Adam Wertel is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, studying in the fields of Design and Digital Studio Practices. Utilizing traditional, digital, and new media techniques, Wertel focuses his art practice on interactive and participatory art. By creating objects and digitally augmented environments, Wertel encourages his audience to experience our usual, familiar surroundings in a new, unusual, and informative way.
Wertel’s current art practice is influenced by his professional background as a digital artist. With over 10 years of experience in digital art and graphic design, Wertel has a portfolio of work that encompasses logo design, branding, 3D modelling, 3D rendering, video editing, animation, and coding for art. He has also worked with clients on projects that include product realization, design for industrial processes, food styling, and photography.
In addition to his art practice, Wertel is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Design and Visual Communication Program at UWM, a Project Assistant, and a creative entrepreneur.
In 2017, Wertel has been awarded the Frederick R. Layton Graduate Fellowship and the Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award.