William H. Thielen
Born in Pierre, SD in 1954, William H. Thielen holds a B.S. and M.F.A. in Art. He works in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media and installation. He has had over 100 exhibitions throughout the US and Canada and is a full-time studio artist, living and working in Carbondale, Illinois.
Thielen’s work is about the tension that is created when opposites are thrust together. They need each other to define each other; there’s no room for compromise. Abstraction requires trust in one’s emotions and the intuitive. These pieces are about looking for emotional truth in a post-modern world.