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Venetia Dale

Venetia Dale
Visiting Lecturer
South 303

Venetia Dale is a metalsmith/sculptor whose work explores shifts in utility, mobility and exchange between people, place and things. She exhibits her work, lectures, curates and performs workshops nationally and internationally.

Dale recently exhibited work in a two-person show 92nd Street Y Tribeca Gallery in New York, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI and at Eastern Bloc Centre for New Media and Interdisciplinary Art in Montreal, Quebec. 

She was artist in residence at Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2010 and recently completed an art/industry residency at Kohler Co. in Sheboygan, WI. 

2009 - MFA, SUNY at New Paltz, NY; 2004 - BFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Industry Experience: 
  • 2014/2013 Visiting Reviewer, Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI  
  • 2012 Visiting Critic, MassArt Spring Review Boards – Boston, MA                  
  • 2010 Faculty Reviewer, UW-Milwaukee Fall Graduate Review, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2009 Guest Critic, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
  • 2008 Travel and Research Lima and Urubamba Valley, Peru

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2019 - Reliant Objects II- Illington Kerr Gallery - Alberta Canada (group exhibition)
  • 2019 - Masters in Metal- Lauren Rogers Museum - Laurel, Mississippi (group exhibition)
  • 2018 Next after the first in order, place and time The Metal Museum – Memphis, TN
  • 2018 - Women to Watch 2018 National Museum for Women in the Arts - Washington D.C. (group exhibition)
  • 2015 - Welcome Home Works by Venetia Dale and Stacey Webber - Find and Form Space - Boston, MA 

Awards and Honors:

  • 2019 Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series Visiting Artist - Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum - Boston, MA
  • 2015 Emerging Artist Platform Award - Sienna Gallery
  • 2013 - Kohler Company Art/Industry Residency – Kohler, WI 
  • 2011 - Wisconsin Artists Biennial Merit Award, Anderson Art Center – Kenosha, WI Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows Award, UW-Milwaukee, WI
  • 2010 - Oregon College of Art and Craft Residency - Portland, OR

Reviews, Catalogs, Media:

  • 2020 - Michelman, Elizabeth. "Dale's State of Becoming: Balancing Sculpture and Embroideries in Groton" Artscope Magazine 
  • 2018 - Arginteanu, Judy. “Metal Meets its Match at The National Museum of Women in the Arts” American Craft Council Blog July 24, 2018
  • 2018 - Dingfelder, Sadie. “In ‘Heavy Metal’, female sculptors take on traditional masculine materials” The Washington Post Express July 12, 2018
  • 2014 - Graves, Jen. "The Empty, Locked  Buildings on Magnolia Bluff," The Stranger Blog
  • 2014 - Houton, Jacqueline. "P-Town Bound," Improper Bostonian, May 14-27


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