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Luke Hillestad
Works at www.lukehillestad.com
Attended apprentice of Odd Nerdrum
Lives in Minneapolis, MN
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Panel discussion and closing reception and  for the Holdfast III group show - Effigy and Exile -
THIS Thursday - July 17th, 7-10pm
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anybody need a Jeep from Tuesday-Friday this week?
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We're heading to Iceland for three weeks in May (2012). Hope to get some interesting landscape sketching done there. Good to see you on G+
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"Grotto" 68" x 51"
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showing with James Conaway at the Groveland Gallery next month

"Old Friends, New Talent"
Groveland Gallery - 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Opening event: Thursday, August 11, 5-8 p.m.

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  • www.lukehillestad.com
    painter, present
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Minneapolis, MN
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Luke was born in 1982 in Minneapolis. In 2006 he left his work as a land surveyor and began painting full time, with Rembrandt and Odd Nerdrum books open next to an empty canvas.
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He immersed himself in apprenticeship, later studying with Nerdrum, and traveled to museums and studios around the world to learn from the paintings of the old Masters whose tradition he seeks to follow. 

Using the palette of the Ancient Greek painter Apelles Luke paints friends and a collection of taxidermied animals, illustrating the primal beauty of humans at their most noble with narratives that center on themes of death, kinship, ritual, and wilderness. 

Luke Hillestad is represented by The Rymer Gallery in Nashville, the L'oeil du Prince Gallery in Paris, and Flanders and Rogue Buddha galleries in Minneapolis. His work has also been exhibited in Florida, Chicago, Norway, and Germany. 

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  • apprentice of Odd Nerdrum
    Painting, 2008
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