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Exhibitions

2016

  • 59th Beloit & Vicinity Juried Art Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, May 28-July 28.

  • Lives of Straw: Site Specific Room Sized Installation, in the 3D Gallery of the Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha.  August 28 - October 16.
  • Super Natural, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, March 13th thru Sept. 10.  The exhibit includes twenty artists from John Wilde and Aaron Bohrod to contemporaries Fred Stonehouse and Tom Uttech.  The exhibit combines a realistic narrative, technique, or setting with surreal elements.
  • Solo site-specific work titled, "Anthropocene Culminatus", Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, May 27 - July 9. A gallery sized unified installation.

2015

  • Solo Exhibition, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, April 17-July 11, 2015.
  • Bagging Culture Invitational Exhibition: Art Inspired by 1900's Feed Sacks (sacks provided from the collection of Gary John Gresl); Alfons Gallery, 2nd floor of St. Joseph Center at 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI. June 14-August 9, 2015

2014

  • SE Chapter of Wisconsin Visual Artists, Juried Group Exhibit, Marian Gallery, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee. January thru February, 2014
  • Hoarding, Amassing, and Excess, an exhibition exploring the psychological, sociological, and artistic impulses for accumulation, horror vacui, berserk collecting, and excessive mark making. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, March 25th - May 23, 2014.
  • Constructed Environments, 3 person invitational exhibit, Alfons Art Gallery, 1501 So. Layton Blvd. (So. 27th St.), Milwaukee, WI. June 29 to September 14.

2013

  • Juried Winter Exhibition, Anderson Art Center, November 10 thru January 5th, Kenosha, WI.
  • SE Chapter Wisconsin Visual Artist - membership exhibit, Kenosha Public Museum, July 13 to September 29, Kenosha, WI.
  • Urban Outland - The Well Mannered Rustic, an installation at the Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park 1500 E. Park, Milwaukee. WI, October 10 to December.

2012

  • Roll Playback: A Second Look at Creative Music Video Production - a display assemblage sculpture as part of a video for singer-songwriter Heidi Spencer. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Union Art Gallery, November 15 to December 14.
  • The Gibson Guitar Project - using a Gibson Guitar in a work of art. Sponsored by the Gibson Company and City of Waukesha, Summer into Fall.
  • Outdoor Assemblage Installation, in collaboration with Valerie Christell at Lynden Sculpture Gardens, Milwaukee/River Hills, February-March.
  • Document Ephemera Series, Photographs Documenting Ephemeral Outdoor Site Specific Installations (solo exhibit), April 15 to June 3, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI.
  • Exhibit of Former Guest Artists, Sharon Lynne Wilson Arts Center, Brookfield, June-July.
  • Large Scale Assemblages and Document Ephemera Photographs, Mount Mary College Marian Gallery, (solo exhibit), September-October.
  • Sculpture Created For the " SRAM pART PROJECT", using bicycle parts, a nation wide effort in "World Bicycle Relief" to benefit peoples of Africa, sponsored and organized by the SRAM Co., world headquarters in Chicago.
  • Visual Art Wisconsin 2012: Wisconsin Visual Arts Juried Exhibition, UW Parkside Gallery, Kenosha, September 5 to October 13.

2011

  • WVA South East Chapter Member Exhibit, Second Prize Award, Cedarburg Cultural Center, July-August.
  • Nohl Fellowship Installation for Anniversary of MAM After Dark, Milwaukee Art Museum, September 16.
  • Artists That Tell Stories Exhibit, The Gallery Grand, Milwaukee, October 21 to December 1.
  • Temporary Site Specific Installation, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, February into August.
  • Exhibit Including Kohler Residency Torso ceramics and Digital Images of Torso Outstallations, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, February-March.
  • Ephemera - National Juried exhibition at Northwest Missouri State University, DeLuce Gallery at Northwest Missouri State, Maryville, Missouri, February 14 to March 18.
  • WVA Member Exhibit, Alverno Fine Arts Gallery, Alverno College, February-March.

2010

  • Among Friends, an exhibit of international artists, curated by Doug Haynes, Community Gallery, Madison, WI, July.
  • The 90 Day Lawn Ornament, an outdoor site specific installation for the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, August into Spring.
  • Members Exhibit, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, September
  • Members Exhibit, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI, Nov. - Dec.
  • Beloit and Vicinity Juried Exhibition, Wright Art Gallery, Beloit Collge, May-June
  • Eight Counties Juried Exhibit, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, January 24 - March 21.
  • Forward - A Juried Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, Feb. 24 - May 19.

