Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.
Entirely self-taught, Jason REVOK is known for pushing creative boundaries that began in the street. Although his story begins with graffiti, the artist has spent the last decade focussing on his studio practice and the evolution of process and concept. Refusing to be limited by his early recognition, REVOK allows only certain elements from graffiti culture to transition to his contemporary work – modest materials and industrial tools, ingenuity, his name – but his proclivity towards minimalism and post-painterly abstraction has become the driving force behind his practice. Examining the question of authorship from start to finish, REVOK has developed systematic yet imperfect tools to carry out his vision and has created a number of unmistakable bodies of work. His bold, balanced, geometry is heightened by the personal and imperfect sleight of the human hand. Born in Riverside, CA in 1977 Lives and works in Detroit, MI
Christine Tien Wang is an artist born in Washington D.C based out of California. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her MFA in painting from UCLA. Christine completed residencies at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, VCUQatar, Chashama North, and Skowhegan. Her recent solo exhibition Coronavirus Memes was on view at Galerie Nagel Draxler in Cologne. Selected group exhibition venues include Frans Hals Museum, Rachel Uffner, Magenta Plains, and The Prince Street Gallery. Christine is in the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Groeninghe Art Collection in Belgium. She is represented by Ever Gold [Projects] in San Francisco, Night Gallery in Los Angeles and Galerie Nagel Draxler in Cologne and Berlin. She is currently Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at California College of Art and lives and works in San Francisco.
Dennis Osadebe (born in 1991) is a Nigerian mixed-media artist wh o obtained a BSc in Business and Management from the Queen Mary University of London and a MSc from the University of Warwick, majoring in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Dennis' art has been featured in numerous contemporary art exhibitions since relocating back to Lagos in 2013, and has coined a new cultural movement he calls ‘neo-africa', which aims to deconstruct the notion of “African art” and escape the expectations often projected onto contemporary artists emanating from the African continent. He has shown his work worldwide from Paris to South Africa to Korea and beyond. He has an upcoming show at GR gallery in New York City called “When Power Plays.”
James Ulmer is an artist from outdside Philidelphia who lives and works in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from the Univeristy of the Arts in Philly in 2005. He has shown in New York, LA, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm and many other places at venues like the Hole Gallery, Eeric Firestone, Marvin Gardens, The Pit, Carl Kostyal, and Salon 94. He has upcoming solo shows at the Hole and at Marvin Gardens, a book of his work coming out on Hassla Books and an upcoming residency at the Watermill Center. His work has been covered in the NY Times, Elephant, Booooooom, Juxtapoz and more.
Matt Hansel (b. 1977, West Virginia) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He earned an MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. Hansel has had solo shows nationally and abroad at galleries including The Hole, New York (2019), Brand New Gallery, Milan (2018), PM/AM Gallery, London (2017), Wasserman Projects, Detroit (2015), and Yuka Contemporary, Tokyo (2010). Hansel received a grant from New York Foundation for the Arts in 2011 and has been included in the White Columns Artist Registry since 2017. Hansel's work has been written about in publications including The New York Times, Blouin Artinfo, Vice, Time Out New York, and The Brooklyn Rail.
Max Pope, the young soulful singer born in Crystal Palace and raised in Brighton, creates music that stops you in your tracks. His songs, filled with colourful characters from his life and imagination, have always captured his unique perspective on the world and demonstrate a gift for storytelling that goes far beyond his years. Max studied at the BRIT school and has also spent time working as a gardener, work he cherishes for helping him feel connected to the world. Max's distinctive sound is steeped in influences old and new, from the soul records his mother loved and the grittier punk and blues music his dad would play him as a child, to the recent psychedelic sounds of Nick Hakim and Unknown Mortal Orchestra ,as well as being infused with the south London jazz scene that surrounds him.
Lui Shtini (b. 1978 Kavaje, Albania) lives in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the Academy of Arts in Tirana, Albania from 1997 to 2000. He immigrated to the United States in the early 2000s and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. Shtini has held solo exhibitions at Lambdalambdalambda, Prishtina, Kosovo (2018); Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL (2017, 2014); Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2016, 2013); Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA (2015); and van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY (2013, 2009). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA; James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY; Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden; Galerie Sultana, Paris, France; Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA; t293, Rome, Italy; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY; Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA; Bureau, New York, NY; Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY; Creon Gallery, New York, NY; Peter Fengesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY; and Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY. He was granted a NYFA painting fellowship in 2010 and was the 2014 artist resident at the Sharpe-Walentas studio program in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY.
KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON (b. 1985, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. She graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2007. Solo exhibitions include: ‘Heatwave', BEERS London (2020); ‘Intervals', BEERS London (2018); ‘Fixed State', Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto (2018); ‘Sprang', Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto (2016); and ‘Blue Note', Huntclub Gallery, Toronto (2015). Group exhibitions include: ‘Organized Chaos', Magma Gallery, Bologna, Italy (2019); ‘Pour', Joshua Liner Gallery, New York (2019); ‘Your Favourite Artist's Favourite Artist II', Joshua Liner Gallery, New York (2019); ‘Dualities: A Bridge Between Two Worlds', Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto (2017); ‘SMASH', Gardiner Museum, Toronto (2016); and ‘The One That Got Away', Artscape Youngplace, Toronto (2015). Residencies include: Pada Studios, Lisbon (2019). Katheryn's work has been featured in publications such as Elle Magazine, District-W Magazine, and The Coveteur.
