EDUCATION

M.F.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Painting/Drawing, 2002
B.F.A. Minnesota State University, Painting/Drawing, 2000

ONE- and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 (scheduled) James Watrous Gallery, Overture Center, Madison, WI
2014 The Modernist Landscape, with Andrea Jensen, Gallery 19, Chicago, IL
2014 ON FOOT, Ice Age Trail Alliance Annual Conference, Sturgeon Bay, WI
2012 ON FOOT Red Rocket Gallery, www.redrocketgallery.com
2012 ON FOOT with Danica Oudeans, Aylward Gallery, Appleton, WI
2012 ON FOOT River Arts Center, Prairie du Sac, WI
2012 ON FOOT Portage Center for the Arts, Portage, WI
2011 ON FOOT Gallery 405, Marshfield, WI
2011 ON FOOT Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI
2009 Over Head, Under Foot, Founders Hall Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc
2007 New Paintings, Southview Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha(catalog)
2006 Rural Solitaire, James Watrous Gallery, Overture Center, Madison, WI
2005 New Work, Schwalbach Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
2003 Teem, DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, WI
2002 Umwelt, Porter Butts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Wisconsin City, ArtStart Center for the Arts, Rhinelander, WI
2013 UW Colleges Faculty Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
2013 Things, ViewARTS, Old Forge, NY
2013 Americas, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND
2012 Out of Context: New Abstract Art, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
2012 The Wisconsin Project, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2012 ON FOOT (side by side with Danica Oudeans) Aylward Gallery, Appleton, WI
2011 Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA (invitational)
2011 Faculty Exhibition, Rahr West Museum, Manitowoc, WI
2011 Beloit and Vicinity, Juried, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI (award, catalog)
2011 43rd National Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
2010 GREEN, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2010 Here and NOW and Then, ARTLofts Gallery, Madison, WI
2010 Beloit and Vicinity, Juried, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI (award, catalot)
2010 Wordplay, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheyboygan, WI
2010 FORWARD: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, WI
2009 Wisconsin Biennial, Rahr West Museum, Manitowoc, WI (award; catalog)
2009 41st National Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
2008 61st National Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA (award)
2008 Faculty Exhibition, Schwalbach Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
2008 40th National Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA (award)
2008 Faculty Exhibition, Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2007 Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (catalog)
2006 Faculty Collection, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
2004 STRAY show, Chicago, IL, 2004
2004 Faculty Exhibition, Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
2004 Burnin’ Down the House, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 ...And Now For Something Completely Different, Unit B Gallery, Chicago
2004 The Drawing Show, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 The Drawing Show II, The Wiggle Room, San Antonio, TX
2003 Strange Places in Pictorial Spaces, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Dark Spring, Drive-Thru Gallery. Chicago, IL
2003 The Drawing Show, Unit B Gallery. Chicago, IL
2003 PAINT, CitArts Space. Madison, WI
2003 Spring Group Show, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI
2003 Wallpatch, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

AWARDS & HONORS

2011 People’s Choice Award, Beloit and Vicinity, Wright Museum of Art
2010 Summer Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Colleges
2010 Professional Development Award, UW-Colleges Art Department
2010 Second Place, Beloit and Vicinity, Wright Museum of Art
2009 Honorable Mention, Wisconsin Biennial, Rahr West Museum
2008 First Place, 40th National Juried Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts
2008 Third Place, 61st National Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center
2007 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Wisconsin-Colleges
2003 Artist-in-Residence Grant, Vermont Studio Center,Johnson, VT
2002 Brown/Keanjte Fellowship, Madison, WI
2001 Edith L. Gilbertson Fellowship, Madison, WI
2000 Hal Lotterman Fellowship, Madison, WI
2000 Carl Heise Fellowship, Madison, WI

TEACHING

2014-present    Associate Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, Baraboo, WI
2008-2014        Assistant Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, Baraboo, WI
2005-2007        Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, Baraboo, WI
2004-2005        Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, W

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union, Madison, WI
Minnesota State University, Centennial Union, Mankato, MN
Wingra Elementary School, Madison, WI

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2013 Facilitator, Visual Arts Classic Regional High School Art Competition
2012 Host and Facilitator, Visual Arts Classic Regional High School Art Competition
2011 Guest Speaker and Juror, Capitol Conference Exhibition, Pyle Center, Madison, WI
2011 Juror, Baraboo High School Art Exhibition
2011 Host and Facilitator, Visual Arts Classic Regional High School Art Competition
2010 Juror, Summer Arts Classic, Sauk County Art Association, Baraboo, WI
2010 Guest Speaker and Juror, Winterfest, Sauk County Art Association, Baraboo, WI
2009 Juror, Baraboo High School Art Competition
2005 Visiting Artist, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
2004 Visiting Artist, Edgewood College. Madison, WI
2003 Edgewood College, Madison, WI
2003 Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2002 Visiting Critic, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Chicago Artist Resource, “The Modernist Painter”
2013 Pathways Across America, “Artists of the National Trails System”
2012 From the River Bank, “Ice Age Trail”
2010 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Review: FORWARD”
2009 Manitowoc Free Press, “Letha Kelsey, Over Head, Under Foot featured”
2008 Sioux City Custom Press, “61st Juried National Opens December 11”
2007 Wisconsin State Journal, “Wisconsin Triennial Opens at MMoCA”
2007 UW-Waukesha Alumni News, “Letha Kelsey – Rural Solitaire through April 13”
2006 Madison Magazine, “August Arts and Entertainment”
2005 Chicago Reader, “Making the Rounds: Special Events”
2004 Chicago Sun Times, “Get a Taste of Chicago Art”
2004 New City, “Five Shows to See Now”
2004 Chicago Reader, “Plumbing the Sublimity of the Ennui”
2003 San Antonio Community Calendar, “Drawing Show II”

BIO

B. 1978, Iowa Falls, IA

608.206.2766     letha.a.kelsey@gmail.com