Virtual Exhibition for Art 4990 | Professor Robert Sherer

Featuring Senior Students: 
Michelle Beadles
Jane Erwin
Tracy Okai
Adrianne Sawyer
Livie Wang

Banner artwork: "Moon饼Pie"| Livie Wang, 2020 | 11x17, watercolor & gouache


Michelle Beadles

 

  • Michelle is a Sequential Art major at Kennesaw State University. She can work in both digital and traditional media. Her usual style is for comics. She has studied the human figure and finished all of her figure drawing class requirements. She is very passionate about art and put everything she can into all of her work. She studies hard and made the Dean’s List at KSU. She is also Secretary of the new Kennesaw Comic League. As an aspiring cartoonist, she has a good understanding of body language as well as facial expressions and can tell a story without words. She is confident in her abilities to tell and create stories.

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Jane Erwin

 
  • Jane creates art in clay, metal and wood. Her major body of work is the vessel form in stoneware. Her art is inspired by the landscapes once lived in or visited, as one observes the geographical references to the Southwest, the Mid-West and the Atlantic coast in the color and surface texture of her glazes. One also sees her fine illustration of a farm landscape with some whimsical critters. This is a reference to her earlier studies in technical illustration at the Peabody Museum. As Curator of Media for the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, with access to a darkroom, she spent time photographing the landscape along the bottomlands later in the day capturing the long rays of light across the land. She arrived in Atlanta in the mid 1990’s to fulfill her career in graphic design and found a community of book artists at Nexus Press. She continued working metal, from her early training at Massachusetts College of Art, with a desire to create larger forms than the scale of jewelry allowed for. This search eventually led her to the plastic medium of clay, allowing for larger three-dimensional forms. The vessel became a form for her expression and experimentation to create and think through the exterior and the interior landscape simultaneously. During her studies at KSU she formulated Glaze #19, the bright blue to black glaze appears on many vessels.

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Tracy Okai

  • Born in Bergamo, Italy, Tracy Okai immigrated to the United States at a young age. Through her early years, she exhibited interest in painting and drawing. It was not until an unsuccessful attempt in an architecture program that Tracy began to explore art. In an effort to remain in college, she transferred to the school of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University. During her first year, Tracy took multiple classes trying to figure out what kind of art spoke to her. Finally she came to realize that it was her passion to create 3 dimensional forms. Now, as a sculptor, Tracy Okai’s passion is representing abstract female forms in connection to the mind, personal attachments, and society.

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Adrianne Sawyer

 
  • Adrianne Sawyer is a multimedia artist who studied illustration at Kennesaw State University. Her interests consist of book-cover illustration, women’s empowerment, comics and editorial illustration. She tells stories through art that intrigue the viewer and entices the imagination.

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Livie Wang

  • Livie Wang is a Chinese-American illustrator and fine artist who combines her Southern Chinese and American heritage to comment on topics ranging from gender, race, identity and politics. Classically trained in the arts starting from the age of four, Wang has a strong background in both traditional and digital media. After graduation, Wang plans to go to graduate school to study for an MFA in Painting and Printmaking.

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