Mal Montoya

President and CEO

With thirty plus years of experience as a community leader, Mal Montoya merges the intersection of art, social equity and economic development into all aspects of his role as President & Chief Executive Officer. In addition to overseeing the fulfillment...

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Riley Niemack

Gallery Director, Chair of Curatorial Advisory Committee

Riley Niemack is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Curious about the simple nature of our existence, her practice is inspired by personal reflections and examinations of everyday intricacies. Her most recent works use video performance, sculpture,...

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Nicole Shaver

Operations Manager

As MARN’s Operations Manager, Nicole Shaver manages key daily operations in support of all initiatives across the organization including the communications for membership correspondence and centralized information.  She is committed to the artistic community in southeastern Wisconsin, regularly exhibiting and...

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Adam White

Creative Content Manager

Adam is the Creative Content Manager here at MARN. He enjoys making clear and vibrant messaging that invites and informs the community to interact with all that is Happening at the HUB. You’ll find him regularly updating monitors and LEDS...

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Lois Bielefeld

Program Director

Lois Bielefeld is a queer series-based artist working in photography, audio, video, and installation.  Her work continually asks the question of what links routine and ritual to the formation of identity, personhood, and the development of meaning-making. Having lived on...

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Sam Woods

Communications Manager

Sam is a journalist and podcast producer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As MARN’s Communications Manager, Sam helps MARN and its members be seen in public news forums, and get the recognition they deserve. Sam is always looking for stories that...

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Wanyah Leon

Event Coordinator

Creative Producer, Dancer and Photographer, Wanyah “Leon” Frazier is a Milwaukee Born Artist & Entrepreneur dedicated to the expansion of Arts Equity. As a performer, CEO of WoLF Studios MKE and avid Arts Educator, he has explored the professional Arts...

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Isabel Recalde

MARKETPLACE Curator

My name is Isabel Recalde and I am a first generation Latino artist from Ecuador. I aim to create a bridge between art and mental health through my work. I’m a student of Psychology, Philosophy, and Art and design currently...

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Olivia Keidl

HUB Assistant

Olivia is an artist and cook who studied German and sculpture at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her work challenges the gendered dichotomy of fine art vs craft. Growing up, Olivia’s interest in art was encouraged by her grandmother...

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Marta Khmelevski

Service Learning Student

Her life was always revolving around Art. She began as an artist, studying Fine Art  in a Bealrussian College of Art, and then moved on to studying Graphic Design at Belarussin Academy. She graduated with AA in Graphic Design in...

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Avery Eskildsen

Service Learning Student

Avery Eskildsen is a senior at MIAD. She is majoring in Communication design and minoring in Advertisement. She has been working on bettering herself in design since she was in high school where she got the opportunity to be teachers...

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