About the Artist

Peter Krsko is a bioinspired artist whose approach combines science and art, participatory, interactive and community arts, and play with hands-on education.


  • Download the Zoethica exhibition map (PDF), on view at Olbrich Botanical Gardens through August 6, 2017.

  • Click here to view photos from the final residency event, "Zoethica" exhibition opening at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. You can view photo albums from Peter's entire residency on SmugMug by clicking here.

  • Two additional events in May 2017 have been added to Peter's roster for this residency! Explore our Events page for details.




  • 03 01

    Art Department Visiting Artists Colloquium

    Room L160, Elvehjem Building | 800 University Avenue

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  • 04 07

    An exhibition will open at The Wormfarm Institute in April 2017.

    The audience will get a preview of the artwork produced by Peter Krsko and visiting artists Katie Schofield and Dan Steinhilber with their students during a semester-long residency at UW Madison. The students from the course "Zoethica: Bioinspired Art and Science" will present their personal projects.

    The exhibition will be on view from April 6 - April 29, 2017.

    The Wormfarm Institute's Woolen Mill Gallery | 28 E Main Street, 2nd floor | Reedsburg, WI 53959
    Gallery hours: Tuesday - Thursday | 1:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment | donna@wormfarminstitute.org

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  • 04 08

    Guest artist Katie Schofield will lead a workshop at The Wormfarm Institute's Woolen Mill Gallery.

    This workshop will explore natural forms and participants will create hyperbolic shapes using crocheting. Previous experience with crochet welcome, but not necessary. No registration required for this free workshop. Space is limited to 10.

    Participants in this event will have the option to have their results from this workshop included in a site-specific art in Reedsburg, WI.

    The Wormfarm Institute's Woolen Mill Gallery | 28 E Main Street, 2nd floor | Reedsburg, WI 53959

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  • 04 08

    Following the workshop with Katie Schofield earlier in the afternoon on April 8, the participants are encouraged to walk to the City Park to view a site-specific installation created as part of the gallery exhibit.

    The installation will be on view from April 6 - May 31, 2017.

    City Park | 222 N. Park Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959

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  • 04 19

    Peter Krsko and visiting artist Katie Schofield will present an artist talk as part of the UW-MANIAC talk series. Advanced registration is required. Click here to sign up.

    Room 3245, Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology | 1300 Linden Drive

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  • 05 05

    Zoethica, an outdoor exhibition at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, will open on May 5, 2017 as part of MMoCA's Gallery Night. This public installation will feature bioinspired art by Peter Krsko, and his students. Refreshments provided.

    Zoethica will be on view until August 6, 2017. 

    Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue

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  • 05 10

    The art/science interface has been described as “a space for experimentation, for play, and for asking big questions in different ways,” with tangible benefits for both scientists and artists. Explore these ideas, and in particular their application to teaching, at an engaging presentation by Peter Krsko.

    Peter’s background is in biophysics and materials science. With UW-Madison students enrolled in his course, he explores nature using scientific methods and together, they share their findings through artwork. They employ artistic methods to develop original solutions to scientific questions. Peter will present these projects and speak about their path into the interface of science and art. This is an opportunity for the art/science interface to provoke conversation and creative thought.

    Online registration is required: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9uHDqWAR18q1FY1

    This event is co-hosted by the Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning, the UW-Madison Arts Institute, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the NSF funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

    H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building | 330 N. Orchard Street | Madison, WI, 53715

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  • 05 13

    Peter Krsko will hold a Hands On Workshop at the 2017 Madison Mini Maker Faire.

    Tickets are now available. $10 for adults, $5 for youth in advance and $15 for adults, $8 for youth at the door.

    Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center | 1 John Nolen Drive | Madison, WI 53703

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