Kathryn Nobbe is a painter and mixed media installation artist based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Ms. Nobbe earned her MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota. She was awarded a scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where she studied with Connie Fox, Leon Golub, William King, Jacob Lawrence, Judy Rifka, and Terry Winters. Ms. Nobbe has created a number of public artworks including a large-scale outdoor mural for the Pillsbury House in Minneapolis, which involved a unique dialogue and collaboration with the local community. Other projects include a set design for the new music opera Mirabells Book of Numbers, by composer Marjorie Hess and writer James Merrill and a "painting performance" in collaboration with composer Homer Lambrecht and the Ancia Quartet. She also produced a series of paintings for Eugene Garber's award-winning novel, The Historian, published by Milkweed Editions. Her most recent project is a national tour of her work entitled Underflesh: Exploring Human Fragility and Resilience. In this exhibition of digital photography, painting, mixed media and installation, Ms.Nobbe presents meditations on her own encounter with deadly disease as well as her appreciation of the mysteries of lifes renewing forces and the interconnectedness of all things. (1) The first exhibition in the tour will open at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery in the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul Minnesota in January 31, 2003. Ms. Nobbe makes her home in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband Fritz Bergmann, a composer, and her sons Hardt and Colin.
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