Thursday, May 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
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This in-progress discussion 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. We hope to convene an in-person discussion with PS1 curator Ruba Katrib in fall 2020, but in the meantime are pleased to present an online discussion featuring Alison Hiltner and Mohamud Mumin in conversation with local artist and writer Russ White. The fellows will each give 10-minute presentations about their current work, followed by a moderated discussion and a Q & A.


Russ White is an artist, designer, writer, and editor living in Minneapolis. Born and raised in the Carolinas with a formative stint in Mississippi, he received a BA in Studio Art from Davidson College and spent the next ten years in Chicago working as a high-end cabinet maker. After marrying a native Minnesotan, his relocation to the Twin Cities became inevitable, and he now works out of his studio in the Casket Arts Building. He also works as a writer and editor for MPLSART.COM and NEMAA’s In Studio magazine.

Alison Hiltner is the Associate Director of Soo Visual Arts Center and a visual artist. Hiltner has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, some of her recent credits include exhibitions at the Minneapolis Institute of Art as part of their MAEP program, Telemark Art Center in Skien, Norway, and the Weisman Art Museum. She has received five Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants, two MRAC/McKnight Foundation Next Step Grants, the Jerome Foundation Fellowship in 2011/12, and an Artists on the Verge Northern Lights/Jerome Foundation fellowship in 2013/14. Along with being a 2019 McKnight Fellow in visual arts, she is a part of an experimental cohort through the Weisman Art Museum and the University of Minnesota’s School of Medicine. Hiltner has upcoming exhibitions at the Indianapolis Contemporary in 2020 and Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University in 2021.  

Mohamud Mumin is an artist, co-founder, and curator at Soomaal House of Art, a Somali-American artists collective based in Minneapolis. He is the recipient of many awards and is currently an artist-in-residence at Ubah Medical Academy, a charter high school in Hopkins, Minnesota. He was also an artist-in-residence at Century College in White Bear Lake and a Malmberg Fellow at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. Mumin’s work has been exhibited in community spaces, galleries, and museums in the United States and abroad.

To learn more about Alison and Mohamud, read Russ's profile of these fellows for MPLSART.COM.

Fellowships are funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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