Reflections Exhibits presents an exhibit "Coalescence" by artist Mark Pflughoeft. The exhibit will hang in the gallery in the offices of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters at 1922 University Ave., Madison.
The exhibit will hang from March 25 - May 15, 2019. The galley will be open 9 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday. Please call 608- 263-1692 to make sure the gallery is open. 
Coalescence Series Statement
By Mark Pflughoeft
I've been visually motivated by the theme of “Man and Nature” all my life. Organic and geometric contrasts have filled my abstract compositions for the last 40+ years. I do not view it as man vs nature
because I see humans as an integral part of nature. But I do enjoy the striking visual contrast in what we create, as compared to nature itself. Visually, I thoroughly enjoy an airplane window seat, thus, seeing the landscape from above. I enjoy viewing the lush and textured earth surfaces divided up into the functionally derived topographical patchwork quilt of human endeavors. I love the exquisite line of an old meandering stream that runs through a drying river bed, next to the hard edged geometry of a nearby farm field edge or winding road. And oddly, I delight in seeing bodies of water trapped inside hurricane walls or inside enormous agricultural boundaries. There's a tension that comes from these opposing visual elements that is startlingly contradictory, and also intriguing, dynamic and beautiful to me.
My challenge in this series is bringing these diametrically opposed elements and forms together, and making them coalesce into unique, striking and unified compositions.
Mark Pflughoeft
5321 Black Walnut Drive
McFarland, WI 53558
Education and Professional Experience
Exhibitor at Midwest Art Fairs, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin - 2000-2016
Art Teacher, Monona High School, Monona, WI - 1991-2006
Men’s Head Gymnastics Coach, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI !978-1991
Masters of Fine Arts Degree, Painting, UW-Madison - 1977
Art Teacher, Waukesha Public Schools, Waukesha, WI - 1972-74
Bachelors Degree, Art Education, UW-LaCrosse -1972
Recent Art Exhibitions
Two-Person Show with Ray Zovar, UW-Pyle Center, 2019
One Person Show, Your Art’s Desire Gallery, Minnetonka,MN - 2018
Paintings on Display, Woodland Studios, Stoughton, WI - 2016-2017
Paintings on Display, Plum Bottom Gallery, Egg Harbor, Door County, WI – 2014 to present
Two-Person Show with Ray Zovar, entitled Polarization, Overture Center, Madison, WI- 2015
Two-Person Show with Carol Pflughoeft, Capitol Lakes Gallery, Madison, WI - 2014
Beneath the Surface, Wisconsin Visual Artists Show, Overture Center, Madison, WI - 2013
Kaleidoscope, Wisconsin Visual Artists Show, UW-Madison Pyle Center - 2012
One-Person Show, Lobby of the Monroe Hospital Grand Opening, Monroe, WI - 2012
Wisconsin Biennial Show, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI - 2011
Monroe Art Center, 35 12 x 12 show, Monroe, WI - 2011
Two Person Showing with Mary Wells, Promega Corporation Gallery, Fitchburg, WI - 2010
Wisconsin Visual Artists, Mixed Greens Show, Promega Corporation, Fitchburg, WI - 2010
One-Person Show, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Madison, WI - 2009
Paintings on Display, Grace Chosey Gallery, Madison, WI – 2008-09
Wisconsin Visual Artists Exhibition, Steenbock Gallery, Madison, WI - 2004
Wisconsin Biennial, Appleton, WI - 2003
Art Awards
Purchase Award – Rockford Art Museum, Greenwich Village Art Fair - 2014
Award of Excellence, Marshfield Art Fair, Marshfield, WI - 2012 & 2013
Outstanding Achievement Award, Buffalo Grove Festival, Buffalo Grove, IL - 2011
Best of Mixed Media, Art in the Barn Art Festival, Barrington, IL - 2011 & 2012
Purchase Award, Buffalo Grove Invitational, Buffalo Grove, IL - 2009
Best of Acrylic Painting, Art in the Barn Art Festival, Barrington, IL - 2008 & 2009
Best of Show, West End Art Festival, LaGrange, IL - 2004
Best of Painting, Woodstock Art Festival, Woodstock, IL - 2003


  • Starting Monday, March 25th, 2019, repeated every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Steenbock Gallery in the offices of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences , Arts & Letters

1922 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726


Kathryn Lederhause