Biography/Resume

Patricia Delker is a Madison, WI based photographer who prints film in a traditional wet darkroom but also uses digital and alternative processes. Her photographs have been shown in one person & group exhibits in Wisconsin, in juried shows across the U.S., and internationally in Ireland. Her work has been published in B&W magazine, the magazine for plastic camera enthusiasts, Lightleaks, and Shots. She has taught at Peninsula Art School, the Center for Photography at Madison and UW Madison's School of the Arts. She organizes photography and art workshops, predominantly in Ireland, through her Magic Images Workshops.

SOLO EXHIBITS
2019
Irish Journeys: Home Turf and Holy Wells, Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2016
And Still There Are Secrets - Courthouse Gallery - Ennistymon, Co. Clare,
Ireland
2015
And Still There Are Secrets - Sunroom Gallery - Madison, WI
2010
And Still There Are Secrets - Steenbock Gallery of Wisconsin Academy of
Sciences, Arts and Letters - Madison, WI
2008
Blue: Selected Cyanotypes - Barriques for PhotoMidwest 2008, Madison, WI
Aran Islands and Faces of the Burren - The Center for Photography at
Madison, Madison, WI
Ireland: The Wild West - Harry & Laura Nohr Gallery, UW-Platteville,
Platteville, WI
2006
Acts of Faith - Lutheran Campus Center - Madison, WI
2005
Messin' With Texas - The Center for Photography at Madison- Madison, WI
2004
Saving Graces - CitiArts Space Galleries, Madison, WI

JURIED AND GROUP EXHIBITS
2017
Nature, a Shootapalooza Group Presentation, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2016
Wisconsin Photography 2016, Racine Art Museum-Wustum Galleries,
Racine, WI. Juror: Karen Irvine, Museum of Contemporary Photography,
Columbia College. Aug-Nov.
A Hope, a Prayer, a Dream: Wheatpasting Exhibit for FotoFest International - Houston, Texas. March - April.
After the End of the World: Memories of Popular Culture - Overture Center
Galleries - Madison, WI
2015
Fishing for Iconography : A Wheatpasting Exhibit - A Smith Gallery, Johnson
City, Texas. Juror: Kevin Tully
2014
Interstate 94 to Highway 30 - Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI
Grounds for Development - Alternography Group, Free Trade Coffeehouse, Madison, WI
Hipstamatic - A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas. Juror: Mario Estrada
Plastique Mystique and Heavy Metal, Center for Photography at Madison, Madison, WI
2013
Faces, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX - Juror: Craig Barber
Plastique Mystique and Heavy Metal, City of Madison ARTSPACE Galleries - Madison, WI
2012
New Photo Expressions 2012 , select work from And Still There Are Secrets - Blutstein-Brondino Gallery - Milwaukee, WI
Spooky Show IV - Lightbox Photographic Gallery - Astoria, Oregon - Juror: Russell Joslin
National Juried Exhibit - Steenbock Gallery/Center for Photography at Madison - Madison, WI - Juror: Graeme Reid
Photography Midwest: Seven State Juried Exhibit - UW Union Porter Butts
Gallery - Madison, WI - Juror: Sam Abell
Trespass - Overture Galleries - Madison, WI
2011
Spooky Show III - LightBox Photographic Gallery - Astoria, Oregon
2010
Aran Islands 2010 - Creole Creamery for PhotoNOLA - New Orleans, LA.
Photography Midwest: A Seven State Juried Photography Exhibit, UW Union
Galleries, Madison, WI. Juror: Russell Joslin
Irish Eyes, Center for Photography at Madison, Madison, WI
Untitled 17 -as part of PhotoMidwest- Commonwealth Gallery - Madison, WI
CoPA Members Exhibit - Milwaukee, WI
2009
Toying with Plastic: Plastic Camera Images by CPM Photographers, Guenzel Gallery, Peninsula School of the Arts - Door Co., WI
Wisconsin Photography Racine Art Museum-Wustam Gallery, Racine, WI Juror: Rod Slemmens.
CoPA Annual Juried Exhibit - Walker Point Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Juror: Paul Ha, St. Louis Art Institute
Arts in Harmony - Elk Grove, MN
Texas Photographic Society Members Juried Exhibit - Dishman Gallery,
Beaumont, TX Juror: Keith Carter
2008
PhotoMidwest: A Seven State Juried Photography Exhibit - Porter Butts and
Class of 1925 Galleries, UW-Madison. Juror: Lisa Hostetler, Milwaukee Art
Museum. Second place award.
Untitled 17 - Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
Cheap & Serious, Part II - The Book - Ancora Art Space, Madison, WI
CoPA Annual Juried Exhibition - Walker Point Arts Center, Milwaukee. Juror:
George Slade.
Women's Caucus for Art, Midwest Regional Exhibition - ARC Gallery,
Chicago, Illinois. Juror: Beate Minkovski, Woman Made Gallery.
BAL National 2008 - Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX. Honorable
Mention Award
Magic Silver 2008 - Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY.
Juror: Joyce Tenneson
2007
Small Works: National Juried Art Exhibit - Fredricksburg Center for Creative
Arts - Fredericksburg, VA. Juror: Steven Griffin
Kingdom of Animals - Overture Galleries, Overture Center - Madison, WI.
Juror: Tom Jones, UW Art Dept.
Blends and Flavors: 5 Photographers - Ancora Art Space - Madison, WI.
CoPA Members Exhibit - Milwaukee, WI
2006
Cheap & Serious: Toying with Plastic - Lakefront Gallery, UW-Madison -
Madison, WI
2005
Classic Black & White Juried Exhibit - Overture Galleries, Overture Center -
Madison, WI Juror: Mary North Allen
2004
PhotoMidwest: A Seven State Juried Exhibition - UW Union Galleries -
Madison, WI. Juror: Keith Carter
Rhythms of the Heart - Commonwealth Gallery - Madison, WI. Jurors:
Jim Schwall and Tom McInvaille.
Serious Whimsy: CPM Plastic Camera Group - Offices of Lt. Governor
Barbara Lawton, State Capitol - Madison, WI
Oscail Na Suil: Open Your Eyes - Images of Ireland, Madison Public Library -
Madison, WI
2003
Water is Life Invitational - UW Theatre Galleries -Madison, WI

