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Andrea Carlson and Julie Buffalohead win Joan Mitchell Grant

We are proud to announce that Highpoint Editions artists Andrea Carlson and Julie Buffalohead both received the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant Program. Twenty-five recipients are granted $25,000 each every year from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists whom they feel deserve more recognition for their creative achievements and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. The candidates’ images were viewed for consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel that convened this fall at the office of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and arts administrators.

Read more about the award here…

Carlson received her MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2005 and a BA in Studio Arts and American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2003. Carlson has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including those awarded by the Carolyn Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the McKnight Foundation.

In addition to her one-person shows at Bockley Gallery (2008, 2011 and 2014), Carlson’s work has been the subject of solo shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2016) and La Centrale at the Powerhouse, Montreal QC (2016); the Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art in Winnipeg MB (2014); the Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND (2010); The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York NY (2009); and Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis MN (2006), among others. Since 1997 her work has been featured in numerous group shows across the US and Canada, as well as in Venice, Italy and London, England. In addition to the many reviews and articles on her work, Carlson has worked as a writer and curator, and she is an accomplished lecturer.

Carlson’s work is found in private, public and corporate collections, including those of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; the Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND; the Tweed Art Museum, Duluth MN; The British Museum, London, England; the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis MN.

Carlson lives and works in Chicago, IL.

Julie Buffalohead (b. 1972) lives and works in St. Paul, MN, and is a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. She holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and an MFA from Cornell University. Buffalohead has participated in group exhibitions at the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis), the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art (Indianapolis), the Carl N. Gorman Museum (Davis, CA), The Plains Art Museum (Fargo), and Artfit Exhibition Space (Phoenix), among others. She has had solo exhibitions at Carleton College, St. Thomas University, St. Johns University, Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, The Plains Art Museum, and  Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Julie is represented by Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis.