The Kolman & Pryor Gallery (formerly the Anita Sue Kolman Gallery) is a unique collaboration between Anita Sue Kolman, arts patron, and Patrick Kemal Pryor, artist and curator. The gallery exhibits contemporary work by Minnesota artists working in diverse media, including painting, paper, clay, and sculpture. Kolman & Pryor is an integral asset to the Twin Cities arts community with programming that bridges connections between artists and collectors. Curated special exhibitions often illuminate interdisciplinary connections between the visual arts and performance, fashion, music and writing in the Twin Cities arts community. In addition to representing established artists whose work is already in the homes and businesses of discerning collectors, the gallery mentors emerging artists demonstrating tremendous prowess and promise. A collectors’ gallery that works closely with its represented artists, Kolman & Pryor invites you to discover the most singular artistic voices working in Minnesota today.
Gallery Principal and Co-owner, Anita Sue Kolman 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, 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.
Co-owner Patrick Kemal Pryor 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.Studio Number: 395