Japeth Mennes is an artist and musician who lives in New York City. From 2012-2018 he was a member of the experimental rock group Dead Painters. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Upcoming visual art shows include a solo exhibition at Ampersand Gallery in Portland, OR (opening August 7th), and a three person show at Stockton University Art Gallery in 2022. Golden Paints and Fulcrum Coffee help make it happen
Amie Cunat (b. 1986, McHenry, IL) is a Japanese American artist, who received her MFA from Cornell University, Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BA in Visual Arts and Art History from Fordham University. She has exhibited at Peep Projects (PA), Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, Victori + Mo, Knockdown Center, Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill, ArtYard (NJ), DC Moore Gallery, and Crush Curatorial among others. She is the recipient of a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work and a 2019 Regional Economic Development Council Grant by NYSCA in collaboration with Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. Her work has been reviewed and featured by The New York Times, ARTnews, Artsy, Artnet News, Title Magazine, Vogue Italia, ArtMaze Mag, and Two Coats of Paint. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Gao Hang (高航) is a Houston based Chinese artist. He recieved his Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting/Drawing from the University of Houston, and a Bachelors of Art degree in Oil Painting from the Capital Normal University, and is a 2020 Houston Artadia fellow. His artworks have been shown in major galleries and Netherlands, Spain, Korea, Germany, and England. He's currently showing at the Hole Gallery at East Hampton, NY and at the Pulpo Gallery, Germany. His two upcoming solos will take place in Houston, US and London, UK later this year.
Sun You is a Seoul born, New York based artist. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. Recent exhibitions include Geary, NY, The Pit, CA, Step Sister, NY, Queens Museum, NY, The Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Scotty Enterprise, Berlin, Virginia Commonwealth University , VA, and The Suburban, IL. Sun was an artist in residence at Hunter College, Ace Hotel, Marble House Project, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Triangle Arts Association, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral and the Sharpe and Walentas Studio Program. She was also selected as Artists to Watch in 2016 by WIDEWALLS and 18 Artists to Watch, by Modern Painters, 2015 and a recipient of AHL Grant, Korean Art Foundation, 2018. Sun is currently teaching as a visiting professor at the University of Oregon. Sun's artist book, ‘please enjoy!' with Small Editions, was acquired by the Whitney Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University and the NY Public Library. Sun heads President Clinton Projects, a curatorial project and co-runs a non-profit gallery, Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York. She is also a co-founder and core-member of An/other New York, a collective of Asian and Asian American visual artists, writers and curators.
Emi Winter was born and grew up in Oaxaca, Mexico. She holds a BA in visual arts from Oberlin College and a MFA in painting from Bard College. Her work includes painting, printmaking and textiles which she makes in collaboration with master artisans in Mexico and the United States. She was an artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and Ateliers Hoeherweg in Dusseldorf. In 2011 she was awarded the acquisition prize for the XV edition of the Rufino Tamayo painting biennial in Mexico. Her work has been shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; LACMA; High Museum, Atlanta; Parker Gallery, Los Angeles; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen; Ulterior Gallery, New York; Maine College of Art, Portland; The Suburban, Milwaukee and is included in the collections of the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico; Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio and the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She currently lives in New Jersey and teaches bilingual art classes to Latino immigrants for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Her exhibition “Afternoon Formations” is on view at Minus Space in Brooklyn through the end of July. Sound & Vision is sponsored by Fulcrum Coffee and Golden Artist Colors.
In his wall works, maquettes, and freestanding objects, Robert Moreland's constructions represent an arresting intersection between painting and sculpture. With hand-stretched canvases along angled wooden beams, held together cleanly by hinges, tacks, and leather straps, Moreland's works are as much an investigation of material as they are a declaration of objective unity on a minimalist picture plane. Jutting into the gallery space, and often warped or creased along parallel lines like folding partitions or the pages of a book, Moreland's large works minutely alter the space they are in, provoking a relationship of direct proximity with their viewers.
Emma Cousin was born in Yorkshire in the UK, in 1986 and is currently based in London. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Introductions', White Cube (2021); Goldsmiths CCA, London (2020); Milton Keynes Art Centre, UK (2019); Lewisham Arthouse, London (2018); Edel Assanti, UK (2018); and Dolph Projects, London (2017). Recent group exhibitions include ‘She came to stay' Andrea Festa Fine Art, Italy; ‘Female Objectivity', Palazzo Te Matova, Italy; ‘Soft Bodies', Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, (2020); ‘Ridiculous' Elephant West, London (2020); Jerwood Arts exhibition ‘Survey' at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, and G39, Cardiff, UK (2019); and ‘Ultra', J Hammond Projects, London (2019). Her work is in the Zuzeum Museum Riga, The Samandi Art Foundation, Bangladesh, Aishti Foundation, Lebanon and Azman Museum, Malaysia. In Sept 2021 Emma will have a solo show with Niru Ratnam Gallery London across three spaces showing new drawings, paintings and video. Emma graduated from Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford in 2007. She started her own project space, Bread and Jam in 2015-17, which she ran for 2 years in her home in Brockley. She was a participant at Skowhegan in 2018. She recently co-curated Un-stilled Life, an exhibition focusing on animations, across three galleries, Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam, Tintype Gallery London and the online platform Blinkvideo. In 2020 she established the podcast ‘Chats with artists in lockdown' which is now on its second series.
Carolyn Salas was born in Hollywood, CA. She earned a BFA in sculpture from the College of Santa Fe and an MFA from Hunter College. She has attended residencies at the Abrons Art Center A.I.R. Space Program and The NARS Foundation, New York, NY; Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY; the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; and the Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM. She has also been a Chashama Studio Space recipient, and an Elizabeth Foundation Studio Program/Space awardee. Selected exhibitions include the Berkshire Museum, Berkshire MA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, CA; Casey Kaplan, Koenig & Clinton, Brookfield Arts, SPRING/BREAK Art Show and Kate Werble Gallery, New York, Mrs., Maspeth, NY; Terrault Contemporary and Towson University, Baltimore, MD; Páramo Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico; and NADA Special Projects, Miami, FL. Most recently, Salas was awarded Artist-in-Residence at Stoneleaf Retreat, NY, for summer 2021. She is the recipient of the 2021 Queens Council on the Arts/ individual grant and is in an upcoming August Group show with Rachel Uffner and Mrs. Gallery at Foreland upstate in conjunction with NADA.
