VALERIE MANGION

14872 Creek Lane

Muscoda, WI  53573

 vmangion@mwt.net

valeriemangion.com

 

EDUCATION

 

1993            MFA/Painting, University of Wisconsin/Madison, Madison, WI

1979            BFA/Painting, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL (graduated with honors)

 

AWARDS

 

1998            2nd Place Cash Award, "11th Annual Women's Works," Woodstock, IL

1991            Honorable Mention, "Art for the Animals Classic III," National Anti-Vivisection Society, Chicago, IL

1979            Outstanding Senior Painter, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL

 

EXHIBITIONS

                            Solo and two-person shows

2016            James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI. "Night Vision" 

2012            Brewer Public Library, Richland Center, WI. Recent work.

2008            Ocooch Books & Libations Gallery, Richl. Center, WI, "Pesky Visions: A Retro-spectacle of Paintings from the 1970's to Now"

2006            Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI, "Inspired By Animals"

2000            Wisconsin Union Galleries, Univ. of WI, Madison, "Dogs' Houses: How Country Dogs Live"

1999            Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN

1999            Wisconsin Academy Gallery, WI Acad. of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI, "Let Go"

1996            Ray Edwards Gallery, Madison, WI, "Mostly Rats"

1996            The Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, "Tales from the Farm"

1994            Red Oak Gallery, Madison, WI, "Small Images" (two)

1993            Red Oak Gallery, Madison, WI, "In Memory Of"

1992            Gallery B106, Madison, WI, "Natural-un-Natural" (two)

1991            Red Oak Gallery, Madison, WI, "I Love Animals"

1989            AFLN Gallery, Seattle, WA (two)

1979            Fine Arts Building, Champaign, IL, "works in a MORBIDLY HUMOROUS vein"

 

                            Group

           2020            Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL "Women's Works 2020 - 33rd Annual Show"

          2019-2020    Cedarburg Art Musem, Cedarburg, WI, "Night Owls, CAM 2019 Juried Exhibition" 

          2019            Gallery of Wisconsin Art (GOWA), West Bend, WI, "Winter Exhibition 2019"

          2018            Gallery of Wisconsin Art (GOWA), West Bend, WI, "Botanical Masterpieces"

          2018            Gallery of Wisconsin Art (GOWA), West Bend, WI, "The FUNSHO"

          2017            Gallery of Wisconsin Art, (GOWA), West Bend, WI, "Landscapes Then and Now"

         2017           Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA, "DuMA Biennial"

          2016            Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, "FORWARD: A Survey of  Wisconsin Art Now"

          2015            New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI, “Shelter & Love.” Four paintings.

2013            Museum of Wisconsin Art, “MOWA 2013 Members’ Show”

2013            Harry & Laura Nohr Gallery, Univ. of WI, Platteville, “ArtsBuild Annual 2013"

2013            New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI, “Culture + Agriculture 2013”

2012            John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. "Wisconsin Confidential"

2012            Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI. "Wilson Center Retrospective"

2010            Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery, Univ. of WI, Platteville, "ArtsBuild Annual 2010"

2004            Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Overture Center, Madison, WI, "A Decade of                      Art from the Wisconsin Academy Gallery"

2005-2002    The Red Door Gallery, Richland Center, WI, "RAAC Center Color Fiesta Art Show"

2002            FADA 8th Annual Fine Art Show, Santa Monica, CA

2003, 2002   Blue Highways, Richland Center, WI, "Annual Festival of the Arts," Benefit Art Show

2002            The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, IL, "Animal Images"

2001            Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Cats & Dogs"

2003, 2001   New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI, "New Visions' Culture and Agriculture"

2003, 2001   Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, "Women's Works"

2001            Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI, "For Women Only"

2000            Driftless Area Artisans Gallery, Richland Center, WI. Six paintings.

1999            Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Sixth Annual Members' Exhibition" Juried.

