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Colin Wiita
Maple, WI

About the Artist

Born in Duluth, Minnesota and currently living about 30 miles from his hometown of Maple, Wisconsin, Colin Wiita has been creating artwork for the past 20 years. He received an M.A. in studio art from the University of Wisconsin—Superior in 2010. His experience there reinforced his belief that artwork can serve as a visual tool for communication. His goal as an artist is to express his views of the world around him using satirical, primitive, and whimsical approaches.

He says, "I choose to work with mixed medium, as it lends itself to an endless variety of options for expression. The fou…

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About the Artist

Born in Duluth, Minnesota and currently living about 30 miles from his hometown of Maple, Wisconsin, Colin Wiita has been creating artwork for the past 20 years. He received an M.A. in studio art from the University of Wisconsin—Superior in 2010. His experience there reinforced his belief that artwork can serve as a visual tool for communication. His goal as an artist is to express his views of the world around him using satirical, primitive, and whimsical approaches.

He says, "I choose to work with mixed medium, as it lends itself to an endless variety of options for expression. The found object or found image plays a large role in my work. It is these found objects that connect my work to the world around it. For me it brings a connection to the artwork, the artist, and the audience, that transcends using only traditional means."

Colin’s family is his biggest influence, and he gains insight from them daily. His current work draws inspiration from that of his children. The freedom in their work has encouraged him to reassess his aesthetic sensibility and explore new combinations of texture, color, line, shape and form.

Artist’s Work

Bad draw
Colin wiita

Bad Draw

By Colin Wiita

It pays to
Colin wiita

It Pays To

By Colin Wiita

Brothers and sisters
Colin wiita

Brothers and Sisters

By Colin Wiita

Electric avenue
Colin wiita

Electric Avenue

By Colin Wiita

Things i took with me
Colin wiita

Things I Took With Me

By Colin Wiita

Dinner table
Colin wiita

Dinner Table

By Colin Wiita

Maria
Colin wiita

Maria

By Colin Wiita

Up
Colin wiita

Up

By Colin Wiita

Will match any color
Colin wiita

Will Match Any Color

By Colin Wiita

Neon god
Colin wiita

Neon God

By Colin Wiita

Selected Exhibitions

  • Third Floor Gallery - University of Wisconsin Superior
    Superior, WI, 2011
  • Maryland Federation of Art
    Annapolis, MD., 2011
  • Mohaupt Block
    Duluth, MN., 2011
  • Kurk Gallery
    Superior, WI, 2010
  • North End Arts Gallery
    Superior, WI, 2008

Press and Accolades

  • Northland Reader, Duluth,MN. Interview with Ed Newman
    Aprl 5, 2012

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Superior, MA in Studio Art
    Superior, WI,2011 
  • University of Wisconsin Superior, Bachelor of Fine Art
    Superior, WI,2007