In Todd Hebert: Selected Works 1999–2014, Plains Art Museum presents a 15 year survey of paintings and works on paper made by native North Dakotan Todd Hebert, who teaches in the Department of Art and Design at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Hebert is drawn to temporal subjects and seasonal motifs because they are accessible to different audiences and can be interpreted on multiple levels. He believes activities like sports and the holidays are occasions for social bonding, but they are also occasions where thoughts and values tussle and sometimes clash. While Hebert executes his paintings with acrylic using traditional brush and airbrush techniques, he makes his works on paper with an array of art media.
The artist has achieved strong national attention for his work. After earning a BFA from the University of North Dakota (1996), he received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design (1998). Hebert has been a fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the Neuberger Berman Collection, New York. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and is represented by Devin Borden Gallery in Houston and Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe Gallery in New York. In 2012, Hebert returned to North Dakota to become an assistant professor of art at UND.