Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012   "Essential Art," Visual Arts Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN
"Sculpture by the River," Society of Minnesota Sculptors, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
"Big Stone Arts Show," Terrace Mill Wheeler Gallery, Terrace, MN
"Meander Artists," KK Berge Art Gallery, Granite Falls, MN
2011   Galleria Il Melone, Rovigo, Italy
New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery, New Hope, PA
Terrace Mill Foundation Gallery, Terrace, MN
Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
Society of Minnesota Sculptors, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN
912 Art Gallery, St. Cloud, MN
2010   Pilchuck Glass School’s Annual Juried Auction, Seattle, WA (Catalog)
New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery, New Hope, PA Stevens County Museum, Morris, MN (catalog)
"12th Annual Faces Juried International," Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE
"Foot in the Door," Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
2009   New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery, New Hope, PA
Stevens County Museum, Morris, MN (catalog)
The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
Galerie Mooiman, Groningen, The Netherlands
Galleria Il Melone, Rovigo, Italy
Galleria Frosecchi, Florence, Italy
2008   Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA
Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
Galerie Mooiman, Groningen, The Netherlands
Galleria Il Melone, Rovigo, Italy
New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery, New Hope, PA
Leslie/Lohman Gallery, New York City, NY
2007   Il Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy (catalog)
Chapel of St. Mark, Pisa, Italy
Galleria Frosecchi, Florence, Italy
Galleria Il Melone, Rovigo, Italy
2006   Galerie Faubourg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
K Space Art Studios, Corpus Christi, TX
Leslie/Lohman Gallery, New York City, NY
2005   Premio Mostra di Scultura da Interno Città di Massarosa (Lucca) (catalog)
Galerie Faubourg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (two man show)
2004   Mostra Scultura da Interno Città di Carrara, Italy (catalog)

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2008   Galleria Frosecchi, Genoa, Italy (catalog)
2007   Palazzo Correr, Venice, Italy (catalog) The entire exhibition sold out plus two not shown.
2006   Galleria Agorà, Massarosa (Lucca), Italy (catalog)
2005   CAM, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2004   Piccolo Caffè, Florence, Italy
2000   CAM, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Awards/Grants/Honors
2012   2nd Place in Three Dimensional Work, Glass Torso, sand cast glass, Visual Arts Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN
2011   SMAHC (Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council)
Career Artist Grant
2010   SMAHC Career Artist Grant, funds provided by McKnight Foundation
SMAHC Arts Legacy Grant to create Farm Family Portrait
Special Recognition Merit Award, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE
2009   Honorable Mention, New Hope Sidetracks, Art Gallery, New Hope, PA
2008   Juror’s Award, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
2007   Best of Show – Sacred Art, Ministry & Liturgy Visual Arts Awards, San Jose, CA
2006   Honorable Mention, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX
2005   Premio di Esposizione, Mostra di Scultura da Interno, Massarosa (Lucca), Italy
2000   Founder’s Award, Leslie/Lohman Art Foundation, New York City, NY
1999   3rd Prize-Single Figure, Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Associations
National Sculpture Association; Glass Art Society; Society of Connecticut Sculptors

Education
1994   Master of Ikebana, Sogetsu School, Tokyo
1985   MBA, Finance and International Business, New York University, New York, NY
1982   BS, Business Administration, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Excerpts from Publications
"Holtquist enjoys a great advantage. He approaches his plastic representations without any academic censorship, is spontaneous and free, often showing naive charm, and is obsessive in dealing with his subject matter. This artist has the ability to joke with society and with himself, which he derives from his erotic spontaneity and diverse life experiences."

        
    The sexual sculpture of HOLTQUIST
    Peter Weiermair, former director
    Gallery of Modern Art, Bologna, Italy

"The show "Edges in the Art Space" aims at the diffusion of the knowledge of contemporary art by introducing the works of a selected group of young artists, offering them the prestigious space "Le Capriate" inside the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome…. Holtquist has participated in collective shows and has realized personal shows in Europe and the United States. He has received numerous prizes, including Best of Show, ML Visual Awards 2007 in the United States."

  
         Margini nello Spazio dell’Arte
Francesco Spinelli, President
Foundation Antonveneta

"Holtquist combines a new and deeper reflection on the human status with the transient nature of our passions and vicissitudes. This has led him towards a more intimate and introspective analysis where the mystic dimension broadens to an understanding of the sacred…inviting us to pause, to reflect and to meditate on the fragility of our existence, a lucid evocation attempting a synthesis between opposites: life-desire, death-annihilation, birth and death. For his conviction and for his deep understanding of transition, the words of a famous Islamic mystic suit him well:  "I take flight. My dust will be what I am."

      

    Il Passaggio,
Venice, Italy
    Claudio Giorgetti, Curator and art critic

"Holtquist has realized this difficult union between western ideas of sculpture and the oriental concept of Ikebana, combining in works a perfect synthesis of two opposites, of two worlds, of two civilizations. Creating beauty and strength from hard work in eternal stone, marble, bronze or steel that are founded in meditation, solitude, and quiet, Holtquist is like the ancient Samurai who before battle creates an original work in a moving harmony of line, color and balance."

           
         Percorsi nella Scultura, Carrara, Italy
Alberto Agazzani, Curator and art critic