Michael Hoyt was born in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1970. He received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1994 and currently resides in Minneapolis, where he is an independent artist and an arts administrator. For over twenty years Hoyt has been producing, managing, and directing arts-based community development projects and youth development programs, while making art in and with his South Minneapolis community. Hoyt’s work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and abroad. He has received awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a Northern Lights.mn Art(ists) on the Verge Fellowship, a Jerome Visual Artist Fellowship, and a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship. He has recently been selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader.