Visual Prayer

KirstenLogoT (1).png

Current Exhibit

February 27, 2022-April 10, 2022

First Universalist

3400 Dupont Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55408

Past Exhibits

December 2021-January 2022

St. Paul's Monastery

St. Paul, MN

February 1-June1, 2021 (Virtual)

University of Minnesota Libraries,

Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies, University of St. Thomas,

Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, St. John's University

click here for link to this Exhibit

click here for link UST's Artist Salon: "Meditation on Visual Prayer", recorded March 2021


December 23, 2020-April 30, 2021

"Prayer Wall" (Part of the "Visual Prayer" Exhibit) Hoedeman Gallery of Sacred Art

Iversen Center for Faith, University of St. Thomas


May 2020 (Virtual)

Jewish Community Center, Minneapolis and St. Paul 

Prayer has been around since the beginning of time.  It is the human connection to a God personally and communally--acknowledging, blessing, asking, thanking, arguing and trying to find spiritual understanding of our existence from our birth to our death. Prayer has been expressed through music, poetry, dance and art. Visual prayer is the creative exploration and expression of prayer through images. Although this is a contemporary concept, there were illustrated and illuminated religious books from the 400 to 600’s CE through the medieval and Renaissance periods. Exploring prayer through different modalities allows us to express our thoughts and feelings creatively. By exhibiting together in our Interfaith Artist Circle, our goal is to find commonality and connectivity between religions and to appreciate and respect our similarities and differences in belief and self-expression.