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artist , educator

Ruthann Godollei, American artist, educator. Recipient Beller award MTN Network Cable television, Minneapolis, 1987; Forecast, Inc. and City of St. Paul Installation grantee, 1987, Film in the Cities/American Film Institute grantee, 1985, Minnesota State Arts Board grantee, 2002. Main organizer Quasi-annual Auto Art Show, since 1986. Member American Association of University Professors, MENSA, College Art Association.

Background

Godollei, Ruthann was born on March 9, 1958 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Paul B. and Lois (Tenbeig) Godollei.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1981. Master of Fine Arts, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1984.

Career

Printing manager Schmitt Music Company, Minneapolis, 1983-1985. Head screen printer Vermillion Editions Ltd., 1985. Lecturer art University Minnesota, 1987-1990, Macalester College, St. Paul, 1986-1991, associate professor art, 1991—1996, professor art, since 1996, dean fine arts, 2000—2002, chair department art, since 2005.

Member/curator Rifle Sport Alternative Art Gallery, Minneapolis, 1986-1989. Columnist CAKE magazine, Minneapolis, since 1993. Art resident Frans Masereel Print Center, Belgium, 2002-2007.

Lecturer/speaker in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Solo exhibitions include Art Center of Winona, Minnesota, 1995, College St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, 1995 Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, 2005. Group shows include Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, 1995, Mesa, Arizona, 1995, Rutgers University Biennial, 1996, Wellesley College, 2003, Nash Gallery, University Minnesota, 2004, Galerie de Gravure Kasbah, Brussels, Belgium, Kumu Art Museum, Estonia, 2007. Represented in collections at Belgian Royal Museum Art, Minnesota State History Society, Polish National Museum Art, Poznan, Rutgers University, others.

Membership

Main organizer Quasi-annual Auto Art Show, since 1986. Member American Association of University Professors, MENSA, College Art Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Automobile art, researching women artists, political art.

Connections

father:
Paul B. Godollei

mother:
Lois (Tenbeig) Godollei