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Natasha Pestich: A Survey of Jan Xylander Exhibition Posters, Artist Talk at Martha Street Studio

  • Martha Street Studio 11 Martha Street Winnipeg Canada (map)

Exhibition Dates: Friday January 12th - Saturday February 24th, 2018
Opening Reception*: Friday, January 12th, 5-8 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public
Natasha Pestich’s exhibition features posters that track artist Jan Xylander's short-lived career. Digital and hand printed exhibition posters serve to both commemorate and pose questions about the significance of his work after his disappearance from the art world.

Natasha Pestich is a local Minneapolis artist, educator and community artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She is currently a Professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), where she has developed an innovative curriculum in the study of printmaking, attracting the attention of the Mid-America Printmaking Journal for whom she wrote an article on education. She has had solo exhibitions at alternative spaces like the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Michigan, and the Generator Gallery in Scotland, and museums like the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minnesota.

Working primarily in site-specific installation and works on paper, her work has been showcased in alternative spaces and museums in the United States, Canada, Portugal, Rome and Scotland. She is the recipient of a number of awards including a McKnight Arts Fellowship in the visual arts, an Institute for Creative Community Leadership fellowship, a State Arts Board grant and a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council grant. More info here.