Brooke Thiele Animation Video Installation Film Performance Cakes About Contact
 Education 2005-2007 University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee MFA Film Peck School of the Arts 2002 Columbia College -- Chicago, IL 2001-2004 School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA Film/Animation 1999 Wilton School of Cake Decorating Master Cake Decorating Certificate with emphasis in Pulled Sugar and Molded Sugar 1996-1998 University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Emphasis in Drawing and 2000-2001 Academic Experience 2016-Present Works in Progress -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2014-Present Three Online classes: Cartoons, Animation and the Graphic Novel - The Animated Short - Miyazaki Shorts and Features -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2014-Present Lecturer -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2013-Present Experimental Animation -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2007-Present Equipment Room Manager -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2013-2014 Associate Lecturer Intro to Digital Arts -- University of Wisconsin, Parkside 2012-2014 Associate Lecturer Animation, Senior Advisor -- University of Wisconsin, Parkside 2009-2012 Teaching Assistant to Steve Wetzel—Experimentation with Media – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2008-2010 Urban Teacher World – Video Production Leader -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2007-Present Associate Lecturer Animation 1 -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2006-2007 Teaching Assistant to Rob Danielson and Glen Bach—Experimentation with Media – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2005-2006 Teaching Assistant to Carl Bogner—Film 101 and 102 -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Exhibitions & Screenings 2017 "A Fall to a Sea Called Home" Haggerty Museum 2017 "The Deer Queen" Underneath the Floorboards -- London 2017 "A-Typical Night" performance Present Music -- Milwaukee Public Museum 2017 "The Deer Queen" Lake Front Row The state of cinema -- Madison, WI 2017 "The Deer Queen" The Feminist Film Festival - Chicago, IL 2017 "The Deer Queen" Beloit International Film Festival -- Beloit, WI 2015 "A-Typical Night" performance MOWA Gala - Museam of Weisonsin Art Biennial Art Ball 2015 "A-Typical Night" performance Present Music - Turner Hall Ballroom 2014 “Visible Loss” and “Open Closure” Mayhem Music Television Fox 11 – Green Bay WI 2014 “Spring of Swallows” Kennilworth Open Studios -- UWM Peck School of the Arts 2014 “Spring of Swallows” Present Music – Turner Hall Ballroom 2013 “Eat, Sweet, Repeat” Present Music -- Turner Hall Ballroom 2012 “Serving Still Hunting” Gallery 224 -- Racine WI 2012 “Serving Still Hunting” Kenilworth Studios Open House 2008 “Visible Loss” Conduit Cinema Film Festival 2007 Gallery Artists Group Show; Brooks Barrow Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2007 Graduate Thesis Show: “Long Slide Falls,” “Sowing the Past,” “Nostalgia Wash,” “Silver Sweet Girl” Brooks Barrow Gallery -- Milwaukee, WI 2007 “Long Slide Falls,” “Sowing the Past” Milwaukee Underground Film Festival 2007 “Silver Sweet Girl” Kenilworth Open Studios -- UWM Peck School of the Arts 2007 Porcelain Panels Gallery Night – Three, Milwaukee, WI 2006 "Sowing the Past" More Static than Static, Video Installation Show INOVA Gallery 2006 “Sowing the Past” Gallery Night – Three, Milwaukee, WI 2006 “Nostalgia Wash” Gallery Night – Three, Milwaukee, WI 2006 “Long Slide Falls” Gallery Night – Three, Milwaukee, WI 2006 “Visible Loss” Milwaukee Underground Film Festival 2006 “Visible Loss” Ice Capades Film Festival “This Place” 2006 2005 "Long Slide Falls" I ____ Moving Images: Nine Installations, Video Installation Show INOVA Gallery 2005 “Open Closure” Milwaukee Short Film Festival 2005 “Open Closure” University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Union Cinema, Student Film Festival Awards 2016 Mary L Nohl Fund Fellowship winner -- Emerging Artist Publications of Presentations 2017 "Nohl Fellows probe transracial adoption, visual perception in Haggerty Museum show" JS Onlone by Sarah Hauer Click Here for Link 2017 "Present Music brings museum exhibits to life musically with exploratory concert on April 29" -- Urban Milwaukee Click Here for Link 2017 LakeFrontRow.com Beloit Film Festival Preview Click Here for Link 2017 "Nohl fellows explore their transracial adoption stories through art" JS Onlone by Sarah Hauer Click Here for Link 2016 "2016 Nohl Fellowship winners include two artists exploring transracial adoption" JS Onlone by Sarah Hauer Click Here for Link 2016 "Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists" announcement by the Lynden Sculpture Garden Click Here for Link 2016 UWM Kenilworth Open Studio preview Cover Photo and promo video - Shepherd Express Click Here for print Link Click Here for video Link 2014 Thiele folds cake into art by Molly Snyder Click Here for Link 2012 I AM UWM Interview Click Here for Link 2012 “Serving Still Hunting” JS Online by Mary Lousie Schumacher Click Here for Link 2012 “Serving Still Hunting” Urban Milwaukee Click Here for Link 2012 “Serving Still Hunting” Third Coast Daily Click Here for Link Animations 2017 A Fall to a Sea Called Home - Zoetrope Multimedia Installation 2004 Visible Loss – Sand Animation 2003 Open Closure – Sand Animation Video Installations 2014 Spring of Swallows – Video, Frosting, Sculpture 2013 Eat, Sweet, Repeat -- Video, Cake, Sculpture 2012 Serving Still Hunting – Video, Sculpture, Cake, Silk Screen and Sewn Costume, Sculpture 2007 Silver Sweet Girl – Video, Fiber Optic, Projection, Animation, Sculpture 2006 Nostalgia Wash – Animation, Fiber Optic, Projection, Sculpture 2005 Long Slide Falls – Animation, Woven Beaded Screen, Clay Frogs 2005 Sowing the Past – Video, Fiber Optic, Projection, Sculpture Performance 2015 A-Typical Night Areas of Specialization Animation, Video, Sound, Video Installation, Drawing, Painting, Performance Art Software Dragonframe, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Aftereffects, Animate, Painter, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Muse, Compresser, DVD Studio Pro, Audacity, Sonar X3 Producer
Brooke Thiele Email: Swelstad@uwm.edu Artist statement: As an artist I’m constantly questioning myself, and myself within the context of the world around me. Consequently, my motivations tend to reveal themselves from the inside out. The resulting work serves to illustrate my struggles to express these relationships; working not within the confines of one medium, but rather exploring several, including animation, film, mixed media installations, and recently performance. Photo by Kat Schleicher