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Nadia Abrouq

Reflective Lore

Reflective Lore

Medium: Paper Cutting
Size: 16″ x 24″

Nadia Abrouq

2D Concepts

Nadia Abrouq is an Art and Design major in the First Year Program . This piece focuses on the aspect of folklore which has played a large part in her work.

Patrick Bates

Convergence

Convergence

Medium: Ink on paperboard
Size:11″ x 14″

Patrick Bates

2D Concepts

Patrick Bates is a first year art student with a focus on painting and drawing. Currently, their goal is to improve and develop their skills as an artist. Patrick would also like to use art to further their involvement as a mental health advocate.

Hannah 'Bird' Berg

Portrait of Marian Churchland

Portrait of Marian Churchland

Medium: Ink on paperboard
Size:11″ x 14″

Hannah 'Bird' Berg

Honors 200: Portraiture & Self

Hannah ‘Bird’ Berg is a first-year Art & Design major, but is also interested in all things storytelling. Even as an distance learner, Bird still makes an effort to sketch often, study the work contemporary artists, and generally appreciate the aesthetics of everyday life.

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/cookiecornrows

Lucy Borlase

Prism

Prism

Medium: Digital Painting
Size: 18″x24″

Lucy Borlase

Digital Arts 118

Lucy is a first-year photography major from New Zealand. She has enjoyed pushing herself in different mediums, such as digital arts in the first-year program and is looking forward to challenging herself in the future.

Instagram: @tui.photography

Leo Cichocki

La Chenille

La Chenille

Medium: Acrylic on Bristol Paper
Size: 8.5″ x 8.5″

Leo Cichocki

2D Concepts

Leo Cichocki is a First Year Studio Arts major and is also pursuing a major in Mathematics. They have a passion for illustration and painting, and experiment with various media.

Instagram: @buggedjuice

Tatiana Cordova

Untitled

Untitled

Medium: Pearlized cotton string, elastic string, wire, beads
Size: 3″ x 23.25″ x 1″

Tatiana Cordova

Intro to Fibers

Tatiana Cordova is a color-obsessed interdisciplinary artist who enjoys making art in the thought of those who see it, or those who will receive it.

Elisa Dillon

Untitled

Untitled

Medium: Ink on Paper
Size: 11 x 14

Elisa Dillon

2D Concepts

Elisa is a First-Year Art and Design major with an interest in Art Education. Growing up around artists, Elisa has been always interested in the arts. As a first-generation student, Elisa is making the most of their opportunity at UWM.

Instagram: @elisadart

Isabella R Garzez

Still Life

Still Life

Medium: Graphite on paper
Size: 18″ x 24″

Isabella R Garzez

Drawing I

Isabella is a first-year Design major interested in painting and digital illustration. She collects lucky cat statues as a hobby and enjoys reading classic literature, especially when accompanied by her cats.

Instagram: @izzyrgarzez

Claire Hanel

Untitled

Untitled

Medium: Charcoal on Paper
Size: ~17″ x 24″

Claire Hanel

Drawing I

Claire Hanel is a sophomore Animation Major with a First Year Art and Design Minor. All her life she has been doing art and is interested in pursuing animation, illustration/concept art as a career. Some of her preferred mediums are watercolors, acrylic paint, digital art, and pen/pencil/marker/ink work. Studio Ghibli and 2D Disney movies are some of her inspirations and aspirations for her art.

Alex Johnson

(Untitled)

(Untitled)

Medium: Adobe Photoshop
Size: 1279 x 1920 px

Alex Johnson

Digital Arts 118

Alex Johnson is a First Year Art and Design Major planning to focus in Design and Visual Communications (DVC). Alex has a variety of interests including traditional art mediums like photography and drawing, but as a future designer, he is interested in exploring brand and product design.

Taylor Konczal

Alas, bring me the horizon

Alas, bring me the horizon

Medium: Digital Photoshop Image
Size: about 5×7

Taylor Konczal

Digital Arts 118

Taylor Konczal is a first year Art and Design minor who is interested in painting, drawing, and photography. She has been working with Adobe Photoshop this semester exploring her interests in digital design with a focus on fantasy styled imagery. Konczal’s work consists mostly of realistic and romantic-impressionism although she loves to dabble in contemporary and abstracts looks.

Lora Rae Langowski

Hangin’ Tite

Hangin’ Tite

Medium: Watercolor on Bristol
Size: 11” x 7”

Lora Rae Langowski

2D Concepts

Lora is a 2nd-degree seeking student in the Peck School of the Arts who enjoys exploring all types of art and intends to share this interest with her intended major in Art Education. Lora also hopes to combine her artistic skills with her B.S. degree in Conservation and Environmental Science.

