Filmmaker Laura Stewart Selected for Statewide Exhibit

Local filmmaker Laura Stewart has been selected as one of the featured artists for the statewide survey of contemporary art, the Wisconsin Triennial, at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

Stewart is one of 46 Wisconsin artists selected for the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial – the 12th statewide survey undertaken by the MMoCA. The exhibit will open on the evening of Friday, May 21 and will be on view through August 15, 2010.

Stewart has three films which will be shown as part of the exhibition: Ken: Story of a Western Drifter, which was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles last July; Das Rote Licht (The Red Light); and finally, Come Back Scorpio Rising. All films were shot on 16 mm and Super 8 film.

Stewart was selected by the MMoCA out of a pool of over 480 applicants from across the state. A cornerstore of MMoCA’s programming, the Triennial captures the spirit of the time and functions as a harbinger of trends to come.

The 2010 Triennial will be on view in the MMoCA lobby, State Street Gallery, New Media Gallery, and the main galleries. The MMoCA is located at 227 State St., Madison, Wis. in a facility designed in 2006 by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli. For more information visit