Caestecker Art Gallery

The Caestecker Art Gallery, adjacent to the Department of Art and Art History, features shows by artists with national and international reputations. Gallery openings draw students and faculty from across campus. Learn more about the 2016-2017 Ripon College Fine Arts Season.

2016-2017 Show Schedule

Fall Semester


Rob Neilson

Son of a Detroit steelworker, Rob Neilson utilizes quotidien, “normalized” imagery for his sculpture, which has been commissioned for public and private collections. His work can be seen at the Chicago Navy Pier , Chase Park in Long Beach, CA, and taking up lots of space in his garage. He is an associate professor of art at Lawrence University.

  • September 9th 2016 – October 14th 2016
  • Artist Talk in the lobby of Rodman, September 9th 2016, 7:00 P.M.
  • Reception to follow in the Caestecker Gallery


John Hitchcock – Caestecker artist

John Hitchcock uses the print medium with its long history of social and political commentary to explore relationships of community, land, and culture. Hitchcock’s works on paper and multimedia installation consists of prints and moving image that mediate the trauma of war and the fragility of life. Images of U.S. military weaponry are combined with mythological hybrid creatures from the Wichita Mountains of western Oklahoma to explore notions of assimilation and control. Hitchcock is Faculty Director of The Studio-Creative Arts & Design Community and Professor of Art University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • November 4th 2016 – December 9th 2106
  • Artist Talk in the lobby of Rodman, November 4th 2016, 7:00 P.M.
  • Reception to follow in the Caestecker Gallery

Spring Semester


Nina Bednarski

Nina Bednarski is a multimedia artist who uses landscape as a springboard to pay homage to nature’s perfection while blurring the line between urban and bucolic. She is a Milwaukee based artist whose eyes rest on folk art, street art, historic buildings, Japanese woodcuts, Fauvists, Surrealists, art deco, wallpaper design, subways, birds, water, migrations, gardens & truth.

  • January 27th, 2017 – March 10th, 2017
  • Artist Talk in the lobby of Rodman, January 27th 2017, 7:00 P.M.
  • Reception to follow in the Caestecker Gallery


Jeremy Wineberg

Jeremy Wineberg is a designer, educator and visual artist working in painting, drawing, sculpture, video and installation. His work has been shown across the United States and has recently dealt with mapping, synesthesia, psychogeography, chaos and gravity. He currently lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin, where he also co-curates the Little Galleries and is a contributing writer the art blog Spackle Madison.

  • March 31st 2017 – May 5th 2017
  • Artist Talk in the lobby of Rodman, March 31st, 2017 at7:00 P.M.
  • Reception to follow in the Caestecker Gallery

Senior Art Exhibit

  • April 28th, 2017 – May 14th, 2017
  • Reception in lobby of Rodman, April 28th, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
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