April 13 – May 25, 2013
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
April 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Gallery & Events Are Free & Open To The Public.
Born and raised in rural Iowa, Elizabeth Black will be graduating from St. Catherine University in May 2013 with a major in Studio Art and minor in Classics. Black has exhibited in the Juried Senior Exhibition, XI, at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery 2012, as well as the Hopkins Center for the Arts Twin Cities Undergraduate Showcase, 2011. Her work has also been published in St. Catherine University’s art and literary magazine, Ariston. Black’s work tends to focus on themes such as history, nature, and folklore.
Maggie Clemensen is a 22–year–old graphic designer from Conde, South Dakota. She moved to the Twin Cities in 2009 to attend the University of St. Thomas where she will graduate from in the spring of 2013 with a degree in Communications and Journalism. She also double majored in Studio and Fine Arts with an emphasis on graphic design from Saint Catherine University. Maggie worked as a part–time graphic designer at St. Thomas’ University Relations department for three years and as a designer for TommieMedia.com, St. Thomas’ student–run online news organization. When not fulfilling the graphic design needs of specific clients, Maggie uses a digital platform to transform hand–drawn elements into graphic and colorful designs for her own personal style.
Emily Dewey is twenty–two and is from North East Minneapolis. She will graduate spring 2013 with a double major in Studio Arts with an emphasis of drawing and painting, and an English major with a focus in writing. Through her work, Emily desires to capture the emotions of everyday life with the use of a human figure. Her work has been featured in the arts and literary journal, Ariston, 2012–2013, and has also been published in the 2010 edition of SCAN, St. Catherine University’s alumnae publication.
Diana Ellenwood graduated from Brown College, in Mendota Heights, MN, with an Associate degree in Graphic Design in 2006. In 2013 Diana will graduate with a Bachelor of Art from Saint Catherine University majoring in Studio Art with an emphasis of Photography and a minor in Spanish. Three of Diana’s photographs were selected for the 2012 Ariston publication and exhibited as well. Her work will be shown in Eleven, the Juried Senior Exhibition at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at SCU in spring 2013.
Through her work Diana seeks to convey the hidden worlds all around us. She uses photography as a way to invite the viewer to look at the world around him/her in a different way.
Andréa Greamba was born in Romania and adopted when she was a young infant. Growing up in Plymouth, MN, her interest in photography began early on while paging through her father’s National Geographic collection. She currently lives in St. Paul, MN and will be a 2013 graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a minor in Spanish and a major in Studio Art with a focus in Photography from St. Catherine University.
Andréa has participated in many activities outside of school such as intramural sports, Students Today Leaders Forever service trips, and working on campus at St. Thomas. She was head of the photography staff for the art and literary journal, Ariston, at St. Kate’s where her photographs have been published and exhibited twice. Andréa has also interned with N2 Publishing as a photographer for multiple community publications in the Twin Cities suburbs.
Rachel Hayes is a 22 year–old graphic designer in the Twin Cities, MN. She grew up in North St. Paul and Maplewood and graduated from Saint Catherine University in the spring of 2013 where she majored in French and Studio Art with a concentration in graphic design with a minor in Philosophy. Rachel completed the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs City Arts program in 2012 where she interned with the Cornercopia Student Organic Farm on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. She also worked on the design team for the art and literary journal, Ariston in 2013.
Through her work, Rachel explores controversial and personal issues that affect herself as well as her friends and family with the main purpose of starting and continuing conversations.
Yer Moua is a senior at Saint Catherine University majoring in Studio Arts with a concentration in graphic design. She is currently the 2013 Visual Arts Lead Coordinator for Ariston, an annual student publication of literary and visual art works, a graphic designer for the Student and Center Activities Office and a student at Media Services. In 2012, she was the Lead Designer for Ariston and received two awards: a Senate Leadership Award and an Individual Leadership Award from the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for. During her time at SCU, Yer has been part of the St. Kate’s Activities Team as Community Connections Coordinator, an officer of Women of Color, a board member of Asian Women’s Association, a mentor for the Peer Mentor Program under the Multicultural and International Programs and Services (MIPS), and a member of the Diversity Committee that is affiliated with the Student Senate.
Yer’s art is often described as having structural qualities that resemble those you find in video games. Her interest in video games is something that has been in the majority of her life; however her interest in art has been longer. By the time she reached college and attended an art and computer design class, she had decided that being an artist was better than being a math teacher.
Aubre Suttle is a twenty–three years old hailing from the land of ten thousand lakes. She will be graduating from St. Catherine University in spring 2013 as a Studio Art major with an emphasis in acrylic painting and a Classic Civilization minor. Aubre has worked for St. Catherine University’s art and literary journal Ariston for two consecutive years with her own artwork displayed in the 2012 and 2013 editions. She currently holds an intern position at MN Citizens for the Arts advocating for funding in the arts at the state capital. Her paintings portray the beauty, uncertainty, and dark qualities found in fairy tales, folklore, and mythology while questioning the path the lies ahead for us all.
Ka Thao was born in Hanford, California and moved to Minnesota when she was 5 years old. She is a spring 2013 graduate from St. Catherine University with a Studio Arts concentration in Graphic design. Ka has been involved in many activities on campus; she worked on the design staff and acted as lead designer for the art & literary journal, Ariston. She worked for the Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) department where she designed flyers and postcards for their events. She also served as a board member for SHE Pab, a Hmong club that she helped establish. For the 2012–2013 academic year, she was a student graphic artist for the St. Kate’s Student Center and Activities office and designed flyers, posters, and a postcard for the annual Family Weekend. She was a recipient of the Peter Lupori scholarship for the year 2012.
Ka is easily inspired and also has a passion in digging deeper into her cultural background.
Alexandra Wenberg is a University of St. Thomas student graduating in May, 2013. She studied business at St. Thomas where she received her minor in Business Administration while focusing on graphic design as a Studio Art major at St. Catherine University. Alexandra comes from a close–knit, active family from Andover, Minnesota and her work is greatly inspired by her love of family and the outdoors.
Alexandra’s work focuses on the use of pattern and texture in natural elements. She uses her graphic design skills to manipulate photographs while adding hand created touches. Highlighting the natural art of the outdoors and creating an emotional connection to its beauty is a reoccurring theme in her work.
Paochu Yang was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She will graduate in the winter of 2013 from St. Catherine University with a Studio Arts Major with a concentration in Drawing and Painting.
Paochu grew up interested in manga and anime which inspired her to draw. Her interest in painting came much later in high school when she took a mural painting class. Since that time, she has developed an interest in drawing and painting archetypes and using symbolism to represent the archetype. Paochu studied abroad in Nagoya, Japan in the fall of 2011.
Paochu has worked as a painting and drawing studio assistant in the Art Department since fall of 2010 and has volunteered for multiple opening receptions at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery. She has participated as the Exhibition Coordinator for SCU student art and literary journal, Ariston in 2013. Her art work has been published in the Ariston in 2013 as well.