On View November 2023–January 2024 | University of Minnesota-Duluth Tweed Museum of Art
TWEED CLOSURE DATES
Top of page, left to right: Chimakwa Nibawii, "Mother Tbird" (detail); Gary Carlson, "Clarion Whisper" (detail); Jonathan Thunder, "Modern Times" (detail); Rachel Bruya, "Empty Inside" (Orb 2, detail); Ashley Hise, "Ocean Incarnate 1" (detail); Moira Villiard, "Fetishism, Hands, and the Lives They Are Attached To" (detail); Natalie Salminen Rude, "Conquistadors Know" (detail). All artworks featured in the 63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial, 2021.
Above: Aya Kawaguchi, “American Mountain Ash in Shu,” watercolor on paper, 2021, 12"x12"
ABOUT THE BIENNIAL
Biennials present contemporary art from a designated region during a particular moment in time. Artists, judges, and curators historically create and select work that reflects current culture and events, identifies new art trends, and encourages experimentation. In this way, the Duluth Art Institute’s 64th Arrowhead Regional Biennial is aptly timed as the DAI prepares to launch its galleries in a new location and embrace the changes ahead.
Meet the judge: Aya Kawaguchi
The DAI is honored to introduce the 64th Arrowhead Regional Biennial judge, Aya Kawaguchi. Kawaguchi earned her BFA from Tokyo Zokei University in 1998, and MFA from Tokyo National University of Arts in 2000. In her practice, Kawaguchi integrates the physical and psychological senses of landscapes, striving for harmony. Her lyrical compositions blend subject and negative space to create a framework for the viewer to penetrate.
Kawaguchi’s work has been exhibited throughout the world, including Argentina, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States. She has also received national and international awards, among them: Holbein Scholarship Prize, 2001 Art Fellowship Niigata City Art Museum, and Emerging Artist Award, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.