Friends Lecture: Doug Argue
With generous support from the Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Fund, the Friends of the Institute present “Doug Argue: My Life in Paintings”.
Although he now lives and works in New York City, Argue’s roots are in Minnesota. Argue will share stories about his autobiographical artwork, focusing on his family and ties to Minnesota dating back to 1820.
Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, New York City-based artist Doug Argue’s thirty-year painting career has culminated in a striking body of abstract work that encompasses a diversity of mediums and formats. Argue’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including at the Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, and in New York, Edelman Arts and Haunch of Venison. Most recently, two of his paintings were commissioned for the lobby of One World Trade Center in Manhattan. His work is held in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum, and numerous corporate and private collections. Argue has been the recipient of multiple awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (1995) and the Rome Prize (1997).