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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: David Lenz

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

David Lenz is a UW-Milwaukee alumnus (1985) whose work includes meticulously rendered photo-realistic paintings bring to glowing light the faces of inner city kids experiencing joyful moments, a couple on a small subsistence Wisconsin family farm, and his own son Sam, who was born with Downs Syndrome.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Deborah Jojola

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Deborah Jojola’s creative practice connects her tribal lands and history by reviving images from the past and transforming them into symbolic forms for the future.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Della Wells

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee native Della Wells is a self-taught, multi-faceted artist. Born in 1951, Wells has deep roots in the city's art community. In 2016 she, along with Dasha Kelly, were named 2016 Artists of the Year by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Maggie Michael

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wrestling control of her inherently fluid medium, Maggie Michael's work can be seen as reckoning with painting's dual nature, at once dynamic and still. Within individual works she achieves an exquisite tension between those states, but the arc of her career more generally can be seen as a back-and-forth between them

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Rose Curley

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rose Curley will speak on her recent work, a graphic memoir examining the issues surrounding her transracial adoption.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Michelle Angela Ortiz

January 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist/skilled muralist/community arts educator who uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Simon Levin

February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Simon Levin is a visiting artist, lecturer and kiln builder at The China Academy of the Arts in Hangzhou, where he and his apprentices have been bringing a technology that originated in Asia and has evolved in the incubator of the United States back to Asia.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Sang-Mi Yoo

February 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Korean-born, Sang-Mi Yoo’s print media and installations obscure the distinction between perception and reality, past and present, revealing the contradictions of our fixed ways of seeing everyday life and values.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Shane Walsh

February 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

By considering technology, 90’s underground youth culture, and art history, Walsh works to re-construct an image of abstraction that feels appropriate to his time and place.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kyoung Ae Cho

March 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cho has been exhibiting her work extensively in various venues nationally and internationally and is the recipient of numerous awards.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lori Talcott

March 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Talcott's work projects explore the role of jewelry as a rhetorical device, and in this capacity, how it functions as an agent in rituals that negotiate social, temporal, and spiritual boundaries.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Meg Mitchell

March 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Meg Mitchell has shown her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions, at venues such as the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Conner Contemporary, the DC Art Center, the Museum of Applied Art (MAK) in Vienna and the International Waldkunst Zentrum in Germany.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Susie Ganch

April 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ganch's most recent solo exhibitions include TIED at Richmond Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA and Land and Sea at Sienna Patti Contemporary.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Greg Martens

April 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gregory Martens shakes off the pressure to conform, tapping into his early joy of drawing, and filling his prints, artists books, and drawings with the absurd, the demonic, the historical, the political, and cool cars.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Josh MacPhee

April 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, archivist, and a founding member of both the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Interference Archive.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Plug-in Studio

May 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Plug-In Studio (Steve Ciampaglia + Kerry Richardson) is a socially engaged new media art collective that collaborates with adults and youth in diverse Chicago communities.

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