Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson

Portrait of Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson


Ph.D., University of Minnesota
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Professor of Liberal Arts, Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society. Her dissertation was titled Design for Living: German and Swedish Design in the Early Twentieth Century.

She has a Fil.Lic. in art history from Lunds University in Sweden, where she focused on contemporary art and social consciousness, specifically in the work of Adrian Piper, David Hammons, and Glenn Ligon. She was brought to Sweden on a Fulbright scholarship for a project centered on Swedish Emigration to Minnesota. She also holds an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Gasterland-Gustafsson is currently the head of costume design for Out on a Limb Dance, chairs the board at Soo Visual Art Center, and serves on the Second Shift Studio Space board. She collaborates with local artists on various projects involving both writing and making.