Anne Labovitz  


2017       MFA Plymouth University, UK / Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany/New York City, USA
1989       BA Art and Psychology, Minor Art Education & Art History, Hamline University, St Paul, MN

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019      Exhibition in a Suitcase, Kansas
2018       122 Conversations, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
2017       122 Conversations, Ohara Isumi-City, Japan
122 Conversations, Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan, University of Raparin
122 Conversations, Växjo, Sweden, Konsthall
122 Conversations, Petrozavodsk, Russia
2015       122 Conversations, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Canada
Earth & Water, Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA, January 2015
2014       Layers, Burnet Gallery, Le Méridien Chambers, Minneapolis, MN
2013       Composite Portraits, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
2010       Passions, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
2002–06 Anne Labovitz, El Refor, Bilbao, Spain
2002       Anne Labovitz, Fine Arts Gallery, Arkansas State University, St. University, AK
Anne Labovitz, Chapman Art Center Gallery, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
New Work by Anne Labovitz, Talgut die Schönen, Künste, Germany
1998       Hot off the Press, Steve Powell Gallery, Taos, NM

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018       Let’s Go Refreshed, Burnet Fine Art & Advisory, Wayzata, MN, January 25 – April 7
2015       Someone Else’s Story, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, February
2013-14 Blood Memoirs, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN. Curated by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe
Art Fair, Select Fair NYC, Frieze Week NYC, with Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA. Curated by Erica Torri
2012       Anima, Fibre Arts Design, Palo Alto, CA
2011       INTERBIFEB XIV, Gallerija Portreta, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovinia
2010       Pipe 10, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang,Malaysia
National Association of Women Artists, NY, NY
2006       Kunstverein Neustadt e.v.,Neustadt, Germany
2002       T.W. Wood Gallery & Art Center, Vermont College, Montpellier, VT
1995       Selected Group, Finley Gallery, Birmingham, AL
A Different Language, New Masters Fine Arts, Taos, NM
1994       Ella and Anne Labovitz, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN
Gallery 416, Minneapolis, MN
1998       Sanata Reporta, Florence, Italy
1997       Mostra, Commune Centrale, Barga, Italy
Taos Art Association, Taos, NM
1996       New Masters Fine Art, Taos, NM


Public Projects and Collaborations
2018       National Art Educators Association Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders: Pedagogical Possibilities of Peace through Participatory Art (co-presenting with Alison Aune, PhD)
2016       Iconographic Dictionary on Collective and Collaborative Art Processes, Paz Ponce curator, Berlin, August 2016
Charging Talismans, Space Bodies, The Gym at Judson, NYC, January 2016
2015       122 Conversations, Thunder Bay, Canada, September 2015
Duluth Fourth Fest, July 2015
2014       Letter Drawings, Twin Cities Book Fair sponsored by Rain Taxi, October 11, 2014
Conversant Portraits, Projecting the City, Northern Spark, Weisman Art Museum, June 14, 2014
Schale 1, 3, 4, 5, Collaborative film with Bill Gamble, Northern Spark, June 14, 2014
I Know You public collaborative drawing, Visiting Artist, Walker Free First Saturday, May 2014
2013       Schale, Minnesota Museum of Modern Art, Collaborative film with Bill Gamble, First Friday Film Series
Schale 3, Collaborative film with Bill Gamble, Free Range Film Festival, Wrenshall, Minnesota
2012       Identities & Passions, public project at Minnesota Museum of American Art
1999       Exmachina, Judith Triumphant Opera Set Design

