Join us to view the art of Lyz Wendland and Jordan Acker Anderson. Both artists will be in the gallery to discuss their work during the opening reception. We are also pleased to feature art by Gallery 212 curator, Justin Eccles. Refreshments will be served. Let us know you’ll join us on our Facebook event page.
Lyz Wendland is a visual artist living and working in Stillwater, Minnesota. She received her M.F.A. from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her B.F.A. in drawing, painting, and art history from Minnesota State University – Mankato. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries such as the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, and The Berkeley Art Center in Berkeley, California. Lyz has been the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Project Grant through the Textile Center (2009), a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2016), and numerous faculty development grants and awards for her research on improving participation, critical thinking, and motivation relating to art critiques in studio courses. Currently, Lyz is Assistant Professor of Art at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, teaching drawing, painting and design.
Jordan Acker Anderson
Currently, Jordan Acker Anderson lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she serves as Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair of Art and Graphic Design for Mount Mary University. She completed academic work in studio art at the University of Wyoming, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and University of Iowa. In 2002, she received a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After graduation, she worked as an artist’s assistant for sculptor Matthew Placzek, assisting with the creation of large-scale bronze sculptures commissioned for monuments, public parks, and private collections. She completed her graduate research at the University of Iowa in Painting and Drawing, receiving a M.A. in 2006 and a M.F.A in 2007. Acker Anderson utilizes painting, drawing, and printmaking to explore universal themes of service, soul, life force, breath, instinct, survival, nature, time, and ritual. Her award-winning work has been shown internationally.