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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


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017         “Twirlybird Series – Doves I, II, III, IV,” Good News Cafe and Gallery, Woodbury, CT

2016         “Birds of Color,” Good News Cafe and Gallery, Woodbury, CT

2010         “Farm Family Portrait,” Lakeside Park, Ortonville, MN

2008         Galleria Frosecchi, Genoa, Italy (catalog)

2007          Palazzo Correr, Venice, Italy (catalog)

2006          Galleria Agorà, Massarosa (Lucca), Italy (catalog)

2005          Caffè Arti e Mestieri (CAM), Reggio Emilia, Italy

2004          Piccolo Caffè, Florence, Italy

2000          CAM, Reggio Emilia, Italy


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018         “Big Stone Lake Regional Art Crawl,” Ortonville, MN

2017         “Winter Group Show,” Renaissance Art Center, Litchfield, CT

2015         “Members Show,” Washington Artists Assoc., Washington Depot, CT

2012         “Essential Art,” Visual Arts Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN

                 “Sculpture by the River,” 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          “Hope of the Union,” Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN

                 Society of Minnesota Sculptors Exhibition, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, 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        Pilchuck Glass School’s Annual Juried Auction, Seattle, WA (Catalog)

                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


Professional Associations

National Sculpture Association

Glass Art Society

Society of Connecticut Sculptors

 

Grants

2011        SMAC (Southwest Minnesota Arts Council) Career Artist Grant

2010        SMAC Career Artist Grant, funds provided by McKnight Foundation

                SMAC Arts Legacy Grant to create Farm Family Portrait


Awards/Honors

2012        2nd Place in Three Dimensional Work, Glass Torso, sand cast glass,
                Visual Arts Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN

2010        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, Massorosa (Lucca), Italy

2000        Founder’s Award, Leslie/Lohman Art Foundation, New York City, NY

1999        3rd Prize – Single, Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

 

Permanent Collections

The Miniature Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands

The Leslie Lohman Museum, New York City, NY

The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN

The Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Private collections worldwide


Representation

Galerie Mooiman, Groningen, The Netherlands

Galleria II Melone, Rovigo, Italy

Lo Scrigno dell Emozione, The Casket of Emotions, Bronze Sculpture, Doug Holtquist

“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

“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 & Art Critic

“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 & Art Critic