participating artists

Get to know our line-up for 2017.


Jason Yi

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Jason S. Yi ‘s works across artistic disciplines: photography, video, sculpture, drawing, multimedia and interactive installations.  The expanded notions of culture, time and history play a critical role in the creation of his work.

Erica Hess

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Erica Hess is an artist and designer living in Madison, Wisconsin. She is currently working towards her M.F.A at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, focusing on printmaking, textiles, and sculpture. She is a co-founder and President of the collective printmaking space, Polka Press.


Tom Loeser

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Tom Loeser has been head of the wood/furniture area at UW-Madison since 1991. He holds a BA from Haverford College, a BFA from Boston University’s Program in Artisanry and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Loeser designs and builds one-of-a-kind functional and dysfunctional objects that are often carved and painted and always based on the history of design and object-making as a starting point for developing new form and meaning.


University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee's
"The Warming Hive"

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The Warming Hive is an airy collaboration among 11 School of Architecture and Urban Planning students instructed by assistant professor Whitney Moon, as well as artists Katy Cowan and Nicholas Frank of The Open, a multiplatform art gallery. Students in Moon’s inflatable architecture seminar designed the pneumatic (air-inflated) hive as a portable installation that can host a variety of art programs. The Hive is adaptable to a variety of site and seasonal conditions, and offers capabilities that cannot be matched by traditional construction.


Alexandra Peyton Levine

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Alex is an artist living and working in Chicago after recently graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Masters in studio art. Alex makes paintings, sculptures, and installations with the intent of creating imagery and spaces that encourage an examination of feminine power.

Jeremy Wineberg

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Jeremy Wineberg is a designer, educator and visual artist working in painting, drawing, sculpture, video and installation media. He grew up in Pennsylvania and studied art at the University of Delaware. His work connects every day observations of cardboard, snowflakes, leaf piles, scientific diagrams, maps and tree branches with larger events like time, space and gravity as a way stretch imagination and experience. Mapping, synesthesia, psychogeography, divination, accumulation and story-telling have been methods he has used to estrange the ordinary and open up new points of view.

Jennifer Bastian

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As a woman struggling with the expectations of gender performance and age related “female” achievements, it is clear to me that my desire to create a space of domestic comfort for my viewer is informed by my struggle with achieving societal norms for my age and gender. There is a tension for me in that desire – to both push toward and pull away from the expectations of others. I want to explore that space. Jennifer Bastian received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She resides in Madison and works as a Digital Conversion Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.