SVM, S.V. Medaris Fine Art

 S.V. Medaris • Curriculum Vitae

Mount Horeb, WI, USA
E-mail: svm@svmedaris.com
Website: svmedaris.com

Education

2011 University of Wisconsin-Madison,MFA, 2011. Field of study: Relief Printmaking and Artist's Books

2010 University of Wisconsin-Madison,MA , 2010. Field of study: Relief Printmaking and Artist's Books

Madison Area Technical CollegeMadison, WI, Associate Degree in Graphic Design (academic honors)

University of California-Santa Barbara,BA, Fine Art (high honors)

Professional Experience

1994-present Owner/Artist: S.V. Medaris Fine Art, Mount Horeb, WI

Traditional fine art media and digital design/illustration for print and web • Traditional: Relief printmaking, intaglio, monotype and artist's books printed with etching or litho presses, and letterpress (Vandercook SP15, etc.); oils, pastels, mixed media, assemblage

1999-present Artist/Web Designer: The Why Files, University Communications, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Web design, digital illustration and animation (Adobe: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, Flash; Fireworks; Keynote; coding: HTML, XHTML, CSS; Microsoft Word, Excel)

2012Lecturer: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Artists' Books: Forms and content, paper making, relief printing, letterpress, paper marbling....

2008 Full-time instructor: Madison Area Technical College,Madison, WI

Drawing, illustration-traditional and digital, graphic design, advanced computer graphics • Media: Charcoal, graphite, pen, brush and ink, relief printmaking, pastel • Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Acrobat; Blackboard)

1998-2001 Part-time instructor: Madison Area Technical College,Madison, WI

Introduction to Computer Graphics, Electronic Illustration (Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks; HTML)

Solo Exhibitions

2012The Tunnel of Mortality, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2011From Pattern to Processing, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

2010Consumption, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

2009Corn-Fed, Madison Central Public Library, Madison, WI

2007The Whole Hog, Madison Central Public Library, Madison, WI

2007From the Farm, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2006A Rural Presence, Wisconsin Arts Board Gallery, Madison, WI

2005The Lives of Farm Dogs, Madison Central Public Library, Madison, WI

2005Selections from The Chicken Farm, Pinney Library, Madison, WI

2004S.V. Medaris, A One Chick Show: Of Cocks and Hens, Madison Central Public Library, Madison, WI

2004Etchings, Paprocki gallery, Mount Horeb, WI

2-3 Person Exhibitions

2013From Farm to Fork (to Fabulous!), WowSpace, Wittenberg, WI (with Alicia Rheal)

2011Beastly Prints, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (with Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Patrick Smyczek)

2009Wild and Domestic, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI (with Jonathan Wilde)

Select Group Exhibitions

2013Flora and Fauna, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI (invitational)

2013Painting Invitational, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI (invitational)

2013A Murder of Crows, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI (invitational)

2007-'13Mount Horeb Area Spring Art Tour, open studio event, Mount Horeb, WI (invitational)

201360 Days at Taliesin: A Centennial Portrait, The Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (invitational)

2012A Passion for Pets, The Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI (invitational)

2012The Illustrated Accordion, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center , Kalamazoo, MI

2011-13Birds in Art (National Tour), various (travelling exhibit, juried)

2011, '10, '05Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI (international, juried)

2011IPCNY New Prints 2011/Autumn, International Print Center New York, New York, NY (international, juried)

2011Wisconsin Biennial, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI (juried)

2011Culture and Agriculture, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI (juried)

2011Common Ground, River Arts Center, Prairie du Sac, WI (invitational)

2011Art Show at the Dog Show, Various galleries, Wichita, KS (juried)

2011Contemporary Animal Imagery, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI (invitational)

2009, '10Graphics Review, Seventh Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

2009Wisconsin Biennial, Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI (juried)

2009Art Meets Ag, Nohr Gallery, Platteville, WI (juried)

2009Bone Folders Guild at WI Book Festival, State Street Gallery, Madison, WI

2009Mount Horeb Area Spring Art Tour, open studio event, Mount Horeb, WI (juried)

2009The Anatomy of... A Group of International Printmakers, Pao Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (invitational)

2009Assorted Mythology: A Collection of Int'l Printmakers, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK (invitational)

2009Preview Exhibition, MHAAA Spring Art Tour, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (juried)

2008Graphics Review, Seventh Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

2008What Matters Most, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (invitational)

2008DCCAC 10th Anniv. Art Calendar Retrospective, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (juried)

2008New Kids on the Block, Project Lodge, Madison, WI (invitational)

2004-'08 Annual Artful Women Show, show and sale, University Hospitals Gallery, Madison, WI (juried)

2008Seasons on the Farm, Central Madison Public Library, Madison, WI (invitational)

2008Contemporary Animal Imagery, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI (invitational)

2008Mount Horeb Area Spring Art Tour, open studio event, Mount Horeb, WI (juried)

2007Small Treasures, Steenbock Gallery, Madison, WI (juried)

2007Art of Note, various galleries, Madison, WI (invitational)

2007Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI (juried)

2006Rural Visions, Steenbock Gallery, Madison, WI (juried)

2006Driftless in Wisconsin, Central Madison Public Library, Madison, WI (invitational)

2006Foreign Influences, Steenbock Gallery, Madison, WI (juried)

2006Going to the dogs..., Wall Street Gallery and Bistro, Mazomanie, WI (invitational)

2005,'06Folkfare plate art fundraiser, travelling exhibit/fund-raiser, Folklore Village & Madison, WI (invitational)

2005The Art of the Chicken, Central Madison Public Library, Madison, WI (invitational)

2005The Peep Show, Currie Gallery, Madison, WI (invitational)

2005Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI (juried)

2005Culture and Agriculture, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI (juried)

2005Contemporary Animal Art, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI (invitational)

2004Culture and Agriculture, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI (juried)

2003Working at Welo Studio, Baker Studio, Mineral Point, WI

2001Summer with Sís, 734 Gallery, Madison, WI

Public Art Projects

2010Art Zoobilee, Public art display and auction benefitting American Family Children's Hospital and Henry Vilas Zoological Society

2007The Art of the Horse, International Museum of the Horse, Lexington, KY (juried, national competition) Travelling exhibit of cast marble painted statues - awarded a two-foot-tall horse to paint.

