Holly Newton Swift


Masters of Fine Arts, Painting, School of the Art Institute, Chicago Illinois

Teaching History:

2007-08   Adjunct, Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota

1996-06   Adjunct, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis Minnesota

2001-03   Lecturer, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1990-96   Assistant Professor/ Gallery Director, North Harris College, Houston, Texas

1987-89   Adjunct, North Lake College, Irving,Texas

1988-89   Adjunct, Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas

1985-87   Adjunct Faculty / Academic Advisor,Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

1984       Teaching Assistantship, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Visiting Artist/ Lecture/ Workshop

2016        Workshop, Gustavus Adolphus Colllege, St Peter, Minnesota

               Lecture, Hamline University, St Paul, Minnesota

               Lecture, Plein Air Painting, MCTC, Minneaplois, Minnesota

2015        Lecture, Artistry, Bloomington, Minnesota

               Interdisciplinary Workshop with Photographer, Linda Gammell,

               Botanist, Robert Bergad, Tofte Lake Center, Ely, Minnesota

2013        Lecture Macalester College, St Paul Minnesota

2012        Lecture Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota

               Workshop and Lecture, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota

               Interdisciplinary Workshop with Photographer, Linda Gammell,

               Botanist, Rober Bergad, Tofte Lake Center, Ely, Minnesota

2011        Workshop Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota

2010        Lecture and Workshop University of Winona, Winona, Minnesota

               Interdisciplinary Workshop with Photographer Linda Gammell,

               Botanist Robert Bergad, Pepin Art and Design Center, Pepin, Wisconsin

2009        Lecture, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peters, Minnesota

2008        Workshop, Pepin Art & Design Center, Pepin, Wisconsin

2007        Workshop Pepin Art and Design Center, Red Wing, Minnesota

               Workshop Normandale College, Bloomington, Minnesota

2003        Visiting Artist, Bemidji State University, Minnesota   

2002        Visiting Artist, Normandale College, Bloomington, Minnesota

1999        Visiting Artist, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota     

Recognition, Residencies

2013       Film “ Painting the Place Between “ directed by Kristin Lowe

              one of four artists featured in the film, Minneapolis Minnesota   

2005       Juror Minnesota State Fair, St Paul Minnesota

2004       Juror Normandale College Student Art Show, Bloomington, Minnesota  

1999       Artist in Residence, Voyageurs National Park, International Falls, Minnesota

1997       Faculty, International Study Program, Ireland

1990       Artist in Residence, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingrim, Texas    

Solo Exhibition:

2013       Woodlands and Waterfalls,Law Warschaw Gallery,

              Curator: Chloe Nelson, Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota

2010       Time and Place, University Of Winona, Winona, Minnesota

1990       Passages,North Lake College, Irving Texas

              Passages, Collin County Community College, Plano Texas

Two-Person Exhibition:

2015       Amidst Trees, Linda Gammell, Holly Swift, Inez Greenberg Gallery, Artistry,

              Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, Minnesota

2012       Amidst Trees, Schaefer Gallery, Linda Gaammell, Holly Swift

              Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota

2010       Time, Self, and Space in the Northern Landscape, Holly Swift, Mila Horack

              Johnson Heritage Post, Grand Marais, Minnesota

 Selected Exhibitions:

 2016       Sea to Sea, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

              Open Air, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

              In Their Element: Artist Inspired by Earth, Air, Water, and Fire,

              University of St.Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota

2015       Beneath the Canopy, Contemplating the Tree in Art, University of St Thomas,

              St Paul, Minnesota

              Love Letters from Artists, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota  

2013       Minnesota Museum of Art Project Space Celebration, St Paul, Minnesota

2012       Anderson Center, Curator, Robert Hedin, Red Wing, Minnesota

2010     Swan Song Gallery, Curator, Cynde Randall, Maiden Rock, Wisconsin

2004       Uncanny Visions, Plaines Art Museum, Curator, Patricia Briggs,

              Fargo, North Dakota

2002       Uncanny Visions, Phipps Center for the Arts,

              Curator, Patricia Briggs, Hudson, Wisconsin  

1997       Muse, A Drawing Exhibition, Sommers Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

              Multiple Media Immediate Emotion, Minnetonka Center for the Arts,

              Orono, Minnesota

1995       Dishman Art Gallery, Lamar University,

              Curator, Ronie McMurtrey, Beaumont, Texas

1994       Weekend Gallery, Curators, Martin Mercader, Mckay Otto, Houston, Texas

              Silences, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas

1993       H2O Watermedia, Art League of Houston,     

              Curator, Arthur Turner, Houston Texas

1992       Surfaces, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

              Contemporary Texas Landscape, Hill Country Art Foundation,

              Curator, Betty Vernon, Ingrim, Texas

              Visual Art Alliance Ninth Annual Juried Exhibition, NCNB Bank,

              Juror, Suzanne Delechanty, Houston, Texas


 Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park, International Falls, Minnesota

Izumi City Hall, Izumi, Japan

Minnesota Department of Transportation Headquarters, Bemidji, Minnesota

Saint Paul Ramsey Women Clinic, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Hill Country Art Foundation, Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Center, Ingrim, Texas