Press Articles

 

 
"There’s a cultural tendency to shop for art like it’s extra. But we don’t invite things into our lives with hope they blend in..."

Caffeine Clarity

November 2018

 

 
"...when people in our community choose to invest in the arts and integrate it with their surroundings."

The Cap Times

November 2018

 

 
"Gao strives to forge connections and show how the personal and the political are linked."

Madison Magazine

October 2018

 

 
"Madison is home to a strikingly rich population of innovators, creators, doers and dreamers."

Madison Magazine

October 2018

 

 
"It draws on a number of thematic and visual elements — the ideas of migration..."

Tone

August 2018

 

 
"The primary goal of this piece was for an educational opportunity for the students."

The Cap Times

August 2018

 

 
"From works that explore social justice and gender issues to projects that spark creativity..."

Madison Magazine

August 2018

 

 
"It’s a tribute to Trinity Lutheran’s heritage, history and mission of service and inclusivity."

The Isthmus

August 2018

 

 
"People gathered for a mural blessing for a piece titled "Journey to a New Beginning" at Trinity."

The Cap Times

July 2018

 

 
"She heard over and over again that Trinity was a place to come home to."

Madison 365

July 2018

 

 
"It kind of came to a point where I knew that at the core of everything I really cared about..."

Building Brave

July 2018

 

 
"You never know what you don't know. I was bleeding money and trying to figure out what to say yes to..."

Wisconsin SBDC

June 2018

 

 
"Creativity is about connecting different ideas, people, and perspectives to find shared purpose..."

Shepherd Express

May 2018

 

 
"War and violence, protest and speech. Both subjects are fighting for their right to live."

Museum of Wisconsin Art

May 2018

 

 
"Imaginative precision that one will forevermore see an angry Alsatian with a gun barrel snout."

Shepherd Express

May 2018

 

 
"There is something old and retold about the stories in my work, yet renewed."

Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2018

Museum of Wisconsin Art | April 2018

 

 
"People move frequently between cities, states, and countries and encounter drastic points of view."

Dickinson County News

April 2018

 

 
"Large wall mural showing outstretched hands with a water-like blue background."

The Isthmus

March 2018

 

 
"Jenie Gao creates the colorful backdrop at Working Draft Beer Co."

Wisconsin State Journal

March 2018

 

 
"I hope it gets people to think critically about what they see..."

Artdose Art Guide

Spring 2018

 

 
"Ink drawing casts an expanding urban grid as a spiderweb, with the planner's hands..."

Journal Sentinel

February 2018

 

 
"Gao wants to dispel the idea that original artwork is only accessible to the rich."

The Capital Times

October 2017

 

 
"Students from a variety of schools and nonprofit(s) worked with a professional artist..."

Milwaukee NNS

March 2017

 

 
"Personally rewarding for Jenie Gao, whose father was from China and mother was from Taiwan."

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Spring 2017

 

 
"Community involvement is essential to the installation’s theme."

Wisconsin State Journal

February 2017

 

 
"The act of creating art in an unfamiliar way can lead to personal growth and spark creativity."

The Isthmus

February 2017

 

 
"I fell in love with how printmaking is both an art form and a technology..."

The Capital Times

January 2017

 

"She’s done residencies in Argentina and Chile and now lands at..."

WORT Community Radio

January 2017

 

 

 

 
"They shared their stories with me when they crossed the border..."

Madison 365

December 2016

 

 
"The making of something meaningful is always an act of reciprocity."

Maker Faire Milwaukee

August 2015

 

 
"We become experts of our limits instead of discoverers of our potential."

Mam Chiloé

January 2015

 

 
"With modern trade it's' easy to forget that things we make have their origin in an artistic form."

Proyecto 'ace

January 2015

 

 
"Violent, yet intimate, suspended in moments of tension."

365 Artists, 365 Days

March 2014

 

 
"There is something decisive about putting things in ink and carving pieces out, forever."

Aesthetica Magazine

July 2012

 

 
"My subjects are frozen in movement, isolated in their connection, both abrasive and tender."

The Art List

September 2011

 

 
"Although the artists' personal accounts are moving...Gao's tactile woodcuts have a strength all their own."

Journal Sentinel

August 2010

 

 
"I stood staring at each piece, asking questions and waiting for answers." - Reggie Baylor's Gallery Night Pick

Journal Sentinel

July 2010

 

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