Director of First Year Program, Lecturer
MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Josie Osborne is a visual artist, Lecturer and Director of the First Year Program in Art and Design at UW-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts. She serves on the City of Milwaukee Arts Board and has received Mary Nohl Suitcase Fund support for a traveling exhibition and international studio residency. She has also curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions including Marks and Conversions: The Graphic Work of Judy Pfaff and Squeak Carnwath, at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design recently co-curated Miller and Shellabarger: Hiding in the Light and Inova Gallery. Osborne received her Master of Fine Arts in Graphics (printmaking) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and her BFA in Painting and Drawing from UW-Milwaukee.
Select exhibitions include: In the Balance, (Walkers Point Center for the Arts), Thread (invitational at UNC-Charlotte); 5IVE (traveling exhibition: Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee and Flagler College Carrera Gallery, Florida); Art Chicago (Hotcakes Gallery); Art Basel Miami (Hotcakes Gallery); Things Avian and Architectural (solo exhibition at Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts); Proscenium (solo exhibition at Wisconsin Academy of Science, Letters and the Arts), Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Biennial, A Decade of Wisconsin Art (invitational, James Wattrous Gallery, Madison Overture Center), Diabolique (curated by Fred Stonehouse); UWM and MIAD Faculty Exhibitions. Osborne’s work has also been reproduced in literary journals and professional magazines, including The Cream City Review and the Madison Review.