Hillary Wiedemann is a Chicago based multi-media artist. Using glass, light, reflective/refractive materials, and audio, her work explores the subtle differences between passive and active states of perception, and the transformation of light into object and experience. She received an MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts, and a BFA in glass from Rhode Island School of Design. She is a current resident at Hatch Projects at the Chicago Artists Coalition. She has exhibited her work in Chicago, IL; the San Francisco Bay Area; Los Angeles, CA; Kansas City, MO; and Brooklyn, NY. Additionally, she has helped to organize a variety of exhibitions, recently serving as a Co-Director of the Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland, CA.
“I am interested in the transience of perception and the shifts that occur between the passive and active states of experience, the moments when you are looking and then see, when you are hearing and then listen. Using controlled light, both natural and artificially produced, in combination with minimal materials, I expand the subtleties of these in-between states into larger scale installations.”