Carleton Connects: Six Carleton artists

8 April 2021

This event took place on Thursday, April 8, 2021

Come celebrate Carleton’s Art and Art History Department with a jam-packed program featuring three distinguished faculty—Fred Hagstrom, Linda River Rossi, and Daniel Bruggeman—and three exceptional alumni: Britta Johnson ’97, Genevieve Hanson ’03, and Ambrin Ling ’16. Their conversation is part of Chronologia, the college’s tribute to the three retiring faculty members, and offers a glimpse into their own distinguished careers and those of the talented alumni (highlighted in the Alumni Showcase) whom they mentored.

About the speakers

Ambrin Ling ’16 explores intersectionality in race, immigrant status, gender and sexuality via painting, drawing, installation, and mixed-media arts. With an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, solo exhibitions in Wisconsin and South Carolina, and numerous residencies, she creates work focused on the human while obscuring the identity of any one subject or figure.

Britta Johnson ’97 is a Seattle-based artist and stop-motion animator. She makes video installations and short films and has directed music videos for bands including Laura Veirs ’97 and Andrew Bird. Her projects and collaborations with musicians have appeared at the RedCat festival, the Walker Art Center, MassMoCA, the Boston MFA, and the Kennedy Center. The recipient of numerous grants (including from the National Endowment for the Arts), awards, and commissions, she has taught animation at Carleton and elsewhere.

Genevieve Hanson ’03 is a photographer based in New York City, where she started her own reproduction photography business. Her work has been featured in a solo exhibition at Half Gallery, in several group shows, and in many print and online publications.

Daniel Bruggeman is a senior lecturer in studio art at Carleton, where he has taught since 2002. He is represented by Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis and has had exhibitions in galleries and museums around the country. He has been awarded artist grants, including the Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, Arts Midwest/NEA Visual Art Grant and McKnight Foundation Grant. His work is held in public and private collections across the country.

Fred Hagstrom, the Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, has taught at Carleton since 1984. In addition to his many on-campus courses, he has led the biennial Studio Art: South Pacific program for two decades. His prints and books have won many awards and can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, and dozens of other national and international institutions.

Professor of Art Linda River Rossi has taught at Carleton since 2001. Her photographic and installation-based work has been shown in more than sixty solo and group exhibitions, including the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran, and can be found in the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s permanent collection. She has received numerous grants from the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and SEMAC.