Gallerie M - Previous Artists
Incarnations of Spring
March 17 - April 16, 2013
I grew up in a rural setting. Fields, flowers, trees and animals were a big part of my childhood. After many years I have come full circle to live in the same place I spent my childhood. This has been the inspiration for my art. I am truly fascinated with watching nature change around me. I am continually amazed by the metamorphosis that occurs as my gardens sprout, grow, and change over time. During summer months I spend a lot of time in close observation sketching, taking photos, and committing images and interpretations to memory. I stockpile these visions for the cold Wisconsin winter months.
Experiencing Surprise Daily
December 15 - January 11, 2013
The universe, nature provides us with inspiration, new identities, capabilities and ways to reach our dreams. These pieces are examples of seeing much but being capable of recording so little, yet that fraction of what he sees is everything to him. It all goes into the mix of life that is our common experience.
Interfaith Silver Series
October 1 - October 31, 2012
We proudly welcome Interfaith Older Adult Programs to Gallerie M. The exhibit is part of the lifetime art Competition, a juried and traveling collection of art created by adults living in Southeastern Wisconsin who are at least 55 years of age.
Stages of Art
September 1, 2012 - September 30, 2012
Join Community Arts & Funk Festival and Arts Wisconsin this summer in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Arts Wisconsin and arts advocacy throughout the state. We along with Milwaukee Artists Resource Network (M.A.R.N), the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Alumni Association, the African American Art Alliance and Artworks for Milwaukee present the Wisconsin "STAGES OF ART" Exhibition. This exhibit serves as an opportunity to celebrate and document the rich historical contributions that Wisconsin performing artists have made to our state and popular culture as seen through the eyes of talented visual artists from Wisconsin. 20 works will be featured by invited and juried artists who were selected by a distinguished group of jurors comprised of collectors, curators, and performance art advocates.
August 1, 2012 - August 24, 2012
Cory Zimmermann (artist/professional photographer) captures the essence of the moment in a person’s eyes. There are no “windows to the soul” in these photos. These images capture the voice of a person without words and by removing the mask that the rest of a person’s face might portray.
The light, the dark, the lines that radiate out yet bring you in at the same time… Emotive… Evoking… Expressive. Eyes are no longer silent with this collection of hypnotic images.
This American Life
July 2, 2012 - July 31, 2012
'This American Life,' is a group exhibition of works inspired by the quirks and charm of everyday American culture. Join us in celebration of thirteen hip, young American artists and their tributes to our great nation during this, the month of her birth.
April 1, 2012 - May 15, 2012
John Bell is a painter from Rockford, Illinois. He received his BA from Grinnell College in 2008, where he studied history, philosophy, and anthropology alongside studio art. He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with an MFA in visual studies in the spring of 2010. Bell has shown his artwork in a variety of venues throughout the country, including the Bell Museum of Natural History, Curious Matter Gallery, The Rockford Art Museum, and Faulconer Gallery. He currently resides in Saint Paul with his partner, Alanna and their dog, Loretta.
May 15, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Samantha Joseph is a recent BFA graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where she studied Drawing under Paul and Polly Caster. She has had several group exhibitions in Milwaukee, including the most recent, Human, at the Perspectives Gallery. While she considers her work to be drawing, she often incorporates paint into her pieces, believing that drawing is more accurately defined as a mentality of process rather than a form or media choice. Her most recent work consists almost exclusively of self-portraits, about which she states, “this is the most focused I have ever been in my career, and I would be crazy to let myself drift off, even if some days I have no idea why I am still looking at my face in a mirror.” For Joseph, working in drawing is about balancing painful challenges with the simple beauty of having a good time.
February 16, 2012 - March 31, 2012
Milwaukee Recycling Entrepreneur Chip Gianakos debuts a sneak preview of a very special new collection of Wisconsin industrial history with his limited series “Electric Rain”. Designed by man, made beautiful by nature’s rain, these preserved industrial copper boards tell a compelling tale of technology, science and beauty. Exposed and vulnerable in the Wisconsin outdoors for 20 years, mother nature has quietly, patiently and artfully put her unmistakable mark on these boards through sun and water only. Exploring the seemingly incongruent marriage of earth and electronics, “Electric Rain” challenges us to hear mother nature’s outcry to us regarding man’s artificial technology machine and its relationship to our planet and future.
Pfister Hotel's Artist-in-Residence
January 20, 2012 - February 16, 2012
The Pfister Hotel, known for its expansive Victorian art collection – the largest of its kind of any hotel in the world, proudly continues its artist in residence program for the third year. The program, which features a working art studio and gallery that is open to hotel guests and visitors to enjoy, was officially opened during Gallery Night & Day in April 2009.
All You Can Eat
December 9, 2011 - January 16, 2012
This collaboration is much like reacting to a person speaking a word without knowing exactly where the conversation will lead. Reacting to another’s painting or mark-making becomes both a question and an answer. Ideally, collaborations can be the mid-point between two or more individuals and not embody either one of the individuals more so than the other. Emmett Fleming and Sean Cairns compare this collaboration to Psychoanalyst's Kohut’s writings on “merging selves,” which he termed “self object” as a experiential extension of the self. Comparably, a true collaboration is something beyond the pair involved, where the self becomes unidentified. The works in “All You Can Eat” serve as a documentation of their working process (including trial and error, ideas of the readymade painting, and communication).