Carl D'Alvia received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 and splits his time between Connecticut and New York City. He works in a sculptural idiom that is decidedly hyper-visual, artisanal and history laden. He has developed proprietary sculptural processes that co-opt existing means of traditional and industrial production. Drawing on sources that include megalithic monuments, toy design and the Baroque, the work encapsulates seemingly antithetical motifs such as minimal/ornate, industrial/handmade, comic/tragic, progress/destruction and attraction/repulsion. He has had recent solo shows at Hesse Flatow, Nathalie Karg Gallery and Regina Rex in New York and Galerie Papillon in Paris as well as previous solo shows at Mulherin + Pollard ( 2013) and Derek Eller Gallery, New York (2008 & 2006) . His work has appeared in group exhibitions at numerous venues including: Helena Anrather, Regina Rex, Mother Gallery, The deCordova Sculpture Park an Museum, Art OMI, The Journal Gallery (2016), Feature Inc. (2004), and White columns(2000). His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Flash Art, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Boston Globe, Time Out and the Village Voice. He was awarded the Rome Prize for Visual Arts for 2012-2013 from the American Academy in Rome.
Miranda Fengyuan Zhang was born in Shanghai, China in 1993. She earned her BFA in studio art from NYU in 2016. Scattered Lines marks her first exhibition with Candice Madey, Chambers Fine Art, and in New York City. Other solo exhibitions include Capsule Gallery, Shanghai; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton; Half Gallery, Shanghai. She has been the recipient of the La Maison de l'Art Contemporain residency in Asilah, Morocco and will be an upcoming resident at the Arquetopia Foundation in Oaxaca, Mexico
Tilde Grynnerup, 1973. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Educated in textile design and specialized in embroidery. She is a multidisciplinary artist working across different medias such as textile, wood, installation, conceptual, photography, film. The artist choose whichever media expresses her vision the best, and work without limitations. She like to explore. As Meret Oppenheim said “Nobody will give you freedom. You have to take it”. Having spent a decade writing songs, and another decade working with fashion, Tilde Grynnerup create works of art, combining words and textile. And having grown up with the inherited craftsmanship skills from her carpenter father, woodwork is like family. She work with him in our joint wood workshop by a small forest, where my father lives retired. When working with wood, the artist alternately work between her wood workshop in the countryside and her studio in the city of Copenhagen. The interaction between the countryside nature and the city, is her perfect balance. Just like the interaction between working with soft materials like textile and hard materials like brass and wood. Feminism is to Tilde Grynnerup about equality and the freedom of being, and that subject is a constant in her work. Driven by social indignation and a general curiosity about people and life, her artwork usually aim to communicate a thought or a feeling. Something true and profound. She wonder a lot. Creating art gives her relief. Especially when using humor. Hopefully it provides a little relief to others too. We are, after all, not alone.
Heather Gwen Martin is an artist born in Saskatchewan, Canada who studied at the University of California, San Diego and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Heather shows with L.A. Louver gallery in Los Angeles and Miles McEnery Gallery in New York. She has been included in museum exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA; the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; and the Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA. Her largest work to date, a 48 foot high painting “Landing” is currently on view as part of the public art project Murals of La Jolla in La Jolla, CA. Martin lives and works in Los Angeles. A solo exhibition of her work entitled “Nerve Lines and Fever Dreams” is up now at L.A. Louver and runs through July 2nd.
Kate McQuillen is a Brooklyn-based painter. She is represented by Massey Klein Gallery in New York. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Massey Klein Gallery and Deanna Evans Projects, (New York, NY), and group shows at Coherent Gallery (Brussels, Belgium) and Left Field Gallery (Los Osos, CA). McQuillen was a founding member of Super Dutchess, an artist-run project space on the Lower East Side, where she curated shows including Samantha Bittman, Rhys Coren, Krista Franklin, and Robin Kang, among others. As a writer, she has published pieces on Alex Dodge,Elizabeth Atterbury,Chuck Webster and others. In addition to working for a number of years as a production printer in a Chicago gig-poster shop, she has worked as an assistant printer on fine art prints for Charline von Heyl and Swoon. Writings about her work have been included in Art in Print, Hyperallergic, Printeresting, and The Chicago Reader. She has attended residencies in the U.S. and abroad, including Mass MoCA, Ox-Bow, and the Frans Masereel Centrum. She holds degrees from Massachusetts College of Art (BFA), and York University (MFA).
Jake Longstreth is a painter living in Los Angeles, California. Born in 1977, Longstreth graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR in 1999 and received an MFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2005. He is currently in group exhibitions at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles and Almine Rech, NY. He just completed a solo presentation at the 2nd annual Marfa Invitational Art Fair in Marfa, TX with Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, where Longstreth is represented. In 2018, he published a photography monograph, Tulare : Scenes from California’s Central Valley, with The Iceplant, Los Angeles. In 2017, Flagler College in St Augustine, Florida, staged Pastures and Parking Lots, a retrospective of Longstreth’s work from 2005-2016. Longstreth is also a musician, playing in a popular Southern California-based Grateful Dead cover band, Richard Pictures as well as a recording project, Mountain Brews.
