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Ilse Schreiber-Noll

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"So sind wir in die Welt befallen / this is how we came into the world", 2017 Mixed Media And 30 Small Books On Linen 195 X 109 Centimeter © Ilse Schreiber-Noll
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Weder Regen noch Sonne / Neither Rain nor Sun, 2016 Installation: Mixed Media On Linen, Eight Paper Mache Bowls, Sand, Photos 54 X 53 Inches © Ilse Schreiber-Noll
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Artist Book: Die Felder meiner Kindheit / The Meadows of my Childhood, 2017 Mixed Media And Xerox Transfer On Linen 29" X 15" Book Closed, 16 Double Pages © Ilse Schreiber-Noll
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Germany
Lives in
Croton On Hudson, NY and Berlin, Germany
Works in
Croton on Hudson, Peekskill, NY. and Berlin, Germany
Schools
University of Marburg/Lahn, Germany
School of Art and Design, SUNY Purchase, United States, MFA
Tags
printmaking, artist's books, mixed-media paintings and installations
Statement

Ilse Schreiber-Noll is a multi media artist. Her woodcuts, paintings, books and installations  trace their roots back to the passionate writings of Bertolt Brecht and others, who spoke for the rights of the downtrodden. She creates densely painted surfaces with the addition of collage elements: wire, wood, photos and books that give a strong sense of physical presence. The recurrent themes of her work depict the terrors of war and the threat of ecological disaster.

The artist was born in Germany and attended the University of Marburg before moving to the United States to study woodcut and the art of the book with the Uruguayan-American artist, Antonio Frasconi, whose politically-driven subjects combined with her own lifelong reading of the German poets and authors, especially Bertolt Brecht, inspired her strong sense of social justice. She received her MFA from SUNY Purchase, NY where she later on taught The Art of the Book with Antonio Frasconi.

Another aspect of her early work are collaborations with poets, writers and musicians. She worked with Eric Bentley, the playwright, translator and preeminent authority on Brecht and collaborated with him in producing over ten booklets with her woodblock prints, pen-and-ink drawings, aquarelles and collages. Collaborations with other luminaries include Joseph BrodskyDennisBrutus, Galway Kinnell, Octavio Paz and John Cage. Some of her most lyrical, elegiac work - in any medium - can be found among these limited edition and unique books. Many are in public and private collections worldwide.

‚ÄčThe artist presently lives and works in Croton On Hudson and in  Peekskill, NY as well as in Berlin, Germany.