Our Mission

Exhibiting contemporary work by Minnesota artists in diverse media, Kolman & Pryor Gallery, is a unique collaboration between Anita Sue Kolman, arts patron, and Patrick Pryor, artist and curator. Kolman & Pryor creates essential connections between artists and collectors.

Kolman & Pryor holds exhibitions celebrating the evolving aesthetics of the established artists it represents, with an eye toward placing those works in the homes and businesses of discerning collectors. The gallery also mentors emerging artists whose work demonstrates prowess and promise.

Kolman & Pryor Gallery has become an integral part of the Twin Cities’ visual arts community. The gallery hosts and participates in open forums to advance the public’s understanding of the value of art and collecting, and to advance artists’ professional development. It’s a community resource that invites everyone to discover the most singular artistic voices working in Minnesota today.


Our Principals

Anita Sue Kolman

Anita is an enthusiastic arts patron with a keen eye for work that elevates the everyday into the extraordinary. She’s carefully selected, mentored and represented artists since 2001. She also fosters deep understanding and connections between art collectors and our artists. Anita infuses every opening event with her distinctive flair, such as encouraging visitors to create their own mashed-potato dinner or build their own cupcake for dessert. Collectors and artists alike find that Anita’s warmth and authenticity enhance their appreciation of art.

Patrick K. Pryor

Patrick is the gallery’s curator and a Kolman & Pryor represented artist. His curatorial aesthetic combines a sophisticated understanding of both color and composition, which manifests in expertly curated exhibitions that complement the artworks. During events and opening nights, he also enhances gallery visiting and art viewing by staging unique visitor experiences. Patrick’s aesthetic is also of benefit to collectors, as he deftly matches a collector’s sensibility to the appropriate artworks, and ensures a perfect match by personally hanging new purchases in the client’s home.