Emma Ponath is an artist, curator, writer, and researcher. Born and raised in West Bend, Wisconsin, she moved to Milwaukee to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She will be graduating May of 2018 with a BFA in New Studio Practice and minors in Art History and Arts Management. Her interests include psychology, philosophy, gardening, and hiking.
See her work at emmaponath.com or @emma.ponath
Izzy (Isabella) Waite is a painter-sculptor and installation artist born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. She moved to Milwaukee in 2014 to pursue a BFA at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. In her studio art practice, Izzy reacts to personal experiences and cultural events through found objects and abstract painting gestures. Cheetah print, spray paint, and vegan cooking are a few of her favorite things and her go to drink is gin and tonic.
Nicole Naudi was born and raised in Kenosha, WI where she spent most of her life intent on pursuing physics and astronomy. While still maintaining total nerd status, she now lives and works as a writer, artist and tutor in Milwaukee, WI. She will earn her BFA in Community Arts and minor in Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a path on which she hopes to bridge social activism with artistic practice. Her passions include creative writing, performance, community engagement, and her fat cat, Clementine.
Sommer Ferguson was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas and currently lives in and breathes the Milwaukee air. Her interests include printmaking, 4:20, metallic things, and art history. Her work is influenced by traditions of the past, especially the art of the Northern Renaissance as well as popular culture and current society. She believes that art should be accessible to everybody as can be seen through her use of printmaking as a reproducible matrix that allows art to be dispersed among many people.