Alexis Kuhr



Alexis Kuhr received her MFA in painting from Stanford University. She lives and works in New York and Minneapolis, where she is the Chair of and associate professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Kuhr has received fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the New England Foundation for the Arts .

EDUCATION
1987 M.F.A., Painting, Stanford University, Stanford, California
1981 B.A., Art and Philosophy, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2007 University of Minnesota Grant in Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship
2002 University of Minnesota Grant in Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship Faculty Development Grant, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
2001 Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Painting
2000 University of Minnesota Grant in Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship
1999 McKnight Summer Research Fellowship University of Minnesota Faculty Summer Research Fellowship
1998 Massachusetts Fellowship for Visual Artists, New England Foundation for the Arts
1996 Faculty Research Grant, Mount Holyoke College
1995 Faculty Research Grant, Mount Holyoke College
1993 Faculty Research Grant, Mount Holyoke College
1990 Faculty Research Grant, Vassar College
1987 Prix de Paris, Residency Cite Internationale des Artes, Paris, France

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2008 Joyce Lyon and Alexis Kuhr: Recent Drawings, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, and Minneapolis, Minnesota Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, M55 Art, Long Island City, New York
2006 Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, Hebrew Union College Museum, New York, New York
2004 Cowette/Kuhr Recent Work, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York
2003 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York
2002 Mark Pharis/Alexis Kuhr Recent Work, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York Kitzhaber/Kuhr, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, Minnesota
2001 Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York Joe Smith and Alexis Kuhr, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois
2000 Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York
1997 Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York
1996 Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, New York
1995 Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York Alexis Kuhr, Hillyer Fine Art Center, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008 Reload, 55M Art, Long Island City, New York
2007 Out of the Comfort Zone, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 Incidental, Gallery Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota
2002 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2001 Taking Stock, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2000 Necessary Differences II, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota All System Go, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota Show Off, University of Minnesota Faculty Artists Off-Campus, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota
1999 Faculty and Colleagues Exhibition, Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, South Hadley, Massachusetts
Faculty Spotlight, Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1998 Friends Exhibition, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York
1996 Five College Studio Art Faculty Drawing Exhibition, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
1991 AIDS: Artists Confront an Epidemic, College Center Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
1990 A Stanford Perspective, Faculty and Alumni Invitational Exhibition, San Francisco, California Recent Trends in Works of Art on Paper, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Curator, Dr. George Nelson Preston, Department of Art, The City College, City University of New York
1989 Faculty Exhibition, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
1987 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Stanford University, Stanford, California
1985 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts Institute of The San Bernadino County Museum, Redlands, California. Juror, Dr. Judi Freeman, Curator of 20th Century Art for The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2008 The Practice of Drawing: Selections from the Weisman Art Museum, with Joyce Lyon, Katherine E.Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2007 Critical Translations: Art that Examines our Social World, with Rachel Breen and Christine Baeumler, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004 Drawing, Seven Curatorial Responses, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Joyce Lyon and Alexis Kuhr/The Practice of Drawing,” City Pages, January 2008
Mary Abbe, “Art: Drawing Connections,” Star Tribune, January 2008
Kate Iverson, “Secrets of the Day,” The Rake, January 2008
Rebecca Land, “Sketches Hidden in the Books,” Minnesota Daily, January 2008
Mary Abbe, “Art: Points of View,” Star Tribune, February 2, 2007.
“Best Bets: January 11-17,” Pioneer Press, January 11, 2007.
“Critical Translations: Art that Examines Our Social World,” The Rake, January 2007.
“Critical Translations: Art that Examines Our Social World,” City Pages, January 2007.
Michael Garberich, “Art-Matter over Aesthetic,” Minnesota Daily, January 2007
“Art: Incidental,” The Rake, September 2006.
“Word of Mouth,” Interview, Minnesota Public Radio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 15, 2001.
New York Times, Exhibition Listings, May 25, 2001.
Marya Morstad, Interview, KFAI Radio, Minneapolis, Minnesota January 19, 2001.
New York Times, Exhibition Listings, February 23, 1997.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2004-2008 Director of Graduate Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004-present Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1998-2004 Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1992-1998 Visiting Artist, Drawing, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts
1991-92 Visiting Assistant Professor, Painting, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
1990-91 Assistant Professor, Painting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
1989-90 Assistant Professor, Printmaking, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Winter 1987 Lecturer, Drawing, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Winter 1982 Lecturer, Printmaking, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

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