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RECENT EXHIBITIONS
2017

Four Artists, Blandon Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA

Quilt National ’17, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH

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

Fiber Arts VIII, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA

Small Works: SDA at 40, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2016

Astrid Hilger Bennett, Quad City Arts, Artworks at the Airport, Rock Island, IL

Fantastic Fibers 2016, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

2015

Quilt National ’15, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH, also part of touring exhibition

Astrid Hilger Bennett, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

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

Common Threads, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

 2013

Innovations in Fiber, Fiber Art VI, The Sebastopol Center for the Arts, California

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

 2012

11th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Japan, traveling exhibit, Honorable Mention

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, American Crafts Council Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN

2011

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

2011 Artquilt Show, ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA

Merge & Flow, Members’ Show, Surface Design Association, Confluence Conference

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

Iowa Sampler, Iowa SDA members’ show, Ames

Iowa Craft 40, Charles MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA

2010

Astrid Hilger Bennett, solo show, Charles MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA

Contemporary Fiber III, Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, Fiber Artists Coalition, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix, MI

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

2009

Fiber Invitational, Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Surface Matters, Surface Design Association Members’ Exhibition, Kansas City, MO

Art Quilt Invitational, four-person show at Olson-Larson Gallery, West Des Moines, IA

2008

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

Art Quilt Elements, Wayne, PA

9th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Japan, Touring Exhibition, Nihon Vogue-Sha Co. Ltd Award. This show will visit the Quilt Art Study Center, Lincoln, NE, in 2009

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

Art Quilt Invitational, Earlville Opera House Gallery, Earlville, NY, group art quilt exhibition

2007

Quilt National ’07, Athens OH: A Momentary Place was chosen for this show.

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

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

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

2006

Showcase: An Exhibition by Surface Design Association Representatives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 12th Biennial

Artist as Quiltmaker Exhibition, FAVA, Oberlin OH, Innovation Award

2005

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

Quilts=Art=Quilts, Morrisville NY

Uncovering the Surface, Surface Design Association Members’ Exhibition Midpoint, Kansas City MO

Crafts National 39, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University

Sacred Threads, Reynoldsburg OH

2004

Crafts National 38, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University

Penland Instructors’ Exhibition, Galleries Downtown, Iowa City IA

2003

Master Quilts Past & Present: Preserving the Voice of America’s Quiltmakers, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College IA

Large Works, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids IA

Iowa Craft: 36, MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA Second Award

Fiber Fiber Focus 2003, Art St Louis, St Louis MO

Constants & Variables, SDA Membership Exhibition, Kansas City MO

Art Quilts at the Sedgwick, Philadelphia PA

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Charles H. MacNider Museum of Art, Mason City, IA

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

1991 Art Guild of Burlington, Burlington, IA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics’ Project Art; Henry Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa; Indiana University at Gary; Iowa City Public Library; Kirkwood Community College; Helix Center Biotech Incubator (St Louis, MO)

PUBLICATIONS

2015  Art Quilts of the Midwest, University of Iowa Press, edited by Linzee Kull McCray, introductory essay on art quilts by Astrid Hilger Bennett

2010 Quilting Arts, February-March issue, Featured Artist Profile

Alliance for American Quilters’ has an oral history of Astrid’s work as part of the SOS (“Save our Stories”) on the AAQ website, www.centerforthequilt.org

Fiberarts Design Book VI (1999): The India Cafe was used as the cover illustration and Three Conversations was used on the endpapers of Fiberarts Design Book VII.

2000 East Meets West in an Iowa Cornfield, Fiberarts, about the University of Iowa’s papermaking facility at Oakdale

1998 Profile of Mary Merkel-Hess, American Craft magazine

1997 Carmon Slater, review in Surface Design

1993 David Dahlquist: Public Art, Ceramics Monthly,

1993 Informed Sources, Surface Design Journal

1993 Finding Art in the Inner Details, profile of book conservator Pamela Spitzmueller, Iowa Woman

1993 Contemporary African Batik; Marie-Lure Ille (two reviews) Fiberarts

EDUCATION

BFA in Printmaking, Indiana University (1975) Additional coursework: College of Wooster, OH: Rhode Island School of Design; Penland School of Crafts; University of Iowa