Meet the Art Prof Family

Clara Lieu

She/her

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

cathuangart.com
@cathuangart

Cat Huang

She/her

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

She/They

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

laurynwelch.com
@laurynredwelch


Concept Artist & Illustrator

Online Portfolio
@jo.mc.fo

Jordan McCracken-Foster

He/him

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

She/her

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. I did my BFA in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Mia Rozear
Illustrator & Painter

arozear.com
@arozear


Filmmaker & Animator

deeptimenon.com
@menon.deepti

Deepti Menon

She/her

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, and I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Film/Animation/Video. 

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Behind the scenes

Staff

Tom Lerra
Co-founder, Technology & Strategy Consultant

Thomas Lerra
Linkedin

Director of Integrated Production

Alex Hart
@e_alex_hart

Web Admin

D. Martins
dmartinslerias.com

Discord Mods

  • Lori Pontarelli @BlueWolfSpirit
  • Hannah Bowers @Bowsers
  • Crissie Brown @CrissieB
  • Emily Wilkins @SentientCharcoal(Emily)
  • Brittany Spiszer @Brittany.Spiszer
  • Trent L @Trent
  • Brittany Spiszer @Brittany.Spiszer