Landscape Architecture College of Design


Professor Rebecca Krinke



  • MFA, Massachusetts College of Art
  • BLA, University of Minnesota

Rebecca Krinke has a multidisciplinary art-design practice that encompasses sculpture, installations, public art, site works, and social practice. Her work deals with issues related to place and emotion. Throughout her career, she has always combined teaching with practice; for example, in the Cambridge-Boston area, she worked with Sasaki Associates and the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. She focused on the design of urban public space, while teaching graduate studios in landscape architecture at nearby institutions.

Krinke disseminates her work through permanent and temporary public works and gallery shows. Recent temporary works of public art-design include: Augmented Broadway, Sacramento, CA, 2014; Black Box Camera Obscura, Mpls-St. Paul, 2013-14; What Needs To Be Said?, Mpls-St. Paul, 2012; Flood Stories, Fargo, ND, 2011; and Unseen/Seen: The Mapping of Joy and Pain, Mpls-St. Paul, 2010. Her two-person show with Elaine Rutherford—Undertow—at Roslaux Gallery in January 2013 was a City Pages “Top 10 in the Arts for 2013”.

Krinke has shown her work at national and international venues such as the Walker Art Center, Franconia Sculpture Park, and BV Gallery, Bristol, UK. Krinke is co-convener of the international artist-academic network: Mapping Spectral Traces and a member of the UK-based group PLaCE, an artist-academic collective for place-based practice and research. Krinke is a frequent guest lecturer and critic including University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, (2013), University of Ireland/Maynooth, and University of Ireland/Galway (2012).

Krinke’s published works include Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation where she was both the editor and a contributor (Routledge, 2005). She has chapters in Transcending Architecture: Contemporary Views on Sacred Space, and Architecture, Culture and Spirituality: Contemporary Perspectives on the Nature of the Sacred in the Built Environment.

Krinke is also involved in curatorial projects and experimental University classes such as Kitchen Lab, a two-week summer class with the Walker Art Center on food in the city. She is recognized as a leader in a multidisciplinary teaching/practice, and working with students is a priority in her projects.

Please see Rebecca Krinke’s website.

Teaching Experience

  • University of Minnesota
  • Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Boston Architectural Center


  • Imagine Fund Individual Faculty Award, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Institute for Advanced Study Symposium Award
  • College of Design Teaching Award
  • CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) Award of Recognition (for innovation in teaching and research)
  • Faculty Fellowship Award, Metropolitan Design Center

Recent Works + Activities

  • 2012, October 18–November 17. Mapping Spectral Traces/Minnesota group show, Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis.
  • 2012, June. Co-teacher, with Carl and Betsy DiSalvo, for Kitchen Lab, an interdisciplinary course in social practice for upper level undergrads and grad students. Collaboration between Walker Art Center and University of Minnesota.
  • 2012, May. Drawing Club instructor, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
  • 2012, April 28. Flood Stories participatory public art event. Sponsored by the Plains Art Museum and the City of Fargo.
  • 2012, April. Bodies-Space-Memory group show. Black Box Theater Gallery, Galway, Ireland.
  • 2012, March 10–31. 10th Anniversary group show. Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis.
  • 2012, February 3–April 1. Ossuary, Compendium 2012 group show. Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI.
  • 2011–2011. Field Trip, Silverwood, Silverwood Park, Minneapolis.
  • 2012, March. Visiting artist, College of St. Benedict/St. Johns University, Collegeville, MN.
  • 2011–2012. XXL group show. Burnsville Center for the Arts, Burnsville, MN.
  • 2011, May. Platinum Black group show. Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis.



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