The Kolman & Pryor Gallery, named one of CityPages “Top 10 Galleries in the Twin Cities” in 2013, is a unique collaboration between Anita Sue Kolman, arts patron, and Patrick K. Pryor, artist and curator. The gallery not only holds exhibitions celebrating the evolving aesthetics of the artists it represents, with an eye toward placing those works in the homes of discerning collectors, Kolman & Pryor also mentors emerging artists whose work demonstrates prowess and promise. The gallery curates special exhibitions for established artists whose work augments that of the gallery’s artists. And Kolman & Pryor hosts and participates in open forums to advance artists’ professional development and the public’s understanding of the value of art and collecting.
Such programming creates essential connections between artists and collectors. As such, Kolman & Pryor has become an integral part of the Twin Cities’ visual arts community—its ecology and economy. Exhibiting contemporary work by Minnesota artists in diverse media, the gallery’s exhibitions range from painting, clay and paper to sculpture. Kolman & Pryor is a collectors’ gallery that works closely with its represented artists. It’s also a community resource that invites everyone to discover the most singular artistic voices working in Minnesota today.