Contributors

Quodlibetica welcomes and credits everyone who has been involved in the project: designers, writers, editors, news suppliers, poets, and artists. To find out how to get involved, contact us.

Adrienne Czech

Adrienne Czech

Adrienne Czech holds a degree in anthropology from the University of Minnesota. Her interest in museums has led her to contribute to the development and interpretation of the spinning and weaving display at the Pope County Museum in Glenwood, MN. She has since curated a display of textiles from around the world at the University of Minnesota- Morris campus. Considering herself a textile enthusiast, Adrienne embroiders, knits and weaves.

Andy DuCett

Andy DuCett

Andy DuCett received his MFA from the University of Illinois and BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He currently teaches at the College of Visual Art in St. Paul, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. His work has been shown in galleries in Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, Milwaukee and Honolulu, as well as many Twin Cities locations. He has been published in New American Paintings, Vita.mn, The Portland Mercury, Illiterate Magazine, DailyServing.com, as well as publications in Toronto, Berlin, Tokyo, and London. He received a 2009 Minnesota Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and has been featured on MN Original and interviewed by PBS. His next project is a solo exhibition at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis in the fall of 2012.

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Andrew Felicilda

Andrew Felicilda

Andrew Felicilda is a Minneapolis based independent writer and director. He has a degree in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Allison Herrera

Allison Herrera

Allison Herrera is a participant in Open Field and former Program Manager for Public and Community Programs at Walker Art Center.

Andrew Hetrick

Andrew Hetrick

Andrew Hetrick is a socio-political video and performance artist. Originally from Wisconsin, Hetrick received his BFA from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, MN, and is temporarily residing in Washington, DC. His interests extend to writing, education, social design, and co-directing the pop-up insert GALLERY.

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Aaron Layman

Aaron Layman

Aaron Layman is a beer buyer and freelance writer who resides in southwestern Virginia. He is a graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Ana Lois-Borzi

Ana Lois-Borzi

Ana Lois-Borzi is an artist who lives and works in the Twin Cities. She teaches in the Graduate Program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work has been featured in galleries throughout the United States and abroad. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, McKnight Foundation, and Minnesota State Arts Board.

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Ady Olson

Ady Olson

Ady Olson is a writer and artist living in the Twin Cities. Her work, which focuses on public participation and community engagement, stands at the intersection of disciplines to create transformative experiences, stir up fascination and delight, and encourage individuals and communities to explore new ways of living and connecting by providing spaces for wonder, curiosity, and experimentation.

Art Of This

Art Of This

From 2005-2010, Art of This functioned as an artist-run gallery and project space that exhibited the work of emerging and underrepresented artists from the local area and beyond. AOT became a leading alternative and independent art space in the Twin Cities through its artist-centric approach. Currently, AOT and its co-directors, John Marks and David Petersen, uphold its mission to serve as a platform for artists. The organization sponsors the Tuesday Music Series, has participated in site and time-specific projects, and has created a new website to support a community of rigorous and forward-thinking artists who share in AOT’s philosophy. AOT also continues to program its annual One Nighter Series. The 2011 One Nighter will be operated by emerging artists and recent MCAD graduates Kelly Filreis, Alyson Coward, Jenny Moxley, Katy Vonk, and AJ Warnick.

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Andy Sturdevant

Andy Sturdevant

Andy Sturdevant is an artist, writer and arts administrator living in South Minneapolis. He has written about art, history, and culture for a variety of Twin Cities-based publications and websites, including mnartists.org, Rain Taxi, Art Review and Preview!, Mpls. St. Paul, and heavytable.com. His essays have also appeared in publications of the Walker Art Center and the Jerome Foundation. Andy writes a weekly column on arts and visual culture in Minneapolis-St. Paul for MinnPost.

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Anna Tahinci

Anna Tahinci

Anna Tahinci is an art historian, teacher, critic, and curator. She studied History and Archaeology in Greece, Art History and Comparative Literature at the Sorbonne (Ph.D.), and Museum Studies at the Ecole du Louvre. In 2004 she co-curated the sculpture exhibition that was organized in Athens for the Olympic Games. She has worked at the Musée Rodin, the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Harvard Art Museum. She has taught at Boston University Paris, at the University of Minnesota, and at Macalester College. Currently, she is an adjunct professor in the Liberal Arts department at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Aaron Van Dyke

Aaron Van Dyke

Aaron Van Dyke is just another desperate artist living, teaching and working in Minneapolis.

