Arts + Literature Laboratory is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 ALL Prize, a new exhibition award for third-year graduate students in the UW-Madison Art Department. This new collaboration between ALL and the UW-Madison Art Department provides two outstanding graduating MFA students with an extended exhibition opportunity in the community.
Kaylyn Gerenz will present her MFA thesis exhibition, "It’s This Way Now," from Wednesday, March 21 through Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Fikriye Oz’s MFA thesis exhibition, "Slow Death," will be shown from Tuesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 21, 2018.
A reception for the ALL Prize recipients will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7-9pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Spring gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am-3pm, Saturday 12-5pm, and by appointment. The gallery will be open by appointment only during UW-Madison spring break, March 27-31, 2018. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Kaylyn Gerenz is currently pursing a Master in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work examines why there is an urgency and need to document, to record in order to remember. Looking to moments where the unseen is visible, Gerenz utilizes banal materials from domestic spaces. Gerenz received her BFA from MSU-Moorhead and has been awarded annual academic scholarships and several artistic grants, such as the LRAC: Professional Development Grant. Enjoying community engagement, Gerenz has worked in art museums in both North Dakota and Minnesota in various positions such as Program Director, Curator, Educational Assistant, and Course Instructor. Gerenz has exhibited work in Italy, LA, MD, MN, ND and WI and has worked as a Project Assistant for various professional artists. She is an Instructor of Record at UW-Madison currently teaching Art 100, an introductory course for non-art majors.
Fikriye Oz was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She moved to London and then to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue atelier style classical realism figurative painting. Ozmeral received her bachelors in Laguna college of art and design and her masters in university of Madison Wisconsin. Ozmeral exhibited her works nationally and received numerous grants and fellowships. Ozmeral currently resides in Madison Wisconsin with her husband and their two Boston terriers.