About - KurtHippauf

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I paint because I don't know how not to paint.

Painting is about process. A process of making decisions. Decisions about color and value and surface and edge, and all the elements that make a painting and their relationship to each other.

Painting is seductive. It draws me in. A puzzle, a dance, a struggle. Trying to make it right. To make it "feel" right. And knowing it when you find it. There are no rules other than those that are self-imposed, the approaches are numerous.

Painting is a journey where the destination is unknown and each arrival is unique.

Group Shows & Exhibitions:
2009 Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Art Raw Inaugural Exhibitions, New York, NY
2009 BJ Spoke, Huntington, NY
2009 OneWay Gallery, Narragansett, RI
2010 Moto-I Elko & Hippauf, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Off Center - Stevens Square Center of the Arts
2010 About Face - Stevens Square Center of the Arts
2010 Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition 
2011 Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition
2011 Enlightenment - Stevens Square Center of The Arts
2011 Films on Artists 2nd Annual Show, New York, NY
2012 Retro, Flow Art Space, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Creative License, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Rural America, Lanesboro Center for the Arts
2013 Physique and Technique, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
2013 MAP 30th Anniversary, Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Remasterpiece, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Dust Jacket, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Man Up, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Danger, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis MN


Solo Exhibits:
2010 Dunn Brothers North Loop, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Dunn Brothers Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Corner Coffee, Minneapolis MN
2012 The Art Institute International, Minneapolis MN
2015 Nomad World Pub / Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis MN



Awards:
Houston Community College, 1995
Pride Art Show 2003 & 2004


Collections:
Childrens and Womens Hospital, Boston Ma
Greenfield Community College, Greeenfield, MA


Of Note:
Best of Show 2010 $ 2011 Twin Cities Pride Exhibition
City Pages A List 2010
Featured Artist 2013, Rural America Lanesboro Center for the Arts
Featured Artist, 2014, Danger, Altered Esthetics


Publications and Reviews:
Outsight: Summer 04, Winter 05, Summer 06
Shameless: Summer 06
Uptown Neighborhood News October 2010

 
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