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Collage by Erik Farseth
“The Listening Station,”Cut Paper Collage by Erik Farseth (2015)

Erik Farseth

VISUAL ARTS:
Collage Artist, Printmaker, Zine Publisher

WRITING:
Author, Journalist, Zine Writer

BIO:
Erik Farseth is a printmaker, zine publisher, and collage artist based in Minneapolis. A native of the Twin Cities, Farseth received his MA in Journalism from the University of Iowa and his BA in Art, Culture, and Politics from Saint Olaf College.

Farseth is a 2013 and 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and a 2000 recipient of an MCBA-Jerome Book Arts Fellowship from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Farseth is the author of the book American Rock: Guitar Heroes, Punks, and Metalheads  (Twenty-First Century Books, 2012). His writings have also appeared in Punk Planet, City Pages, The Daily Iowan, Downtown Journal, and Maximum Rock’n’Roll.

Erik Farseth is a former Chairman of the Stevens Square Center of the Arts, and co-founder of the annual Twin Cities Zine Fest (together with Gerald Prokop). He has curated group exhibitions at Big Table Studio, Gamut Gallery, SSCA Gallery, and other alternative art spaces.

EDUCATION:

  • M.A.
    Masters Professional Program in Journalism
    School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA
  • B.A.
    Art, Culture, and Politics
    Saint Olaf College
    Northfield, MN

 

AWARDS / HONORS:

  • Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN, 2016
  • Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN, 2013
  • MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowship, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2000

AFFILIATIONS:

  • Board of Directors, Stevens Square Center for the Arts / SSCA Gallery
    • Chair, 2009-2010
    • Vice Chair, 2008-2009
    • Secretary, 2004-2005
  • Appointed Board Member, Stevens Square Community Organization, 2009-2011
  • Co-op member and volunteer, Stevens Square Center for the Arts (SSCA), 2003-2011
  • Volunteer, Red Hot Art Festival, 2009
  • Co-founder and organizer: Twin Cities Zine Fest, 2004-2005
    • Together with Gerald Prokop, co-founder

ZINE LIBRARY:

PRESS:
Press Coverage

CURATOR / ORGANIZER:

Panic collage by Erik Farseth

  • Post Mo’ Bills, Co-curated with Jade Patrick, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
  • Insolvent, Big Table Studio, St. Paul, MN. 2012
  • Sweat Stains, Beer, and Cigarettes, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2011
  • The New Antiquarians, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2010
  • Escape from Coney Island, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2010
  • Benign Neglect, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • Press Gang: Eight Local Printmakers, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • Graphic Images, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
  • Monochrome, Co-curated with Gerald Prokop and Gina Winther, SSCA Gallery, 2005
  • The Sounds of Free Speech – Zines and Flyer Art, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2004

 

GALLERY:
Erik Farseth at MNArtists.org

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

  • Opposition-Defiant-Disorder, Ditch Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2018
  • A Dozen Prints, Northeast Public Library, Hennepin County Libraries, Minneapolis, MN, 2018
  • Art at The Hive / Erik Farseth, The Hive Salon, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Katie Garrett / MplsArt.com), 2017
  • Some Assembly Required: A Storefront Art Installation, Pop-up gallery in the Minnesota Building, St. Paul, MN 2016
  • Solo exhibition, Riverview Tower, Minneapolis, MN, 2015
  • Forbidden in Plain Sight, Motorik Arts pop-up exhibition at Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2015
  • Production of the Means of Control, Big Table Studio, St. Paul, MN, 2014
  • Production of the Means of Control, Garage Tees print shop, Missoula, MT, 2014
  • We’ll Burn That Bridge When We Get To It, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • Erik Farseth (solo exhibition), The Louvin Gallery, St. Paul, MN, 2003
  • Tse Tse Fly Mating Season, Rolvaag Library, Northfield, MN, 1996