2006CowParade Wisconsin, public art event, downtown Madison, WI (juried, statewide competition) Awarded two life-size, fiberglass cows to paint

Bibliography

(Reviews-newspaper and magazine articles, catalogues)

2011 Eyeworthy feature - Wisconsin State Journale (WI)

2011'Art of Bestiary' explored in Overture print exhibit, The Badger Herald, WI

2010Birds in Art, Lee Yawkey Woodson Art Museum exhibition catalog (WI)

2008 Year of the Landscape Madison Magazine (WI)

2007, '09Wisconsin Biennial- Exhibition catalogue

2007Fitchburg's pigs: Mostly gone but still fondly remembered, by Kurt Gutknecht - Fitchburg Star newspaper

2007 Featured Artist - Art in Wisconsin magazine, March/April issue

2006Animal Farm, by Kent Williams - Isthmus newspaper

2006CowParade Wisconsin, The Cows Come Home..., book, published by Orange Frazer Press

2005Wisconsin Artist Paints Farm Dogs, by Kelli Gunderson - Agri-View newspaper

2005Come! Look! Stay!...Art Show Explores The Life Of Farm Dogs, by Susan Troller, Capital Times newspaper

2005Winged Migration ...To Wausau - Wisconsin State Journal newspaper

2005Birds in Art, Lee Yawkey Woodson Art Museum exhibition catalog (WI)

2005Poultry Portraitist, by Laura Kearney - Wisconsin Trails magazine, July/August issue

2004Instead of counting her chickens,..., by Susan Lampert Smith - Wisconsin State Journal newspaper

2004The Chicken Show - Mary Janes Farm magazine (USA)

Published Work

2011 CLUCK: Jungle Fowl to City Chicks Artwork by S.V. Medaris

2008-2012 Artwork in the Annual Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission desk calendar

2007Dane County Plat Book - cover image

1999-2004University Communications, University of Wisconsin - Illustrator, various articles/pages for print and web

2001-2004Meriter Health Services, Inc. - Illustrator for quarterly Focus publications

1999-2004Isthmus weekly newspaper - Cover and editorial illustrations

2002McMurray Hatchery - Illustrator/Designer, specialty mug and apparel design

2002Wisconsin Research, Profiles in Discovery (UW-Madison publication) - Illustrator, various articles

1994-2002 The Eat Smart books (series of 6), Ginkgo Press - Illustrator

2001How's the Water?, book. UW Steven's Point/WI Lakes Partnership - Illustrator

2001Henry Vilas Zoo, poster for 23rd Annual Zoo Benefit ("Let the Good Times Roll") - Illustrator and Designer

2001American Heart Association Heart Gala campaign - Commissioned painting used in all aspects of campaign

1999-2000Pleasant Company for Mattel - Illustrator, CD packaging, spot illustration, calendar art

1995-2004 Illustrator for additional clients, including:

University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Nature Conservancy, 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.

Collections

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Department of Transportation, Santa Barbara, CA

Department of Transportation, Superior, WI

Department of Tourism, Kickapoo Reserve, La Farge, WI

Drive-By Press

Epic Systems, Verona, WI

Hyperion Studios, Madison, WI

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

University of Colorado, Special Collections, Boulder, CO

University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital, Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI

Zayed Universit, United Arab Emirates

Private and Public collections in U.S. (Wisconsin, Illinois, California), Europe (Holland), Japan, Spain

Representation

Represented by Artisan Gallery, Paoli, Wisconsin since 2005

Awards

2011 1st and 3rd place (Prints category), Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, KS

2011 William J. Wartmann Printing Scholarship, Graduate study at UW-Madison

2011 Merton R. and Peggy E. Barry Fellowship, Graduate study at UW-Madison

2009, '10 Printmaking scholarships, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, N.C.

2009 Hooper Foundation Scholarship, Graduate study at UW-Madison

2008 Honorable Mention, 22nd Annual Artful Women Art Show, Madison, WI

2007 3rd Place, America the Beautiful national competition, International Museum of the Horse, Lexington, KY

2007 Honorable Mention, 21st Annual Artful Women Art Show, Madison, WI

2006 Judges Choice award, 20th Annual Artful Women Art Show, Madison, WI

2004 Best in Show, 18th Annual Artful Women Art Show, Madison, WI

2004 Pixie Nomination, for best web design using motion (as illustrator/web designer for The Why Files)

2002 AAAS Online Science Journalism Award (as illustrator/web designer for The Why Files)

1998 Merit Award (2), 7th Annual Vidie Awards, Madison, WI

1998 Best of Show, University of Wisconsin, State-Wide Juried Student Graphic Design Exhibition

1997 Portfolio of Merit awarded by the faculty of Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

1997 American Advertising Award (MAF Silver-student category), Madison ADDY Awards, WI Representation

Professional Organizations

Wisconsin Visual Artists, member

Madison Bone Folder's Guild, member

Mount Horeb Area Arts Association, member

Design Madison, member

Duck's Unlimited (member and contributing artist)

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