Cover Artist: Barry Roal Carlsen

Photograph by Barry Carlsen

Barry Roal Carlsen was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a BFA from the University of Nebraska–Omaha and MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Barry divides his time between his studio and teaching at Madison College. He taught lithography at UW–Madison from 2015 to 2018 and on four other occasions since 1990. He has held workshops and lectures at other universities and art centers in Wisconsin and beyond.

Photograph by Barry Carlsen

Barry curated BIG TEN(T) University of Wisconsin Alumni Artist Showcase, a 60-artist show presented in Chicago, New York, and Madison in 2016, and UW Alumni Art Fair at Brooklyn, New York’s ArtHelix Gallery in 2017. He co-founded the Vox Populi Print Collective in 2017, which has created national and international exhibitions for its members in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Aspen, Dallas, Basel, Berlin, Oaxaca, Venice, and cities in Wisconsin.

Photograph by Barry Carlsen

Barry’s work has been exhibited nationally and in Europe. Public collections include the Chazen Art Museum, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Meriter Hospital, Rayovac Corporation, Sentry Insurance, Progressive Corporation, Wisconsin DNR, and the Wisconsin Governor’s Mansion.

He’s currently represented by the Abel Contemporary, Real Tinsel, and Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Wisconsin; ArtHelix Gallery in New York; and Gallery Athene in Drammen, Norway.

Photographs provided by Barry Carlsen .