University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences

Frank Meuschke

Frank is a photographer and painter. His work looks at the relationship between people and landscapes, and, in particular, land that is marked by human use and disuse. In his residence year, he will investigate the links between humanity and the land as mediated by the practice of scientific research. He writes: "My process will begin with questions about how research shapes the land or orients the way that I visualize it. Can the methodology of scientific experimentation unwittingly shape landscape aesthetics? What role does ecology play in the future of landscape art? How may I create an art that speaks to questions of our time in a manner unlimited by artistic conventions?"

Frank is a recent transplant to Minnesota and lives west of the Twin Cities. Prior to life in the Midwest, he lived and worked in New York, Maine, Maryland and New Mexico. He has completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Weir Farm Art Center and the Henry Street Settlement, and served as Dean of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Here in MN, he works as an education specialist teaching art at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and serves as an MFA advisor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. You can look at Frank's past work here, or follow his Artist in Residence journey on Instagram.

Photo by Ben Hider.


Archive of Frank's blog posts about his experiences at Cedar Creek:

March 2018: Orientation

April 2018: Blinded Me With Science

January 2019: The Land That Time Forgot