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Digital Short Story 2022 | Mariah Plakas’ ‘Deeter’

A headshot of Mariah Plakas, Photo credit MJ O'Toole 2023
Mariah Plakas ('23)
Illustrator, Animator & Graphic Designer

The Digital Short Story ’22 exhibit includes 9 entertaining stories by the Class of ’23. Next up in our spotlight is Mariah Plakas’ ‘Deeter’.

The story: Do you or a loved one suffer from family tension, religious trauma, or are the inability to read tarot cards? Then you might be entitled to a free reading of “Deeter,” in which you help a thirteen year old girl figure out her spirituality! Call 435-733-3837 or HELP-DEETER for more information!

The storyteller: Mariah Plakas is an American illustrator, animator, and graphic designer who explores ideas of remembrance. Her digital drawings and gifs explore the nostalgic qualities behind consumerist objects and the memories associated with them. Plakas studied at Adelphi University, where she graduated with a BFA in Studio Art and double minored in Graphic Design and Art History. After receiving a grant from Adelphi’s Study Abroad Program, she studied Renaissance Art History in Florence, Italy. Plakas participated in Walt Whitman’s 200th Bicentennial Celebration and created a 50+ page sketchbook of illustrations dedicated to his poetry. Plakas’ artworks have been in nine different exhibitions. Her series, “Memorabilia,” was featured in the Digital Zine, “Artist Spotlight 01” by FOURALL Magazine. Upon graduation, she was given the Conger Goodyear Award for Studio Art. Plakas currently resides and works in Long Island, New York.

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