JOHN PEARSON (Member Artist) is a Twin Cities native and graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1975) where he studied graphic design, photography and drawing, with courses in intaglio printmaking under Tom Egerman and photography under Joe Gianetti.
Through his career Pearson has explored visual arts through photography, painting, and printmaking. He joined the Highpoint Printmaking Cooperative in May, 2004 where he shows regularly.
Since late 2015 Pearson has been working primarily in polymer photogravure, an intaglio printmaking process in which photo images are transferred to photosensitive plates.
In 2016 Pearson was an artist in residence at the North Dakota Museum of Art's McCanna House. Images captured during that time make up the series "Invisible Valley."
"I'm drawn to subject matter in which the man-made world rubs against the natural environment."
He has photos and prints in business and private collections around the Twin Cities, and his photography appears at the Minnesota History Center where it is incorporated into exhibits and hangs in public spaces. Pearson presently has prints available at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis.
JOSHUA BINDEWALD has a BFA from the the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an MFA in printmaking from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He is currently the Exhibitions and Artists’ Cooperative Manager at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis.
“While there is an overwhelming amount of beauty in our world, people can be unconscionably terrible. The area between the extremes of beauty and badness is the space we navigate as human beings in the twenty-first century. My artwork is like a diary that documents my physical and emotional observations and experiences traversing this space. Alongside memories and their associated feelings, allusions and editorializations are made to the splendor of the natural world, man-made elements of our landscape, contemporary culture and humankind’s role (for better or worse) in shaping these.”