Julia Scheckel is a printmaker and illustrator based in Milwaukee, WI. Scheckel started drawing very young and was fortunate enough to take some extra art classes outside of school as a kid. She also went to an arts charter school which solidified her interest in becoming a professional artist. In college, she fell in love with printmaking due to its blend of illustration, process, and her passion for working in the photographic darkroom. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Print and Narrative Forms from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2020. Although she struggles with multiple invisible disabilities, Scheckel does not let that impede her from following her dreams of working as an artist, rather it is a part of her identity that she works with. Scheckel is an artist in residence with ARTservency, for which she will explore and create a body of work about Milwaukee’s Lake Park. She also works as a board member for Anchor Press, Paper & Print. This non-profit is dedicated to running a community printmaking studio in Milwaukee, WI. Her first Solo exhibition was held this past summer at the Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse, WI. It showed woodcuts and screenprints from the last two years that explored how she connects friendships to a walk in the woods.