College for Creative Studies: Art Practice (Fine Arts)


Doug Bosley

Adjunct Faculty

MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BFA, Western Washington University

Research Interests:

Bosley’s prints carry implicit but assertive political undertones — they question our ideas of technological progress and the future of the Earth’s species. His artwork imagines a future version of earth where the familiar environment has been eclipsed by engineered ecosystems and mechanical creations that have begun to interpret and interact with their environment in novel ways. Collectively, the work posits an alternate history and future timeline with roots in the physical laws and scientific discourse. It implies that the course of events is other than inevitable and leaves open the possibility to consider alterity, and meaningful change.

Professional Experience:

Bosley’s work has been included in numerous shows nationally and internationally in Australia, Bulgaria, China, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. He was the recipient of an Illustrator of the Future award in 2009 and was awarded first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters National Competition in Printmaking for 2013. From 2013-2015 he worked as visiting artist in residence of the Forest Laboratory in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Bosley has conducted numerous printmaking workshops including Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops, The Valley Litho Studio, Cork Printmakers, and CIT Crawford College in Cork, Ireland. In addition, his work is held by several collections including the China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China; the Southern Graphics Council Archives, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University; and the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

Doug Bosley, Showcase Gallery, University of Tennesse—Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

20th International Print Biennial Varna, Boris Gorgiev City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

Doug Bosley, Washington Printmakers Gallery; Washington DC.

Award for Contribution to World Graphic Art, 9th International Graphic Triennial Bitola, Bitola, Macedonia

The Unexplored Map, James Watrous Gallery; Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters; Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

Demonstration “Making a Mezzo-Monster.” Southern Graphics Council International Conference, University of Texas as Arlington, Arlington, TX

Panel Participant, “I Δ IT ++ IT Δ ME.” Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Portland, OR, Panel Chair: Heather D. Freeman

Panel Chair, Closing Panel, “Closing the Gap.” Southern Graphics Council International Conference, 2011, St. Louis, MO