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Christopher James Atkins

Christopher James AtkinsMAEP Coordinator
Department: Contemporary Art

Current MIA Projects

Working on upcoming exhibitions with Jennifer Danos, Natasha Pestich, and Marcus Young. Reviewing proposals for “MCAD@MIA,“ and planning for Northern Spark 2012. Visiting studios and reaching out to local artists.

Education

  • B.A., History of Art, College of Wooster
  • M.A., 20th Century Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • MRes, Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Background/Work History

  • Deputy Director, Franklin Art Works
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Art Department, Macalester College
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Liberal Arts Department, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
  • Researcher, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College

Specialty/Area of Interest

Minnesota artists; contemporary art; visual culture.

Selected Exhibitions and Projects

  • “Semblances: Jennifer Danos, Natasha Pestich, and Marcus Young”
  • “MCAD@MIA 2012”
  • Juror, “Open Door 7,” Rosalux Gallery, fall 2010
  • Guest curator, Form + Content Gallery, winter 2010

Publications

  • “Semblances“ exhibition brochure, 2011
  • “Ground Truth“ exhibition brochure, 2011
  • “Flourish,” exhibition brochure, MAEP, 2010
  • “We Believe in Something,” exhibition brochure, MAEP, 2009
  • “Brave New Worlds,”exhibition review, Art Papers (January/February 2008), p. 46-47

Contact

catkins@artsmia.org

October 2011