Self-taught artist, independent curator, and former Gallery Director of Instinct Art Gallery.  Artistic focus is environmental painting and drawing. Expertise in creation, curatorial and production of socially themed exhibitions.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018                The Human Anomaly, Metropolitan State University, St Paul, MN

2013                Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN        Nature In Mind

2012                The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI    Nature In Mind

2006                Shelley Holzemer Gallery, Minneapolis, MN    Urban Landscape Fragments

2004                Gallery T, Minneapolis, MN   Found, Leached, Rubbed, Oils, Sculpture & Mixed Media

2002                A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL    Family Portraits/Grit, Oil Paintings

 Selected Group Exhibitions

2018                Lake Hiawatha, Minneapolis, MN This Is Ours exhibition at the lake for ecological health

2018                Pearlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield Pulchra Scientia: the Aesthetics of Discovery

2017                Space 369, St. Paul, MN     Culture As Weapon

2017                Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN     Art Is My Weapon

2016                Instinct Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN    Verity In Vision

2014                Instinct Art gallery, Minneapolis, MN      Make Garden

2014                Minneapolis Central Public Library, Cargill Gallery   Fruitful and Multiplying: the overpopulation exhibit

2014                Bloomington Theater and Art Center, Bloomington, MN   Fruitful and Multiplying: the overpopulation exhibit

2013                Instinct Art Gallery, Minneapolis MN          Remnants and Curiosities of the Natural World

2012                St. Catherine’s University, St Paul, MN     Lace and Gunpowder

2012                Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN   Lace and Gunpowder

2012                The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND        Art on the Plains

2011                Hennes Art Company, Minneapolis, MN      Inside-out: The Self-portrait Show

2010                Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN       Ten Year Anniversary Show

2009                Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN   The Father-Son Show

2004                Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN    Art Expo/Shelley Holzmer Gallery

2004                Outsiders & Others, Minneapolis, MN      The Religion Show

2003                Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN     The 2003 Biennial Exhibition


Curatorial Work

2019                In The Company of Others, Solo exhibition of Den-Zell Gilliard, Gordon Parks Gallery, Metro State University, St. Paul, MN

2018                This Is Ours, a one-day, outdoor exhibition for ecological awareness, Lake Hiawatha, Minneapolis, MN

2018                Humanly Possible: the empathy exhibit, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

2017               Culture As Weapon, Space 369, St Paul, MN

2017               Transplant Eyes, Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2016               Verity In Vision, Instinct Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2016               Transplant Eyes, Instinct Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2016               Medium of Exchangethe art of cash. Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, Eau Claire, WI

2014/15/16      Fifteen exhibitions at Instinct gallery:

  1. Remnants and Curiosities of the Natural World. --Art that honors the natural world.

  2. God's Sketchbook for Creation. --Creatures that did not make the final cut for this world.

  3. Still The Sky. --The vast environment and the tiny endeavors of humans.

  4. Heavy: The Metal Show --contemporary metal-work

  5. Origins of the Moment --Reflections on Time, the ultimate natural force

  6. Self & Others --Examinations of identity in self and others.

  7. The Automatic Message --Contemporary abstraction

  8. Make Garden --Environmentally concerned artists

  9. Vibrant Matters --Art that honors the materials from which it was made.

  10. The Meds I'm On --Art about our medicated lives

  11. Art on Air --Artwork made on the topic of air, breathing and atmosphere

  12. New Works by So and So --Featured artist exhibit

  13. Telescope --Science and Art

  14. Humanly Possible: the Empathy Exhibit --The human capacity of empathy

  15. Unfiltered --Artists speaking out on personal and social issues

2014                Fruitful and Multiplying: the Impacts of Overpopulation Show, Artistry, Bloomington, MN

2012                Medium of Exchange: the art of cash. Banfill Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN

2012                Lace and Gunpowder: the Male/Female show. Male/Female pairs of Artists, each pair with a                                   similar aesthetic style and theme. Gender Viewpoints. Artistry, Bloomington, MN and St. Catherine                         University, St. Paul, MN

2011                Inside-out: the self-portrait show, 26 artists engage the self-portrait. Hennes Art Company,                                      Minneapolis, MN

