About

Colleen Gunderson is an award-winning artist best known for her photographs of the natural world. Originally from Milwaukee, she currently resides in central Wisconsin. Her work has been included in numerous juried group shows throughout the state, including exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Neville Public Museum, and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts (First Place award – 2012). Affiliations include Professional-level membership in the Wisconsin Visual Artists.

"My work in photography focuses on highlighting subtle beauty and naturally occurring connections. Emphasizing specific elements reveals the poetic aspects of everyday life. Birds, branches, sky, and water frequently help tell the story. Pigment-based ink and 100% cotton rag fiber paper provide rich depth and texture to the finished prints.

My process, rooted in a generational appreciation of nature and art, begins as meditative. Time spent on regular walks through the woods during childhood is foundational to my practice. Visits to Door County art studios, especially the Robert L. Pence Gallery, had a formative influence on my work. When exploring natural environments, I strive to remain open to the signals within and around me. Ultimately, the choice of subjects to photograph is intuitive."

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