Selected Exhibitions

Who Knows Where or When: Artists Interpret Geography and Time
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
Racine, WI
June - August 2000

New Work: MCAD McKnight Artists
MCAD Gallery
Minneapolis College of Art and Design*
March - April 2000

Our New Day Begun: African American Artists Entering the Millennium
LBJ Library, Austin Texas
February - May 2000

Macalester College Art Gallery
St. Paul, MN
October - November 1999

What Will You Miss?
School of Art and Design Gallery
Georgia State University, Atlanta
September -October 1999

Ubiquity Blues 3
Rio Hondo College Art Gallery
Whittier, CA
April - May 1999

Solo exhibition
Gallery Video, Institute of Visual Art
University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 1998

CSPS Contemporary Arts Center
Cedar Rapids, IA
February - March 1998M

Alternatives 1998
Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens
February, 1998

Artists' Uninhibited View of Space Science
NASA Visitor Center
Mountain View, CA
November 1997 - March 1998

Project Row Houses
Houston, TX
October 1997 - April 1998

Out of Time/Out of Space
Two person show including interactive installation SPACE|R A C E
Intermedia Arts
Minneapolis, MN
March - April 1997

Situation Ethics II
MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
November - December 1995

Veered Science
Huntington Beach Art Center
Huntington Beach, CA
July - September 1995

In So Many Words
The Minnesota Museum of Art
St. Paul, MN
June - August 1995

The Book of Icons and Other Digital Addictions
Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center
Rutgers University
Camden, New Jersey
May 1995

Virtual Female
The Lab Gallery
San Francisco
April 1995

Six McKnight Artists
MCAD Gallery
Minneapolis College of Art and Design*
April - May 1994

Re-Reading the Boundless Book
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Minneapolis, MN
April - June 1994

Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art (FISEA) Exhibition
MCAD Gallery
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
November - December 1993

Solo exhibition
easily remembered/conveniently forgotten
Benedicta Art Center, College of St. Benedict
St. Joseph, MN
August - October 1993

Off the shelf and on-line: computers move the book arts into twenty-first century design
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis
September - November 1992
National traveling exhibition

Five Jerome Artists
MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design*
August - September 1992

Truth or Dare: Photography Interacting with Computers
Images Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
January - February 1992

Outspoken Women
Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
September - October 1991

Out of the Ether
Film in the Cities
St. Paul, MN
April - May 1991

Ancestors Known and Unknown Boxworks
Coast to Coast: National Women Artists of Color
Art in General Gallery, New York City
January 1990
National traveling exhibition

Emerging Expression: The Artist and the Computer
Bronx Museum of Art
New York City
April - September 1985

SIGGRAPH Computer Art Show
Detroit, Michigan
August 1983
International traveling exhibition

*MCAD Gallery is a contemporary gallery housed in the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. These exhibitions are for grant recipients of specific fellowship programs and are independentof my association with the college.



1999 McKnight Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Outstanding Critical Synthesis Award, Hamline University, 1999

Nominated for 1999 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship

1996 Bush Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts

1996 Intermedia Arts/McKnight Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellowship

1994 Jerome Travel and Study Grant

1993 McKnight Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts

1993 Diverse Visions Regional Grant Intermedia Arts

1991 Jerome Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts


Arts and Community Activities

Advisory panel, pARTs (photographic) Gallery, Minneapolis, 1999-

Participate in selection panels for grants

Advisory panel member, Minnesota Historical Society exhibition, "African Americans in Minnesota," 1997

Board member, Intermedia Arts (multidisciplinary arts organization) 1991-1992

Advisory Board, Women Arts Registry of Minnesota, 1990


Recent Presentations, Activities and Publications

Panelist at Popular Culture Association Conference, San Diego, April 1999

Panelist for forum "Lending Culture, Making Media: Libraries and Museums in the Digital Age"
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 1999

