Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Peter Antor

Peter Antor received his MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Grand Valley State University in 2011.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Gina Litherland

Gina Litherland’s fantastical figurative paintings combine memory, the imprint of childhood, the natural world and cultural experiences that often converge and recombine in a passing moment in our daily experience.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: William Estrada

William Estrada grew up in California, Mexico, and Chicago. His teaching and art making practice focus on addressing inequity, migration, historical passivity and cultural recognition in under- represented communities.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Suzanne Lacy

Suzanne Lacy is a visual artist whose prolific career includes performances, video and photographic installation, critical writing and public practices in communities.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Allen Morris

Allen Morris is a Milwaukee-based photographic artist and Associate Lecturer of Photography at the Peck School of Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: LaNia Sproles

LaNia Sproles is a 2019 Nohl Fellow who lives and works in the segregated city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work spans several disciplines including printmaking, drawing, and collage.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kris Sanford

Kris Sanford lives is an assistant professor at Central Michigan University. She has exhibited work nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, London, Miami, and New York.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Carrie Moyer

Carrie Moyer is an artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited widely, in both the US and Europe. Museums shows include the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and a traveling survey, Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny,  that originated at the Tang Museum in 2013.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Anna Walker

Anna Walker is Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) where she is responsible for exhibition, research and publication, the proposal of acquisitions, and development of long-term collections strategy.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Arielle Romano

Arielle Romano is a Milwaukee-based Painter who is pursuing her MFA at UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. She is a recent graduate from UW-Parkside where she earned her BFA in 2018.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Celeste Contreras

Celeste Contreras is a Xicana - Indigenous artist who works in mixed mediums to share stories of ceremony, culture and tradition. Her work includes illustrations, print, book arts and animation.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Rain Harris

Milwaukee, WI
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Rain Harris is a sculptor and installation artist who was born in Oakland, CA and currently lives in Kansas City, MO. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from The Ohio State University.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: David Antonio Cruz

Milwaukee, WI
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David Antonio Cruz is a multidisciplinary artist and a Professor of the Practice in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jessica Thornton

Milwaukee, WI
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Jessica Thornton is an artist, illustrator, printmaker and community organizer based in Palmer, Alaska. She was born in Åbo, Finland and raised in Huizen, the Netherlands.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lara Shipley

Milwaukee, WI
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Lara Shipley is an American photographer. Her work has appeared in notable exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, GuatePhoto International Photography Festival in Guatemala, the Benaki Museum in Greece and a recent solo exhibition at the international photography festival Cortona on the Move, in Italy.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Shannon Molter

Milwaukee, WI
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Shannon Molter holds a BFA from the Peck School of the Arts in both Fiber Art and Art Education, with an Honors College certificate in Philosophy.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: David Clemons

Milwaukee, WI
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David Clemons was born in El Paso, Texas and spent much of his life in Austin, Texas. Initially he began his undergraduate career attending Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, pursuing a degree program for Biology Art.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Katrina Andry

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A native of New Orleans, LA, Katrina Andry received an M.F.A in printmaking in 2010. She currently lives and works in New Orleans where she maintains a studio. Andry’s work is often in dialogue with the viewer, asking them to confront their own race and gender biases and to consider how it affects the quality of life of their community writ large.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Valaria Tatera

Milwaukee, WI
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Valaria Tatera is a visual artist whose work investigates the intersection of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and the environment. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Tatera explores self- identity and contemporary Indigenous issues such as the environment, sovereignty, and the co-opting of imagery.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ck Ledesma

Milwaukee, WI
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Ck Ledesma is a transdisciplinary artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico, living in the diaspora in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Besides art practices, they are passionate about serving their community and the liberation of all BIPOC people.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lorena Molina

Milwaukee, WI
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Lorena Molina is a Salvadoran multidisciplinary artist and educator. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. Through the use of photography, video, performance, installation art, she explores identity, intimacy, pain, and how we witness the suffering of others.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Carlos Barberena

Milwaukee, WI
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Carlos Barberena is a Nicaraguan self-taught Artist / Printmaker based in Chicago, where he runs the printmaking projects: Bandolero Press & La Calaca Press. He is also a member of the Instituto Grafico de Chicago.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kynita Stringer-Stanback

