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is committed to teaching art in the context of a major research university and a vibrant intellectual community. Offering the following degrees: B.S., B.F.A., M.A., & M.F.A. in Studio Art, and B.S. in Art Education.

Spotlight video on Lynda Barry



Did you know?

The UW-Madison Art Department is nationally ranked:

          #  1  Printmaking               
          #15  Overall Fine Art Program 
SOURCE:  US News & World Report

Art Education       Art Metals          Book Arts       Ceramics    
Graphic Design    Digital Media      Drawing         Glass/Neon
Installation           Performance      Painting          Papermaking
Photography         Printmaking       Sculpture       Wood   
Theory                  Typography       Video             Comics

BIG TEN(T) UW–Madison Alumni Artist Showcase

October 12 – December 16, 2016 
on the UW–Madison Campus
Rachel Bruya

The BIG TEN(T) project started in June 2016 in Chicago with a small works show and art trade between its members, UW–Madison (“UW”) alumni artists. In September, 60 artists were hosted by alumnus Peter Hopkins at ArtHelix Gallery in New York. The show featured new work by alumni artists spanning the last three decades, including painters, sculptors, printmakers and photographers.


A significant portion of the work from the ArtHelix Gallery show is now presented in the UW–Madison’s School of Education Gallery in the School of Education Building (1000 Bascom Mall, Madison). The gallery is open to the public Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. and the exhibit will be on view until December 16, 2016.



Assistant Professor Lynda Barry (Interdisciplinary Creativity), is a famous cartoonist who hails from Wisconsin. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for nurturing creativity with the University of Wisconsin and the community.

Barry Carlsen

Above: Boundary Layer by Barry Carlsen

About the Curator of BIG TEN(T)

Barry Roal Carlsen received an MFA from the UW in 1983. He worked as a graphic designer for UW for 30 years. Carlsen has also been a visiting lecturer in the UW–Madison Art Department since 1990 and he currently teaches lithography in the department. Carlsen lives in Madison and has regularly shown his art across the country and in Europe since graduation. His work is in the collections of individuals, universities, corporations and museums including the Chazen Art Museum, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Meriter Hospital, Wisconsin Governor’s Mansion, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Rayovac Corporation and The Progressive Corporation.

The BIG TEN(T) exhibit in Madison is made possible by the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, ArtHelix Gallery and Shim Art Services. Reception courtesy of the UW–Madison Art Department Board of Visitors with support from the UW–Madison Arts Institute and School of Education



Wednesday, September 7

Elaine Scheer

Wednesday, September 14

Wendy Maruyama

Wednesday, September 21

Ariadna Rodriquez & Inaki Alvarez

Wednesday, September 28

Del Harrow

Wednesday, October 5

CJ Pyle

Wednesday, October 12

Bradley Pits

Wednesday, October 19

Minkyu Lee

Wednesday, October 26

Ben Jones

Wednesday, November 2

Sharon Butler

Wednesday, November 9

Swoon (Caldonia Dance Curry)

Wednesday, November 16


Wednesday, November 30

3 Graduate Students

Wednesday, December 7

Brooke Davis Anderson
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