The American Dream


This acrylic paint on a wooden surface represents my professional and personal accomplishments as a first-generation immigrant student, graduating High School with honors and moving on to pursue a college degree as an Honors student at Syracuse University. This specific piece depicts the celebration of my high school graduation ceremony, portraying the conclusion of my high school journey, and the start of my new journey as a college student at Syracuse University.

Ivonne Millan is a freshman majoring in Psychology and Social Work. She was born in Colombia and lived in New Jersey for more than 7 years. She is passionate about making art, writing, filmmaking and film appreciation. She wanted to submit her artwork because she wanted to share my story with others, providing a diverse perspective.