Swiftcurrent 2017

Swiftcurrent 2017

Upcoming, Current & Recent Exhibitions:


A juried group exhibition at the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Richmond, Virginia on view from August 9-September 22. The exhibition poses the question, “What makes a habitat a home?”

The juror for this exhibition was Ellyn Weiss, a D.C.-based independent artist and curator, who formerly practiced environmental law. She selected 22 works by artists from across the United States.

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Solo exhibition at 410 Project Space as a collaboration with Emily Dziewecynski. Exhibition runs April 26-May 12, with an opening reception Friday, April 26th, 7-9 pm.

Additional Programming at the 410 Project space in conjunction with the exhibition:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Glacial Microbiologist, Alex Michaud, will be giving a presentation before the opening reception at 6pm on Friday April 26th. Originally from Minnesota, Michaud has since traveled to the Earths' poles studying and learning from glaciers and will be sharing this research and experience. On Monday April 29th at 7 - 8:30pm, Alexander Theship-Rosales will be showing his documentary To Walk Alongside: Awakening Ecological Spirituality, which examines the relationship between spirituality and the environment.

Deferred Grievance,

Solo exhibition at Rosalux Gallery from March 2-31, 2019. Artist opening reception on Saturday, March 9 from 7-9 pm. The exhibition runs concurrently with Ashely Peifer’s wonder/wander.

Color The Series: Part 2, Red

Group exhibition at Kolman & Pryor Gallery. January 3 - February 16th. Opening reception is Saturday, January 26th from 7-9 pm. Details can be found by clicking here.


Solo exhibition at Ridgewater Community College, November 13-December 14, Willmar Campus, January 14-February 15, Hutchinson Campus

Landscape: Natural Fit, Imagined Prospects

Group exhibition at Kolman & Pryor Gallery running February 24-April 25, 2018. Opening reception Saturday, March 24, 7-9 pm.

The gallery will host a free panel discussion entitled, Landscape: What Is It and Does It Shape Us?, on Wednesday, April 18, 7-9 p.m. Facilitator, Sally Johnson, Director, Groveland Gallery, and panelists, Christopher Atkins, Kolman & Pryor Gallery Artist, and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Minnesota Museum of American Art; Betsy Ruth Byers, Kolman & Pryor Gallery Artist, and Associate Professor, Gustavus Adolphus College; Shannon Estlund, Artist, and Adjunct Instructor, Macalester College and Augsburg University; and Diane Hellekson, Landscape Architect and Writer; will explore questions raised by the exhibit.


Solo exhibition at Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis on view concurrently with Priscilla Brigg's solo show For the Gods. Remnants was named a "must see" show by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

February 3-25, 2018, public opening reception Saturday, February 3, 7-10 pm with an artist talk on Sunday, February 25th at 1 pm.

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Solo exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art in St. Peter, MN. The opening reception is Monday, February 15, 7-9 pm with an artist talk scheduled at 7:30 pm.

See Mary Abbe's review by clicking here.

Read Robb Murray's article in the Mankato Free Press by clicking here.

February 15 - April 24, 2016

Society of Scottish Artist Annual Exhibition

National Galleries of Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

December 1 2015 – 18 January 2016

Current Events:

Preview Party at American Swedish Institute

My collaborator, Emily Dziewecynski and I will be featured artists at the preview party for their upcoming exhibition Imagine: Surreal Photography by Eric Johansson. The event is Friday, February 25 from 7-10 pm.

2018 MckNight Professional Mid-Career Artist Grant Awardee

I am pleased to announce that I was selected as a Mcknight Professional Mid-Career Artist Grantee by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council! With the grant funds I will be making work inspired by the impact of climate change on Glacier National Park. Stay tuned for more details!

Collaboration between Chirigos Designs and Kolman & Pryor Gallery

Come and celebrate the grand opening of Chirogos Designs in Deephaven along with the Kolman & Pryor Gallery Artists. Read about the new collaboration in this Midwest Homes article by Camille Lefevre.

2014 MN Biennial, Minnesota Museum of American Art

I was selected as one of the 2014 MN Biennial Artists. Read the about the Biennial here.

The exhibition will be on display at the Minnesota Museum of American Art from June 12-August 3, 2014.

365 artists 365 days

I am a featured artist today! (March 2nd, 2014) on 365 artists, 365 days.

This blog is a collaborative project between the Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery in Milwaukee, WI.