Life Is Art is a body of work that represents Connie Minowa as an artist. The work is based in storytelling about our spiritual and emotional journey, defining beauty and awe in nature, and exploring abstract and impressionist realms to symbolize states of being.
A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Connie’s passion started at an early age, focusing on the arts and humanities in her early years. Themes of her paintings and jewelry include the natural environment, philosophy, and the human conditions of love, loss, hope, and gratitude. Her work focuses on the deep emotional and spiritual realms of human existence in two-dimensional form. “Even though I work intentionally, from life, tradition, and innovation, I feel creatively at my best when I focus on a heart/mind to hand communication guided by the unconscious and the energies that be.”
Connie has been featured on National Public Radio, Minnesota Parent, and the Wall Street Journal. When not creating in the studio, Connie is with family or working on environmental health and sustainability issues through her own non-profit organization, the Earthology Institute and Retreat Center, and can be found working as a live painter and performer with the internationally known band Cloud Cult.