Summer 2022 classes at UW Art begin May 23rd!

From online to onsite courses, many are open to beginners, non-art majors, and special students. Plan your Summer Now!

Summer 2022 classes at UW Art begin May 23rd!

From online to onsite courses, many are open to beginners, non-art majors, and special students. Plan your Summer Now!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.

This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. We respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.

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Evolving Graphic Design

Evolving Graphic Design

May 24 – June 24

Closing Reception: Friday, June 24 @ 6pm, Art Lofts Gallery

Symposium: Thursday and Friday, June 24 and 24, 12-6pm, Hybrid (registration required) and Education Building, Room 159, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI

Location: Art Loft Gallery and Backspace Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 111 N Frances St, Madison, WI

For many years, graphic design was largely a predominantly white and European-centric field rooted in the Bauhaus and print design principles. But visual design education is rapidly shifting from a Western, print-centric area to a diverse, global one that eagerly employs emerging technology. This exhibition showcases evolving graphic design education, research, and techniques beyond print, crossing boundaries among creative coding, 3D printing, guerrilla projection, speculative design, performative sound, data visualization, human-centered design, augmented reality with activism, inclusive graphic design, and cultural identity impacted by globalization.

Participating Exhibitors:
Yeohyun Ahn, Assistant Professor, UW-Madison
Dori Griffin, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Heather Quinn, Assistant Professor, Washington University in St.Louis
Christ Hamamoto, Assistant Professor, California College of the Arts
Moon Jung Jang, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
Mia Cinelli, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, University of Kentucky,
Pouya Jahanshahi, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Oklahoma Sate University
Lisa Maione, Assistant Professor, Kansas Art Institute.
Ting Zhou, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Justin Lincoln, Associate Professor, Whitman College
Alex Braidwood, Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Taekyeom Lee, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Archana Shekara, Associate Professor, Illinois State University
Adam DelMarchelle, Assistant Professor, Wilson College
Mihyun Kim, Assistant Professor, Texas State University
Hairi Han, Associate Professor, Benedictine University
Jing Zhou, Associate Professor, Monmouth University
Visakh Menon, Adjunct Professor, (CUNY) NY City College of Technology
Henrique Nardi, lecture at UW-Madison
Ben Evjen, Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design, University of Nebraska, Lincoln,
Miriam Martincic, Assistant Teaching Professor of Graphic Design, Iowa State University,
David Versluis, Emeritus Professor of Art (Graphic Design), Dordt College
Roy R. Behrens, Emeritus Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar, University of Northern Iowa

Exhibition Sponsors:
The New Art School, International
Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA), UW-Madison
Department of Art, School of Education, UW-Madison
Computer Sciences Department, School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences, UW-Madison
Global Engagement Office, School of Education, UW-Madison
Prof. Li-Ching Ho, Director,
AIGA UW-Madison Chapter, Madison, WI

Evolving Graphic Design


Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Colloquium

Come visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department!

Tours are now available by appointment, view our upcoming Art Department events for prospective students at Visit Bucky:

Carefully read the event information and COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Visitor Agreement before your visit.

Arts at UW

Did you know?

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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