Weiqi (Vicky) Shao is a sophomore visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy from Beijing, China. Weiqi (Vicky) created the watercolor drawing that graces The Interlochen Review homepage and background.
Zhuoyi Chen is a second-year senior and visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She is originally from China, but currently resides in Germany. She was a 2015 National YoungArts Foundation Merit Winner in Visual Arts, and received 3 Gold Keys, 4 Honorable Mentions and 3 Silver Keys in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. After taking a gap year, she will be attending the Pratt Institute. She would like to pursue a career in 3-Dimensional design, exploring fields such as interior architecture or furniture design.
DaEun Cho is a first-year junior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy, her first formal artistic education. She is originally from Seoul, Korea, but attended Pacific Hills Christian School in Australia before coming to Interlochen. This school year she has won many eminent awards including the President's Choice Award, Juried Student Exhibition, and the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, as well as several other national awards. DaEun aspires to become a fashion designer and she also plans on experiencing various artistic education opportunities in the United States. She believes Interlochen will help her to achieve the goals she has set.
Angeling Cruz-Yen is a four-year senior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy who was born in Durango, Colorado. She has won multiple awards including both Gold Key and Silver Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and has been shown in the Interlochen 50th year Anniversary Exhibition. Angeling plans on continuing her artistic career in illustration, children's book creation, and illustrative concept art.
Madison Bucher is a first-year junior and visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She is originally from New York, but now lives in Indiana. She was awarded a Silver Key in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and her art was shown in the Interlochen Student Juried Exhibition.
Oonagh Davis is a first-year senior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy from Harrison, Ohio. She is the first Design Artist to be named a 2015 United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts, recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation and the Department of Education on behalf of the White House. In addition, she received a National Silver Medal Portfolio from the 2015 Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. Oonagh will be attending Cornell University to study Architecture, a field which she has been invested in from a young age. She is extremely thankful for the opportunity to attend Interlochen; a vibrant, hardworking community of passionate individuals. She has learned so much from this wonderful experience.
Rachel Elfezouaty is a second-year senior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She is from Kenya and currently resides in Tennessee. She has worked to address her combined interests in both psychology and the arts. She received a Merit Award in the 2014 YoungArts competition. Her photography piece was selected as an Honorable Mention for the 2015 Interlochen Visual Arts Juried Show. Next year she will be attending Sarah Lawrence College, and continuing her academic and artistic pursuits.
Eli Godchaux is a third-year junior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy from Madison, Wisconsin.
Silas Holbrook is a freshman visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy whose life has been one of constant movement, so they don’t consider anywhere home. Their family, however, currently resides in Vermont. Silas has always gravitated towards visual arts, but has interests in many other areas as well. Since coming to Interlochen, Silas has continued to develop their work and has plans to pursue a career in art.
Veronika Kostyuk is a first-year senior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She had pieces that got in the Interlochen Student Juried Show and received various recognition recommendations from YoungArts. Many of her pieces won regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and some of them got awards at the national level. Veronika will continue studying art at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She plans to explore new medias, create installations in different parts of the world and work with new people.
Eunsuh (Laura) Lee is a sophomore visual arts major from Seoul, Korea. She received an Outstanding Achievement Award in Drawing in the 2015 Annual Student Exhibition. She has a large interest in expression of the human mind, such as sorrow and pain, and enjoys reading novels and poems. Her favourite place to work is in her dorm room, where she likes to listen to Chromeo’s full album. She plans to study camera skills over the summer, attempting to capture pictures of the human face reflecting human minds. She is a self-proclaimed explorer to find what life is and would describe herself as dreamlike, a feminist, quiet, creative thinking, floating, and oblique.
Ingrid Matison is a senior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy from Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She has won several prominent awards, including Best in Show and the President’s Choice Award in the Interlochen Juried Show, various regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and a Merit Award from the National YoungArts Foundation. Her work has been shown in several exhibits at Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Macrostie Art Center, Kendall College, and the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards traveling show. Next year Ingrid will continue her studies at Vassar College.
Ruoyu Gong is a freshman visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy from Beijing, China. He started learning drawing and painting when he was a kid, and won some prizes in various arts competitions. Ruoyu is really interested in 2D artworks, especially oil paintings, and he is also looking forward to exploring more ways of showing arts other than 2D pieces.
Duairak Padungvicheaan is a junior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy from Bangkok, Thailand. She has won many awards including a Merit Award from YoungArts 2014-2015, and one Silver Key and two Honourable mentions from Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2014-2015.
Sendra Uebele is a sophomore visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She was born in Champaign, Illinois and has been involved with art in a multitude of medias for a long time now. She strives to develop her body of work and continue using different methods to get there.
Caleb Voisine-Addis is a senior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy who enjoys doing digital painting and illustration. He has won several awards, including receiving a Scholastic Art and Writing Awards regional Gold Key, having work in the Student Juried Show, and various others, such as an online illustration contest. Caleb plans to go to college for animation, after which he would like to join a studio to do short animations, and possibly pursue game design.
Ji Hee (Amy) Woo is from South Korea and a senior at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, where she transferred after becoming deeply interested in art her freshman year of high school. She is still trying to decide whether to pursue a career in illustration or animation, and hopes to someday work for Disney and Pixar. While working, she loves to listen to Yoo Hee Yeol's 7th album called Da Capo.
Haiyang Sun is a third-year junior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy who is originally from Beijing, China. He received two Gold Keys, one Honorable Mentions and two Silver Keys in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and the Juried Student Exhibition Outstanding Achievement Award in Open Media.
Aiting Yan is a junior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy from Beijing, China. She has won many prominent awards including Gold Keys in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2013 and 2015, and the Student Juried Exhibition in both 2013 and 2014. In the future, she wants to live in Europe, and her dream is to work on her art in France and Italy. Aiting prefers to listen to jazz or rap while working. The best words that can describe her are goofy, talented, cheerful, humorous, hard working, and kind. Aiting plans on continuing to develop her work by becoming a fashion designer.
Sam Thiele is a sophomore visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy from Springfield, Illinois. She has received awards ranging from a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards to 1st place in photography for the Juried Student Exhibition. In the future, Sam plans to pursue a career in photography.