2017       Japan newspaper, (122 Conversations article), November 29, 2018
Labovitz’s ‘122 Conversations’ now in Japan, Duluth News Tribune, Nov. 16, 2017
Exhibition of American artist Anne Labovitz opens in Petrozavodsk, Laikka Media, Petrozavodsk, Russia, May 2017
What awaits Petrozavodsk residents at the exhibition of the artist from Duluth? Laikka Media, Petrozavodsk, Russia, May 2017
Meetings Around the Art, Växjöbbladet, Växjö,Sweden (122 Conversations article), March 10, 2017
Växjöbor in an interactive world, Smålandsposten, Växjö, Sweden (122 Conversations article), March 6, 2017
Duluthians Fraternize with Iraqi Sister City, Duluth News tribune, February 5, 2017
Inside the Artist’s Studio: Anne Labovitz, Artful Living, January 2017
Radio Gallery: 122 Conversations, KUMD, Duluth, MN, Interview with Meija Jenson, January 3, 2017
2015       122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders, The Walleye, Thunder Bay, October 2015
TBT Newshour, Thunder Bay News, September 10, 2015
Duluth Artist Orchestrates 122 International Conversations, Duluth News Tribune, September 2015
122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders, WDIO, August 2015
122 Conversations Created by Anne Labovitz, WDIO, July 2015
Fourth Fest, WDIO, July 2015
Artist Anne Labovitz Takes on Sister Cities Exhibition, Fox 21, July 2015
A model of Ambition for Sligo and the Northwest, Irish Times, Sligo,Ireland, June 29, 2015
Made-by-hand art at three Minneapolis galleries, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, March 19, 2015
Wallow in and Wonder at Winter in Burnet Gallery’s Latest, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN, March 6, 2015
2014       Art Hounds, MPR News, State of the Arts, February 27, 2014
WDIO, Local Artist New Exhibition, February 26, 2014
Villager, Whole is greater than the sum of its parts in Labovitz’s portraits, February 5, 2014
MPR State of the Arts, Anne Labovitz creates portraits of the human spirit, January 16, 2014
Secrets of the City, Anne Labovitz, Layers Opening, January 10, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Art Spotlight, Anne Labovitz show at Burnet Gallery, July 10, 2014
Letoile Magazine, January 9, 2014
Vita.MN, Art Spotlights, January 9, 2014
2013       WDIO, New exhibition features Minnesota artist, June 6, 2013
Duluth Superior Magazine, Anne Labovitz, Composite Portraits, June 2013
Reader, A Space in Time with Painter Anne Labovitz, May 16, 2013
2010       La Jolla Light, “Anne Labovitz art exhibit at the Athenaeum is rich with Passions” November
2002       Allaour Anzeigeblatt, “Warme Farborgien”, Germany, July 4
Times Argus, “Every Which Way”, Barre, VT, April 12
Seven Days, “Three’s Company“, Burlington, VT, April 10
1997       “La Jolla Light”, La Jolla, CA, April 10
1995       Taos News, “Review”, Taos, NM, Dec. 28

2013       Anne Labovitz:Composite Portraits, catalog, Tweed Museum of Art, June 2013
Exhibition Catalog, Penang State Art Gallery, Penang,Malaysia
Studio Visit, Volume 19, curated by Jonathan Greene
Selections from the Permanent Collection, 1990-2010, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 2013
2011-12 International Contemporary Artists, Vol. II and III
2010       New American Paintings, Midwest Region, No. 89, curated by Lisa Dorin
Color Train, artist book, collaboration with Bill Gamble
Dungeon Depths: Two Artists Explore the Self-Portrait, A. Labovitz and C. Best
2009       A Dozen Days in the Dungeon, A. Labovitz and C. Best
Honoral and Zarina, B. Gamble and A. Labovitz
2007       Dwellings 2, Labovitz and C. Best
2004       Champagne Art Book, A. Labovitz and C. Best
1994       Ella and Anne Labovitz, “Exhibition Catalog”, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN, Sept.

Public Practice
2018       Artist in Residence, THREAD
2017       Choices, Ohara Isumi-City, Japan, multiple events with student and public, November 2017
Choices, Växjö, Sweden, multiple events with public, students, recent refugee arrivals, March 2017
Economy of Friendship, Transart Triennale, Berlin, Germany
2016       Charging Talismans, Space Bodies, Transart Triennale, Berlin
International Experimental Art Space, Berlin
Schale 2, Re-Frame, 2016 London Biennale
MANILA Pollination: Synchronisations-Syncopations, Berlin
MANILA Pollination: Synchronisations-Syncopations, London
2016       Monster Drawing Rally, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis
Space Bodies at the Gym at Judson, New York City, NY
HOPE for Space Bodies II, Berlin, Germany
               I am Kindness, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
               Charging Talismans, Space Bodies, New York City, NY
2015       I am MPLS, Minneapolis, MN
Monster Drawing Rally, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, MN
HOPE, Do the Dow Open Studio, St. Paul, MN
Choices, Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Public Graffiti, maurices graffiti, Duluth, MN
Collaborative Weaving employee event, Maurices, Duluth, MN
All Sign Together, Duluth Fourth Fest, Duluth, MN, July 2015
Social Practice Intervention, Bureau of Radical Presentation, The Model, Sligo, Ireland, May 2015
6 City Paintings, 122 Conversations, 60 interviews, January 2015 through August 2015
2014      Conversant Portraits, Northern Spark event, all night engagement activity, Minneapolis, MN
Engagement activity at Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis, MN
Monster Drawing Rally, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, MN
Letter Portraits, Twin Cities Book Festival, sponsored by Rain Taxi, October 2014
Conversant Portraits, Northern Spark, June 2014
Various commissions employing Relational Listening *: Trading Family, maurices, Greta’s Heart, Latitude Longitude and others. 2014-present