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Bryan Clendenen

Bryan Clendenen

Bryan Clendenen's interest in graphic design stems from the ability of text and image to co-produce creative solutions for varying problems. Over the years he has worked as a production artist, a freelance designer and been an art director in an agency setting. Having received his BFA in graphic design from Auburn University in 2003, he is currently pursuing an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he looks to explore image, type, and sound as time-based narratives projected within different environments.

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Brandon Regner

Brandon Regner

Brandon Regner is a Minnesota-based fine artist. In the spring of 2011, he received a BFA degree in fine arts from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, MN. Exhibitions of note include the A-Z Gallery (Lowertown Saint Paul), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Foot in the Door Exhibition, the Art and Architecture Building in Minneapolis, the Mayor's Office of Saint Paul as well as several invitational, juried and group exhibitions at the College of Visual Arts Gallery.

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Cecilia Aldarondo

Cecilia Aldarondo

Cecilia Aldarondo is a PhD Candidate in the department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. She also holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London. In her art practice and research, she explores the relationship between memory, materiality, and performance.

Chris Atkins

Chris Atkins

Christopher Atkins is Coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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Callie Clark-Wiren

Callie Clark-Wiren

Callie Clark-Wiren is an arts and cultural historian and critic, who lives and works in the Twin Cities. She earned her Master's degree at the University of London in Cultural Memory. Her research focuses on how the experience of looking at art develops the viewer's personal and cultural identity. Her research is being published nationally and internationally through publications from the Carl Jung Institute and periodicals such as Queen: Journal of Rhetoric. She is also a photographer.

Charisse Gendron

Charisse Gendron

Charisse Gendron is a poet, blogger, and cinephile. She is the author of the blog Smoke~~ (http://charissegendron.blogspot.com/) and the chapbooks Mopes, designed by Georgia Greeley; Louvres, designed by Carla Januska; and Nonsets, illustrated by Ellen Sandhaus.

Wilbur "Chip" Schilling

Wilbur "Chip" Schilling

Schilling is the artist, designer, printer, illustrator, bookbinder, and publisher at Indulgence Press. He often collaborates with other artists and writers. He began his career as a photographer and photographic illustration plays a key role in his art work. (from indulgencepress.com)

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Christina Schmid

Christina Schmid

Christina Schmid is a writer, teacher, editor, and critic, who lives and works in the Twin Cities. After completing a Magister degree at the Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2005. She has taught at the College of Visual Arts in St.Paul and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis before joining the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota in the all of 2012. Her arts writing has been published locally and nationally, in magazines such as Artforum, ArtPulse, Flash Art and afterimage, and recognized by the Warhol Foundation.

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Colleen Sheehy

Colleen Sheehy

Colleen Sheehy is Director of Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, where she is curating an exhibition of contemporary art called New Taxidermy, opening in 2012. She, Mark Dion, and eight University of Minnesota students co-curated the exhibition, Mark Dion: Cabinet of Curiosities for the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis (2001). She edited and wrote an essay for the book on that project, Cabinet of Curiosities: Mark Dion and the University as Installation (University of Minnesota Press, 2006). Sheehy holds a Ph.D. in American studies. Photograph by Xavier Tavera.

Collier White

Collier White

Collier White is a filmmaker who lives in Minneapolis. A graduate of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, he went on to study filmmaking in Denmark at the European Film College. Since founding Object Magazine, White bounced around as an itinerant freelance writer before founding Quodlibetica with Christina Schmid.

Dia Felix

Dia Felix

Dia Felix is a private intellectual and a good friend to have, and has lived in San Francisco since 1996.

David Lefkowitz

David Lefkowitz

David Lefkowitz is a practicing artist as well as an Associate Professor of Art at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he teaches painting, drawing and seminars on critical issues in contemporary art.

Diane Mullin

Diane Mullin

Diane Mullin is Associate Curator at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota. Her curatorial and scholarly work focuses on modern and contemporary art and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis.

