Student Scholarship Exhibitor List
On a rainy day in April of 1997.... Maddie Brewer emerged from the swampy marshlands of northern Illinois... At 18 she was shipped off to Rhode Island to experience the pure ecstasy of majoring in Illustration and Animation at the Rhode Island School of Design. Whether it's in her children's books, animations, comics, or other illustrated works, Maddie Brewer mostly just wants to make people laugh, and then think, and then maybe vomit? Probably in that order.
Madison Hall is a Richmond, VA based illustrator and print maker raised in South Carolina and is a recent graduate of VCUarts. Her illustrations are often inspired by the experience of living in the American South and outdoor exploration. She favors any medium that lends itself to tactility and historic process and incorporates letterpress, risograph, and silk screen printing into her illustrations of weird places half-imagined and vignettes of places where only the Loblolly pine grows.
Originally from Washington, DC, Maude is currently a Boston based artist and illustrator. They graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2019 with a BFA in Illustration. Their preferred medium is a variety of inks and graphite, as well as digital media. They like to describe their favorite subjects as "birds, bugs and bones."
Megan Ruiz earned her Illustration degree at Ringling College of Art and Design. While at Ringling, she was awarded the Gold Juror's Award at the Best of Ringling Show, juried by Brian Ajhar. Megan was also awarded second place in the Illest of Illustration Show, juried by Peter Mohrbacher. Megan recently Kickstarted a book consisting of her original artwork. The project aimed to fully illustrate lost sketchbook gems. Megan plans to continue to create these images even after the project's end.
Hello! My name is Michele Scott and I’m a graphic designer and illustrator based in Philadelphia, PA. I’ve been illustrating for 3 years now. I take full use of my creativity and imagination to create colorful illustrations in my style. I love to do freelance work and self-authored work! Making people smile, laugh, and feel emotion through my work is what is most important to me.
Moe Farhat grew up in a suburban town called Mississauga, located on the outskirts of Toronto. He works as a freelance Illustrator based in Mississauga specializing in bright, intuitive and conceptual drawings. In 2013, he had a career shift from math to pursue illustration and he continues to work on several personal projects currently. Most days, he can be found in his studio drinking coffee and eye-twitching away through his work progress.