Shona McAndrew (b. 1990) was born in Paris and lives and works in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (2016) and a BA in Psychology and Painting from Brandeis University (2012). She has had solo exhibitions at the Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA (forthcoming 2020); Pilot Projects, Philadelphia, PA and Extra Credit, Providence RI. She has also exhibited in group shows at Latchkey Gallery New York, NY; Abigail Ogilvy, Boston, MA; 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL; Every Woman Biennial, La MaMa Galleria, New York, NY; Juxprojects, Jersey City, NJ; Gallerie Manque, Brooklyn, NY; Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; Gallery Gomez, Los Angeles, CA; Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY; NSFW: Female Gaze, Museum of Sex, New York, NY; Little Berlin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Field Projects, New York, NY; Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY; Granoff Center of the Art, Brown University, RI; 808 Gallery, Boston, MA; Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
Matt Bollinger received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited in solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and London. Recent museum exhibitions have been at the South Bend Museum of Art (2020), the Schneider Museum (2018) and Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole (2016). Residencies include the Seven Below Arts Initiative in Burlington, VT, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in Brooklyn, NY. In 2016 he received a NYFA grant in Painting. He is represented by Zürcher Gallery and Mother’s Tankstation and lives and works in New York State. Sound & Vision is sponsored by Fulcrum Coffee and Golden Artist Colors.
Kimia Ferdowsi Kline earned an M.F.A. at the San Francisco Art Institute and holds a B.F.A. in painting from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was named a Danforth Scholar. She has mounted solo exhibitions at Turn Gallery (New York), Marrow Gallery (San Francisco), The Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery at Wayne State University (Detroit) and 68 Projects (Berlin). Select group shows include Ceysson & Bénétière, The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, CANADA Gallery, PACE University, and The Drawing Center. In 2015 she was awarded a grant and residency through the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2018 she was honored to be nominated for a Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant. Most recently, she is thrilled to be working on a monograph with Radius Books, set to release in 2022. Guest lectures and teaching include Yale University, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, SUNY Purchase, Lipscomb University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, Brooklyn College, Wayne State University, and Chautauqua Institute. As a freelance curator, she consults for various private collectors and corporations. Select press includes, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Cultured Magazine, New American Paintings, Architectural Digest, The Harvard Advocate, Departures Magazine, & Travel + Leisure. She splits her time between Nashville and New York. Since Covid she has spent most of her time in her hometown of Nashville. I caught up with Kimia for a chat about parenthood, jewelrymaking, bluegrass, music city, materiality and much more. S&V is sponsored by Fulcrum Coffee Roasters. Fulcrum Coffee Roasters is a place of discovery, surprise, and delight, inspired by the Pacific Northwest’s beauty, people, and stories. They are a Seattle-based, full-service wholesale coffee roaster and retailer with over 25 years of experience. Their deeply personal relationships, collaborations, and services provided, transform how customers experience and enjoy coffee. Fulcrum’s three unique brands are unified in simple, earnest, and grounding principals.
Janet Werner is a painter born in Winnipeg, Manitoba who lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. She received her MFA from Yale University in 1987. She’s had many solo shows including ones at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Parisian Laundry (Montreal), Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles, CA), Galerie Julia Garnatz (Cologne), Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts (Montreal), Whatiftheworld Gallery (Cape Town) and Plug Institute of Contemporary Art (Winnipeg). Group exhibitions include shows at MASS MoCA (North Adams), Musée d’art contemporain (Montreal), Kenderdine Art Gallery (Saskatoon). A solo survey exhibition entitled “Another Perfect Day” organized by the Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, toured to five locations in Canada from 2013-2015. Janet’s work is in the collections of the Musée du Québec, Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal, The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Winnipeg Art Gallery and numerous private and corporate collections. She has current work at 12.26 gallery in Dallas and a solo show at Bradley Ertaskiran Gallery in Montreal.
Karla García is an artist born in 1977 in Juarez, Mexico and is a Professor of Art and ceramics assistant at the Dallas College - Mountain View Campus. She completed an MFA degree in Ceramics and a Museum Education Certificate from the University of North Texas in May of 2019. The same year, she was awarded the Top Prize at the Sixth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Exhibition. Karla was selected as a visiting artist at the Dallas Museum of Art where she created a four-month interactive installation titled Carrito de Memorias which was selected to be exhibited at a Latin American Fine Art Competition in New York. Karla attended an international artist residency in St. Raphael, France where she began the exploration of her work Home and Land Project which was exhibited at Nasher Sculpture Center for the Nasher Windows series in August of 2020. This episode is sponsored by The NYC Crit Club , Golden Artist Colors and the New York Studio School.
Angela Dufresne is a painter originally from Connecticut, raised in Kansas and now based in Brooklyn. Her work articulates non-paranoid, porous ways of being in a world fraught by fear, power and possession. Through painting, drawing and performative works, she wields heterotopic narratives that are both non hierarchical and perverse. She had solo exhibits at the Kemper Museum in Kansas City “Making Scene ‘ in the fall of 2018 and has a solo at the Dorsky Musuem at SUNY New Paltz “Just my Type” in 2019. She’s exhibited at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, The National Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, The Cleveland Institute of Art, The Aldridge Museum in Connecticut, Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, the Rose Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Minneapolis School of Art and Design. She is currently Associate Professor of painting at RISD. Awards and honors include National Academy of Arts and Design induction 2018, a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, residency at Yaddo, a Purchase Award at The National Academy of Arts and Letters, two fellowships at The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, The Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and a Jerome Foundation Fellowship.
