Wednesday, January 31 @ 5 – 6:15p
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Rm L160

Recent changes have brought an expanded approach and handling of materials to the work. I’m acknowledging my formal training in printmaking and a long career in the graphic arts. Painted works might include oil paint, acrylic paint or encaustic media. Lithographic and other transfer processes often aid in the image creation. The work’s surfaces are built up in a series of applications and removals of the chosen materials. I design and build all frames using a variety of hardwoods. Some works incorporate gilding on the frames or as a substrate under paint.

Barry Roal Carlsen was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska–Omaha and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He currently lives in Madison and divides time between his studio and teaching at the UW and Madison College. Carlsen also often conducts workshops and lectures at universities and art centers.

His work has been exhibited nationally and in Europe. It can be found in private, public, corporate, university and museum collections, including the Chazen Art Museum, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Meriter Hospital, Rayovac Corporation, Sentry Insurance, Progressive Corporation, and the State of Wisconsin.

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