7 Different Minnesota Artists You Need to Check Out
Today is International Artist Day. Art is something that fills our world with ways to express ourselves when words cannot. art can be paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, music, clothing, etc. Without it, our world would be so cold and boring, and so here’s a reminder that there are creative and wonderful artists right here in Minnesota.
National Today notes that art “portrays the beauty of life or a bitter reality. It records history, revolutions, and rebellions, and sometimes is a means to escape them. In short, there is no history or culture without art.” And that just reminds me to put into perspective another way art is so important for us. Not only this, but we as humans probably wouldn’t know how to function in some ways without art.
I wanted to do a little research on Minnesota artists, and after scrolling through websites and articles here are a couple of artists, I think you should check out:
Christina creates a variety of paintings and drawings on her profile, usually ranging from flowers, to gorgeous landscapes, to house portraits.
Sustainable9.com describes Halleckson’s paintings as calming as they “reference the sky and weather and connect the viewer of her art to nature.”
He is best known for his Urban Mandalas around the world. But sustainable9.com shares examples of his Another Nature series (2021). This series consists of nine paintings about “human experience, condition, and nature. Made with black Sumi-ink and white acrylic paint on toned tan paper,” as described on nealpeterson.com.
Lizzie Christian is a words of affirmation printmaker. With pieces stating “your patience will pay off” surrounded by flowers, as well as funky yet cute modern designs on pouches and mugs, she is so talented and creative.
The art director, multi-disciplinary artist and creative founder of Noisemakers Design, Leeya Rose Jackson is just outstanding. Mndaily.com explains that “Jackson describes her own art as loud — full of patterns, color and culture. As a queer Black woman, Jackson’s inspiration comes from representing the “beauty and joy of the general BIPOC community and LBTQIA+ community,” she said.
A photographer who currently serves as the official photographer for the Walker Art Center. Minneapolis.org notes that his work as a visual artist is centered around his multiple identities as a Black, millennial Muslim.
If you grew up on alt-rock, you need to check out Gully Boys. Consisting of three members the rock trio plays a style that blends grunge, a little bit of emo, and some early punk as explained by Minneapolis.org.
While this is what I included today, there are so many artists to check out who create so many forms of art. Check out the following site links to see other artists
All information and inspiration on artists to include is credited to the websites listed above.