Gallery at Truax

1701 Wright St., Madison, WI 53704, Room A1005.

The Art Gallery is located on the mezzanine in the entrance area of the Truax Building.
Guests may park in the visitor lot or any student lot.

 

Sculpture by Artist Austen Brantley

Exhibition Schedule

The Gallery at Truax is closed over summer

We've got some exciting plans for fall in the works! Please check back in August for an updated fall 2022 exhibition schedule.
 

Virtual Exhibition

Please visit the Virtual Gallery at Truax to experience our online exhibit collection! The virtual gallery offers online adaptations of the physical exhibits and showcases work created by students in Madison College programs.  

  • Calendar Archive

    2022

    Self portrait sculpture by artist Austen Brantley

    Coarse | April 26 - May 13: Sculptor Austen Brantley presented Coarse, an exploration of identity as connected to hair. Brantley reclaims histories of personal and collective trauma through careful attention to the depiction of hair in his figurative sculptures and forces attention to systemic racism relative to stereotypes connected to the textures and styles of Black hair. Viewers are asked to consider the preferential treatment of straight hair as evidence of social barriers and biases against Black Americans.

     

    Two painted portraits of women

    Between Land and Sea | March 7 - April 8: Adrianna Barrios, recipient of the 2022 Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award, presented Between Land and Sea. Barrios’ works are a record and response to climate change. Ghostly fonts on multi-layered prints delicately suggest danger and consequence as they hover over images of individuals whose lives have been impacted by extreme environmental distresses. Prints on glass remind of the fragility of Earth’s ecosystem, and live feed video projects implore viewers to act, now. 

     

    Two Sharon-L.-Biyrd paintings
    Sharon-L.Biyrd Untitled Brown Series

    Honoring the Black Woman | February 1 - February 28: A collection of artwork displayed during Black History Month to honor black women. This community show featured a variety of mediums and artists from Madison, elementary and high school students, artwork sent by an artist in Africa, and an incarcerated artist. Organized by Madison College's Black Women's Affinity Group, in memory of Dzigbodi Akyea.

    A virtual exhibit accompanied the physical show. Honoring the Black Woman.

     

    2021

    My Hometown | Student Work from Photojournalism Classes

    Yahara Journal | Student Artwork 2020-2021

    Staying Focused | Student work from the Photography Program at Madison College

    2020

    The Horizon Just Laughed | January 14 through February 6: This group show consists of eight Wisconsin artists who are all focused on painting as their central medium. The artist's included are: Tim Brenner, Andres Torres, Austin Moule, Chris Bostwick, Guzzo Pinc, Justin Eccles, Cassie Marie Edwards, and Rebecca Kautz.

    Carry on | February 17 - March 12: A solo show featuring local artist Quenten Brown’s two-dimensional abstract work. Quenten’s style nods to modernity while adhering to time tested principles of form and composition. He uses a variety of media including latex, acrylic and oil paints accented by watercolor, colored pencil, ink, and collage. This show is a commentary of our disposable culture. The forms in his pieces are often stacked on or squeezed into the picture plane to mimic the notion of massive amounts of information we receive on a minute by minute basis.

    2019

    Vintage MATC Poster

    Poster Ways of Olden Days | January 15 - February 7
    A retrospective of Madison College marketing materials.  

    Yahara Journal Student Art Show | February 18 - March 14

     

    Lauden Nute | March 25 - April 18

     

    Architecture Student Portfolio Show | April - Summer

     

    Enchanting Africa by Tara Olivia | September: A photographic journey of current Madison College student Tara Olivia.

     

    Celebration of First Generation College Students | September 30 - October 24: This exhibit highlighted first generation college students and their journey. 

     

    Yahara Journal Student Art Show | November 4 - 26: A campus favorite. The annual Madison College Student Art show. Learn how you can participate in the show.

     

    Printer Wonderland | December 9 - 13 Find fun and unique gifts for the special people in your life at the Printer Wonderland holiday pop-up shop. The shelves are stocked with student made screen- and letterpress-printed cards, posters, notepads, aprons, T-shirts and more.

     

    2018

    Paws & Effect: Animals in Education | January & February

    Paws & Effect Show Logo

    Beautiful and candid pet portraiture featuring cats, dogs, horses, goats, cows, guinea pigs and mice. The animals in this show were residents of the Madison College Veterinary Technician program during the Fall 2017 semester. The Madison College Veterinary Technician and Photography programs collaborated on this show to raise awareness about our pet adoption partnerships with area humane societies.

    Yahara Journal Student Art Show

    Architecture Program Portfolio Show | April

    Dane Arts Buy Local | September & October

    Emeralds to Ashes | November

    Printer Wonderland | December

    2017

    African Art | Traditional and Modern | January
    Facebook Event

    Yahara Journal Student Art Show | February and March

    Architecture Student Portfolio Show | April and May

    Appreciating Our Past: A Photographic History of Madison College | Summer 2017
    Madison Area Technical College has evolved to meet the needs of our diverse communities since opening our doors to students back in 1912. In our 105-year history, we have grown from 63 students in a single room above a fire station to nine campuses with more than 150 programs. As we move forward into the future, we appreciate where we have been in the past. 

    Visual Voices | September 
    Graphic Design faculty and staff art show. The diverse artwork on display included sketchbook drawings, prints, murals, mosaics, photography, and traditional and digital paintings. 

    Heritage Habitats by Ginger Owen and Vicki VanAmeyden | October - November 

    Heritage Habitats Kite Display at MATC Gallery at Truax


    Artist Statement: Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, "Kites," "Hankies" and "Cairn" are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serves as an expression of humanism.

    Printer Wonderland - Holiday Pop Up Sale | December

    2016

    Quilt Making: A Modern Practice | January
    Video Tour | Photo Tour | Wisconsin State Journal Feature

    Elements of Graphic Design | March

    Architecture Program Portfolio Show | April

    Graphic Design, Photography and Visual Communications Portfolio Show | May
    Facebook

    Yahara Journal & Continuing Education Student Art Show | Summer
    Wisconsin State Journal Feature

    7 Years of Wisconsin Photography Students Capture the DATCP | Aug. 23-Sept. 28

    Industrial Evolution | October, November

    Printer Wonderland | December

    2015

    Off the Walls | December

    Graphic Design and Visual Communications Portfolio Show

    Celebrate Wisconsin Architecture | November

    Universal Design |September - October 

    Applied Arts Portfolio Show | May

    Architectural Technology Portfolio Show | April

    Student Art Show by the Yahara Journal | March

    People, Places, and Things:  Culture, Memory, and Madison College Global Connections | February

    2014

    Enroute Fall Portfolio Show | Graphic Design, Visual Communicators | December - January

    Dance, Light, Lens | November

    Celebrating Wisconsin Manufacturing | October

    Show and Tell: An exhibit of classroom demonstrations by the Illustration Faculty | September

    A Juried Collection of Applied Arts in conjunction with MMoCA Gallery Night | May

    Architectural Technology Portfolio Show | April

    Student Art Show by the Yahara Journal | March

    Hidden Images by Biotechnology & Electron Microscopy | February

    The Art of Innovation by the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology | January

Mission

The Gallery provides diverse experiences by exhibiting creativity, innovation, and collaboration for Madison College and its community. 

Vision

To be an educational destination for discovery and expression, while promoting Madison College and its community.

Values

  • Enrichment
  • Creativity
  • Variety
  • Inspiration
  • Engagement

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