Artist Profile – Cora Gotto

Madisoncora is an artist working across theatre, performance and design disciplines. She has produced work across California, Chicago, Brooklyn London Latvia as well as across the US – winning awards such as MacDowell Colony Fellowship Recipient OxBow LeRoy Neiman Fellowship Recipient Fulbright Student Fellow in Theater to Latvia as well as being published by UW Press for publication and featured in multiple exhibitions.

Cora was born in Schleswig, Iowa and lived most of her life in Madison’s Westmorland neighborhood. She was an active member of Luther Memorial Church and Oakwood Foundation. Cora leaves behind three of her four children – Elaine Gotto of Denison; Colleen Miller (with husband David Miller of Everly WI); Roger Petersen from Schleswig, IA – plus grandchildren Justin Gotto, Jason Gotto Croix Gotto Miller Melayna Miller as well as numerous nieces and nephews and nieces/neps from her four children Elaine Gotto of Denison; Justin Gotto from Denison; Colleen Miller in Everly WI and Roger Petersen from Schleswig. IA); grandchilden Justin Gotto: Justin Gotto Jason Gotto Croix Gotto Miller Melayna Miller as well as great-grandchildren Justin; great-grandchildren Melayna Miller as well as several nieces/nepsen who will miss her greatly upon her passing away soon afterwards; as well as nieces/neps as she leaves behind.

UW-Madison’s Collaborative for Reproductive Equity and Center for Research on Gender and Women will host an open and free talk from Dana-Ain Davis, professor of urban studies and anthropology at City University of New York Graduate Center. This colloquium will take place both physically at UW South Madison Partnership as well as virtually via Zoom.

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