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Jim Denomie (Franconia MN) was born in Hayward WI. Primarily a painter, he also has worked with ink and oil pastel drawings, printmaking, photography and found-object sculpture. In 1995, Denomie received a BFA degree from the University of Minnesota. Since then, he has shown extensively in the U.S. and in Germany in numerous group and solo exhibitions. He has work in the permanent collections of the Heard Museum in Phoenix and the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, among other prominent museums and public and private collections. Denomie's work has been included in local and national publications, and he is the recipient of several grants and awards. In 2005, Denomie completed a task of painting at least one painting a day, for one year. Much of the work was showcased in the exhibition New Skins at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2007, and he was named one of City Pages Artist of the Year for 2007.