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.
Tracy Krumm has been a professional studio artist and educator for over twenty-five years. Her current work is an ongoing investigation of constructed forms and structures that reference identity, duality, gender and labor. She maintains a studio practice in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Alexandros Lindsay is a St. Paul based artist who uses mixed media to explore subjects that are overlooked in American society. He received his BFA from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills. Lindsay was awarded second place in the Installation Category at the 2011 Florence Biennale, he was granted the 2013 Jerome Fellow at Franconia Sculpture Park, and his work was exhibited at the Weisman Art Museum, 2015.
Michael Rooks is the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum in Atlanta. Besides his responsibilities at the High, Rooks was appointed Commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2010. Prior to joining the High Museum, Rooks held curator positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.