Front of the House (2015)

Patricia Healy McMeans

Ten Chances | Founder & Coordinator

Patricia Healy McMeans from Minneapolis Minnesota U.S. currently lives and studies in Edinburgh. She is an artist, writer, curator, and sometime independent editor and publisher of projects taking the form of books and other printed matter. She taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design for ten years, and has collaborated much in the past 6 years: with the good folks at Art of This gallery in south Minneapolis, Katinka Galanos to run the Duets Series at formerly Quincy Street Projects, and Christopher dela Pole to curate and produce Pay Attention: GM08, the first large survey exhibition of the Greater Minneapolis emerging contemporary art scene.

She traveled and taught college art courses on Semester at Sea, the Summer Voyage 2009, which explored the Mediterranean. She also co-curated the international travelling exhibition 8x8x8 MSP/LON/NYC in 2006-07 which journeyed both the work and its 24 artists from Minneapolis to London and then New York over an 18-month duration. Her most recent project in 2011 was titled NOT-BOOK: This Is Not a Book, a 102-page plus enchanced CD pulication that involved several artists in the Ten Chances, No Hustle experimental urban artists' residency.

Considering herself primarily an artist, her strategies continue to place the artist first and create opportunities for artists to move.