Katie Liapis

Still Life 1

Still Life 1

Medium: Graphite Pencil on paper
Size: 15.75″ x 20.55″

Katie Liapis

Drawing I

Katie Liapis is an Art and Design student majoring in Photography. This is the first still life Katie has ever done and she hasn’t had very much experience with drawing. She describes her experience by saying she was pleasantly surprised to see what she is capable of.

Instagram: @lkatieliapis

Lizzie S. Lor

Dawn of Love

Dawn of Love

Medium: Black and white paper
Size: 19″ x 25″

Lizzie S. Lor

2D Concepts

Lizzie is a First Year Art and Design major. Her inspiration for this piece was to portray a story of a first date. She believes the world is in need of more love towards others and ourselves, thus the inspiration. She wishes to expand her drawing skills in addition to experimenting in 3D art forms.

Jennifer Quiles Martinez

Dancing with Swans

Dancing with Swans

Medium: Black Paper on White Paper
Size: 19″ x 25″

Jennifer Quiles Martinez

2D Concepts

Jennifer Quiles Martinez is a First-Year Fine Arts major with a focus on painting and drawing. She finds inspiration from her culture and experiences, social issues and injustices, nature, architecture, and women.

Jazmin Aurora Medina

 Coalesce

Coalesce

Medium: Sharpie, Micron Pen on Bristol Board
Size: 11″ x 14″

Jazmin Aurora Medina

2D Concepts

Jazmin Aurora Medina is a First Year Art and Design major who is interested in digital studio practice and pop art, and has begun exploring surrealism and self-reflection within her work. Jazmin is also a professional freelance costume designer with a passion for community art and collaborative storytelling.

Instagram: @jazminnauroraa, Website: jazminaurora.com

Alphonso Alvarado

A time of Covid

A time of Covid

Medium: Digital Collage
Size: 1920px x 1275px

Alphonso Alvarado

Intro to Digital Studio Practice

Alphonso is a First-Year Art and Design major with an interest in Photography, and is a first-generation college student.

Allison Becker

Untitled

Untitled

Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 7.5″ x 8.5″ x 7

Allison Becker

3D Concepts

Allison Becker is a Community Arts major with interests in drawing, digital illustration, and printmaking. Their work often explores themes of intercultural interactions.

Instagram: @ope_excuseme

Blue Bernstein

Fifty Shades of Mediocre White Dude

Fifty Shades of Mediocre White Dude

Medium: India Ink on Watercolor Paper
Size: 30″ x 22″

Blue Bernstein

Drawing I

Blue Bernstein is a first-year art education major with a passion for all types of art. They love to express stories with their work and use their other interests such as writing, reading, fantasy, video games, and history as their inspirations.

Steven Camacho

Small Sheds, Giant Flowers

Small Sheds, Giant Flowers

Medium: Digital
Size: 8″ x 10″

Steven Camacho

Digital Arts 118

Steven takes interest in making art that seems out of the ordinary. He likes to makes things simple, while making it stand out and really its own thing. He likes to take his own route and goes by “whatever happens, Happens.”

NeLani Imari Collier

Untitled

Untitled

Medium: Graphite pencils
Size: 18 x 24

NeLani Imari Collier

Drawing I

Ne’Lani is an Art and Design major who is interested in acrylic painting but likes to explore other mediums. Recently she has found a liking for using graphites when creating still life drawings.

Snapchat:nelanicollier12

Hailiegh Corso

We Still Conquered 2020

We Still Conquered 2020

Medium: Digital Illustration
Size: 11″x 14″

Hailiegh Corso

Digital Arts 118

Hailiegh Corso is a first year UWM student majoring in Visual Communications and Graphic Design. She loves exploring digital Illustrations as well as acrylic paintings in her free time.

Instagram: @hailiegh.corso

Carissa DiPietro

Myth Iteration

Myth Iteration

Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 1536×1920 pixels

Carissa DiPietro

Digital Arts 118

Carissa DiPietro is a Art and Design Major who plans on pursing print and narrative forms. She is an Army veteran, wife, mother of 5 and also goes to UWM with her 20 year old daughter.

Adobe Spark: https://spark.adobe.com/page/X5XOS2EUt9yTr/

Ssanyu Makeda Grayson

Humans and Nature

Humans and Nature

Medium: India Ink and Micron Pen on Bristol Paper
Size: 11″ x 14″

Ssanyu Makeda Grayson

2D Concepts

Ssanyu Makeda Grayson is a First Year Art and Design major new to Art and excited about all media, especially the digital realm. More recently she has been exploring nature and landscape in her work.