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • UPCOMING: C4W: 2018, juried exhibition, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Tara LaPlante), 2018
  • Gods and Monsters 2018, Grey Gallery, Artspace Jackson Flats, Minneapolis, MN (curated by the Otherworldly Arts Collective), 2018
  • Drop In Skate Deck Art Show, Modist Brewing Co., Minneaolis, MN (curated by the Rogue Citizen Collective), 2018
  • Dream World : Art & Resistance III, Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Ryan Stopera), 2018
  • Gods and Monsters 2017, Grey Gallery, Artspace Jackson Flats, Minneapolis, MN, 2017
  • Disquiet, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN, 2017
  • FUTURE: Made Here, Juried public art exhibition, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN, 2017
  • Hot Off the Press: The 31st Co-op Exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN 2017
  • Drop In – Skate Deck Art / Live Music Show, Modist Brewing, Minneapolis, MN (curated by the Rogue Citizen Collective), 2017
  • The Unicorn Art Show 3, Grey Gallery, Artspace Jackson Flats, Minneapolis, MN (curated by the Otherworldly Arts Collective), 2017
  • Prints on Ice: The 30th Cooperative Exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN 2016
  • C4W: 2016 – Annual Open Call for Work Show, Juried exhibition, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Lindsay Nohl), 2016
  • Gods and Monsters 7, Grey Gallery, Artspace Jackson Flats, Minneapolis, MN, 2016
  • It’s Alive!, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Camille Erickson, Tom Spence, and Jeff Rathermel), 2016
  • The Unicorn Art Show 2,  Minneapolis, MN (curated by Leg Up Studio), 2016
  • Open Door 11, National juried exhibition, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Mia Lopez), 2015
  • Personal Best, Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN, 2015
  • Return of the Living Dead Proof, Living Proof Print Studio, Minneapolis, MN, 2015
  • The Reagan Years, The Playwrights’ Center, Minneapolis, MN (curated by John Ilg), 2015
  • Made Here III, Juried public art exhibition, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
  • Post Mo’ Bills, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
  • The Unicorn Art Show, The Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
  • Fluxjob: Purging the World of Bourgeoisie Sickness Since 1963, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Jeff Rathermel and Keith Buchholz), 2014
  • Prints on Ice: The 24th Cooperative Exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, 2013
  • Made Here: Block E, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN, 2013
  • Artists in Storefronts 4, Whittier Artists in Storefronts, Minneapolis, MN, 2013
  • MNWorks: Art, Music, Action!, The Bedlam Community Center, Minneapolis, MN (curated by the Rogue Citizen Collective), 2013
  • The Art of Marriage: An Exhibition and Silent Auction to Benefit Marriage Equality, Capstone Gallery at FrameUps, Minneapolis, MN, 2012
  • Scary Ink! – Halloween Poster Show, Big Table Studio, St. Paul, MN (Curated by Peter Fetsch / Big Table Studio), 2011
  • Sweat Stains, Beer, and Cigarettes, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2011
  • Share | Space 2, Tarnish & Gold Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Paige Guggemos), 2011
  • Off Center: The 7th Annual SSCA Members’ Exhibition, SSCA Gallery, 2010
  • Foot in the Door 4, MAEP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2010
  • Bohemian Revolution, Juried printmaking exhibition, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Ruthann Godollei), 2009
  • The Fifth Annual SSCA Members’ Exhibition, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2008
  • One Dozen Printmakers, Seasons On St. Croix Gallery, Hudson, WI, 2005
  • Is This Art, or Is This Punk?, Speedboat Books and Gallery, St. Paul, MN (curated by Ben Durband), 2004
  • The Sounds of Free Speech, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2004
  • Art of Democracy, Tools of Persuasion, MAEP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2004
  • SSCA Members’ Exhibition, Stevens Square Center for the Arts (SSCA), Minneapolis, MN, 2003
  • Wallpatch, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI (curated by Lys Beckman), 2002
  • Jerome Book Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 2001
  • Another Foot in the Door, MAEP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2000
  • Where Do You Draw the Line?, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, 1996
  • Alt.Youth.Media, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (curated by Brian Goldfarb), 1996

 

RADIO:

  • Paid Intern – “Weekend America: Iowa Edition,” WSUI AM 910, Iowa Public Radio, 2005-2006

LECTURES and WORKSHOPS:

  • History of Zines, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, 2009
  • Making Zines and Comics, Minnesota Center for Book Arts at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 2008
  • History of Zines, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, 2001
  • Printmaking workshop, Walker On Wheels, Walker Art Center / Stevens Square Park, Minneapolis, MN, 2001

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