2009                The Father/Son show: 4 Professional Father artist and their 5 sons. Minnetonka Center for the                                Arts, Minnetonka, MN


Publications and Performances

The Exquisite Corpse, Cyber-Corpse vol. 11     Paintings

The Exquisite Corpse, Cyber-Corpse vol. 10    Food, Shelter, Clothing, Sex, Jana Sterbak in Review

Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, 1999, Ralph & Norma, Theater Production: Wrote, Directed, & Produced

The Exquisite Corpse, Cyber-Corpse vol. 1    Customer Contact, A Reality Poem, Prose Poem


2018                Mallard Island Artist Residency, International Falls, Minnesota

2018                Kimmel Harding Nelson Artist Residency, Nebraska City, Nebraska

2017                Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Residency, Grand Marias, MN

2015                Instinct Art Gallery awarded Best New Gallery by the Star Tribune

Selected Publicity

Alisha Eler                   In the Company of Others, Spotlight, Feb, 2019

Marianne Combs        In the Company of Others, All Things Considered, Feb, 2019

Marianne Combs        This Is Ours, MPR ArtHounds, Sep, 2018

Kat Kneevers              Humanly Possible, Wisconsin Gazette feature article, Jan, 2018

Diane Bacha               Humanly Possible, Milwaukee Sentinel feature article, Feb, 2018

Camille LeFevre         The Human Anomaly, City Pages A-list, January 2018

Marianne Combs        Culture As Weapon, MPR feature interview, October, 2017

Camille Lefevre          Culture As Weapon, City Pages feature article, October, 2017

Bonnie North               Transplant Eyes, Lake Effect WUWM public radio interview and article

Diane M. Bacha          Transplant Eyes, Milwaukee Journal article

Camille LeFevre         Verity In Vision, City Pages Fall Arts Preview, September 2016

Camille LeFevre         Transplant Eyes, City Pages A-list, September 2016

Mary Abbe                  Humanly Possible: the Empathy Exhibit, Star Tribune Review, January 2016

Marianne Combs         Humanly Possible: the Empathy Exhibit, MPR interview, January 2016

Shiela Regan               Telescope, Blogpost article for City Pages, October, 2015

Mary Abbe                  New Works by So and So, Star Tribune article, July 2015

Sheila Regan               Art On Air, City pages exhibition review blogpost, May 2015

Mary Abbe                  The Meds I’m On, VitaMN spotlight, March 2015

Marianne Combs         The Meds I’m On, MPR interview and Blog post, March 2015

Camille LeFevre           Make Garden, City Pages A-list, Nov. 2014

Mason Riddle               Fruitful and Multiplying, Star Tribune article, May 2014

Kaylin Clement Fruitful and Multiplying, Cable TV video, May 2014

Mary Abbe                  God’s Sketchbook for Creation, StarTribune article, Dec. 2013

Camille LeFevre           God’s Sketchbook for Creation, City Pages A-list, Nov. 2013

Camille LeFevre           Remnants and Curiosities of the Natural World, MN Artists, Oct., 2013

Mary Abbe                  Medium of Exchange: Star Tribune Highlight, June, 2012

Anna Pratt                   Medium of Exchange: Star Tribune Article, June 2012

Anne-Marie WagenerLace and Gunpowder, MPR Art Hounds Radio, February 2012

Jessica Armbruster    Lace and Gunpowder, City Pages A-list, January 2012

Marya Morstad            Lace and Gunpowder, KFAI Radio, January 2012

Emily Krumm                Mirror, Mirror, Metro Magazine, March, 2011

Camille Lefervre          Inside-out: self-portrait show, City Pages, March, 2011

John Megas                 Turning the Inside Out, March, 2011

Karlee Weinmann        Family Portraits, Star Tribune, June 16, 2009

Marya Morstad            Art Matters, KFAI Radio, June 2009

Cover photo                Folio, The Rake, Spring, 2006


Other Engagements

Board member, Artistry (formerly BTAC), July 2014 to 2017

Board member, Outsiders & Others Gallery, 2005 to 2007



1984               BS Industrial Engineering, UW Madison, WI

1999                       Masters of Liberal Studies, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN