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Christine A Baeumler

Art Department W226 RegisCtr 418 21st Ave S

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Christine Baeumler seeks to raise awareness about ecological issues through studio practice as well as engaging communities in environmental  projects focused on ecological restoration.


  • environmental and community based art
  • painting
  • drawing

Educational Background

  • BA: Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1985.
  • MFA: Fine Arts, Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1988.

Research Activities

  • Roof top Tamarack Bog, Supported by McKnight Grant: Restoration of Bog on MCAD roof, 6/11 - 11/13

Creative Activities

  • Pollinators at the Plains Art Museum, supported by Bush Foundation and Art Place Grant: A sustainable design of the Plains Campus, Collaboration with Seitu Jones, Barr Engineering, Plains Art Museum, 9/10 - 9/14
  • Artist in Residence, supported by Public Art Saint Paul: Capitol Region and Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed Districts, 2010 - 2013
  • Bureau of Atmospheric Anecdata, Vogelfrei, 2007, Darmstadt, Germany: An interactive environmental art project about climate change, October 27, 2007 - November 11, 2007
  • International Nature Art Forum 2007, Licherode, Germany: Collaboration with artists Beth Grossman and Cheryl Wilgren Clyne, August 2, 2007 - August 12, 2007
  • Naked Wonder: Gallery Exhibition with Mark Dion and Eleanor McGough, November 2, 2007 - January 30, 2008
  • Two person exhibition: 55 Mercer Gallery, NY, NY with Shana Kaplow, February 1, 2005 - February 26, 2005
  • Group exhibition: "Circulus," Rainier Beach Performing Arts Center, Seattle, Washington
  • Solo exhibition: "Biophilia," Bethel College Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota

Outreach Activities

  • Lower Phalen Creek Project, steering committee member (received Metro Greenways Award, 2001); worked with community to create a new city park by the Mississipp River on an abandoned railroad site: 1996 - ongoing
  • Reclaiming the Swede Hollow Historical Forest, St. Paul, MN, member of Friends of Swede Hollow; ecological restoration of a city park: 1994 - ongoing


  • Scholar of the College, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2012 - 2015
  • Bush Foundation Fellowship, 9/11 - 9/13
  • McKnight Artist Fellowship Award, 2011 - 2012
  • Creative Capital On Our Radar, 2012 - 2012
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship, 2011 - 2012
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, January 2007 - March 2008
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, Artist Fellowship, Two Dimensional Category (painting), 2000
  • Nancy H. Gray Foundation Grant for Art in the Environment, 2000
  • Commission, Field Cycles, Henry Lay Sculpture Park, St. Louis University, Louisiana, Missouri, with Andrew Klamon, 2003
  • Seattle Arts Commission Grant, Salmon in the City: Public Art Project on Endangered Salmon with Kevin Johnson and Kelty McKinnon, 2001
  • The Friends of Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County, Outstanding Service Award, 2000
  • Art Place Grant, Defiant Gardens, Plains Art Museum, August 2010 - September 2014

Courses Taught

  • Art and Social Engagement
  • All levels of drawing and painting
  • BFA seminar
  • Slow Art and the Green City, Spring 2013
  • Profesional Practices
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