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.
Please join 2015 McKnight fellows Gregory Euclide and Luis Fitch in conversation with Michael Ned Holte, independent curator and co-director of the Program in Art at the California Institute of the Arts.
Gregory Euclide is an artist, high school educator, and music label owner living in the Minnesota River Valley. His work celebrates and critiques our use and appreciation of land in our culture.
Luis Fitch is an internationally artist, designer, mentor and creative entrepreneur who is currently the founder of UNO Branding a strategic cross-cultural visual communication agency. Raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Luis moved to the U.S.A. in 1985. There he attended the prestigious Art Center College of Design at Pasadena, California. He graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While he has enjoyed great success with commercial art through his agency UNO, his artwork has been presented nationally and internationally and is in more than 100 collections in Latin America and the U.S.A. With the accelerated growth of the Hispanic population in the U.S.A., Luis is anxious to insure this community is served. “More than ever in the new face of America there is a great opportunity to make art centered primarily in Hispanic themes with a cross-over appeal,” says Fitch.
Michael Ned Holte is an independent curator and co-director of the Program in Art at the California Institute of the Art. He has organized numerous exhibitions in New Zealand, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Along with Connie Butler, he was co-curator of the 2014 edition of “Made in L.A.” at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Holte has written multiple monographic essays on artists and has contributed to periodicals including Afterall, Artforum International, Art Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, East of Borneo, Pin-Up, and X-Tra.