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Statement

Photography represents finding a passion in life and following it, looking for beauty in everyday things and places around us, and keeping balance in life.

Education

2017 Graduate Certificate in Literacy for the Teaching of Reading and Writing, Hamline University.
2008 Certificate in Community Translation and Interpreting, University of Minnesota.
1995 Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, Saint Cloud State University.
1991 Bachelor of Science in International Business, Moorhead State University.

Photography courses taken at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, U of M, The Photographers Formulary, Knife River Photography Workshops, Hennepin Technical College, and North Hennepin Community College.

I have been fortunate to study with Will Agar, Tom Arndt, Dan Beers, Dan Burkholder, Howard Christopherson, Chris Faust, Vance Gellert, Mark E. Jensen, Sid Kaplan, Peter Latner, Jerry Mathiason, Laura Migliorino, Tom Miller, Toby Old and Cate Vermeland.

Photographic Instruction

2014 North Hennepin Community College – Student Art Competition Judge.
2013 North Hennepin Community College - Digital Photography Classroom Assistant.
2012 Anoka Ramsey Community College - Night Photography
2012 Anoka Ramsey Community College - Pinhole Photography.
2012 Highway 12 Photography Workshop.
2012 Minneapolis Photographic Society.
2007 Visiting Artist: Anoka Ramsey Community College.
2005 Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts.

Grants

2005 District 287, Cultural Diversity Enrichment Grant
2004 District 287, Multicultural Professional Development Grant

Awards

2010 Arts in Harmony '10: Great River Energy Purchase Award.
2004 Robbin Gallery Extremely Minnesota Exhibition: Special Merit.
2004 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition: Mississippi Blue Ribbon Competition: First Place.
2004 Robbin Gallery: Mid-Summer Members' Exhibition: Honorable Mention.
2004 Robbin Gallery: March Madness Members' Exhibition: Honorable Mention.
2003 Minnesota Monthly: Publication from the Northern Lights Photography Competition.
2002 Lake Country Journal: Second Place for Photography of Animals.
2002 Lake Country Journal: Second Place for Photography of Children.

Professional Photographic Experience

2003 Forté Studio: Commercial Photography with John and Laura Mowers.
2001 Chris Faust: Fine Art Photography with Chris Faust.
2000 Sports Star Photography: Commercial Athletic Portraits.

Publications

2015 Bellwether live at First Avenue. ISBN 978-0-9839237-1-8 West of the River Press.
2013 The Gretsch Drum Book by Rob Cook. ISBN 9781888408201 Rebeats Publications.
2011 The Changing Face of a Nation. ISBN 978-0-9839237-0-1 West of the River Press.
2011 Minneapolis Photo Center: Remember Me for a Little While Exhibition Catalog. Minneapolis, MN.
2011 Minneapolis Photo Center: Early Morning, After Dark Exhibition Catalog. Minneapolis, MN.
2008 SolargraphyGallery.com. Helsinki, Finland.
2007 Minnesota Center for Photography: PhotoCentric Exhibition Catalog.
2007 Marshfield Clinic Weston Center: 2007 Artist Series Calendar.
2006 Minnesota Monthly: The Anniversary Issue, December.
2006 AOP8: Plains Art Museum, Exhibition Catalog.
2005 Brun Winter Reese, Inc. Public Relations Webpage.
2004 Duluth Art Institute: 56th Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition Catalog.
2003 Brenda Weiler Cold Weather CD & Webpage.
2003 Minnesota Monthly: July Issue.
2003 Lake Country Journal: January Issue.

