Public Projects


122 ConversationsTweed Museum of Art & Duluth Sister Cities traveling exhibition, Thunder Bay, Canada; Petrozavodsk, Russia; Ohara-Isumi City, Japan; Växjo, Sweden; and Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan, 2015-2017

122 Conversations: A cultural, social engagement collaboration by: Duluth Sister Cities International, Tweed Museum/School of Fine Art, University of Minnesota Duluth & Professional Artist Anne Labovitz

Labovitz paintings will be created based on conversations & exchanges with participants in Duluth’s Sister Cities. From 2015 to 2017, the art will be shipped to museums/galleries in each city for a public viewing of the exhibition. Thunder Bay, Canada (Fall 2015); Ohara Isumi-City, Japan (Fall/Winter 2015); Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan (2016); Petrozavodsk, Russia (Spring 2017); & Växjö, Sweden (Spring/Summer 2017).

Labovitz will accompany the artwork at venue openings and provide education seminars for women, children, students & artists. Labovitz’s participant interviews with each city will be live streamed in regional galleries & museums.

Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Canada, September 10-27, 2015
Municipal Art Gallery, Växjö, Sweden March 4, 2017
Ohara-Isumi City, Japan & Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan, 2016, dates TBD
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN, 2018


Space Bodies, The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street, New York, January 10, 2016

Anne Labovitz performing Charging Talismans

SPACEBODIES is an exhibition of time-based and performance work on expanded definitions of ‘space’ and its affective (im)materiality.
Curated by Transart MFA candidate Andrea Spaziani


I AM MPLS, First Ave, Minneapolis, December 3, 2015

I AM MPLS! is a fashion/variety show that features local notables modeling looks from local boutiques—and a community-oriented message. Founded and produced by Sarah Edwards. View recap here and Anne Labovitz interview here.


Fourth Fest, Duluth, MN, July 3-5, 2015

Anne Labovitz hosted a public art project with over 500 members of the public, scribing all names into an artist book that will travel with 122 Conversations to the Duluth Sister Cities.


Conversant Portraits, Projecting the CityNorthern Spark, Weisman Art Museum, June 14, 2014

Within an 8.5 hour window from sundown to sunrise, artist Anne Labovitz produced 4 large scale artworks exploring human connection and dialogue. Focused on an ongoing interest in the relationships between art, the public and social practice, Labovitz relied on face-to-face and virtual exchanges as source material for the 4’ by 4’ works, conversing with nearly 500 Northern Spark participants. Each participant became a part of the project, and in return received a small artwork in reciprocity.

The interactive portrait session incorporated projection, live stream and social media. Shale 1, 3, 4 and 5, collaborative videos using Anne’s imagery and Bill Gamble’s sound scape were projected onto the walls of the Target studio throughout the night at the Weisman Art Museum.

Follow @annelabovitz #labovitz #nspkF17. See the finished pieces here. View the Burnet Gallery newsletter here.

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Composite portraits through a multi-city, multi-country tour in collaboration with the Tweed Museum of Art and the Duluth Sister Cities International. Portraits of the inhabitant of each city will be created utilizing interviews being held through the use of Skype. Initial concepts include the traveling exhibition as a multi-media/online experience exploring the people of each city, commenting on how humans relate to each other and exploring through connecting the cross-cultural similarities and differences. The process, however, is open-ended and will be responsive to the interactions and engagement of the participants. This project reflects a new and exciting direction for my practice.


I Know You public collaborative drawing, Visiting Artist, Walker Free First Saturday, Cargill Lounge, Summer 2014

Find out how today’s artists approach the art of portraiture. Take a seat and get your portrait drawn by a local artist or stop by to observe their methods and techniques. Anne Labovitz and Robin Schwartzman, 11 am–1 pm Mark Fisher and Tracie Thompson, 1–3 pm


First Friday Films: Anne Labovitz and Bill Gamble, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Friday, Feb 1, 2013, 7-8 p.m.

Anne and Bill Gamble created two short films focused on the magic of paint, color and their interaction with each other and the observer. Anne created the visuals, Bill composed and played the sound scape: the result is an enchanting journey that at times combines micro-and macrocosmic forms suggesting that science and wonder are the same thing.


St. Paul Art Crawl Launch PartyIdentities & Passions, public project at Minnesota Museum of American Art, Friday, Oct 12, 2012, 7-10 p.m.

Who are you and what’s your passion? St. Paul artist Anne Labovitz invites visitors to explore this question in an interactive art experience.