SITE 9Wellness Centre, Bonavista
Dil Hildebrand has developed a multi-layered body of work—paintings, drawings, collages and maquettes—that blends a diversity of references and methods, from modernist strategies of fragmentation, re-composition and repetition, to the pictorial tropes of Western art and theatre, and modernist architecture. Hildebrand investigates the twofold nature of the artwork as both an image and object, enacting a negotiation between surface and pictorial space in his paintings. In his newest work, Hildebrand further emphasizes this relation in paintings composed on layered acrylic panels.
Hildebrand has been awarded distinguished grants and awards including the International Residency at Acme Studios, London UK (2013), Canada Council for the Arts (2010, 2014), and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2009). He won the RBC National Painting Competition in 2006. He has exhibited in Canada, Beijing, London, New York, and New Zealand. His work is in major public institutions throughout Canada, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada and Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, as well as numerous private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.