â€śDie Felder und DĂ¶rfer Vergehen,â€ť This book shows the erosion of villages and fields due to war, pollution, natural disasters and global warming. Unique Artistsâ€™ Book, mixed media and collage on paper, 16 x 11 inches. $3000
This book is dedicated to the people of Japan and in memory of the victims that were killed in the Tsunami that hit the country in March 2011. 14 page Unique Artists’ Book, mixed media, sand and collage on paper, 19 x 14 inches, with excerpts of Walt Whitman’s poem, “A Voice From Death.â€ť $5500
This Book shows the destruction caused by the release of a liquid-based petroleum hydrocarbon into the ocean or coastal waters and its devastating effect upon the environment, ecosystems, marshes and marine mammals caused by human activity. Unique Artists’ Book, mixed media, sand and collage on paper, 19 x 14 inches, 2011, with a quotation by Ernest Hemingway. $5000
10 prints in a clamshell box, mixed media, encaustic monotype and woodcut on paper.
Box size: 7.75 x 12 inches, entire portfolio. $3700
Woodcuts on pastel and pen drawings. Conceived, printed and bound by the artist on Mulberry and Rives Paper. The poem was reproduced from a handwritten manuscript, by Galway Kinnell and printed on letterpress. Four-page color fold-out, cover with woodcut across the wrappers, enclosed in a gray cloth covered folder, 13.25 x 9.75 inches, number 12 from an edition of 16. $950
My woodcuts, paintings and books express my deeply felt concerns for the intractable problems of the world. They depict current political, social and environmental issues with strong focus on the chaos caused by war.
I believe that it is my responsibility to face the difficulties of contemporary society and to use my art as a diary, which bears witness to the mistakes of humanity.
I frequently integrate poetry and lyricism into the surfaces of my work and often use concrete artistic objects attempting to communicate a strongly experienced inner reality.
Ilse Schreiber-Noll, born in Germany, studied at the University of Marburg, Germany, then came to the United States and studied at Purchase College, SUNY, NY from which she received her Masters in Fine Art in 1989.
Her art deals with the concerns of society and the fight for peace and social justice with emphasis on the tragedy of war. These issues are addressed in her woodcuts, paintings and painted books.
She participated in several major political movements among them “Artist’s Call”, “Art Against Apartheid” and “Artist’s Against the Death Penalty” and in the efforts to close Indian Point, a nuclear plant in NY.
Most recently her work could be seen in Marc di Suveroâ€™s Peace Tower at the Whitney Biennial 2006, New York, NY and in solo and group exhibitions in Berlin 2005 – 2009, in Bochum, Germany 2007, and in The Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon New York in 2007. In 2009 she was awarded a Grant by The Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ.
Next to her political work she is known for her collaborations with contemporary poets with whom she produced Limited Edition Artist Books. She did extensive graphic work for the theatre, mostly for plays of German playwrights such as Bertolt Brecht and Frank Wedekind in collaboration with playwright, director and translator Eric Bentley. Among the poets and musicians she has collaborated with are: Joseph Brodsky, Galway Kinnell, Octavio Paz, Dennis Brutus and John Cage.
She presently lives and works in Westchester, New York and in Berlin, Germany.