Professor receives Minnesota arts board grant for solo exhibit
January 16, 2014
A UW-Stout professor has received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.
Charles Matson Lume was awarded $10,000. He was one of 65
visual artists to receive grants totaling $634,000. The awards were announced
Matson Lume will use the grant to develop a new body of work
for a solo exhibit in early 2015 at the New York Mills Cultural Center, New
York Mills, N.Y. He also will participate in an artist residency there as part
of the exhibit.
"The solo exhibition will compare the winter light of the New York
Mills region to other northern places I have researched light, such as Iceland,
Norway and Sweden," Matson Lume said. "The solo exhibition's goal will be to
embody those light experiences and how they affect one's awareness in the
"The low, winter light of the north certainly has an impact on
those that live in those spaces. Also, I am interested in the light's beauty
and drama, as well as its clarity and deceptiveness."
Matson Lume also received the Artist Initiative Grant in 2004, 2009
Last fall, Matson Lume had a solo exhibit at Gage Family Art Gallery on the campus
of Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He also was a short-list finalist for Art
Prize, a contest featuring the world's most valuable prize, in Grand Rapids,
Lume, of St. Paul, received the UW-Stout Senior Outstanding Researcher
Award in April. He teaches painting, drawing and aesthetics. His work has been
exhibited at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Minnesota Museum of American
Art, among others. He was a Bush Foundation fellow in 2002.
Some of his work can be seen at the White Columns Art