Darren Tesar

Programme Director, FOGSTAND
Art & Art History Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 318 Applied Arts
Phone: 715-232-5373
Email: tesard@uwstout.edu
Personal website: www.darrentesar.com

Research Interests: My research ambition could be said to continually point to the autographic nature of aesthetic appearance, where autographic singularity suspends - momentarily - an inevitably hetero-normative operation. Technically speaking, artistic practice can produce the following orientation: a subjectivity, in which perpetual aesthetic contemplation develops into a formality, radically altering the un-formed givenness of life; that supposedly unthematized wellspring where creativity is disclosed. Sensibility filtering - before and against - any and all evidentiality of sensation.


    • MFA
      Glasgow School of Art
      Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2010
    • BFA
      University of Wisconsin- Stout
      Menomonie, WI, United States, 2008

Work Experience

Intellectual Contributions


    • Tesar, D. (2015). Post-Script (Magazine). Serpentine Magazine.
    • Tesar, D. (2015). Refining Commitment (Magazine). Serpentine Magazine, USA & Germany.

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

    Art - Exhibition, Group

    • Tesar, D. (Present) Finite Project Altered When Open. David Dale Gallery & Studio. Glasgow, UK.
    • Tesar, D. (Present) Definite Article. Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Artnews Project. Berlin, Germany.
    • Tesar, D. (Present) MFA Degree Show. CCA: Centre for Contemporary Art, Glue Factory. Glasgow, UK.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research


    • Tesar, D. National Culture & Arts foundation: Development Grant.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • National Arts & Business Award Scotland: Artstore & Glasgow School of Art Juried Exhibition (Short-listed finalist), (2013)
    • Honorary Graduate Membership Award, Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2010)


    • Writing Fellowship, Vertmont Studio Center, USA (2012)


    • Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust Scholarship, (2010)
    • William & Mary Armour Postgraduate Scholarship, (2008)