S. V. MEDARIS
Since 1998 I have lived on a farm in the Driftless area of Southern Wisconsin and raised dogs, cats, chickens, peafowl, turkeys, and pigs from which I draw inspiration for life and art.
Averaging a solo show per year—the most recent at MOWA (Museum of Wisconsin Art) April, 2018—the exhibits focus on themes of domestic animal husbandry ("Strange Breed," "The Tunnel of Mortality," "From Farm to Fork"). I am represented by Artisan Gallery in Paoli, WI and Hoofprint Chicago, IL; and have work in numerous public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad including Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Epic Systems Corporation, Denver Art Museum and UW Children's Hospital.
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- Prehistoric Adolescence
Woodcut, 48” x 24”
- Wrapping Things Up
Reduction linocut, 24” x 18”
- Omar’s Ball, (from Series: The Many Faces of Omar the Dane)
Reduction linocut, 6” x 6”
I received my MFA from UW-Madison in 2011 in printmaking and book arts, and continue to make block prints and oils dealing with the relationships we have with the animals we raise for meat, as well as those we care for as pets.
DEMONSTRATION: I will be carving blocks and printing them with an etching press onto paper or clothing. 4-8ft woodcuts will be on display from recent MOWA show, and more in progress for next solo show at the Watrous Gallery (in Overture Center) in 2019.
STUDIO ACCESS: My studio is at ground level.
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