Ryan McGinness is an American artist, living and working in New York, New York. He grew up in the surf and skate culture of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and then studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. During college, he interned at the Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant. Known for his extensive vocabulary of original graphic drawings that use the visual language of public signage, corporate logos, and contemporary symbology, Ryan is credited with elevating the status of the icon to fine art through the creation of his paintings, sculptures, installations, and books. Concerned with the perceived value of forms, he assumes the power of this visual language in order to share personal expressions. The New York Times noted, “In the past decade, Ryan has become an art star, thanks to his Warholian mix of pop iconography and silk-screening.” Vogue declared, “Ryan McGinness is a leading pioneer of the new semiotics.” His work is in the permanent public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Cincinnati Art Museum, MUSAC in Spain, and the Taguchi Art Collection in Japan. ryanmcginness.com Instagram: @McGinnessWorks Sound & Vision is sponsored by Golden Paint and The NYSS. Sound and Vision is supported by the New York Studio School, where drawing, painting and sculpture are studied in depth, debated energetically, and created with passion. The School’s full-time programs: a two-year MFA and a three-year Certificate prioritize experimental learning and perception. Beginning in Fall 2021, the Studio School welcomes artists from around the world to join its inaugural Virtual Certificate Program. Combining the studio-centric emphasis of the School’s teaching methods with an individual, real-time approach to online learning, this full-time program is designed for serious artists, and dedicated aspiring artists, who seek to cultivate the studio skills and methods that will prepare them for a lifetime of art-making. The priority application deadline is April 30th, 2021 - apply online today at nyss.org
Ndidi Emefiele is a mixed media artist b orn in 1987. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Painting from Delta State University, Abraka. An award-winning artist, she won the COJA Art Award in 2003. She recieved her Masters in Fine Art at the prestigious Slade School of Art, University College, London, her work takes a critical look at how society constructs identity and how it defines and confines the roles of gender. Ndidi’s work has been featured in international media outlets like Al Jazeera, and published in various magazines and online platforms including Visionary Artistry Magazine and IAM (Intense Art) Magazine. Emefiele is well exhibited nationally in Nigeria. Internationally, her work can be found in major and important collections. This episode is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors and The New York Studio School.
Bo Bartlett is a painter based out of Columbus, Georgia. He studied with Ben Long in Florence, and received his degree in Fine Art form the Pennsytlvania Academy of Fine Arts. He has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; The University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, MS; “Love and Other Sacraments,” Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME; “Paintings of Home,” Ilges Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA; “A Survey of Paintings,” W.C. Bradley Co. Museum, Columbus, GA; “Paintings of Home,” PPOW Gallery, New York, NY; and “Bo Bartlett,” Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA. Recent group exhibitions include “Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World,” Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA; “Brine,” SOMA NewArt Gallery, Cape May, NJ; “The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South,” Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; “American Masters,” Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE; “The Philadelphia Story,” Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; “The Outwin Boochever 2013 Portrait Competition Exhibition,” Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; “Best of the Northwest: Selected Paintings from the Permanent Collection,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; “Perception of Self,” Forum Gallery, New York, NY; “Real: Realism in Diverse Media, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA; “Thriving in Seattle: A Retrospective,” GAGE Academy of Art, Seattle WA; “private (dis)play,” New York Academy of Art, New York, NY; “Figure as Narrative,” Columbus State University, Columbus, GA; “Solemn & Sublime: Contemporary American Figure Painting,” Akus Gallery, Eastern CT State University, Willimantic, CT; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, “private(dis)play,” Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO; and “Five Artists of Accomplishment from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. His work may be found in the permanent collections of the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; La Salle University Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA; Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA; McCornick Place Metropolis Pier and Exposition Authority, South Hall, Chicago, IL; United States Mint, Philadelphia, PA; Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA; Office of the Governor, Harrisburg, PA; Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, PA; Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA; Hunter Museum of American Art; Chattanooga, TN; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO; and Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Bartlett is the recipient of the PEW Fellowship in the Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Award; Museum Merit Award, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA; William Emlen Cresson Traveling Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Charles Toppan Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; and Packard Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. This episode is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors and the New York Studio School. You can follow the podcast @soundandvisionpodcast on IG and Brian at @alfredstudio
Jason Seife is an artist living and working in Miami, Florida. The inspiration for Seife’s work is based around the notion that we can reinvent the past using modern day materials and compositions, allowing the excellence of an old craft to be admired by a younger generation. Seife was inspired by both his own Middle Eastern heritage and the complex artistic practice of Persian rug weaving. The original designs are laden with hidden meaning and language; the weavers were able to link each rug's particular pattern, palette, and style with a specific and identifiable geographic area or community.Seife’s influences span the realms of art, architecture, performance and music. Seife grew up in Miami to immigrant parents who were supportive of his creative ambitions. After playing in bands throughout his adolescence Seife, a talented graphic designer, began creating album artwork for hip hop artists. He designed Big Sean’s lion logo, painted backdrops in Nicki Minaj’s music videos and created artwork for both Pharrell Williams and Mac Miller. Seife was not content solely actioning the creative vision of others, and so began to create his own work. With financial backing from his career in graphic design, Seife made the transition into creating contemporary artwork full-time in 2015. He has had successful solo shows both domestically and internationally and was recently featured in a special project with The Bronx and Brooklyn Museum and has an upcoming solo exhibition at Carlo Bilotti Museum in Rome, Italy.
Erika Ranee received her MFA/painting from UC/Berkeley. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Painting, an AIM Fellowship from the Bronx Museum and was granted residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She was an AIRspace resident at Abrons Arts Center/2009 and was awarded a studio grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation/2011. Her work has been exhibited widely in New York: at the Bronx Museum; in The Last Brucennial, BravinLee Programs, David & Schweitzer Contemporary and at the Southampton Arts Center. In the summer of 2018 her work was featured in concurrent groups shows at Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA; at Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC, at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NYC and at Freight+Volume, NYC—as well as two concurrent solo exhibitions at Ground Floor Gallery, NY and BRIC/Project Room, NY. In early 2019 her work was featured in a solo show at Lesley Heller Gallery. Later in 2019 her work was on view in a group exhibition at Wild Palms in Dusseldorf, Germany, and in a solo show at Freight+Volume. Currently, her work can be viewed in a group exhibition at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NYC. There are two solo ventures and several group shows planned for New York and Connecticut in 2021. She works in New York.
