Opening Reception: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 6pm – 9pm
Show Runs: February 18 – March 25, 2023
Guest Juror: Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez, Director of the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota
Untitled 17 marks the seventeenth year of SooVAC’s flagship juried exhibition series. Untitled provides opportunities for artists working in any medium and at any stage of their career, resulting in a survey of varied perspectives and provocative work. A huge thank you to our Untitled 17 Juror, Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez – Director of the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, and project intern, Amina Harper, for all of their thoughtful work.
Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez selected 29 artists out of 277 applications.
About this Year’s Juror: Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez is a certified architect from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and has an art history master’s degree from the same University. She taught at the undergraduate level in various Mexican universities besides UNAM. Peña’s museum experience starts as Head Architect and Exhibits Installation at the San Carlos National Museum. Through the following years, she was also Associate Curator at the Modern Art Museum in Mexico City. Deputy Director and then Director of the Fine Arts Museum, also in Mexico.
Untitled 17 Artists: Heidi Bakk, Racquel Banasnak, Leslie Barlow, Kathryn Blommel, Nate Burbeck, Shelley Caldwell, Nick Chatfield-Taylor, Amy Crickenberger Oeth, Tom Erickson, Desiree Forget, Hilary Greenstein, Maiya Lee Hartman, Harrison Heinks, Tia Keobounpheng, Fawzia Khan, Victoria Kosel, Jamie Kubat, Laura LaValle, Sharon Liu, Lorena Molina, Erin Pena, Lindsay Rhyner, Caitlin Rose, Peter Scheidt, Lila Shull, Dustin Steuck, Ryan Stopera, Brian Wagner, and Forrest Wasko.