The McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships are awarded annually to established Minnesota-based artists. In 2017, eight McKnight Visual Artist Fellows were selected to receive $25,000 each and an opportunity to meet with arts professionals from across the country.
This discussion series pairs a nationally-recognized art critic or curator with two McKnight Visual Artist Fellows and offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about the fellowship recipients as well as how their work intersects with broader contemporary art ideas and concerns.
About the Speakers
Irene Hofmann is the Phillips Director and chief curator at SITE, Santa Fe. She joined SITE in October 2010 after serving as executive director and curator of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore for nearly five years. In addition, Hofmann has held positions at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California; Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
Harriet Bart is a conceptual artist, creating evocative content through the theater of installation, the narrative power of objects, and the intimacy of artist's books. She has a deep and abiding interest in the personal and cultural expression of memory; it is at the core of her work. Bart exhibits internationally and has completed more than a dozen public art commissions. Her work is held in numerous collections, including the Jewish Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Historical Society, National Gallery of Art, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum. Bart has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Minnesota State Arts Board, NEA Arts Midwest, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Yaddo. She has published eleven fine-press books and received three Minnesota Book Awards. Bart is a guest lecturer, curator, and founding member of the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Arts in Minneapolis.
Jeremy Lundquist lives and works in St. Paul and Minneapolis. His current work addresses the cyclical and chaotic nature of modern warfare. Expanding on traditional printmaking techniques, he constructs images and texts that challenge the accuracy, intention, and effect of our contemporary information stream. He has been an artist-in-residence at Ox-Bow, Harold Arts, Spudnik Press, Kala Art Institute, the Vermont Studio Center, the University of Iowa as a Grant Wood Fellow, and most recently Highpoint Center for Printmaking as a Jerome Foundation resident. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Lundquist holds a BA in studio art from Grinnell College and an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University.