PAINTING SHOW / 19 Paintings by 19 Painters / 10.4.22 – 10.15.22
Painting Show 2022, 19 painters contributing 1 painting each, 60” x 40”.
Lee Noble (b. 1983, Nashville, TN) is an artist and musician who works in painting, sound, video, and installation. Drawing on influences that include film history, punk culture, and science fiction, his recent collage-style paintings explore images of American fear. He is currently based in Minneapolis where he received his MFA from MCAD in 2020. He attended the Mountain School of Arts in 2017, and was a guest composer at EMS Stockholm in 2019. He has performed at venues and festivals that include Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, ReWire in The Hague, Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, and the Walker Art Center. His visual work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Austin, Minneapolis, New York, Manchester, and Berkeley, and in publications by Picturebox Inc., Thames & Hudson, Spector Books, and Secret Headquarters.
Mary Griffin was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. She received a BFA from Northern Arizona University in 2010 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in
2021. Material, gesture, color and pattern strongly influence her visual language. Griffin exhibits work in the U.S. and most recently at Nido, a residency and exhibition space at Monte Castello di Vibio (Umbria), Italy. Based in Chicago, Griffin currently teaches painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and works in her studio in East Garfield Park.
Gregory Rick was born in 1981 and grew up in South Minneapolis. He received his BFA from CCA and his MFA from Stanford University. Developing a historical imagination and a fondness for drawing stories, Gregory Rick collapses history while confronting personal trauma. His works exist as reflections of his personal experience while being in dialogue with the wider world. Gregory Rick has received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Yamaguchi print making award, the Nathan Oliviera fellowship, and the Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Award, the Daedalus award, the SFMOMA SECA award, the Artadia award, and the Tournesol fellowship and has shown in museums and galleries in both Minneapolis and California.
Rachel Collier is an interdisciplinary artist living in Minneapolis. She has her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and recent solo shows include: Hair and Nails Gallery (Minneapolis, MN,) the Nemeth Art Center (Park Rapids, MN,) Saint Kate’s Arts Hotel (Milwaukee, WI). Recent group shows include: Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY,) Rochester Art Center (Rochester, MN) and (upcoming) NADA Miami. Residencies: The Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY (2021, 2022,) Anderson Center Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship, Red Wing MN (2022,) Nido invitational residency and exhibition, Monte Castello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy (2022,) (upcoming) Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO (2022.)
Joe Schaeffer (b. 1990) is a graphic designer, artist and educator. He was born in Santa Barbara, CA, raised and currently resides in Sioux Falls, SD. Schaeffer is a co-owner at graphic design studio Made By Thaw, maintains his own art practice and is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Sioux Falls.
His work is grounded in his background of design. He works intuitively with ink, oil, acrylic, and various other media to create works that reference elements of Calligraphy, Typography, and Graffiti. Schaeffer’s use of black ink in his painting compositions is a distinctive feature of his visual language. He continues to investigate ways in which elements of his paintings may translate to other output such as digital design, sculpture, furniture and clothing.
Ryan Fontaine is a self-taught visual artist, gallerist and musician based in Minneapolis, MN. He co-directs HAIRandNAILS Contemporary Art, with partner Kristin Van Loon.
Emma Beatrez is a transdisciplinary artist from Minnesota. They graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2020 with an MFA in Interdisciplinary studio art. Beatrez received their BFA with an emphasis in oil painting at North Dakota State University in 2018. Beatrez is the co-founder/curator at Night Club Gallery in Minneapolis alongside artist Lee Noble
Kristen Sanders (b. 1989, California) is an artist living and working in Minneapolis and St Paul, MN. Her recent paintings investigate the tethers between consciousness and the body, often encircling narratives of self- discovery. Prehistoric references coincide with post-human signifiers, resulting in ambiguously human-ish figures that teeter between past and future. Mask-like faces and detached skins intersect with things like fossilized shells, hominid skulls, or rudimentary marks scratched into a surface. Kristen Sanders received her BA from the University of California Davis in 2012 and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016.
Recent exhibitions include Infinite Beach at Dreamsong in Minneapolis, MN; Exit 26 at Monti 8 in Latina, Italy; Lucky Charm with Moosey Art in London, UK; 44 Signs of the Times at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ; Early Bodies at Kathryn Brennan Gallery in New York, NY; and Right Now at Hair + Nails in Minneapolis, MN. Her work has been reviewed on Artspace and in 2016 she was featured on the cover of New American Paintings. Sanders has also been featured at NADA Miami in 2019 and Felix Fair Los Angeles in 2019.
