Resume

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Quilt National ‘17, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH

2017 Fiber Arts VIII, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2017 SDA Small Works: Juried Member Exhibition, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR

2017 Quilted Expressions: An Exhibit of Iowa Quilt Artists, Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA

2017 Art Quilts of the Midwest, Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, IA

2016 Fantastic Fibers 2016, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

2015 Quilt National ‘15, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH

2015 Astrid Hilger Bennett, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2015 Pushing the Surface, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, OH

2014 Local Threads, the Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA, in conjunction with Innovators & Legends, Generations in Textiles & Fiber Art

2014 Common Threads, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

2013 Innovations in Fiber, Fiber Art VI, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts

2013 Iowa Crafts 41, Charles MacNider Museum of Art, Mason City, IA

2012 11th Quilt Nihon, Japan, honorable mention

2011 Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

2011 Iowa Crafts 40, Charles MacNider Museum of Art, Mason City, IA

2011 Artquilt Show, ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA

2011 Merge & Flow, Members’ Show, Surface Design Association

2011 The Space Between, Juried exhibition at International Quilt Festival, San Diego

2011 Conversations In Stitch, Fiber Artists Coalition, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

2011 Iowa Sampler, work by five Iowa SDA artists, Ames, IA

2010 Contemporary Fiber III, Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2010 12 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,”Fiber Artists Coalition, Charlevoix, MI

2010 Some Like it Hot, Fiber Artists Coalition, Simply Art Chicago Loft, Evanston, IL

2010 Iowa Fiber Artists Exhibition, Marshalltown, IA

2009 Iowa Crafts 39, Charles MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA, Best of Show Award

2009 Artquilts, Olson Larson Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2008 Form Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, New Harmony, IN

2008 Craft USA 2008, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2008 Earlville Opera House Gallery, Earlville, NY

2008 9th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Japan, Nihon Vogue-Sha Co. Ltd Award

2008 Art Quilt Elements, Wayne, PA

2007 Form Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, New Harmony, IN

2007 Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, Best of Show award

2007 Quilt National ’07, Athens, OH

2007 Astrid Hilger Bennett, Brian Roberts & Joel Smith, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL

2007 Quilts: Fiber for Thought, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2006 Showcase: An Exhibition by Surface Design Association Representatives, East     Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2006 12th Biennial Artist as Quiltmaker Exhibition, FAVA, Oberlin, OH, Innovation Award

2006 SDA Representatives Exhibition, East Carolina University

2005 Iowa Crafts 37, MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA , Jurors’ Special Mention, fiber

2005 Quilts=Art=Quilts, Morrisville, NY

2005 Uncovering the Surface, Surface Design Association Members’ Exhibition

2005 Midpoint, Kansas City, MO

2005 Crafts National 39, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University

2005 Sacred Threads, Reynoldsburg, OH

2004 Crafts National 38, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University

2004 Penland Instructors’ Exhibition, Galleries Downtown, Iowa City, IA

2003 Master Quilts Past & Present: Preserving the Voice of America’s Quiltmakers, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. Includes oral history of Bennett’s work on the Alliance for American Quilters’ website, www.centerforthequilt.org

2003 Art Quilts at the Sedgwick, Philadelphia, PA

2003 Works by Astrid Hilger Bennett & Connie Roberts, Rochester Art Center, MN

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IA

2010 Charles MacNider Museum of Art, Mason City, IA

2002 Connie Roberts & Astrid Hilger Bennett, Rochester Art Center, MN

2000 Playclothes, collaborative theme clothing, with Connie Roberts, Arts Iowa City, IA

1997 Arts on Grand, Spencer, IA

1996 Iowa City Senior Center, Iowa City, IA

1996 Luther College, Decorah, IA

1994 Earlham College, Richmond, IN

1993 University of Iowa, Mabie Theatre Building, Iowa City, IA

1993 Cedar Falls Civic Center, Cedar Falls IA

1993 Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, IA

 

ART IN PUBLIC SETTINGS and PUBLICATIONS

2015 Authored introductory essay on art quilts for Art Quilts of the Midwest, Linzee McCray, University of Iowa Press

2010 Featured Artist in February/March issue of Quilting Arts

2006 Featured in the Gallery Issue of Surface Design, September issue

2004 Fiberarts Design Book VII, Three Conversations included, also on Title Page

1999 India Café Art Quilt selected for cover of Fiberarts Design Book VI

Public settings include: University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics’ Project Art Collection; Helix Center Biotech Incubator, St Louis, MO; Indiana University at Gary; Iowa City Public Library, Kirkwood Community College, Wellmark Blue Cross of Iowa; Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa

 

EMPLOYMENT / PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2009 – present: Board Director, President, Surface Design Association

1994 – 2017: General Manager or Co-owner, Iowa Artisans Gallery, (business sold, retired)