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. ”

Michael Larsen
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Michael Larsen is a visual artist currently based in Lincoln. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and was awarded an Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where he has worked since graduating. He has showed his work in such Chicago-based galleries as New Capital Projects, the Sullivan Galleries, and Peregrine Program, with his first solo exhibition at Peregrine Program in spring 2013.
His work balances an innate interest in the organic with contemporary trends in sculpture, creating installations that deal with space and perception.  Subtle narratives of innocence, growth, and desire intertwine to form an Edenic backdrop that encourages curiosity and exploration.

Liana Owad
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Liana Owad is a sculptor from York, Pennsylvania.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010 from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Fine Arts in 2014 from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She is currently the coordinator of Innovation Studio located in Lincoln at Innovation Campus. Liana is an instructor of sculpture as well as both perceptual and figure drawing.   Her work has been exhibited in the Great Plains Region and Pennsylvania. In her practice, she investigates the conventional nature of home and the perceived ideas of how objects should perform.  She playfully explores through exhibition placement and alterations in scale, the control (or lack there of) an object has over the viewer.