"Digital Forefront: Process and Product" Panelist,
pARTs Gallery, Minneapolis, January 1999

Panelist, College Art Association Conference, Toronto, February 1998

MN AIGA Design Camp, Conducted workshop in interactive interface design, presented
SPACE|R A C E, September 1997

Author, "SPACE|R A C E," Bad Subjects #33 on-line magazine, September 1997
Presentation of interactive multimedia work at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in conjunction with the exhibition, The Photomontages of Hannah Hoch, January 1997

Advisor for teen 'zine project, also associated with the Hannah Hoch exhibition, Walker Art Center, October 1996 - February 1997

Presentation of SPACE|R A C E at the Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN, as part of artist lecture series
January 1997

Panelist on "Using Multimedia in Design"
Organization of Black Designers "DesigNation" Conference
Philadelphia, PA, November 1996

Presented artist sketch SPACE|R A C E at the SIGGRAPH International Computer Graphics conference in New Orleans, August 1996

Author, "Multi/Media/Message," Bad Subjects, #24, February 1996

Author, "Private Broadcasts/Public Conversations" Artists working in interactive technologies. Public Art Review, November 1996

Panelist; Utopia/Dystopia: The Third Annual Conference on Feminism, Activism and Art presented by San Francisco Camerawork/ The Lab
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, April 7-9, 1995

Talking the Boundless Book, published by Minnesota Center for Book Arts, essay from"Re-Reading the Boundless Book" Symposium



Minneapolis Star Tribune. 10/22/99 Sources,Macalester College Art Gallery

Spot magazine, Houston Center for Photography. Spring 1998. SPACE|R A C E, Project RowHouses

New Art Examiner, October 1995. In So Many Words, Minnesota Museumof Art

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 6/10/95. In So Many Words, Minnesota Museumof Art

Utne Reader, July/August 1994. "Pixelated: Computer-mediated art comes of age"


Web design

The Natural Order of Things

Currently designing Minnesota History Day website for students. Minnesota History Center.

Designed interface, page layouts, and graphics for the University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies web site, 1998
[there is no "www"]
Offline version-databases not active

Designed page layouts and navigational graphics for the Walker Art Center's interactive activities portion of their K-12 curriculum education site.



Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota


Teaching at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design since 1986. Current rank, Associate Professor. Courses taught include Interactive Design, (incorporating web design and multimedia design,) Visual Thinking, Graphic Design, Visual Communication Theory and Methods, Introduction to Computer Imaging, Senior Thesis and Senior Project.

Independent Graphic Designer since 1983

Continue to work on graphic design projects for mostly non-profit organizations including the Minnesota Historical Society, Walker Art Center, Penumbra Theatre Company, Independent Television Service, Sexual Violence Center, United Arts, and others.

1983- :

Independent Graphic Designer
Concentrating on using computers for print
and media design. New York City and, since 1986, St. Paul, MN


Art Director
Garth-Powell Productions,
a company of the Garth Group.
Media consulting and public relations firm,
New York City


Independent Graphic Designer
New York City


Senior Designer, Promotion Art Department
vogue/Butterick Pattern Co., a division of the
Butterick Fashion Marketing Co.,
New York City


Independent Graphic Designer
Washington, D.C.


Graphic Designer
for the American Institute of Architects
Washington, D.C.


Staff Designer
Graham Associates
design studio, Washington, D.C.


Graphic Designer and Writer
Morris, Wilson, and Darrow, public relations and advertising agency
Pittsburgh, PA



Hamline University
St. Paul, MN
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, 1999

Continuing education studies at School of Visual Arts
Parsons School of Design, New York City. 1981-82

Carnegie-Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
B.F.A. Graphic Design, 1976 with University Honors
Colette Gaiter ð 1342 Simpson St. ð St. Paul, MN 55108 ð (651) 646-3206



Colette Gaiter
1342 Simpson St.
St. Paul, MN 55108


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