Teaching, Lectures, Workshops & Residencies
2018       Upcoming, Tweed Museum of Art in association with 122 Conversations, September 2018
Woodland Hills, artist residency
Amberwing, Healing Art, Duluth, MN
2018       National Art Educators Association Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders: Pedagogical Possibilities of Peace through Participatory Art (co-presenting with Alison Aune, PhD)
2017       Taught workshops for youth as part of 122 Conversations,Ohara Isumi-City, Japan, various locations
Taught workshops for youth and seniors as part of 122 Conversations, Växjö, Sweden, Växjö Konsthall
Speaker at Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards, Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2016       Rochester Art Center, participant in round table regarding the direction of art centers to address inclusiveness and engagement, Rochester, MN
Presentation on Relational Listening at International Art Space, Berlin, Germany
Interview Lake Paintings, Minneapolis, MN, May 2016
2015       Art training for students and art teachers, Warren, PA
Lecturer for group exhibition, Someone Else’s Story, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Artist-in-Residence, presenter and facilitated engagement activities at The Model’s Bureau of Radical Accessibility, Curated by Megan Johnston, Sligo, Ireland
I AM MPLS, presenter, Minneapolis, MN
Engagement activity with 500 members of the public at Fourth Fest, Duluth, MN
Taught workshops for youth, teens and seniors as part of 122 Conversations, Thunder Bay, Canada
2014       Contemporary portraiture engagement activity at Walker Art Center’s First Free Saturday, Minneapolis, MN
Portrait Play, First Free Saturday, Walker Art Center
2013       Taught three, full day middle and upper school self-portrait course, Wise, VA
Facilitator at Children and Family Day interactive project, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
Public artist talk for 122 Conversations, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
Guest lecturer for Women Artist History class, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Duluth, MN
Taught self-portrait seminar for Seniors Art Engagement Program, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
Taught self-portraiture workshop with the creative staff at Juut SalonSpa, Minneapolis, MN
Public talk and presentation with Bill Gamble of Schale III, Free range Film Festival, Wrenshall, MN
Public talk and presentation with Bill Gamble of Schale, Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA), Saint Paul, MN
2012       Identities & Passions, St Paul Art Crawl, photographic experience with audience engagement, Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA), Saint Paul, MN
Taught self-portrait activity with students in District 287 Public schools, Minneapolis, MN
Women’s Artists Resource Center, Artist Panel Discussion, Saint Paul, MN
2007-13 Taught various classes and facilitated dozens of art projects with students at Saint Paul Academy (SPA), Saint Paul, MN
2010       Taught public portrait demonstrations at Dodge Nature Center, Saint Paul, MN
LaJolla, CA, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library Gallery, Artist Presentation and talk
2009       Public talk on Zarina & Honoral book presentation with Bill Gamble, SPA/Summit School, Saint Paul, MN
2007-10 Taught art at Groveland Elementary, Saint Paul, MN
2006-07 Taught art at the International School Hannover Region, Hannover, Germany


2015       Key to sister Cities of Duluth, Duluth Sister Cities, Intl.
2013       Artist of the Year, Duluth Depot Foundation, October

Work is held in numerous private and public collections. Public collections include: the Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN, Frederick R Weisman Art Museum, Tweed Museum of Art, Univ. of MN, Duluth, MN, Athenaeum, La Jolla Ca, Duluth Women’s Building, Duluth, MN, Studio Camnitzer, Lucca, Italy, City of Växjö, Sweden, and the University of Raparin, Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan. Corporate collections: Maurices, Duluth, MN, Baviera International, Stockholm, Sweden, Penang International Printmaking, Penang-Malaysia, Burr and Forman, Birmingham, AL, Piper Jaffray, Fargo, ND, Wells Fargo, Duluth, MN, Spezialarzt fur Innere Medizin FMH, Basil, Switzerland, and the Duluth Housing Authority, Duluth, MN. Private collections: Ralph and Peggy Burnet, Minneapolis, MN, Lyndel and Blaine King, Minneapolis, MN, and Dr. Hugo Steiner, Basel, Switzerland. Private collector in Japan.


1965- present       Human being on the planet
2015 – present     Glowtown Advisory Board, Minneapolis, MN
2014-present        Advisory Board of The Artist Book Foundation, NYC
2011–2017            Board of Trustees, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2012–2014           Colleagues Advisory Board, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2014 – 2015         Minnesota Museum of American Art, Strategic Planning Committee