Friday, June 14, 2019, 6:00 p.m.Sunday, July 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
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Reception: Friday, June 14, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Continuum: McKnight Visual Artist Fellows 2014–2018 features thirty of the forty artists who have been awarded these prestigious fellowships between 2014 and 2018.

The fellowship changed its programming structure in 2014 to focus on expanding the fellows’ network by inviting six national curators and art critics to the Twin Cities for individual studio visits. Out of these conversations, the McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series was established, featuring two fellows paired with a curator in dialogue about their work and broader contemporary art ideas and concerns. This public presentation replaced the culminating group exhibition that was last hosted in MCAD’s main gallery in 2013. 

Continuum: McKnight Visual Artist Fellows 2014–2018 provides five years of fellows a platform to share their work with viewers and celebrates the ambition and diversity of their artistic practices.

Participating artists:
Hend Al-Mansour, 2018 Fellow
Harriet Bart, 2017 Fellow
Erik Benson, 2016 Fellow
David Bowen, 2014 Fellow
Leah Edelman-Brier, 2016 Fellow
Julie Buffalohead, 2016 Fellow
Sean Connaughty, 2018 Fellow
Jim Denomie, 2018 Fellow
Andy DuCett, 2017 Fellow
Gregory Euclide, 2015 Fellow
Kristina Estell, 2015 Fellow
Luis Fitch, 2015 Fellow
Tia-Simone Gardner, 2016 Fellow
David Goldes, 2017 Fellow
Terry Gydesen, 2017 Fellow
Monica Haller, 2016 Fellow
Pao Houa Her, 2016 Fellow
Mike Hoyt, 2014 Fellow
Tracy Krumm, 2015 Fellow
Chris Larson, 2018 Fellow
Alexandros Lindsay, 2015 Fellow
Jeremy Lundquist, 2017 Fellow
Mohamud Mumin, 2018 Fellow
Kelly O’Brien, 2015 Fellow
Lamar Peterson, 2014 Fellow
Tamsie Ringler, 2018 Fellow
Piotr Szyhalski, 2017 fellow
Joe Smith, 2014 Fellow
Jovan Speller, 2018 Fellow
Bruce Tapola, 2017 Fellow


The McKnight Artist Fellowship Program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Established in 1981, the fellowship program provides annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in eleven areas, totaling nearly $1 million each year. For nearly four decades, MCAD has administered this fellowship program and provided support to nearly 200 artists. Non-profit arts organizations like MCAD oversee the administration of the fellowships and structure their own programs to respond to the unique opportunities and challenges of different creative disciplines.


The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grant-making, coalition-building and the encouragement of strategic policy reform. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota-based foundation had assets of approximately $2.3 billion and granted about $90 million in 2017.


Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to visual arts education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is home to more than 700 students and offers professional certificates, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science degrees, and graduate degrees.

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Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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