UWM Union Art Gallery
Kelsie Barlow is a third-year student working towards her BFA in the photography program. Besides photography, Kelsie also likes digital design, fibers, and painting. You can look at more of her work on her Instagram (@kelsieleephotography).
Ashley Bohne is currently a second-year student at the UWM Peck School of the Art and is majoring in Fibers. She is interested in all fibers art, specifically wearables, and hopes to one day be able to go to graduate school for fashion studies.
Lisdon Brannon is a multidisciplinary fabricator and designer living in Milwaukee, WI. Lisdon Brannon aims to work with a multitude of materials and processes in order to create functional yet aesthetically pleasing objects that take form, function and materiality into consideration. Depending on the object and its purpose, Lisdon creates pieces that will be most suitable and conscientious of the environment she lives in. Lisdon is currently a senior currently working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metal Smithing with a certification in Digital fabrication.
Jovanny Hernandez Caballero
Jovanny Hernandez Caballero is a second-year Art and Design major with an emphasis in Photography and Imaging, though he also works with other media, using whatever artform is best to convey his desired message. His work often explores themes of his own cultural heritage, identity, and social justice.
Karissa is currently a sophomore at the Peck School of the Arts. She is very passionate about printmaking, drawing, and loves exploring new are mediums. Her work is inspired by manipulating the ordinary. She gets lost in her experiences, deeply rooted in the realms of her imagination that continue to weave each experience.
Megan Duerlinger will be graduating in December of 2020 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design with an emphasis on Painting and Drawing. Duerlinger’s process explores how creatives can use visual influences as a form of expression.
Jacob Erdmann works using video games as a medium. His work seeks to help the viewer empathize with a narrative of human struggle and development over time, even when we find the human experience to be a disgusting one we can still find empathy in the idea that all humans experience disgusting points in our lives.
Monique is majoring in sculpture and pursuing her certification in digital fabrication and design, reflecting her interest in the connections between the physical and digital worlds. She is driven by her curiosity of the unexplained, the unknown, and the strange, in addition to the human experience, and relationships between man, nature, and consciousness.
Ava Hager is a Junior standing Art and Design Major with an emphasis in Sculpture with an interest in fibrous and organic materials. Her work draws inspiration from objects with aesthetic visuals around her such as nature and the juxtaposition of earthly forms with urbanization. Her Instagram handle is dusteddickies.
Miguelangel Hernandez is in artist that works in multiple forms of art such as sculpture and painting but focuses on the area of representational art, focusing on the small details such as refractions in light as well as making realistic proportions, creates compositions that are interesting to the eye.
Zinta Jauntirans-Vogel is a third-year Print and Narrative Forms major at the Peck School of the Arts. They are a multidisciplinary artist who uses printmaking, fiber art, and photography to share their own queer, trans and Latvian identities, and to try to understand the world around them.
Emily Levack is currently a senior earning her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Photography and Imaging. Her area of focus revolves around film photography and alternative process. In her practice, Levack utilizes many different forms of image making to give a new meaning to the landscape.
Emily Moen is an Art Education Major whose primary focus is in both sculpture and printmaking. No matter the medium, she likes to work large-scale and with broad, grand strokes. Most of her themes involve experimentation and her individual experience as a female artist.
Avery Pelekoudas’ work focuses on the body and all of its beautiful, unique, and ever-changing components. Her most recent works focus on her own body and how it interacts with the important people within her life through both her photography and charcoal drawings.
I am a community Arts major with high interest in Print and Narrative Forms. I want my art to express a story whether its about the current events or social issues of today or just my own personal experiences. I like to be as simple in my work because it can be powerful.
Angel Schwechler is pursuing a degree in art education. She is passionate about traditional craft and Indigenous pedagogy, as well as providing a quality learning environment for Indigenous students. Her creative work often relates to her personal experiences as an Indigenous, queer woman.
Instagram Handle: a.schwechler
Julia is an art education major with a minor in art history at Peck. Julia loves almost all forms of art but is especially interested in painting and embroidery. An account showcasing her art is currently being developed, but until that comes out you can find her @julia.staceyy until then.
Ruby is junior at UWM and a Design and Visual Communications major. When she is not graphic designing, she loves working in the fiber material medium. Her style in both areas have soft squiggly shapes and bright colors. You can find her on Instagram at @rubyrubie!
Joshua Bausch is a sophomore Design and Visual Communications major. He is interested in all aspects of graphic design as well as traditional art like drawing and sculpture.
