Artist - Pete Zielinski Biographical Information Capturing the Landscape, Nostalgia, and Humor of the Mid-West

Born in Milwaukee WI. to German immigrant parents, I was blessed to have inherited some of my
father's natural artistic talents and enjoyed painting along side of him. Throughout my school years
I often used art to enhance homework or school projects with much support from my teachers.
Upon graduation from Milwaukee Trade and Technical High school with a commercial art major,
I had gained employment as a technical illustrator. As a 17 year old working for this publisher was a dream come true.
I spent 23 years with this publishing firm and also have over 36 years experience as a local freelance artist.
My art has been shown in a few Wisconsin galleries including those in North Lakes, Menomonee Falls, Stockholm,
and Kenosha. I also exhibit through Fine Art Montage, a gallery without borders, bringing art
into businesses and artistic venues of South East Wisconsin.
I reside in the Village of Menomonee Falls with my patient and supportive wife Yvonne.
Here my in-home studio is equipped with some of the finest antique tools of the trade including brushes once used by my father.
As an Art Guild of Menomonee Falls Artist and Founding Board Member, I have returned to creating art for the pure sake of expression. Painting with Acrylics for themed events sparked my desire to capture Wisconsin and its many beautiful attributes. My love of camping has allowed me to see many parts of the U.S., but the Midwest still captures my heart. Much like my father who painted the European landscapes he enjoyed, my works are often recognizable scenes that bond the viewer with the piece.
My hope is that each person viewing my work will rekindle a memory of a time or place that brought joy in their life, here in the Midwest or beyond.

Art Biography:
Art Education:
Milwaukee Technical H.S. 3yr. Commercial Art Program Self-taught with early training from my father who attended Art School in Germany
Achievements:
• Founding/ Active board member of the Art Guild of Menomonee Falls. (11years)
• Past director of the Art Gallery of the Guild. (2 years)
• Chaired “Warm Up to the Arts” Annual indoor winter Art Walk (6 years)
• Chaired / Co-Chaired “Art in the Park” Annual Outdoor Art Walk (10 years)
• Wrote and Illustrated children’s coloring activity book “We Can Fly!”
• Illustrated Celiac Support Group Children’s book “The Problem Jack Had.”
• Member: AGMF, MARN, LMA, Fine Art Montage

Galleries:
• The Lakes Gallery of Fine Art, North Lake, W
• Stone Fern Gallery, Stockholm WI
• Art Gallery of the Guild, Menomonee Falls WI
• Lemon Street Gallery, Kenosha WI

Exhibitions:
• Warm up to the Arts Menomonee Falls 2009, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
• Art on the Walk Menomonee Falls 2010, 11, 12, 13,16
• Art in the Park Menomonee Falls 2007, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
• “Inspired by Words” Latitudes, Germantown 2009, 10, 11, 12, 13
• “Handwurkers Exhibit” Culture Tent GermanFest, Milwaukee 2012, 13, 14, 15, 16
• “Bold & Colorful” Exhibit at Schauer Gallery, Hartford WI 2012
• “Art Guild Un-Plugged” Exhibit at Oconomowoc Art Center 2013
• Art of the Musical, Falls Patio Players Annual Musical Partnership 2008, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13
• Beyond the Canvas, Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley 2011, 12
• FAM Quarterly Hanging, Pyramax Bank 3rd Ward Milwaukee 2015, 16
• LMA Spring Membership Show, Grafton Art Mill Grafton WI 2015
• LMA Winter Exhibit, St. John’s Cathedral Milwaukee WI 2015
• Museum of Wisconsin Artists Membership Show, West Bend WI 2015
• LMA Spring Membership Show, Grafton Art Mill Grafton WI 2015
• LMA Spring Membership Show, Grafton Art Mill Grafton WI 2016
• FAM Winter Exhibit St Marks Episcopal Church Shorewood WI 2016
• LMA Attic Spring Show, Oconomowoc WI 2017
• Featured Artist Exhibit Lemon Street Gallery Kenosha WI 2017
• FAM Montage Unleashed Ruess Federal Building Milwaukee WI 2017