June 6 – August 11, 2024

and now i am lost in it

Work by Parker Markin


February 20 – May 31, 2024

Everything Has a Story

Work by Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski 


October – December 2023

Here I Am, Standing

Work by Haerim Lee


May – August 2023

Bruce Meets Adam 

Work by Adam White Ossers


January – April 2023

A pile on the floor! 

Work by Nina Ghanbarzadeh


September – December 2022

Land of Plenty: An Appeal to Heaven 

Installation by Emily Belknap


Detail of Cascade or Cycle? Flag for Julian's Reef, Lake Michigan from Land of Plenty: An Appeal to Heaven

May – July 2022

And She Was Love

Paintings by Akindele John

This exhibition is facilitated in partnership with Genre: Urban Arts, with special thanks to Genre’s Creative Director and Owner Nakeysha Roberts Washington, a Woodland Pattern board member.


November 2021 — February 2022

Palpable Tensions

Palpable Tensions: An exhibition from the Milwaukee Queer Artist Collective featuring works by Lee Hodge, Thomas Romero, Emily Wardell, and Fern Conklin.


July — October 2021

The Shapes of Truths Told

A group exhibition collaboratively curated by artists Molly Hassler, Vaughan Larsen, Howard Leu, Valaria Tatera, and Woodland Pattern's Art Director, Marla Sanvick. The Shapes of Truths Told features works by Katie Avila Loughmiller, Siara Berry, Lois Bielefeld, Phoenix S Brown, David Najib Kasir, Nykoli Koslow, Anika Kowalik, okja kwon, Fatima Laster, and Ck Ledesma.


February — April 2021


Photographs by Howard Leu


June – September 2020

Tropical Lung: Tec Alliance

New works on paper by Roberto Harrison.


February – May 2020

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

Featuring decks and original works by Maggie Bard, Chicome Itzcuintli, Gabriella Santiago-Vancak, Bran Sólo, Matt Stansberry, and David Wilson. Curated by Laurence Ross

Mahtlactli Chalchihuitl, Ten of Jade (Tarot Mexicayotl)
The Hierophant - Emily Post (Charm City Tarot)

We acknowledge that in Milwaukee we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee homelands along the southwest shores of Michigami, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present. 

We further acknowledge the grave evil colonialism introduced to these lands ​through genocide as well as slavery, and also via racist and xenophobic ​beliefs, laws​, and practices that continue to inflict harm upon Black, brown, and Indigenous lives. We honor those who have lived—and do live, now—at these intersections of identity and experience, and are committed to the active dismantling of white supremacy.

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