Alice Aycock has lived in New York City since 1968. She received a B.A. from Douglass College and an M.A. from Hunter College. She was represented by the John Weber Gallery in New York City from 1976 through 2001 and has exhibited in major museums and galleries nationally as well as in Europe and Japan. Currently she is represented by Marlborough Gallery, New York and Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin. She had her first solo exhibition of new sculptures with Marlborough in the fall of 2017. Her works can be found in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the LA County Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Sheldon, Storm King Art Center, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, and the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Germany. She exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Documenta VI and VIII and the Whitney Biennial. She has had three major retrospectives. The first was in Stuttgart in 1983 ,the second retrospective entitled “Complex Visions” was organized by the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY. In 2013, a retrospective of her drawings and small sculptures was exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York coinciding with the Grey Art Gallery in New York City.From March 8th through July 20th 2014, a series of seven sculptures were installed on the Park Avenue Malls in New York City, entitled Park Avenue Paper Chase, in collaboration with Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin. Alice’s public sculptures can be found in many major cities in the U.S. Some of her public commissions include a roof top sculpture for the 107th Police Precinct House in Queens, NY, associated architects Perkins, Eastman (1992); and East River Roundabout (1995/2014) for the East River Park Pavilion at 60th Street in New York City. Star Sifter, a large architectural sculpture for the rotunda of the Terminal One at JFK International Airport was completed in 1998 and resited above the entrance to the security zone in 2013. Other public installations include a suspended work for the Philadelphia International Airport (2001).She has received numerous awards including four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Aycock was a member of the New York City Design Commission from 2003 to 2012 and she has also been appointed to the GSA’s National Register of Peer Professionals. She received the Americans for the Arts Public Art Award in 2008 for Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks in Nashville, Tennessee. She was inducted into the National Academy, New York City, in 2013. Aycock has taught at numerous colleges and universities including Yale University (1988-92) and as the Director of Graduate Sculpture Studies (1991-92). She has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts in NY since 1991, and was a visiting artist Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore from 2010 to 2014. The International Sculpture Center presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture in 2018, and she received an Academy of the Arts Achievement Award in Visual Arts from Guild Hall in March 2019. Sound and Vision is supported by the New York Studio School, where drawing, painting and sculpture are studied in depth, debated energetically, and created with passion. The School’s full-time programs: a two-year MFA and a three-year Certificate prioritize experimental learning and perception. Beginning in Fall 2021, the Studio School welcomes artists from around the world to join its inaugural Virtual Certificate Program. Combining the studio-centric emphasis of the School’s teaching methods with an individual, real-time approach to online learning, this full-time program is designed for serious artists, and dedicated aspiring artists, who seek to cultivate the studio skills and methods that will prepare them for a lifetime of art-making. The priority application deadline is April 30th, 2021 - apply online today at nyss.org.
Lonnie Graham is a photographer, a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an urban arts organization dedicated to arts and education for at risk youth. There, Lonnie developed innovative pilot projects merging Arts and Academics, which were ultimately cited by, then, First Lady Hillary Clinton as a National Model for Arts Education. In 1996 Lonnie was commissioned to create the “African/American Garden Project.” which provided a physical and cultural exchange of disadvantaged urban single mothers in Pittsburgh, and farmers from Muguga, a small farming village in Kenya, to build a series of urban subsistence gardens. In 2005, Lonnie was cited as Artist of the Year in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and presented the Governor’s Award by Governor Edward Rendell. He served as a panel member for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. Lonnie is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts/Pew Charitable Trust Travel Grant for travel to Ghana and is a four time Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship recipient. His book “A Conversation with the World,” has been published by Datz press in Seoul, Korea. That project seeks to reveal our common humanity through interviews conducted by Lonnie with individuals through out the world. He recently delivered a TED talk on economic disparities of artists in modern culture. Other exhibitions include an exhibition of photographs at Goethe Institute, Accra Ghana; an exhibition of collaborative portraiture in Christchurch, New Zealand, a group of works at Kulttuurivoimala, Culture Silo, Meri-Toppila, Oulu, Finland, a full scale reproduction of one of the educational galleries in the Barnes Foundation shown at La Maison de Etat-Unis, Paris, France, an exhibition of larger than life photographs at the Toyota City Museum in Aichi, Japan as well as a room sized installation featured at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Lonnie’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Addison Gallery for American Art in Andover, MA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia, PA. Sound and Vision is supported by the New York Studio School, where drawing, painting and sculpture are studied in depth, debated energetically, and created with passion. The School’s full-time programs: a two-year MFA and a three-year Certificate prioritize experimental learning and perception. Beginning in Fall 2021, the Studio School welcomes artists from around the world to join its inaugural Virtual Certificate Program. Combining the studio-centric emphasis of the School’s teaching methods with an individual, real-time approach to online learning, this full-time program is designed for serious artists, and dedicated aspiring artists, who seek to cultivate the studio skills and methods that will prepare them for a lifetime of art-making. The priority application deadline is April 30th, 2021 - apply online today at nyss.org
Jessica Dickinson was born in St. Paul, MN and has lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York since 1999. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1999 and BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1997. Dickinson has presented solo exhibitions at James Fuentes, New York; Altman Siegel, San Francisco; David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis; and Maister raval buena, Madrid. Group exhibitions include “New Ruins,” American University Art Museum, Washington D.C.; “See Sun and Think Shadow,” Gladstone Gallery, New York; “Room by Room: Monographic Presentations from The Faulconer and Rachofsky Collections,” The Warehouse, Dallas; “Come Through,” Sikkema Jenkins, New York; and “Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and The Ready Made Gesture,” The Kitchen, New York. Works by Dickinson are held in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Rachofsky House, Dallas. Dickinson's awards include a residency at Steep Rock Arts in Washinton, CT (2017), an individual grant from the Belle Foundation (2013), Farpath Residency in Dijon, France (2008), Change Inc Grant (2003) and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program in New York (2001). Last summer James Fuentes presented “from”, an online exhibition of Dickinson’s notebook drawings made during New York City’s stay-at-home orders, and her current solo exhibition “With” is on view at James Fuentes in New York through Feb. 28, 2021
Ellen Altfest was born in 1970 in New York. She currently lives and works in New York City and Kent, Connecticut. She received an MFA from Yale University (1997), attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (2002) and was awarded a studio at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, New York, NY (2004–05). Altfest has been granted residencies at the Zabludowicz Collection, Finland (2016); Bogliasco Foundation, Bogliasco, Italy (2014); Chinati Foundation, Marfa (2010); and lead an ‘Artist Workshop’ at the Kyoto City University of Arts (2014). Since her first solo exhibition with White Cube in 2007 she has had solo exhibitions at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (2015); New Museum, New York (2012); and White Cube, London (2011). Group exhibitions include Royal Academy of Arts, London (2017); Museum Dhondt–Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2016); KUCA Gallery, Kyoto (2014); Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen (2014); 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas (2012); and The National Academy Museum, New York (2006). Sound & Vision is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors.
