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Josie Osborne

  • Teaching Faculty IV, First Year Program


MFA, Graphics (Printmaking), UW-Madison
BFA, Art (Painting and Drawing), UW-Milwaukee


Josie Osborne is a visual artist and Senior Lecturer in Art and Design at UW-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts. She also curates and co-curates exhibitions including Quiet at Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Marks and Conversions: The Graphic Work of Judy Pfaff and Squeak Carnwath, at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design recently co-curated Miller and Shellabarger: Hiding in the Light and Inova Gallery. She is engaged in the Milwaukee Arts Community, serving on boards and advisory committees for Arts non-profits including 12 years on the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. Osborne received two Mary Nohl Suitcase Fund grants for a traveling exhibition of her work and a studio residency in Spain. As an administrator and Art Education advocate she has co-written a funded grant and is currently co-PI for ArtsECO programming that supports Art Education students and teachers in Milwaukee.

In recent years her art activism has increased as well. She is a member of the activist artist group Art Build Workers, using art to partner with and support social justice-oriented organizations and causes.