Beth Dow | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Beth Dow


MFA, University of Minnesota

Beth Dow is a Minneapolis-based artist, and teaches photography at Metropolitan State University. She is interested in how we order and experience the world around us, with particular interests in visual perception and how we use photography to mediate experience. Her subjects range from 3D anaglyphs and optical illusions to formal English gardens and North Shore ecology. She works with both traditional and new processes, often mixing the two, and encourages play and experimentation in her classes.

Dow has an MFA in photography from the University of Minnesota, and has received two fellowships from the McKnight Foundation and several artist grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her work has been exhibited around the world and is in several museum collections, including locally at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Beth also works with leather using traditional hand-sewn saddlery processes, and has taught leather workshops at North House Folk School, Penland School of Craft, and the John C. Campbell Folk School.