ARTIST BIO

 
Artist John Ulrich

Artist John Ulrich

BIO

John Ulrich is a visual artist living and working in Duluth, Minnesota. Primarily an oil painter, he creates evocative figurative works, portraits, and contemporary still life pieces. With his unique perspectives and visions, painting has been a life-long tool of expression for Ulrich. His work has been selected for numerous juried exhibitions featuring artists from around the Midwest, such as the Arrowhead Biennial. His original work and commissioned pieces can also be found in private collections across the US. Ulrich studied at the University of Minnesota Duluth from 2002 to 2006.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Through painting, I survey the complexities of emotion, those of which are difficult to navigate and understand. Creating visual representations of these emotions and the internal process of dealing with them is a challenge which forces a new and unique perspective. This results in alternate ways of understanding for the artist and viewer alike. My paintings often combine elements of literal representation, and connotative, inexplicit objects, to create a deep, dimensional narrative.

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2006 - Annual Student Exhibition- University of Minnesota Duluth

2010 - Arrowhead Regional Biennial - Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2015 - Annual Juried Exhibition - MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN

2017 - Annual Juried Exhibition - MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN

2018 - Annual Juried Exhibition - MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN

2018 - Career Development Grant recipient - Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

2019 - Arrowhead Regional Biennial - Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2019 - Annual Juried Exhibition - MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN