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.


Growing in skill at 63, Minnesota artist Jim Denomie is a 'delayed bloomer'

At 63, Jim Denomie is finally hitting his stride, making paintings packed with color, humor and a potent dose of righteous fury.


Musings on black history and more in three Twin Cities photo shows

Two exhibits for Black History Month and one for the sake of still images.


Video of veterans at Minneapolis museum delivers a shell shock to the system

Wartime memories take on a life of their own in an hourlong film at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


Pop-up gallery in Minneapolis skyway offers taste of Berlin's hot art scene

German sponsors are behind an unusual pop-up gallery in downtown Minneapolis.


World-famous Minnesota potter Warren MacKenzie dies at 94

In 1981, he was named one of the 12 greatest potters in the world. His work is featured in museums collections worldwide and is especially loved in Japan.


Ousted Franconia CEO to be director of northeast Minneapolis gallery

John Hock's previous job ended in August over "inappropriate conduct."


Videos at Walker Art Center mine the past in search of meaning

Two intricate new video installations by British artist Elizabeth Price have arrived at Walker Art Center, but if you aren’t paying attention you won’t find…


The year's best Twin Cities art exhibitions went big

1. “Anthropocene”: Edward Burtynsky’s large-scale aerial photographs, showing the tangible and devastating impact of man on the environment, made for a breathtaking exhibition at…


How the Minnesota Museum of American Art came back from the brink of death

Executive director Kristin Makholm has spent the last decade reviving the once-homeless museum.


In face of $2.5 million debt, Soap Factory's Minneapolis home to be sold in sheriff's sale

Minneapolis art center hopes refinancing will allow it to regain ownership of the building.