Artist Bio

Holly A. Ulm is the artist, designer and proprietor behind all of Isms creations. After 15 years of self-employment between 3 boutiques in high-traffic tourism areas in the Northwoods of Nisswa and Park Rapids, Minnesota, Holly moved to Minneapolis for a reset. Isms was founded as a byproduct of this sabbatical in 2011. Anchored in the belief that what makes us inherently human from an observational stand-point, is that we create beyond necessity through story, belief systems, and physical objects, Holly set-out to create a business from a lattice of nature and community forward choices. 

Holly has received over 50 awards for excellence in art, design and community service. Her favorite being the inaugural "Compass Award" for her volunteer work on over 30 committees that helped to "steer the community in the right direction".

Mother of 5 children over a 20 year age span, the family and work studios of Isms reside within the historic Franklin Art Center in Brainerd, MN.