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Press Release

New exhibition celebrates the future of Wisconsin art

Exhibition January 17, 2023

New exhibition celebrates emerging artists and the future of Wisconsin art

Ten at Ten opens January 28 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art


WEST BEND, WISCONSIN–January 17, 2023)—The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) presents Ten at Ten in its inaugural exhibition of 2023, which kicks off the tenth anniversary of MOWA’s West Bend modernist Mothership. For this exhibition, MOWA’s curatorial team selected ten artists in the early stages of their careers whose compelling work represents the next generation of artists to watch.

The exhibition will be on view January 28–April 9, 2023. An opening reception with the exhibiting artists will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2:00–4:00.

“MOWA is delighted to introduce these talented up-and-coming artists to a wider audience,” said Executive Director Laurie Winters. “We believe these are the artists to watch in 2023 and beyond. Expect great things from them over the next ten years.”

The Ten artists are Claire Kellesvig, Nykoli Koslow, Meg Lionel Murphy, Guzzo Pinc, Pranav Sood, Brennen Steines, Gabrielle Tesfaye, Johanna Winters, Lindsey Yeager, and Eduardo Zavala. Some are newly minted MFAs; others are showing work not previously exhibited. Media range widely, from traditional materials such as oil on canvas and video installation to outré experiments with calcium carbonate and papier-mâché human appendages. Artist bios to follow.

This exhibition is supported by 2023 exhibition sponsors: The James and Karen Hyde Fund, Pick Heaters Inc., Thomas J. Rolfs Family Foundation, and a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

The Museum of Wisconsin Art will be closed to the public for the exhibition changeover Monday, January 23–Friday, January 27. The museum will reopen on Saturday, January 28 at 9:30am. Admission as low as $15 provides unlimited visits for one full year.



Exhibition Opening Party
Saturday, January 28 | 2:00–4:00

Celebrate the opening and meet the artists of the exhibition. Enjoy light bites, a cash bar, and live music by Nick Ortiz.


Fellowships, Residencies, and Opportunities for Artists
Saturday, April 1 | 2:00–3:00

Learn about annual opportunities for artistic growth and support through the Miller Dome House Residency, the Saint Kate—The Arts Hotel Residency, the Worm Farm Institute, Mary Nohl Fellowship, and MOWA’s returning residency program in Luxemburg. Representatives from each program will outline when to apply, the application requirements, and benefits of each program. Q&A to follow.



Image credit: Guzzo Pinc, Numidia,  2021 (detail)