Born in Baltimore, MD
Lives & works in Milwaukee, WI
Ariana Vaeth is a Baltimore raised artist focused on realism through the self portrait. Graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, she fulfilled an exchange program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Following undergrad, Vaeth completed a studio based Artist in Residence program at her alma mater. She has shown in Milwaukee at the Portrait Society Gallery, the Charles Allis Museum, and Haggerty Museum of Art as well as in Chicago at Woman Made Gallery and the Museum of Science and Industry for Black Creativity. Vaeth is a 2017 Mary L Nohl Fellow in the Emerging Artist category. Vaeth was an inaugural recipient of Fellowship.art, a grant and 12-week program modeled on Gener8tor’s recognized accelerator for creative entrepreneurs. Her work recently appeared in the 2019 Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. In February, Vaeth received a Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award as a promising newcomer. Her work is currently on view at the Lynden Sculpture Garden till September 30. Vaeth is honored to showcase with Exceptional artist and best friend, Lania Sproles, at Hawthorn Contemporary in Walker’s Point, Milwaukee this coming spring.
2017 BFA, Integrated Studio Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)
2016 AICAD Exchange Student, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Awards / Residencies
2018 Fellowship.Art, inaugural recipient of entrepreneurial grant funded by Gener8tor
2017 Mary L. Nohl Fellowship, recipient in Emerging Artist Category, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 New Studio Practice Artist in Resident at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Lectures / Workshops
2020 Portraying the Self, spring continued education workshop taught at MIAD
2019 Pieces and Shapes, fall continued education workshop taught at MIAD
2018 Artists Now! Guest lecture series, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2017 Ordinary Moments, lecture at Museum of Wisconsin Art owned galley St John’s
2017 Artist Working in Education Truck Studio Lead, hosted by local public libraries
Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2020 Ariana Vaeth: New Work, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Brookfield, WI.
2018 Close Contact, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 Ordinary Moments: Ariana Vaeth and Caitlyn Doran, MOWA owned gallery at
St John's on the Lake, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 Flowers in the Attic: Ariana Vaeth and Yessica Jimenez, the Yellow Wallpaper Project, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 Ariana Vaeth, Saint Kate Arts Hotel, Milwaukee, WI.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI.
2019 Body of Work, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI.
2019 MKE Influencers, Var West Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
2018 FORWARD, Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
2018 The Space We Grow Into, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2018 Mary L. Nohl 15th Anniversary, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI.
2018 Grand Opening, 5 Points Art Gallery and Studio, Milwaukee, WI.
2018 30 X 30 X 30, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 31 Emerge, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 Gift, Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 20th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2017 Figure Now! , Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 MIAD Juried Exhibition, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI.
2017 Grilled Cheese Grant Finalist Exhibition, After School Special, Milwaukee, WI.