Carol Lee Hilgemann was born in 1947 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She received a B.S. Degree in Art Education from Northern State University at Aberdeen in 1969. That fall, Carol moved to Alaska teaching at Taylor Junior HS & Ben Eielson HS, Eielson Air Force Base, retiring in July of 1997. Since 1989 Hilgemann’s work has been featured in numerous national and local group exhibitions; she’s a Signature Member of the National Collage Society & Artists of the Black Hills. Solo exhibitions include the Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks; the International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage; Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage; the Alaska State Museum, Juneau; and the Fairbanks Arts Association Bear Gallery. Her work is in private and public collections including Ray & Barbara Graham, Rapid City, SD/Albuquerque, NM; Julie Decker, Anchorage, AK; the Alaska State Museum, Juneau; Anchorage Museum of History & Art; University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks; and the Dimond High School 1% for Art, Anchorage, Alaska. She is featured in the book Found and Assembled in Alaska by Julie Decker, and in COLLAGE in all dimensions by Gretchen Bierbaum & Patrina Gardner. Currently Hilgemann lives in Spearfish, SD.