From September 2013 to September 2015, I had the opportunity to turn a 4th floor studio in Northeast Minneapolis into my art-making headquarters. The California Building is a giant old industrial complex complete with grain silos and an unreliable freight elevator...but most importantly, it is a hub of creative activity. I had many occasions to open the studio to the public for show openings, art crawls, open studios and various interactive events.
As a space for creation, This Is It Studio fostered my work with custom leather goods, amateur taxidermy, and illustration. Looking out the window over the Mississippi river and listening to the sounds of artists in neighboring studios kept the juices flowing!
Thanks, studio 400.