TMA Education | Artists in Residence

TMA Artists in Residence
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March – May 2021

Laura Schneider

Laura Schneider was born and raised in Wisconsin. She is a Midwest-based artist who colors outside the lines of life. While earning her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Laura’s passion for photography was ignited in the darkroom.

For nearly two decades, Laura has been capturing subtleties that go overlooked by the casual observer. Her perceptive nature gives her work character and revealing depth. She leverages her senses and the natural qualities of her environment to leave inspired, relatable creations in her wake.

Through visual storytelling and the written word, Laura creates a connection we long for. Laura’s mission is to live to her fullest potential by creating work that matters.

You can see Laura create live! On Thursday, March 18, April 22, and May 20 from 5 to 7pm watch Laura create artwork in our Atrium. Then, visit the museum’s galleries to see our current exhibitions! Visiting with Laura in the Atrium is free, and museum memberships begin at $15 per year to view the galleries.

Dec 2020 – Feb 2021

Devon Minor

Devon Minor is a figurative artist working primarily within the mediums of graphite, ink, and charcoal on paper. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and currently resides in the Fox Valley.
Devon also teaches at TMA, find her Drawing Like an Impressionist classes on our education page. These classes are offered as single day workshops for adults or as an after school program for ages 8 to 11!
You can see Devon create live! From 1pm-4pm on Saturday, Feb 20, watch Devon create artwork in our Atrium. Then, visit the museum’s galleries to see our current exhibitions! Visiting with Devon in the Atrium is free, and museum memberships begin at $15 per year to view the galleries.

Sept – Nov 2020

Cristian Andersson

Cristian Andersson is a Wisconsin painter and performance artist. He received his formal education from Columbia College in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Cristian primarily creates abstract oil paintings based off contemporary classical compositions. The characteristic sounds of how a musician plays an instrument, a visualization of how these instruments are sonically placed in a concert hall, as well as thematic elements that composers work with all come into play in a finished painting.

Jun – Aug 2020

Tyla Hilfreich

Tyla Hilfreich is an Appleton, Wisconsin artist focusing on sculpture, collage, sound, writing, and collaboration, but works in painting, multimedia, photography, glass, fashion design, and film. Tyla is a full-time artist and entrepreneur, creating art and events of many expressions in and around the Fox Valley. Influences of his recent art and events include archaeology, language, science, and philosophy of the human body, mind, and spirit. He received his BFA with an emphasis in Printmaking from UW-Stout. His current mission is to shake up the Wisconsin culture through art.

We're accepting applications for future residencies.

TMA’s Artist in Residence program is intended to support each artists’ individual growth. As an extension of our Education Center, Artists in Residence are artists who facilitate a learning environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with students and the general public.

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