Candice L. Booker
Candice is a late bloomer who started college at the youthful age of 48. Her passion for sculpture stems from her appreciation of three dimensional forms and their ability to engage the spectator. She feels that sculpture affords the artist the ability to express themselves in a variety of ways with an even greater multitude of media.
Christopher Bravata is a passionate second year Art & Design student who focuses on the identity and how it is constituted and exemplified in one’s own life. He also loves representing, enriching, and sharing the beautiful culture of his hometown Milwaukee in his work.
marc cruz is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. his creative practice involves sculptural, photographic, digital, and printmaking processes. his work often focuses on the relationship between himself and his environment, at times looking at themes of memory, isolation, and human experience and existence.
@crvzma on instagram
Will Drea is currently a Junior in the Digital Fabrication and Design program in the PSOA. He is an aspiring Industrial Designer and is passionate about creating work in both real world and digital spaces. View more of his work on Instagram @will_drea_
Kiley is an Art Education major with interests in print, painting, drawing, and multimedia work. She loves using her skills to make presents for her friends and family. Her Instagram account where she posts most of her art is @uglifruit.art.
Emma Erickson is a second year art major with a newly declared concentration in printmaking. Her art currently focuses on topics such as music, nature, and how people coexist with each. You can follow her on instagram @emma.ericksonart.
Angela Freeman is a third year Art and Design major with an emphasis in Print and Narrative Forms. They enjoy exploring simple but personal subject matters to draw emotion from the mundane, and they appreciate the endless possibilities with printmaking. Their artist Instagram account is @printbats.
Thomas Hendricks is a second year Art and Design major and Honors College student with multiple studio interests, though he is currently leaning toward choosing sculpture as an area of emphasis. Much of his work is inspired by or revolves around his interest in nature.
Erykah Hill is a Digital Studio Practice art student with an emphasis in Film. Her true creative interests lie within Animation and Digital Art. However, she is multi-faceted and enjoys physical mediums like drawing/painting, sculpture, photography, and collaging.
Marin is born Deaf and from Appleton, Wisconsin. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Art, major in Art Studio. Marin continues to create a perspective on what she sees and experiences within her culture. She uses glasses mosaic, charcoal, graphite pencils, painting, sculpture, and wheel throwing.
Hunter Louis is a senior Art and Design student with an emphasis in Print and Narrative Forms. His work is based in illustration and focuses on the contemplation, celebration, and illumination of the things that make us human.
Bailey Mohr is a third-year student in the Peck School of the Arts here at UW Milwaukee, aiming to earn a BFA with an emphasis in Sculpture. These pieces from this last year mainly focus on sculpture in ceramics. You can see more work on Instagram (@mohr._.art)
Will Plautz is an Art Education student at UWM. Since moving to Milwaukee, he’s been blessed to have worked in several Art Education related internships through the ArtsECO program. Plautz is passionate about exploring new methods and materials and sharing these experiences with others. His Instagram handle is @soft_pigeon.
Truman Scheibel is a multidisciplinary artist pursuing a BFA in Sculpture alongside and Certificate in Digital Fabrication and Design. Scheibel’s work can be described as an exploration of 3-Dimensionality through the creation of sculptures and objects that interact with both space and those who inhabit it. The work at hand sheds light on the potentials of form, function, materiality, and cultural context to create investigations centered around footwear.
Carolyn Sera is a Junior-level Art Education major. She believes strongly in educating and advocating for the arts. Her studio work is based in drawing and painting, with an interest in expressing personal narratives. Inspiration for her work is often drawn or collected from her environment and reassembled into collaged compositions.
Quinn Stephens is a Second Year Art and Design major, specifically Design and Visual Communications, who is very interested in drawing and painting. Quinn is excited to develop her skills, explore new creative techniques, and continue her artistic career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Jayce Van De Veer
Jayce Van De Veer is an ambitious graphic designer and photographer, currently based in Milwaukee, studying Design and Visual Communication.
Carly Yanoff is a third year DVC student from Milwaukee. Though majoring in graphic design, she enjoys other mediums including painting, ceramics, fibers, and photography. She draws inspiration from life experiences, personal struggles, and social issues.
