CV

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

One (and two) person shows

2013

  • (upcoming) Nirthfolde Visitors’ Bureau | Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN

2011

  • Facilities and Grounds | Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010

  • at or below see level | Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2009

  • Other Positioning Systems | Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

2007

  • Tangle | Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • Oblivious to Place | Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN

2006

  • Breach (installation) | Gould Library, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

2005

  • make more small plans | Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Topics for Further Discussion (with Stephen Mohring) | Carleton College Gallery, Northfield, MN

2004

  • Improvised Structures | DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
  • La Videbla Mondo | Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2002

  • The Surrounding Area | No Name Gallery at the Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
  • Cultivars | Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2001

  • Building Materialism | Furlong Gallery, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout

2000

  • Natural Curiosities | Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN
  • Resourcerer | Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • Pictures of Common Detritus | Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN

1998

  • Wood By-Products | Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

1997

  • Nature World | Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

1996

  • New Data | Conkling Gallery, Mankato St. Univ., Mankato, MN

1995

  • Assorted Paintings | Middle Tenn. St. Univ., Murfreesboro, TN
  • Regular Paintings | Brainerd Comm. College Gallery, Brainerd, MN

1994

  • Unlikely Scenarios | Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud, MN

1993

  • New Paintings | Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

1992

  • Small and Medium Paintings | Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1991

  • Fixtures (installation) | Arena Theater Lobby, Northfield, MN

1988

  • Boring Scenery | Granite Falls Restaurant, Nashville, TN
  • Person, Place, or Thing | Jewish Community Center Gallery, Nashville, TN

Group Shows

2012

  • Lifelike  | Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN
    (traveling:) New Orleans Museum of Art, Nov 10, 2012–Jan 27, 2013
    Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego February 24–May 26, 2013
    Blanton Museum of Art, Univ. of Texas at Austin, June 23–Sept.29, 2013
  • Ibid. (referencing Carleton collections) | Perlman Teaching Museum, Northfield, MN

2011

  • Altered Ground | Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2010

  • Ordinarily Here | Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  • Impact | Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN
  • Shedding Light | Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
  • Going Yard | Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2009

  • As We Live and Breath | Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Natural Resourcery | Carleton Art Gallery, Northfield, MN
  • Father/Son | Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Mtka, MN

2008

  • Objects of Value Miami Art Museum.  Miami FL
  • Future Tense Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
  • History Room  The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

2007

  • Paper Trail: Recent Acquisitions | Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Environments of Invention | Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN

2006

  • Commute | Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN
  • Cities | Nash Gallery, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • BLOOM | Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN

2005

  • Mapping Space | Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Welcome 2 the Jungle | DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
  • Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2004

  • Uncanny Visions: Contemporary Romantic Landscapes | Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
  • 7 Curatorial Visions | Nash Gallery, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2003

  • Hybrids | Wave Hill, New York, NY
  • Natural Selection | Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Nature as Abstraction | Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
  • Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2002

  • Plotting | Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Ingrained | Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
  • Summer Invitational | Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2001

  • Amused | Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Minnesota Art with a Twist | Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2000

  • A Broad View | Central Michigan University Gallery Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • The Big Bang | Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

1999

  • Botanica | Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN (traveling 1999: Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND, 2000: University Galleries, Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, Tarble Art Center, Charleston, IL, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE)

1998

  • Aloud | ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997

  • 10,000 Lincoln Cheese Logs | Wriston Art Center, Appleton, WI (traveling 1998: Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, Carleton College Gallery, Northfield, MN)
  • How to Describe a Suspect | Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

1996

  • Watershed | Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
  • Earth | Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

1995

  • Nature Re-Constructed, Nature Re-envisioned | Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

1994

  • Minnesota State Fair Juried Exhibit | St. Paul, MN
  • The Animal in Art | World Trade Center, St. Paul, MN

1993

  • Six McKnight Artists | Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN (traveling 1993: Steensland Art Museum, Northfield, MN, 1994: St. Mary’s College Gallery, Winona, MN)
  • Model Car Round-Up | Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
  • Landscapes 1993 | Codeso Lawler Gallery, New York, NY
  • Haunting Images | Univ. of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

1992

  • Paintings at the Nash | Nash Gallery, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Housewares on Level 6 | Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991

  • Source Material | Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Artists Respond to War | pARTs Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1989

  • The Presence of Absence | Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

1988

  • Summer Lights Invitational | Nashville, TN

COLLECTIONS

  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
  • Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Minnesota History Center
  • Target Corporation
  • General Mills Collection

COMMISSIONS

2003

  • Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

1997

  • Accenture Consulting, Minneapolis, MN

1992

  • Dain Rauscher Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

GRANTS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS

2005

  • MCAD/McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship

2003

  • Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship
  • Margaret Klimek Phillips Fellowship

2002

  • Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship

1996

  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship

1994

  • Arts Midwest/N.E.A. Regional Visual Artists Fellowship

1993

  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship

1992

  • McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship

1991

  • Cheekwood National Painting Competition, Nashville, TN – Merit Award

EDUCATION

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL | M.F.A. in painting, June 1990
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN | B.A. in Studio Art, June 1985