Milwaukee, WI
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Kynita Stringer-Stanback is an Information Activist / Sociology Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she provides engaging liaison services in collaboration with the BlackStudies/Sociology departments and to students in support of developing their awareness of the complex scholarly information environment.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Angie Piehl

Milwaukee, WI
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Angela Piehl is a cross-disciplinary artist whose work addresses luxury, accumulation, and alienation from Nature. Piehl has exhibited widely, in national, international, juried and invitational exhibitions.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Arielle Romano

Arielle Romano is a Milwaukee-based Painter who is pursuing her MFA at UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. She is a recent graduate from UW-Parkside where she earned her BFA in 2018.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Mary Flanagan

Milwaukee, WI
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Mary Flanagan has exhibited internationally at venues such as The Guggenheim New York, Tate Britain, Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia Lisbon, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, NeMe Arts Center, Cyprus, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Spain, Museum of Fine Arts Cologne, and the 2002 Whitney Biennial of American Art.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Arijit Sen

Milwaukee, WI
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Arijit Sen is an architect and vernacular architecture historian who writes, teaches and studies urban cultural landscapes. His research includes studies of South Asian immigrant landscapes in North America.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melanie Ariens

Milwaukee, WI
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Melanie Ariens is multi disciplinary artist, environmental advocate and volunteer community coordinator with a diverse knowledge-base and creative skills set that allows her to design and manage projects in organized, creative and upbeat manner.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Hiroko Yamada

Milwaukee, WI
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Hiroko Yamada is a Japanese born studio artist and owner of the HYART Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied art metal and jewelry and currently serves as an honorary fellow.

Makers! 22 Annual Juried + Sculpture 22 Student Exhibitions

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

A “best of” exhibition highlighting award winning jewelry and metalwork, sculpture and digital fabrication projects from rising student artists in the Peck School of the Arts.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: HC Dunaway Smith

Milwaukee, WI
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H. C. Dunaway Smith is a mixed reality artist that blends storytelling, illustration, animation, sound design, and the physical world into immersive art experiences. Her paintings combine with lyrical branching narratives to create otherworldly interactive experiences that blur the line between art and audience.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Antonius-Tín Bui

Milwaukee, WI
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Antonius-Tín Bui (they/them/theirs pronouns) is a spontaneous shapeshifter and poly-disciplinary artist with roots all over the country. They play in the realms of hand-cut paper, community engagement, performance, and soft sculpture to visualize hybrid identities and histories that confront the unsettling present.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ricardo Levins Morales

Milwaukee, WI
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Ricardo Levins Morales (he/him pronouns) is an artist and organizer based in Minneapolis. He uses his art as a form of political medicine to support individual and collective healing from the injuries and ongoing reality of oppression.

Art & Design MFA Exhibition: Echoes in Time

INOVA Gallery at Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Celebrate with our graduating MFA artists, who exhibit their finest work and share their creative journeys.

BA / BFA Exhibitions and Reception

Kenilworth Square East 4th Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The Department of Art and Design will host the Spring 2022 BA / BFA Exhibition at Kenilworth Square East.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Cobi Moules

Milwaukee, WI
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Cobi Moules is a painter whose work focuses on personal narrative relating to his queer and transgender identity. Reflecting on art historical representation of both portraiture and 19th century American landscape painting, his work often disrupts the historical narratives while seeking inclusion and creating a space for personal significance and a queer presence.

Design and Visual Communication BFA Capstone Exhibition: HOW WE ARE

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The annual Design & Visual Communication BFA exhibition at UWM PECK School of the Arts manifests itself through individuality, equity-centered community projects, and students working collaboratively to find common ground.

Art and Design Open Studios

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Please join the Department of Art and Design and explore the "Kenilworth Square East" galleries and studios. The building is a 6-floor, 500,000-square-foot, industrial artist studio space and home to award-winning graduate students and faculty in Art and Design.

