Meet the Art Prof Family

Art Prof Clara Lieu
Professor & Artist

Clara Lieu


I am the founder of Art Prof and was previously an Adjunct Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design for 14 years. I have received artist grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

I lecture widely and train faculty in remote learning. My work has been exhibited at the International Print Center New York, the Currier Museum of Art, and others.

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Teaching Artists

Illustrator & Comics Artist

Cat Huang


I am an illustrator, educator, and art director based in Providence, Rhode Island, and am currently working on NOSTALGIA, a middle grade graphic novel set in a magical antique shop.

I am a Assistant Professor in the Illustration Department at RISD – my alma mater where I earned a BFA in Illustration.

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Lauryn Welch


I live in Brooklyn, New York, and am currently an MFA student at Hunter College. I’ve taught studio art at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Peterborough Art Academy, and the RISD Pre-College Program.

For several years, I was the gallery manager and curator for the Sharon Arts Gallery in New Hampshire. 

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Painter & Performance Artist

Concept Artist & Illustrator

Online Portfolio

Jordan McCracken-Foster


I am a concept/visual development artist currently based in San Francisco.

I primarily work in the animation industry, and my most recent project was at DreamWorks TV Animation working as a Lead Character Designer on one of their upcoming projects.

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Mia Rozear


I am an illustrator and painter living in Providence. No matter the medium, I love to tell peculiar stories through my work.

My favorite art supply has to be watercolor or oil paint, though I am a big fan of digital media as well.

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Mia Rozear
Illustrator & Painter

Deepti Menon


I am an animator and actor living in NYC. Growing up, I always felt the most inspired when I was doing something creative — painting, sculpture, theater, etc!

This led me to pursue the visual arts in higher education.

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Dorian Epps


I am an Experiential and Product Designer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

My love for basketball and footwear have inspired me to design and establish a sportswear and streetwear brand — Blacktop Market — that aims to highlight the intersections of basketball and sport in everyday life and culture.

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Behind the scenes


Tom Lerra
Co-founder, Technology & Strategy Consultant

Thomas Lerra

Director of Integrated Production

Alex Hart

Web Admin

D. Martins

Discord Mods

Discord mod Blue Wolf PNG

Lori Pontarelli @BlueWolfSpirit

Crissie PNG Discord

Crissie Brown

Crissie PNG Discord


Trent PNG Discord

Trent L

Melissa Discord

Melissa Bekkema