Rochelle Feinstein is an artist who was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens in NYC. She has exhibited her works nationally and internationally, has written about art and artists. A collection of selected writings, Pls. Reply, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2019. Feinstein’s four concurrent retrospectives (2016-2019) were presented, and respectively titled, at these venues: In Anticipation of Women’s History Month, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, CH, I Made A Terrible Mistake, Lenbachhaus Stadtische, Munich, DE, Make it Behave, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, DE, and Image of an Image, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC. Recent solo exhibitions include, Rainbow Room/The Year in Hate, Campoli Presti, London, UK (2019), Fredonia!, and Nina Johnson Gallery Miami, FL (2020). Her works are represented in numerous public and private collections, and have been featured in numerous publications. She has been awarded fellowships and grants from Anonymous Was A Woman, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She was a recipient of the 2017-2018 Rome Prize Jules Guerin Fellowship in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome. In 2017, Rochelle became Emerita Professor of painting/printmaking, Yale School of Art. Yale University. Her work has been covered in The New York Times, the Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Time Out NY, the New Yorker, Artinfo and many others.
Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer, Doug Stuart, grew up outside of Chicago. His early education began in jazz clubs and festivals as a teenager- frequenting sessions with Jeff Parker, Fred Anderson, Nicole Mitchell, and other members of the AACM. Left exceedingly inspired, he continued on to the University of Michigan, studying bass under Detroit jazz royalty, Robert Hurst and Geri Allen, where he deepened his practice in Jazz and Contemplative Studies. Now, based out of Oakland and Los Angeles, Doug collaborates within many Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Experimental music scenes. His works include compositions for the NPR podcast Snap Judgement, along with co-writes and production with various groups including: Brijean, Bells Atlas, Meernaa, Luke Temple, and Jay Stone.
Prudence Flint is a Melbourne based artist. She has held solo exhibitions in Dublin, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart and has exhibited in major state and regional galleries. She is a seventh time finalist in the Archibald Prize. She won the Len Fox Painting Award (2016), the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2010), and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2004). Reproductions of Flint’s paintings have recently appeared in international publications including Juxtapoz (US), Hi Fructose (US), Oh Comely (UK), It’s Nice That and Printed Pages (UK).
Robert Pokorny is an American contemporary visual artist living and working in Long Beach, California and holds a BA and MFA from California State University Long Beach. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Modern Guilt & Blue Skies’ and ‘Dialogue’ at Ampersand Gallery in Portland, Oregon and in a group exhibitions; ‘Within the Distance’ at Johannson Projects in Oakland, California, ‘Left Coast Connection’ at Ringling College of Art + Design, Englewood Florida. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide, including Fidelity Art Collection and University Hospitals Art Collection. He has been featured in Art Maze Magazine, Amadeus Magazine, Arte Al’ Limite, Cool Hunting, Juxtapoz, Maps, and Voyage LA.
Liat Yossifor is a painter who received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996, and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine in 2002. She was an Artist-in-residence at: the Rauschenberg residency in Florida, and at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Germany. She has had solo exhibitions at The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Pomona College Museum of Art; The Armory Center for the Arts; Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt; Patron Gallery, Chicago; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, and Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Liat is in public collections such as The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, among others. I caught up with Liat over the net for a talk about avoiding technology, starting painting figuratively and moving into abstraction, materiality, studio life and much more. NYC Crit Club is now accepting applications for Spring 2021 semester. Now in its fourth year, NYC Crit Club is offering 9 new courses this Spring via zoom with 8 new faculty and 30 guest speakers and critics from around the country. Spring 2021 features a newly designed visiting critic program which offers weekly artist talks and critique from established contemporary artists as well as two weeks of professional feedback and dialogues with gallerists and dealers. Including MRS. Gallery, Monika King Contemporary, Pace Gallery and more. Applications open Dec. 31st and close January 20th. Classes often fill before the deadline for accepted artists. Early applications are encouraged.. NYC Crit club is a radical alternative offering critique, community and connection for artists post BFA and post MFA. They are proud to offer BIPOC Scholarships and work study rates for artists in financial need. NYC Crit club is run by Hilary Doyle & Catherine Haggarty
Mandy Gonzalez is a singer and actress born in Santa Clarita Valley, California. She is known for her leading roles on Broadway, including her role of Angelica in the Broadway production of Hamilton. She originated the role of Nina Rosario in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of the musical In the Heights. In 2010 and 2011, she played Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked. Mandy has appeared in many television series including The Good Wife, Third Watch, Quantico and many others. She has been recorded for the original cast recording of In The Heights, the Disney animated movie Mulan II, and her own solo album Fearless which she released in 2017.