PUBLICATIONS
B&W Magazine - Portfolio Issue - Merit Award - Irish Holy Wells, June 2009
Lightleaks Magazine - Volume 13 - 2009
Shots - Issue 104 - 2009

AWARDS
Second Place - Photography Midwest: A Seven State Photography Exhibit -
Juror: Russell Joslin, SHOTS Magazine - 2010
Portfolio Merit Award - B&W Magazine - 2009
Second Place - Photography Midwest: A Seven State Photography Exhibit -
Juror: Lisa Hostetler, Milwaukee Art Museum - 2008
Honorable Mention - BAL International - 2008
Irish Fest Cultural Affairs Grant - 2006
Wisconsin Historical Society - Preservation Week - selected photo for
marketing materials - 2002

EXHIBITS CURATED
Accidental Art: Collecting Found Photography - Co-curator. Steenbock
Gallery of Wisconsin Academy of Art and Sciences - Madison, WI.
Nov/Dec. 2009.

Angus McVicar: Madison Photographer - co-curator. In conjunction with
Historic Madison and Wisconsin Historical Society - Historical Society
Museum (March 2002) and Madison Art Center (July 2002) - Madison, WI

TEACHING
Peninsula Art School - Door County, WI. Toying with Creativity: Holga and
Plastic Cameras, Finding Your Personal Photography Voice,

UW School of the Arts in Rhinelander - UW Extension - Finding Your
Personal Photography Voice, Alternative Processes-Cyanotype & VanDyke
Printing, and Designing the Personal Quilt.

The Center for Photography at Madison - Madison, WI. Cyanotypes,
Developing a Personal Vision, Philosophy of Photography, Toying with
Creativity: the Magic of Plastic Cameras, Women in Photography: Then
and Now, Photographing Intangibles.

EDUCATION
Graduate study in photography and art history - Lamar University, Beaumont TX.
MA Program in Arts Management/Art History, St. Cloud State University,
St. Cloud, MN.
B.S. - Majors: Communication and Art, University of Wisconsin-Platteville,
Platteville, WI.










Fine art by Patricia Delker