Randall Berndt

Artwork

Artist In Heliopolis, 1986

Randall Berndt

Artist In Heliopolis, 1986

Acrylic on Canvas

50 x 64 in

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St. Icaremus in the Lumber Yard, 1984

Randall Berndt

St. Icaremus in the Lumber Yard, 1984

Acrylic on canvas

44 x 52.25 in

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King's Canaries, 1983

Randall Berndt

King's Canaries, 1983

Acrylic

44 x 52 in

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Little Audrey Goes on a Trip #2, 1983

Randall Berndt

Little Audrey Goes on a Trip #2, 1983

Acrylic

44 x 52 in

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Quercus Day at Mr. Ichthyik's House, 1986

Randall Berndt

Quercus Day at Mr. Ichthyik's House, 1986

Acrylic on Canvas

49 x 67 in

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Randall Berndt
Randall Berndt grew up on a farm near Markesan, Wisconsin, and holds an M.F.A. degree in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work has been exhibited in many museum and gallery shows, both juried and invitational. These include, in recent years, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio (where he received the Juror's Choice Award), the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, the Grace Chosy Gallery in Madison, and Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek. He is the recipient of a 1996 Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship Award and the 1997 Mayor's Purchase Award from the Madison CitiARTS Commission. Berndt is director of the Wisconsin Academy Gallery, where he has curated two special exhibitions: "Maps of Encounter: The French in Seventeenth-Century Wisconsin" (1995) and "Rebirth of the Prairie: Aldo Leopold and Ecological Restoration" (1999). Though mainly an urban dweller now, Randall has a continuing connection with the family farm in the rolling woodlands and fields of southwestern Green Lake County. There he gardens, plants prairies, and wanders with his three-year-old son amongst the pine trees that his father planted. Childhood ramblings in those woods and fields formed an attachment to nature and a feeling for her mysteries that continue to surface in his paintings. Later travels to European art centers have added cultural layers and other kinds of mysteries to the images he creates Selected Exhibitions 2010 October: " Here and Now and Then" University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department Alumni Exhibition 2010 February: Forward, A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now" Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee (juried, group) 2009 November: "Celebrating 30 Years" Grace Chosy Gallery " 2007 Perfectly Natural. H. C. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI (group, invitational) Wild Places. Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI (two person show) 2006 Up North: Imaging North Woods Culture & Mythology. West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI (group, invitational) 2005 Out of the Woods. Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI (two-person show) “Inner Visions: 4 Painters’’ Nature Narratives. New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI. (Group, Invitational) 2004 Emblems, Allegories & Natural Appearances. Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Madison, WI (two-person show) Midwest Painters. Carlsten Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (group, invitational) 2003 Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2003. University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union (juried) Fire Works. Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI (two-person show) 2001 Northern National. Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI (juried) Unconventional Wisconsin. Carlsten Gallery, UW-Stevens Point, WI (juried) Culture and Agriculture. New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI (juried) Ah, Wilderness. Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, WI (group, invitational) 2001 Parallel Worlds. Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI (two-person show) The Painted Landscape. Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (group, invitational) Century 2 –– New Glass and Paintings. Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI (juried) The Nature of Things: Diverse Observations, Illustrations and Interpretations of Nature. West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI (group, invitational) 2000 Featured Artist. Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, WI New American Paintings Number 29. Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA (juried exhibition in print) 1999 Culture and Agriculture. New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI (juried) 1999 55th Juried Exhibition. Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA (juried) 1998 Day and Night. Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI (two-person show) 62nd Annual Midyear Exhibition. Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (juried) Two-Person Exhibition. Paine Art Center and Arboretum, Oshkosh, WI 1997-98 Recent Paintings: From Farm and Forest. Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI (solo) 1996-98 Wisconsin Arts Board Visual Arts and Media Arts Fellowship Awards Traveling Exhibition 1996 Wisconsin Dreams. Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI (two-person show) 1995 An Exhibition of Wisconsin Art From The David Barnett Gallery. Federal Plaza, Milwaukee 1994 Nocturnes, Daydreams and True Stories: Paintings and Drawings by Randall Berndt. Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI (solo) 1993 Wisconsin Artists Showcase. Jura Silverman Gallery, Spring Green, WI (invitational) 1991 Randall Berndt. Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI (solo) Privileged Access. Cudahy Gallery of Wisconsin Art, Milwaukee Art Museum (juried) Wisconsin 91. Carlsten Art Gallery, UW-Stevens Point, WI (juried) 1990 Flora 90. Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL (juried) 33rd Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition. The Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI (juried) 1989 Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, Juried Membership Show '89. West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts, West Bend, WI Wisconsin '89. Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW-Stevens Point (juried) Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors' South Central Chapter Membership Show. Signature Gallery, Stoughton, WI (juried) 1988 The Spiral and the Dolphin. David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee (solo) 1987 The Wisconsin Triennial. Madison Art Center, Madison (invitational) State of the Arts . . . New Art, New Artists. David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee 1986 Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, Members Show. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (juried) 1985 Wisconsin History Paintings. Exhibited at The Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, WI; The Madison Art Center, Madison; and the Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW-Stevens Point, WI (solo) Wisconsin '85. Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW-Stevens Point, WI (juried) Exhibition 63 - Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors. Henry P. Reuss Federal Plaza, Milwaukee (juried) 1984 Wisconsin Directions 4. Milwaukee Art Museum (invitational) Wisconsin Arts Board Group Show. Governor's Offices, State Capitol, Madison The Pisa Project. UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI (invitational) 1983 Paintings: 1978-1982. UW-Parkside Communications Art Gallery, Kenosha, WI (solo) Rituals, Fetishes & Obsessions. Center Gallery, Madison (solo) Emerging Imagists of Wisconsin. Cudahy Gallery of Wisconsin Art, Milwaukee Art Museum (invitational) 26th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition. Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI (juried) 1981 Wisconsin '81. Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW-Stevens Point, WI Figurative Artists from Center Gallery. Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW-Stevens Point The Door. Seuferer-Chosy Gallery, Madison (invitational) 1980 61st Annual Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors. UW-Milwaukee (juried) The Chair. Seuferer-Chosy Gallery, Madison (invitational) Salon des Refuses. Wolf Kubly Building, Madison (invitational) 1979 History Paintings. Center Gallery, Madison (solo) Honors and Awards A painting reproduced on the Dane County Cultural Affairs 2011 art calendar 1998 Juror's Choice Award. 62nd Annual Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission. Art reproduced for Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission Annual Art Postel 1997 Mayor's Purchase Award. Madison CitiARTS Commission, Madison, WI 1996 Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship Award 1986 Cash Award, Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors Members, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design 1985 Cash Award, Wisconsin '85, Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW-Stevens Point, WI 1984 Honorable Mention, Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship Program 1980 Cash Award, 61st Annual Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, UW-Milwaukee 1978 Cash Award, Wisconsin Biennale, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI Commissions 2002 Painting commissioned for First Wisconsin Book Festival Poster 1996 Felicity's House. Cover art for Scenes and Settings, created for Pleasant Company, Middleton, WI 1986-87 Series of paintings based on historic architecture of Oconomowoc, WI, created for the 1st Bank of Oconomowoc 1982-86 Series of drawings of historic houses created for reproduction for First Reality Group, Inc., Madison, WI 1977 Mural at St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, WI (with George Cramer) Grants 1984 Wisconsin History Paintings. Supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board. 1983 Peter Pan, a play. Funded in part by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission. The Passion of Passover. Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board. 1982 Paintings 1978-1982. Supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Professional Experience 2004-pres Co-Director, James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI 1998-04 Director, Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 2002 Visiting Artist, UW-Green Bay, WI Juror, Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI 2001 Visiting Artist, Columbus Elementary Schools, Columbus, WI Juror, ArtsWest 22 Exhibition, L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire, WI 1995-98 Co-Director, Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 1995 Exhibition Curator, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters 1994-95 Art Conservation Technician, Fine Arts Conservation Services, Sheboygan, WI 1989-94 Art Conservation Technician, Wisconsin State Capitol Conservation Project, Fine Arts Conservation Services, Sheboygan, WI 1990-92 Colorist, Kitchen Sink Press, Inc., Princeton, WI 1987-88 Self-employed artist 1982-86 Display and sign work for Advance Exposition Sales and Ampersand, Madison, WI 1981 Instructor, Life Drawing and Anatomy, UW-Madison 1978-80 Instructor, Drawing and Painting, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI 1978 Visiting Artist, Sheboygan, WI, Public School System 1977 Instructor, Drawing, UW-Madison Education 1969 M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison 1966 B.S., Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison Randall Berndt is an assistant curator at the Wisconsin Academy's James Watrous Gallery at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin. He received an MFA in painting from UW-Madison in 1969 and has pursued the life of the artist mixed with the demands of the "real world" ever since. Some career highlights include a major award for a painting accepted into the Butler Institute of American Art's 62nd Annual Midyear Exhibition, a 1996 Wisconsin Arts Board Visual Arts Fellowship and participation in the Madison Art Center's 1987 Triennial Exhibition. Randall's paintings were juried into New American Paintings, Number 29 an exhibition in print published by Open Studios Press, Wellesly, MA, in 2000. In 2006 his paintings and drawings were included in the West Bend Art Museum's group exhibition Up North: Imaging North Woods Culture & Mythology. Randall is represented by the Grace Chosy Gallery in Madison, WI. http://www.wisconsinacademy.org/contributor/randall-berndt Though mainly an urban dweller now, Randall has a continue connection with the family farm and rolling woodlands and fields of southwestern Green Lake County. Childhood ramblings in those woods and fields formed an attachment to nature and a feeling of her mysteries that continue to surface in his paintings. Later travels to European art centers have added cultural layers and other kinds of mysteries to the images he creates.
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