about

There are moments when distractions fade, accentuating connections to and within our surroundings. Highlighting a few elements at a time seeks to draw out the poetic within the everyday.

Colleen Gunderson is an award-winning photographer based in central Wisconsin. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions throughout the state, including in the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Happiest by the water, she is either planning – or enjoying – a visit to a lake.


Selected Exhibitions

2019 – Art of Water III. James May Gallery. Algoma WI
2018 – Peninsula Pulse Hal Prize. Door County WI
2016 – 26th Annual Midwest Seasons. Center for the Visual Arts. Wausau WI
2016 – All About Trees. Riverfront Arts Center. Stevens Point WI
2015 – MANimal – Creating Connections. Center for the Visual Arts. Wausau WI
2015 – 25th Annual Midwest Seasons. Center for the Visual Arts. Wausau WI
2014 – The People in Your Neighborhood. Museum of Wisconsin Art. West Bend WI
2014 – The Promise of Spring. Boerner Botanical Gardens Gallery. Milwaukee WI
2014 – Visions XVI. Riverfront Arts Center. Stevens Point WI
2013 – The Spring City Fine Art Photographers Show (4-artist exhibition). Studio 723. Waukesha WI
2013 – Coalition of Photographic Arts 7th Annual Juried Exhibition. Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. Milwaukee WI
2013 – Visions XV. Riverfront Arts Center. Stevens Point WI
2013 – Super-“Calatrava”-Listic. Art*Bar. Milwaukee WI
2012 – Coalition of Photographic Arts 6th Annual Juried Exhibition. Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. Milwaukee WI
2012 – Visions XIV. Riverfront Arts Center. Stevens Point WI

Publications

2018 – “2018 Hal Prize Poetry, Prose, and Photography Winners.” Peninsula Pulse, 3 Aug.
2018 – Peninsula Pulse Hal Prize. Peninsula Publishing & Distribution.
2015 – “Local Artists Accepted for Midwest Seasons Exhibit.” Central Wisconsin Hoopla, Jan.
2013 – Midwest Juried Exhibition Catalog. Coalition of Photographic Arts.
2012-2014 – copamilwaukee.com. Web editor/contributing writer.
2012 – “CoPA’s sixth annual juried show at Walker’s Point.” Urban Milwaukee, 26 Dec. link
2012 – Midwest Juried Exhibition Catalog. Coalition of Photographic Arts.
2011-2012 – The Portage County Gazette. Contributing photographer/writer.
2011-2012 – Stevens Point Journal. Contributing photographer/writer.
2011 – Wisconsin Through the Eyes of Wisconsin Photographers. Pediment Publishing.

Awards

2018 – Honorable Mention. Peninsula Pulse Hal Prize. Door County WI
2014 – Honorable Mention. Visions XVI. Riverfront Arts Center. Stevens Point WI
2013 – Honorable Mention. Visions XV. Riverfront Arts Center. Stevens Point WI
2012 – First Place. Coalition of Photographic Arts 6th Annual Juried Exhibition. Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. Milwaukee WI

Advisory Board

2013-2016 – Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point WI

Membership

2014-present – Artist member, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend WI

Education

Carl Corey – The Masterful Black & White Digital Print workshop
Megan Woodard Johnson – Mixed Media Explorations workshop