A parade of cows from Sister Bay has been making an impact in West Bend.
In what is being described by the staff at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend as a midcareer breakout show for Sister Bay artist Craig Blietz, his latest body of work encompasses what the artist refers to as the symbols, signs and emblems of where he lives. The exhibit of 23 new works is called Craig Blietz: Herd. Read More
In this video put together by the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Craig Blietz talks about his Herd exhibition. Read More
Door County artist Craig Blietz, who has chosen the beloved bovine as the focus for his latest exhibit, “Herd,” on display now through January 13, 2019 at West Bend’s Museum of Wisconsin Art (the works are on loan from Milwaukee’s Tory Folliard Gallery). Read More
Herd, the artist’s first solo exhibition at MOWA, features a new body of work of twenty-three paintings that depict his beloved cows. Created specifically for MOWA’s white cube gallery, Blietz’s heroic cow parade is the perfect marriage between barnyard chic and SoHo hip. As seen in Helianthus, Blietz places his impeccably drawn cows front and center, allowing them to float in a depthless background of muted agrarian symbols, such as sunflowers, corn stalks, and barns. Read More
As you sit in artist Craig Blietz’s sunlit studio in Sister Bay and are surrounded by the large canvasses that will cover the museum’s walls, it’s hard to imagine that Blietz had been inspired by anything else than a short drive through rural Wisconsin, but that isn’t exactly the case. Read More
The Wisconsin painter Craig Blietz is the toast of his native state, thanks to two exhibitions on view this season. His solo show at the Museum of Wisconsin Art features a new body of 30 works that depict the cows so beloved in this dairy-minded state. Read More
We’re just one month away from the opening of a compelling solo exhibition at Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “Calendar” is the latest display of gorgeous oils by painter Craig Blietz, who’s best known for his depictions of cows. Read More
Drawing on both the narrative and formalist aspects of painting, Blietz situates his animal subjects in lovely Midwestern landscapes and seeks to capture much more than external beauty.
"Craig Blietz: Eight Years of Pastoral Dreaming" was published in conjunction with the 20 year survey of Blietz's work held at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI in the Fall of 2013. It is hardcover, measuring 12" x 12", has 192 pages with color and black & white images. Included in the book is an Introduction by Bonnie Hartmann, Director of the Miller Art Museum. Deborah Rosenthal, Miller Art Museum Curator provides an interview with Blietz. Essays and reviews in the book have been contributed by Lauren Levato-Coyne, Shan Bryan-Hanson, Peggy Sue Dunigan, and John Mendelsohn.
"Eight Years of Pastural Dreaming" is available at Tory Folliard Gallery for $60 plus tax or shipping. Read More
Every two years, the Charles Allis Art Museum hosts Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, a juried exhibition showcasing the work of Wisconsin artists. Laurie Winters, Executive Director | CEO of the Museum of Wisconsin Art is this year's juror. Tory Folliard Gallery artists participating in the show are: Craig Blietz, Terrence Coffman, Jeremy Popelka, and Stephanie Trenchard. Read More
Every two years, the Charles Allis Art Museum hosts Forward 2014: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, a juried exhibition showcasing the work of Wisconsin artists. Laurie Winters, Executive Director | CEO of the Museum of Wisconsin Art is this year's juror. Read More