Julie Mehretu

Julie Mehretu's 'Entropia (review)'

Julie Mehretu’s Entropia (review) featured @ MMAA exhibition

Opening on August 18, 2016,  Minnesota Museum of American Art’s exhibition Brick x Brick will feature Julie Mehretu’s Highpoint Editions print, Entropia (review).

The show’s press release states, “Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment. Artists represented in the exhibition use a diversity of media—including photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, and craft—to show how building contributes to and disrupts the features of local, national, and international urban landscapes.”

The exhibition will showcase works by over 30 artists from across the country, including 15 from Minnesota.


A public reception will be held on Thursday, August 18 from 7-9pm. The show will be on display until December 30, 2016.

Click here to view the Minnesota Museum of American Art exhibition webpage.

Mehretu was born in Ethiopia and raised in the United States. She is an MFA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and has studied at the Core Artists in Residence Program in Houston, Texas. She was a 2002–2003 artist-in-residence at the Walker Art Center, where she worked with East African high schoolers on a multimedia project, and had a summer 2003 exhibition of nine commissioned paintings in Gallery 7. Mehretu’s work was also part of the 2001 Walker exhibit Painting at the Edge of the World. More recently, her paintings and drawings been shown in London, Korea, and Lithuania, and have been included in several exhibitions in her current hometown of New York City (including Drawing Now: Eight Propositions at the Museum on Modern Art in Queens, (2002).