Ed Charbonneau

Ed Charbonneau

As a high school student, Ed began painting commissioned murals for businesses and private residences in St. Paul. After traveling several seasons in Alaska, he returned to art school, received a BFA from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has also worked as an artistic consultant on large-scale projects with several non-profit organizations, grade schools and high schools, as well as youth groups. His most recent ongoing project involves painting the entire exterior of Fat Lorenzo’s restaurant in South Minneapolis. Additionally, Ed has exhibited his work regionally and maintains a studio in St. Paul. To view Ed’s artwork online, please visit: www.moboxo.com

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Emily Atchison

Emily Atchison

Emily Atchison is an interdisciplinary artist, who lives and works in Minneapolis. She earned her undergraduate degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in December of 2009 and co-curates They Won't Find Us Here gallery.

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Emily Lloyd

Emily Lloyd

Emily Lloyd is a Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis resident; poet, and librarian.

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Elisabeth Workman

Elisabeth Workman

Elisabeth Workman's chapbooks include _Opolis_, _Maybe Malibu, Maybe Beowulf_ (available via typografika.com), and _Megaprairieland_ (greybookpress.com). New poems appear or are forthcoming in _Claudius App_, _Bone Bouquet_, _Ping Pong_, and the _Sprung Formal_ Apocalypse Issue. She lives and works at the Yeti Research Center.

Frenchy Lunning

Frenchy Lunning

Frenchy Lunning focuses on design, popular culture, and cultural theory. She has written magazine, journal articles, and book chapters and is currently working on two books, one on fetish and fashion, and the other on cosplay for Berg Publishers in Britain. She is also working on a book she began on a Fulbright to Japan in 2008 on the shôjo as a global character. Lunning is the director of Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits: Culture and Creation in Manga and Anime and the Mechademia Conference, the only academic conference currently in the U.S. focusing on Asian popular culture. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Mechademia, a book series published by the University of Minnesota dedicated to Asian popular culture, manga, and anime.

Georgia Greeley

Georgia Greeley

Greeley is an artist and writer who lives and works in Saint Paul. Her passion for combining words and images frequently shows up as fine press broadsides or handmade artist’s books.

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Greta McLain

Greta McLain

Greta McLain is a dynamic community muralist and mosaic artist. She has painted and mosaic murals in several Twin Cities locations and is internationally known with murals in Argentina, and work in Mexico, California and Philadelphia. McLain was the featured “Artist We Love” in March 2009 Metro Magazine and was awarded 'El Fuerte de Barragan ' for Artistic and Community Excellence for the mural Construyendo el Futuro with artist Melina Slobodian in December 2009, Ensenada, Argentina. She is a recent fellow in the Creative Community Leadership Institute 2010-11, and is currently enrolled in the MFA program at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

George Slade

George Slade

The writer, a native Minnesotan and long-term photography historian, recently accepted a position as curator and programs manager at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston . He maintains re:photographica, a blog about matters photographic . In addition to his essay on David Goldes, Slade's photographs accompany Kristin Makholm's "Five Memos on a New Museum."

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Graeme Stout

Graeme Stout

Graeme Stout earned his doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Minnesota in 2006 and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His teaching and research focus on the nature, deployment and transformation of power in the modern age and the relationship of aesthetic form to social consciousness. His current book project studies the cultural legacy of terrorism in Italy and Germany from the late 1960s to the present day.

Jeffrey Berger

Jeffrey Berger

Jeffrey has appeared on stage with Door Shakespeare, Paul Sills Community Players, and Isadoora Theatre, all out of state. In the Twin Cities, he has moved with Continental Ballet, in works choreographed by Vanessa Vosquil and Beth Brody, and in student performances at Zenon. By day, he strives to speak honestly in Perl, c, C++, php and other tongues.

Jan Binder

Jan Binder

Jan Binder is a philosopher teaching courses on ethics and sexuality at Metropolitan State University and keeping her hands dirty working at Rush Creek Growers wholesale greenhouses. She has an interest in all things sensual.

Jen Caruso

Jen Caruso

Dr. Jennifer (Jen) Caruso, Ph.D. in comparative literature, with an emphasis on European modernism and critical theory. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Liberal Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. From 2007-11, Jen Caruso taught at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where she was assistant professor of English and department chair of Cultural, Media, and Gender Studies. Dr. Caruso has current research and writing projects on global economic collapse, consumer culture and fashion, 9/11 themes in literature and film, and "future-present" science fiction.

Jan Estep

Jan Estep

Jan Estep is an artist and writer with an expanded creative practice. Her research focuses on the relationship between art and language, thought and its material expression, and humans and the natural landscape. She has her PhD in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis and her MFA in studio arts from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Estep has been the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight and Jerome Foundations, the Stanford Humanities Center, and in December 2009 she was awarded a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for short-form writing. Estep is currently an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.

