J Celeste Contreras Skierski HEADSHOT

J. Celeste Contreras Skierski

  • Lecturer, Art & Design


MFA, Print & Book Arts, UW-Milwaukee


J. Celeste Contreras Skierski is a Xicana - Indigenous artist who works in mixed mediums to share stories of ceremony, palimpsests and memory with reflections of identity. Her work includes illustrations, print, book arts, fiber arts and animation.  A recent graduate and new professor of UW-Milwaukees Peck School of the Arts, earned a Master of Fine Art (MFA), 2022, focused in Print and Narrative Form and holds a BFA from Alverno College, 2018. Contreras was the 2019 Gathering Art, Stories and Place Artist-in-Resident with the Milwaukee Public Library where she published a 200 edition box set of artists’ books, Artist in the Library.  Contreras is a resident artist at The House of Rad, a creative collective of artists and she is managing Studio Tlacuilo + Library which is an artists book library established in 2022.


Recent Work

Jessicanne Celeste Skierski slideshow