BEND - The Museum of Wisconsin Art is presenting two new
exhibitions: “Tyanna Buie: Still Lives” and “Madison Art
“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.
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.
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.
exhibit runs through Nov. 2
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.”
“Madison Art Guild: Centenary” features 24 works of art in
a variety of media.
exhibits are on view from Aug. 8 through Nov. 9 at MOWA, 205
Veterans Ave., West Bend.
details, visit www.wisconsinart.org