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Jonathan Kaiser

Jonathan Kaiser

Jonathan Kaiser thinks a lot, writes a little, and engages in a variety of impractical activities that can best be described as art. He is a sometimes-member of the band Dark Dark Dark and the art collective The Miss Rockaway Armada. He received an MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2011. He bakes bread more often than is really necessary, and no he is not on tour right now, thank you very much.

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Jay Orff

Jay Orff

Jay Orff is a writer, musician and filmmaker living in Minneapolis. His fiction has appeared in Reed, Spout, Chain and Harper’s Magazine. He also writes about art for mnartists.org.

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Juliet Patterson

Juliet Patterson

Juliet Patterson’s first book, The Truant Lover, was a selected by Jean Valentine as the 2004 winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a 2007 Lambda Literary Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines including 26, American Letters & Commentary, Indiana Review, Knockout, New Orleans Review, Pebble Lake Review, Redivider, Swerve, Water~Stone Review, and Verse.

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Jake Ramberg

Jake Ramberg

Jake Ramberg is a freelance illustrator and a graduate of the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul where he began writing for Quodlibetica. His obsession for art is older than Justin Bieber.

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Jonathan Thomas

Jonathan Thomas

Jonathan Thomas is a two-time alumnus of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program, and is currently completing a PhD in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at The University of Minnesota. In addition to exhibiting artworks, he has contributed writings to October, Art Journal, caa.reviews, and Contemporary Literary Criticism.

Jonathon Wells

Jonathon Wells

Jonathon Wells is trained as both a fine art photographer and as a geologist, which has enabled him to create photomontages with both surface and subsurface views. In his images, he searches for an interplay between the built environment and the geologic foundation below.

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Jenna Westrick

Jenna Westrick

Jenna Westrick earned her degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and soon after decided to follow a career in arts management. After working at several arts organizations in Madison, Jenna moved to Minneapolis to participate in its thriving creative community. She first volunteered regularly at the Walker Art Center, and now works at MCAD in Academic Affairs. She also interns at SooVAC, and is earning her Master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management at St. Mary’s University. Jenna has a passion for arts journalism and critique, and looks forward to a career in promoting accessible, community-oriented art.

Jody Williams

Jody Williams

Jody Williams publishes artist’s books under the imprint Flying Paper Press. She has exhibited her work, presented lectures, and taught classes and workshops across the United States and in Europe. In 2008 she received the inaugural Minnesota Book Artist Award. Photo by Jim Dryden.

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Katelyn Farstad

Katelyn Farstad

Katelyn Farstad is an artist living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is also an active musician in the Twin Cities, playing drums in two bands, ‘Tips for Twat’ and ‘Larry Wish and His Guys.’

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Kristin Makholm

Kristin Makholm

Kristin Makholm is an art historian and curator who recently took over as executive director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul. She has a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Prior to the MMAA job, she was director of exhibitions and galleries at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and curator of prints and drawings at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Lightsey Darst

Lightsey Darst

Originally from Tallahassee, Lightsey Darst writes, dances, writes about dance and other arts, and teaches in Minneapolis. You can find her poetic work in Find the Girl (Coffee House, 2010), in Gulf Coast, Spork, and Triquarterly Online, and forthcoming in Diagram and Typo; her criticism is online at mnartists.org and Bookslut, among other publications.

Lauren DeLand

Lauren DeLand

Lauren DeLand is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a concentration in Contemporary Art and Critical Theory. Her dissertation focuses on contemporary American male artists who utilize their own bodies as an erotic subject in their work, and examines the cultural prohibitions that make such dispatches a rare phenomenon. Before earning her MA at the University of Minnesota, she received a BFA in Studio Arts and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute, and contributed regularly to the arts and cultural magazine _Review_.

Lacey Prpic Hedtke

Lacey Prpic Hedtke

Lacey Prpic Hedtke is an antiquated photographer, teacher, grant writer, dog lover, hula hooper, fun haver, radical and zine librarian, and sweet maker. She’s organizing the Twin Cities Zinefest this year, recently organized Constellation, and just made the jump from being a renter to Powderhorn homeowner. She has a BFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston and an MLIS from St. Catherine University.

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Lea Sorrentino

Lea Sorrentino

Lea D. Sorrentino received her MFA degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is an installation/multimedia artist, who focuses on contemporary American culture.

