News & Exhibits

 Past Exhibitions

Gregory Martens: Seeing the World
April 11 – May 10, 2016. Founders Hall Art Gallery University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc, 705 Viebahn Street Manitowoc, WI 54220
The gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30:a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fridays until 4:30 p.m. . For more information contact Berel Lutsky, Professor of Art, at 920-683-4735 or by e-mail

2015 Sum Total: UW-Milwaukee Art & Design Department Biennial Faculty Exhibition 
October 23 – November 22, 2015, UW-Milwaukee Arts Center Gallery, 2nd Floor of the ART building
2400 E. Kenwood, Milwaukee WI 53211
Arts Center Gallery regular gallery hours: Wed. & Thur. 10am-6:30pm, Sun. 1-5pm
Free & open to the public

24th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition
April 9 – July 15, 2015 | Fine Arts Gallery | UW-Parkside, Kenosha WI
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 22, 5-8pm
Juror: Michael Barnes, Professor of Printmaking, Northern Illinois University
The Parkside National Small Print Exhibition was founded at UW-Parkside in 1987 by printmaking professor Doug DeVinny. The tradition continue this spring in the Fine Arts Gallery located in the RITA. For over two decades, this exhibition has shown the finest examples of small format, original prints created by artists working throughout the United States. UW-Parkside Gallery Info

Continuum 2014 No Time Like The Present: Gregory Martens
Exhibition dates: August 28 – September 26, 2014.
Closing Reception: 6 – 8 PM, September 26, 2014. Arts Center Gallery, UWM Campus (located on the 2nd floor of the Art Building, enter from the Theater lobby). Gallery hours: Wed. – Thurs. 10 AM – 6:30 PM Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM, and by appointment. Information please call: 414-229-4200

Gregory Martens, alumni and Associate Lecturer in the Department of Art & Design at UW-Milwaukee presents a 200 piece retrospective of his art work spanning four decades. Martens, primarily a printmaker, applies a strong narrative as he investigates his experiences going back to college in his late forties, living with Bone Marrow Cancer, world travel, the Apocalypse, and post-grad school work. The exhibition includes all aspects of printmaking, paintings, sculpture, artist books, sketchbooks, drawings, and ephemera from his prolific career.

Martens has also curated examples from 20 of his most influential friends, colleagues and mentors, including: Scott Bentley, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Tony Fitzpatrick, Dean Graf, Stuart Howland, Mark Iwinski, William Kentridge, Dan Lindner, Sandra MacPherson, Anna Martens, Sharon Martens, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Anthony Mikkelson, Xavier Monsalvatje, David Niec, Josie Osborne, Danny Pierce, The Skrauss, Fred Stonehouse, Randy Whitehall. Included in the exhibition is a 20 piece display of color woodcuts from the late UWM Professor Emeritus Danny Pierce (1920-2014).

Fresh Impressions: Contemporary Wisconsin Printmakers
April 17–July 16, 2014
Reception and Artist Talk Thursday, April 17 | 7:00
Saint John’s On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hours: Every day, 10:00-5:00
Following World War II, Wisconsin developed a national reputation for quality printmaking; more than 60 years later, printmaking is still going strong in the state. Fresh Impressions is a group show featuring many of the best printmakers from around Wisconsin and across the varied types of printmaking. Featured artists include Ann Fischer Athas, Cathy Jean Clark, Rachel Durfee, Joel Elgin, Jayne Reid Jackson, Linda Kelen, Christine Style, Larry Basky, Bonnie de Arteaga, Ray Gloeckler, Jan Jahnke, Gregory Martens, Nancy Mc Gee, Brian Pirman, Jeb Prazak, Lynn Schoenecker, Jan Serr, Sandra Starck, Julie Sutter-Blair, Ken Swanson, Arthur Thrall, Rina Yoon, and John Young. Museum of Wisconsin Art – On the Lake