Ariana Vaeth

Born in Baltimore, MD

Lives & works in Milwaukee, WI

Artist Statement

Focused on personal narrative, my work honors interactions with the people that instruct my character. Portraying my closest friends and myself, I celebrate the generous closeness allowed by those I am privileged to know. Preparatory photoshoots capture gesture and expression used as source material. My self-inclusion in the paintings restrict my agency; I can never fully be director or actor at once when producing a composition.  The loss of control is traded for serendipity found in trusted exchanges among friendships. Composing subjects, furniture, and props, my autobiographical paintings chronicle interrelations rooted in intimacy.

 

Artist Biography

Ariana Vaeth is a Baltimore raised artist focused on personal narrative. Recent Graduate from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, she fulfilled an exchange program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. While completing domestic exchange, Vaeth continued her interest with the figure and methods of oil painting. Though Vaeth grew up in Baltimore, she comes of age in Milwaukee. Her work revolves around the moments

experienced as she travels into Womanhood.

Enticed by the theatrics of the Baroque to the Modern portrayal of American is the Realist Movement; Vaeth finds stimulation in the melodrama of everyday life. Choosing to work with models she knows personally, she recognizes their gesture and expression as a trusted exchange.

Education

2017    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI.

            Major: Integrated Studio Arts

            Minor: Art History

2016    Domestic Exchange at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD.

 

Recognition:

2018    Fellowship.art inaugural recipient,  Milwaukee, WI. 

2017    Mary L. Nohl Fellowship: Emerging Artist, Milwaukee, WI. 

2017    MIAD New Studio Practice Artist in Resident, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    Pfister Hotel’s Artist-in-Residence Finalist, Milwaukee, WI.

2016    ACAID Mobility: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD.

2013    Presidential Scholarship at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI.

2012    Full scholarship attendance to Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO.

 

Exhibitions

2018    The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee WI.

2018    Catalina Bellizzi, Shenequa Brooks, and Ariana Vaeth, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2018    Body of Work, Traveling Exhibition, Milwaukee WI and Grand Rapids, MI

2018    30 X 30 X 30 exhibition, 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    Figure Exhibition, Var Gallery, Milwaukee WI.

2017    Ordinary Moments: Ariana Vaeth and Caitlyn Dorn, MOWA owned gallery at St John's on the Lake, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    20th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2017      Flowers in the Attic: Vaeth and Jimenez, the Yellow Wallpaper Project, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    Figure Now, the Portrait Society, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    Come and Get it While it’s Hot, Hudson Business Lounge, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    National Bohemian - Solo Show, Gallery M at the Intercontinental Hotel, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    MIAD Juried Senior Thesis, MIAD East Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    Grilled Cheese Grant Finalist Exhibition, After School Special, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    Pfister Hotel’s AiR Finalist Exhibition, Gallery M at the InterContinental, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    I AM MKE, Alphabang! Art Space, Milwaukee, WI.

2017    Riverwest FemFest, Groovy Dog, Milwaukee, WI.

2016    Figure Exhibition, Var Gallery, Milwaukee WI.

2016    Bromide, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD.

2016    We Make It All To Have It All, La Bodega Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

2016    GHOOST SHOW VII, BORDERLINE, Milwaukee, WI.

2016    Riverwest Art Walk: Featured Artist, Milwaukee, WI.

2016    Launch Party, MIAD East Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.

2016    Figure Exhibition, Var Gallery, Milwaukee WI.

2016    GHOOST SHOW VII, BORDERLINE, Milwaukee, WI.

2015    GHOOST SHOW VI, BORDERLINE, Milwaukee, WI.

2015    DIY: The Exhibition, Borgward Collective, Milwaukee, WI.