Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg work with sculpture, installation and performance. In the past two years, residencies in Wendover, Utah and Death Valley, near the ghost town of Ryolite, Nevada, inspired a series of photographs that present fictive, dramatic accounts of the pair dressed as pioneers pitted against unforgiving landscapes.
McCaw and Budsberg have collaborated since 2001. They received a Mary L. Nohl Fellowship in the established artist category in 2008. In the past several years, they have had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Canada. Locally, they have done projects at the Lynden Sculpture Garden (2011) and the James Watrous Gallery in Madison. In May, 2011, McCaw and Budsberg were in residence with MKELAX in Los Angeles, CA. McCaw teaches at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Cardinal Stritch University. Budsberg is a supervisor at the Steve Lacey 3-D Lab at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.