b. 1981, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

 

Works and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing   2013-Present

Art Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

 

EDUCATION

MFA - 2D, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012

MA - Painting, Northern Illinois University, 2008

BFA - Graphic Communications and Painting, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, 2005

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

TBD - Solo Exhibition, James Watrous Gallery, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison,WI (forthcoming)

2015    

Towards The North, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 

Presently Absent - Giertz Gallery,  Parkland College, Champaign, IL

Reflections on the North - Solo Exhibition, Illinois Wesleyan University, Merwin Gallery Bloomington, IL

2014    

Paintings (Tom Berenz), McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

Near the North, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI,  

Into The Woods, Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA 

2013    

Past and Present, Gallery 204, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL 

2012    

Velvet Hammer, Robert Bills Contemporary, Chicago, IL 

Collapse, The Arrowhead Room Gallery, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Piles, Wisconsin Art Museum, West Bend, WI

Remnants, Art Lofts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

2011     

Recent Paintings, Farnham Galleries - Simpson College - Indianola, IA 

Disasters, Anoka Ramsey College, Coon Rapids, MN

Recent Paintings, River Edge Gallery, Thiensville, WI 

2010       

Naturally, Unnatural, The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Waukesha, WI 

2009       

American Disasters,  Caestecker Art Gallery - Ripon College - Ripon, WI 

Natural Decay, Windhover Art Center-Fond du Lac, WI

Of Course and Never, The University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac - Fond du Lac, WI

2008    

Shortly Aftermath,  Polk Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI

We Should Have Heard It Coming, 214 Gallery - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL  

2005     

Urban Invasion, Allen Priebe Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI

Sprawl, Polk Gallery Library - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI

 

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION

2007

Evidence of Human Habitation - The Dunham Gallery - Aurora University - Aurora, IL (Tom Berenz and Mike Knierim)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (*Juried)

2015

Out Of Madison, Wisconsin Art Museum, West Bend, WI 

CHROMA, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee WI

Art-Inspired Music Project, McNally Smith College of Music, Saint Paul, MN (curated by William Franklin and Elizabeth Black)

Materiality, Aurora Public Art Commission,  APAC Gallery, Aurora, IL (curated by Rena Church and Jen Evans)

UW-Parkside Faculty Exhibition, Foundation Gallery, University of Wiscosnin - Parkside, Kenosha WI

Salon Show, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee WI

Indiana Green, Frank Juaz Gallery, Sheboygan WI

45 North2, The Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac ,WI (curated by Shane McAdams)

The National Weather Center Biennale, National Weather Center,  Norman, OK* (Mel Chin)

DUCKS LA, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Ryan Travis Chistian)

2014    

45 North, The Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac ,WI (curated by Shane McAdams)

Bloom, Usable Space Gallery, Milwaukee,WI

De Composition,  Allen Priebe Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI*(Laura Davis)

Face Melt, Circuit12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Forward 2014:  A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI*(Laurie Winters)

2013    

Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Wisconsin Art Museum, West Bend, WI *(Molly Zuckerman-Hartung)

The Landscape - Tellus360 Gallery, Lancaster,  PA *(Dorothy Frey & Glen Cebulash)

Fresh Paint - 16’ x 22’ media wall on Commerce Square, Philadelphia, PA 

Escape Velocity - Mirus Gallery,  San Francisco, CA

The National Weather Center Biennale, National Weather Center,  Norman, OK* 

Wild America, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI 

2012   

Perfect Storm - Julie Saul Gallery, New York , NY

Dream Continuum - Circuit12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX 

Wisconsin Contemporary - ArtStart Gallery, Rhinelander, WI 

Post Apocalypse - Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

Lighting Strikes Twice - Circuit12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Lighting Strikes Twice - Mary Tomás Gallery,  Dallas, TX

2011     

Suburbia, Platform Gallery, University of California - Santa Barbara, CA*

Rich and Creamy, MPAC, Saint Francis University - Joliet, IL

MDW Fair, Ebersmoore - Chicago, IL

Wisconsin Biennial, Anderson Art Center - Kenosha, WI*

Retrospectives, Art Lofts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI

Big Time, Art Gallery, Madison Central Library - Madison, WI

Group Show, Capital Lakes Gallery - Madison, WI 

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring: The Global Water Crisis, Rogue Community College - Medford, OR*

Year in Review, Art Lofts Gallery - Madison, WI

Modern Landscape, Luckystar - Milwaukee, WI

International President Network of Universities and Colleges of Art, Central Academy of Fine Art-Art Museum - Beijing, China

2010 

Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - Madison, WI*

Miami University Young Painters Competition for the Yeck $10,000 Award, Hiestand Galleries - Miami University - Oxford, OH*

New Car Smell, Art Lofts Gallery, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Madison, WI 

