Résumé

EDUCATION:

1978 M.A. Design University of Minnesota
1974 B. A. Studio Arts University of Minnesota
1970 B.A. Law University of Split Croatia
 

AWARDS:

1996 Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship
1993 Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant
1991 Open Studio Day sponsored by the Walker Art Center
1990 Bush Artist Fellowship for painting
 

Currently member of Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

Currently member of Traffic Zone for Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN.

Taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Fine Arts Department and the graduate program from 2005 – 2003.

Former Board Member – Artspace – not for profit organization building communities through arts, Minneapolis, MN.

TZ Studio Gallery 208 open to students and professionals.

2012 Juror, WARM @ 40, Robin Gallery, Robinsdale, MN
 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013 February 21 – March 30, OUTSIDE THE FRAME Form+Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

2013 February 21 – March 28, CURIOUS PASSIONS, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN.

1013 January 22- February 23, THE HOUSE WE BUILT: Feminist Art Then and Now, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, U of M Minneapolis, MN.

2012 June 23 – September 23, TENUOUS THOUGH REAL, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, U of M, Minneapolis, MN.

2012 May 5, OPEN STUDIO DAY, Traffic Zone Center for the Visual Arts, Studio Gallery 208, Minneapolis, MN.

2012 May 3-May 23, ART BY IMPULSE, Traffic Zone Gallery group exhibition, Minneapolis, MN.

2011, September 16 – October 16, DECEPTIVE DISTANCE, College of Visual Arts Gallery, St. Paul MN.

2011 February 24 – March 26, 2011, ABOUT FACE: Portraits from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN.

2011 May 7, OPEN STUDIO, Traffic Zone Center for Visual Arts, Studio Gallery 208, Minneapolis, MN.

2010 July 15 – August 1, solo exhibition MILLENNIUM MIX, Split, Croatia. - Library - Alliance Francaise de Split, Croatia.

2010 May 4, OPEN STUDIO, Studio Gallery 208, Traffic Zone Center for the Visual Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2010 February 19 – June 13, Foot In The Door, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.

2009 December 4, - January 16, 2010 - FACE, FORM, FIGURE, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2009 May16 – 20, PORTRAITS, solo display at the Jock Colville Exhibition Hall, Churchill College, Cambridge, England.

2008 November 22– June14, 2009 - LOOKING INTO LIKENESS: PORTRAITS IN THE WEISMAN COLLECTION, Frederick R. Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2008, June 9 – September 17, 12 ARTISTS OF THE WOMEN’S ART REGISTRY OF MINNESOTA (WARM), Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1995 November 5 – December 18, LOST AND FOUND IN AMERICA, a retrospective, College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

2004 March 30 – April 9,ICARUS, a solo exhibition, Queens’ College, Cambridge England.

2004 September 2 –17, ICARUS’ FLIGHT, a solo exhibition, State Archives in Rijeka, Croatia.

2004 March, PAINTINGS, Jock Colville Exhibition Hall, Churchill College, Cambridge, England.

2000 October 19 – November 18, NECESSARY DIFFERENCES II@The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2000 September, FACULTY EXHIBITION, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1999 January 7 – February 25, ABSENCE/PRESENCE, organized by the Center For The Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1999 November, FACULTY EXHIBITION, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN.

1998 July 3 – August 30, WOMEN IN THE WEISMAN COLLECTION: The spirit of Seneca Falls, Frederic R. Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1998 October, FIVE PAINTERS, Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

1998 November 1 – November 23, FACULTY EXHIBITION, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1998 June 14 – July 20, HORIZONS, the Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia.

1996 June, THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY PROJECT: A BOOK PROJECT, Frederick R. Weismann Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

1995 February 19 – March 22, WAR PAINTINGS, solo exhibition, St. John’s University Gallery, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

1995 February 2 – March 3, PORTRAITS, Hamline University Art Gallery, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

1995 April 7 – June 17, THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY, A BOOK PROJECT, by Helmut Lohr, Center For Book Arts, New York, New York.

1995 July, NECESSARY DIFFERENCES, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1995 July 27 – August 5, PORTRAITS, Diocletian Palace Museum, sponsored by the art Institution - HDLU, Split, Croatia.

November 11 – December 8, 1995, FACULTY EXHIBITION, Minneapolis College of Art and design, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1994 July – august, MINNESOTA ARTISTS, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1994 January 1 – March 11, BOOK PROJECT, Stadtgallerie Lunen, Germany.

1994 April 1 – April 18, UNKNOWN TERRITORY, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1992 April, PAINTING, at the Chapelle De La Sorbonne., the Sorbonne University, Paris.

1992 Touring exhibition ,ART AND THE LAW, sponsored by the West Publishing Company, Egan, Minnesota.

1992 September 11 – October 18, BIRTH OF FREEDOM an exhibition in conjunction with the BREAKTHROUGH: THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AT THE BERLIN WALL, Macalester Galleries, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota. BREAKTHROUGH was organized by the Deutches Historiches Museum of Berlin and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Berlin.

1991 February 10 – March 10, PAINTING AT THE NASH, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1989 October 14 – November 5, LANDSCAPE RELIEFS TORSOS AND SELF PORTRAITS OF AN ARTIST IN EXILE, Macalester Galleries, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Catalog, CURIOUS PASSIONS, 2013

Star Tribune SEEWORTHY, February 22, 2013

Review: MXDWELL: Vesna Kittelson Goes Outside the Frame, by Mat Beamer

Article, DAILY PLANET, by Graham Ojala Barbour

Internet publication QUADLIBETICA: review of the House We Built: Feminist Art Then and Now, 2013 spring issue.

A book, 2008, 12 ARTISTS OF THE WOMEN’S ART REGISTRY OF MINNESOTA, U of M, by author Joanna Inglot.

SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC LECTURES AND PANELS

2002 April 11 Panel Discussion: Genocide in our Time, Parts Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2002 March 17 Panel Discussion: Art Criticism Today, at the Winona State University, Minnesota.

2001 Studio Lecture about Genocide – fund raising event for a Minneapolis synagogue.

2000 Compleat Scholar Class University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1999 Seminar and Panel Discussion in conjunction to PRESENCE/ABSENCE Exhibition on Holocaust and Genocide, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

1998 Visiting Artist lecture, Studio Arts Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1997 Fine Arts Forum, Visiting Artist speaker, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1996 Cable TV 41 Special Feature: Artist name -War Paintings, aired February 26.

1995 VUKOVAR – Encyclopedia of Croatian Art, p.477, Zagreb, Croatia.

1995 Brochure: “Genocide in Our Time”, Minnesota Coalition for Human Rights in Former Yugoslavia.

1992 Feminist Studies – SELF PORTRAIT, p.6. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

COLLECTIONS:

Numerous private collections in USA, Europe, Japan and Israel

Bush Foundation, Saint Paul, MN

Minnesota Museum of American Art, MN

Weisman Art Museum, MN

Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Armenia

Modern Museum of Art, Croatia.

The Bush Foundation, MN

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Sculpture

Da Vinci and the Drone

Babel Tower

Necklaces

Paintings

Young Americans

Self-Portraits

Fountains

War Paintings

Lost and Found in America
and other paintings

Artist Books

Mrs. Darwin's Garden, Book One

Mrs. Darwin's Garden, Book Two