Carolyn Swiszcz American, b. 1972


1972 Born in New Bedford, MA
1994 BFA - Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 New Suburban Mysteries - Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis
2016 You Build Your Own Chapels, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis
2015 Inventory, Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2011 A Thin Place, Miyako Yoshinaga, New York
  New Work, Steven Zevitas Gallery
2009 Minnesota Miracle, Miyako Yoshinaga, New York
  From West St. Paul to Tokyo, Shonandai Gallery, Tokyo
  Innovation Road, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis
2007 Walk Between the Raindrops, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami
2006 Shelf Life, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis
2005 Brick and Mortar, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston
  New Work, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago
2004 American Surplus, gallery co, Minneapolis
2003 New Work, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami
  On the Ave, ArtWorks! at Dover Street, New Bedford, MA
2001 Signs and Wonders, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
  Street Level, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami
2000 Dime Tours, NFA Space, Chicago


Two-Person Exhibitions

2011 Binocular City (w/Karen Brummund), Johnson Gallery, Bethel University
2003 Long Afternoon (w/Celeste Nelms), Minneapolis Institute of Arts


Selected Group Exhibitions


Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition, May
2016 Project 1612 Film Festival, Chicago
  Brick x Brick, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul
2015 The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2014 Near and Far: Contemporary Landscape Painting, St. Catherine University, St. Paul
2011 Highpoint Editions - Decade One, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2010 2009 McKnight Artists Fellowship Exhibition, MCAD Gallery
2007  I’d Rather Be Drawing, Dennis Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS
2005 My Perspective, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston
2004 Getting to Know You, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago
2003 Shangri-La, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
2001 Selections, Winter 2001, The Drawing Center, New York
2000 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  Quality Control, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
1999 There's No 'I' In Team, NFA Space, Chicago
1998 Five Jerome Artists, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis



2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship
2007 Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board
2002 Bush Foundation Fellowship, St. Paul, MN
1997-00 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Fellowship in the Visual Arts (FIVA), Miami, FL
1999 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Assistance Fellowship
1998 MCAD/Jerome Foundation Fellowship, Minneapolis, MN



Cleveland Clinic General Mills

Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Microsoft

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Museum of American Art Minnesota Vikings

Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND



Publisher of Zebra Cat Zebra, a bi-monthly zine delivered by mail, since May 2017

Visiting Artist, Highpoint Editions at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, 2005 and 2017

”West St. Paul” video shown in conjunction with Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes at Walker

Art Center, Minneapolis, 2008