The Book Arts program, the 2D Painting & Drawing program, and the Woodworking program within the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is interviewing candidates for tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach Undergraduate and Graduate students.

This is your chance to get to know the candidates and their work in advance, hold the following dates for the visiting artist and faculty candidate talks!

All presentations will be 9:30-10:30am at the Art Lofts Conference Room, 111 N Frances St.

KATIE HUDNALL – Woodworking
Monday, March 9

Katie Hudnall is a woodworker, furniture maker, sculptor, illustrator, and an Associate Professor of Furniture Design at the Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI. She received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Furniture Design/Woodworking. She has been the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellowship, the Windgate Wood Residency at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, an Anderson Ranch Residency and most recently a Creative Renewal Fellowship Grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council. Her work has been included in many publications and exhibitions including Studio Furniture: The Next Generation, Crafting A Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft, and Making A Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, March 11

Sylvie Rosenthal maintains a studio practice making furniture on commission, production work for sale online, and sculpture dealing with the intersecting flight patterns of the histories of trade, the intentional and unintentional transplantations that come with it, hybridity, materiality, queer theory, and the natural world. Rosenthal teaches woodworking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Fundamentals of Construction at Madison College’s Construction and Remodeling Program. She received her BFA from The Rochester Institute of Technology, Woodworking and Furniture Design Program in the School for American Crafts, built two houses from the ground up with her mentor Doug Sigler, and received her MFA in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sylvie has been routinely invited as a visiting artist, teacher, and researcher to many schools including San Diego State University (CA), University of Wisconsin Whitewater and Madison (WI), Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Anderson Ranch Arts Center (CO), Australia National University (Canberra, Australia) and Tainan National University of the Arts (Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C.). She has shown nationally at galleries and museums such as The Fuller Craft Museum (MA), The Mint Museum (NC), and the Museum of Art and Design (NYC). She is also on the board of trustees of CERF+, the Artists’ Safety Net.


Ana Garcés Kiley is a painter who uses paint and transparent materials to create multi-layered compositions that, through a play with light, reflection, and shadow, explore simultaneity of image and emptiness. Rejecting the traditional opacity of the canvas, Garcés Kiley employs voile to unveil the complexity of our ephemeral nature. Garcés Kiley has taught at Columbia University, SUNY, and CUNY. She received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from the University of Houston. She is a LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies fellow and the recipient of the Joan Mitchell MFA award, the Kimbrough Fund award from the Dallas Museum of Art, and was awarded a residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts as well as in the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of Art. She exhibits her work throughout the United States and abroad. Originally from Colombia, she currently lives and works in New York City.


Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) is a visual artist and independent curator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. White Hawk’s honest and inclusive painting and sculptural work draws from the breadth of her life experiences, Native and non-Native, urban, academic, and cultural education systems, to starting from center and deepening her own understanding of the intricacies of self and culture, correlations between personal and national history, and Indigenous and mainstream art histories. Recent work in performance, video, and photography focusing on issues of Indigenous language, women’s rights, and the necessity of nurturing cross-cultural relationships, has further developed the driving force of her practice; to encourage conversations that challenge the lack of representation of Native arts, people and voices in our national consciousness while highlighting the truth and necessity of equality and intersectionality. White Hawk earned a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She served as Gallery Director and Curator for the All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis from 2011-2015. Recent support for White Hawk’s work has included 2019 United States Artists Fellowship in Visual Art, 2019 Eiteljorg Fellowship for Contemporary Art, 2019 Jerome Hill Artists Fellowship, 2019 Forecast for Public Art Mid-Career Development Grant, 2018 Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists, 2017 and 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowships, 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, and 2013/14 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship. She has participated in residencies in Australia and Russia and Germany. Her work is in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Tweed Museum of Art, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Akta Lakota Museum among other public and private collections. She is represented by Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis.

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Edgar Serrano is a painter whose work combines the metaphor of art as a window with the social realities of xenophobia in contemporary America. The window works as an allegory for screen culture, cultural translation, the flattening of information, and limitless borders. Serrano is a Lecturer in Painting & Printmaking at Yale University School of Art. He received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art. Serrano’s work has been exhibited widely including, Art & Zimt, Shanghai, China; Bergen Kjøtt Gallery, Bergen, Norway; and Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Vogue México y Latinoamérica, The New Yorker, Art in America, New York Magazine, and Zing Magazine.

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