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Gabe Strader-Brown is a sculptural artist who resides in Queens, NY.  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 Wisconsin in 2007 where he studied studio art and anthropology.  Between 2007 and 2012, he worked for various art organizations including The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN, the Walker Art Center, 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, SooVAC 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. Most recently he was accepted into the Sculpture Space artist residency in Utica, NY in 2019.  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.






2012 - 2015                 University of Wisconsin Madison

                                               Master of Fine Arts Degree: Sculpture

2003 - 2007               Beloit College

                                               Bachelor of Arts Degree: Studio Art, Anthropolgy

2006                            School of International Training

                                               Program: Australia - Identity and Public Policy in a Multicultural Society


Artist Residencies

2019 Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

2017                            Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2015                            Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

2007                           Beloit College Marie Watt Workshop, Beloit, WI

Solo Exhibitions

2017                           Everyday MattersElgin Community College Center for the Arts, Elgin, IL

2015                           Used ReverenceUW Madison 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

                                    Everyday Form, Form Every DayClass of 1925 Gallery, Madison, WI

2014                           ReplicantsCommonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI


Group Exhibitions

2018 Geometrification, Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center,

Cincinatti, OH

Transformed: Digital to Corporal, International Conference on

Contemporary Cast Iron Art/Kresge Gallery, Scranton, PA

2017                           Makeshift, Madison Parks Foundation, Madison, WI

SimulationsArts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

                                    FORGEGoodman Community Center, Madison, WI

                                    Untitled 13SooVAC, Minneapolis, MN

2016                           MUNICIPALThe Bubbler/Madison City Municipal Building, Madison,


                                    Wake the Town and Tell the PeopleMANA Contemporary Chicago

                                               Chicago, IL

                                    Beyond FunctionArts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

                                    Wake the Town and Tell the PeopleMANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

                                    (im)materialOverture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

2015                           Outstanding Student Achievement Awards in Contemporary Sculpture

Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

                                    WID Stealth Art ProgramUW Madison WID Discovery Center,

                                               Madison, WI

                                    Madison Public Library ExhibitionThe Bubbler, Madison, WI

2014                           The Land of RemainsUW Madison Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

                                    A/Systemic: Intersections, Dislocations, and Subversions

                                              MANA Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL

                                    & AnotherUW Madison Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

2013                           Sculpture in a RoomUW Madison 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

                                    LUX R-8815,  Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

                                    Beloit & VicinityWright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

                                    SprungBright Red Studios, Madison, WI

2012                           TwoferUW Madison 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

                                   BuiltUW Madison 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

2009                          Festival of the Lion-LambManxome Foe Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

                                   Art Shanty Projects 2009, The Soap Factory, MN Artists, Plymouth, MN

2008                         Minimal/ManimalThe Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

                                   Duluth Art Institute Arrowhead BiennialDuluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

2007                          The Human Furnace ProjectGallery ABBA, Beloit, WI

                                   On Nodding TermsWright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

2006                          Student Art ExhibitionGallery ABBA, Beloit, WI

                                    Annual Juried Art ExhibitionWright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

2005                          Student Art ExhibitionWright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI


Curatorial Projects

2017                          Simulations, Group Sculpture Exhibition, Arts + Literature Laboratory,

                                             Madison, WI

                                   Mislocations, Exhibited work by Josh Johnson, Arts + Literature Laboratory,

                                             Madison, WI

                                    A Tide Kept at Bay, Exhibited work by Dominique Haller, 

                                             Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

2016                           Future Perfect, Exhibited work by Marissa Mackey, 

                                             Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

                                    It Can Happen HereArts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

                                    Push/Pull, Exhibited work by Austin Moule & Andres Torres, 

                                             Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

2008                           Minimal/ManimalThe Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN


Awards and Organizations

2015                             International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in

                                     Contemporary Sculpture Award

                                     UW Madison Professional Development Grant

2014                             UW Madison Professional Development Grant

2008                            Beloit College Nystrom Grant

2006                            Beloit College Annual Juried Art Exhibition, First Place Prize



2017                             Elgin Community College Center for the Arts, Elgin, IL

                                     Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2016                             Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

2015                             Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, Snowmass Village, CO