Edith Hillinger was born in Berlin, Germany, and spent her formative years in Turkey. She came to the United States as a young adult.

1964    Four-year certificate in painting, Cooper Union School of Art, New York
1964    Painting scholarship, Provincetown Workshop, Provincetown, Massachusetts
1965-1966 Textile Design, New School for Social Research, NY
1976    B.A., New York University, New York

Grants and Awards    
2016    Nominated for the SECA ART AWARD, SFMOMA
2015    First Prize, Viridian Artists 26th Annual International, NY
2005    Artist-in-residence, New Pacific Studio, Mt. Bruce, New Zealand
2004    Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Award in painting/photography
1976    International Women’s Year Award, The Women Artists Historical Archives, New York
        Artist-in-residence, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire
        Artist-in-residence, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, California
1975    Painting award, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, Connecticut
        Painting award, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013    A Collision of Cultures, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, Ca
2010    Natural Perspective, Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul
2009    Togonon Gallery, San Francisco
2008    Togonon Gallery, San Francisco
2006    Togonon Gallery, San Francisco
2005    Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, California
        Aratoi Museum, Masterton, New Zealand
2004    Museo Café Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1986    Amerika Haus Gallery, Munich, Germany
1983    Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco
1981    Works on Paper, Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco
        Electro Arts Gallery, San Francisco

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016    HUD Gallery, Discernible Effects, Ventura California
2015    Viridian Artists 26th Juried International, NY
    Abstract Sanctuary, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, Or
2014    Prime    Time: Curated by Patricia Watts, MCF, California
    SFMOMA ARTISTS Gallery, San Francisco 3 person exhibition
    Carl cherry Center for the arts, Carmel, California
    Abstracting from Narture, Sturt Haaga Gallery, California
2013    Gratwanderung, Waren, Muritz, Germany
2013    26th Annual Juried exhibition, Viridian Gallery, NY, NY
2013    Patterns, Symbols & Codes, Platt Borstein Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca    
2011    Les Femmes Artistes Vernissage/Armory Art Center, during Art Basel,
        West Palm Beach, Florida
2011    Black, White and Shades of Gray, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 
        Mill Valley, California
2011    Art of the Line, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California
        Green, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
        Juried at BAC: Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
2010    Process & Place, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
2009    Dualities, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California
2009    National Association of Women Artists, NAWA Gallery, New York
2007    Mini Prints, Lessedra Gallery, Sophia, Bulgaria
2007    Roots in the Bay, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco
2006    Our Planet, Our Home, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco
2006    Civic Center Art Exhibition, Berkeley, California
2006    Gallery Artists, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco
2004    Fall Exhibition, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco
        National Drawing 2004, The College of New Jersey
2003    Womenkind, Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2002    Nature Spirit, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
        Pro Arts Juried Annual, Oakland, California/Juror Gerardo Mosquera
2001    Women Made Gallery, Chicago
        Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
        California Small Works 2001, Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts, 
        Sonoma, California/Juror Kenneth Baker
2000    Pro Arts 2000 Juried Annual, Oakland, California/Juror Larry Rinder
1990    Gallery Imago Group Exhibition, San Francisco
1988    Collage, N.A.M.E, Chicago
1986    Pyramid Art Gallery, Rochester, New York
        All California Biennial, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
1985    Watercolor Gallery, Berkeley, California
        Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, California
1984    Electrostatics International, Cleveland State University Gallery, 
        Cleveland, Ohio
1983    New Technology: New Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
        Symbols and Surfaces, Walnut Creek Civic Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
        Sun Gallery, Hayward, California
1982    Chevron Gallery, San Francisco
        Reese Bullen Gallery, Arcada, California
        Humboldt State University, Arcada, California
1991    Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco
        High Art Technology, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
1980    Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
        Reese Bullen Gallery, Arcada, California
        Glyptothek Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
1979    Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
1977    Artists Choice, Women in the Arts (WIA). Travelled to eight colleges and universities.
        Drawings USA/77, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul
1976    Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        New York University Gallery, New York
1975    Works on Paper/Women Artists, Brooklyn Museum, New York
        Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alameda

Process and Place, catalogue, Berkeley Art Center, 2010
Doubletake, catalogue, essay by Rei Masuda, 2008
Botanical Meditations, catalogue, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, 2005
Feminists Who Changed America 1963–1975, Barbara Love, ed., University of Illinois Press, 2006
Drawings USA/77, catalogue, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, 1977
Works on Paper/Women Artists, catalogue, Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1975
Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 2015 Catalogue

“Fusion: A collision of Cultures”, Christopher Michno, Art Ltd sept/oct 2013
"Genius Loci," DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, March 17, 2010
"Our Planet Our Home," (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery)
 Frank Cebulski, Artweek February 2007
"Edith Hillinger: Building a Life, San Francisco, California, June 2006," 
 interview by Richard Whittaker, Works & Conversations, June 24, 2006
"Symbols and Surfaces," (Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery) Charles Shere, 
 Oakland Tribune, August 1983
"Paper Artist Uses Xerox," Cathy Curtis, Berkeley Independent Gazette, August 1981
"Edith Hillinger Paintings," (Caravan House Gallery, New York) Beverly Chester, Pictures on Exhibit, June 1975
"Edith Hillinger, paintings," (Caravan House Gallery, New York) Dorothy Hall, Park East, April 197

Public Collections (selected)
City Hall, City of Berkeley, California
2011 Alameda County Art Collection, Alameda County, California
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul
Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany
Leo Beack Institute, New York
Fong and Chan Architects, San Francisco
Shehan Hotel, San Francisco
Raleigh Enterprises, Los Angeles
Genentech Art Collection, San Francisco
Monterey Peninsula Hospital, Monterey
Greens Restaurant, San Francisco
Rutgers University                                                                 
Sherwood Museum of Botanical Art, London
De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

1971 Fredrich D. Zeman Center for Instruction, New York City
1972-1975 School of Visual Arts, New York City
1976-1979 Private watercolor instructor, California
1980-1985 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

2008    Women In The Arts Foundation - Women Artists Legacy Issues
2015    Women In The Arts Foundation - BAWA Legacy Project

Founded a New Women’s Art Organization
2014    I founded the Bay Area Women Artists Legacy Project to address issues embedded in our society that make it difficult for women to preserve their legacies after they die. This is an ongoing project designed to work with art organizations to address these long standing issues.

1998    Christian Science Monitor
1997    Hemisphere Magazine

Membership Organizations
National Association of Women Artists (elected 2009)
Women in the Arts (member since 1970)
Bay Area Women Artists’ Legacy Project founded 2014
Women’s Caucus For Art National and Regional Chapters

Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, California
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, California