Resume & Press

Occupation
Freelance Artist

Education
1998-2002
Cardinal Stritch University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honors

Residencies

RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2014-2016
Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI, January 2015-May 2015
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, Brookfield, WI, 2013-2014
Pfister Artist in Residence Finalist, 2013
Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI, January 2013

Selected Exhibitions

2017
The Pitch Project, Archetypes & Iterations (solo exhibition), Milwaukee, WI
Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2016
Gallery 224, Bachman’s Warbler, Port Washington, WI
RedLine Milwaukee, Timeline 2016, Milwaukee, WI
The Pitch Project, Label Artists Preview, Milwaukee, WI

2015
RedLine Milwaukee, Timeline 2015, Milwaukee, WI

2014
Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, (“The Firekeepers” book release and solo exhibition), Brookfield, WI

2013
Gallery M, Pfizer AiR Finalist Show, Milwaukee, WI
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI
Cardinal Stritch Gallery, New Histories and Old Futures (solo exhibition), Glendale, WI

2012
Cedarburg Cultural Center, “The Circus and the Cyclone” book release, Cedarburg, WI
Grava Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Tenth Street Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
James Steeno Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
The Waxwing, Milwaukee, WI

2011
MARN Gallery Works on Paper Salon, Milwaukee, WI

2010
Cardinal Stritch Gallery, Alumni Exhibition, Glendale, WI

2006
Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee, WI

Publications

2014
“The Firekeepers” (published by the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts), 2014

2011
“The Circus and the Cyclone” (self-published), December, 2011

Commissions and Collaborations

2015-(ongoing)
Milwaukee Art Museum “Mrs. M’s Cabinet” (American Collection) – I created a miniature room and furniture, illustrated catalogue images, accompanying website printable/foldable furniture images (in conjunction with McCaw/Budsberg Collaborations)

2015
Two murals for The Port Exploreum Maritime History Museum in Port Washington, WI
Mural for After Glow Dairy, Port Washington, WI

2013-2014
Illustrated Book, “The Fire Keepers” for the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Original artworks for this book belong to their permanent collection.

2013
Brenner Brewing Co., label and six-back case design

2010-2011
The Vitrolum Republic, album art collaboration “For Highbrow Sideshows and Rowboat Serenades”, poster art, painted theatrical backdrop for live shows.

Organizational Membership
Milwaukee Artist Resource Network

Press and Recognition

2017
Archetypes & Iterations, a solo show by Sue Lawton – shepherdexpress.com

2016
RedLine’s ‘Timeline’ Focuses on Art by Artists-In-Residence – shepherdexpress.com
Art City: Picks for July Gallery Night & Day – jsonline.com

2015
Brenner Brewing Co. launching three beers with artist-created labels – jsonline.com

2013
Mike Brenner, a beer baron for art – jsonline.com
2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Sue Lawton – The Pfister Blog

2012
Artist Spotlight: Sue Lawton – dolangeiman.com
Kickstarter.com Discovery for Artists At Winter Gallery Night
– expressmilwaukee.com

2011
The Circus and the Cyclone Kickstarter Project – kickstarter.com
The Circus and the Cyclone – Project of the Day – kickstarter.com
American Folk Art Museum Curated Page – kickstarter.com
Kickstarter Project to Watch: The Circus and the Cyclone – wired.com
The Circus and the Cyclone – Lake Effect with Bonnie North, WUWM
Featured Artist of the Week: Sue Lawton – Guildess