Ginger Lukas

b. 1986, Two Rivers, WI, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

MFA - University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011
BFA - Maryland Institute - College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD, 2008


University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Visiting Artist in Residence, Spring Semester 2019

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
Artists Invite Artists: Ginger Lukas and Matt Merkel Hess - The New Ancient: The next 40,000 years, Summer 2019
Kiln God Scholarship, July 2008

The Attic Artist Residency
Milwaukee, WI, January 2019

Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists
Springfield, IL, October 2017 - January 2019

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia
Artist in residence, 2011 - 2012

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Temkin Award - Spring 2011
David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts, Spring 2010
Ernie Moll Scholarship, Fall 2009
William J. Wartmann Graduate Scholarship in Sculpture, Fall 2009
Merton R. and Peggy E. Barry Fellowship, Fall 2009
Professional Development Grant, Summer 2009-2010

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Assistant to Lisa Orr, July 2009

Maryland Institute - College of Art
Ceramics Department Competitive Scholarship, April 2007
Talent Grants, 2005-2008
Academic Honors Scholarship, June 2004
Trustee Scholarship, June 2004


Visiting Artist Lecture and Glaze Workshop, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Spring 2019
Art 700 Grad Seminar, University of Wisconsin, December 2012
Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus, Portland, OR, November 2012
Maryland Institute - College of Art, Baltimore, MD, November 2011
Middleton High School, Middleton, WI, February 2011
Art 908 Survey, University of Wisconsin, December 2009
Murray State University, Murray, KY, September 2009


2018 Ginger Lukas: Interior Architecture, Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL
2018 Back From the Dead/Hauntology, MG Nelson Gallery, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
2014 Stile, No Bones Project Space, Milwaukee, WI
2012 PARTY TIME, The Vestibule inside Disjecta Art Space, Portland, OR
2012 Cakes for all Occasions, Copps on Aberg, Madison, WI
2011 Tin Can Telephone Company, with Andrew Salyer of Salyer + Schaag, Madison, WI
2011 Tree Line, University of Wisconsin Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
2010 Let there be Light, University of Wisconsin Performance Lab, Madison, WI
2010 Almost Paradise (Prom 2010), School Woods Supper Club, Madison, WI
2010 The Pursuit of Happiness, Installation at the Cedar Gallery with Sophia Flood, Milwaukee, WI
2009 A Momentary Recognition of Objects, University of Wisconsin Perfomance Lab, Madison, WI
2008 Gathering No Moss, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD


2019 Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Selected Prints, Crossman Gallery, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
2015 Neon Biennial Light Show, Madison Children's Museum, Madison, WI
2014 Twenty-Three Sisters, 1308 Gallery, Madison, WI
2013 Telephone, Satellite Collective, New York, NY
2013 Best in Show, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 The Placental Print Palace, No Bones, in Conjunction with SGC Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
2012 The Cat Exhibition, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Bleach Blue, Fjord Space, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Free Money, curated by Ana Hansa-Ogren and Michelle Grabner, MARN Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2012 “Alle machen jetzt in Keramik” (everyone's working with ceramic nowadays), Neuer Saarbrücker Kunstverein, Saarbrücken, Germany
2012 Holy Grails, IKO IKO Space, West Hollywood, CA
2012 Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Ossuary, Laurie Beth Clark's Installation in "Compendium, 2012", Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
2011 Hello/Goodbye, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Everything is Happening [right now] - 4D survey, University of Wisconsin Performance Lab, Madison, WI
2010 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition - University of the Arts Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Forward: UW-Madison Graduate Student Exhibition - In conjunction with the CAA Chicago Conference, Chicago, IL
2010 15 Seconds, University of Wisconsin Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
2009 Art Lofts Grand Opening, University of Wisconsin Performance Lab, Madison, WI
2009 MFA Oshkosh, Reeve Union Gallery, UW-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
2009 UW at the Meriter, Capitol Lakes Gallery, Madison, WI
2009 It's My First Time.., 7th floor Gallery, Madison, WI
2008 New Kids on the Block, The Project Lodge, Madison, WI
2008 Gallery Night and Day, Dark Star Galleria, Milwaukee, WI
2007 Step Up 2: The Streets, Touchstone Pictures props department, Baltimore, MD
2007 Binge and Purge, Woodard Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2007 DIRT, Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore, MD


"Untitled Cake Project" - "Cakes for All Occasions" Chapbook released by Adjunct Press in early 2018 as part of their year-long series on retail work.
MAKE 8ELIEVE, issue #5, PARTY, Spring 2014
The Jogging, October 2013
Fly-Over Art - Art from the Midwest, June 2013
The Jogging, May 2013
Jonescast Episode #26, Brian R. Jones' Podcast, January 2013
Synonym Journal, issue 1: Ennui, August 2012
"The MFA Factor", Ceramics Monthly, December 2011
Chele Isaac’s “Wisconsin Artists to Watch”, November 2010
On Wisconsin magazine, September 2010 - “State of the Art[s]”, profile of the UW Madison art department in preparation for Year of the Arts on campus, page 46
Ceramics Monthly, September 2010 - page 27-28, review of the 2010 NCECA NSJE by Glen R. Brown
Review of “The Pursuit of Happiness” in Milwaukee Magazine
Gallery Night Winter Preview - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel print edition, January 15th, 2010 Gallery Night Picks by Sara Mulloy - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel online edition, January 11th, 2010
Beauty and Its Pursuit - The Aesthetics of Pleasure, a lecture presented by Kim Cridler at the Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, September 2009
Ornamentation in Contemporary Craft, a lecture presented by Kim Cridler at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, July 2009

All work and concepts on this website are copyright Ginger Lukas, 2009 - 2019