NOVEMBER 17, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014
Emily Galusha Gallery
INCONTEXT featured the artworks of Minneapolis-based artist Monica Rudquist. This current body of work explored the interplay and patterns between the interior and exterior of forms and the spaces created between the forms when they are set side-by-side. Making multiples and working in series is part of her working process and vocabulary, an integral part of how Rudquist works through ideas and problem solves. She has always been interested in the connections that happen from one piece to the next. The show exhibited wall, pedestal, and floor pieces, creating both large and small vignettes within the spaces. Each piece was made up of groupings that highlight one or more forms and the connections between them.
Download a pdf of The Space Within, The Space Between, an article about the exhibition by Janet Koplos.
Click here to view a short video about creating INCONTEXT. Monica Rudquist holds a BA from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has earned awards at the 57th Street Art Fair, Hyde Park, Illinois; the Minnesota Craft Council Festival, St. Paul; the Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Art Fair on the Square in Madison, Wisconsin. Her work is represented in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society and the St. Paul Companies. Formerly a teacher at the Edina Art Center, Edina, Minnesota, and St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, she is currently a ceramics instructor at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.www.monicarudquist.com
Monica Rudquist is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.