travel-Study Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board Frederick W. Goudy guest lecturer at Scripps College Bush Faculty Development Grants.

Exhibitions/Performance History

2012 Exhibitions and Events

Compendium, Prints & Bookworks by Wilber H. Schilling
Carleton College, Boliou Hall; Northfield MN
Jan 5 - Feb 16 (Reception: Jan 12, 5-7pm / Artist Talk at 5:15pm)

Rare Beauty: Contemporary Visions in Book Art
Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford; West Hartford CT
Jan 17 - Feb 19 (Reception Feb 9, 5-7pm / Panel Discussion 3:30-5:30)

Fine and Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art
Center for Book Arts; New York NY
Jan 18 - Mar 31

End of Times Broadside Exchange Exhibition
Exhibition Location TBA
Reception, St. Joseph, MN, April 21, 8-11pm

In Association:
The Collaborative Work of Thomas Rose & Wilber H. Schilling
Minnesota Center for Book Arts; Minneapolis MN
Aug 10 - Oct 21 (Reception TBD)

Past Events - 2010/2011

Minnesota Book Artist of the Year Exhibition
Nov 14-Dec 12, 2010, Giese Memorial Library, Wyoming, MN
Slide show talk (part of the library's 5th anniversary party), Sat. Dec. 4, noon

From Press to Page: Book Arts in Minnesota
Nov 13-May 15, 2011, Gallery 369, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Marking Time - Guild of Book Workers nine venue touring exhibition
Nov 5-Mar 20, 2011 , Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH

Minnesota Book Artist of the Year Artist Exhibition
Oct 19-Dec 10, Gould Library, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Indulgence Press open studio at TZCVA
Nov 20 (5:30-9:30pm), Minneapolis, MN
XLIX - solo exhibition of photographic prints and book works
Dec 20-Feb 26, 2011, Gorecki Gallery, St. Joseph, MN
Opening Reception, Thurs. Jan 20, 4:30-6:30, artist talk at 5:30pm

Time on Paper
Jan 10-Feb 25, 2011, Gage Family Art Gallery, Augsburg College, Minneapolis
Artist talk, Thurs. Jan 27, noon

CODEX International Book Fair, Feb 6-9, 2011, Berkeley, CA

Open Studio at TZCVA, May 1st, and November 19, both from 5-9pm

Oak Knoll Fest XVI, October 2-3, Newcastle, DE

The MAPC 2010 Press Fair, October 14th, 5-9pm at the MCBA, Minneapolis

Minnesota Book Artist of the Year Award Solo Exhibitions
January 29-March 21, Open Book Literary Arts Center, Minneapolis
March 22-April 30,St. Paul Central Library, St. Paul, MN

Quantified Aesthetics, March 12-June 20 (reception March 12, 6-9pm)
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis

Reader's Art 10 curated by Jay Coffelt, March 12-April 23
(reception March 12, 7-9pm) Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis

Sustainable Currents, February 25-March 20, (reception March 19, 5-8pm)
TZCVA Gallery, Minneapolis

Somewhere Far From Habit, January 22-March 31, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts; Farmville, VA
and April 7-April 10, The Association of Writers & Writing Programs
2010 Conference, Denver, CO


Selected Collections...
Minneapolis Art Institute
Minnesota Historical Society
The Getty Research Institute
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York Public Library
The British Library
Library of Congress
Walker Art Center
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
Museum of Modern Art


Selected Exhibitions...
Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba, Sweden
Open Book, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
Louisville Art Association, Louisville, CO
ALoft, a vision of W Hotels, Minneapolis, MN
Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England
Artworks-MK, Milton Keynes, England
The Gallery, University of Northampton, Northampton, England
K Gallery, Alameda CA
Chapel Row Gallery, Bath, England
Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
Marseilles International Book Fair Exhibition, Marseilles, France
UPspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Concordia College, St. Paul, MN
Endicott College, Beverly, MA
College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
Bookmobile traveling exhibition, United States & Canada
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Department of Art - Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
“Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
Westby Art Gallery, Rowan College, Tenton, NJ
Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Aronson Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA


Masters: Book Arts, Major Works By Leading Artists (Sterling Publishing, 2011)

Downtown Journal, The Gutenberg of the North Loop by Gregory Scott (February 15, 2010)
Villager, Chip off the Old Block by Bill Stieger (February 10, 2010)
Northeaster, Book Artist Schilling by Gail Olson (January 25, 2010)
Artist's Book Yearbook 2010-2011 (Impact Press, 2009)
500 Handmade Books (Lark Books, 2008)
Book Art Object (Codex Foundation, 2008)

Fresh Impressions: Letterpress Printing in Contemporary Art (Oregon College of Art and Craft, 2008)
The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: 2nd Edition by Christopher James (Delmar, 2008)
Book Arts Newsletter, No. 39 (UWE Bristol, 2008)
Parenthesis, No. 13, Penny Plain and Two Pence Coloured by Graham Moss and Kathy Whalen (The Journal of the FPBA, 2007)
ABC, The Artists’ Books Conference Keynote Addresses, “To Have and To Hold” by Betty Bright (The jenny-press, 2005)
The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: 1st Edition by Christopher James (Delmar, 2001)
Opacity & Translucency: Letterpress Printing on Handmade Paper (Hand Papermaking, Inc., 1996)

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