Selected Solo Exhibitions/Screenings:
2020 New Domesticity, James Watrous Gallery. Madison, WI
2019 On Belonging: Collaborative work with Nirmal Raja, The Warehouse Museum. Milwaukee, WI
2018 Weeknight Dinners, Joyce Paddock Bliss Art Gallery at Carroll University. Waukesha, WI
2018 Celebration, Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists, Haggerty Museum of Art. Milwaukee, WI
2018 Between There and Now, Marian Gallery at Mount Mary University. Milwaukee, WI
2017 Projected: Weeknight Dinners, International Center of Photography. New York, NY
2017 All In: Shorewood Girls Cross Country, Charles Allis Museum. Milwaukee, WI
2016 On Faith, Museum of Wisconsin Art. West Bend, WI
2015 Androgyny, University Gallery at UW-La Crosse. La Crosse, WI
2015 Weeknight Dinners, Lowell Center. Madison, WI
2015 Androgyny, Portrait Society Gallery. Milwaukee, WI
2014 Androgyny, The Rita at UW-Parkside. Kenosha, WI
2014 Ladies Out, Usable Space. Milwaukee, WI
2014 Room & Board: Weeknight Dinners and The Bedroom, ArtStart. Rhinelander, WI
2014 Ladies Out, UWM Union Theatre. Milwaukee, WI
2013 The Bedroom, The Center for Photography at Madison. Madison, WI
2012 The Bedroom, Portrait Society Gallery. Milwaukee, WI
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 Identity. Merced Multicultural Arts Center. Merced, CA
2019 Picturing Identity. Diablo Valley College Art Gallery. Pleasant Hill, CA
2018 Showing (work x family). University Art Gallery at California State University- Stanislaus. Turlock, CA
2018 Counternarratives. Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery. San Ramon, CA
2018 Grounds for Change. Village Theatre Art Gallery. Danville, CA
2018 Family Albums: Kith and Kin in Focus. Museum of Wisconsin Art. West Bend, WI
2018 Homely (Part Two). Portrait Society Gallery. Milwaukee, WI
2018 The Book Club: What Would We Do with Lynne Tillman? Frank Juarez Gallery. Milwaukee, WI
2018 Indiana Green 2018, Parts Unknown Studio. Milwaukee, WI
2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial. Museum of Wisconsin Art. West Bend, WI
2018 Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition. Frederick Layton Gallery. Milwaukee, WI
2017 Please Check a Box: Sex, Gender, Identity, and Privacy. Lawton Gallery. Green Bay, WI
2017 Now Figuration, Portrait Society Gallery. Milwaukee, WI
2016 Forward 2016: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now. Charles Allis Art Museum. Milwaukee, WI
2016 Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Madison, WI
2016 Wisconsin Photography 2016, Racine Art Museum- Wustum. Racine, WI
2016 MoCP at 40, Museum of Contemporary Photography. Chicago, IL
2016 Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art. West Bend, WI
2016 Context:2016, Filter Space. Chicago, IL
2016 A Person is a Noun, Portrait Society Gallery. Milwaukee, WI
2015 Out of the Suitcase VI, Frederick Layton Gallery, MIAD. Milwaukee, WI
2015 The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015, Grunwald Gallery of Art. Bloomington, IN
2014 Of Midwest, By Midwest, Overture Center for the Arts. Madison, WI
2014-17 The Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography. Chicago, IL
2014 CoPA The People in Your Neighborhood, Museum of Wisconsin Art. West Bend, WI
2013 The Nohl Fellowship Exhibition, Inova. Milwaukee, WI
2013 CoPA 7th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition, Walkers' Point Center for the Arts. Milwaukee, WI
2013 APA Artist's Perspective, Chicago Art Department. Chicago, IL
2012 Emerging Artist Show, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center. Brookfield, WI
2010 Likeness, Honfleur Gallery. Washington DC
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, New York, NY
Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Awards & Residencies:
2017 Fellowship: Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program, Established artist
2016 Award of Excellence. Charles Allis Museum
2015 Artist-in-Residence Program in Bourglinster, Luxembourg. Program through Museum of Wisconsin Art and the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture.