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Madeline Crew

Madeline Crew

Madeline Crew is a visual artist living and working in Saint Paul, MN. She graduated from the College of Visual Arts with a major in photography in spring 2012. Her personal work has been juried into galleries around the Twin Cities and can be seen during the Saint Paul Art Crawls. Crew created and directs a children’s art program at the Saint Paul University Club. As a teaching artist, she has experience working in the public schools and with adult artists who are mentally or physically disabled. Her main goal as an artist is to help those in the community who are less fortunate and provide a new way of learning through the arts.

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Marsha Olson

Marsha Olson

Marsha Olson is an art historian and a teacher. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, focusing on the art of South Asia. She has taught at several colleges and universities in the Twin Cities area. She is currently an adjunct instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Mason Riddle

Mason Riddle

Twin Cities based writer/curator Mason Riddle covers the visual arts, architecture and design. Her work has been published in the Arts Magazine, Architecture MN, Dwell, Architectural Record, Artforum, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Public Art Review, Sculpture Magazine, Stroll and Rain Taxi, among others. She is the former director of the MN Percent for Art in Public Places program, The Goldstein Museum of Design, Two Rivers Gallery, and visual arts curator of Intermedia Arts MN.

Miranda Trimmier

Miranda Trimmier

Miranda Trimmier is a recluse-in-training and is holed up somewhere in Minneapolis.

Nadia Pereira

Nadia Pereira, painter and poet, was born in Mumbai (Bombay) India. She received her schooling in various cities across India and finally graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma in 2007. At seventeen she moved to Upstate New York in search for a private art school and then transferred to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Nadia just moved back to Mumbai after living in the US for four years and received her diploma in the mail for her Bachelors in Fine Arts from MCAD. She enjoys writing poetry, painting, and working in the woodshop building huge canvasses in that are usually triple her size.

Nate Young

Nate Young

Nate Young earned his MFA from the California Institute of Arts in 2009. His work has been exhibited nationally. In May 2012, Young and his wife opened The Bindery an alternative exhibition space in St. Paul. Their “major goal is to facilitate engaging and meaningful exhibitions operating outside constraints of institution and market seeking to be a catalyst for pragmatic critical thought and conversation.”

Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs is an art historian, critic and independent curator. Her writing appears in Artforum International, Art Papers, Art on Paper, History of Photography, Public Art Review, Sense and Society and online at mnartists.org. She was named "Best Art Critic" of 2008 by Twin Cities-based City Pages. Follow her blog Scene Unseen at http://artsceneunseen.wordpress.com.

Paulette Myers-Rich

Paulette Myers-Rich

Paulette Myers-Rich is an artist and has made photography based artists’ books for 25 years. She is the recipient of the 2009 Minnesota Book Artist Award.

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Rene Meyer-Grimberg

Rene Meyer-Grimberg

Rene Meyer-Grimberg moved to St. Paul eleven years ago after living in Germany for many years. She has made films, produced and acted in theater, and taught art, languages, art history, and culture. She has an advanced degree in Art History, follows the art scene, and writes musings about film.

Rachel Perlmeter

Rachel Perlmeter

Rachel Perlmeter is a crossmedia artist working in the interstitial spaces between theatre, dance, sound, and installation art. Her writings for the stage have been developed and supported by the Playwrights' Center and the Soap Factory in Minneapolis; Soho Think Tank’s Sixth Floor Series and Mabou Mines’ Suite artist residency program in New York; the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Lost Nation Theater in Vermont; and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a Master's in Theatre History and Criticism and was the recipient of two Foreign Language and Area Studies grants for her interdisciplinary work on Russian theatre, a Social Sciences Research Council grant for excellence in the humanities, and a Morton Brown Scholarship. She has been a Fulbright artist and a TCG/International Theatre Institute fellow working with experimental theatres in Russia and has just been awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board as well as a Jerome Foundation mentorship at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

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Regula Russelle

Regula Russelle

Regula Russelle has been making books on her own and with others since the mid 1990s. The central currents in her work are the deep questions in her life: How do we shape a day, a week, our communal life, the way of the city, and the larger word beyond?

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Susan Armington

Susan Armington

Susan Armington is a Minneapolis-based artist, whose life is full of maps and Talking Suitcases. She leads projects in schools and communities across the state, focusing on deep talk in a diverse world through art. She loves to eat, drink…and dream.