2009

  • Wisconsin Visual Artists South East Chapter, Juried Members Exhibit, Marian Gallery, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, August-September
  • Urban Legends & Rural Myths, Purdue University, Stewart Center Art Gallery, West Lafayette, Indiana, (nationwide juried exhibition), March 9 to April 26.
  • Assemblage & Collage Art Juried Exhibition, Uihlein-Peters Gallery, St. John's on the Lake, Milwaukee July 30 to September 19.
  • Alive in the Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, Plymouth Art Center, Plymouth, starting May 22
  • Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, Wisconsin Visual Artists, Inc., SE Chapter juried exhibit, June 1 to July 24.
  • In-Site; Large Scale Outdoor Assemblage or Earth-Work, funded in part by the Milwaukee Arts Board, Milwaukee, completion in the last week of August.

2008

  • The Portrait Exhibit of the South East Chapter of Wisconsin Visual Artists, Inc./WP&S, Northwestern Mutual Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Oct. 24 - Nov. 23.
  • WVA/WP&S Juried Exhibit, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI, July into October.
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation Nohl Fellowship Award Winners Exhibition, INOVA Galleries, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Kennilworth Building, North Prospect and Kennilworth Ave., October-January
  • Four Sided Show, (small group exhibition), Milwaukee Street Gallery, 717 N. Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, April 18 to May 9.
  • 51st Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, (juried), Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, May 16 to July 18.
  • Two Cultures, One Spirit; Japan-Wisconsin Art Exchange, Saitama Museum of Art, Saitama, Japan, July 14-22.
  • I Am Soltaire, (solo exhibit), Ploch Art Gallery, Wilson Art Center, Brookfield, WI, December-January.
  • Inside Out; Sculpture Exhibition, University of WI, Sheboygan, June-September.

2007

  • Aqua Art Miami, part of Hotcakes Gallery exhibit, Miami Florida, December 6-9.
  • Winter Juried Exhibition, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, November 4 to January 6.
  • Solo Exhibit, Lakeland College Bradley Gallery, Bradley Fine Arts Building, September 13 to October 25, Sheboygan, WI
  • Sculpture at the Edge, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI. October 11 to November 1.
  • One Collection, Three Dimensions: A Personal PURSUIT OF Wisconsin Sculpture, selections from the collection of Gary John Gresl, September 12 to November 11.
  • WP&S South East Chapter (juried exhibit), Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI, May 23 to July 15.
  • Wisconsin Triennial- 2007, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI. May 4 to July 15.
  • Alive in the Arts - Plymouth Art Association, Gallery 110 North, (juried exhibit), April 27 to June 10.
  • Wisconsin Artists Biennial- 2007, Haggerty Museum, Marquette campus, Milwaukee, WI, April 22 to July 15.
  • SE Chapter Juried Exhibit, St. John's Uihlein Peter's Gallery, St. John's on the Lake, March 3 to April 14.
  • 50th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Juried Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, February 2 to March 30.
  • Invitational Up North Themed Exhibit, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, February 23 to April 7.

2006

  • Palimpsests and Middens, (solo exhibit), Hotcakes Gallery, 3379 N. Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI. December 16 to January 21.
  • Milwaukee International Art Fair, represented by Hotcakes Gallery, Falcons Hall, October 20-21.
  • WP&S Southeast Member Show, Ruess Federal Plaza, Milwaukee, WI. September-October.
  • Anderson Art Center Winter Juried Exhibition, November 5 to January 8.
  • Rural Visions, Steenbock Gallery, Madison, WI. December - January.
  • Culture and Agriculture Juried Exhibit, New Visions Gallery, Marshified, WI. May 8 to July 9.
  • Found and Recycled, Appleton Art Center Curated Exhibit, Appleton, WI. April 24 - June 3.
  • Beloit and Vicinity 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI. February 3 to March 31.
  • Inside Out, summer to fall sculpture exhibition, UW Sheboygan, WI. June 8 to October 10.
  • Foreign Influences, Steenbock Gallery, WI Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI, June-July.
  • Agrarian Views, (juried exhibit), Gallery 110 North, Plymouth Art Center, Plymouth, WI, June 23 to August 6.
  • Up North; Imaging of North Woods Culture and Mythology, West Bend Art Museum, August 2 to September 24.
  • He Said, She Said, duo exhibit with Janet Roberts, (traveling exhibit), Wausau Center for the Visual Arts, August 18 to October 1.
  • Solo Exhibit, Eye of the Arts Gallery, 225 Watson Street, Ripon, WI, February to March. February 1 to April 1.
  • The Uncommon Icon; Reinventing the Sacred, ABEA exhibit at Uilein Peters Gallery, 1840 No. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI. January 28 to March 11.

