Artist Statement

The geometric shapes which appear in Maj-Britt Hilstrom's earliest works and continue
to dominate her work are interwoven with organic forms. They evoke abstract realities
of architecture, waterfalls, mountains, landscapes, seaforms and the human figure.
She includes her concern for the security of our water sources. There is no new water.
The life source we are drinking today is billions of years old.

Education and Background

Born in Chicago of Swedish immigrant parents, Maj-Britt Hilstrom was graduated from
Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Her degree there was supplemented by study
at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, the Yoshida Hanga Academy in Tokyo, Japan,
and the Marble and Art Institute in Pietrasanta, Italy. She is the founder and director of the
Blue Bay Press, a fine art printing cooperative located in the East Bay hills of San Francisco.

Gallery Affiliations

Art Concepts, Walnut Creek, California
Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California


Maj-Britt Hilstrom has exhibited extensively from San Francisco to Sweden, Seattle,
Chicago, Hawaii, Bangkok, London, Mexico City, Berlin and Singapore.
Recent venues include the Claudia Chapline Gallery (Stinson Beach, California),
the Thacher Gallery of the University of San Francisco and the Gualala Arts Center.

Selected Collections

Adobe Systems
Advanced Micro Devices
Augustana College Museum of Art
Bank of Hawaii
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Kaiser Permanente Hospitals
Calvin Klein Cosmetics
Lever Brothers Company
Mentor Graphics
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Miller Brewing Company
Municipality of Maalot-Tarshiha (Israel)
Productos Vallejo (Spain)
Sun Hills Country Club (Japan)
Sunset Development Company
University of California at Berkeley
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor