Acme Studios — Dil Hildebrand

Supporting Artists since 1972

Dil Hildebrand

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Residency

Dil Hildebrand's work centres on architectural and constructed images, often through large format paintings which 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 diverse influences and interests, Dil’s paintings explore the shared lineage of architectural formation with painted images.

Dil’s work has been shown internationally in such venues as the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Herron Galleries at University of Indiana, Choi&Lager Gallery in Cologne, Union Gallery in London, University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery in Winnipeg, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, AUT University Gallery in Auckland, and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto. Dil has been awarded a number of distinguished grants and awards including the Banff Centre Thematic Residency, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and was a winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

In 2008-2009, in partnership with Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications and the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie, and on the recommendation of Arts Council England, Conseil des arts et des lettres (CALQ) approached Acme to establish the Québec Studio in London, thereby expanding the network of residencies offered abroad to Québec artists and writers. The residency provides two six month long residencies per year in Bow, E3 for artists who have at least 10 years' experience of professional practice. Applications and selection are undertaken directly by CALQ.

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