Paper pub. date
January 2023
ISBN 9781930957862 (hardcover)
9.5 x 12, 96 pages. More than 60 color illustrations.

Rita Robillard

Time and Place

Bean Gilsdorf, Frances DeVuono, Patricia Grieve Watkinson, and Linda Tesner
Published by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Rita Robillard (American, born 1944) is a highly regarded mixed media artist who explores themes of history, nature, ecology, and place in her work. A prolific printmaker and painter who is constantly pushing the boundaries of the printmaking medium, Robillard was born, raised, and educated in New York City, studied at Cooper Union in the early 1960s, lived and worked in Brazil in the early 1970s, earned her BA and MFA degrees at the University of California, Berkeley in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and taught at Washington State University in Pullman and Portland State University. Wherever she has lived, Robillard’s work has served as an exploration and meditation on time and place. 

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BEAN GILSDORF examines the visual traces of political histories and cultural narratives through the evocative medium of cloth. Her projects have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and the American Textile History Museum, as well as exhibition spaces in England, Italy, China, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and South Africa. Gilsdorf’s work is in the permanent collections of the Berkeley Art Museum, Kala Art Institute, and the International Quilt Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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FRANCES DEVUONO is an art writer, artist and former Associate Professor of Art at the University of Colorado Denver. She was a Contributing Editor for Artweek, and her reviews and articles have appeared in magazines such as Art in America, Arts, Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine and New Art Examiner, among others. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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PATRICIA GRIEVE WATKINSON is former director of the Museum of Art at Washington State University in Pullman.

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LINDA TESNER is the former director of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

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