Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2022

MOWA and WVA are proud to present the

2022 Artists Biennial

February 12 to April 24, 2022

View or download the 2022 Biennial Catalog here

The Museum of Wisconsin Art
205 Veterans Ave.
West Bend, WI 53095

A celebration of the creative wealth of Wisconsin art through the Wisconsin Artists Biennial. $10,000 in cash awards— the most of any exhibition in the state.

Congratulations to the 2022 Biennial Award recipients:

  • MOWA 1st Place Award – $5000 + Solo exhibition at MOWA
    • Amy Cropper 16 Houses and Vestige Project 
  • WVA SE Chapter 2nd Place Award – $2000
    • Dane Schumacher Unsaid
  • WVA SC Chapter 3rd Place Award – $1250
    • Trina May Smith Pandemic Bedroom
  • WVA NE Chapter 4th Place Award – $750
    • Linda Kelen The Swamp
  • WVA Lee Weiss Award for first time Biennial exhibitor – $500
    • Michelle Richeson Kitchen@LosPoblanos 
  • Merit or Honorable Mention Awards – $250 each
    • Robert Jenkins Pistol 
    • Jennifer Bastian I Have Missed You 

More Biennial Programming – Saturday, March 19 Panel Discussion

Exhibiting Artist Panel: Artwork as a Tool for Healing and Change Saturday, March 19 at 2pm | MOWA 2022 Biennial artists Jennifer Bastian, Helen Klebesadel, Fatima Laster, and Lois Bielefeld discuss artwork as a method for responding to hardships and promoting change in uncertain times.   

With over 1200 hundred impressive entries, we thank all the artists for submitting their work. The scope of creative visual arts in Wisconsin could not be more apparent. We thank the panel of highly accomplished jurors who devoted much time and collective thought in selecting the final entries for this powerful exhibition, an exhibition that exemplifies the importance of compelling creative visual language.

Exhibiting Artists:

Artist NameArtwork Title
Luke W AchterbergIdyll
Hector AcunaThe Barn
Kelly M AlexanderNature and Anatomy
Danielle AttoeIn the Window
Jennifer H BastianI Have Missed You (Community Care is the Intimacy I Need)
Anthony BausDream of Pabst Pavilion 1893
Emily S BelknapReflection 1: View from Lincoln Memorial Drive
Lois BielefeldWhen I was Young
Barry CarlsenTime Traveler
Rebecca E Carlton5 Billion (5,000,000,000) to None: An Extinction
Mauree ChildressHomage
Sandra CipolloneNight Crossing
Craig CliffordCluster
Amy A Cropper16 Houses, Vestige #8 and Vestige #10
Phyllis Deicher-LadwigEnd of the Ride 2
Patrick M DoughmanDeliberation
Anthony Duvall BozanichWaller Baller
Scott EspesethKid’s Parka: It Lives!
Aris GeorgiadesAlign
David GrahamDePere, WI 2021
Robert D JinkinsThe Pistol
David N KasirHandshake Equations x Foxes + All the Rubble After
Linda KelenSwamp
Helen R KlebesadelPrairie Fire I
Leif LarsonFamily Life During A Pandemic
Fatima LasterSay Her Name
Matthew LudakAtlantic City
Christine B MillerMags Hosts St Ags Loaves and Fishes Social
Lianne M MiltonCocoon
Jose MoralesAmerican Pasttimes
Bethann Moran-HandzlikThe Work and The Wonder
Susan L MorrisonBig Red
Marjorie M MauRed, Green & Grey 1
Brandon NackeA Conceived Bond
Robert C OsborneParking Garage in Downtown Fond du Lac
Melissa PareToucan
Nirmal S RajaThe Wall Within
Michelle RichesonKitchen at Los Poblanos
Janet RobertsFatima
Dane A SchumacherUnsaid
Trina M SmithPandemic: Bedroom
Valaria M TateraHealing
Robert P UlrichCuzN’s WeekNd
Ariana K VaethWelcome Mat
Shane M WalshMidnite Arcade
Michael WestcottSelf with Red Lamp
Charlie B WetzelPortrait of Me and 39 Mile
John WhitneyConfluence
Christopher T WoodDaydrawing 201224
Rina YoonHomologies-AZ
Larry ZambaWhitey on the Moon

The Wisconsin Artists Biennial is co-sponsored and organized by Wisconsin Visual Artists and the Museum of Wisconsin Art, in an ongoing partnership that reflects our respective institutions’ mutual support of Wisconsin artists.

Download the prospectus today

Members of the WVA receive a discount on entry. If you’re not a member consider joining today to save $25 on your entry and get the benefits of membership. If you are a student please contact the chapter chair for information regarding student dues.