Have you met…Michael Wille?

22, 22x16in, acrylic on linen

Michael Wille, Echo Hill No.4,16x 12 in, acrylic on linen

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Michael Wille.

22, 22x16in, acrylic on linen

Michael Wille, Front No. 22, 22×16 in, acrylic on linen

MFA, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
BFA, Millikin University, Decatur, IL

x11in, Relief print on paper

Michael Wille, Cadence No.1, 11x11in, Relief print on paper

Michael Wille is an American artist residing in Normal, IL. He has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the United States and abroad including venues such as the Space Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in St. Louis, Resolution Gallery in Johannesburg (South Africa) and the University of Mississippi Art Gallery. In particular, Wille was featured in Mapping the Terrain: New Directions in Abstract Painting in Louisiana and New American Talent in Texas in 2007. Wille’s abstract paintings have been featured in New American Paintings five times. His work is a part of numerous corporate collections around the United States, including The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, Vinson and Elkins (LLC) in Houston, The Benzinger Family Wineries in California and the Renaissance Suites Hotel in Chicago. Wille has lectured about his work at various academic venues including Temple University in Japan (Tokyo), the University of Iowa as well as the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg (South Africa), where he was an artist-in-residence in February 2009.

In addition to keeping an active studio practice, Wille is an Associate Professor of Art at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. There he teaches a wide range of courses within the Painting and Drawing curriculum, including mentoring MFA students. Michael Wille received his MFA degree in Painting from Bowling Green State University (OH) and his BFA degree from Millikin University (IL).

Michael Wille, KwaZulu-Natal No.2, 14x14 in, Acrylic on panel

Michael Wille, KwaZulu-Natal No.2, 14×14 in, Acrylic on panel

Other material relating to Michael Wille.

Artist Website: www.michaelwille.com

Studio Break: Jason Karolak, Thomas Vance, Michael Wille, Arjan Zazueta

Curating Contemporary: Michael Wille.

11am-JOUR 271: Michael Wille.

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