Museum of Wisconsin Art unveils exhibits

By TimeOut Staff

August 14, 2014

WEST BEND - The Museum of Wisconsin Art is presenting two new exhibitions: “Tyanna Buie: Still Lives” and “Madison Art Guild: Centenary.”  

The “Tyanna Buie: Still Lives” exhibit features screen printing, collage and ink-on-paper with three-dimensional objects, narrating an autobiography of loss, impermanence and unconventional family dynamics, according to a MOWA release. The confrontation of memory and experience in her work is both individual and universal, engaging the viewer in their own reflections of past and present, it added.  

Born in Chicago and the youngest of four siblings, Buie spent her childhood bouncing from foster home to foster home, creating what she says was a “great childhood and a bad one at the same time.” She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010.  

Buie has been a guest lecturer throughout the U.S. and has exhibited in numerous juried, group and solo exhibitions throughout the country, including Northwestern University’s Dittmar Gallery, Boston Printmaker’s 2011 North American Print Biennial exhibition  juried by Jim Dine, Milwaukee Art Museum and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2012, she became the first black woman to be honored with the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship, the most important prize for emerging artists in Milwaukee. Buie lives and practices her work in Milwaukee and teaches at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

The exhibit runs through Nov. 2  

“Tyanna Buie is the embodiment of what MOWA’s One Gallery is all about,” MOWA Executive Director and CEO Laurie Winters said. “This gallery is ideal for young, energetic  artists like Buie who can use the gallery to experiment with new ideas and directions. Buie’s work will be dramatically different from anything we’ve done so far in the new museum.”  

The “Madison Art Guild: Centenary” features 24 works of art in a variety of media.  

The exhibits are on view from Aug. 8 through Nov. 9 at MOWA, 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend.  

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