November 1 - December 1, 2011
Joseph Parra was born in South Florida and now resides in Baltimore, Maryland where he is currently working toward his BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a major in Painting, minor in Art History, and a concentration in Printmaking. He has always had an interest in working with aspects of identity in relation to the human figure. Recently, his work has come to challenge the traditions of portraiture through acts of concealment and exposure; a reflection of the mind transposed onto a surface. Most notably, Parra has exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, the Marguiles Warehouse in Miami, FL, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, NY.
A Special Project of Interfaith Older Adult Programs: Silver Series I
September 30 - October 31, 2011
Lifetime Art Competition is a juried and traveling exhibit of art created by adults living in southeastern Wisconsin who are at least 50 years of age. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the program, 3 Silver Series exhibits, each featuring 5 of the artists who have repeatedly been winners, and who have received the highest scores from the judges will be on display between October, 2011 and July, 2012. Judges are gallery owners, art educators and collectors. Silver Series I will be exhibited during the month of October, 2011 at Gallerie M in the Intercontinental Milwaukee.
"humans" the show
August 17 - September 29, 2011
John Krejci's work 'Humans' is series of photographs that explore the sculptural decompositions of physical communication with a surrealist quality. The work explores the human form distilled down to the subtle and powerful gestures that run ubiquitously through human understanding and communication, which creates an open narrative of human interaction and emotion. The work uses organic patterns of black cloth to sculpturally divide the form; the photographs are manipulated to further distill and decompose human forms to the essence of the expression.
August 11 - August 16, 2011
Milwaukeeans joined the likes of Kim Kardashian, Adam Corolla and Kathy Griffin, all who have participated in the nationally recognized NOH8 Campaign, a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in response to the passage of Proposition 8 in California, which amended the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
Aaron Anderson and Eric CarlsonMay 26, 2011-June 13, 2011
Aaron Anderson and Eric Carlson, two artists based in Minneapolis Minnesota, maintain a multi-disciplinary practice that concerns itself with notions of authorship, identity, and counter-culture while maintaining a wider focus on culture at large as it draws closer to critical mass and most certain impending doom. =) They are the founders of Hardland/Heartland and have exhibited internationally in spaces of various regard. This will be the artists' first time showing in Milwaulkee.
Autumn Elizabeth ClarkMay 16 - May 26, 2011
Autumn Elizabeth Clark was born in Providence, Rhode Island and has lived in Milwaukee, WI since 2007. She received her BFA in Photography from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Autumn's work is centralized around personal events, the process of grieving and its constant repetitive cycle. Autumn works attempt to reach towards an understanding of a death, always knowing that it is like trying to hold someone's breath in your hand.
Joseph LerouxApril 14 - May 16, 2011
Joseph Leroux was born and raised in Newton Falls in the Adirondack Park of
upstate New York. At an early age he became interested in playing music and
began to devote all of his time to playing the drums, guitar and singing. Leroux
attended the State University of New York at Potsdam in hopes pursing a career
as a professional musician, until taking a sculpture course taught by professor
Douglass Schatz. Sculpture was a familiar practice to Leroux, due to his family's
long lineage of hand laborers and his exposure to mechanics, home
construction, gun maintenance, and building fires. He went on to continue his
studies in sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning his MFA in
2010. Leroux currently makes artwork, plays music, and teaches sculpture
courses at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA.
Alec Regan and Oliver Sweet have established an artist run studio and
exhibition space called "American Fantasy Classics" in
Milwaukee WI. The space encourages ambitious experimentation by dedicating
its resources to contemporary artists and their practice.
Tim Stoelting & Stevie KinastMarch 25 - April 14, 2011
Tim received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where he majored in Printmaking and minored in Video. Fascinated by visual phenomena and optical illusions, Tim uses his work to question how we perceive the space around us and how dimension and space are measured. For his BFA show Tim created an exploration of a paradoxical environment though the use of drawing, video and installation. Tim has shown in several states including New York, Massachusetts, South Dakota, and throughout Wisconsin. His work continues to investigate optics and question the space we occupy.
Stevie Kinast obtained her BFA in Integrated Studio Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Her work revolves around understanding and communication. She incorporates image and text in her multi-disciplinary approach, publishing short books as well as creating posters and videos. Employing the structure and complexities of language, Stevie's work attempts to simplify generalizations. In addition to her published works, Stevie has participated in exhibitions around Wisconsin, including the Sharron Lynne Wilson Center's Emerging Artist Gallery during the Hidden River Arts Festival. She has also participated internationally in the German exhibitions ÒJa, Nein, VielleichtÓ and ÒFussnoten. Stevie is currently participating in the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network's MARN Mentorship program.
Kate Brandt & Pedro Velez January 8 - May 18, 2011
Brandt considers herself an interdisciplinary artist and integrates various mediums as part of her creative process. These mediums include, but are not limited to, film, video, performance, photography and installation. She has shown nationally in New York, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and throughout Massachusetts, as well as internationally in London. She has performed for various artists at venues such as the Judson Memorial Church in New York City and at the NEXT exhibition in Chicago. She currently lives and works in Milwaukee, WI.
Pedro Veléz (b. Puerto Rico, 1971) obtained his M.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his B.A. in Communications at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. His work adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating journalism, painting, large scale wall collages, web-based works and sculpture.
Melissa Dorn Richards December 2010 - January 8, 2011
Melissa's work focuses on creating bold, abstract oil paintings. On the surface, they are simple, strong shapes and confident colors; to look deeper into her work is to discover her warmth, depth and humor. There is rarely angst in her work. More likely you'll find a gestural almost human quirkiness in her shapes and a certain pleasure in their simplicity.
Her exhibition focused on work from the last two years and encompassed a variety of subject matter, including ideas of chaos and containment, and works inspired by objects or things such as woodpiles and mountains.