1999            Harper College, Palatine, IL, "Small Works"

1999            Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, "12th Annual Women's Works"

1999            The Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI, "Midwest Winter"

1998            The Paine Art Center & Arboretum, Oshkosh, WI, "The Art Garden"

1998            New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI, "New Visions' Culture and Agriculture 1998"

1998            Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, "11th Annual Women's Works"

1998            Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, "International Exhibition on Animals in Art"

1998            Texas Tech Regional Hand Center, Lubbock, TX, "Show of Hands"

1997            Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Narratives"

1997            Metropolitan Art Gallery, Dodgeville, WI

1995            Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Holy Baloney"

1994            Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, "Exquisite Corpse: Lines of Correspondence"

1993            Valperine Gallery, Madison, WI, "Come On A Whim," whimsical and animal paintings.

1992            A-Space Gallery, Madison, WI, three-woman show.

1991-1992    7th Floor Gallery, Humanities Bldg, University of WI/Madison, Grad. 2D Review Show.

1991            Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Madison 16," group show of Madison artists.

1991            Edna Carlsten Gallery, U. of WI/Stevens Point, WI, "Wisconsin '91: A Juried Exhib. of WI Art"

1991            Gallery B106, Madison, WI, "Black & White," group show of gallery members.

1991            Gallery B106, Madison, WI, six-person show.

1990            Memorial Union Gallery, Madison, WI, "63rd Annual Grad Student Art Show"

1989            AFLN Gallery, Seattle, WA, "AFLN Open Show"

1988            Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California/Berkeley, CA, "Fate of the Animals," four works.

1988            A New Space Gallery, Seattle, WA, "Artists of Conscience," five-woman show.

1987            The Significant Form Gallery, Seattle, WA, "Washington Women Artists Annual Juried Exhib."

1985            Cameron University Department of Art, Lawton, OK, "Day of the Dead"

1985            Women's Cultural Center Gallery, Seattle, WA, "Reclaiming Our Images," five-woman show.

1982            Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, "58th Annual Rockford & Vicinity Juried Exhibition"

1979            Lincoln Trails Traveling Show (traveled throughout Illinois).

1979            Main Exhibition Hall, Fine Arts Building, Champaign, IL.

 

GALLERY AFFILIATION

    2017-2019          Gallery of Wisconsin Art (GOWA), West Bend, WI

 

 

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

 

2019            "Mangion taking part in Winter Exhibition," The Richland Observer, January 17, 2019. 

2017            "Landscapes Then and Now," by Andrew Webster, Outdoor Painter, November 8, 2017.

2017            "Landscapes and Mindscapes at Gallery of Wisconsin Art," by Judith Ann Moriarty, Shepherd Express, November 21, 2017

2017            "Art in Every Dimension," feature article by Tia Jones, Telegraph Herald, May 23, 2017

2016            On View/'John Craig: New Work' & 'Valerie Mangion: Night Vision'   "Driftless Region Artists move beyond

                   their usual style" Sunday feature by Robyn Norton, Wisconsin State Journal, August 14, 2016 (also featured on-line at                              madison.com/wsj/entertainment/arts)

2016            "Woodsy Weirdness at the Watrous Gallery" interview by Sarah Witman for TONE Madison, on-line magazine, August 2, 2016

2016            "John Craig, Valerie Mangion" on-line at Isthmus picks, July 2016

2016             "Seven Madison art shows dig deep," on-line at Madison magazine, July 2016

2016            "Local artists featured in Madison exhibit," feature article by Dawn Kiefer, The Richland Observer, July 21, 2016

2016            "Art from the heart of the Driftless at Watrous," article by Michael Muckian, Wisconsin Gazette, July 14, 2016

2016             "Night Vison: Mangion's art to be exhibited at Madison Gallery," by Dawn Kiefer, The Richland Observer, June 23, 2016

2016            " 'Night Vision' with Valerie Mangion," featured by Mary Zinn's Working in Wisconsin blog, circlemblog.wordpress.com,                              Month: May 2016

2016            "Valerie Mangion: Night Vision  A Driftless Region painter captures the nocturnal lives of animals," cover photo and 8-page                      photo essay, Wisconsin People & Ideas Magazine, Vol. 62, No.2, Spring 2016.