2005

  • Winter Juried Exhibition, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, October 2005- January 2006, (2 works accepted).
  • South East Chapter Juried Membership Exhibition, Marian Gallery, Mount Mary College, September-October, Traveling to the Steenbock Gallery, WI Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI. Deember-January.
  • Alive in the Arts, (juried exhibit), Gallery 110 North, Plymouth Arts Association. April 22 to June 1.
  • He Said, She Said, duo exhibit with Janet Roberts, (traveling exhibit), Carroll College Rowe Fine Art Gallery, October exhibition.
  • Eight Counties Juried Exhibit, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI. February 20 to March.
  • Beloit and Vicinity 48th Annual Juried Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI. February 4 to April 1.
  • Recycle, The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters, Steenbock Gallery, Through January.
  • Earthly Things and Mnemonic Devices, (solo exhibit), Wisconsin Memorial Union Porter Butts Gallery, UW-Madison, January 21 to February 20.

2004

  • 28th Plaza Art Competition and Exhibition, (juried), the New Beverly Art Center, Chicago, November 19 to January 8.
  • Alive in the Arts - 9th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery 110 North, Plymouth, WI. April 13 to May 16.
  • The Art of Assemblage - Objects and Inspiration, small group invitational exhibit, Rahr-West Art Gallery, Manitowoc, WI. April 14 to May 30.
  • A Decade of Art from the Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters, James Watrous Gallery, Overture Center, Madison, WI. September 18 to October 31.
  • Collaborations, together with Janet Roberts as collaborator, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters, Steenbock Gallery. October.

2003

  • Anderson Art Center Winter Juried Art Exhibition, Kenosha, WI. November 16 to January 4.
  • Sculpture Exhibited at Art Milwaukee, organized by Milwaukee Art Dealers Association, Coachlignt Building, MIAD, September 2003,
  • Wisconsin Artists Biennial - 2003, (statewide juried exhibit), UW-Madison Art Galleries, September 12 to October 11.
  • Solo Exhibition Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI, July 20 to September 7.
  • Mementos and Earthly Things, (solo exhibit), University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, The Gail Floether Steinhilber Art Gallery in the Reeve Memorial Union, 748 Algoma Blvd., February 6th through March 15, 2003.
  • Duo Exhibiton, with Dan McGuire, Sculpture Professor UW-Whitewater, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, West National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI. April 11 toMay 24th.

2002

  • 26th Annual Alice & Arthur Baer Juried Art Competition, Beverly Art Center, 2407 West 111th Street, Chicago, IL. November 22 to January 18.
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition, Kenosha, WI., November 10 to January 5.
  • Unconventional Wisconsin, (statewide juried exhibit), Carlsten Art Gallery, UW-Steven's Point, November 2-11.
  • Personal Visions - WP&S South East Chapter (juried exhibit), Gallery 110 North, Plymouth Center, Plymouth, WI. (two pieces accepted - Juror's Award), August 30 to October 20..
  • 10th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, Anderson Art Center, (two pieces accepted), September 15 to October 20.
  • Route 51 - Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, (juried exhibit), Wausau Center for the Visual Arts, May-July. Best of Show Award; exhibit traveling to Beloit College for July-August.
  • Here Where We Are Standing Dinosaurs Did a Dance, (solo exhibit), Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters, Steenbock Gallery, Madison, WI. July.

2001

  • Gary John Gresl, A Personal Synthesis, (solo exhibit by invitation), Rowe Fine Arts Gallery, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI, January 20 to February 16.
    To see photos of this exhibition, click here.
  • 10th Triennial Eight Counties Exhibition, (juried show), John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. June 3 to July 22.
  • 25th Annual Baer Art Competition and Exhibition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, (Best of Show Award in 3D Category), November.
  • Wisconsin Artists Biennial - 2002, Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, traveling to the Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI. November 18, 2001 to March 31, 2002.

