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Department of Art


  • MFA Candidate Andrew Fladeboe at Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, NY

    Andrew Fladeboe's The Shepherd's Realm: The Dogs of New Zealand and Norway on view at Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, New York

    MFA candidate Andrew Fladeboe's The Shepherd’s Realm is a multi-part photographic series of portraits of working dogs set against striking landscapes. The result of extensive international travel, the exhibition features fifteen photographs taken in New Zealand as part of a Fulbright scholarship, ten produced in Norway, and one early photograph from the series taken in Scotland. This is the gallery’s first solo exhibition of Fladeboe’s work and the third installment of Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art’s exhibition series at Site 109 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

    As Fladeboe points out, “the camera is also an instrument of science and facts. I want to illustrate these animals in the way they truly are.” In this manner the series merges the traits of Romanticism with the scientific and documentarian elements of Realism. While this pairing might seem like an oxymoron, it fits with the Victorian era’s pursuit of the wondrous beauty of nature comingling with the scientific. “My work inhabits the realms between the accurate portrayal of nature and the emotional qualities of it,” says Fladeboe.

    Over the Mountain, Huntaway, New Zealand, 2014

    Fladeboe’s photographs have been featured in publications including American Photography, The Vice Photo Book, and the forthcoming Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography. The Shepherd’s Realm has been showcased in numerous online publications including National Geographic, Slate, Buzzfeed, and The Telegraph. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and was awarded a 2014 Fulbright grant for photography in New Zealand. Fladeboe travels around the world to capture and exhibit his portraits and to work on private commissions.

    For more on Fladeboe, visit his website.

    Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art 
    Exhibition on view October 8 – November 1, 2015
    Reception: 10 October, 6 – 8pm

  • Miranda Brandon (MFA'14) featured on cover of Audubon Magazine

    The cover story presents powerful work Brandon developed at UMN and highlights the plight of small birds in the built environment. 

    Read the full article here.
    More on Brandon's website here.
  • Prof emeritus Karl Bethke in 'Black and White' at Weisman

    Prints by retired professor Karl Bethke in "Black and White" exhibition at Weisman Art Museum Aug 29-Feb 14.

    From the Weisman:
    Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story behind the prints within the exhibition and their presence in the museum’s collection links Minnesota’s Swedish-Lutheran heritage, the University’s art faculty, and the history of apartheid in South Africa. This story will be retold from August 2015 to February 2016 in the museum’s Carlson Gallery.
    Karl Bethke, The Relief Printing Studio, screenprint on paper, 2012.

    More on the exhibition here.

    Museum hours:
    Tues/Thurs/Fri: 10:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
    Sat/Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm

  • Makenzie Flom (BFA '15) at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

    Makenzie Flom (BFA '15) included in "Hot Off the Press: The 27th Co-op Exhibition" at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

    From Highpoint's website:
    Highpoint is pleased to present Hot Off the Press, an exhibition of prints by members of its artists’ studio cooperative. This summer’s show, the 27th Highpoint Cooperative exhibition, features the work of 34 local printmakers currently working in Highpoint’s facilities.
    Over 75 pieces were selected by the co-op’s curatorial committee for exhibition. Printmaking methods represented include lithography, relief, intaglio, screenprinting, and monotype. The prints will be on view and available for purchase July 10 – September 4, 2015.
    Makenzie Flom, Hither Thither, woodcut, 2014

    Flom held a studio internship at Highpoint during spring semester of last year.

    For more information on Flom and her artwork, visit her website here.  

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