Adobe Spark: 1, 2

Mikaela Hangos

Bird Cage

Bird Cage

Medium: Tape
Size: 1’2″ x 1′ x 2’1″

Mikaela Hangos

3D Concepts

Mikaela Hangos is a Digital and Visual Communications major, who enjoys experimenting with different mediums. Her inspiration for her pieces comes from day to day experiences, and putting emotions into a physical form.

Website: mhangos1.myportfolio.com

Zach Just

Dreamscape

Dreamscape

Medium: Photoshop
Size: 1280px x 1920px (150ppi)

Zach Just

Digital Arts 118

Zach is a Junior at UWM who is transferring from the Music Composition and Technology major into the Design Studies major. He is fascinated by the similarities between music and visual art. Zach loves to share his fun and fantastical ideas in any digital medium.

Instagram: @zjust21

Ian Kromer

The Muses

The Muses

Medium: Paper Cutting
Size: 20″ x 14″

Ian Kromer

2D Concepts

Ian is a First Year Digital Studio Practice Major interested in drawing and painting. As a freelance artist and game graphics developer, Ian is hoping to make the most of every class and learning opportunity in order to further develop and promote his work.

Instagram: @ian.m.kromer

Chong Lee

Hand

Hand

Medium: Printer Paper
Size: 9″ x 7 1/2″, 1 1/2″

Chong Lee

3D Concepts

Chong is going to college for Art and design at the moment but is still trying to find his main art medium and interest. He likes making 2D art but also is interested in branching out into both 3D and digital arts.

Mitchell Liebhauser

Heads

Heads

Medium: cut paper
Size: 25″ x 19″

Mitchell Liebhauser

2D Concepts

Mitchell Liebhauser is an aspiring artist based in Milwaukee with mediums including painting and digital arts.

Instagram: @mitchell_lieb_art

Sarah Liz Lothian

Victoria

Victoria

Medium: Charcoal
Size: 18″ x 24″

Sarah Liz Lothian

Drawing I

Sarah is a freshman working towards her BFA in Painting and Drawing with a Certificate in Community Arts and a minor in Media Studies. She aspires to work within different communities and with other Art Activists to create change by giving power to those who deserve to be heard, and telling their stories through her collaboration and talents.

Instagram: @sarahlothianart

Lucy Mattern

Boots

Boots

Medium: Acrylic and Sharpie on watercolor paper, cardboard, and vellum
Size: 5″ x 9″

Lucy Mattern

2D Concepts

Lucy is a painting and drawing major interested in narrative forms. She aims to explore an integration of music and visual art while connecting people through the arts.

Instagram: @lucymatterns

Kevin Melbye

Offering

Offering

Medium: Cut Paper
Size: 14″ x 20″

Kevin Melbye

Digital Arts 118

Kevin Melbye is a first year Design and Visual Communication major who is interested in digital art and drawing. He has been exploring growth, life, and celestial imagery in his recent works. Kevin spent several years studying computer engineering and software development before finally committing to his passion for art.

Morgan Anderberg

A Touch of LIfe

A Touch of Life

Medium: Micron Pen on Bristol
Size: 11 x 14

Morgan Anderberg

2D Concepts

Morgan Anderberg really enjoys painting as well as drawing with micron pen. Her intended major is Studio Art with a concentration in Painting and drawing. She enjoys working with abstract art, as well as exploring all types of media.

Instagram: @moxanderberg, Website: www.morgananderberg.com

Conor Bednar

Me but with 6 arms and 3 faces

Me but with 6 arms and 3 faces

Medium: Charcoal
Size: 18″ X 24″

Conor Bednar

Drawing 201

Conor Bednar is a First Year Art Education major who is interested in character design and digital art and has been exploring body proportions in their work. Conor also loves working with children and works summers at a youth day camp.

Instagram: @conart_bednar

Laura Léna Bogyay

Self-Portrait, Reconstructed

Self-Portrait, Reconstructed

Medium: Charcoal
Size: 18″ X 24″

Laura Léna Bogyay

Drawing 201

First-year student at UWM who does not have it quite figured out yet. Wants to work with horses after graduation, become a freelance artist, and move out of the US. Currently interested in digital drawing and drawing fantastical creatures and landscapes.

Benjamin Chartier

A Messy Desk and Cat

A Messy Desk and Cat

Medium: Adobe Photoshop
Size: 1920 x 1249 pixels

Benjamin Chartier

Digital Arts 118

Ben is an undergrad student in the Community Arts program. During his first year he has taken a strong interest in art history, which can be reflected in most of his work, including this piece. He plans to use his time at UWM to gain a well-rounded understanding of art history to incorporate with the skills he will learn through the duration of his education.

