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On View November 22, 2023–February 3, 2024  |  Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth


Monday Closed

Tuesday 9am–7:30pm

Wednesday 9am–4:30pm

Thursday 9am–4:30pm

Friday 9am–4:30pm

Saturday 9am–4:30pm

Sunday Closed


November 23–24

December 8

December 11–15

December 25–27

January 1

Artist Awards and Reception
February 3, noon - 2:30pm

Image Credits

Top of page, left to right: Anda Tanaka, "Summer Print 1" (detail); Monica Ihrke, "Wet Meadow" (detail); Juliane Shibata, "Shippo: West" (detail); Laura Ruprecht, "Synchronicity" (detail); Eric Lewiston, "Sketchy App" (detail); Stefanie Kiihn, "Phalen Creek and Trout Brook (Swede Hollow)" (detail); Ralph Hanggi, "BAV 05 T Tumbler" (detail)

Above: Aya Kawaguchi, “American Mountain Ash in Shu,” watercolor on paper, 2021, 12"x12"


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.

The 64th Arrowhead Regional Biennial is a showcase of unique techniques, bold abstracts, and introspective work that offers the viewer something to ponder. Judge Aya Kawaguchi selected 27 artists to curate a striking selection of paintings, prints, sculptures, and drawings. Congratulations:

David K. Austin, Karlyn Berg, Cyrus Carlson, Steven Carlyle Moore, Rachel Coyne, Wynn Davis, Luke Erickson, Peter Giebink, Lindsy Halleckson, Ralph Hanggi, Amanda Hanlon, Monica Ihrke, Richard C. Johnson, Stefanie Kiihn, Zachary Leonard, Eric Lewiston, Eric Lunde, Kim Matthews, Scott Murphy, Polly Norman, Isaiah Okongo, Karen Owsley Nease, Laura Ruprecht, Lissa Scotland, Juliane Shibata, Kathy Snow Stratton, and Anda Tanaka.

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.

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