Rita A. Yanny

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April 16-29, 2018~ Pastoral, two person exhibition with Yuji Kobayashi, B-gallery, Tokyo,Japan.

October 15-November 23, 2017~ The Art Exhibition in the Forest, group exhibition, Nakanosawa Museum, Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

June 14-September 23, 2016 ~ Floating on the Waves, exhibit and cultural exchange, Promega Art Showcase, Promega Corporation BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Fitchburg,Wisconsin.

June10-September 26, 2014 ~ Vital Signs, Wisconsin Visual Artists group exhibition, Promega Corporation BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Fitchburg,Wisconsin.

June 2013 ~ Distant in Geography, Close in Mind exhibition, Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

March 15-April 12, 2013 ~ Renewal Painting Exhibition, Drift Studio, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.

June 2011 ~ Two person exhibition with Yuji Kobayashi, Gallery Shiramizu, Tokyo, Japan.

July 2010 ~ Friends from Near and Far, a group show curated by Doug Haynes, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.

March 9-June 1, 2010 ~ Mixed Greens,a group show of works by members of the South Central Chapter of Wisconsin Visual Artists, Promega Corporation BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison, Wisconsin.

November 6-December 3, 2009 ~ National Collage Society's 25th Annual Juried Exhibit, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

November 2009 ~ The Sum of the Parts, a two person exhibition with Barbara Barnard, Macha Teahouse and Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.

September 22- October 4, 2009 ~ Two person exhibition with Yoshiko Sebe, Gallery Klammer, Tokyo, Japan.

December 2008 ~ Two person exhibition with Yuji Kobayashi, Yamanoue Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

December 2008 ~ group exhibition, Hakudoutei Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

July 2008 ~ Two person exhibition with Yuji Kobayashi, Gallery Shiramizu, Tokyo, Japan

July 2008 ~ Japan/Wisconsin artists group exhibition, Saitama Modern Art Museum

September 13-October 28, 2007 ~ National Collage Society Exhibit, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, Florida

Summer/Fall 2007 ~ Exhibited at the Executive Residence, Madison, Wisconsin

April 2007 ~ Out of the Box Show and Auction, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin

November 14 - December 13, 2006 ~ honey/sweet, solo exhibition, Hue Art Gallery, Madison Wisconsin

November 4 - 12 ~ Life Color Form 2006, group exhibition at Gallery Brocken, Tokyo, Japan

August 21 - 29, 2006 ~ solo exhibition, Gallery Shiramizu, Tokyo, Japan

July 2006 ~ two person exhibition with Yuji Kobayashi, Yamanoue Gallery, Japan

May 3 - 21, 2006 ~ Paint, group exhibition at Hue Art Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

May 7, 2006 ~ Really Rita, featured artist at Jeb Art open house, Dodgeville,Wisconsin

April 25 - May 13, 2006 ~ two person exhibition with Yuji Kobayashi, Gallery Shiramizu, Tokyo, Japan

March 7 - June 2, 2006 ~ Spring Art Showcase, Promega ~ Art in the Atrium ~ The BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison, Wisconsin

2005 48th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, Wisconsin

2004 Non-Traditional Self-Portrait, Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, Steinbock Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.

2004 Don't Blink, Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors Two Day Exhibit, Machinery Row, Madison, Wisconsin.

2003 The National Collage Society, Inc., 19th Annual Juried Exhibit, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

2003 Wisconsin-Saitama Art Exchange, including exhibitions at three venues in Japan: the Saitama Modern Art Museum, Tokyo Tomioka Museum, Ohta-ku and Saitama Inoue Gallery, Ginza District.

2003 K-12 Wisconsin Art Specialist Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Allen Priebe Gallery, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

2002 The Swarmcatcher's Bounty, solo exhibition, Theater Gallery, Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, Wisconsin.

2001 Wisconsin Artists Biennial, traveling exhibition, Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

2001 Metropolitan Art, two person exhibit, Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

2000 National Collage Society, merit award, Lakeland Community College Center for the Fine and Performing Arts

2000 An Exhibition by Artists of Japan and Wisconsin, Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, Wisconsin

2000 Artful Women Exhibition, featured artist, National Women's Political Caucus of Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin.

2000 Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors/Artists in All Media Centennial Exhibition, West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, Wisconsin.

2000 Forty-third Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, Wisconsin.

1999 Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors/Artists in all Media Statewide Juried Membership Exhibition, Lawton Gallery, UW-Green Bay, Wisconsin.

1999 The National Collage society Juried Exhibition, Kent State University School of Art Gallery, Ohio.

1999 Artful Women Exhibition, Best of Show, National Women's Political Caucus of Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin.

