Aisha Ullius

Aisha Ullius

About
Aisha Ullius is receiving her BA in Art Education and Art Therapy. Ullius demonstrates her understanding of media by teaching “try-it” ceramic, drawing, and metals courses at the Peninsula School of Arts in Door County, Wisconsin. Aside from teaching art, Ullius’s work was recently included in the University Museum, Carbondale, Illinois, for the Forge, Form, Fabricate Exhibition, along with a solo show Unexpected at the Wisconsin University, UW Oshkosh extension in Fond du lac. Ullius is currently completing her student teaching semester for art education at two elementary schools located in Fond du lac, Wisconsin.

Statement
Aisha Ullius’s work revolves around nostalgia, comfort, illusion, and play. Ranging from warped foods to textiles, Ullius manipulates materials into convincing visual experiences. She exploits the human desire for food, as her work lures the audience in before revealing a repulsive truth. In her exploration of consumption, Ullius questions how junk food may affect the body and how food makes the body feel a sense of comfort.

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Potential Choking Hazard - (Crunch Bar) 2018 - 6.5inL x 2.5inW x 2inT - copper, brass, resin, acrylic teeth.
Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering - (Sugar Candy) 2018 - 5.5inL x 2inW x 1.5inT - Metal, Mixed Media
Laceration Risk - (Chip Bag) 2018 - 9inL x 4.5inW x 3inD - copper, brass, resin, fake fingernails.
Caution: Contents May Be Hot! - (Coff-pee) 2019 - 6.5inH x 3inW - copper, brass, nickel silver, resin.
May Contain Gluten or Other Allergens - (Lash-Minute Bakery) 2019 - 5inL x 3.5inW x 1inD - copper, brass, resin, fake eyelashes.
DoNut Ingest - 2019 - 3.5inW x 4inT x 9inL - Metal, Mixed Media - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAqEVw4hv-U
Pizza Afghan - 2017 - 65inD Yarn . . . This work explores our love for food – and how we wrap our bodies in it and the comfort that food brings. Folds into a slice!
Spaghetti and Meatballs Scarf - 2014 - 66inL x 6inW Yarn . . . Whoops - did you just spill on your shirt?
This Product Contains Chemicals Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer. - (Salty Fries) 2019 - 3inH x 2inL x 1.5inW - copper, brass, resin, fake tongue.