Liala Amin

Spring 2021 Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residence

The 2020-2021 Sheboygan North High Artist-in-residency and virtual artist lecture series is supported by a grant from The Kohler Foundation, Inc.
This interview was recorded on February 10, 2021
Courtesy of the artist

At its core, my art is a visual journal. A therapeutic documentation of emotion, growth, and discovery. I rely on intuition as I allow lines to flow and form organic, and sometimes chaotic, patterns. But within chaos there is a union of consciousness and the unknown, creativity and transformation. My art is a feminine view inspired by a combination of myth, history, and personal experiences. I want to subvert singular expectations of womanhood and present femininity as multifaceted and fully autonomous. Multiple materials allow me to express different ideas and I enjoy incorporating different media in each artwork. I encourage the viewer to look closer and take in the details, reflecting lights, and shifting colors. Life changes depending on our view: we become illuminated differently by every new perspective.

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.


Liala (pronounced lay-la) will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 2pm. This semester’s residency is unique. Due to COVID-19, we will be offering her residency virtually via Google Meet. To book an appointment with the artist, fill out this form.

The 2020-2021 artist-in-residence season is supported by a grant from the Kohler Foundation, Inc