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...

Learn More

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,...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

Izzi Recalde

HUB Assistant

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...

Learn More

Setirha Stone

Service Learning Student

My name is Setirha Stone and I am a senior at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design majoring in New Studio Practice. My main focus is talking about uncomfortable topics through art and educating one another on the Black experience...

Learn More

Rebecca Kennedy

Service Learning Student

I am 22 years old and I fell in love with art and design at a young age. I graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with a bachelor's of fine art in communication design. I am passionate about...

Learn More

Sonia Koehler

Service Learning Student

My name is Sonia Koehler and I am a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. I major in Communication Design and planning on declaring a minor in Art History. My design and art work is colorful and...

Learn More