This program pairs a visiting critic with two McKnight Visual Artist Fellows and offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about the fellowship recipients as well as how their work intersects with broader contemporary art ideas and concerns.
Scott Nedrelow received his BA from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include the Walker Art Center; Halsey McKay, New York; Kate Werble Gallery, New York; KANSAS, New York; the Soap Factory, Minneapolis; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Chicago Artist's Coalition; and David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis.
Kelly O'Brien is a sculptor from Buffalo, NY. She received her BFA at Buffalo State College and her MFA at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She currently is an assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, as well as acting as a MFA mentor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. O’Brien’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and most recently has been featured in New American Paintings, commissioned for a site-specific installation for the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, and was a nominee for the Joan Mitchell Emerging Artist Award.
Claire Gilman (Ph.D. Columbia University) is curator at The Drawing Center, New York. Gilman has taught art history and critical theory at Columbia University; the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; the Corcoran College for Art and Design; and MoMA. She has also written extensively for publications including Art Journal, CAA Reviews, Documents, Frieze, and October.