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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.
UW Art in the News
A new exhibition from UW–Madison’s Yeohyun Ahn, “Evolving Graphic Design,” will be on view from May 24 – June 24 in the Art Lofts ...read more →
On Saturday, May 14, UW–Madison will celebrate its Spring 2022 Commencement. We are tremendously proud of all of our students — more than 600 ...read more →
At first glance, you might struggle to guess what material Michael Velliquette uses to create his intricate sculptures. His pieces seem like small-scale architectural ...read more →
Artist Victoria Charleson is “a stigma warrior.” For as many years as she can recall, she has struggled with co-occurring mental illnesses, searching for ...read more →
Faisal Abdu’Allah, a professor and the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art at UW–Madison, is a printmaker and a trained barber whose artworks explore ...read more →
Tandem Press is pleased to host “Somewhere Between,” a thesis exhibition by Carley Schmidt, an MFA candidate in the School of Education’s Art Department and current Tandem ...read more →
Wrong’s Let Me Hear Your Body Talk pairs artists Joey Fauerso and Gyan Shrosbree in a dialoguing contrast of dayglo and black and ...read more →
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department is Hiring! Apply now for our Instructional Tech position!
For immediate release: April 6, 2022 We are seeking a candidate with extensive training and/or experience in facility and equipment management, in the following ...read more →
From glass-blowing to weaving to hip-hop dance, the arts took center stage during the inaugural Arts Crawl, from Thursday March 31, to Saturday, April ...read more →
Tandem Press is hosting “Dream House,” a master of fine arts thesis exhibition by UW–Madison student Katelyn St. John, who is a Tandem Press project assistant. ...read more →
Last week over 500 artists from around the world — including from Canada, Poland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Italy, and New Zealand — ...read more →
There’s another word for art in Madison this month: Prints. Print exhibitions are happening everywhere throughout the city, from museums and galleries to academic ...read more →
May 24 – June 24
Closing Reception: Friday, June 24 @ 6pm, Art Lofts Gallery
Symposium: Thursday and Friday, June 24 and 24, 12-6pm, Hybrid and Art Lofts Conference Room, Art Lofts, 111 N Frances St, 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.
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
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, email@example.com
AIGA UW-Madison Chapter, Madison, WI
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Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Colloquium
Visiting Artist Colloquium: University of Wisconsin-Madison MFA Candidates Ashley Goodwyn, Barbara Justice, and Elizabeth Sheeler
Wednesday, April 27 @ 5 – 6:15pm Humanities 2650 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Our graduate students earning their Masters degrees will present their interdisciplinary work to the public. Explore their body of art, three-years in the making through the development of a rigorous ...read more →
Wednesday, April 20 @ 5 – 6:15pm Humanities 2650 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Chris Larson is a multi-media artist who engages his imagination in a number of different artistic disciplines, including sculpture, photography, drawing and filmmaking. What results is art that often makes ...read more →
Wednesday, April 13 @ 5 – 6:15pm Humanities 2650 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt, PhD in Dance from University of Roehampton, UK, is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker and teacher. She is the current Head of the Master’s programme in Contemporary Dance Education ...read more →
Wednesday, April 6 @ 5 – 6:15pm Humanities 2650 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Brenda Baker & Bird Ross are Madison-based socially engaged artists working in multiple media, including painting, sculpture, installation and textiles, who show their work locally, nationally and internationally. The creation ...read more →
Wednesday, March 30 @ 5 – 6:15pm Humanities 2650 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks A native New Yorker, Jonathan Calm is a visual artist who works in photography, video, installation and performance. His earlier work primarily focused on the socio-cultural, historical and geopolitical imprint ...read more →
Wednesday, March 23 @ 5 – 6:15pm Humanities 2650 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks With an aptitude for problem solving and a sensitivity towards materials, Vivian Chiu utilizes continuous deconstruction and reconstruction to create optical sculptures and explore ideas of visibility and perception. Chiu ...read more →
Wednesday, March 9 @ 5 – 6:15pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Carrie Iverson is a printmaker and glass artist who often combines both media into multi-part installations. She strongly believes in the importance of art in public spaces, and has created several large-scale ...read more →
Wednesday, March 2 @ 5 – 6:15pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Jean Laurenz an eclectic musician who loves variety and collaboration and a vocalist and stage performer who enjoys multi-dimensional artistic performances which combine theater, singing, trumpet, and visual arts. As a performer, Laurenz ...read more →
Wednesday, February 23 @ 5 – 6:15pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Madison-based artist Jason Ruhl works predominantly in print-based media, taking fragmented pieces of graphic ephemera and reworking them into simplified, enigmatic images. Ruhl received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and ...read more →
Wednesday, February 16 @ 5 – 6:15pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Jen Delos Reyes is a ‘farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts’, educator, writer, and radical community arts organizer. She is defiantly optimistic, a friend to all birds, and proponent that ...read more →
Wednesday, February 9 @ 5 – 6:15pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks The work of Rubens Ghenov lies at the intersection of fact and fiction where painting, storytelling and sound comprise the preponderance of his work. Both their vernacular and potential inexorably constitute the ...read more →
Wednesday, February 2 @ 5 – 6:15pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks Brian Kakas is an American sculptor that has been working within the ceramic art field for more than 15 years, expanding the historic formal vocabulary through an innovative construction process and engaging ...read more →
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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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