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dil hildebrand

b.  Lives and works in Montreal, Canada

Dil Hildebrand is an artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. Hildebrand's work centers on the architectural and constructed image. Often working in large format, his paintings mimic the scale and structure of architecture, framing the body in life-sized patterns. Inspired by ancient Roman trompe l'oeil frescoes and informed by a diversity of other influences and interests, Hildebrand's paintings explore this shared lineage of architectural formation with painted images.

Hildebrand’s work has been shown internationally in such venues as the the National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2010); the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2012); Herron Galleries at University of Indiana, Indianapolis (2013); Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne (2013); Union Gallery, London UK (2012&13); University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery, Winnipeg (2013); YYZ, Toronto (2011); Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2013); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2014); AUT University Gallery, Auckland NZ (2007); and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto (2006).

Hildebrand is an MFA graduate of Concordia University, Montreal and has been awarded a number of distinguished grants and awards including the International Residency at Acme Studios, London UK (2013); the Canada Council for the Arts (2010); the Banff Centre Thematic Residency (2009); Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2009) and was winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2006).

His work has been collected by major public institutions throughout Canada, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Bank of the Canada Council. In 2016, he will present solo exhibitions at Plein Sud in Longueil, Quebec; McClure Gallery, Montreal; Centre Space, Toronto; and C24 Gallery, New York.

Education

2013     Resident, Acme Studios, London UK

2009    Resident, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff

2008    Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal

1998     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal

1995     Painting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Solo Exhibitions

2016   C24 Gallery, New York, NY

            It is a Complicated Business, Pierre-Francois Oellette art contemporain, Toronto

            Let No One Enter Who Does Not Know Geometry, Centre d’Exposition Plein Sud,               Longueuil, QC

            Whilst Hanging from a Round Planet, McClure Gallery, Montreal, QC

2015    A few good words that still work, and the tide, Pierre-Francois Oellette art                           contemporain, Montreal, QC

2013    And so on and so forth..., Centre Space, Toronto

2012    Back to the Drawing Board (Reprise), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain,

            Montreal 

2011    Back to the Drawing Board, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto 

            VOLTA NY, with Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, New York 

2010   Peepshow, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal

2008   Long Drop: A Hanging, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal

2007   Dil Hildebrand, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016     Art New York, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

2015     Regard sur l’art contemporain, La mainson de la culture Villeray, Montreal, QC

             Paysages revisites, La mainson de la culture Marie-Uguay, Montreal, QC

2014    Grace of a Gesture: 50 Years of Reciprocity, Musee d’art contemporain de                            Montreal

             Young Canadian Painters,  Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON

              Land Reform(ed)Ajagemo Gallery, Ottawa ON

              Luminescences MTL-TO, PFOAC/ Centre Space, Montreal/Toronto

2013     Shape Shifters, Herron Galleries, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA

             Corner-Thru, Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany

             The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, USA

             The Painting Project, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal

2012    Builders: Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

            Re-configuring Abstraction, School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

            Corner-Thru, Union Gallery, London UK

2011    Between the Cracks: Picturing the Fourth Dimension, OBORO, Montreal

            Carré blanc sur fond dur, Espace Virtuel, Chicoutimi

            NO HORIZONS, The L.A. Pedestrians at Art Platform, Los Angeles

            Memory For the Future, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal

2010   The Fourth Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China.                         Beijing, China

            La peinture dans la peau, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal

            Works from the Collection, Battat Contemporary, Montreal

            L'Anti-Sublime, Maison de la Culture du Plateau Montréal, Montreal

2009   Pulse Miami, with Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Miami

            Homologous Fields: Dil Hildebrand & Tyler Los-Jones, Truck Gallery, Calgary

2008   Ideas of Landscape / Landscape of Ideas 2, Musée d’art contemporain de                           Montréal, Montreal

            Carte Blanche Vol. 2: Painting, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto

            Entrevoir, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal. Curated by Louise Déry

            It Came in a Dream; a collaboration with Pierre-François Ouellette art                                  contemporain, Drake Hotel, Toronto

           Next: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, with Pierre-François Ouellette art              contemporain, Chicago - duo with Kent Monkman

2007  Snow Falls in the Mountains Without Wind, St. Paul Street Gallery, Auckland, New                Zealand

           Unique Viewpoints: Recent Work by Québec Artists, National Arts Centre, Ottawa

2006   Ignition, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal

            RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary                          Canadian Art, Toronto; Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal; Art Gallery of Calgary,              Calgary; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

           Summertime in Paris, Parisian Laundry, Montreal

2005   Verdure, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal

AWARDS

2014         Canada Council of the Arts, Project Grant

2013         Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, London Residency

2010        Canada Council of the Arts, Project Grant

2009       Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Development Grant

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The National Gallery of Canada

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Canada Council Art Bank

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Government of Canada