Vivien Zhang was born in 1990 in Beijing. She is a London-based artist who grew up in China, Kenya and Thailand. She received her MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London in 2014, after completing her undergraduate at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London in 2012. Vivien’s recent solo exhibitions include New Peril, TANK Shanghai, Shanghai (2020); Soft Borders, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2020); Codescape, Long March Space, Beijing (2018); and Uzumaki, House of Egorn, Berlin (2018). Her works have been displayed in numerous group exhibitions, including After Image, Mamoth, London (2020); Echo Chamber, Plus-One Gallery, Antwerp (2019); and Digital Natives (with Thomas van Linge), The RYDER, London (2017). She was named on the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, and is the recipient of the Abbey Award 2016-17 at the British School at Rome and the Chadwell Award 2014-15. Vivien is represented by Pilar Corrias Gallery (London) and Long March Space (Beijing).
Martine Johanna is an artist who lives and works in Zetten in the Netherlands. She has had exhibitions at Massey Klein Gallery in NYC, Massey Lyuben Gallery in NYC, Spoke Art in San Francisco, Bright Side in Amsterdam, Hashimoto Gallery in San Francisco and many more. Her work has been covered in Metal Magazine, Booooooom, Interlocutor, Justapoz, Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, Create Zine, Beautiful Bizarre to just name a few. She also records music under the name Ghostmother.
Gianna Commito is an artist who earned a BFA from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY and an MFA from the University of Iowa. She has been included in exhibitions at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; The Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Lehman College Art Department, New York, NY; Webster State University, Ogden, UT; MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH; National Academy, New York, NY; and the Drawing Center, New York, NY; among others. Gianna is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Ohio Arts Council Award; the Cleveland Art Prize; Artist in Residence at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. In 2018, her work was featured in the inaugural edition of the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art in Cleveland, OH. She lives and works in Kent, OH, where she is a Professor of Painting at Kent State University and is represented by Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York, NY.
Jean Nagai is an artist (b.1979 Seattle, WA)based out of Los Angeles, California. He received a BA from The Evergreen State College in 2004 and his work has been shown at venues like Pt. 2 in Oakland, California, The Hole Gallery in New York, Unit London, Mini Galerie in Amsterdam amongst others.
Anna Park is an artist that lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from South Korea, she moved to the United States to pursue a formal art education. For eight years she lived in Utah and studied at the Visual Art Institute. She then came to New York to attend Pratt Institute for her undergraduate degree. After attending two years there, she went to the New York Academy of Art to complete the Certificate of Fine Arts Program. She has shown at T293 in Rome, Ross Kramer Gallery in Long Island, The Drawing Center, Blum and Poe in LA, Half Gallery in NYC, Anna Zorina in NYC, The Hole, The Garage in Amsterdam amongst many other venues, Her work has been covered in Juxtapoz and Hi Fructose and others.
Born and raised in New York City, Guy Richards Smit is known for his paintings, video installations, musicals and performances exploring the themes of narcissism, desire, power and failure. Using pop cultural forms such as Stand Up comedy, Pop Music, Comic Books, New York Times’ front pages and even television Sitcoms he has conveyed a sharply observant cultural and political message with philosophical observations and humor. Writing in the New York Times in 2013, Roberta Smith called his work a “ …tour de force that showcases his considerable talents for satire, stand up, endurance art and painting…” His work has been seen at Hallwalls, Buffalo NY (2018), SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NY (2016, 2017), Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles CA (2016) The Pompidou Center, Paris (2015) and in biennials in Havana, Valencia and at ARCOMadrid in 2008 and Dublin Contemporary in 2011. Solo exhibitions include Pierogi Gallery (2014), Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York, USA 2011; Fred [London] Ltd., London, UK 2009; Nausea 2, Premier Series, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004; QED, Los Angeles, CA in 2006. He has received awards including the Penny McCall Foundation Award in 2004 and the Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant in 2016 In 2016 he completed a 5 episode three camera sitcom called The Grossmalerman! Show with legendary director Joshua White (Max Headroom, Seinfeld etc) and began a suite of paintings on paper called A Mountain of Skulls and Not One I Recognize. A monograph of the project was published this month by Trela and can be purchased at www.amountainofskulls.com or at many bookstores and museums around the city. buy the book at www.amountainofskulls.com
Jordan Nassar (b.1985, New York, NY) earned his BA at Middlebury College in 2007. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions globally at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; BRIC, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Abrons Art Center, New York, NY; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Evelyn Yard, London, UK; Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany, and The Third Line, Dubai, UAE. Nassar was the subject of two institutional solo presentations in 2019: Jordan Nassar: Between Sky and Earth at Art@Bainbridge at Princeton University Art Museum and The Sea Beneath Our Eyes at the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) Tel Aviv. Nassar’s work is currently on view in the exhibition Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950 - 2019 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Upcoming exhibitions include the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone in New York, opening on October 27, 2020, I Cut The Sky In Two, on view from October 23 through November 21 at James Cohan's Lower East Side space, and a solo exhibition at KMAC Museum in Louisville, Kentucky opening this winter. Sound & Vision is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors.
Caleb Hahne is a Denver based artist who’s paintings address themes of memory, vulnerability, intimacy and boyhood. He received a BFA in Fine Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2014 and currently lives and works in CO. He was an artist in residence at ShowPen from September 2013 to August 2014 and is currently in residency at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, both located in Denver. He recently completed a traveling artist residency with Southwest American Bullet (SWAB). His art has been included in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Montreal, Berlin, and the United Kingdom and recently at MCA Denver as well as the New Museum, NY in collaboration with Adidas. Hahne has been featured in Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and Booooooom.com. Denver Westword named Hahne one of the 100 Colorado Creatives of 2014 and one of the Top 10 Artists to watch in 2015. He is listed as one of the top 10 contemporary artists under 40 by Wide Walls. He’s represented by 1969 gallery in NYC and recently had an exhibition at The Cabin in LA and has exhibited in Antwerp, Belgium at NewChild Gallery. This episode is sponsored by the New York Studio School and Golden Artist Colors.