Cecilia Schiller delights audiences young and old with her engaging and often whimsical interactive mechanical sculptures also called automata. These sculptures have no motors are brought to life when the viewer turns a crank. Ms. Schiller, an accomplished and award winning woodcarver, incorporates hand carved figures and decorative elements into her automata that range in size from intimate tabletop pieces to large-scale public installations.


Automata by Cecilia Schiller

“A Cache of Kinetic Art: Curious Characters” at the Morris Museum, March 16-June 20, 2018

My piece “Prima Ballerina” was selected to be part of the upcoming juried show, “A Cache of Kinetic Art: Curious Characters” at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey.

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Mark Hansen Loves to Row

North House Folk School (where I teach classes) is celebrating 20 years with events including an exhibition, “Begin/Continue”, which runs through December 14, 2017 at the Johnson Heritage Center in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

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Catchin’ a Wave

Can Can Wonderland Artist Designed Mini-Golf opened January 2017 and ready for action! Fun for kids age 5 to 95. Don’t miss Hole 6, Catchin’ a Wave! designed and built by Cecilia Schiller. And have fun!!!

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Interactive sculpture by Cecilia Schiller

New Interactive Sculpture for Children’s Hospital Palliative Clinic

The interactive sculpture Night and Day in the North Woods is installed in the Children’s Hospital’s Palliative Clinic. The cabinet holds a diorama of a northern woods scene with a waterfall.

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Interactive Sculpture by Cecilia Schiller

Riverside Clubhouse

Interactive Display for Park Nicollet Shakopee Clinic. While taking a walk on the edge of the Minnesota River, I saw and photographed many animals. I wondered what it would be like if all of these animals used their special skills to work together and what would they make? They would make a club house of course, Riverside Clubhouse!

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See Cecilia on MN Original

Cecilia Schiller was featured on TPT’s program MN Original in early January 2013, a show that showcases Minnesota artists and their work. The program was recorded in May in her studio and at the Landmark Center while Cecilia was finishing up work on her interactive sculpture Birdhouse.

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