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2006–2007 Jerome Residents (from left to right): Jon Renzella, Brian Aldrich, and Emmy Lingscheit

Jerome Residency 2006–2007

Brian Aldrich, Emmy Lingscheit, & Jon Renzella

  • Friday, May 25, 2007 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • On View: May 25, 2007 – June 30, 2007

Join Highpoint as we mark the conclusion of the 2006–2007 Jerome Emerging Printmakers’ Residency. The fourth year of funding by the Jerome Foundation provided Brian Aldrich, Emmy Lingscheit, and Jon Renzella with nine months of independent access to Highpoint’s printmaking facilities. Their new prints, created during the Residency, are featured in this exhibition.

Untitled by Brian Aldrich 2007Transitioning by Emmy Lingscheit 2007Palais de James by Jon Renzella 2007

The Emerging Printmakers’ Residency, funded with a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, is open to emerging Minnesota artists—in other words, artists who have proven technical ability and dedication to their work, but have not yet received a commensurate amount of professional accomplishment and recognition. The three new residents were chosen based on demonstrated artistic ability and promise.

“Thanks to the Jerome Foundation’s continued support, the Emerging Printmakers Residency is now moving into its fourth consecutive term,” commented Jerome Residency Coordinator Joanne Price. “And again, three talented new artists that have been chosen to participate this year. We expect great things to come from Brian Aldrich, Emmy Lingscheit, and Jon Renzella during their residency.”

Special thanks goes to the excellent panel of jurors that made the selections: Kris Douglas, Chief Curator, Rochester Art Center; Lisa Michaux, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and John Rasmussen, Founder and Director, Midway Contemporary Art.

Brian Aldrich is interested in experimenting with a variety of print processes, and using his prints to compare and contrast binary code/ order with society and human nature/ disorder. Aldrich’s work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, and at local spaces such as Minnetonka Center for the Arts, The Soap Factory, and Katherine Nash Gallery. He holds an MFA-Printmaking degree from the University of Minnesota.

Emmy Lingscheit will create litihographs exploring the idea of accelerated evolution and the social and ethical issues stemming from continuing advancements in genetics and bioengineering. A graduate of Saint Cloud State University (BFA-Painting, 2004), Lingscheit recently participated in exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Impact 4 Print Conference, Berlin, Germany, among others.

Jon Renzella plans to continue making relief prints in the vein of an intricate, large-scale 7′ x 33′ woodcut he recently completed. He also sees the Residency as an opportunity to expand and explore his aesthetic repertoire. Renzella has studied and exhibited his work in Florence, Italy, and he graduated in 2006 with a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.