Deluge, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art - Athens, GA (Featured Artist)

The Evidence Is Against Us, Las Manos Gallery - Chicago, IL 

RoadTrip, The University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac - Fond du Lac, WI *

Ah, Wilderness! Ebersmoore - Chicago, IL  

2009    

Second Stories:  Artists Making Do & Fixing Up, Zolla Liebermann - Chicago, IL

Group Show, Andrews Art Museum - Andrews, NC

Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Allen Priebe Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Art Exhibition, Gail Floether Steinhilber Art Gallery - Oshkosh, WI*

The Triennial, Wagner Opera House - Oshkosh, WI*

Wisconsin Artist Biennial, Rahr-West Art Museum - Manitowoc, WI*

Group Show, Andrews Art Museum - Andrews, NC

Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Allen Priebe Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI

2008    

Bitch’n,  Bad Dog Gallery - Dekalb, IL

Thinking of You, Contemporary Landscape,  Riverside Arts Center - Riverside, IL

Ars Nova, Olson Gallery - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL*

2007    

Art School Confidential, 33 Collective - Chicago, IL

5x7, McLean County Art Center - Bloomington, IL

Summer Group Exhibition, The High Risk Gallery - Chicago, IL

Square Foot Show, The Galaxie Gallery - Chicago, IL

Inspiring Change, Space 900 - Chicago, IL*

Conception, Pleasant Street Gallery - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL

60115, 214 Gallery - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL

3rd Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition, 33 Collective - Chicago, IL*

2nd Annual Graduate Exhibition, Olson Gallery - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL*

1st Annual Graduate Exhibition,  Olson Gallery - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL*

Ars Nova, Olson Gallery - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL*

2006    

Graduate Group Show, Pleasant Street Gallery - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL

Group Show, Verve Gallery - Lake Geneva, WI

2005    

Honors Exhibition, Allen Priebe Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI*

Reeve Union Student Art Contest,  University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI*

2004 

Honors Exhibition, Allen Priebe Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI*

Reeve Union Student Art Contest, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI*

2003       

Photoshop Self-Portraits, Annex Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI

 

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

2008     Art For Fire (solo) Brooklyn, New York

2007     3rd Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition - 33 Collective - Chicago, IL

 

PUBLICATIONS

Wisconsin Artist Biennial, Wisconsin Museum of Art, exhibition catalog, 2014

Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue 1, 2014

New American Paintings, MFA Annual, catalog 105, 2013      

The National Weather Center Biennale, catalog, 2013    

New American Paintings, Midwestern Competition, catalog 89, 2010 

Flagpole Magazine, Water Under the Bridge, Brian Hitselberger, 2010

New American Paintings, 15th Year Anniversary catalog 2010

Deluge,  Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, catalog 2010

Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, exhibition catalog, 2010

Studio Visit,  The Open Studios Press,  Volume 7,  2009  

Wisconsin Artist Biennial, Rahr-West Art Museum, exhibition catalog, 2009

The Triennial, Wagner Opera House - ArtHouse Space, exhibition catalog, 2009

New American Paintings,  Midwestern Competition,  catalog 77, 2008

Dark Sky Magazine, featured artist of the week, issue #9.1, 2008

Space 900, Inspiring Change, exhibition catalog, 2007

60115, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, exhibition catalog, 2007

 

AWARDS

Best of Show - De Composition,  Allen Priebe Gallery - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI*(Laura Davis)

Best Painting Award $5,000, NWC Biennale - National Weather Center, 2013

Nominated for the MFA Joan Mitchell Grant - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

Honored Instructor Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2011

University of Wiscosin-Madison, Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2011, 2012

Wisconsin Biennial, Anderson Art Center, Best Non-Objective Painting Award, 2011 

West Prize Collection Competition, Short List, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Miami University Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award, Finalist, 2010

Wisconsin Artist Biennial, Rahr-West Art Museum, Merit Award, 2009

Northern Illinois University, Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2007, 2008

Northern Illinois University, Full Tuition Scholarship, 2006, 2007, 2008

Northern Illinois University, Graduate Assistantship, 2006, 2007, 2008

Ars Nova, 1st Place Graduate Award 2008

Ars Nova, Viewer’s Choice Award 2008

 Senior Graphic Design Exhibition Award, 2005

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Honors Exhibition, Chancellor’s Graphics Award, 2004

Reeve Union Student Art Contest, Two-Dimensional Second Place, 2003

Very Special Art/Earl & Eugenia Quirk Scholarship in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003

Arnold & Meta Firle Scholarship, 2000

Celebrate Goodrich Art Award, 2000

Noon Optimist Club Youth Art Appreciation Award, 1999

 

GRANTS

Faculty Development Grant - Beloit College, 2012

Faculty Travel Grant - Beloit College, 2012

Professional Development Grant - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

Professional Development Grant - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

 

