Rhea Ewing is a Wisconsin artist and an alumna of UWC-Baraboo/Sauk and UW-Madison. A transplant to the Midwest, Rhea calls Wisconsin “the first place that felt like home” and tries to capture that sense of place in their work. Rhea calls upon personal and political themes of living with a queer identity in the Midwest, finding connections to the natural world, and building safe spaces for all people. The value of art, by their reasoning, is the ability to create connections, question assumptions, and inspire others to do the same.
Rhea currently lives and works in Wisconsin, wandering the hills through frost, fall, and flowers in search of cool bugs and interesting rocks.