AWE welcomes Jeff Redmon!

This month, we welcome local talent, Jeff Redmon to our AWE team as Marketing and Events Manager!
Jeff’s bio:
Jeff Redmon is a Milwaukee based artist, designer, curator and community arts organizer who holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Redmon is currently the Exhibition and Residency Manager at RedLine Milwaukee, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and to stimulate the creative potential of the local community to which we are linked. 

Beginning his career as a graphic designer for a Fortune 500 company, Redmon worked on a variety of projects ranging from brochure design to large-scale trade-show graphics and more. After a few years he was compelled leave the corporate environment and begin working for himself as a creative director and fine artist. Redmon completed a two year professional Artist in Residency program with Redline Milwaukee in August 2014. While at RedLine he maintained a studio space and received professional development through mentorship and workshops.

A practicing artist for over 15 years, Redmon continues to perfect his unique style of abstract art making. He has also created several public and private large scale murals throughout the Milwaukee area, and exhibited his work at venues such as the Madison Public Library, Gallery 2622, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Gallerie M, and the Adler Arts Center.

Over the past decade Redmon has helped to shape the creative landscape of the city by conceiving, promoting and executing innovative art events. He is a key member of Made In Milwaukee, a cultural advocacy group dedicated to the exposure, growth, and advancement of the local art, music, and business community. He is the co-founder and organizer of BVGN (Bay View Gallery Night) bringing crowds of 10,000+ per event to support and nourish the local art and business community. Redmon was an organizer of Milwaukee’s first ever TEDx event (TEDx Harambee 2013). He is also an organizer of Arte Para Todos, which brings Milwaukee musicians and artists together to perform in multiple venues across the city to raise funds for school art programs a nd celebrate music and art culture. The first three events have raised over $60K with 100% of the money raised going to the cause.

Redmon has curated exhibitions for RedLine, The Muse, Tonic, Outpost Bay View, and many more. A highlight for Jeff came in February 2015, when he was asked to curate JoAnna Poehlmann’s retrospective exhibition “Now and Then” at RedLine Milwaukee. The exhibition was highly praised and featured close to 400 works created over a period of sixty years. In 2014 Redmon founded CultureJam MKE, a provocative indie art series, showcasing outstanding regional artists challenging dominant notions of the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environments.