Art Dept. | Visiting Artist Colloquium: Erika Diamond

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160 L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Madison, WI

German-born and the daughter of two ballet dancers, Erika Diamond is a textile-focused visual artist, curator, and educator. Diamond’s work addresses the vital and fleeting qualities of human contact. It investigates the possibility of immortality, …

Art Dept. | Visiting Artist Colloquium: Niki Havekost

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160 L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Madison, WI

Nicole Havekost, an artist living in Rochester, Minnesota, did not realize she was a sculptor, and now considers herself a recovering printmaker. She makes work that explores her relationship to this weird, resourceful, embarrassing, and …

Art Dept. | Visiting Artist Colloquium: David Emitt Adam

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160 L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Madison, WI

An internationally known photographer and master tintype instructor, David Emitt Adams is an artist whose current practice engages historical photographic methods in order to create an informed contemporary dialogue about the past and present. Born …

Art Dept. | Visiting Artist Colloquium: Nisha Bansil

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160 L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Madison, WI

As a Glass Artist, Nisha Bansil works in NYC and the Catskill Region of NY, where she fabricates commissioned glass works as well as her personal projects. Organic forms are deconstructed and reassembled to further …

Art Dept. | Visiting Artist Colloquium: Sarah Reagan

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160 L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Madison, WI

Sarah Reagan is a cross-disciplinary artist making sculptures that insert childlike humor into traditionally brutal materials. Reagan served in the Peace Corps in Togo (2017) and Mexico (2018-2020). She currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin, where …

Art Dept. | Visiting Artist Colloquium: Jovencio de la Paz

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160 L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Madison, WI

Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, writer, and educator. His work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dye, and stitchwork as they relate to broader concerns of language, histories of colonization, …

Art Dept. | Visiting Artist Colloquium: Shea Bishop

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160 L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Madison, WI

Shea Bishop was born in a small cabin in Tennessee and grew up mainly in Louisville Kentucky where he spent his childhood half at his desk and half in the woods, cultivating his two main …

Art Dept. | Visiting Artist Colloquium: Marilu Knode

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160 L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Madison, WI

Marilu Knode is the project director of Sculpture Milwaukee, a non-profit organization transforming downtown Milwaukee’s cultural landscape every year with an outdoor exhibition of world-renowned sculpture that serves as a catalyst for community engagement, economic …

Art Dept. | Visiting Artist Colloquium: Scott Espeseth

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160 L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Madison, WI

Scott Espeseth is a nationally exhibiting artist working in Madison, Wisconsin. He earned an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked with storied print artists such as Frances Myers and Warrington …