Artists-in-Residence in Yellowstone National Park – 2018

2018 Artists-in-Residence

Artists-in-Residence for Yellowstone Forever in 2018 lived and worked in Yellowstone and engaged with park visitors and gateway communities.

They enjoyed the opportunity to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of one of America’s most awe-inspiring landscapes—and inspire the next generation of artists in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Spring Waterfall by Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker has a bachelor of arts degree in advertising and fine arts from Louisiana Tech University. Following her degree program, she worked as an ad agency art director before trading her Pantone swatches for a brush and palette. She paints in oils and is motivated by color, immediacy of stroke, composition, the camaraderie of other artists, and ultimately the desire to evolve as an artist. Baker strives to create paintings that communicate truth without telling the whole story.

Forward Into the Anthropocene by Agnes Ma

Agnes Ma

Agnes Ma is currently a full time adjunct faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado, teaching 3D Foundations as well as Digital Fabrication. In addition to teaching, she has built a digital fabrication lab and helped to incorporate new digital technologies into the UNC School of Art & Design curriculum. She received a master of fine arts in metalwork, jewelry design, and digital fabrication from Northern Illinois University and received a bachelor of science in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work combines traditional craft and modern methods of fabrication to examine the relationship between humans and their surrounding environment.

Morchella esculenta by Kimberly Moss

Kimberly Moss

Kimberly Moss, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture and coordinator of the Biological/Pre-medical Illustration Program at Iowa State University, has a background in science and art and within the higher education publishing industry. Kim holds an MFA in medical and biological illustration from the University of Michigan and a BFA in studio art with a concentration in scientific illustration and biology from St. Olaf College. Her research interests and creative activities include interactive visualization tools, biomedical public art, scientific illustration, instructional design, and blending the virtues of fine art and technical presentations. The underlying drive in her work is to motivate positive change, stewardship of the natural world, and to make science meaningful and accessible to a broad audience.

Virus Hunter by Andrew Steiger

Andrew Steiger

Andrew was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He started drawing trees and Native Americans on kitchen cabinets in his parent’s home when he was 3, and he has been drawing on walls ever since. While growing up in a suburban development in Washington State, he observed the tensions and mysterious abundance that surrounded neighboring Indian Reservations and National Parks. As a result, Andrew creates cultural landscapes through a combination of figurative illustrations and paintings mixed with outbursts of scribbles, scars, markings and washes of color – he draws from emotional reactions to personal experiences. Themes often include indigenous cultures, wildlife, gang culture, colonialism and the study of human being’s relationship to the natural world.

Photo Credits: Spring Waterfall – Suzie Baker; Forward Into the Anthropocene – Agnes Ma; Morchella esculenta – Kimberly Moss; Virus Hunter – Andrew Steiger.