1998 Northern National Arts Competition, Patron Award, Northern Arts Council and Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

1998 Fourth Annual Great Plains National, Purchase Award, Moss-Thorns Gallery ,Fort Hays State University, Kansas.

1996 Collectively Speaking, Metropolitan Art, Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

1995 Wisconsin Artists in All Media Biennial Exhibition, Foster Gallery Award, traveling exhibition, Wisconsin.

1995 Getting There is Half the Fun Exhibition, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

1994 Midwest Photography Invitational, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

1993 Image and Soul, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

1993 The Gang of Forty, Walker's Point Artist's Association/Gallery 218, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1992 2x2x2 Exhibition, Gallery Ten, Rockford, Illinois.

1991 Wisconsin '91, Carlsten Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point, Steven's Point,Wisconsin.

1991 At the Gardens, one person show, 16th Street Community Health Clinic, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1990 On Familiar Ground, two person show, Red Oak Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.

1989 Critical Edge: Art in Wisconsin, Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2007-2010 Ma~cha Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.
2004-2010 JebArt, Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
2004-2007 Hue Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.
1996-2003 Metropolitan Art,Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
1996-2003 Signature Gallery of Art, Stoughton,Wisconsin.

1999-2016 National Collage Society, Signature member
1999-2016 Wisconsin Visual Artists (formerly Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors/Wisconsin Artists in All Media
1999-2002 CPM (Center for Photography at Madison)
1994-2016 National Art Education Association

2017-present Art Teacher, Fox Prairie Elementary School, Stoughton Area School District, Stoughton, Wisconsin.
1992-2017 Art Teacher, Kegonsa Elementary School, Stoughton Public Schools, Stoughton, Wisconsin.
2007,2009,2010,2012,2015,2016,2017 Workshop Instructor, Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
1999-2003 Art Instructor, Metropolitan Art, taught children's sculpture classes and adult collage workshops, Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
2002 Co-coordinator, Artist-in-Residency program at Kegonsa Elementary School (with funding from a Dane County Cultural Affairs grant).
2001 Summer Seminar Staff, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, worked with high school students and as an artist's assistant, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1999-2000 Co-coordinator, Kegonsa Arts Festival, Stoughton, Wisconsin, organized a day of art, music, and performances.
1994, 1995 Photography Instructor, Wisconsin Ho Chunk Nation, Summer Educational Enrichment Program, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
1993-1994 Kegonsa Project Coordinator for 'Clay Connections', facilitated a year-long art exchange program and clay stomp, Stoughton, Wisconsin,
1988-1992 Art Teacher, Auer Avenue Elementary School, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1990-1992 Photography Club Coordinator, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, designed and implemented after school program for sixth-graders with funding from Teacher Awards Program grant.

2013-2017 Art on Tour: participated in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s nationally recognized program; developed/ wrote lesson plans for Art on Tour and its accompanying website; and was involved in the the pilot program in 2004.
2007 Juror and Workshop Presenter, State Exhibit, Wisconsin Regional Art Program, Madison, Wisconsin.
2002-2007 Donated work to 'Friends of WHA-TV Art &Antiques Auction', Madison, Wisconsin.
2002-2005 Donated work to 'Art for Women's Sake', an art auction to benefit The International Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin.
2002 Juror and Workshop Presenter, Wisconsin Regional Art Program, Fennimore, Wisconsin.
1998-2008 Cooperating Teacher, UW-Madison, worked with practicum students and student teachers.
1989-2017 Community Arts Exhibits, showed student artwork at a variety of venues in Dane County.
1998 Marie Walsh Sharpe Teacher-Artist Program, summer residential fellowship program sponsored by the National Art Education Association and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1998 Slide and lecture presentation, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors / Artists in All Media, South Central Chapter.
1997 Kohl Fellowship nominee, Stoughton "Teacher of the Year" award.
1995 Madison Area Action Research Conference, presented research project focused on developing integrated curriculum and content standards.
1990-1992 "Very Special Arts", held workshops for children with disabilities at citywide festivals.
1990 Panel Member, Wisconsin Art Education Association Fall Conference. Topic: "The First Years of an Art Teacher's Career/ Developing Mentor Programs."

2016 University of Wisconsin- Madison/ Earth Partnership, Art in Restoration Institute.
2012,2003 University of Wisconsin-Platteville, completed credits in curriculum & instruction and art education.
2005 University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, completed credits in the School of Education.
2002 Cardinal Stritch University, completed credits in curriculum & instruction.
2001 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Art Educators Institute.
1991-1995 University of Wisconsin-Madison, completed twelve post-baccalaureate credits in painting, photography, and curriculum & instruction.
1989-1991 Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, studied painting and photography.
1984-1988 B.S. in Art Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduated with distinction.

Fine art by Rita Yanny