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Art Gallery: Exhibitions

Interface: Meetings of Art & Technology

Interface: Meetings of Art & Technology

January 26 - February 20

Opening Reception: Friday, January 30, 5-8pm (Gallery Talk at 6pm)
Artist Panel Discussion: Thursday, February 12, 6:30pm
more information on discussion here

The UWM Union Art Gallery invites visitors to come be a part of the artwork in Interface: Meetings of Art and Technology. The use of technology is becoming a major part of contemporary art practice. Interface is an exhibition showcasing ways that the fields of art and technology are increasingly intersecting and converging. Including art created when home computers were just emerging, this exhibition highlights the diversity of artistic expression that arises from this merger including a range of visual arts, audio, and performance. Featuring artists with diverse backgrounds from painting to digital media, this exhibit calls attention to the many ways artists are pushing the boundaries of their mediums through the use of technology. Interface not only emphasizes how technology is used to bring together different disciplines of artistic expression, but also shows how it can function as an intermediary between the viewer and the artwork.

Exhibiting Artists Include: Ted Brusubardis, Bryan Cera, Jamal Currie, A. Bill Miller, Don Miller, Leslie Vansen, and UWM student group Decode.


** Free and open to the public! **

artist credit: (homepage) A. Bill Miller, (left) Don Miller

Identity Check: Works in Contemporary Photography

February 27 - March 27

Opening Reception: Friday, February 27, 5-8pm
Artist Panel Discussion: Friday, February 27, 6pm
Artist Lecture: Jess Dugan - Thursday, March 5, 7pm
more information on discussion and lecture here

Join the Union Art Gallery in a visual meditation on identity. Where a person comes from or how they look or act is taken into consideration every day. Assumptions lead to confusion and conflict; categorical misconceptions can breed hostility. A sense of one’s self can be stolen or lost to dominating societal pressure. How do you identify yourself? What does your identity mean to you? What does it mean to others? Everyone is asked these questions. This exhibition aims to present these questions and focus on their endless possibilities. We ask you to think about the many times you have been asked to check or reveal your identity. How do you identify?

Identity Check: Works in Contemporary Photography is a group photography exhibition exploring these themes through the works of locally and nationally recognized artists. Compelling and deliberate, personal expression, race, gender, and conformity are all discussed through the photographer's lens and interactions with their subject matter. Join us in examining personal and societal expectations of identity and what that means through the thoughtful and contemplative lens of these skillful artists.

Exhibiting Artists Include: Lois Bielefeld, Camaras Latina, Jess Dugan, Kevin Miyazaki, Joseph Mougel, and Joel Pares


This event is made possible with co-sponsorship from the UWM LGBT Resources Center, PSOA Department of Art and Design, Inclusive Excellence Center, MKE LGBT Film/Video Festival and Union Sociocultrual Programming.


**Free and open to the public!**

artist credit: (homepage) Joseph Mougel, (right) Jess Dugan

Identity Check: Works in Contemporary Photography
First Year Experience: Collaboration

First Year Experience: Collaboration

April 3 - April 10

Closing Reception: Friday, April 10 5-8pm (Awards at 7pm)

Collaboration between artists has always taken place in a number of different ways. Many in our society, holding to the outdated modernist myth, have had an antiquated view of artists working in isolation in their studios. More often the reality is artists and designers as part of vibrant communities of creators and innovators who sometimes work solo and often work together on projects and idea development.  Here in Peck School of the Arts we have many faculty and staff who are actively engaged in collaborative processes both with other artists and with community.

Collaboration, when done well, can offer opportunity for reflection, a deeper understanding of our own individual working process and strengths and an even greater opportunity to learn from others’ approaches and strengths. Participating in a collaborative process positions us as a part of a creative community. It strengthens our communication and our awareness of process, our diplomacy skills, our listening skills and our understanding of ourselves as an active and respectful part of something larger than ourselves.

This year, with collaboration as our theme for the First Year experience, instructors and students were encouraged to approach collaboration in a number of different ways. Artists who work collaboratively also spoke in Art Survey and Artist Now! Sharing various approaches to collaborative creative work and lives.


Co-sponsored by the UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design.

** Free and open to the public! **

artist credit: (homepage) Malik Brown and Bjorn Akevblom, (left) Yeh Rin Oh 

42nd Annual Juried Show

April 17 - May 15

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, 5-8pm (Awards at 7pm)

The Union Art Gallery presents its 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition! The exhibition presents student artists from colleges around the Greater Milwaukee are working in a variety of mediums. This exhibition will be juried by a panel of three Milwaukee arts professionals who will award cash prizes to the top three exhibiting artists at the opening reception. This exciting annual event showcases the best artwork of local, emerging student artists from universities and colleges in the Milwaukee metro area.

Drop Off Dates:
              Saturday, April 11 from 11-4pm
              Sunday, April 12 from 11-4pm
              Monday, April 13 from 11-4pm

Click here for submission details

** Free and open to the public! **

artist credit: (homepage & right) Austin Boechler

42nd Annual Juried Show
Fall Welcome 2014
August 25 – September 5
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