B. 1970 Northfield, MN

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BFA, Minneapolis College of Art Design

Green Chair Project

I started working with the crew of the Green Chair Project, led by the brilliant and visionary artists Joel Sisson and Chris Hand.

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Diversity Art Works- Hennepin County Government Center

Traditions Gallery; Allina Foundation – Minnetonka, MN

Identities, Symbols and Icons – Bloomington Art Center

Civic Responsibility – Katherine Nash Gallery

Ten– NoName Exhibitions at the Soap Factory

Theatre Of Wonder – 25 years In The Heart Of The Beast – Weisman Museum

Kulture Klub Collaborative

Kulture Klub Collaborative, Artist In Residence

Minnesota State Arts Board – Cultural Collaborations Grant

Fire & Ice Garden – Rice Park

The Deal – NoName Exhibitions

Blacklock Nature Sanctuary – Artist In Residence

Where You From? -Banfill Lock

Comfort Food -Soo Visual ArtS Center

NoName Exhibitions Studio Program

Diaspora Flow – Hamline University

Art Shanty Projects (2005-2009)

Meantime – Exhibition & Residency – Roanoke College

Karaoke Battle– Walker Art Center

Layers: an exploration of race and identity – Minneapolis Foundation

Version Festival – Zhou Brothers Center – Chicago, IL

Festival of Appropriation – MNArtists.org/Soap Factory

Norae Shanty – Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden

The UnConvention – Northern Lights

ArtWise: Bridging 15 Years of Kulture Klub Collaborative

The Common Room – The Soap Factory

Norae Shanty2 – Hawaii (traveling)

Meantime – Kopp Center Gallery, Normandale College

10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition

University Hawaii Art Gallery – Honolulu, HI, Soma Museum of Art – Seoul, Korea, East Hawai‘i Cultural Center – Hilo, Hawai‘i University of Mississippi Museum – University, Mississippi Sarah Spurgeon Gallery – Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington, University Art Gallery – California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson, California LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts – Louisiana State…

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Slow News International – The Arts At Marks Garage

Pillsbury House + Theatre

Intermedia Arts “Changemaker”

Franconia Sculpture Park – Resident Artist

Minnesota State Arts Board – Cultural Community Partnership

Northern Lights Artists On the Verge – Soap Factory

Rolling Revelry Sooline Serenade (2013-2016)

Love Is Love – Intermedia Arts

Arts on Chicago – Pillsbury House + Theatre

554CHANGE – Intermedia Arts

Jerome Emerging Artists Fellowship & Exhibition

Potluck Supper With Projects To Follow – Works Progress/Coffee House Press

Objects from Community Engaged Art: A Holiday Show – Third Place Gallery

Metatranslations – American Swedish Institute & Coffee House Press

Weinland Park Story Book – Wexner Center for the Arts

Art Blocks – Pillsbury House Theatre (2014-2016)

McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship

Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

Sans Comic

Shoe String Theory – Popup369

Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative – CURA


Mike Hoyt & Wing Young Huie – Asian Arts Initiative

Naked Stages Artist Mentor – Pillsbury House + Theatre

3X5 Emerging Artist Residency Program (Artist Mentor) – Soap Factory

City of Minneapolis 2040 Mobile Engagement Artist

Stadt-Salzburg Artist Residency

Culture of Health Leader – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Returning the River Molly Van Avery, Mike Hoyt, Dameun Strange

Returning the River – Illuminate the Lock NorthernLights.MN, Mississippi Park Connection, Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

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A River and Longing

Graphic novel release and exhibition.  Third Place Gallery, Minneapolis MN

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Culture of Health Expressions

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Indianapolis, IN

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Americans For The Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Award

Returning the River selected for a Americans For The Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Award for public art projects produced in 2018.

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Mississippi. An Anthropocene River

Field Station 1. Sediment. Settlement. Sentiment: The Machinic River.  A discussion with artists Dameun Strange, Molly Van Avery, Michael Hoyt about Returning The River – moderated by Sarah Peters. Sponsored by #anthroriver

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Portray: Contemporary Portraiture in Minnesota

Anderson Center-Red Wing, MN

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Central Area Graphic Arts Collective

Dreamsland-Minneapolis, MN

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Free The Deeds

Free the Deeds is a Minneapolis-wide public art project that will illuminate our common history and offer a path to repair.

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Author: hapa9

My creative practice includes drawing, painting, graphic storytelling, network technology, public participation, and community land stewardship. I believe that art and creativity can serve as a critical catalyst for social and political change by engaging people in deliberative dialogue, illuminating concealed stories, building cross-sector platforms, and advancing agency and equity.

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