to May 5


Second Shift Studio Space Curatorial Projects Exhibition: THIRTY THREE VIEWS

On view at the old Swedish Bank Building at 965 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul:

April 26-May 5


April 27, Saturday 7-10pm


Friday April 26 (6–10 pm),

Saturday April 27 (12–10 pm), and

Sunday April 28 (12–5pm) and visits available on other days by appointment.

Curated by Chris Larson and Maria Cristina Tavera, THIRTY THREE VIEWS is an exhibition of artworks reflecting the vision, energy, and talent of 33 Twin Cities based women and non-binary contemporary artists.

The artists in the exhibition include:

Lamia Abukhadra, Silvana Agostoni, Katayoun Amjadi, Rachel Breen, Julie Buffalohead, Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, Sayge Carroll, Martha Gabriela Driessen, Candice Davis, Mara Durva, Lauren Flynn, María José Castillo, Tia-Simone Gardner, Ruthann Godollei, Nooshin Hakim, Pao Houa Her, Elizabeth Breck Hickman, Alexa Horochowski, Essma Imady, Prerna Jambunathan, Sarah Kuza, Anne Labowitz, Heather Lamanno, Gudrun Lock, Alanah Luger-Guillaume, Paula McCartney, Ellen Mueller, Angela St. Vrain, Jenny Schmid, Jovan Speller, Sarah Katherine Stengle, Melissa Vang, Koua Yang and Laichee Yang. On view at the old Swedish Bank Building, the exhibit is organized as external programming of the Second Shift Studio Space. This innovative exhibition will occupy the entire third floor (5000 sq ft) of the vacant Swedish Bank Building at 965 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul for one week to coincide with the Saint Paul Art Crawl which is April 26-28, 2019.

About the Swedish Bank Building

Currently, in transition, the Swedish Bank Building will host the exhibition as part of an effort to foster strong, equitable communities where vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are being transformed into assets for neighbors and neighborhoods. For more information:

About Second Shift Studio Space

Second Shift Studio Space, a new arts organization in East Saint Paul, will provide resources to working artists and building communities of art appreciators in the Twin Cities and is scheduled to open June 2019. This artist-led nonprofit program and art space will offer free, year-long studio residencies to four artists who identify as women and gender non-conforming creatives. Chris Larson is co-owner and Maria Cristina Tavera is a board member. For more information:

About the Saint Paul Arts Crawl

Saint Paul Arts Crawl is presented each spring and fall by the Collective, who relies on artists and others to volunteer their time and resources. The crawl began in 1977 when founding artists of the St. Paul Art Collective held their first group exhibition at Union Depot. The Collective continued to host exhibits in the downtown area in the following years before coordinating the first multi-building, open studio event in Lowertown in 1991. In the mid-2000s, the crawl expanded to also include a variety of other Saint Paul neighborhoods.

This spring the dates include:

Friday April 26 (6–10 PM), Saturday April 27 (12–8 PM), and Sunday April 28 (12–5PM) For more information:

For questions please email Chris Larson at or “Tina” at

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to Nov 30

Something I'm Thinking About

Something I'm Thinking features new and experimental works by the University of Minnesota MFA candidates. In offering both fresh thoughts and persisting ideas, the works in the exhibition reflect the fecund headspace of the graduate art program. 

Artists included: Katayoun Amjadi, Nicholas Bauch, Sayge Carroll, Brandon Chambers, Lauren Flynn, Adam Kirk, Grant Mcfarland, Nina O'Leary, Kevin O'Meara, Anna Orbovich, Roger Ourthiague Jr., Hans Peter Ploner, Sarah Sampedro, Caitlin Skaalrud, Simcha Smith, Emily Swanberg, Erika Terwilliger, Rick Tibbott, Anna Van Voorhis, Anastasia Ward, Kuab Maiv Yaj / Koua Mai Yang

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Continuum 2018: After 25 years
to Sep 19

Continuum 2018: After 25 years

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Continuum 2018: After 25 years

September 5 - September 19


Celebrating Associate Professor Emerita Kay Knight’s 25 years of teaching

Wed. Sep 5 ~Wed. Sep 19, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, Sep. 7, 2018, 5-7 pm

KSE Gallery  | Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri: 2-7PM/ Sat: 11-3PM

Continuum 2018: After 25 years presents Associate Professor Emerita Kay Knight’s works covering broad range of materials, sizes and subject matter used throughout her twenty-five year of teaching at UWM, along with the selected Painting & Drawing alumni works. The Alumni included in the exhibition are only a few of many that have passed through her classes during that twenty-five years.

With this exhibition Knight wishes to express how much she has learned from all of her former students and hopes that she has passed on her love, knowledge and passion for the making of art.

Participating Artists:

Kay Knight (Associate Professor Emerita)

James Barany

Rean Bodley

Francesca Cozzone

Peter Gehrig

Nina Ghanbarzadeh

Regan Golden-McNerney

Chantala Kommanivanh

Nykoli Koslow

Matthew Warren Lee

Matthew Luther

Lindsay Marx

Nick Naber

Amy O’Neill

Deidre Prosen

Katie Ryan

Neil Subel

Nancy Subel

Ryan Woolgar

Lee Xiong

Koua Mai Yang (Kuab Maiv Yaj)

Visit the UWM website for more information:

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to Mar 24

Politics of Weeds

January 9, 2018, for immediate release

Contact Howard Oransky, Director, Katherine E. Nash Gallery

612-624-6518 (office)

High-resolution representative images and press release available at:

01_Zheng, Bo Zheng, Socialism Good, 2016, plants (Alternanthera and weeds), 4 x 16 meters  

01_Zheng, Bo Zheng, Socialism Good, 2016, plants (Alternanthera and weeds), 4 x 16 meters


An experiential exhibition that sparks conversations and shares ways of knowing that center community and cultural relationships with plants that question the politics of the weeds.

