SVM, S.V. Medaris Fine Art

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Following the Birds in Art opening weekend, I received the call that the Museum would like to purchase Taliesin Goose. What a thrill! This is the 2nd purchase of one of my woodcuts by the museum. I'm so honored.

Again, another huge honor. Read all about the Goose attacks continuing in Texas, California, New York...

Showing now in at Artisan Gallery:
In Dog Years

This exhibit marks Sue's return to painting after a 4 year hiatus to focus on printmaking.... More drama on the farm in oils and in block prints featuring Ivan, Dexter, Hairy, Cisco, Petruchio....

1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery
midtown Manhattan, New York

In the news:

2011 “Eyeworthy” feature - Wisconsin State Journal (WI)
2010 “Birds in Art 2010” exhibit catalog (WI)
2009, '07, '05: Wisconsin Biennial - Exhibition catalogue
2008 "Year of the Landscape" – Madison Magazine(WI)
2007 "Fitchburg's pigs: Mostly gone but still fondly remembered," – Fitchburg Star (WI)
2007 Featured Artist, – Art in Wisconsin, March/April issue
2006 "Animal Farm” by Kent Williams – Isthmus (WI)
2005 "Wisconsin Artist Paints Farm Dogs” by Kelli Gunderson – Agri-View (WI)
2005 “Come! Look! Stay! ...Show Explores The Life Of Farm Dogs” by Susan Troller/Capital Times(WI)
2005 “Winged Migration ...To Wausau”– Wisconsin State Journal (WI)
2005 “Birds in Art 2005” exhibit catalog (WI)
2005 “Poultry Portraitist” by Laura Kearney – Wisconsin Trails, July/August issue
2004 “Instead of counting her chickens,...” , by Susan Lampert Smith – Wisconsin State Journal (WI)
2004 “The Chicken Show” – Mary Janes Farm magazine (USA)

S.V. (Sue) Medaris

Artist S.V. Medaris with one of her models (Liberace, a buff laced polish rooster)

For the past thirteen years Sue has lived on a farm in the Driftless area of Southern Wisconsin with her family, and raised chickens, dogs, cats, peafowl, turkeys, and pigs from which she draws inspiration for life and art.

The artist with Liberace (Buff Laced Polish cock). Photo courtesy Kim Keyes

After ten successful solo exhibitions in seven years, each of them focused on domestic animal husbandry (A One Chick Show, The Lives of Farm Dogs, The Whole Hog, Corn-Fed), Sue is currently investigating historical changes in livestock rearing and rural life. With various printmaking techniques—at both a very large and very small scale (in prints and Artist's Books)—the artwork explores breed genetics, feed consumption, processing animals for meat, and how it affects our lives and the food we eat.

The artwork also explores our relationship with the animals we raise for consumption as well as those we care for in companionship.

You can see her work at upcoming shows, and at Artisan Gallery in Paoli, WI. More info at shows.

Sue also works half-time as web designer and illustrator for The Why Files.

email s.v. Medaris (click here) or call at 608-523-1133

**Past illustration clients include Meriter Health Services, Inc., University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point/WI Lakes Partnership, Pleasant Company for Mattel, The Nature Conservancy, Isthmus weekly newspaper, Henry Vilas Zoo, American Heart Association, Talk Works, Inc., CUNA Service Group, American Family Insurance, Lands’ End, Orlando Weekly, The Geo Group, The PEC Foundation, Grote Publishing, TDS, Ginkgo Press, Berbee Info. Network Corporation.