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Cherith Lundin, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art

On Faculty since 2016
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Moving primarily between drawing, painting, and site-specific installations, Cherith Lundin’s current work draws inspiration from ephemeral perceptions of light and space within every day architecture. Windows and walls become framing devices for playing with the expectations and desires elicited by the possibility of a view, suggesting presence and absence, limitation and possibility. By using one material to suggest another, such as repeating a line to alter our perception of space or layering spray paint to suggest light, the work subtly destabilizes the familiar, shifting the focus from what is seen to the experience of seeing.

Cherith Lundin grew up in Germany and received an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions at Harper College, IL, Waiting Room Gallery, MN, South Bend Museum of Art, IN, Redux Contemporary Art, SC, and Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Germany. She has received numerous grants for her work, including from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and she recently participated in the HATCH Project Residency with the Chicago Artists Coalition. Communicating and fostering the vitality of art as a language of discovery and place of connection is as important to her in her teaching as it has been in curatorial projects and artmaking.

Minneapolis College of Art & Design
M.F.A., Visual Studies, 2000

Wheaton College
B.A., Studio Art, 1996

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Installation
  • Painting 1
  • Painting 2
  • Drawing 1
  • Figure Drawing
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Printmaking 1
  • Printmaking 2
  • Woodblock Printing
  • Intaglio Printing
  • Advanced Studio
  • Art Survey
See Professor Lundin's art gallery