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Breathless: Works by Jean Holmgren

October 12, 2018November 4, 2018

On view: October 12 – November 4

Reception: Friday, November 2, 6 – 8pm

Holmgren’s solo exhibition powerfully chronicles the artist’s journey with heart complications, heart surgery, and recovery. Her book, Breathless: Heart Failure Illustrated, will also be available for sale at the exhibition.

About Jean Holmgren
After teaching at Memphis College of Art for about 20 years as an Adjunct Instructor for Illustration, Jean Holmgren joined the college faculty full-time as Assistant Professor during the Fall 2016 semester. She completed her MFA in Drawing and Painting at MCA in 1989. Over the years, Jean has taught numerous classes in Illustration, Typography, Digital Foundations and Graphic Design. In addition to teaching, Jean has also worked and freelanced for many companies in Memphis and nationally in various roles, as Associate Creative Director at Patterson Graham Design Group, Assistant Art Director at Walker and Associates, and freelancing Illustration locally and nationally. Jean has exhibited her artwork widely in the Memphis area, and regularly donates artwork in support of community organizations, including the Memphis Child Advocacy Center’s annual Works of Heart auction.

Gallery Hours
MCA Alumni Gallery hours are as follows: Weekdays from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m, Saturdays from 9 a.m.–4 p.m, and Sundays from noon-4 p.m.



October 12, 2018
November 4, 2018
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Memphis College of Art


Rust Hall – Alumni Gallery

1930 Poplar Avenue




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