There’s nothing quite like a stunning art piece that catches the eye. At Sustainable 9, the interior design team finds pieces that make each space come to life.
Whether you’re an avid art collector, or simply looking to redecorate, here are eleven local Minnesota artists to decorate your home with.
Without further ado, dive in!
1. Adam Turman
Vibrant, eye-grabbing designs and details have made him a local favorite and artist auteur. Some of his most famous murals can be seen in Loring Park at both the Butcher and the Boar and 4 Bells. You can purchase smaller prints and he has plenty of Minnesota-themed artwork that is perfect for the cabin up north, or the bar area of your home.
Adam draws influence from the bold, graphic style of 80s art and comics. He started his professional studio practice in 2003, and since then has become one of Minnesota’s most popular artists.
Approaching projects from a graphic design perspective, Adam connects with art lovers through his collection of colorful art screen prints and creates commissioned pieces in the form of illustrations, murals, paintings, and other custom projects.
Learn more about Adam, the art, and visit his shop.
2. Concrete Pig
Concrete Pig, also known as Keith Wyman creates one-of-a-kind sculptural elements and functional art in the form of modern furniture design. Currently residing in Minneapolis, his surroundings fuel his creativity. Finding inspiration from the space in and around him he continues to innovate, pushing the medium of concrete forward in unexpected ways.
With an eye on the past but a specific vision for the future, Concrete Pig is unique functional art in the form of modern furniture design.
Learn more about Concrete Pig, and the furniture pieces, and visit his shop.
3. Chuck U
Chuck U describes himself as “a grown man who draws animals with robot parts, hairy worm things, an astronaut for a living.” You’ve likely seen his art around the Twin Cities as well, with his most famous mural being his work with the Bulldog bar and restaurant in Minneapolis.
Learn more about Chuck U, the art, and visit his Etsy shop.
4. Lindsy Halleckson
Lindsy Halleckson’s art has a sense of calmness to it, as she references the sky and weather and connects the viewer of her art to nature. Her art pieces work well in many environments, especially those of the modern variety.
Learn more about Lindsy, view the art galleries, and visit her shop.
5. Melissa Loop
A contemporary painter, Melissa Loop’s art is absolutely gorgeous and mesmerizingly colorful. We envision her island-themed art working well in homes that feature white or neutral spaces, where the colors of the art can truly pop.
She uses her travels to explore notions of how we form assumptions about authenticity, place, and spirituality through our ill-informed ideas of other cultures.
Learn more about Melissa, the art, and visit her shop.
6. Anthony Lovinella
An up-and-coming artist in Minnesota, Anthony Lovinella’s punky, digital artwork looks fantastic in wall art form and is the perfect centerpiece to any home.
Learn more about Anthony, the art, and visit his website to shop.
7. Liz Sivertson
If you’ve been to the North Shore then the odds are pretty good that you’ve come across Liz Sivertson’s work. Her acrylic paintings perfectly capture the heart of Minnesota’s North Woods and can be found in all sorts of mediums.
Her easel stands at the window with a big view where she paints whimsical and richly colored images of the North Woods—from moose to bears to brilliant northern lights.
Learn more about Liz, view the Sivertson gallery, and visit her website to shop.
8. Drew Beson
At Sustainable 9, we’ve used Drew’s work extensively in the past in some of our homes. His acrylic artwork is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and is the perfect complement to your modern home interior.
Enormous abstract paintings filled with vibrant colors and bold movement typify Drew Beson’s work. If it is too big to pick up, he feels he has succeeded. Many pieces are acrylic on panel, and look almost “juicy,” after receiving a final layer of hand-poured resin. The consistency of honey when applied, the resin is blowtorched before curing to a glass-like finish. His pieces are truly one of a kind.
Learn more about Drew, the art, and visit his shop.
9. Atomic 7
We’re cheating a little bit and crossing the border, as Atomic 7 originated in Wisconsin. Founded by Nick Ringelstetter in 2008, Atomic 7 has some pretty funky art you can purchase, revolving around aliens and monsters. If you’re looking for something a little different to decorate your home with, then check them out.
Learn more about Atomic 7, his art, and upcoming events.
10. Carol Lee Chase
Carol Lee Chase’s oil on canvas and panel paintings are certainly a sight to behold. Her art is depicted with light, color, repetition, and patterns. It would be hard to find a room in your home that wouldn’t look good with her art.
Learn more about Carol, and her art pieces, and visit her website to shop.
11. Neal Peterson
Neal Peterson’s Urban Mandalas are the ultimate homage to cities around the world. From Amsterdam to Minneapolis, to Chicago and Denver, his circular art prints on acrylic glass are as fun to look at as they are brilliant.
Learn more about Neal, his art style, and visit his shop.
12. Michèle Villaume
Michèle’s love for the arts stretches far and wide through many different mediums. She specializes in large-scale contemporary fine art. Her paintings, like music, are something to be experienced and enjoyed needing no explanation. Capturing human emotions and the human spirit through scale, color, movement, line, and space.
Learn more about Michèle, her art style, and visit her shop.
From vibrant colors to sculptural elements and abstract figures these pieces of art are the perfect way to decorate a home. Whether you already own a home or are in the process of building art pieces and furniture bring it all to life.
Finally, tell us in the comments below, which Minnesota artists caught your eye!