2000

  • Unconventional Wisconsin, (juried exhibit - three pieces chosen - Honorable Mention Award. Exhibition awards comprised one cash award and six equal Honorable Mentions), Edna Carlsten Gallery, Fine Arts Center, UW-Stevens Point, September 16 to October 11.
  • WP&S Centennial Exhibition, (juried exhibit, $1000 Highest Cash Award for Requerdo, Beach Glass, West Bend Art Museum, October 18 to November 27.

1999

  • Wisconsin Artists Biennial, (jureid exhibit - First Prize $500 Award), Haggerty Art Museum, Marquette University

1998

  • Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, (juried exhibit - $400 Prize Award), Sesquicentennial Celebration at Villa Terrace Museum and Allis Museum.

HIATUS IN EXHIBITION SCHEDULE DUE TO DEALING WITH BUSINESS AND PERSONAL MATTERS.

1992

  • Where the Waters Meet, one half hour video interview for cable access, made available to the Milwaukee Public Library, created by Christina Zadowski and Mark Mars.

1990

  • What Was.. .Is!, (invitational group exhibit), Ruess Federal Building and The Firestation Gallery, presented by City of Milwaukee Recycling Office.

1989

  • Art Energized, (spring juried exhibit), Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, (juried exhibit), West Bend Gallery of Fine Art, West Bend, WI.
  • Synthesis, (invitational group exhibit), Union Hill Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
  • From Impulse to Obsession, (invitational group exhibit), Madison Art Center, Madison, WI.

1988

  • Artists' Chairs, Walkers Point Center For The Arts.
  • The Split Brain Series and Installation, (solo show), Terra Rouge Art Gallery.
  • Wisconsin Statements, (juried spring exhibit), Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Homage to the Far Side, Wright Street Art Gallery.
  • A Slice of Art, Historic Third Ward Window Installation.
  • Milwaukee Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, (juried exhibit), Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI.

1987

  • The Ethnography of North America, recent assemblage sculpture, (solo exhibit), Wright Street Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
  • On Wisconsin, (fall juried exhibit), Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Four Artists - New Abstraction, Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI.
  • West Bend Gallery of Fine Art, West Bend, WI
  • The Wright Experiment; Kathleen Forecki, Peggy Thurston Farrel, Gary John Gresl, (group exhibit), Wright Street Gallery.
  • Faculty Exhibit, Mount Mary College.
  • Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, (juried exhibit), Reuss Federal Building, Milwaukee, WI.
  • The Human is a Transitional Animal, Installation at Museum of Sexuality, (invitational exhibit), Theatre X Building, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Bright Lights, (neon theme exhibit), Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI.
  • The Wisconsin Artists Biennial, (statewide juried exhibit), UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. ($300 Award Prize - show traveled to Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc and the Neville Museum, Green Bay.)
  • The Wisconsin Triennial, (statewide juried exhibit), Madison Art Center, Madison, WI.
  • Naked Self Portraits, (juried exhibit), Madison Walker's Point Center For The Arts.
  • Alice and Ruth Baer Juried Art Competition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL.

1986

  • Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors Juried Member Exhibit, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 6 X 12, (group exhibit - small works), Carrol College Union Gallery.
  • Wisconsin Update, (fall juried exhibit), Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.

1985

  • Trends, (spring juried exhibit), Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Contemporary Wisconsin, (fall juried exhibit), Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Men and Women in the Arts - National Juried Exhibition, West Bend Gallery of Fine Art, West Bend, WI. April 4-28.
  • Faculty Exhibit, Mount Mary College.
  • Salon de Refuses, alternative show to "Exhibition 63" exhibit, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Local Artists Exhibit, West Bend Gallery of Fine Art, West Bend, WI.

1984

  • The Wisconsin Biennial, (statewide juried exhibit), Madison Art Center, Madison, WI.
  • Local Artists Exhibit, West Bend Gallery of Fine Art, West Bend, WI.
  • Road Studies, Hitchhikers and Found Images, (solo exhibit), Milwaukee Auction Galleries, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Mile of Art, (juried exhibit), Cardinal Stritch College.

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