2022 Merit Scholarship Recipient: Mizz. Wormhole | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2022 Merit Scholarship Recipient: Mizz. Wormhole

June 07, 2022
Gif of Mizz Wormhole with lots of color overlays

Junior, Drawing and Painting
Class of 1978 Drawing and Painting Merit Scholarship $2,000
Online Portfolio
Park Rapids, Minnesota

Describe the work you submitted for merits.

I submitted all paintings that I have made really recently most of which were from my Issues in Abstraction class with Ed Charbonneau.

Abstract painting consisting of mostly red with some yellow and blue strokes


Why did you decide to come to MCAD?

I felt it was the best Art and Design school in Minnesota with exciting work from alumni. I have wanted to come to MCAD since I was in high school 10 years ago.

Abstract painting with purple, green, and yellow


What's next for your practice? Anything you're really excited to make?

I want to be funnier. I am beginning to work larger. I am also really excited by the possibilities that paint and pigment has and I want to continue to play with this medium.

Abstract painting diptych with black background and pops of color


Favorite thing about college life (so far)?

I love having my own studio space on campus. I love that I can go to campus to work in my studio whenever I want.

What inspires you?

Butterflies, pop music, my cat Bianca, fashion... I am also inspired by my own work and the accomplishments and failures I have had throughout my life. I let my little successes and mistakes fuel my next projects.

Abstract painting with black and pink strokes


Do you have a favorite piece you've made?

I think my favorite piece I have made is myself... I birthed myself as Mizz. Wormhole 6 years ago in a bar and since then I have been creating under the name Mizz. Wormhole for all my creative projects. Mizz. Wormhole is a project, she is a nice walk on the beach, she is able to become anything and gives me a platform and headspace to create other new artworks or performances. She is always a work in progress but when I work as Mizz. Wormhole I am able to further develop an understanding of who this character is.

What's your Instagram handle?


Colorful abstract painting of a butterfly


Anything you're obsessed with at the moment? 

I am obsessed with Crocs. I became obsessed with Crocs in fall of 2021 and it was bad timing because I couldn't wear them during the winter... But I still did. I am obsessed with comfort and napping. I am also obsessed with my cat Bianca Lynn Hole. She is literally my favorite person in the world. 

Abstract painting with a brown/red background and a blue and white shape