Friday, September 12, 2014

It's Official, I'm Headed to Spartanburg!

Today Hub-Bub announced it's four 2015 Artists-in-Residence. I am happy to say that I am one of them! Back in 2008, I had my first piece of work accepted into a juried show. This just so happened to be at the Showroom Gallery at Hub-Bub. Since then, I've had my eye on this residency program and am so excited to be joining Hub-Bub, Desiree, Anna, Jennifer and the Spartanburg community in January for six-months.

Robin Schwartzman
Desiree Moore

Jennifer Bonner
Anna Elliott



Friday, August 8, 2014

We're going to the Middle East!



Last week, Tom and I were invited to the studios of Twin Cities Public Television to be featured on The WrapAlmanac’s post-show web-exclusive segment. You can click on the photo below to check out the video.

Tom and I are excited to announce that we have been invited by Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Doha, Qatar to participate in their biennial international art and design conference, Tasmeem Doha! The 2015 edition will focus on the theme of ‘playfulness’ by using an Arabizi word ‘3ajeeb!’ (ahh-jhee-b) which is a common expression meaning “strange in a strange way, cool in a cool way, and slightly weird in a slightly weird way.” We are so excited to be Artists-in-Residence this November to help the students design and fabricate a mini golf course that they will finish before March. We’ll then get to go back to Doha for the conference in March to see (and play!) the completed course.
When we started this our mini golf blog we didn’t think we’d be featured by anyone, let alone on a popular Minnesota TV program. Now that we’ve been given opportunity to talk about our love of the game with people from around the world in the Middle East we’re on cloud nine!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Made Here Blog


A fun post went up today about me on the Made Here blog! This amazing photo of me in the space was taken by Jaime Carrera.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

(No) Vacancy up at Hennepin and 7th.




I've got a brand new installation up in the second floor windows at the corner of Hennepin and 7th St. in downtown Minneapolis. This project is part of the Made Here initiative, which transforms vacant windows in visual showcases throughout the downtown district.

You can read all about it on the Made Here website. The piece will be up through October.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Highlights from Tokyo

As part of the Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists that I received, I was fortunate to get to spend 20 days in Japan researching a wide variety of themed environments. Below are just a few of the many visual highlights from the trip.

Room at the Khaosan World Hostel

Anpanman Children's Museum, Yokohama

Anpanman Children's Museum, Yokohama

Anpanman Children's Museum, Yokohama

Ice Cream Shop, Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Disney Sea

Tokyo Disney Sea

Tokyo Disney Sea

Hanayashiki

Hanayashiki (vintage photo)

Hanayashiki

Shop Display in Harajuku

Shop Display in Harajuku

Shop Display in Harajuku

Skill Crane Prizes

Arcade, Osaka

Store Sign, Osaka

Indoor Playground at Round1, Osaka

Kiddyland, Osaka

Shop Display, Nakano

NHK Studio Tour, Shibuya

Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland

Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant

Alice in Wonderland Restaurant

Alice in Wonderland Restaurant

Ueno Park

Amusement Park, Yokohama

Friday, May 2, 2014

Cinco de Mayhem 2014


Last year, I made a "bunch of balloons" pinata for Burlesque of North America's amazing Cinco de Mayhem event. This year, they've stepped up their game and so have I. My life-size anteater pinata is filled with hundreds of - you guessed it - plastic ants! Make sure to swing by the Co Exhibitions space tomorrow night for what promises to be an incredible party.





Sunday, April 6, 2014

MCAD 3D Shop Signs

Since I started in the 3D Shop at MCAD last fall, I've added these two new signs to the collection. More fun ones to come!