2012            Painting reproduced on print and on-line invitations for Wilson Center Retrospective show.

2008            "Mangion Displays Art," feature article by Dawn Kiefer, The Richland Observer, May 15, 2008

2006            Painting reproduced on cover of Winter Fine Arts Guide, Shepherd Express, January 19-25, 2008

2005            ArtsBuild Directory, Artists of Southwest Wisconsin 2005

2002            "Artist's works show love of animals," feature article by Dawn Kiefer, The Richland Observer, June 13, 2002

2002            Painting reproduced in article, "Arts Festival proceeds to aid Sister City, The Richland Observer, April 25, 2002

2002            Painting reproduced in Marshfield Clinic's 2002 Calendar (January).

2000            Painting reproduced in the Weekender Guide, The Capital Times, July 1-2, 2000.

2000            In "Arts in Pieces" column, Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday, May 28, 2000.

2000            Mentioned in Susan Lampert Smith article, "Art finds a home in Richland Center" regarding new gallery, Wisconsin State                          Journal, February 8, 2000.

1999            Mentioned in article, "Artists colorfully chair-up hospital project," Wisconsin State Journal, November 8, 1999.

1999            "Beauty and the Beasts, 'Madonna and Rat' artist switches to cows," article by C.R. Gabriel, Isthmus, August 6, 1999. Also,                      Critics Choice for Art in The Guide to Arts and Entertainment, same issue.

1999            "getting some PERSPECTIVE - Artist puts controversial painting behind her to take a surreal look at the local landscape,"                           article by John Aehl, Wisconsin State Journal, August 5, 1999.

1999            "Art's a horse of a different color," article by Jacob Stockinger, The Capital Times, Aug. 4, 1999.

1998            Painting, "Pregnant Ewe," reproduced (b&w) in New Visions' Culture and Agriculture catalog.

1997            Mentioned (as an ill-treated artist) in Citizen article "Sunny-side up," regarding an arts editorial writer's questionable ethics                        and knowledge, Isthmus, October 10, 1997.

1997            Painting, "Emerging Artists" reproduced (b&w) in the Chicago READER, September 5, 1997.

1997            Painting, "Emerging Artists," featured on Chicago's WTTW Ch. 11 television show, "Art Beat", September 3, 1997

1997            "Rats, Foiled Again" presents the Playboy slant on the "Madonna and Rat" controversy, Forum section, Playboy, July 1997, P.                    52.

1996            Article about "Madonna and Rat" controversy "Let's Have Fewer Rules" by Ruth Conniff published in the Progressive                               magazine, December 1996 issue. (Story also picked up by Alternet.)

1996            Additional letters regarding "Madonna and Rat" painting published in the Wisconsin State Journal, November 26, 1996 and                        November 16, 1996.

1996            Guest Editorial, "Controversial painting shows First Amendment's importance" by the Executive Director of the ACLU,                                Milwaukee, image of "Madonna and Rat" and two more letters published in the Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 9, 1996.

1996            Quoted in Newsweek magazine, November 4, 1996 issue, regarding "Madonna and Rat".

1996            Brief mention in the "Off The Wire" column, P. 2, The Seattle Times, November 2, 1996.

1996            Articles "Conspicuous by Its Absence, the Community Reacts to "Madonna with (sic) Rat" and "Artist in the Eye of the
                  Storm" published in Tower Times, Volume 73, Issue 2, November 1996.

1996            Letters regarding "Madonna and Rat" controversy published in the Wisconsin State Journal, November 1, 1996.

1996            Psssst! Column, The Capital Times, P. 2, mentions that "Madonna and Rat" was featured on the Saturday Night Live
                  Weekend Update segment with Norm McDonald, October 28, 1996.

1996            Letters regarding "Madonna and Rat" published in the The Capital Times, October 25, 1996.

1996            Editorial, "Removing 'rat' art was right decision" published in the Wisconsin State Journal, October 25, 1996.

1996            Brief article about "Madonna and Rat" controversy published in USA Today,

                  "Across the USA: News From Every State" section under Wisconsin, October 25, 1996.

1996            Apparently article about "Madonna and Rat" covered in the Knoxville Sun, Tennessee.

1996            Article about "Madonna and Rat" controversy, "Madison school bans 'offensive' painting" appears in Milwaukee Journal
                  Sentinel, October 25, 1996.

