Talk – McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series: Irene Hofmann in conversation with Harriet Bart and Jeremy Lundquist
Friday, May 17, 2019
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships are awarded annually to eight established Minnesota-
based artists. This discussion series, pairing a nationally recognized art critic or curator with two
McKnight Visual Artist Fellows, offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about the fellows
as well as about how their work intersects with broader contemporary art ideas and concerns.
Harriet Bart is a conceptual artist, creating evocative content through the theater of installation,
the narrative power of objects, and the intimacy of artists books. She has a deep and abiding
interest in the personal and cultural expression of memory; it is at the core of her work. Bart
exhibits internationally and has completed more than a dozen public art commissions. Her work
is held in numerous collections, including the Jewish Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Historical Society, National Gallery of Art, Walker Art
Center, and Weisman Art Museum. Bart has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation,
McKnight Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Minnesota State Arts Board, NEA Arts Midwest,
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Yaddo. She has published eleven fine-press books and
received three Minnesota Book Awards. Bart is a guest lecturer, curator, and founding member
of the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Arts in Minneapolis.
Jeremy Lundquist lives and works in St. Paul and Minneapolis. His current work addresses the
cyclical and chaotic nature of modern warfare. Expanding on traditional printmaking techniques,
he constructs images and texts that challenge the accuracy, intention, and effect of our
contemporary information stream. He has been an artist-in-residence at Ox-Bow, Harold Arts,
Spudnik Press, Kala Art Institute, the Vermont Studio Center, the University of Iowa as a Grant
Wood Fellow, and most recently Highpoint Center for Printmaking as a Jerome Foundation
resident. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Lundquist holds a BA in
studio art from Grinnell College and an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University.
Irene Hofmann is the Phillips Director and chief curator at SITE, Santa Fe. She joined SITE in
October 2010 after serving as executive director and curator of the Contemporary Museum in
Baltimore for nearly five years. In addition, Hofmann has held positions at the Orange County
Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California; Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the New
Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
Co-presented with Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Fellowships are funded by the
McKnight Foundation and administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.