Artists and Creative Catalysts

Bo Zheng, Artist and Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Socially and Ecologically Engaged Art

Diane Willow, Artist, and Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Interdisciplinary Art + Participatory Culture


Katherine E. Nash Gallery | Regis Center for Art | University of Minnesota

405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

(612) 624-7530 |

All events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.


February 20 – March 24, 2018

Gallery hours are 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Tuesday - Saturday


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Public Talk with Bo Zheng

Thursday, February 22, 2018, | 7:00 PM

InFlux Space | Regis Center for Art


Public Reception

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Participatory Welcoming Reception with the artists and creative collaborators


(Minneapolis) – Politics of Weeds is an experiential exhibition that sparks conversations and shares ways of knowing that center on community and cultural relationships with plants that question the politics of weeds. Artists and scholars Bo Zheng (City University of Hong Kong) and Diane Willow (University of Minnesota) are collaborating to present this month-long experiential exhibition at the University of Minnesota. Conceived as a participatory, social catalyst, the exhibition presents the work of SEACHINA (Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China), the emergence of a Weed Party collective in Minneapolis/St Paul, and the cultivation of a series of participatory and interdisciplinary collaborations, conversations, teas, actions, performances, readings, and future imaginings. Guided by questions, debates, and embodied knowledge, Politics of Weeds becomes a creative catalyst to explore: how we work with plants to transform politics; how we propagate cultures of resistance, resilience, and re-imagination; and how we form and transform our relationships with plants.

Creative Collaborators

Cante Suta-Francis Bettelyoun, Sayge Carroll, Reb L Limerick, Lisa Philander, Koua Yang, Marcs Young

02_Zheng, Bo Zheng and Chao Jiang, Pteridophilia, 2016, digital video (4K, color, sound), 17 min.  

02_Zheng, Bo Zheng and Chao Jiang, Pteridophilia, 2016, digital video (4K, color, sound), 17 min.


Bo Zheng Artist Statement and Biography

Bo Zheng is an artist and teacher committed to socially and ecologically engaged art. He investigates the past and imagines the future from the perspectives of marginalized communities and marginalized plants. He has collaborated with a number of museums and art spaces in Asia and Europe, most recently Hong Kong Museum of Art, Power Station of Art (Shanghai), TheCube Project Space (Taipei), CASS Sculpture Foundation (UK), and Villa Vassilieff (Paris). His website:


03_Willow, Diane Willow, A walk across time, 2015, video object, digital video still with exhibition title overlay, (4K, color), 40 min.  

03_Willow, Diane Willow, A walk across time, 2015, video object, digital video still with exhibition title overlay, (4K, color), 40 min.

Diane Willow Artist Statement and Biography

Diane Willow is a multi-modal artist and creative catalyst. By any medium necessary best describes her process. She invites people to participate as choreographers of their experience of art as she tunes our attention to ephemeral experiences, common places, and all forms of life. Diane has been an Osher Fellow at the Exploratorium, artist in residence at MIT, visiting professor at the MIT Media Lab, and guest professor of New Media Art at the Beijing Film Academy. Her website:


This event is associated with the consortium, Mapping Transitions through the Vehicle of Arts, funded with the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional funding from the University of Minnesota through the Provost’s Imagine Fund Special Events Grant, Institute on the Environment Mini Grant, and research support from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and the CLA Dean’s Freshman Research and Creative Scholars.


Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission

The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Katherine E. Gallery will play an indispensable role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community.

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to Oct 26

Where are you Now? University of Minnesota Twin Cities MFA Exchange Show


Where Are you Now?

Location: Art Lofts Gallery, 111 N Frances St, Madison, WI

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 6-8p

Artists: Katayoun Amjadi, Andrew Fladeboe, Brittany Kieler, Marc La Pointe, Reb L. Limerick, Nina O’Leary, Kevin O’Meara, Anna Orbovich, Roger Ourthiague, Jasmine Peck, Hillary Price, Dillon Rapp, Sarah Sampedro, Simcha Smith, Emily Swanberg, Erika Terwilliger, Anna Van Voorhis, Asia Ward, Koua Yang

“Where Are You Now?” is a contemplation on the action of exchange, the importance of conversation and checking in, as well as a reflection on our shared time and place (MFA programs in the midwest in the USA on earth in 2017.)

The UW-Madison MFA Exchange Exhibition will open on Friday, December 1, 5-8p at the Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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to Oct 7

Fresh Works

For more information please visit the Quarter Gallery's website.


Fresh Works
September 26 - October 7, 2017

Fresh wounds. Fresh mornings. Fresh dirt. Sometimes, an enlivening of the stale. Fresh play to refresh the way we work. This exhibition features fresh ideas from University of Minnesota Master of Fine Arts Graduate students. A smattering of new energy, experimentations, and efforts from folks creating in this very building. Barely there or laid bare to invite your viewership. A kinship among pieces with distance between. Space for you to figure and configure. Enter with fresh eyes.

Friday, October 6th
Closing Event | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for a closing event featuring Constructing Space, a performance and installation by Simcha Smith at 6:00 PM, followed by We do don’t we? We do don’t we?, a multi-media performance by Reb L Limerick and Jasmine Peck at 6:30 PM.




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