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Derrick Buisch - Artificial Horizon

18. April 2008 - 30. April 2008

Derrick Buisch is an American painter, art professor, curator, art-project manager and musician. He is also an internationally exhibited artist that takes inspiration from the everyday- like signage, graffiti, tattoos, graphic design from old LPs, comics, and an eclectic range of printed matter. His extensive experience in the independent music scene – particularly with Washington, D.C. hard-core 20 years ago, shaped his proactive approach to art making and his incessant commitment to promoting communal art projects.


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Recently his works have employed bright industrial colors combined with fragmented letterforms and abstract symbols. These works are intended to be evocative, elusive, and visually resonant.

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Derrick Buisch received his BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute of Art in 1989, and his MFA from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis in 1996. He attended the Skowhegan residency of art in 1995, and was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in 2000. Buisch has taught in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1997. He has received a number of research grants and worked on interdisciplinary projects during his tenure in Madison. Buisch’s paintings, drawings and prints, have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Buisch has just co-currated an exhibition titled “Workbooks” on view in the Library Special Collections Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.