International art and media exhibition featuring work by PSOA artists on view at UWM 

Nine Peck School of the Arts students, recent alumni, and a faculty member are currently displaying their work in the Cross Connections 2024 International Exhibition and Competition of Visual Communication Design and Emerging Media Design. 

This juried exhibition is a global event that showcases top talent from higher education institutions worldwide, including the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The artworks represent a wide variety of visual art forms that transcend borders, cultures, and disciplines. 

Cross Connections features 188 juried works spanning 21 institutions, according to DVC Co-Area Head and Associate Professor Robert Grame. 

Grame spoke in greater detail about the artwork currently on display: “UWM works selected by the Cross Connection jurors show a strong range of approaches and touchpoints,” he said. “From experience-centered design to illustration to app design to typeface design to packaging design, there is a dynamic array of outstanding work on view from PSOA students and faculty.” 

The following students and alumni had works selected for the exhibition:  

  • Gisselle Dominquez (DVC Senior) 
  • Taylor Grossman (‘23 BFA, DVC) 
  • Andrew McConville (Art & Design MFA Candidate) 
  • Sogol Saghatchi (DVC Senior)  
  • Li Shuyang (BA Senior) 
  • Ashlyn Stang (‘23 BFA, DVC) 
  • Sophia Teubert (’23 BFA, DVC) 
  • Emma Wilson (DVC Senior) 
  • Liu Zhemin (BA Senior) 

Sogol Saghatchi received juror’s recognition with an Honorable Mention in Marketing Graphic Design. Gisselle Dominquez was recognized with an Honorable Mention for Design Foundation in Illustration. 

In addition to the nine students and alumni, Grame also has a piece in the exhibition. 

Experts meticulously evaluated artworks for the international exhibition, and selected works are touring higher education institutions around the world through fall of 2024. Participating institutions span North America, Europe, and Asia, including renowned universities such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in the United States, LUCA School of Arts in Belgium, and Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, among others. 

Cross Connections is on view through April 20 at UW-Milwaukee in the Theatre Building’s Arts Center Gallery. A reception takes place on the evening of April 12.  

For more information, visit the PSOA Events Calendar

Story by Jason McCullum ’25