Ariana Vaeth is a Baltimore raised artist focused on contemporary realism through the self-portrait. Graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, she fulfilled an exchange program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Following undergrad, Vaeth completed a studio based Artist in Residence program at her alma mater. She has shown locally at the Portrait Society Gallery, Charles Allis Museum, as well as in Chicago at Woman Made Gallery and the Museum of Science and Industry for ‘Black Creativity.’ Vaeth is a 2017 Mary L Nohl Fellow in the Emerging Artist category, leading to her first museum represented solo exhibition, “Close Contact,” at Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art. Last autumn, Vaeth was selected as an inaugural cohort recipient of Fellowship.art, a visual arts grant modeled on Gener8tor’s nationally recognized entrepreneurial program. Her work will appear in the Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art opening October 18th.
The book mentioned in the interview was Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel.