2014-2015 Exhibitions & Events

re-imaging-lampRe-Imagining - Re-Imaging
September 23 - February 14
Brooks Stevens Gallery of Industrial Design
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25, 6 - 8 p.m.

This innovative and interactive exhibition is curated by MIAD students, and displays 18 artifacts from MIAD's design collection, with each curator choosing three items. Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to respond to these objects, through writing, renderings, by creating new works of art or design, and more. These new works will become part of the display for an unspecified period of time. Re-Imagining - Re-Imaging is a very open-ended structure, open to both casual visitors as well as more involved individual investigations and class projects. 

Student curators include Stephanie Gage, Kayle Karbowski, Cody Powers and Tom Roberts. 

pixy-heels-webEngendered
January 16 - March 7
Frederick Layton Gallery
Opening Reception: Gallery Night, Friday, January 16, 5 - 9 p.m.

Engendered gathers a group of established artists and writers - international, national and local - to raise awareness of feminism's cultural contributions in an approachable and relevant way.

Engendered engages the contemporary experience of personal identity through artwork that addresses our relationship to the modern body. Each artwork voices the intriguing and often complicated dynamics of gender identity, and the societal structures in which those identities are forged, grounded and resisted. The bedroom and the body take center stage, creating a space in which the subordinate experience becomes empowered. It strives to ignite further action and dialogue about the inequalities that touch each of our lives, and the strategies through which we negotiate those challenges.

Curated by MIAD Faculty and current Pfister Artist in Residence Niki Johnson. The more than 20 exhibiting artists include local artists Tyanna Buie, Tara Bogart, Emily Belknap '07 and international artists Henrique Oliveria, Luiz Philippe and Anders Krisar.

MIAD 2015 Senior Exhibition
April 17 - May 9
All MIAD Galleries
Opening Reception: Gallery Night, Friday, April 17, 5 - 9 p.m.
Gallery Day Conversations, Saturday, April 18, 1 - 5 p.m.

Wallway & Perspectives Galleries
Ongoing
Wallway Gallery, first floor; Perspectives Gallery, second floor

MIAD's Wallway Gallery and Perspectives Gallery house continuously evolving exhibits curated and created by students and alumni focused in Sculpture (Wallway) and Photography (Perspectives). Both galleries are an important place of contemplation, poised between the MIAD classroom and the art world beyond. 

Previous Exhibitions and Events

 

Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale
blick-logoEdgy Meets Elegant
December 4 - 6
Fourth Floor Gallery
Sponsored by: Blick Art Materials
Media Sponsor: M, Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine

 

Preview Party: Thursday, December 4, 6 - 9 p.m., $20
Friday, December 5, 5 - 9 p.m., Free
Saturday, December 6, 12 - 5 p.m., Free

 

Student Holiday Art Sale
December 4 - 6
East Gallery

 

Dates and times coincide with the Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale

 

vital-tech-elicit-webVital Technology
October 17 - December 6
Frederick Layton Gallery
Opening Reception: Gallery Night, Friday, October 17, 5 - 9 p.m.

Vital Technology, a duo exhibition with Milwaukee-based artists Bryan Cera and Nathaniel Stern, uses digital media to invite an exploration of movement as thinking and feeling. The show encompasses large-scale interactive installations - incorporating such technology as body- and motion-tracking, 3D scanning and printing, gesture recognition, and more - as well as more traditional art objects, and process documentation that come out of Cera and Stern's interactive studio practices.

The artists ask how our ongoing relationships to digital culture continuously change what we move and think and feel.
(Image: Nathaniel Stern, elict, from Body Language, interactive installation)

From Here to There to Here
September 4 - October 3
East Gallery and River Level Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 3, 6 - 9 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, September 3, 7:30 p.m. 

Led by distinguished faculty members Kim Miller and Jason S. Yi, students exhibit their work created and inspired from their participation in the Thailand International Study Abroad Program.

fac-exh-14---grudz-webMIAD Faculty Exhibition 
August 19 - October 4
Frederick Layton Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 3, 6 - 9 p.m.

Featuring the innovative work of MIAD's talented and diverse art & design faculty. This biannual exhibition has long been a favorite of audiences in the MIAD and Milwaukee communities. Exhibiting artists include Shana McCaw & Brent Budsberg, Kim Miller and Paul Caster, among others. (Image: Bruce Grudzinski)

Swim Team Presents - Drawing Through Media
July 25 - September 5
Entrance Gallery  

Swim Team Presents is an annual pulse of work being created in Milwaukee that pushes contemporary conversations within the immediate community and the Midwest. Drawing Through Media features the work of both local and national BFA students. The exhibition explores drawing as primary, raw and embedded within all forms of visual art. The works, though varying in materials and dimensionality, are related by a common line that is drawn through media.

Swim Team is a student/alumni-run curatorial group in Milwaukee that provides accessibility toward a new type of discourse about fine art & design within various communities in the Midwest. Image on right by Jasmine McMasters '15.