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Gabe Strader-Brown is a sculptural artist who resides in Madison, Wisconsin.  Strader-Brown works with a variety of methods and materials and often sets a focus on objects, forms, and materials used in our common everyday environments.  This ranges anywhere from utilitarian objects and fixtures to vernacular building techniques and re-interpreted construction materials.  He is an artist intrigued with visual culture and the intentionally designed pieces of urban settings.  Whether it is a post box or a tree grate, Strader-Brown explores their formal qualities and re-appropriates them for an artistic purpose with the hope that audiences will further appreciate their urban and material surroundings.

Gabe Strader-Brown, originally from Burlington, Vermont, graduated from Beloit College in 2007 where he studied studio art and anthropology.  Between 2007 and 2012, he worked for various art organizations including The Soap Factory and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and RARE Gallery in New York City.  In 2008 he co-curated the Soap Factory's volunteer biennial Minimal/Manimal.  He has exhibited and participated in exhibitions and events at venues such as The Soap Factory, The Art Shanty Projects and the Duluth Art Center in Minnesota, the Wright Art Museum in Beloit, Wisconsin and MANA Contemporary in Chicago, Illinois and Jersey City, NJ.  Strader-Brown received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2015, and continues to exhibit in Madison's art venues.  In 2015 he attended Anderson Ranch Art Center's artist residency program in Snow Mass Village, CO, and was awarded International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.  He currently is participating in the group exhibition Wake the Town and Tell the People at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ which will run from April to September of 2016.  In addition Strader-Brown will be attending the Vermont Studio Center artist residency in January of 2017.  He continues to create sculpture through formal appropriation and material mimicry and constantly looks to the ubiquitous items in our lives that we recognize on a regular basis.

 

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Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI                                       2012 - 2015

      Master of Fine Arts Degree Sculpture

Beloit College, Beloit, WI                                                                                   2004 - 2007

      Bachelor of Arts Degree: Studio Art, Anthropology

 

Solo Exhibitions

Used Reverence                                                                                                     May 2015

      7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

Everyday Form, Form Every Day                                                                     December 2014 -

      Class of 1925 Gallery, Madison, WI                                                         February 2015

Replicants                                                                                                                 April 2014

      Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

 

Group Exhibition

Beyond Function                                                                                                     May - June 2016

    Art + Literature Lab, Madison, WI                                         

Wake the Town and Tell the People                                                                  April 2016 -

      MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ                                                      September 2016

(im)material                                                                                                             December 2015 -

      Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI                                              March 2016

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary

Sculpture Award Exhibition                                                                                October 2015 -

      Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ                                                         March 2016

WID Stealth Sculpture Project                                                                             March 2015

      WID Discovery Center, Madison, WI                                                         March 2015

Public Library Exhibition                                                                                      December 2014 -

      Madison Public Library, Madison, WI                                                       July 2015

The Land of Remains                                                                                             November -

      Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI                                                                           December 2014

A/Systematic: Intersections, Dislocations,

and Subversions                                                                                                     February 2014

      MANA Contemporary, Chicago, IL

& Another                                                                                                                 February 2014

      Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

Sculpture in a Room                                                                                              November 2014

      7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

LUX R-8815                                                                                                              September 2013 -

      Wright Musuem of Art, Beloit, WI                                                              April 2014

Beloit & Vicinity                                                                                                     June - July 2013

      Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

Sprung                                                                                                                      March 2013

      Bright Red Studios, Madison, WI                        

Twofer                                                                                                                      December 2012

      7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

      Curator

Built                                                                                                                           November 2012

      7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

Festival of the Lion-Lamb                                                                                    February 2009

      Manxome Foe Gallery, Minnepolis, MN                                        

Art Shanty Projects 2009                                                                                    January -

      The Soap Factory, MN Artists, Medicine Lake, Plymouth, MN        February 2009

Minimal/Manimal                                                                                               November 2008

      The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

      Curator

Duluth Art Institute Arrowhead Biennial                                                       November 2008 -

      Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN                                                                February 2009

The Human Furnace Project                                                                              December 2007

      Gallery ABBA, Beloit, WI

On Nodding Terms                                                                                              April - May 2007

      Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

Student Art Show                                                                                                 May 2006

      Gallery ABBA, Beloit, WI

Annual Juried Art Show                                                                                     April 2006

      Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

Student Art Show                                                                                                 September -

      Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI                                                            November 2005

 

Artist Residencies

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT                                                             January 2017

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO                               October -

                                                                                                                                  December 2016

 

Awards & Organizations

ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary                       2015

      Sculpture Award

UW Professional Development Award                                                        2015

UW Professional Development Award                                                        2014

Nystrom Grant                                                                                                    2008

Marie Watt Selected Workshop at Beloit College                                    October 2007

Beloit College Annual Juried Art Show First Place Prize                        April 2006

 

Publications

Sculpture Magazine                                                                                          October 2006