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2010 Wisconsin Triennial

May 22, 2010 – August 15, 2010

installation view of the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial showing three people inside of the galleries surrounded by sculptures or framed artworks
Photo by Martha Busse.
gallery installation view of the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial showing a partial close up of a sculpture to the front right and additional rectangular artworks hanging on a wall
Photo by Martha Busse.
installation view of the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial featuring a large sculpture and framed artworks
Photo by Martha Busse.


The 2010 Wisconsin Triennial will feature works by forty-two individual artists and two pairs of artists working in collaboration. This year’s Triennial—the twelfth statewide survey undertaken by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art—will open on the evening of Friday, May 21, and be on view in the Museum’s Lobby, State Street Gallery, New Media Gallery, and Main Galleries through August 15, 2010. A cornerstone of MMoCA’s programming, the Triennial captures the spirit of the time and functions as a harbinger of trends to come.

The 2010 Triennial will feature site-specific installations constructed at the Museum, as well as completed works transported from artists’ studios. Paintings, photographs, sculpture, and video are among the mediums represented, with exhibiting artists employing a wide range of materials and diverse approaches to process and content.

Ideas and themes abound in the exhibition. These include the exploration of age-old legends, the latent economies within our global world, the psychology of interaction, the difficulties of bereavement, and the disappointments of failed utopias. According to MMoCA’s Curator of Exhibitions Jane Simon, the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial “nods to the past, represents the present, and looks to the future. As a whole, the exhibition is a testament to the dedication and sophistication of artists currently working in the state.”

Artists participating in the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial are:

  • Actualsize Artworks (Stoughton), sculptural installation
  • Sofia Arnold (Viroqua), painting
  • Tom Berenz (Oshkosh), painting
  • Derrick Buisch (Madison), painting
  • Bruce Charlesworth (Milwaukee), video installation
  • Warrington Colescott (Hollandale), painting
  • Melissa Cooke (Madison), drawing
  • Carl Corey (Hudson), photography
  • Kim Cridler (Mazomanie), metals
  • Santiago Cucullu (Milwaukee), mixed media
  • Sarah Detweiler (Green Bay), photography
  • Carol Emmons (Green Bay), installation
  • Nicholas Frank (Milwaukee), performance and text
  • Martha Glowacki (Sauk City), mixed media
  • Lisa Gralnick (Madison), sculpture
  • Karen Gunderman (Milwaukee), ceramic installation
  • Erik Gunneson (Madison), film installation
  • Chad Hallblade (Milwaukee), photography
  • Kitty Huffman (Lyndon Station), video
  • Chele Isaac (Madison), video
  • Tom Jones (Madison), photography
  • Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (Madison), video
  • Richard Knight (Milwaukee), drawing
  • Gina Litherland (Cedarburg), painting
  • Nancy Mladenoff (Madison), painting
  • Frances Myers (Hollandale), photography
  • John Riepenhoff (Milwaukee), installation
  • Doug Rosenberg (Oregon), giveaway
  • Paul Sacaridiz (Madison), ceramic installation
  • John Shimon and Julie Lindemann (Manitowoc), photography
  • Claire Stigliani (Madison), drawing and watercolor
  • Alison Stehlik (Green Bay), ceramic installation
  • Laura Stewart (Bailey’s Harbor), film
  • Marcelino Stuhmer (Milwaukee), sculpture and prints
  • Marc Tasman (Milwaukee), photography
  • Sonja Thomsen (Milwaukee), photography
  • Michael Velliquette (Madison), paper-based installation
  • Eduardo Villanueva (Madison), site-specific painting
  • Babette Wainwright (Madison), sculpture
  • Curtis Whaley (Madison), prints
  • George Williams (Beloit), painting
  • Linda Wervey Vitamvas (Bayside), ceramics and sculpture
  • Jason Yi, (Milwaukee), performance and sculpture
  • Xiaohong Zhang (Whitewater), paper cutouts

Exhibition Support

Generous support for the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; University Research Park; Mary Ellyn and Joe Sensenbrenner; Hiebing; Associated Bank; MillerCoors; Cosmic Debris; Paula and David Kraemer; Smith & Gesteland, LLP; the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission; Jeff Levy; a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Art League of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

The MMoCA Nights opening for the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial is generously sponsored by Newcomb Construction Company; media support for MMoCA Nights is provided by Isthmus│