Conferences

2014 Craft Critique Culture: (Mis) Leading. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. (Mis)Leading Meanings: Navigating Loss Across Language. Panel Presenter.
2012 English as a Second Language, Bilingual, and Migrant Education Conference. Saint Paul, Minnesota. Presenter.
2011 Art Educators Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presenter.
2009 Magnet Schools of America, 27th National Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina. Presenter.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Amore Coffee. Saint Paul, MN.
2016 Education Minnesota Headquarters. Saint Paul, MN.
2008 Thrivent Financial. Minneapolis, MN.
2007 The Cedar Cultural Center. Minneapolis, MN.
2007 Montana Cofee House. Minneapolis, MN.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 MPLS Photo Center: Landscapes, Juried by Tom Arndt and Sally Mars. Minneapolis, MN.
2017 Saint Cloud State University: Juried Alumni Show. Saint Cloud, MN.
2016 Anoka Ramsey Community College: The Alumni Show. Coon Rapids, MN.
2015 Icebox: 8x8 with Will Agar, Howard Christoperson, Vance Gellert, Sid Kaplan, Tom Kumpf, Greg Ochs, & Toby Old. Minneapolis, MN.
2015 MPLS Photo Center: Chronicles. Minneapolis, MN.
2015 Lyric Center for the Arts: Paintings and Photographs with Michael Melman. Virginia, MN.
2015 5th Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize. Sheffield, England.
2015 Maple Grove Art Center: Night Approachin., Maple Grove, MN.
2014 Redland Museum: Personal Histories. Cleveland, Queensland, Australia.
2013 MPLS Photo Center: Work/Play. Minneapolis, MN.
2013 Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Art Per Chance. Minneapolis, MN.
2013 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. St. Paul, MN.
2013 The Phipps Center for the Arts: Night Approaching. Will Agar, Philip Anderson, Chris Faust & Glenn Grafelman. Hudson, WI.
2013 Three Rivers Park District: Silverwood Park: Representations of Nature. North Hennepin Community College Faculty and Former Students, St. Anthony, MN.
2112 Brighton Photo Fringe. University of Sussex. Brighton, Great Britain.
2012 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Saint Paul, MN.
2012 Susan Hensel Gallery: Reader’s Art: Longing for Home. Minneapolis, MN.
2012 North Hennepin Community College: Images by Philip Anderson & Kristen Schue. Brooklyn Park, MN.
2011 Minneapolis Photo Center: Remember Me for a Little While; FStop Member Show. Minneapolis, MN.
2011 Minneapolis Photo Center: Early Morning, After Dark. Minneapolis, MN.
2011 The DeVos Art Museum: North of the 45th Parallel. Marquette, MI.
2010 Rochester Contemporary Art Center: 6x6x2010. Rochester, NY.
2010 Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Foot in the Door 4. Minneapolis, MN.
2010 Arts in Harmony '10. Elk River, MN.
2010 Minneapolis Photo Center: Portraits. Minneapolis, MN.
2009 Icebox Minnesota: Highway 12, Minneapolis, MN.
2009 Cafe Juliana, St. Paul, MN.
2008 Duluth Art Institute: 2008 Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition. Duluth, MN.
2007 MCAD: Minnesota Emerging Artists. Minneapolis, MN.
2007 Concordia University: Night. St. Paul, MN.
2007 Bridge Gallery: Denver International Airport. Denver, CO.
2006 Duluth Art Institute: 2006 Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition,. Duluth, MN.
2006 The Center for Fine Art Photography: People, Places and Things - Art Found in Everyday Life. Fort Collins, CO.
2006 The Center for Fine Art Photography: After Dar., Fort Collins, CO.
2005 New Visions Gallery: The Mighty Midwest Biennial II., Marshfield, WI.
2005 Plains Art Museum: Art on the Plains 8. Fargo, ND.
2005 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. St. Paul, MN.
2004 Duluth Art Institute: 56th Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition. Duluth, MN.
2004 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition: Mississippi Blue Ribbon Competition. St. Paul, MN.
2004 Minnetonka Center for the Arts: Members Juried Exhibition. Minnetonka, MN.
2004 Minnetonka Center for the Arts: Henrietta Murphy Lecture Room. Minnetonka, MN.
2003 Minnesota Center for Photography: Member Spotlight. Minneapolis, MN.
2002 mnartists.org: 5 Minutes of Fame.
2002 Minnesota Center for Photography: photobravo. Minneapolis, MN..
2002 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. St. Paul, MN.
2002 Minnetonka Center for the Arts: Members Juried Exhibition. Minnetonka, MN.

Collections

President of the Republic of Finland, President Sauli Niinistö. 
La Fototeca. Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Hellenic Center for Photography
. Athens, Greece.
Great River Energy. Maple Grove, MN.
The Center for Fine Art Photography. Fort Collins, CO.
The Duluth Clinic-Virginia. Virginia, MN.
North Hennepin Community College. Brooklyn Park, MN.

40 prints were purchased by Garrison Keillor to be given as gifts to the cast and crew of the movie titled A Prairie Home Companion.

(including Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin. Robert Altman, Ken LaZebnik, Wren Arthur, Joshua Astrachan, Tony Judge, David Levy, William Pohlad, John Penotti, Fisher Stevens, George Sheanshang, Ed Lachman, Jacob Craycroft, Dina Goldman, Catherine Marie Thomas, Pam Dixon Mickelson and others).

Karen Zukowski: New York art historian and author.

  Philip Anderson