Current Residents

Residents are at the heart of the Creative Arts & Design Learning Community. One of the primary ways we come together is through The Studio’s weekly seminar. Beyond that, we share our talents by collaborating and supporting each other in our creative practices. Read on to get to know the community even better!

Resident Profiles

Aidan Aragon

Aidan Aragon

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Aidan Aragon

Hometown: Peshtigo, WI
Intended Major: Creative Writing
What is your current creative practice? For the most part just writing, however when bored or feeling stunted I break off into other mediums like drawing or collage.
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? Listen to sad indie/alternative music and cry :’(
Where can we find your art? I post links and updates to my writing on my social medias, @aidanaragon
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? I’m open to working in any form, however I plan to pursue some kind of career involving writing.
What are you most excited about this year? Exploring different artistic mediums and possible collaboration!

Alexa Rademacher

Alexa Rademacher

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Alexa Rademacher

Hometown: Madison, WI
Intended Major: Civil Engineering
What is your current creative practice? Right now, I like to draw zentangles, which are drawings made up of tiny patterns basically. I usually work with sharpies on those. However, I'm also into graphic design and I play the piano.
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? In middle school I just had a lot of fun hanging out with friends. I was in a creative writing group with some friends which was tons of fun. Even though I don't really consider myself a skilled writer, I'd say that writing group helped me better explore my creativity.
Where can we find your art? I don't currently have any art displayed anywhere. I keep most of it in my sketchbook, so that's kinda the only place it can be found (sorry!)
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? In the future, I'm hoping to do more 3D art. I've always wanted to try ceramics and move beyond the 2D world. Also, being in engineering, I'm guessing 3D expression will come in handy.
What are you most excited about this year? I'm excited for the Studio Seminar and other art classes that I'm taking. The seminar is especially cool because I get to try new forms of art with really talented and interesting people. Also, the art classes are a nice break from my science and math courses.

Alpha Stokes

Alpha Stokes

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Alpha Stokes

Nickname/Stage name: Alpha
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Intended Major: N/a
What is your current creative practice? My current creative practice is slam poetry.
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? Hang out with my friends
Where can we find your art? My Instagram @alphasstory
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? I’m not sure
What are you most excited about this year? I’m not sure

Autumn Falk

Autumn Falk

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Autumn Falk

Hometown: Peshtigo, WI
Intended Major: Art Education
What is your current creative practice? Painting, playing saxophone
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? Going to school
Where can we find your art? Instagram @FantasticFalk_2.0 and Society6 @FantasticFalk
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? Start producing more art and become a high school art teacher
What are you most excited about this year? Meeting other artists

Bailey Whisler

Bailey Whisler

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Bailey Whisler

Nickname/Stage Name: BMR
Hometown: Marinette, WI
Intended Major: Art/ Graphic Design
What is your current creative practice? Digital Art/ Sketching
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? Go camping with my family
Where can we find your art? bailey.michael.art
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? I would like to be an influential street/ graphic artist
What are you most excited about this year? Living in a space with other people who share the common goal of changing the world around them with their art

Bella Berg

Bella Berg

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Bella Berg

Hometown: Waukesha
Intended Major: Music Education
What is your current creative practice? Vocal performance
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? Run cross country
Where can we find your art? On my mom’s Facebook (please don’t)
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? My career
What are you most excited about this year? Meeting other creative people

Corina Robinson

Corina Robinson

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Corina Robinson

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Intended Major: Double major, Psychology & Environmental Studies
What is your current creative practice? Poetry & Spoken Word poetry
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? In middle school I was a big fan of coming to Madison to watch my older brother perform (he's a former First Waver and Studio resident also!)
Where can we find your art? YouTube!
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? I hope to have my own chapbook of poems one day! But aside from poetry, I see my art expanding into both film and digital photography.
What are you most excited about this year? Working with my First Wave cohort, and getting to collaborate with artists of all different kinds of mediums.

Dawry Ruiz

Dawry Ruiz

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Dawry Ruiz

Intended Major: Creative Writing
What is your current creative practice? Rap/Hip-Hop production
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? Play Kickball
Where can we find your art? @dawry.wav on instagram
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? My relationship is definitely getting more professional and creative. I want to be able to pull from more inspirations, therefore I need to learn more.
What are you most excited about this year? Finding resources that I never had access to before.

Ella Deitz

Ella Deitz

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Ella Deitz

Hometown: Madison
Intended Major: Psychology/ English - Creative Writing
What is your current creative practice? Poetry
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? In middle school I wrote a lot of cringey poems, ate sour patch kids and danced.
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? I hope to keep making art for as long as I am able to. I hope that I am able to become a published writer in some capacity and that my art helps at least one person on some level.
What are you most excited about this year? I’m excited to meet people that inspire me!

Griffin Tong

Griffin Tong

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Griffin Tong

Nickname/Stage Name: (I don’t have a stage name, but it would be hilarious if it were “G-wiz”)
Hometown: San Jose
Intended Major: Kinesiology (Possible double major in neurobiology)
What is your current creative practice? Hip Hop Dance
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? Honestly, I was a boring middle schooler. I didn’t really do anything significant until high school, besides martial arts. My favorite thing was probably video games.
Where can we find your art? You can only really find my art on the stage, unless I find it in myself to commit to a social media account. You might find some stuff for Hypnotiq Dance Crew ‘19 - ‘20.
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? I can’t answer that right now, nor in the near future. I might continue dancing in dance crews or start cultivating my interest in graffiti art or theatre. I could even fall on an entirely different spectrum and become a rock climbing coach instead. Who knows? :)
What are you most excited about this year? I’m excited just to be exposed to as many mediums and styles of dance as possible, and to work together with everyone on the floor on workshops, performances, or group projects; in other words, immersing myself in art.

Jacob Ringhand

Jacob Ringhand

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Jacob Ringhand

Nickname/Stage Name: Jake
Hometown: Madison, WI
Intended Major: Undecided
What is your current creative practice? Digital art/Animation
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? Procrastinating my homework and still having time to focus on writing and drawing.
Where can we find your art? ColdTeaDaydream On IG
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? I hope to see art evolve from just being a hobby of mine, to becoming a full time job.
What are you most excited about this year? Taking risks and trying things I had never considered doing before.

Jane Lazzara

Jane Lazzara

Resident Years: 2019-2020
About Jane Lazzara

Hometown: Deerfield, WI
Intended Major: Unsure
What is your current creative practice? Art (drawing/painting), Music (of the covering songs variety), and Writing (sometimes poetry, sometimes stories, usually just about music)
What did you love to do when you were in middle school? Read books, talk about those books, read about those books, and play my guitar
Where can we find your art? I sometimes post drawings and paintings on Instagram @janedrawsstuff
Where do you see your relationship with art going in the future? It'll never stop, no matter what I do
What are you most excited about this year? New people to meet and new art to make

Seminars

Fall 2019 Studio Seminar flyerFall 2019 Seminar

Integrated Arts 110

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Blackbox, B32 Sellery Hall

Credits: 1

Instructor: Faculty Director Faisal Abdu’Allah

The Studio Seminar offers hands-on experience in a variety of creative mediums, connecting your own creativity with the arts on campus and beyond!