contact name: Tiffany Besonen
phone: (218) 371-5457
Art Instructor. Nevis Public School, Minnesota. Teach art to grades 2-12. Design diverse art curriculum. Taught in the public schools since 1993.
Masters of Arts in Art Education. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Thesis Study, "The Place and Purpose for Graphic Design in Art Education." 2000.
Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Studio concentrations in Sculpture and Photography. Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota. 1993.
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Oxford, England and Mainland Europe. Art History, History and Cultural Studies. 1992.
Minnesota State Arts Board Grant. 2005.
Lanesboro, Minnesota, Cornucopia Art Center Art Residency. 2005.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Summer Residency. 2003.
Individual Artist Small Grant Recipient, provided by Five Wings Art Council and the Mcknight Foundation. 2002 - 2003.
"Three", three-person exhibit, New York Mills Cultural Center, 2010
"Reimaginging Distaff Toolkit" 2008-2010 Group Traveling Exhibit: Mead Museum,Amherst College; Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State; Morris Museum, NJ; Wheaton College, MA; Mandeville Gallery, Union College. (Partial list of venues)
"The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces" 2008-2011 Group Traveling Show: Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. (Partial list of venues)
"Kotivaki", two-person installation with Daniel Besonen, Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, Michigan, 2007.
"AMBIOTIC", solo mixed-medium installation, SOHO20 Gallery, New York, NY. 2007.
WARM Mentor Exhibit, group show, 3rd Floor Gallery,
Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2006.
"Memory, Myth, Metaphor", three-person show, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota. 2006.
"Fall in" group show. SOHO20 Gallery, New York, NY. 2005.
"Smallworks" group show. SOHO20 Gallery, New York, NY. 2005.
"Koti", two-person installation with Daniel Besonen, New York Mills Cultural Center, New York Mills, Minnesota. 2005.
"Fruit & Labor", Mixed-media installation,Normandale Community College, Bloomington,Minnesota. 2004.
"Mother Pear Installation", Mixed-media installation, Bemidji Art Center, Bemidji, Minnesota. 2004.
"Mother Pear, Sister Sheep", solo show, North Country Musuem of Art, Park Rapids, Minnesota. 2004.
"The Pear Project", solo installation, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Gallery 321. 2003.
Minneapolis Foundation Group Show, A Broader Reach Exhibit. IDS Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2003.
Art Educators of Minnesota Group Show, Perpich Center for Arts Education, 2002.
Look Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mixed-media sculpture. 1995.
Solo exhibit, District 31—Victoria’s, Wolverton, Minnesota. 1994.
"Less Traveled Places." New Riverside Café, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1994.
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