Photography Instructor Awarded McKnight Artist Fellowship

June 05, 2013

Anthony Marchetti, an award-winning photographer and full-time faculty in Digital Photography and New Media at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, is one of four Minnesota photographers selected to receive the 2013–2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers.

The fellowships, which are sponsored by the McKnight Foundation and administered by mnartists.org, support mid-career artists living in Minnesota who use photography as a primary means of creative, personal expression. The $25,000 fellowship will enable Marchetti to study, reflect, experiment and explore photographic subjects.

"This new project involves extensive travel to Eastern and Central Europe and would have taken me years to complete without support from the McKnight Foundation,” said Marchetti, whose work focuses on how people interact with their urban spaces. “With this support, I will be able to fully immerse myself in this project over the course of an intense year of research and photographic production. I believe the project will benefit from this approach."

Besides teaching at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Marchetti is a faculty member at the Art Institutes International Minnesota and an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota. Marchetti completed a bachelor’s degree at Gustavus Adolphus College and a master’s degree in fine arts at the University of Minnesota.

He also is a recent McKnight fellow and two-time Minnesota State Arts Board recipient. His work has been exhibited at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum; Minnesota Museum of American Art; Rochester Center for the Arts; Vermont Center for Photography; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, N.Y.; State University of New York, Fredonia; and the Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco.

Marchetti also participated in the 2005 International Artists Residency in Balatonfüred, Hungary. His work was included in a European Union Gallery exhibition in Budapest, and one of his images is in the permanent collection of the Hungarian Multicultural Center.

Work created during the fellowship year will be presented in a catalog and at a public presentation. Fellows also will be able to consult with review panelists, local curators and local and national artists about their practice and have opportunities for other kinds of professional development. This year’s other fellows are Paula McCartney and Mohamud Mumin, both of Minneapolis; and Alec Soth of St. Paul.