Alicia Eler | Star Tribune
Reporter | Visual art

Alicia Eler covers visual art in and around the Twin Cities. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Glamour, Guardian, CNN, Hyperallergic, Artforum, Art21 Magazine, and LA Weekly. She is working on her first book, "The Selfie Generation," due out in Fall 2017 through Skyhorse Publishing.


'Speed residencies' offer quick getaways for Minnesota artists to recharge

Residencies are a traditional way for artists to recharge. Now there's a short-term alternative for those who can't afford to take several months off.


Creepy ceramic kids and 'Moss People' take over a Mpls. mansion museum

I saw it with my own eyes: The children of “Hunger Games” met Swamp Thing and then joined forces with the twin girls from…


Three Twin Cities artists win prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

Prestigious fellowships go to mother-daughter dance team, multimedia artist.


Minneapolis show by Syrian-born artist explores the effect of war on children

Essma Imady's solo show at Minneapolis Institute of Art is a solemn meditation on the Syrian conflict's sad fallout.


Greetings from L.A.: Sprawling show takes over Walker Art Center

Walker celebrates L.A. conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg with a sprawling 50-year retrospective.


What's next for Walker Art Center? There's a ripe opportunity for the new boss

The search for Olga Viso's successor offers the arts center a tantalizing opportunity.


Minneapolis Institute of Art's new exhibit is part theater experience

You enter through darkness. The room is pitch-black, except for a single light on a single vase. For five minutes you and a small group of other visitors will sit in the dark, as if waiting for a play to begin.


Go to the lake this weekend: Art Shanty Projects offer 21 reasons for freezin'

Spend the weekend at the lake with the creative minds behind Art Shanty Projects.


Minnesota 'paint-in' shows pastels aren't just for kids

The word "pastel" may call to mind middle-school art class, but the medium has made appearances throughout art history.


Minnesota legend Mike Lynch: A portrait of the artist as blue-collar hero

Legendary Minnesota artist Mike Lynch is celebrated in a retrospective opening Saturday.