Monday, April 30
Doors 5p, Talks 5:30p

Location: Lecture Hall, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), 227 State St, Madison, WI 53703

  • 10 seven-minute talks by an international group of artists
  • Win original artwork: sign up for the art raffle online or upon arrival
  • Mix & mingle with the artists after the event (singles and couples welcome!)
  • FREE and open to the public
  • Building is ADA accessible with gender inclusive restrooms on-site

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Art is pleased to announce details for SPEED DATING. At 5:30 PM on Monday, April 30 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the public is invited to meet and win artworks by eleven up-and-coming artists currently pursuing their MFA degree in Studio Art at UW–Madison. Each artist or collaborative will deliver a seven-minute presentation on their work, and then select an audience member to win a piece of their artwork through a raffle drawing.

Participating artists include Anwar Floyd-Pruitt,​ Max Hautala​, Kyle Herrera​, Tzu Hwang,​ Mary Ladoni​, James Pederson​, Emily Rudolph​, Simone and Max​, Pranav Sood​, and Kayla Story​. Hailing from India, Iran, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the United States, this international group of artists works across an equally diverse array of forms, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and digital media. Says MMoCA Curator Leah Kolb, “SPEED DATING is a wonderful opportunity for the public to get to know eleven of the city’s talented emerging artists. The diversity reflected in the range of styles and subject matter, as well as the artists’ cultural backgrounds, will undoubtedly provide a dynamic snapshot of contemporary artistic concerns. Plus, the innovative short format of the talks and inclusion of art raffle prizes is bound to make the event all the more fun and engaging.”

Additional information about the artists and SPEED DATING can be found on the Department of Art Graduate Directory and the Facebook event page. Interested members of the public are encouraged to enter their name in an online raffle (or upon arrival) for a chance to win original artwork by one of the ten artists or artist teams. Raffle winners must be present during the event to claim their prize.


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