Congratulations Professor Jennifer Angus upon receiving a 2022 Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award. Creating some of the most provocative work in an art museum setting, Angus’ medium is insects and has exhibited her work nationally, most recently the Staten Island Museum, and internationally including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Spain.
She has received awards from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and the University of Wisconsin. In 2019 she received the inaugural Forward Art Prize for outstanding women artists of Wisconsin. Angus’ exhibition In the Midnight Garden, was part of Wonder, the inaugural exhibition that reopened the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. She was one of nine artists selected by curator Nicholas Bell for this landmark exhibition. Reviews of Angus’ work have appeared in Art Daily, the New York Times, Art Papers, NY Arts Magazine, Architectural Digest, ArtNews and many others. In 2013, Albert Whitman and Company, Chicago, published her first novel, In Search of Goliathus Hercules to positive reviews. Publisher’s Weekly described it as “Roald Dahl meets Franz Kafka in this charming and unpredictable debut novel.”
Angus will use the award to mount a site specific installation from March 26 – June 19, 2022 at the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center, located south of the town of Spring Green. The project will be the first site specific installation the center has hosted.