The Suzy Greenberg MFA Exhibition 2022, Interview with Cody Hilleboe

Updated: Apr 6

Our annual Suzy Greenberg MFA Exhibition is up between now and March 26th, 2022, this year Juried by Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art and Coordinator of the Minnesota Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Nicole Soukup. 2022 marks our 20th year of exhibiting MFA candidates, and this the first year we have extended this opportunity to both MFA programs at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Minnesota.

Please enjoy this series of interviews with the selected artists for this exhibition! Today we're talking to ceramicist and sculptor, Cody Hilleboe, who is a current MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota.


Squishy and Constricted, Cody Hilleboe, 2020

Where do you hail from?

I grew up and went to college in Missoula Montana. But, more recently I moved to the Midwest from Taos New Mexico.

What are some things you like about your practice? What kickstarts things in the studio for you?

Meditation, moving, placing different pieces of sculptures on top of others until something happens that’s sets me in motion.


Studio image provided by Cody Hilleboe

What are you working on now? I’m making a lot of photos, the medium is not new to me, but the way of working and thinking about it. Also, a lot of applications; for jobs and residencies, mostly in the southwest.


You can follow Cody on Instagram, @codyhilleboe and see more of their work on their website, codyhilleboe.com


The Suzy Greenberg MFA Exhibition runs from February 26th to March 26th, meet the artists at the opening reception of this show from 6-9pm on Saturday the 26th, and stop by the gallery during normal hours to see this work by Cody and their talented cohort!

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