I was born in 1944 in Chicago. My father was an immigrant from Norway and my mother was a farmer's daughter from the upper penisula of Michigan, she grew up in a family that spoke Finn and couldn't live without a sauna. I was a student at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago for four years at the time it seemed like the school was over run with fairies. The I went to school in Oakland at the California College of Arts and Crafts to stay out of harm's way (Vietnam era). I got a MFA in 1968 and moved to the city of Minneapolis where I taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 1969 until 1986-7 after that I was an indepedent contractor, and a pauper.I organised the Artpolice publication between 1974-1994 at which point I had no capital to continue .I have done several exhibitions in the states and Europe. I think one thing I'ved done is continue to work on my art. I write a little and I do not teach anymore. I live with my wife Pam in S.W.Minneapolis hoping for the best and ready for the worst.