b. Ashland, WI

Education

MFA - Painting, Kent State University, Kent, OH 

BFA - Painting, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 

BFA - Graphic Communications, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

Solo Exhibitions

2019        Lost in Transition, (upcoming) East Oregonian Gallery, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR

2019        Lost Verses, (upcoming) Class of 1925 Gallery, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI

2018        Never Silent, (upcoming) Gail F. Steinhilber Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

2018        Generations, (upcoming) The Old CWC School, Waupun Historical Society, Waupun, WI

2017        Transition, Appleton Public Library, Appleton, WI

2017        Never Silent, Gail F. Steinhilber Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

2016        Never Silent, Gail F. Steinhilber Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

2015        Never Silent, Gail F. Steinhilber Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 

2002        New Work, Buzz Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2002        Construction Site 515, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Main Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Defining, The Center for Contemporary Political Art, Washington, DC

2017        Body Image: The Battle Within, Two Person Exhibition, Trista Holz Studios, Fond du Lac, WI

2016        The Art of Forgiveness, Holy Family University Art Gallery, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA 

2015        The July Exhibition, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

2006        Already Made, The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH

2005        Addicted to Love, Invitational Exhibition, Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland, OH

2004        Selected Works, Cohen Gallery, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

2004        A Homecoming, Invitational Exhibition, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 

2002        New Paintings, Two Person Exhibition, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH

2002        Artcade Project, Buzz Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2002        Images 2002, National Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2002        Landscape II, International Juried Art Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE

2000        Deeply Ingrained, Cuyahoga Community College West, Cleveland, OH

2000        29th Annual Juried Exhibition and Competition, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

Lectures and Workshops

2017         Lecture, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

2017         Lecture and Workshop, Appleton Public Library, Appleton, WI

2016         Lecture, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 

2015         Lecture, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 

2000         Workshop, Cuyahoga Community College West, Cleveland, OH

Teaching

2014 -       Adjunct Instructor, Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI 

2000 - 01  Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), Kent State University, Kent, OH

Professional

2018 -       Curator and Arts Education Coordinator, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA), Fond du Lac, WI

2004 - 13  Regional Art Manager, The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH

2003 - 04  Preparator, The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH

Bibliography

“Artist-In-Residence: Michael Wartgow” Fox Cities Magazine, access date: November 11, 2017, https://foxcitiesmagazine.com/event/artist-in-residence-michael-wartgow/

“Artist-in-Residence Presentation”, allevents.in, access date: December 16, 2017, https://allevents.in/appleton/artist-in-residence-presentation/1998580640388082

"Natalie Johnson, “UWO alumnus’ ‘Never Silent’ exhibit addresses domestic violence, sex assault”, UW Oshkosh Today, Oct 17, 2017.  http://www.uwosh.edu/today/53387/uwo-alumnus-never-silent-exhibit-addresses-domestic-violence-sex-assault/

“The Art of Forgiveness:  Understanding Hope, Hurt and the Healing Journey” Holy Family University, November 2, 2016, https://holyfamilyartgallery.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/950/

Michael Wartgow, “Artist Statement” Thelma Arts, access date: November 17, 2016 https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/marian-university-faculty-exhibition/

Michael Wartgow, “Artist Biography” James May Gallery, 2015, http://www.jamesmaygallery.com/artists/michael-wartgow/index.html

Noel Dickmann, “Take Back the Night is Wednesday” Oshkosh Northwestern, October 5, 2015. https://www.thenorthwestern.com/story/news/local/2015/10/05/25th-annual-take-back-night/73202420/

“Cohen Gallery: Selected Works by Michael Wartgow”, Cohen Gallery, Xavier University, 2004, https://www.xavier.edu/campusuite25/modules/news.cfm?news_id=2600&grp_id=20&archive=yes#.Wt_13ojwbDc

“Images 2002”, Robeson Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA: catalog, 2002   

“Landscape II, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE: catalog, 2002

Publication as Author

“Creativity Should Be Encouraged”, The Post Crescent, Monday, December 14, 2015. Page D1

Awards/Residencies

Artist-in-Residence, Appleton Public Library, Appleton, WI (November 1 – December 31, 2017)

William and Hazel Schock Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in the Visual Arts, Kent State University

Private Collections

Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, INC, Oshkosh, WI

James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH

Reach Counseling Services, Neenah, WI

Gallery Affiliation

James May Gallery, Algoma, WI