by Renée Graef | July 1 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Renée Graef has illustrated over 80 children's books, including the "Kirsten" books (American Girl), books in the "My First Little House" program (Laura Ingalls Wilder) and "B is for Badger; A Wisconsin Alphabet." She splits her time between Milwaukee and Los Angeles. Continued below.
by Roberto Torres-Mata | June 24 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Roberto is currently an emerging artist in printmaking based in Madison, Wisconsin who emphasizes the issues of migration with Mexico and Central America. His work speaks to the growing misrepresentation that the United States views migrants. As a first-generation Mexican American, he expresses his knowledge through printmaking acting on the social issues that deal with racial, political, and environmental problems. Continued below.
by Emily Maryniak | June 17 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Emily Maryniak is currently a graphic designer at Distillery Design and Marketing Studio. She majored in Fine Arts, then taught preschool for many years at Preschool of the Arts in Madison. She has recently made a career change to graphic design. Emily has also been a longtime member of Polka! Press, a local printmaking studio.
by Jolyn Sandford | June 10 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Jolyn Sandford is a Madison-based artist and software developer who seeks to celebrate the things she loves through illustration. With roots in the fine arts and computer science, she enjoys examining the intersection of art and tech....(Continued below.)
by Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson | June 3 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson is a member of the Lynx Clan and an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His home on the Lac du Flambeau reservation, established by the Treaty of 1854, is also known as Waaswaaganing, “the place of the torch.” Greg lives his life according to the four seasons, as did his ancestors. He harvests deer, fish, maple sugar, berries, wild rice, and wild plants. He is passionate about keeping the traditional ways alive, and he takes every opportunity to teach these ways to others.... (Continued below.)
by Colin Matthes | May 27 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Colin Matthes (Milwaukee, WI) is an artist. He combines improvised utilitarian construction techniques with instructional drawing, spectacle, and civically minded projects that range from group knowledge archiving sessions to “eco” demolition derbies. He always shows the means of production - the process, the fingerprints, the screwups.
by Cat Parra | May 20 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Cat Parra is a Madison based comic artist and illustrator. Her work primarily explores themes of adventure and self discovery through the lens of historical fiction. In 2015 she co-founded Margins Publishing, a small press publisher focused on producing work by and about people of marginalized identities. Continued below.
by Yeonhee Cheong | May 13 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Yeonhee Cheong is a visual artist who studies the social language of women’s bodies and outfits. She is a lecturer at Design Studies department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Describing her poster, she reflected that "the war against COVID-19 virus has disrupted the conventional way of how we unite to fight. We should keep apart and protect selves from others, in order to protect others as well. Though against our natural instinct, this is the knowledgeable and effective way to win this war that everyone should follow."
by Jerry Jordan | May 6 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Jerry Jordan is part of a growing movement of painters that are reinterpreting classical painting into what they call contemporary realism. He counts such painters as John S. Sargent, Anders Zorn, William M. Chase and Joaquin Sorolla as major influences in his artistic growth. However it was the artist of the Harlem Renaissance that fueled his desire to pursue painting.
by Ashley Town | April 29 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Keep Your Distance is printed on an antique press at Bay View Printing Company, a 103 year old, female-owned business in Milwaukee. Prints are custom designed and printed by hand, one at a time, on an antique printing press – a process that takes time, attention to detail and meticulous care.
by Jim McKiernan | April 22 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
James McKiernan is a native of Madison Wisconsin. He learned to screen print in high school from Mr. Roy Liddicoat, and later studied art at UW Madison and Art Center College in Pasadena, California. He served as President and Creative Director of Studio M in Long Beach, CA and Instructor at Madison College. He continues his studies and is Vice President of the Polka! Press Cooperative in Madison.
by Keegan Onefoot-Wenkman | April 13 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
The work I produce is of thoughtful, selfless, greedy, raving, amazing, botched, happy, needy, revolutionary people, objects, ideas, animals, and insects. These are what I love and don’t want to forget. A stew of moments seen, heard, loved and missed; on the list of ingredients it would read “for growing more mature and wiser, be brazen and naïve."