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A peculiar nature of intuition
Elyse-Krista Mische

Mar 31 – May 28, 2023
3rd Floor Shattuck & GNC Galleries

Elyse-Krista Mische was a 2022 Trout Museum of Art Artist in Residence. Throughout her 3-month residency at TMA, she created a body of work that explores concepts of morality, life, and death.

Like a detective uses clues to solve a problem, I use creative practice and symbolism to gain insight into the mysteries of death. Driven by intuition, I simultaneously know nothing and something. With certainty, death is heavy. We understandably push it aside or attempt to steer clear of its weight. Through multimedia couplings of common objects and archetypes such as birds, flowers, circles, and stars; topics of mortality become lighter, as to be gently eased out of the subconscious and into the forefront of the conscious. Ultimately the impermanence of life, the inevitability of death, and the possibilities of an afterlife, can be components of ordinary conversation. I invite you to pause, to recognize the familiar, consider the peculiar, and use your subjectivity to both personally and collectively reflect on what it means to be here now… and maybe later in some nature of transcendence.

TMA’s Artist in Residence Program provides artists with the opportunity to invest time in their work and take it to the next level through exploration and experimentation. These artists each explored different ideas, objectives, influences, and mediums that resulted in fabulous bodies of work.

TMA’s Artist in Residence Studios are located on the 5th floor, along with TMA’s Education Center.

TMA’s Artist in Residence Program is in thanks to the

Elyse-Krista Mische
Elyse-Krista MischeArtist
Elyse-Krista Mische is a mixed media artist who contemplates ideas of time, memory, and mortality. She resides in Appleton Wisconsin and, in addition to artmaking, is pursuing an MS degree in Thanatology (Death Studies) with the goal of providing creative death education and resourcing. Her population specialty is older adults, although she enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities. She promotes community engagement through collaboration, teaching, and residencies. Elyse-Krista serves as the acting chair of the Appleton Public Art Committee where she advocates for inclusive and diverse public art while creating her own small and large scale works for individuals, businesses, and celebrations in the Appleton area and beyond. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. Elyse-Krista is grateful for this residency opportunity with the Trout Museum and looks forward to sharing her research and creative pursuits with our community.


Mar 31, 2023
May 28, 2023
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