Todd Norsten: Monoprints
Artist Todd Norsten returned to Highpoint Editions studio to create his first series of monoprints with Highpoint Editions. Although graphically minimal and seemingly direct, observation and thought allow the viewer to peel back the layers of meaning created by the physical artistic materials, the artist’s own experiences and his razor-sharp wit. The rapid nature of monoprinting allowed Norsten to experiment with the text and culturally recognizable imagery that permeate his paintings and drawings. He revisited subject matter with varied approaches throughout the creation of this series, crafting an interconnected and dynamic body of work.
Todd Norsten lives and works in Minneapolis. He holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Norsten has been the recipient of fellowships from Ellen Boetel Steckle, the Jerome Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. He has had solo exhibitions at galleries worldwide including Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN; Federica Schiavo, Rome, Italy; and Adams & Ollman, Portland, Oregon. Norsten has participated in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Arario Museum, Seoul, South Korea; Blondeau Fine Art, Geneva, Switzerland; and International Print Center New York, New York, NY. Norsten’s work resides in numerous public and private collections, including the British Museum, the Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.