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor | Carleton College, Northfield, MN (Jan. 1997 – present, Spring 1992, Sept. 1990 – June 1991)
  • Affiliate Faculty – Instructor in Drawing and Painting | University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1996-1998)
  • Instructor | College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN (Fall 1997)
  • Visiting Artist | Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA (Sept. – Nov. 1994)
  • Assistant Director | Gallery 400, Chicago, IL (March 1989 – June 1990)
  • Teaching Assistant | University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Art and Design, Chicago, IL (Sept. 1988 – June 1989)
  • Exhibit Preparator | Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN (July 1985 – Aug. 1988)
  • Songwriter, Vocalist, Percussionist | The Young Nashvillians, pop combo (1982 – 1984)

 

ILLUSTRATION

1998

  • Cover Art | The Promised Land, Milkweed Press

1997

  • Cover Art and Interior Illustration | Night Out, Milkweed Press

1996

  • Cover Art | Sacred Ground, Milkweed Press

VOLUNTEER WORK

1998-2000

  • Artists’ Panel | Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Art

1995-2001

  • Graphic Design | Habitat for Humanity

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Articles Written

2001

  • “Edgy – Painting at the Edge of the World at the Walker Art Center” New Art Examiner, Oct. – Nov. 2001

2000

  • “Have fun or Else: ‘Let’s Entertain’ meets ‘Star Wars’” New Art Examiner, July – Aug. 2000

1998

  • “Shopping and the Meaning of Life” (symposium review) New Art Examiner, April 1998
  • “The Trickster” (review – Robert Colescott at the Walker Art Center) City Pages, March 1998
  • “Emotional Activism” (review – In the Eye of the Storm: Art of Conscience 1930-1970 at Weisman Art Museum) City Pages, February 11, 1998

1997

  • “Multiplicity” (review – Joseph Beuys Multiples at Walker Art Center) City Pages, October 15, 1997, p. 47

1995

  • “James Whitney Tuthill – Studio View” New Art Examiner, January 1995, p. 32
  • “Lefkowitz’ Brain on Duchamp’s Leg” (exhibition review) Van Gogh’s Ear, February 1995, p. 1
  • “Crossroads: Recent Abstract Painting” (exhibition review) New Art Examiner, May 1995, p. 60
  • “In So Many Words” (exhibition review) New Art Examiner, October 1995, p. 47
  • “Shana Kaplow and Michael Rathbun” (Artists of the Year), City Pages, p. 16

Reviews of Work

2007

2006

  • Aldorondo, Cecilia, “Irreconcilable Differences” exhibition review, mnartists.org, August 10, 2006
  • Tumlir, Jan, 4 McKnight Artists exhibition catalogue
  • Gordon, Glen, “The Hive” exhibition review, mnartists.org, January 31, 2006
  • Abbe, Mary, “Castles of Sand” Star Tribune, Jan. 27, 2006, p. F1

2005

2004

  • Caniglia, Julia, “The Pick-Up Artist” The Rake, November 2004, p. 59
  • New American Paintings, #53, September 2004

2002

  • New American Paintings, #41, September 2002, pp. 82-85
  • Fallon, Michael, “Cultivars” exhibition review, City Pages, Nov. 13, 2002, p. 47
  • Amie, Jennifer, “The Surrounding Area” exhibition review, Art Papers, Nov. – Dec. 2002, p. 51
  • Fallon, Michael, “the REAL thing” City Pages, June 19, 2002, p. 25

2001

  • Silberman, Robert, exhibition review, Art Papers, Sept. – Oct. 2000, p. 40

2000

  • Knowles, Susan, exhibition review, Art Papers, Sept. – Oct. 2000, p. 40
  • Wibking, Angela, “Indoor Living” exhibition review, Nashville Scene, February 3, 2000

1998

  • Weins, Ann, “Just Add Water” exhibition review, New Art Examiner, May 1998

1997

  • Morgan, Cynthia, “David Lefkowitz” exhibition review, New Art Examiner, Dec. 1997/Jan. 1998, p. 60
  • Riddle, Mason, “In ‘Nature World,’ Lefkowitz ponders awkward relationships” Pioneer Press, July 31, 1997
  • LeFevre, Camille, “Framing Nature” Minnesota Monthly, Aug. 1997, p. 30
  • Sullivan, Kate, “Nature Boy” City Pages, Aug. 27, 1997, p. 38
  • Caniglia, Julie, “Naturally Conflicted” Arts, Sept. 1997, pp. 6-7

1996

  • Riddle, Mason, “David Lefkowitz” exhibition review, New Art Examiner, Jan. 1996, p. 48

1995

  • Caniglia, Julie, “Bent for Nature” exhibition review, City Pages, Sept. 13, 1995, p. 27

1992

  • Yood, James, “David Lefkowitz” exhibition review, Artforum, May 1992, pp. 122-123

1991

  • McLaughlin, Bonnie, “Source Material: A Glimpse Into the Artist’s Studio” The Chicago Reader, Inside Art, Aug. 9, pp. 32-33
  • Hawkins, Margaret, “Studio Is the Art in an Exhibit that offers Unique View” Chicago Sun Times, Aug. 2, p. 58