Claudia Danielson is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

I am a photographer and printmaker living and working in Saint Paul, Minnesota. My work explores the mortal themes of aging, loss and memory.

 

Recognitions
2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant Receipient
2014/2015 MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Series V Mentorship recipient
2014 Juror award – Highpoint Center For Printmaking – Stand Out Prints; Juror Susan Tallman

Recent Exhibitions
2016
Highpoint Center For Printmaking - Stand Out Prints; Juror Elizabeth Wyckoff
Minnesota Center For Book Arts - Light Sensitive
2015
Mpls Photo Center - Chronicles; Jurors Tom Arndt and Sally Mars
Minnesota Center For Book Arts - MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship Exhibition
Minnesota Center For Book Arts – Parts of a Whole
2014
Mpls Photo Center – The American Way; Jurors Tom Arndt and Sally Mars
Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon – Altered Views; Juror S. Gayle Stevens
Highpoint Center For Printmaking – Stand Out Prints; Juror Susan Tallman
Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit; Juror John Marshall
The Arts Center of Saint Peter – Members +1
Stone Tap, Hudson, Wisconsin – Out Yonder
Photoplace Gallery, Vermont – Imagined Realities; Jurors Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
2013
Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit; Juror Osama Esid
Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon – Emergence
Mpls Photo Center – Work/Play; Jurors Tom Arndt and Sally Mars
2012
Mpls Photo Center – In My Room; Juror Tom Arndt
Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon – Heavy Metal
The Darkroom Gallery, Vermont – Among Trees; Juror Beth Moon
Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit; Juror Chuck Avery
Gallery 13, Minneapolis – This Time it’s Forever
2011
Mpls Photo Center – Remember Me For A Little While; Juror Tom Arndt
Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, Minneapolis – Artists At Work  
Traffic Zone Center For Visual Art, Minneapolis – Hand Tinted Nature(s) 
J. Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta – Silent Auction Supporting Japan Tsunami Relief
Wallspace Gallery, Santa Barbara – Life Support Japan
Aline Smithson’s Lenscratch Blog – Luck
2010
Leon Hushcha Gallery, Minneapolis; Ten-piece collaboration with Garrison Keillor and Leon Hushcha
1650 Gallery, Los Angeles – Flower Power; Juror Lisa Subotnick
Mpls Photo Center – Personal Effects; Juror Tom Arndt
Photoplace Gallery, Vermont – Nostalgia; Juror Larissa LeClair
Photoplace Gallery, Vermont – Uncommon Portrait; Juror Cig Harvey
Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Foot in the Door
Photoplace Gallery, Vermont – Animal Magnetism; Juror John Willis
Mpls Photo Center – Portrait; Juror David Little
2009
Photoplace Gallery, Vermont – Floral; Juror Sally Apfelbaum
Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit; Juror Doug Beasley

Permanent Collections
Science Museum of Minnesota
Health Foundations of Saint Paul

Publications
Featured
Twin Cities Spaces Magazine; Using Photography as Art, 2008
Static Magazine; Bun in the Oven, 2006
Saint Paul Pioneer Press; Portraits of Motherhood, 2000
Minnesota Midwives Magazine; Portfolio Highlight, 1997
Family Times Magazine; Photographing Your Little Works of Art, 1997
Minnesota Parent Magazine; Editor’s pick for Portraits of Motherhood, 1998

Contributing
MCBA Winter Book, 2015
The New York Times; The Road from Lake Wobegon, 2012
Twin Cities Metro Magazine; The Anti-Bodice Ripper, 2008
Minneapolis-Saint Paul Magazine; Waiting with Love, 2003
Minnesota Parent Baby Book; Becoming a Family, 1995
Florida Parent Magazine, Cover, 1995
Minnesota Parent Baby Book; The Hardest Decision, 1995