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ABOUT THE
ARTIST

WHO'S LISH?

General

       Hello! I'm Alicia ‘Lish’ Hoerman, aka Brokenlishbone, a Kansas City based artist & illustrator.

I earned my BFA from UCM majoring in studio art with an illustration emphasis. I primarily work digitally, but experiment with combining or translating pieces into traditional work. When I'm

not taking on independent projects for companies like C3: Creative Consumer Concepts or

Red Games Co., I design shirts for LCA at William Jewell College, or produce independent work.


       Outside of my work I love thrifting, roller skating, sculpting my own costumes for conventions, as well as exploring childhood interests for inspiration, like collectables, old

movies & shows, or vintage games


       My final semester of college I was honored to receive the Outstanding Undergraduate Award. Along with this, my work has been given awards from UCM's 52nd and 53rd and 54th annual citation shows.

The Art

I typically like to circle around morbid/death related topics, then add a coating of bright, candy-like colors to contrast the subject matter. While the majority of my art is digital, I love working traditionally as well when projects call for it. 

I am currently open for commissions, so feel free to reach out with any projects!

Below is a more in depth exerpt about my work:

       We’re all contortionists, fitting into the molds set before us for the sake of

our future. It’s easy to ignore who we are underneath a jester's makeup, to get lost

in wishing for the past or lose the present by aggressively pursuing the future.

Who are you really? What do you dream of? What do you fear?

       I think of my work as fragments of a whole trying to answer those questions.

Snippets of the subconscious pushing through to the world like a stray plant in

cracked concrete. These pieces are my dreams, my hopes, my fears.

These are my thoughts & defining memories.

       I’ve slowly rendered a world of dark comfort, macabre with a candy coating,

trying to make my discomforts more digestible, or even fun and playful.

       To you, the viewer, this is an invitation to explore these worlds, these characters,

these moments. This is a hope that you might find joy in them, or even relate to their

stories. Thank you for throwing your eyes across my work,

and for the kind words along the way.

                                                                                                             - Lish

Exhibitions/Awards

  • Stocksdale Gallery, Solo Exhibition ............................................................................ Oct - Dec 2022

  • KC Zine Con, Trunk-or-Treat .................................................................................................. Oct 2022

  • UCM Faculty Portrait Show .................................................................................................... Oct 2022

  • Paper Plains Zine Fest ........................................................................................................... Sept 2022

  • Kansas City Zine Con ............................................................................................................ June 2022

  • Published in Arcade Magazine ............................................................................................. April 2022

  • UCM Outstanding Undergraduate Award ........................................................................... May 2022

    • Recognized as an outstanding student by Art/Design faculty

  • UCM 54th Annual Citation Show .......................................................................................... May 2022

    • Award from Mid-Missouri Artists & 2 Awards from UCM Faculty Citation Committee.

  • UCM 53rd Annual Citation Show .......................................................................................... May 2021

    • Award from Mid-Missouri Artists and UCM Faculty Citation Committee.

  • UCM 52nd Annual Citation Show .......................................................................................... May 2020

    • Award from the UCM Faculty Citation Committee.

  • Department of Art and Design Scholarship ...................................................... Aug 2019 - May 2020

  • SCC Board Room Awards (4 Total) ........................................................................................ May 2019

    • Pieces displayed in the SCC boardroom for 7 months.

  • SCC Student Exhibition .......................................................................................................... May 2019

    • First place within the Illustration/Color Theory category & Printmaking category.

    • Second place within the Drawing III/Advanced Drawing category.