NEMAA Artists Featured in Minnesota Original

MN Original is tpt‘s award winning weekly arts series celebrating Minnesota’s creative community, across all disciplines and all cultures. MN Original increases awareness of Minnesota artists, arts organizations and arts venues, inspires viewers to think about the arts and artists in new ways and cultivates new audiences for the arts by promoting a deeper understanding of the creative process, curating contemporary arts in Minnesota for generations to come.

Check out some recent episodes featuring NEMAA members:

Caitlin Karolczak - Caitlin Karolczak paints in the old master style but the content of her work is far from traditional. Karolczak’s figures are inspired by vintage medical photos and deathbed portraits.

Kyle Fokken - Kyle Fokken’s make-do aesthetic is inspired by a childhood spent re-imagining model toy creations with a little paint and a lot of creativity. The Mixed Media Sculptor worked initially with pottery until a shapely shoe inspired him to combine forms and materials. While other sculptors may incorporate found objects into their creations, the re-purposed pieces disappear into Fokken’s work, having been chosen for their shape or finish instead of their origins.

Christina Habibi - Her first career as a tile layer helps inform abstract painter Christina Habibi’s work. Using house paint and working on her knees, Habibi’s pieces are unique and colorful plays of line and form. She considers her artwork a collaboration with the paint she uses and embraces the organic nature in which the paint changes throughout the process.

Shawn McNulty - Abstract Expressionist Shawn McNulty connects with the canvas in a very unusual way – with his foot. His unique style has caught the eye of collectors around the world.

Maren Kloppmann - Ceramic artist Maren Kloppmann reveals the complexities of minimalism in her porcelain designs. Maren’s fine art porcelain pieces include vessels and pillows.

Dean Lucker and Ann Wood - Dean Lucker and Ann Wood are a husband and wife art duo who have been creating mechanical sculptures since 1987. Their work creates a magical world that is delicate, playful, and bittersweet.

Andre Salvadore - Painter André Salvadore immigrated to America with his family as a young boy. His latest body of work, Art from Cinema, is inspired by some of his earliest memories of watching classic films on television.

Where Are They Now?: Art-A-Whirl Edition - Throughout MN Original‘s three seasons, we’ve profiled a number of NEMAA artists who have helped make Northeast Minneapolis into a thriving arts community. We reconnected with these artists to find out what they’ve been up to since appearing on MN Original, and what they’re looking forward to at this year’s Art-A-Whirl.