WORKSHOPS &  VISITING ARTIST

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Advanced Painting Critique, 2014

Monmouth College, Juried Exhibtion Critique, 2013

Waubonsee Community College - Painting Workshop, 2012

University of Wisconsin-Barron - Color Theory Workshop, 2012

University of Illinois-Springfield - Painting Workshop, 2012

Ripon College - Painting I, II, III Critique, 2012

Ripon College - Painting I Critique, 2009

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Advanced Painting Critique, 2008

 

 LECTURES

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Oshkosh,WI, 2014

ACE (Art Club) - University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Parkside ,WI, 2013

Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, 2013

University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2013

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 2013

University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, WI, 2013

Waubonsee Community College - Sugar Grove, IL, 2012

Beloit College - Beloit, WI, 2012

Capital Lakes Gallery - Madison, WI, 2011

Recent Paintings - Farnham Galleries - Simpson College - Indianola, IA, 2011

Deluge - Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, 2010 

Naturally, Unnatural -  The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Waukesha, WI, 2010

American Disasters - Caestecker Art Gallery, Ripon College, 2009

 

CURATORIAL

Bloom - Usable Space Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2014

 

JUROR

57th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition

Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit WI, 2014

Scholastic Art Awards-Wisconsin Regional Competition & Exhibition

The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 2014

Scholastic Art Awards-Wisconsin Regional Competition & Exhibition

The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 2012 

 

PRESS    

Huffington Post, Chicago Around Town, “Old is New as the Fall Art Season Opens”  9-12-2012 Paul Klein (review)

Artletter, “Old is New as the Fall Art Season Opens”, Paul Klein 9-3-2012 (review)

ArtSlant, “Robert Bills Contemporary – Tom Berenz:  Velvet Hammer” Joel Kuennen 9-5-2012 (review)

The New Yorker, “Goings-on About Town: Art, Perfect Storm” 8-3-2012 (review) 

The New York Times, Weekend Arts, “A Group Portrait of Emptiness” 7-6-2012

Star Journal, “Tom Berenz showcased in Rhinelander ArtStart debut exhibit” Sarah Juon, 7,19, 2012 (review and interview)

Arts and Culture, “Review, Dream Continuum” Kent Boyer 5-2-2012(review)

Art Hopper, “A World Beyond Prediction: Post Apocalypse”, Jennifer Metsker 1-10-2012 (review)

Art Review - , “Provocative look at ‘Post Apocalypse’ future”, John Carlos Cantu, 1-1-2012 (review)

Shepard Express, “Three to See in Luckystar’s ‘Modern Landscape’”, Judith Ann Moriarty, 1-24-2011(review)

Athens Banner Herald, “A flood of imagery captured in ‘Deluge’”, Mary Jessica Hammes, 5-14-2010 (review)

You Can’t Fall Off A Mountain, 5-3-2010

Reckon 5-19-2010

The Earth Is Dying And We Do Not Notice It “Flooded Cars” 4-26-10

Athens Banner Herald, Speaking of Climate Change, Mary Jessica Hammes, 4-22-2010 (review)

Red & Black,  New Exhibit Wades Through Aftermath of Floods, Marcus Crawford, 3-25-2010 (review)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Triennial artists announced, Mary Louise Schumacher 3-4-2010

On the Aisle: Wisconsin Triennial Artists, Lindsay Christians, 3-4-2010

Wisconsin Gazette, Artwatch, Debra Brehemer 5-20-10 (review)

 Isthmus, “MMoCA’s Wisconsin Triennial is all over the place, to its credit” Jennifer A. Smith 5-27-10 (review)

Artletter, “Is it the middle of summer already”, Paul Klein 7-10-2009 (review)

Bad At Sports 6-25-2009 (review)

NewCity 6-22-2009 (review)

Chiguide 7-25-09 (review)

ArtSlant 8-10-09 (review)

Northwest Herald - McHenry County, IL (preview)

Oak Leaves - Oak Park, Illinois (preview)

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois

Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin

Riverside Art Center, Riverside, Illinois

1000 Faces Coffee, Athens, Georgia

Waubonsee Community College, Aurora, Illinois

Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

 

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Dr. Colette V. Michael, Dekalb, Illinois

Frank Trankina, Chicago, Illinois

Karen Brown/Bad Dog Gallery, Dekalb, Illinois

Dominic Moore, Chicago, Illinois

Bob Tatterson, Thiensville, Wisconsin

Gene and Evelyn Kain, Ripon, Wisconsin

Jacob Brault, Athens, Georgia

Kadi Franson, San Francisco, California

Tim Vermeulen, Chicago, Illinois

Ann Knapp, London, United Kingdom

Bob Bills, Chicago, Illinois

      

REPRESENTATION

Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Circuit12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Mirus Gallery, Mirus Gallery,  San Francisco, CA