Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Alexandra C. Horochowski AKA Alexa Horochoski
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Completing an ambitious, solo exhibition and publishing an artist book will make my body of work stronger and give me a better chance of having my work accepted to galleries and museums. The number of visitors who attend the exhibition and the press that the exhibition receives will determine the success of my project. Making contacts with galleries, and other art institutions through the dissemination of my artist book will signal that my goals have been achieved. 2: The outcome is the exhibition at the Soap Factory that will be attended by a minimum of 7,000 visitors. The artist book will be available at galleries, libraries, and museums. The Soap Factory keeps records of exhibition attendance, visitors to their Soapcast video, artist interviews, and other feedback via Facebook and Twitter. These numbers will provide a clear picture of Minnesotans impacted by my exhibition.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Three works from the exhibition were purchased by the Walker Art Center for inclusion in their permanent collection. 2: More Minnesotans are familiar with Horochowski's work and contemporary art practice.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Horochoski will complete a series of bronze and rubber sculptures, large-scale video projections, black and white, digital prints, and an artist book for a 2014 solo exhibition at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Alexandra C. Horochowski AKA Alexa Horochoski
(651) 291-0106
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Zoe Adler: Gallery director, Highpoint Center for Printmaking; Robert Dorlac: Painter and printmaker; instructor, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall; Aaron Dysart: Sculptor; instructor, Anoka Ramsey Community College; Keya Ganguly: Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture at University of Minnesota; Daniel Mondloch: Painter, muralist, and art teacher; Kelli Sinner: Associate professor of ceramics, Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Joy Spika: Mixed media artist focused on illustration and installation
Conflict of Interest Disclosed