Academic Staff Art Gallery

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The Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff launched The Academic Staff Art Gallery in the 2010 in 270 Bascom. It is a place to showcase talented artists from within Academic Staff. Exhibits change on a semester by semester basis.

This semester’s featured artist: Oleg Moskvin. Oleg is currently an associate scientist in the Primate Research Center.

Artist’s Statement

“My Wild West”

We live in a visually rich world.

This richness is overwhelming everywhere, from NYC to a desert.

Paradoxically, places that are free from civilization often possess deeper visual intensity and hidden dynamics that transcends their apparent “emptiness”.

Oleg Moskvin, PhD, started his photography journey at the age 10, spending long hours in a darkroom of his first teacher, a TV photographer. This passion follows him since then.

Later on, Oleg spent years of regular “evening tea time” with members of the “Fact” group for creative photography and graphics, and this had unavoidable influence on certain aspects of his perception of general aesthetics of photography. However, his vision was always clearly distinct from and almost opposite to the social-oriented agenda of the Fact. In his photography, Oleg clearly turns away from the social realm to visual mysteries of the nature. He believes that freedom from storytelling is a prerequisite for finer visual discoveries.

Opening Reception Poster

More about the Gallery:

Past Academic Staff Art Galleries

The room provides a forum to display 2-d artwork created  by UW-Madison academic staff.  The Office has 3 walls at 270 Bascom Hall that have been prepared to display framed, ready to hang 2-d art works.  Artwork will be on display either the fall or spring semester and will be given recognition through various campus publications.  If you would like to have your work considered for exhibition in the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff please contact the Office Secretary of the Academic Staff office at with the following information:

  • Your contact information (indicate your academic staff position on campus)
  • A short artistic statement describing your art and creative concerns
  • A works list
  • Four to ten images of your work