A K Dayton

A K Dayton

Minneapolis, MN, United States

About A K Dayton

I am a Minnesota-based artist working in a variety of media. I particularly focus on photography, painting, and mixed media collage. Much of my work draws on the natural landscapes of the midwestern United States. In particular, my art depicts the wide open skies and muted colors of the midwestern plains, and the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and the Gunflint Trail, especially the region affected by the Ham Lake fire of 2007. My paintings and photographs are in many private collections throughout the United States and abroad. I accept commissions for projects that are consistent with my aesthetic approaches to art.

I live part time in Minneapolis and part time on the Gunflint Trail in far northern Minnesota, less than a mile from the Canadian border.





Highway 61



University of Kansas; University of Michigan. Bloomington Center for the Arts; Grand Marais Art Colony. Mentorship, Hazel Belvo, 2013-present.



Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault, MN: May-June 2017. Solo Exhibition, "Contemporary Landscapes" (paintings)

Haute Dish, Minneapolis, MN: April-July 2017. Solo Exhibition, "Contemporary Landscapes" (paintings).

Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, MN: February 2017: Solo Exhibition, "Abstract Expressionist Landscapes" (paintings)

UBS Bank, St. Paul, MN, October 10-December 15, 2016: Solo Exhibition, “Recent Landscapes” (paintings)

Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, MO, October 7-November 25, 2016: Group Exhibition, "Visions of the Flint Hills" (paintings)

Cherokee Park United Church, St. Paul, MN, October 3-November 15, 2016. Solo Exhibition, "Recent Works" (paintings)

Phoenix Theater, Minneapolis, MN, August 21-November 18, 2016. Group Exhibition, "Recent Works" (paintings)

Nighthawks/Birdie, Minneapolis, MN: June 20-Sept. 18, 2016. "Abstract Landscapes" (paintings)

St. Paul Art Crawl, Rossmore Building, St. Paul, MN: April 22-24, 2016 (paintings and photography)

Kramer Gallery, The Kenwood, Minneapolis, MN: Solo Exhibition, April-May 2016 (paintings)

Northeast United Methodist Church, Minnepolis, MN: Solo Exhibition, "Winter", February-April 2016 (paintings)

42nd Northern Lights Juried Show, White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, MN: Group Exhibition. March-April 2016 (painting).

48th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, and Wood Juried Show at Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa: Group Exhibition, January-April 2016 (mixed media collage)

Altered Esthetics at the Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN: Group Exhibition, "I AM" (juried), March 2016 (photography)

Grand Marais (MN) Art Colony: Member Show, Oct. 30-Nov. 22, 2015.

Paradise Center for the Arts Heartland Gallery, Faribault, MN: Solo Exhibition, Sept. 2015- Jan. 2016 (paintings)

UCare Sykway Center, Minneapolis, MN: Solo Exhibition, "Recent Paintings and Mixed Media Works". April 2015.

Northeast United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN: Solo Exhibition, "Landscapes, Real & Imagined (Paintings and Photograpy). December 11, 2014-January 12, 2015.

Chiro Center, Minneapolis, MN: Solo Exhibition, "Autumn" (Paintings and mixed media works) November 1-December 11, 2014

Urban Growler Brewery, St. Paul, MN: Solo Exhibition, "Icons" (Photography) July-October 2014

Ely Greenstone Public Art, Ely, MN: Group Exhibition, "Ely Greenstone Juried Art Show" (Paintings) July 5-13 2014

Amore Victoria, Minneapolis, MN: Solo Exhibition, "North Country" (paintings) June 2014-September 2014

Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN: Group Exhibition (juried), "Close to Nature's Heart" (Painting), April 2014-July 2014.

Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN: Group Exhibition (juried), "Cold" (Photography) Dec. 2013-April 2014.

Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN: Solo Exhibition, "Hennepin County, Landscapes" (Photography) Sept.-December 2013

Amore Victoria, Minneapolis, MN: Solo Exhibition, "Minneapolis"(Photography) Aug.-Dec. 2013