Ae Blog

April 2, 2016 - 10:05am

Lauren Bina, Evolved Specimen X

Artwork by Lauren Bina, Evolved Specimen X

Lauren Bina and Woody Stauffer have been selected as Ae Featured Artists for Fabled Mechanisms. Their uniquely creative artwork and interpretations of the exhibition's theme highlight the curious and experimental nature of the show. Later this month we will feature both artists with interviews. 

March 27, 2016 - 2:59pm

Altered Esthetics is proud to annouce the following artists that have been accepted to exhibit in Fabled Mechanisms, our upcoming group exhibition opening in late April. Art on exhibit will represent various mediums and explore natural, imaginary and/or mechanical environments. 

Exhibition Dates:

April 29-May 31, 2016

Opening Reception:

March 27, 2016 - 2:40pm
March 3, 2016 - 8:45am

By Jes Reyes / Video shot and edited by Hannah Nemer

Ae Featured Artist Jen Chilstrom invites us into her home. While we meet with her she shares on camera how her work connects to the natural world and why points of inspiration can be personally transforming. 

February 29, 2016 - 12:45pm

By Jasa McKenzie / Edited by Jes Reyes / Video shot and edited by Hannah Nemer


Hannah Nemer and Jasa McKenzie meet with Ae Featured Artist Jane Christenson at The Show gallery in St. Paul. Jane shares on camera her artistic process. 


Mean Looking Biker Person, Jane Christenson, Digital Photography

February 23, 2016 - 9:42am

By Jasa McKenzie / Edited by Jes Reyes

Tramika LaBranche is an artist who surpasses the barrier of language through art. Her work addresses topics such as sexuality, gender, and concerns that relate to how people of color (PoC) are depicted in different facets of the world. In this interview, Tramika describes how her work is never complete until it inspires conversation. “My work mainly deals with portrayal of PoC from the LGBTQIA+ community who have been murdered for being different, my homeland Haiti and our struggles.”

February 23, 2016 - 9:40am

Written by Jasa McKenzie / Edited by Jes Reyes

In this interview Rayna Hernandez, Ae Featured Artist to exhibit in I AM, tells Jasa McKensie about how she searches the complexities of the amalgam facets of her identity. She surges her ideas into performance and installation art and incorporates contemporary Native perspectives into these mediums. 

February 11, 2016 - 7:07pm

By Jasa McKenzie, Hannah Nemer, and Jes Reyes

Ae presents a video profile on artist Susan Hensel, a Featured Artist for our upcoming group show, I AM, an exhibition exploring identity through the self-portrait. 

January 30, 2016 - 7:12pm

By Jes Reyes

From being a painter to a pastry chef to a tattoo artist to herself, art is in everything that Heather Kim does. In this interview Heather speaks to her art-filled life, her experience co-curating with Altered Esthetics, and offers us insight into her artistic process. 

January 26, 2016 - 9:51pm

Altered Esthetics is proud to announce accepted artists for our upcoming self-portrait exhibition. The show opens on March 4, 2016. This exhibition is organized as part of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. From January to March 2016 the Takeover will include over thirty arts and cultural organizations in Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding cities.