5. 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, each of them focused on domestic animal husbandry (The Tunnel of Mortality, From Farm to Fork, In Dog Years), I continue to show regularly in juried group and solo shows. I am represented by Artisan Gallery in Paoli, WI; The Lion's Den, Austin, Texas; 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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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. "Hog Butcher for the World" recipient of Best in Show at the 2016 WI Biennial will be on display along with other 5ft high (and bigger) block prints. I will have other 5ft high woodblocks in progress for upcoming solo show of oversize woodcut prints.
STUDIO ACCESS: My studio is at ground level.
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123 Drammen Valley Road,
Mount Horeb, WI 53572 | 608-577-6001
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