Aullen Anderson is an Art and Design Senior with an emphasis in sculpture. Interested in technical investigations and formal explorations, Aullen explored his curiosity of geometric abstraction by utilizing mild steel with both MIG and TIG applications. Developing his own creative process, he used foam core models to represent and guide his decision making of each piece displayed. Thinking about gravity, balance, and technical applications, Aullen challenged himself to produce three sculptures expressing balance in space. Inspirations for these sculptures include Rob Lorenson, Angela Bulloch, and Fletcher Benton.
Clay work involves fully understanding the material and how it can be manipulated. Working from the potter’s wheel, motion and force has always been an interest of his. Ideas about how motion can get interrupted and still work in harmony impacts the alterations to his pots.
Kathy Brunner is a sophomore Art Education student at UW-Milwaukee. Her area of interest is painting and drawing because she finds it very enjoyable. This piece is named, “Cheesecake Meets Bird,” This artwork is constructed from a collage of images found in a magazine and then reconstructed
into a painting.
Bailey Danz is a senior Studio Arts major with a concentration in Print and Narrative Forms. Their work focuses on experimentation and color, as well as how emotion can be communicated through visuals. You can find more of their work at @baileydanzart on Instagram or on their website at www.baileydanz.com
Mia Dreher is a senior in the Design and Visual Communication program who is also seeking a certificate in Digital Fabrication and Design. She strives to be a visual translator, to utilize her multidimensional mindset and incurable curiosity together to engineer learning opportunities and construct expanded horizons.
Haley Ehn is a third year Art and Design major with an interest in Design and Visual Communications. She explores creating emotion-provoking naturalism and combining digital design concepts with traditional drawing while her work echoes the mind of a young woman experiencing today’s world. Her instagram is @haleylynnehn and Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/4TheLoveByHaleyLynn .
Medium: Video/charcoal stop animation
Mark Ferenzi is a transfer student from Joliet Illinois in the Painting and Drawing program at UWM. He primarily works in oil but also enjoys working with ceramics, video and making music. He hopes to be a studio college art professor and continue to make and exhibit his art.
I am a Graphic Designer with an inherent love for words and letters. I am currently working to earn my BFA in Design and Visual Communications through the Peck School of Arts at UW Milwaukee. This piece was done in honor of Lenore Twaney, a woman who intimately pursued a life of art and curiosity.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophia Hermann is a fifth year student with a concentration in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. She is also pursuing a certificate in Digital Fabrication and Design. She has an interest in metal fabrication and mechanical objects, and merges digital design and traditional metalsmithing techniques in her work. She can be found on instagram at @SophiaHermannJewelry or at her website https://16hermas.wixsite.com/sophiahermannjewelry
Madeleine is a Senior BFA candidate with a concentration in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. She is a student technician as well as TA in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing department. She has worked in many mediums over the years including paint, pastels, ceramic, glass, and metal, but has always primarily enjoyed making objects.
Yongcheng Kuang is a student from the Department of Photography. He was born and raised in China. He entered the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2019. He currently focuses on lighting studio photography and traditional film photography. He loves landscape photography and studio portraiture.
Dominique Lea Miller
Dominique Lea Miller is a Senior in the Art and Design program focusing in Painting and Drawing. Her work explores her family roots and cultural heritage. Although the subjects are images from her life, Miller seeks to connect with the viewer by invoking feelings of nostalgia and remembrance.
Seoyoung Moon is an international student from South Korea and her major is Design and Visual Communication. She has a huge interest in surrealism, usage of colors, and how visual arts interact with the audience’s feelings and thoughts. Seoyoung loves to create something that triggers the imagination of viewers. These days, she’s seeking to learn new mediums and willing to improve her own artistic style through the learning.
Jerzey is a sophomore at the Peck School of the Arts and is pursuing a graphic design major. She has been creating art before she could talk. You can find more of her art on her Instagram @jerzeypopp
Jessica Schubkegel is an interdisciplinary sculptor, painter and community artist, involving others in her process whenever she can. She enjoys hand building and utilizing found objects to create conceptual work, highlighting the connections we have with environment, infrastructure and each other.
Kira Straub is a Community Arts major with an emphasis in Sculpture. She is committed to using her artistic skills to help diverse communities grow and prosper. She is interested in sculpture because of the art form’s relationship with space and is excited to explore how sculpture can affect the spaces that communities engage in.
Kaley Waters is a Sophomore Design and Visual Communications major. She enjoyed exploring a wide range of media in her freshman year. She is excited to continue her education and hone in on her interest in visual communication through graphic design.
UWM Student Union
Room W199, Campus Level
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Academic Year Gallery Hours
Thursdays: noon – 7pm