Mathew Zefeldt (b. 1987, California) is Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Minnesota. He received his MFA in studio art from UC Davis in 2011 and received his BA in Art at UC Santa Cruz. He has had solo exhibitions at The Hole, NY; Celaya Brothers, Mexico City; Hair + Nails, Minneapolis; Big Pictures, Los Angeles; 5-50 Gallery, Long Island City; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis; Circuit 12, Dallas; Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Hap Gallery, Portland; and Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica. He has exhibited in group exhibitions at Joshua Liner Gallery, NY; Lisa Cooley, NY; MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen; Left Field, San Luis Obispo; and The Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul; Akron Art Museum, Ohio; Currier Art Museum, New Hampshire, and The Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City.
Matt Momchilov (Born 1986) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the California College of The Arts in 2008, but considers himself self-taught as he has spent the last 10 years actively un- learning his formal conditioning, inherited priorities, and returning to the freedom of a beginners mind. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, won awards, been featured in magazines, but is most proud of being a conscious participant in the production of joy. He loves you.
LAUREN DELA ROCHE
A self-taught artist, Lauren Roche fully embraced her talents at the encouragement of her peers, Tynan Kerr and Andrew Mazorol. Having worked the autumn sugar beet harvests together in North Dakota, the three spent their free hours in a heated trailer drawing to no end. In 2012, she exhibited her first full body of work alongside theirs at Modern Times Café in Minneapolis, and shortly after was awarded the Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship (2012-13). Roche was then included in a number of group shows leading to her first solo show, Silent Partner, at Bockley Gallery (2016). She has shown at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, the Delphian Gallery in London, and the Material Fair (2020), Mexico City among other venues. She was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2018) and today her works are in the collections of the North Dakota Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Institute of Art along with numerous private collections. Roche currently lives and works in St Louis MO, and maintains a cabin in rural Minnesota, to which she and her partner return often.
Autumn Garrington is a painter from small town Iowa currently based in Minneapolis. Garrington graduated from MCAD in 2017 and has been showing her work regionally. She makes personal narrative work that centers her complicated relationships and bittersweet fantasies. The subjects of her paintings are often experiencing radical vulnerabilities that are both real and imagined. For her, painting is a fool’s paradise, and she is taking a permanent vacation.
Christina Ballantyne lives and works in Chicago, IL, and Milwaukee, WI. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021 and was recipient of the Helen Frankenthaler Award in 2020. She has shown work in Chicago, IL; New York City, NY; Milwaukee, WI; and Austin, TX. She is an adjunct professor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
MAIYA LEA HARTMAN
Maiya Lea Hartman is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist and muralist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their work merges various materials, forms and approaches to blur the boundaries of typical media-based categories, creating hybrids and new ways of understanding bodies and identity. They incorporate fabric, hair, and objects into their large-scale paintings, giving the figures a sense of viscerality, as if they’re engaging with the physical space of the real world. In 2019 Maiya was accepted as one of nine artists in Studio 400, an incubator program for early-career artists. Since then, Hartman has exhibited their work both locally and nationally. In 2021 Hartman was awarded a VSA emerging young artist award through the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and has a painting included in their two-year traveling exhibition. Maiya was a 2022 artist in residence at Caldera Arts in Sisters, Oregon. Hartman just opened their first solo exhibition, That Which Does Not Burn, as a conclusion to their year-long residency at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery in North Minneapolis. They are a 2022 Next Step Fund Grantee and current Artist in Residence with the ALVERA apartments in St.Paul, Minnesota. Maiya also collaborates as a lead artist and administrator for the mural collective, Creatives After Curfew and is the Co- facilitator of a critique program called the Conversation Lab through Public Functionary.
JONATHAN HERRERA SOTO
Jonathan Herrera Soto is a printmaker and makes work as ritual to celebrate his ghosts and fragmented ancestral lineage. By animating gestures of wounding and mending he constructs visual languages of remembering. He is interested in the fragmentation of memory, the task of remembering, and the necessary failure involved in the process.
Herrera Soto holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is a current Paul and Daisy Soros fellow supporting work towards an MFA in Painting/Printmaking at the Yale School of Art.