UW Art in the News
Two artworks were selected for the sculpture pads at the Snowy Range viaduct. The sculptures will be installed for three years, with an install ...read more →
Animal taxidermy is a great deal about art, painting, sculpting, even creating scenery in some scenarios. Although unusual, it should not be surprising that ...read more →
It’s been about six months since Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd. It’s been about six months since protesters began filling the ...read more →
UW–Madison’s Lynda Barry has been honored with Oregon State University’s Stone Award for literary achievement. Barry is an associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity and ...read more →
In one of the most intense drives to register voters ever, the 2020 election saw cities across the country push citizens to have their ...read more →
MADISON, Wis. — A new art show in Madison features works from artists of color. For Margaret LeMay, it started on State Street. She and ...read more →
“We’ve all lost somebody”: Community Altar Project invites Madisonians to celebrate their dead by Natalie Yahr
In any other year, Carolyn Kallenborn would have spent this past week arranging wooden shadow boxes that celebrate the lost loved ones of around ...read more →
At the start of this summer, all Tony Catteruccia knew was “how to spray paint a wall and tattoo skin.” He’d never envisioned his ...read more →
Today we feature DTR contributor Yeohyun Ahn (@yeohyunahn). She is an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design program at the University of Wisconsin in ...read more →
As a tip of the cap to the quagmire that is 2020, artists embodied strength and resilience through their preferred medium in the University ...read more →
CEDAR FALLS — An outdoor public sculpture commemorating women’s suffrage and the passage of the 19th Amendment was dedicated Tuesday in a ceremony at ...read more →
UW-Madison Graphic Design Students Receive BLINK Funding and to produce and display get out the vote poster designs at MMoCA. In anticipation of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, ...read more →
SUPERNOVA: Charlotte and Gene’s Radical Imagination Station Master of Fine Arts Exhibition by Anwar Floyd-Pruitt
October 13 – March 1
Location: Chazen Museum of Art by Appointment, 750 University Ave, Madison, WI
Supernova: Charlotte and Gene’s Radical Imagination Station is a self-portrait, a family memoir, and an Afrofuturist fantasy ode to the title characters, Anwar Floyd-Pruitt’s parents, who have always encouraged him to pursue his passion and live his dreams. The layered, multimedia installation intermixed with reflections, refractions, and abstractions, the interstellar adventure begins with an ornately-framed mirror from his childhood which serves as the vehicle for space exploration and time travel, envisioning Charlotte and Gene as baby astronauts. Colorful patterning blends design motifs from his home, visual elements of his DNA spectrometer analysis, and satellite views of the cosmos, creating a vast tableau and ground for vignettes of his family’s adventures. Recounting the influence of his ancestors, narrating his parents’ life stories, and proposing an open-ended future of our own creation, Floyd-Pruitt’s self-portraits are amalgamations of images and modes of reproduction, remixing his grandparents and his parents to create a multiverse of Him. “I love you mom and dad. You are the brightest stars in my universe.”
Anwar Floyd-Pruitt is the Chazen Museum of Art 2020 Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize winner. Awarded to one graduating MFA candidate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the annual Chazen Prize exhibition prize is offered in collaboration with the Art Department and judged by an outside visiting curator. Renowned curator, author, and historian Glenn Adamson selected this year’s recipient.
November 6 - 12 Instagram Live Walkthrough: Sunday, November 8th, 5pm Artists: Annmarie Suglio, Jorge Ariel Escobar, Ali Deane, Barbara Justice, Kayla Bauer, Lianne Milton, Rita Mawuena Benissan Location: Backspace Gallery A virtual exhibition by the Photo Area...
Wednesday, November 4 @ 7-9pm Artists: Lauren Aria, Aaron Bossen, Jocelyn Chan, Carla Christenson, Jessalyn Mailoa, Annika Neidinger, Noah Siegel, Bre’Annah Stampley, and Brittany Waldinger Location: Outdoor viewing from Lot 91 (Back parking lot of the Art Lofts by W...
We Hope This Show Finds You Well: An exhibition of recent work from the Graduate Printmakers of UW-Madison
Artists: Ash Armenta, Jacob Bautista, Jonathan Byxbe, Juan Dehoyos, Cullen Houser, Maeve Leslie, Monty Little, Sophie Loubere, Roberto Torres Mata, Lesley Numbers, Carley Schmidt, Katelyn St. John, Derick Wycherly In the Fall of 2020, UW-Madison opened it’s doors for...
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The UW-Madison Art Department is:
- #1 in Printmaking
- Ranked among the top 15 Fine Arts MFA programs
- Founded the 1st collegiate Glass program in the U.S.
- 1 of only 5 universities in the nation with a Neon program
Ranking Source: U.S. News & World Report
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ART DEPARTMENT 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, B.S. in Art Education, Certificate in Art Studio, and Certificate in Graphic Design.
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