Matthew Laznicka, Black Earth, WI Member Since July 2006 Artist Statement Matthew studied Illustration & graphic design at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After working as a in-house designer & Illustrator in Milwaukee and Minneapolis for about 13 years, Matthew decided to become a freelance illustrator full time. His work reflects his obsession with retro illustration from the past. He tries to weave a contemporary perspective with a 50’s b-movie poster flair. Matthew resides in Black Earth, Wisconsin with his wife, son 8, and daughter 6.