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About Ruthann Godollei

Godollei teaches printmaking and art theory. Working primarily in the media of prints and drawings she incorporates political and social commentary in pieces with ironic humor. She is in a 2-person exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts MAEP Gallery Aug. 28- Oct. 26, 2008, titled Unconventional Wisdom. She has had a print accepted for the 2008 MN Print Biennial juried national competition. She has twice been commissioned by the Minneapolis Family Housing Fund to create work on the theme of homelessness, now in a touring exhibit. With expertise in all major print processes, Godollei also has research interests in print history, political art, women artists, design, cultural studies and art cars. Godollei's work is in many collections, such as the Belgian Royal Museum of Art, KUMU National Fine Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, Polish National Museum of Fine Arts, Poznan, the Croatian National University Library, the Minnesota Historical Society, Rutgers University and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum in Minneapolis.
B.F.A., Indiana University
M.F.A., University of Minnesota
Godollei has been teaching at Macalester since 1986.


Present DeWitt Wallace Professor and Chair, Art and Art History, Macalester College

Honors and Awards

  • MN State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant
  • Artist's residency, Frans Masereel Centrum for Printmaking, Belgium
  • Special Recognition Award, Union Images 2000
  • Rutgers National '96, Works on Paper, purchase prize
  • Ceativity in Graphic Arts Award, Wills Creek Survey, MD
  • National Merit Scholarship


  • Printmaking
  • Printmaking II
  • Senior Seminar in Art

Contact Information

Macalester College
Art 108
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6229


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Art Works/Exhibitions (76)