Instagram: @MrSharpies

Francie Cook

Mount Hood

Mount Hood

Medium: Charcoal
Size: 18″ x 24″

Francie Cook

Drawing 2

Francie Cook is a First Year Art and Design student. Julie Mehretu is the inspiration behind this drawing. This is a process of layers, exploration, risk, and reward. She plans on making a series of these drawings, with this being the first finished work.

Instagram: @_____franka

dean a. devoe

untitled

untitled

Medium: ink on bristle board
Size: 11” x 14”

dean a. devoe

2D Concepts

dean is a sophomore at uwm who has recently discovered his passion for art & design. studying marketing, with a minor in art & design, dean hopes to own his own interior design firm in the near future.

Tyler Enzo (Strzelczyk)

Unlock the Martian

Unlock the Martian

Medium: Colored Pencil and Marker on Paper
Size: 20″ x 30″

Tyler Enzo (Strzelczyk)

Art Survey 106

Tyler Enzo is an undecided first year student at UWM with a mission to inspire a new generation of artists. Tyler explores and showcases concepts from spirituality, culture, and media in his collage-like style of drawings and paintings.

Instagram: @tylerenzogallery

Riley Haller

Hiding In The Grass

Hiding In The Grass

Medium: ink on paper
Size: 11″x14″

Riley Haller

2D Concepts

Riley Haller is a First Year Art and Design student majoring in Art Education. She was completely self-taught as an artist leading up to this year. In her personal time you can find her with her head buried in a comic book or a sketchbook. She is working 100% online from home, and making the most of the situation by spending the time between work and school creating artwork.

Elizabeth Hogan

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Medium: Charcoal on Paper
Size: 18″ x 24″

Elizabeth Hogan

Drawing 201

Elizabeth Hogan is a First Year Art & Design student with an emphasis in painting and drawing and has been exploring surrealism in her work throughout this year. Elizabeth also enjoys playing the piano and has been taking guitar classes through PSOA.

Instagram: @elizabethhogan00

Ahyeun Kim

Fabric and Objects

Fabric and Objects

Medium: Graphite on Canvas; paper; Digital Photography
Size: 12″ x 24″

Ahyeun Kim

Drawing I, Digital Arts 118

Ahyeun Kim is a First Year Art and Design major who is interested in animation, design and drawing. Her work shows that she is interested in “the way a thing is.” Delicate touch and observation are some of her favorite things.

Instagram: @ahyeunkim

Caterina LaMacchia

Scattered

Scattered

Medium: Charcoal
Size: 16″ x 22″

Caterina LaMacchia

Drawing 201

Catarina LaMacchia a freshmen graphic design major. She has been drawing since she can remember, and she had done very few self portraits before this one.

Beth Lemerand

Mad Genius

Mad Genius

Medium: Silkscreen on paper
Size: 9″ x 12″

Beth Lemerand

Intro to Print and Narrative Forms

Beth is a first year Art & Design student with an interest in printmaking and drawing. She also enjoys studying Art History, and can often find inspiration in classic works of art.

Instagram: @lemerand.art

Brittney Limoseth

Untitled

Untitled

Medium: Adobe Illustrator
Size: 15″ x 15″

Brittney Limoseth

Digital Arts 118

Brittney Limoseth is a First Year Art and Design major who is interested in painting and drawing. She also enjoys using different Adobe softwares to create digital art.

Michelle Markuson

Antique Poster

Antique Poster

Medium: Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
Size: 8″ x 11″

Michelle Markuson

Digital Arts 118

Michelle Markuson is a First Year Art and Design student with a focus on Design and Visual Communication. She has gained her passion for creating graphic media from working as a graphics lead on a school robotics club and hopes to share the versatility of graphic design in other fields.

Aleigh McDermott

Let Loose

Let Loose

Medium: Adobe Illustrator
Size: 11″ x 17″

Aleigh McDermott

Digital Arts 118

Aleigh McDermott is a First Year Art and Design major with an interest in Design and Visual Communications. She enjoys working with color, texture, and pattern in her design work and is excited to be applying to the DVC program this spring.

Instagram: @gh_graphics

Astrid Merritt

He Said, She Said

He Said, She Said

Medium: Charcoal Erasure and Digital Drawing
Size: 24″ x 36″

Astrid Merritt

Drawing I

Astrid Merritt is a First Year Art Education major who is interested in drawing and digital artwork, and has been exploring portraiture and perspective in her work. Astrid has also been studying aerial arts for the last 10 years which has inspired several of her recent pieces.

Instagram: @artbyastrella

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