At the Minneapolis Institute of Art

After I graduated from college, I worked a lot of temp jobs. I wasn’t very good at them as was paid like it, with tasks that generally involved a lot of alphabetizing and filing. Usually, I’d work for a few…

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State of the Art Tour

About a year ago, I got to have the mind-blowing experience of driving to Bentonville, Arkansas to see my work in show at a major museum, a fantasy I have had my entire adult life. If anything, the experience outperformed…

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Woodcuts in Wisconsin

A few years ago, I started seeing my friend Kris Akse more. He had been my undergraduate roommate, and we had maintained an active friendship for much of the 25 years I have known him. For the past three years,…

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Indian Hill

I’ve been working on my public art project with Justice For Our Neighbors-NE, New Nebraskans, for a couple years. I intended to get three murals completed this summer, but various things had kept interfering. In particular, I had one mural…

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Midtown Murals

I’ve done a lot more seeking of commissions over the past few years. The process has been getting smoother, but it is always challenging. I’ve been talking with Molly Skold, the Marketing and Communications Director at Midtown Crossing, for a…

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Block 16

Block 16 has been one of my absolutely favorite restaurants ever since I moved downtown. It is not an exaggeration to say that their short rib french dip sandwich has made such an impact on my kids that it has…

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Amsterdam Prints

Kanaal 10 in Amsterdam was where I spent my most recent residency. The year was 2008, and most of my days were spent like this: Four hours drawing from the collection at the Rijksmuseum followed by four hours of wandering…

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Expo Chicago

Just over one year ago, I got a surprise studio visit from museum director Don Bacigalupi which led to an opportunity to exhibit at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. My trip to the opening of the show, State…

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You Are Here

For the past year, I have been working on a project with InCommon Community Development in the Park Avenue neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. The idea which emerged in collaboration with InCommon and leaders in the Park Avenue neighborhood was to…

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Open Studio: May 2

On Saturday, May 2, I will be hosting my annual Open Studio, which I have done in conjunction with the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting every year for 7 or 8 years now. Generally, only a handful of people who are in…

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