Rilling, Biography +

Claudia Rilling

Originally from Bucks County PA Claudia Rilling studied painting and drawing at the School of Fine Arts at Boston University, graduating with a BFA in 2002.

After living and working in Philadelphia for several she relocated to the Bay Area and established a studio. She has also lived and painted in Corciano, Italy near Perugia.

About the work:
Claudia’s earlier work consists mainly of cityscape and still-life. They are based on the relationships of planes, light and form, placed within carefully constructed compositions.

This current series:
The green landscapes are inspired by her keen interest in the geometry of landscape. Rilling's work is subtle and delicate. A lot of time is devoted to articulating implied relationships-tonal notes of color and value shifts, neutrals placed against slightly more saturated color notes, carefully carved out shapes and edged lines to emphasize a specific area.
The result is a firmly established composition with an emotive connection.
Through editing and emphasizing her vision, she produces a subtle abstracted quality in the composition - one where the intervals of field rows or shapes of the fields - the diagonals, verticals, and horizontal relationships - are constructed to present the artist's voice.


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Exhibitions & Collections
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

        
2011 - Mini, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA    
2011 - City/Country, 4-woman show, Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA    
2010 - Mini, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA             
2010 - Knockouts, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 - City Streets: Urban Views of the Bay Area & Beyond, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA            
2010 - Planes, Light, and Form, 79 New Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, CA            
2009 - Italy Group Show, 79 New Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, CA             
2009 - Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA            
2009 - Salon Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA            
2009 - Delicious, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA           
2008 - Tiny, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 - Annual Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA            
2006 - In Person, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA           
2005 - Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA           
2004 - Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA
1999 - New England Annual Print Exhibition, Boston, MA

Private Collections

     
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph and Renee Snyderman, San Francisco, CA    
Mr. and Mrs. Andy and Deborah Rappaport    
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Pyle and Tina Hittenberger, Petaluma, CA    
Mr. Umberto Generosi, Umbria, Italy    
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Diadario, Philadelphia, PA    
Dr. Bryan Machamer, Philadelphia, PA    
Mr. Brian Thrippleton, Philadelphia, PA    
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Bets, Philadelphia, PA    
Mrs. Leslie Tincher, San Francisco, CA    
Mr. Claus Von Bohlen, San Francisco, CA    
Mr. Paul Dul, San Francisco, CA    
Mr. Doug Cawley, San Francisco, CA    
Mr. Dominic Diongson, NY, NY    
Mr. Jack Edler, Indiana    
Ms. Helena Maybank, San Francisco, CA