Luxembourg Program 

Image of Lois Bielefeld, First Winner of Artist-in-Residence Program in Luxembourg

Artist-in-Residence Program in Luxembourg

First Winner Announced: Lois Bielefeld
A conceptual photographer and filmmaker, Bielefeld splits her time between fine art, commercial, and fashion photography. Born in Milwaukee, she earned her BFA in Advertising Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and then lived and worked in Brooklyn for seven years. Moving back to Wisconsin in 2010, Bielefeld’s work has consistently been exhibited in both group and solo contexts, including two new solo exhibitions entitled Room & Board, on view through November 8, 2014 at ArtStart in Rhinelander, and Androgyny, opening November 1 through January 10, 2015 at UW-Parkside. Her commercial and fashion photography work has earned her impressive clients, including Kohl’s, Prestige Hong Kong, Time Magazine, Wisconsin Bride Magazine, among many others. Bielefeld is represented by the Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee. Samples of her work can be found on her website,

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About the Program
A biennial program, the Artist-in-Residence Program in Luxembourg is open to artists working in any medium who either live in Wisconsin currently or have had transformational art experiences in Wisconsin that link them to the State in a significant and recognizable way. Preference is given to emerging artists with a proven track record and mid-career artists with gallery representation and a growing national and/or international reputation.

The 3-month Program allows the selected artist to live and work at Bourglinster Castle, located just 15 miles outside Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Housing, travel, and a monthly stipend for three months are included in the Program. Working with five to six other artists from around the world, the artist has complete freedom for work and making connections in Europe.

For further information or questions about the Artist-in-Residence Program contact Erika Petterson at or 262.247.2277.