Biography 

Ariana Vaeth

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.

Education

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.