On Saturday, March 20th Mr. Juarez took a drive to Walker’s Point in Milwaukee to see what artist Liala Amin was up to in her studio. Liala is our Spring semester artist-in-residence working virtually with our staff & students.
Liala Amin is a multidisciplinary artist exploring the facets of femininity through themes of spirituality, mythology, and personal identity. While painting is her preferred medium, her work includes mixed media paintings, drawings, and textiles. She flows between mediums to explore the intuitive nature of art making. Amin considers her art a visual journal and an outlet to manifest introspection, storytelling, and process.
Amin graduated from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fibers. Her work has been exhibited within Midwest group exhibitions and has received features in several publications. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Var West Gallery in Milwaukee.
About the Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residence Program
The Sheboygan North High Art Department created the NHS Artist in Residency Program (NHS AiR) in the fall of 2014. This program is designed to expose, educate and engage the North High community to local and regional artists each semester during the current academic school year. Our artist in residence works with our staff and students for one semester (18 weeks). The AiR program is currently in its fourth year.
The goals of the NHS Artist-in-Residence (NHS AiR) Program are:
- to expand the experience of each student in the field of the arts,
- foster creativity, enrich education in any given subject,
- to present staff members with new ideas and options for instruction.
The 2020-2021 Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residence Program is supported by a grant from The Kohler Foundation, Inc.