Little Mifflin Gallery

1921 e. mifflin (@ 1st)

JUNE 5 - 30, 2014

Joshua Wilichowski

Joshua David Wilichowski was born in 1975 and raised
in Marathon City, a small farming community in central
Wisconsin. The men in his family consisted largely of
farmers, factory workers, and skilled laborers, while the
women were primarily homemakers. His mother, a
homemaker, routinely stressed the importance of art
in his life, and provided Wilichowski with a variety of
opportunities to express himself through different
media and materials starting at a very early age. 

Wilichowski's father, an auctioneer by trade, would
bring him along to help set up and prepare for auctions.
Regardless of the venue, be it a farm, businesses and or
household, he was charged with the tedious job of
sorting through the various drawers, tool chests, and
cabinets so that the contents could be categorized and
boxed up for sale. The opportunity to dive into the
owner's belongings gave Wilichowski a chance to
visualize why these items had been acquired and
speculate about the personal history of the object
over the life of its possession. Sometimes, the former
proprietor's family members would save a piece or
two from the auction block. This was usually followed
by a voluntary regaling of the family member's past
experiences and memories connected to each thing.
It was these experiences that fostered Wilichowski's
acute awareness of the intimate connections we form
with the objects around us, as well as the use of these
items as landmarks for time, emotion, and identity. 

Wilichowski earned a BFA and an MFA from the
University of Wisconsin – Madison.  He currently
resides in the Twin Cities and teaches at
University of Wisconsin – Stout.


MAY 2 - 31, 2014

Nathan Vernau

JUNE 5 - 30, 2014

Soyoung Kim

JULY 5 - 30, 2014

Jason Ramey

AUGUST 5 - 31, 2014

Liz Heller

SEPTEMBER 5 - 30, 2014

Joshua Wilichowski

OCTOBER 5 - 30, 2014

Chele Isaac

NOVEMBER 5 - 30, 2014

Carey Watters

Photo Credit: Jim Escalante

All my heartaches are free (detail)

Found objects, steel, wood

Joshua Wilichowski

Photo Credit: E & M Photography

During each day of September, Josh will be giving away 1 print each day!!!  The print will be hanging on the hook at the front of the gallery.  if it is there, grab it!  If not, try the next day!