Zina Mussmann has been teaching at MIAD since 2015. She believes that idea and process are interdependent, and enjoys helping First Year Students reach their potential as lifelong learners and creators. Zina stresses the importance and power of community and collaboration in all of her classes, encouraging students to form meaningful connections with one another.
Zina has exhibited her work regionally and nationally. She is interested in creating beautiful and logically impossible images by using process to distort natural realities that are usually terrifying, unsettling, or dangerous to the human condition. Also intrinsic to her practice are theoretical conversations that revolve around the tradition of painting—mainly those that center around ideas of “painting as illusion” and “painting as object.” Zina co-founded Greymatter gallery in Milwaukee, an artist-run space she established with her partner Rachel Quirk in 2011, and is a co-creator of the online project 365 Artists 365 Days.
View more of Zina’s work at zinamussmann.com