Who I Am

I am a native Minnesotan born in Mankato and based in the Twin Cities. I welcome you to come visit my studio in the Dow building and the Creative Zone of St. Paul. The Dow building will be on the Green Line of the Twin Cities Light Rail System in 2014. ~ Tobersonstudios, 2242 University Ave. W. #201B, St. Paul. MN 55114 You can also view more of my art work on mnartists.org ~  Debra Ripp
Awards
First Place A Midsummer's Nights Dream Feb 2000 Paramount Theater. St. Cloud, MN Honorable Mention The University of Iowa Fine Arts Exhibition October 1995 Old Brick Gallery, Iowa City Madison Scholarship The University of Iowa Art; Art History Dept.
Group Exhibitions & Installations
2012 Ruminate & Create Exhibition, Flow Art Gallery, Mpls, MN Do The Dow Open Studio, Dow Building Artists, St.Paul 2011 Temporality WARM Member Show at the BottlingHouse, Mpls, MN WARM Board Show at Women's Bldg. St. Paul, MN Floral Frenzy at Lowertown Gallery, St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, St. Paul, MN St. Paul Art Crawl, Fall at the Rossmor Building, St. Paul, MN 2010 Foot in the Door Show, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MAEP Gallery Art A Whirl at ARTBLOK, Mpls, MN The Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition St. Paul Art Crawl, Fall at the Rossmor Bldg, St. Paul, MN 2009 Fall Fine Arts Show, Mpls, MN Art A Whirl at ARTBLOK & Quarum Bldg, Mpls, MN 2008 Fall Fine Arts Show, Mpls, MN Art A Whirl at ARTBLOK, Mpls, MN 2007 Fall Fine Arts Show, Mpls, MN Art A Whirl at ARTBLOK, Mpls, MN 2006 Lower Unit Collection Show, Mpls, MN NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show Grain Belt Bottling House Rosalux Gallery Open Door Exhibition
Solo Exhibitions & Installations
2013 New Work & Some Relics at Diamonds Coffee Shop Mpls, MN 2012 Recycle by Example at ArtStart Gallery, St. Paul, MN 2011 Happenstance at Atwood Memorial Union, St. Cloud State Univ., MN 2006 Journeyleg 1 at Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota 2005 Dot Complex at Affinityplus Federal Credit Union Affinity Plus Credit Union, Nicollet Mall Branch, Mpls, MN 2004 Grayish Matter at Nina's Coffeehouse, St. Paul, MN Misc. Works at Lori's Coffeehouse, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus 2003 Artwork at The Barbary Fig, Barbary Fig St. Paul, MN
Collections
Bill & Louise Dickmeyer, Mankato, MN (Exterior Mural) Cheryl Nash, St.Louis Park, MN Devorah Shubavitz, NYC, NY Donna Miller, Mpls, MN Dr's Scott and Linda Dickmeyer, LaCrosse, WI Gallery 702, St. Cloud, MN Jeffrey Manterach, Minneapolis, MN Karlyn Eckman, Mpls, MN Kathie Brielmeier, Mankato, MN (Interior Mural) Kristine Krafts, Mpls, MN Maureen Trost, Mpls, MN Melissa Metzger, St. Paul, MN Mindless Mirth Productions, St. Paul, MN, Baron of Bubble (Sandwich Boards) Ms. Maureen Welter, St. Cloud, MN Nancy Stephani, Mpls, MN Scott Strickland, Mpls, MN The Iowa Printers Archive, Iowa City, IA The University of Iowa Museum of Art Women's Drum Circle, St. Paul, MN (Theatrical Banner)
Experience
Building Event Coordinator, Do the Dow - 2012, St. Paul, MN Juror, ArtAbility Show - 2010, St. Paul, MN Board Member, Women's Art Registry of Minnesota Building Captain, ARTBLOK - 2010, Art A Whirl - 2007, Mpls, MN Creative Arts Facilitator, Rise DataAbility, Crystal, MN Interim Assistant Director, Univ. Program Board St. Cloud State Univ. - 1 year Program Manager/Board Member, Women's Caucus for Art Madison, WI - 1 year Curator/Board Member, UnFam Art Coop. St. Paul - 2 years Computer Graphic Instruction, Madison and Mpls, MN Master of Fine Art, The University of Iowa - 1997 Bachelor of Fine Art, The University of Minnesota - 1992
Galleries
Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI Eve Drewelow Gallery, UI, Iowa City, IA Flow Art Gallery, Mpls, MN Gallery 702, St. Cloud, MN Grain Belt Bottling House, Mpls, MN LowerUnit Gallery, Mpls, MN Minnesota Artist's Exhibition Program Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN Oasis Fine Arts Gallery, St. Cloud, MN Old Brick Gallery, Iowa City, IA Paramount Theater, St. Cloud, MN Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus Period Gallery, Omaha, NB Pumphouse Gallery, LaCrosse, WI Rogue Buddha Gallery, Mpls, MN Something New Boutique, St. Paul, MN Tyler Street Gallery, Mpls, MN
Publications
Rise Reader - Oct 2012 Rise Reader - Oct 2011 St. Cloud State University Chronicle - Oct 2011 St. Cloud Times - Oct 2011 Indigest Magazine - December 2007, Issue #2 - Indigest Magazine NEMAA Newsletter, Mpls, MN - February 2006 City Pages, Mpls, MN - Aug 14, 2002 Issue
Related Organizations
Dow Building Artists Group Minneapolis Artists Association National Women's Caucus for Art NorthEast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) Printers Group at The University of Iowa St. Paul Art Collective Visual Arts Focus Group Women's Art Resources of Minnesota/Board Member (WARM)