Peck School of the Arts Convocation 2022

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

You are cordially invited to the in-person University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts graduation convocation for Fall 2021, Winterim 2022, Spring 2022 and Summer 2021 baccalaureate and master’s degree recipients. PSOA Convocation will be held on May 21,... Read More

Continuum 2022: Sitelines 42

INOVA Gallery at Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Continuum 2022: Sitelines 42 will present Professor Emerita Leslie Vansen’s studio work, including paintings, produced throughout her forty-two years of teaching at UWM, alongside selected works by about 50 alumni at the KSE Gallery.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Chip Thomas

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Chip Thomas, aka “jetsonorama” is a photographer, public artist, activist and physician who has been working between Monument Valley and The Grand Canyon on the Navajo nation since 1987.

Woven Images 2022

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Exhibition of selected hand woven pieces from Fibers courses in the Department of Art & Design.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Drew Matott

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Drew Matott is a Master Papermaker with an expertise using traditional papermaking as a form of social engagement and community activism across the globe since 2005.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Steve Lambert

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Steve Lambert has worked alongside over 1400 artists and activists, in 16 countries, on 4 continents helping them use creative means to effect power. Trained in the arts, he is known for large scale, public projects that engage new audiences on difficult topics through the social science of comedy, games, theater, and democratic participation.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Sarah Holden

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Sarah Holden received her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jason Yi

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Jason S. Yi, a 2022 recipient of the Mary L. Nohl Established Artist Fellowship, is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, sculpture, drawing, and site-specific installations.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: André Ramos-Woodard

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Raised in the Southern states of Tennessee and Texas, André Ramos-Woodard (they/ them/ he/ him) is a contemporary artist who uses their work to emphasize the experiences of the underrepresented: celebrating the experience of marginalized peoples while accenting the repercussions of contemporary and historical discrimination.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lexy Ho-Tai

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Lexy Ho-Tai's (she/her) multi-disciplinary art and teaching practice explores imaginative and tangible world-building through craft and play.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tyanna Buie

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A Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI native, Tyanna Buie is a visual artist who received her BA from Western Illinois University, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ariana Vaeth

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Ariana Vaeth is a Baltimore-raised artist focused on realism through the self portrait. Graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, she fulfilled an exchange program at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Crossing Over 2022

Arts Center Gallery UWM Theatre Building 2nd Floor | 2400 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI

Please join us for the Crossing Over exhibition showcasing work created by undergraduate Sophomore through Senior students of the UWM Peck School of the Arts, Department of Art and Design who have received a departmental scholarship award in 2022. 

2022 Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Mark your calendars! This November, the Kenilworth Square East Gallery will host the 2022 Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Molly Hassler

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Molly Hassler is an interdisciplinary artist, often embracing collaboration and primarily using drawing and fibers techniques to mine the complex relation between representation and identity as a queer person in the Midwest.

2022 BA/BFA Fall Exhibition

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Join the Department of Art and Design in celebrating the incredibly talented BA and BFA graduating class of Fall 2022.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Emily Belknap

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Emily Belknap is a sculptor with experience in a broad range of craft techniques. She welds metal, carves wood, sews fabric, models clay, and all these processes contribute to her love for the material of the natural world.

UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Design and Visual Communication seniors embarked on a semester-long challenge to develop solutions that help foster healthier cities. The goal is to use design thinking to launch products, services, and community initiatives that can make our cities more equitable, inclusive, sustainable, ecological, and ultimately, whole. Until we can collectively—each and every one of us—participate in the promise of a thriving city, we can’t call it healthy.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kill Joy

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Kill Joy's family is originally from and partly based in the archipelago known as the Philippines and partly in Texas.

Fiber//Form 2023

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Exhibition of selected pieces from Fibers courses in the Department of Art & Design.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Dana Fritz

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Dana Fritz uses photography to investigate the ways we shape and represent the natural world in cultivated and constructed landscapes.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Sasha Stiles

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Sasha Stiles is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist and AI researcher whose work probes what it means to be human in a nearly post-human era.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Barbara Miner

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Barbara Miner is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist, currently in her third year of the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tanekeya Word

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Tanekeya Word (b. 1983, Clarksdale, Mississippi) creates multimedia visual art: paintings, drawings, fine art prints and book art. She is an art educator, cultural arts organizer and scholar based in Milwaukee, WI.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Edie Fake

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Edie Fake’s multi-media work — drawings, paintings, installations, comics, books and zines — has been written about and featured in Artforum, New York Times, The Paris Review, Art News, Art 21, Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, The Comics Journal, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.