Current Artists-in-Residence

Katelyn Farneth
kate purpleKatelyn Farneth is a figurative painter from Pennsylvania. She recently received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Edinboro University concentrating in Painting, Drawing and Art History. She has also studied in Siena, Italy where she received a scholarship for painting. Her work speaks about preconceived socially accepted ideas of beauty. She uses untraditional mediums to create a sense of the physical and emotional strain that we put ourselves through.  She is currently teaching Painting, Drawing, and other classes at the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln.


Luke Huling
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Luke Huling is a figurative sculptor from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics and a minor in metalsmithing.  Today, he continues to combine clay and metal into mixed-media sculptures.  He has been the head director of the ceramics department at a camp for kids in Pennsylvania for two years and currently teaches classes in ceramics and metals at Lux Center for the Arts.
“I am intrigued by wrinkles on the face and the passage of time they portray. I want to engage the audience by leaving clues about these characters; I want them to feel connected to their story and their lives and relate to their emotions.  I am a storyteller, and I love using it to influence my artwork. ”


Jon Love
Jon Love is originally from Norfolk, Nebraska, received his BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012, and recently completed his Master’s degree from the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. He makes drawings, paintings, videos, and websites about the ways digital culture affects the contemporary human experience – about what it feels like to live both on and offline simultaneously. Jon likes David Foster Wallace, Kanye West, and good pizza. If you were to ask him about it, he would describe his work as being “pretty good,” and would hope you’d think so too.


Nathan Murray
Nathan Murray is a figurative ceramic sculptor from Nebraska.  He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009 where he spent time exploring various media including ceramics, painting and digital media.  After working independently on post-baccalaureate work, Nathan accepted a graduate teaching assistantship at the University of Florida.  While working on his degree, he taught various college level courses at the university.  Nathan received his MFA in 2015 and returned to Nebraska where he is currently working on a yearlong residency at the LUX.  Nathan’s work explores contemporary issues of race, politics and identity with the intent to facilitate further thought and discussion.