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Jeff Rathermel

Jeff Rathermel

Education & Professional History

University of Minnesota, BFA, MFA.

At Carleton since 2003.

Courses Taught This Year

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Art & Art History

Jeff served and worked at Minnesota Center for Book Arts for over 16 years, first as an artist-in-residence, becoming the center's first full-time artistic director in 2004, and later adding executive director duties in 2010. Through his vision and leadership, MCBA became the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind in the world. He left to join Carleton in the summer of 2017 bringing with him not only strong management and curatorial skills but also his passion for education. He has served at numerous institutions in higher education as a visiting or adjunct faculty member, including as a visiting assistant professor at Carleton from 2003-09, teaching classes in book arts and papermaking.

A 1987 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a BS in sociology and public administration, Jeff also holds a MA from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota in public affairs and non-profit management, as well as a BFA and MFA from the University of Minnesota in printmaking and book arts. As a practicing artists, he has exhibited nationally and internationally with his work held in a variety of public and private collections including Yale University, UCLA, Savannah College of Art & Design, Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Walker Art Center.

Perlman Teaching Museum

Jeff Rathermel is the Director and Curator of the Lawrence ’60 and Linda Perlman Teaching Museum.

Jeff served and worked at Minnesota Center for Book Arts for over 16 years, first as an artist-in-residence, becoming the center's first full-time artistic director in 2004, and later adding executive director duties in 2010. Through his vision and leadership, MCBA became the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind in the world. He left to join Carleton in the summer of 2017 bringing with him not only strong management and curatorial skills but also his passion for education. He has served at numerous institutions in higher education as a visiting or adjunct faculty member, including as a visiting assistant professor at Carleton from 2003-09, teaching classes in book arts and papermaking.

A 1987 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a BS in sociology and public administration, Jeff also holds a MA from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota in public affairs and non-profit management, as well as a BFA and MFA from the University of Minnesota in printmaking and book arts. As a practicing artists, he has exhibited nationally and internationally with his work held in a variety of public and private collections including Yale University, UCLA, Savannah College of Art & Design, Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Walker Art Center.

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