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Lamia Abukhadra - 2018/2019 Jerome Emerging Printmaker Residency

Alum Lamia Abukhadra (BFA'18) Jerome Print Residency

Alum Lamia Abukhadra (BFA'18) is one of three fellows awarded the 2018/2019 Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. During her residency, Lamia's work will challenge the harmful, dominant narratives which perpetuate acts of violence and ethnic cleansing in Palestine and the Middle East. She will investigate the events, ecologies, architecture, recipes, photographs, maps, and other archival materials associated with important figures and events in Palestinian history and their connection to her experience. She is excited to expand her concept of matrices and the power of the multiple.
Regis Center for Art

NOW HIRING: Ceramics Technician

The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a 75 percent-time Ceramics Technician (Job ID: 326640) to begin semester 2019 (08/26/2019). This is a 75 percent-time position providing health and safety and technical support for the ceramic facilities in the Department of Art. With this position, we seek to strengthen the Department of Art’s newly formed area of Sculpture and Ceramics with a technician who brings a broad perspective informed by active engagement with ceramics, knowledge of technical equipment, materials and processes used in the field of ceramic art, and experience working with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in a university setting. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical ceramics background with experience in maintenance, repair, design, and construction of ceramic equipment and can provide instruction on ceramic equipment and health and safety methods and processes.
Brittany Kieler at Porch Gallery

Alum Brittany Kieler (MFA '18) Solo Show @ Porch Gallery

Alum Brittany Kieler (MFA '18) presents her solo exhibition Female Reader. The show will adjoin two meanings of the term spread, referring both to the anatomy of a book and to the anatomy of a female. Various forms of printed matter will engage with the history of information gathering, propagation, and circulation. Join Brittany for the opening reception on Saturday, September 15th from 8-11pm. On view through October 14, 2018.
Katayoun Amjadi - St Thomas

Katayoun Amjadi (3rd Yr MFA) Solo Show @ St. Thomas

Katayoun Amjadi, current 3rd Year MFA in Sculpture and Ceramics, presents In Your Backyard at the University of St. Thomas. Featuring work from her Domestic Affairs series, this solo exhibition investigates the idea of home in body, structure, and land. It explores the culturally embedded promise of security and hope engendered in the archetypal house. Join Katayoun for the opening reception on Friday, September 14th from 6-8pm. On view through December 20, 2018.
Regis Center for Art

NOW HIRING: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Sculpture

The Department of Art seeks an artist with expertise in contemporary sculpture practices. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical and theoretical foundation, as well as an expansive approach that embraces the changing role of contemporary art and considers its role in a global society. We seek an energetic colleague with a strong professional record and the ability to teach across the curriculum, working with non-majors, BA, BFA, and MFA students.
Portrait of Liza Sylvestre

We Are Liberal Arts: Liza Sylvestre

When Liza Sylvestre (art ‘06) set out to study art, she chose CLA because its place in the larger university would allow her to explore other disciplines as well. Now, as someone who relies on a cochlear implant as well as an artist who uses sensory experience as a medium, Sylvestre is interested in bringing awareness to preconceived notions about disabilities. She is grateful for the breadth and depth of knowledge that she gained through CLA.
Portrait of Jeremy Kalin

We Are Liberal Arts: Jeremy Kalin

As the CEO and founder of a company that facilitates finance for renewable energy projects, Jeremy Kalin (BA ‘00, art) uses his liberal arts background to solve problems in his everyday work that have "a component of public good" to them. He says CLA gave him an ongoing drive to look at the world creatively and strive to be a service to the world.
A student stands in the foundry.

On Purpose: Portrait of Art

My name is Prerna. I live in Minneapolis, and I’m from Mumbai, India. I am a senior in my final year of the BFA program in art. The art department is a place where I can explore and learn so many fascinating things. I’ve taken a wide range of classes, from photography to metal casting, printmaking to super 8. The exposure to different mediums helps me approach my practice interdisciplinarily.
Tamsie Ringler - River Lee Project

Tamsie Ringler Pours Iron in Ireland

From its source in the Shehy Mountains on the Cork-Kerry border to where it empties into the Irish Sea at Cork Harbour, the River Lee embodies over 5000 years of human habitation and experience. Tamsie Ringler’s River Lee Project focuses on the importance of the River Lee to the daily life and heritage of Cork City and its surrounding areas. Iron is an elemental metal that signifies our connection with the world on a primal level. It runs through our bloodstream in much the same way as rivers run through our landscape. With the looming threat of flood-walls around Cork City, the River Lee Project represents our physical and emotional connection to our rivers and the importance of maintaining that connection.
Kate Casanova - Underbelly

Kate Casanova Solo Exhibition "Underbelly"

Underbelly is a selection of sculpture and video that explores the materiality of human and non-human bodies. The work uses materials such as plaster, carpet padding, plastic, resin, silicone, fabric and LCD screens to create abstract forms that bulge beyond borders, slide over edges, and seep through cracks. This exhibition holds tension between the bounded form of a body’s perceived exterior and an unknowable interior world; between control and unruliness. From newfound knowledge of the bacteria that lives in our gut, to medical devices implanted in bodies, to the phones in our pockets, our experience of the world is increasingly hybrid. The contemporary body is a liminal entity; a cyborg, a chimera, a network. It may be thought of as a site of marvel, anxiety and contestation because it blurs categories of human and non-human, inside and outside, organic and synthetic, singular and multiple, sensing and non-sensing. This exhibition reflects Casanova’s ongoing engagement with the Posthuman body as she creates an expanded view of corporeal experience.
Mark Schoening - Porch Gallery

"Art Fair" at Mark Schoening's Porch Gallery

On a busy, tree lined street in South Minneapolis, one house stands out. On the lawn is a sculpture of a line drawing of large a white cube; welcoming passers by on to the front porch of the old victorian home, after which The Porch Gallery takes its name. Housed in the living room picture window is the exhibition Art Fair. The window has hosted a variety of exhibitions which, in some way shape or form, have inhabited the front room of Mark Schoening and Dawn England’s home since the galley opened three years ago. Art Fair, however, is unique in its scale, both figuratively and physically.
Jeff Millikan - Yelling Geese

Jeff Millikan Exhibition at the Bell Museum

For the past six months, as the Bell Museum has moved to its new home in St Paul, Jeff Millikan has been investigating the galleries and collection rooms, exploring the museum’s vast reservoir of objects, artifacts and scientific specimens. As the museum has worked to preserve, move and re-interpret its dioramas and other displays, Millikan has discovered and captured unexpected views and connections. A polar bear and snow geese peer out from their translucent wrappings. Small dioramas are freed from their confining windows and float as if in space. As an artist-in-residence, Millikan has also explored the museum’s scientific collections. Expect to see preserved snakes, fish, insects and birds in contexts that will make us question our relationship to nature. As a participant in the Bell’s Resident Artist Research Program, Millikan has worked with both the public and research collections of the Bell. He has taught photography at the University of Minnesota for the last 35 years and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Art Department.