2014 Accolade Award of Merit for Ladies Out, The Accolade Global Film Competition.
2012 Fellowship: Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program, Emerging Artist
2002 Rochester Institute of Technology, BFA in Photographic Illustration, Rochester, NY.
2019 North, Bonnie. Lake Effect radio interview about On Belonging. https://www.wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-artists-explore-connection-between-place-race-history-new-exhibit#stream/0
2018 Sole-Smith, Virginia, The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America, p 223-224
2018 Bielefeld, Lois. Private Parts, Huck 67: The Documentary Photography Special VI, Oct/Nov, p 28-32
2018 Bogner, Carl. Social Science, Mary L Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists Catalogue, p 17
2017 Strutner, Suzy. This is what dinnertime REALLY looks like around the U.S., 10.11.27, Huffington Post, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lois-bielefeld-weeknight-dinners_us_59dd00dee4b0cee762dd96b1
2017 Verhoeve, Wesley. ICP Projected: Lois Bielefeld, 10.4.17, International Center of Photography, https://www.icp.org/interviews/icp-projected-lois-bielefeld
2017 Bielefeld, Lois, All In. Charles Allis Art Museum Catalogue
2017 Crum, Maddie. This Bold Artist Made A Bathroom Stall That’s Open To Everyone, Huffington Post. 1.31.17 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lois-bielefeld-androgyny-photos_us_588f8809e4b02772c4e82fc2
2017 Gallant, Laura. What Dinnertime Looks Like In 36 Different Homes, Buzzfeed. 1.18.17 https://www.buzzfeed.com/lauragallant/what-dinnertime-looks-like-in-36-different-homes?utm_term=.wtVql5QaQ#.lskVPqLEL
2017 Stanger, Melissa. 16 dinnertime photos that prove there's no such thing as a 'typical' American family, Revelist. 1.10.17 http://www.revelist.com/ideas/lois-bielefeld-weeknight-dinners-photos/6479
2016 Jacobs, Sarah. Photos show how different family meal time looks in busy homes across America, 11.1.16 Business Insider, http://www.businessinsider.com/what-family-meal-time-looks-like-in-america-2016-11
2016 North, Bonnie. 'On Faith' Art Exhibit Examines Religion in Luxembourg, WUWM Lake Effect radio show interview. 4.8.16
2016 Cosier, Kim. Framing Identity: Using photographs to rethink sexism, gender, and sexuality. "Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality" book.
2016 Gill, Grant. A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography: Portrait Society Gallery, Lenscratch. 3.13.16
2016 Minerath, Kat. Person, Noun, Photograph, Shepherd Express. 1.26.16
2016 Miyazaki, Kevin. Lois Bielefeld: The States Project: Wisconsin, Lenscratch. 1.7.16
2015 Schnuer, Cordula. An intimate portrait of Luxembourg, Luxemburger Wort. 4.9.15
2015 Wright, Christina. Museum of Wisconsin Art announces Lois Bielefeld as first winner of artist-in-residence program in Bourglinster, www.culture.lu. 2.2.15
2015 Reddin, Matthew. MOWA sends Lois Bielefeld on a European adventure, Wisconsin Gazette. 2.12.15
2015 Petterson, Erika. Up-Close and Personal with Lois, Museum of Wisconsin Art News. Jan/Feb/March
2015 Miyazaki, Kevin. Art City Asks: Lois Bielefeld, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.1.15.15
2015 Schumacher, Mary Louise. Gallery Night & Day: Exhibits don’t shy away from real life, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 1.15.15
2014 Cosier, Kim. Androgyny: An Exhibition by Lois Bielefeld, Androgyny Catalogue, p 3
2014 Brines, Jon. UW-Parkide exhibit explores gender issues, Kenosha News. 11.7.14
2014 Schumacher, Mary Louise. Milwaukee artist to Live in Luxembourg castle. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10.15.14
2014 Greymatter Gallery. 365 Artists 365 Days: Lois Bielefeld, http://365artists365days.com/2014/10/05/lois-bielefeld-milwaukee-wisconsin/, 10.5.14
2014 Schumacher, Mary Louise. Flash Forward: Documentary celebrates community of women, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3.3.14
2013 Murrell, Kat. Art Date: The World As They Know It, Third Coast Daily, 12.12.13
2013 Schumacher, Mary Louise. Nohl exhibit a mismatch for some fellowship winners’ art, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11.22.13
2013 Brown, Elizabeth. Looking to Understand: New Work By Lois Bielefeld, The Nohl Fellowship Catalogue, p16-17
2013 Waxman, Lori. 60 WRD/MIN Art Critic @ Inova, Shepherd Express, p 20, 6.6.13
2012 Flak Photo. The Bedroom, online feature, 2012.
2012 ArtMail Milwaukee. The Bedroom, online feature, 2012.
2012 Bialek, Nan. Book Looks, M Magazine, p 36, June issue. 2012
2018 Androgyny Artist Talk. Art Queen, Joshua Tree. August 11.
2018 Empathy Through the Visual Arts: An Artist's Discussion. Panel Discussion. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. February 1.
2018 Androgyny Artist Talk. Class guest lecture. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. February 27.
2018 Between There and Now Artist Talk. Mount Mary University. March 14
2017 Artist Talk for ASMP Midwest. Charles Allis Art Museum. August 27.
2017 All In: Shorewood Girls Cross Country panel. Charles Allis Art Museum. July 20.
2016 Beauty Convention panel. North Park University. Nov. 4.
2016 Androgyny, Women’s and Gender Studies class lecture. UW-Milwaukee. Sept. 26.
2016 Portrait Photography, Master Studio Workshop. Museum of Wisconsin Art. April 30.
2016 On Faith Artist Talk, Museum of Wisconsin Art. April 21.
2015 Androgyny Artist Talk, University of La Crosse. Sept 18.
2015 Luxembourg Residence Artist Talk, Coalition of Photographic Arts, Milwaukee. May 12.
2015 Androgyny Artist Talk and Panel, Fop & Hounds event, Portrait Society Gallery. January 28.
2014 Androgyny Artist Talk and Panel, University of Wisconsin Parkside. November 6.
2014 Master Studio Workshop, Museum of Wisconsin Art. May 17.
2014 Gender Reel Film Festival, University of Wisconsin Parkside. April 16.
2013 Focus Photography Group, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. November 5.
2013 The Conceptual Portrait, Artist’s Now Lecture Series, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. October 23.
2013 Professional Practices class, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. October 25.
2013 The Bedroom, Artist Talk, The Center for Photography at Madison. June 6.
2012 The Bedroom, Soho Photo Salon, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC. September 19.
2011 Conceptual Lighting Strategies class, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. October 24.