Susha Akimova is a pretty average girl living in a pretty crazy world. She loves art and is ready to create for as long as time lives on. A lover of all things artistic and emotional, she is ready to turn any thought or feeling into a piece of art and hopes to have you along on her creative journey. You can find her art here and her life here


Ashley Aleman is a Houston-based illustrative artist. Aleman addresses gender, mental health, and relationship issues through bright, tenacious, and eccentric illustrations. Severed heads and personified alligators communicate with the viewer and address head-on the most serious of subjects.  The artist also addresses popular culture and art historical imagery in her preposterous psychedelia. 


A toxically sarcastic Berliner, Alyona Baranova sees the world as one big gouache painting. Gazing at and drawing people in windows and on the subway is what captivates her the most. Alyona likes coincidences and being very busy. She would love to be a short-story film director or a scene designer (or maybe a cosmonaut, obviously).  You are welcome to see more of Alyona at @baurlione on Instagram!


Arwa Halai is a desi teen girl, a devoted art journalist, an avid DIY-er, a collage artist, and a collector of stickers and all things glittery based in Karachi, Pakistan. When it comes to making art, she is open to experimenting with new mediums; from embroidery and crochet, to paper and digital art, she's got it covered! Stay updated with Arwa's art by following her on Instagram.




Anna Lee is a university student living in Los Angeles, majoring in English despite strangers and friends alike telling her that it's a terrible idea. She loves her grandparents, books she’s read a million times, and Audrey Hepburn. She creates art in the same way she strings words: when she is arbitrarily inspired, angered, or bored. Anna dreams of working for the UN one day and owning a corgi, a dachshund, and a bulldog. 



Papa Mbye is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in fine art, illustration, design, and creative direction. He currently resides in North Minneapolis and is represented by New Rules.






Laura Oyuela is a  young Honduran artist. Laura loves creating art and also enjoys observing it. She adores music the same way she adores art, because every song makes you feel something. Laura daydreams about being able to create more art pieces and becoming better at what she loves to do the most. You can keep up with Laura on Instagram here.




Alice Rojas is a 15-year-old "artist" from New York. Besides drawing and collaging, she likes dumpling, ceramics, and playing the first three chords of ¨Smoke on the Water¨ on the guitar over and over and over again. Alice is never without her earbuds and loves indie and folk music, especially that of Jeffrey Lewis, The Moldy Peaches and Randy Newman. She is very excited to be a part of Lithium! 


Emma Sobiski is an LGBTQ+ teen from Chicago who enjoys The X Files, going to concerts, and drawing gals. She loves garage rock and religiously listens to The Orwells and Twin Peaks. She’s currently creating her own music and art zine. You can find her art on her Instagram.






Julia Tabor is a Filipina art and design student currently residing in Manila, Philippines. She primarily specializes in illustration, graphic design, and painting. Her interests include making art, photography, sketching people, listening to indie folk music, and keeping her plants alive and well. Julia aims to create content that would inspire the people around her to love the life they live and make art as well.





Keta Tugushi is 16-year-old girl from Tbilisi, Georgia. She loves astrology and working with crystals. Though she is not a "sports girl", she adores skiing and figure skating! Keta is going to change stereotypes in her country.





JanieWhateva is an artist from Southeast Houston. She is an outspoken intersectional feminist who brings light to social stigmas surrounding her identity as a trans woman. Janie uses her drawings and paintings to bring attention to her message of spreading positivity, escapism through art, diversity, inclusion, and radical self-love. You can keep up with her work here.



Paloma Williams is a teenage girl from the East Coast. She loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading. She is a creative who specializes in collages but also draws and paints. Her goal in life is to spread and radiate positivity and to meet as many different people as possible. She also aspires to own a farm. You can find Paloma on Instagram.