1996            Painting, "Madonna and Rat" reproduced in The Wisconsin State Journal article, "Sacred to one, profane to others", P. 1,
                  Local Section, October 24, 1996, Madison, WI.

1996            Painting, "Madonna and Rat" reproduced larger in The Capital Times late edition article, retitled
                  "East High art gets the hook", P. 2, Sec. 1, October 23, 1996, Madison, WI.

1996            Painting, "Madonna and Rat" reproduced in The Capital Times article, "School removes painting", P. 2, Sec. 1, October 23,
                  1996, Madison, WI.

1994            Painting, "Stranded Pronghorn", selected for inclusion in an anthology titled "Flood In The Heartland" (editor did not find
                   publisher).

1993            Painting, "Pat's Journey," reproduced (black & white) in the Gallery Guide, The Capital Times/Wisconsin State Journal, May 7,
                 1993, Madison, WI.

1991            Painting, "Moon's Dream," reproduced (black & white) in the Gallery Guide, The Capital Times, October 17, 1991, Madison,
                  WI.

1989            Painting, "Philippines Meat Market," reproduced in The Animals' Voice magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, February.

1988            Mentioned in review of the Washington Women Artists' Juried Exhibition in REFLEX, Vol. 2, No. 1, January/February

1986            Drawing, "Vivisection," published in the L.A. Weekly; Los Angeles, CA.

1985            Drawing published in ADVOCATE, a publication of the American Humane Assoc., Denver, CO.

 

CONTROVERSY

 

          1996           The controversy surrounding the removal of my painting, "Madonna and Rat" from the Ray Edwards Gallery at East High
                            School in Madison, WI extends to radio and television. Among other things, the painting was shown and discussed on
                            Channel 27 News, 6:00 pm, Madison, talked about on the Paul Harvey radio show, on stations WMAD and 1070 AM in
                            Madison, and the topic of a "Social Dilemma" segment on WIBA  FM. I was live on WLUP radio in Chicago; interviewed three
                            times by WJFK radio out of Washington D.C. (broadcast nationally on the Westwood One Radio Network); was contacted                                 by a reporter from the Washington Post, and by Chuck Smith, CBS News, New York for a possible show topic on new
                            television show in January. The USA Today article was flashed on the screen during the Weekend Update segment of the
                            Saturday Night Live show (October 26, 1996) while Norm McDonald joked about one of my printed comments.

 

TEACHING AND RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

1999            Visiting Artist, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN. Gave talk about my show to painting students and faculty.

1997            Visiting Artist during April Fine Arts Week, East High School, Madison, WI. Gave two slide talks as well as a painting
                   demonstration with question and answer format for students.    

1993-1994     Lecturer, University of Wisconsin/Madison, Madison, WI. Art Department. Taught Art 222, Introduction to Painting. This
                   course introduces students to basic concepts, techniques and materials related to oil painting.

1991-1993     Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin/Madison, Madison, WI. Art Department. Taught Drawing 112 and 212, the first
                   two semesters of beginning drawing for art majors. Fully responsible for course content/syllabi, lectures, demonstrations and
                   evaluation of students.

 

OTHER

 

2016-1999    Paintings and/or photos reproduced as greeting cards, Red Oak Publishers (also '97,'96, '93).

2010            Painting purchased by the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UW-Platteville

2010            Painting reproduced as cover art for poetry book, Core Hollow, Red Oak Publishers

2007            Contributed painted box to "Out of the Box Auction," Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

2006            Studio included in Richland Area Arts Council Studio Tour.

2004            Painting reproduced as cover art for poetry book, Boaz Moon, Red Oak Publishers.

1999            Participated in the "Chair Affair," a local charity event in which artists donated painted chairs.

1993            Completed two commissioned painted furniture pieces.

1991            Mary Jane Jacob, independent curator and critic, bought my work.

1989            Illustrated Dolphin Action Guide issue of PAWS newsletter (Progressive Animal Welfare Society, Lynnwood, WA).

1988            Designed T-shirts for NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network, Seattle, WA).

1984            Illustrated cat owner's manual for PAWS, Lynnwood, WA.

1980            Created wall mural for Romano Studio, 43 E. Ohio, Chicago, IL.