Directory profile: Jeannine Spooner Kitzhaber
Northrup King Building artist Jeannine Spooner Kitzhaber is an instructor and advisor in Art, for the University of WI-River Falls, where she teaches Painting, Drawing and Design. She has a BFA and MFA in Studio Art, with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing from the University of MN, where she also studied Art History and English. In addition to teaching, Kitzhaber is a regional and national artist. Her current work is about place, land and maps. She was awarded a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant to create 10-12 new artworks about physical and intangible maps that she will exhibit in her studio during Art-A-Whirl and Art-Attack. In addition to being an artist and educator, Kitzhaber has judged and curated numerous exhibitions; her most recent curatorial accomplishment was the October-November 2012 UWRF Faculty Art Exhibition at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI. Kitzhaber works out of Studio 370 in the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis and opens her doors during Art Attack and Art-A-Whirl. She is married and has three daughters and one dog.