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Press Release

2022 Wisconsin Artists Biennial Announced

Exhibition December 21, 2021

52 Artists Selected for the 2022 Wisconsin Artists Biennial

WEST BEND, WISCONSIN – The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) and Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) are pleased to announce the exhibiting artists for the 2022 Wisconsin Artists Biennial. Fifty-two artists were selected out of nearly 1200 entries submitted by more than 400 Wisconsin artists. The 2022 exhibition will feature artists hailing from throughout the state, representing a wide spectrum of media and diverse perspectives. On view February 12–April 24, 2022, the Biennial opens with a party at MOWA on Saturday, February 12 from 2:00–4:00 with remarks and an awards ceremony at 3:00.

Co-sponsored and organized by MOWA and WVA, the Wisconsin Artists Biennial is a competitive exhibition open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Wisconsin. The Biennial showcases the cutting edge of creative self-expression in the state courtesy of emerging and established artists alike. It offers a total of $10,000 in cash awards with the first-place winner receiving $5,000 and a solo exhibition at MOWA in 2024. Previous Biennial winners include Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Mark Klassen, S.V. Medaris, Warrington Colescott, and Tom Uttech.

The 2022 Biennial jurors are: Dan Gunn, an artist, writer, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, Phyllis McGibbon from Isolde Press, an artist who works in a range of graphic media, and John Salminen, a renowned watercolor artist and art educator. The Biennial committee is led by WVA Vice President Jane Hostetler and MOWA Executive Director | CEO Laurie Winters. Committee members include WVA Executive Director Ally Wilber, WVA members Steven Bauer, Christine Style, and Tori Tasch, and MOWA Director of Collections and Exhibitions Graeme Reid.

The Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30–4:00. Admission as low as $15 provides unlimited visits for one full year.



Luke Achterberg (La Crosse)
Hector Acuna (Cedarburg)
Kelly M. Alexander (Belgium)
Danielle Attoe (Milwaukee)
Jennifer H. Bastian (Madison)
Anthony Baus (Racine)
Emily S. Belknap (Milwaukee)
Lois Bielefeld (Glendale)
Barry Roal Carlsen (Fish Creek)
Rebecca E Carlton (Fish Creek)
Mauree Childress (Wauwatosa)
Sandra Cipollone (Milwaukee)
Craig Clifford (Appleton)
Amy A. Cropper (Waukesha)
Phyllis Deicher-Ladwig (Plymouth)
Patrick M. Doughman (Cedarburg)
Anthony Duvall Bozanich (Madison)
Scott Espeseth (Madison)
Aris Georgiades (Stoughton)
David Graham (De Pere)
Robert D. Jinkins (Rewey)
David Najib Kasir (Whitefish Bay)
Linda Kelen (Spring Green)
Helen R. Klebesadel (Madison)
Leif Larson (Oshkosh)
Fatima Laster (Milwaukee)
Matthew Ludak (Madison)
Christine B. Miller (Whitewater)
Lianne M. Milton (Madison)
Jose Morales (Milwaukee)
Bethann Moran-Handzlik (Fort Atkinson)
Susan L. Morrison (Stevens Point)
Marjorie M. Mau (Green Bay)
Brandon Nacke (Milwaukee)
Robert C. Osborne (Racine)
Melissa Pare (Milwaukee)
Nirmal Raja (Milwaukee)
Michelle Richeson (Neenah)
Janet Roberts (Brookfield)
Dane A. Schumacher (Green Bay)
Trina May Smith (Milwaukee)
Valaria Tatera (Milwaukee)
Robert P. Ulrich (Milwaukee)
Ariana Vaeth (Shorewood)
Shane Walsh (Milwaukee)
Michael Westcott (Milwaukee)
Charlie B. Wetzel (Madison)
John Whitney (Baileys Harbor)
Christopher T. Wood (Milwaukee)
Rina Yoon (Milwaukee)
Larry Zamba (Salem)

Image: Robert Osborne, Parking Garage in Downtown Fond du Lac, digital inkjet print


Started in 1900 as the Society of Milwaukee Artists, Wisconsin Visual Artists champions and supports visual artists working within the state through three statewide chapters by forging partnerships that make creative opportunities possible. WVA is dedicated to the fair pay and treatment of artists, quality of exhibitions & programming, arts advocacy at the legislature level, educating the public about art, and providing networking opportunities.