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Sheila Held: Craft and Contemporary Art, A Panel Discussion

January 10, 2015

Sheila Held is joined by artists and curators in a discussion about the place of craft in contemporary art.

Eddie Villanueva: Justified

January 10, 2015

2013 Nohl Fellow Eddie Villanueva performs a series of sonic collages that explore contemporary social and art world issues.

BFA & BA Fall Exhibitions

January 21, 2015 - February 1, 2015

The Department of Art & Design presents an exhibition of work from BFA students.

Mateo Tannatt

January 30, 2015 - February 28, 2015

Los Angeles-based artist Mateo Tannatt uses sculpture as a platform that includes performance, video, photography, and painting, creating landscapes of objects and props that are often brought to life by actors and performers.

Artists Now! – Carol Golemboski: Photography and Magic

February 4, 2015

Golemboski’s manipulated, metaphorical images of classic illusions relate photography to the golden age of magic.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

February 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until March 13, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Artists Now! – Ryan Mandell: Shifting Utopia

February 11, 2015

Mandell will discuss his research on historic and contemporary attempts at the formation of Utopian society in the Netherlands via architecture, urban planning and design.

Artists Now! – A. Bill Miller: Revisiting the Gridworks Collection Project Archive

February 18, 2015

A. Bill Miller, an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at UW-Whitewater, will give a general overview of the developments within the Gridworks Collection Project Archive in recent years.

Artists Now! – Nick Tobier: Starts in the Streets

February 25, 2015

Using seemingly utilitarian objects and tasks alongside eccentric objects in everyday places, Tobier’s works offer interruptions as a way to build social situations and to prompt questions of what might be possible.

Artists Now! – Zoe Nelson: Painting Through Absence

March 4, 2015

Nelson will talk about her departure into perpendicular painting and installation and her interest in opening up the site of painting in order to explore sculptural, performative and multi-dimensional possibilities.

MA/MFA Exhibition I

March 6, 2015 - March 26, 2015

Join us for an exhibition of works from students in the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs.

Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene

March 13, 2015 - May 30, 2015

Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene explores sites of environmental change, sharply focusing on the profound impact human industry has made transforming Earth’s essential matter.

Artists Now! – Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Living Between Cultures

March 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Matthew’s work explores her experience of living between cultures – England, India and the United States.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

March 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until April 17, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses! Open to artists of all skill levels!

Artists Now! – Rosa Menkman: Beyond Resolution

April 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Menkman will discuss media protocols and ask the question, “Have we become bad at constructing our own resolutions, or are we just oblivious to resolutions and their inherent compromises?”

First Year Program Exhibitions

April 2, 2015 - April 10, 2015

View the Department of Art & Design’s First Year Program Exhibitions.

Artists Now! – Bob Ebendorf: Jewelry as Personal Adornment

April 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ebendorf will discuss his conceptual approach to jewelry-making and the way it questions the nature of adornment itself.

MA/MFA Exhibition II

April 10, 2015 - April 23, 2015

View the Department of Art & Design’s Spring MA/MFA Exhibition.

Artists Now! – Souther Salazar: Half Imagined/Half Remembered

April 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Through mixed media, found objects and layers of assemblage, Salazar’s work evokes the wonders and imagination that many of us abandoned in childhood.

Metals!15 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 16, 2015 - May 6, 2015

The Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department presents an exhibition of student work.

Artists Now! – Kryssi Staikidis: Two But Not Two: Artistry and Research as Personal and Cultural Narrative

April 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Staikidis’ lecture will focus on her studio practice informed by her scholarly work with Guatemalan Mayan contemporary artists.

Artists Now! – Patricia Olynyk: The Mutable Archive

April 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Olynyk will discuss her creative work, which explores the dialectics of mind and body, human and artificial, and sensing and knowing.

Resolution 2015

May 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015

The UWM Department of Design and Visual Communication presents its Senior Capstone Show.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

May 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 26, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

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