Alicia Eler | Star Tribune
Critic / reporter | Visual art

Alicia Eler is the Star Tribune's visual art critic/arts reporter. She is the author of the book “The Selfie Generation” (Skyhorse Publishing), which has been reviewed in the New York Times, WIRED Magazine and the Chicago Tribune.

A native of Chicago by way of L.A., Eler's writing has also been published in Glamour, the Guardian, CNN, Hyperallergic, Art21 Magazine, LA Weekly, and Aperture.


Minneapolis center presents an all-star show of Native prints from 'Mni Sota'

"Transference," an exhibit at Highpoint Center, reflects on a land whose very name is about the idea of reflection.


New Walker Art Center curator wants to engage 'wide variety of audiences'

As the new chief curator, Henriette Huldisch has been tasked with thinking "about how art matters."


Minneapolis museum show reflects on the Vietnam War, then and now

A massive exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art reflects on the war from various perspectives.


St. Paul gallery show flips the script on American Indian art

An Alaskan artist's new exhibit critiques the American dream.


Once a hub of Minneapolis art scene, Soap Factory calls it quits

The decision came after worsening finances resulted in the sale of the company's flagship space near the downtown Minneapolis riverfront.


Minneapolis team is changing museums from the inside out

A homegrown project at Minneapolis Institute of Art has spread nationwide — and beyond — as museums confront their colonial past.


More than 100 LGBTQ artists take over the University of Minnesota's Nash Gallery

"Queer Forms" is a sweeping exhibit.


Chicago artist Theaster Gates takes care of all the forgotten stuff

With a sprinkle of "Theaster dust," a Chicago artist finds deeper meanings in discarded objects at the Walker.


Artists will transform St. Paul buildings during eight-day mural festival

15 mural artists from around the globe transform St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone.


Ojibwe artist Jim Denomie takes home Minnesota's highest arts prize

He's the first Native American to win the $50K McKnight Award.