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Sheila Dickinson

Sheila Dickinson

Sheila Dickinson is an art historian, teacher and art critic based in the Twin Cities. Originally from St. Paul, she was an expat for ten years in Ireland, where she was an art critic for Circa Art Magazine from 2001-2006 and wrote her doctorate on contemporary Irish art in the Art History Department at University College Dublin. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Liberal Arts Department at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the College of Visual Arts.

Shannon Gilley

Shannon Gilley

Gilley's 3D animation career started in 1993 at Windlight Studios, where he worked on dozens of commercials, Disney’s three-time Emmy winning children’s show Rolie Polie Olie, and the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater animated short film “Softy Puffs.” After leaving Windlight, he managed local projects for the Minnesota Lottery and KARE-11, among others. Gilley has also taught animation since 1999, including eight years at The Art Institutes International Minnesota. He is currently pursuing an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters is Open Field Curator and the former Associate Director of Public Programs in the Education and Community Programs Department at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sarah Schultz

Sarah Schultz

Sarah Schultz is Open Field Curator and Director of Education and Community Programs at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Scott Stulen

Scott Stulen

Scott Stulen is Open Field Curator, the Project Director for mnartists.org at the Walker Art Center, and the Director of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers. He is also an independent curator, DJ, writer and exhibiting visual artist.

Stephanie Xenos

Stephanie Xenos

Stephanie Xenos lives in Saint Paul with her family. She writes about the visual arts for Mpls/St Paul magazine and mnartists.org. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Arts and Cultural Leadership at the University of Minnesota.

Teresa Ballard

Teresa Ballard

Teresa Ballard’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, The Drunken Boat, Comstock Review, Paumanok Review, Tryst, Three Candles, as well as other literary journals. In December of 2005 she was chosen by the Mid-American Review as Editor’s Choice for The James Wright Poetry Award. She has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Award.

Thomas O. Haakenson

Thomas O. Haakenson

Thomas O. Haakenson is Chair and Associate Professor Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He completed his doctorate at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature with a dissertation on the aesthetics of the grotesque. He has published in Cabinet, New German Critique, The Rutgers Art Review, and the anthologies Legacies of Modernism and Memorialization in Germany Since 1945. He has received fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Social Science Research Council, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. (PhD and MA, University of Minnesota, 2006, 1999; BA, Drake University, 1995)

Tucker Hollingsworth

Tucker Hollingsworth

Tucker is a mostly self-taught photographer who currently lives and works in Minneapolis.

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Tom Westbrook

Tom Westbrook

Tom Westbrook is a teacher, artist, designer, and craftsman. He studied Art History and Studio Arts at the University of Minnesota and after a career in Arts Administration, running galleries and working at the Walker Art Center, he returned to the University of Minnesota to study Architecture. He has practiced at Shelter Architecture and Sala Architects and worked as Assistant Editor for arq (architectural research quarterly) from Cambridge University Press. Currently he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota where his teaching has been focused in humanitarian and sustainable design, a Lecturer at the College of Visual Art where he teaches a visual geometry class, and has taught at Augsburg College, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Art Institutes Minnesota.

Vadim Gershman

Vadim Gershman

Vadim Gershman is a designer, artist, writer, and amateur kite runner. He curates and designs Glitch - a journal of poetry, prose, art, and all things glitch. His work has been featured in Print Magazine on multiple occasions, and he often enjoys attention from art/design blogs and other online publications. Vadim is currently in the process of pursuing his MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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Bill Wittenbreer

Bill Wittenbreer

Bill Wittenbreer is a librarian at Augsburg College. He is also a trustee of the Minnesota Museum of American Art. He has graduate degrees in Public History and Library work and is the author of several articles on Minnesota artists and other topics in Minnesota history.

Wing Young Huie

Wing Young Huie

Duluth native Wing Young Huie’s photographs document the changing cultural landscape of Minnesota. Focusing on neighborhoods in transition, he’s created major public photography exhibitions that have spanned from Lake Street in Minneapolis to St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood, and most recently a 6 mile stretch of University Avenue.

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- Constellation 25

2.18.2014 You may not have noticed, but Quodlibetica has been on a hiatus of sorts. While we figure out what to do next, we offer a few recent reviews and essays, all previously published elsewhere. If you need a platform for your writing and want to get involved, email us at quodlibetica@gmail.com.

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