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Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast

The Cerebral Women media platform presents Cerebral Women Art Talks, a podcast that is an extension of @cerebral_women. Conversations offer insights into the visual art world from artists, mainly artists of color, and female artists who freely articulate what inspires their creativity. In addition, you'll hear interesting perspectives from dedicated art professionals who work with artists and the art institutions that feature them. Art Advisors, Art Critics, Collectors, Curators, Gallerists, Museum Professionals.


Peter Uka
Ep.197 Peter Uka (b. 1975,Nigeria; lives and works in Cologne, Germany) devises figurative paintings which draw from his childhood memories of Nigeria. With a classical training in realistic figuration Uka combines various image references of time specific objects with images from his memory to convey innate and timeless human emotion.  Scenes of growing up in Nigeria, including elements like afro hair styles and bell-bottom jeans, bright mannerisms, and local customs are captured in vibrant, visual narrative.  His compositions also capture international trends from the late 20th century and the ways globalization connects countries around the world. These narratives uncover historical precedents of globalization and dynamic cultural signifiers connecting two countries that Uka calls home, while reminding the rest of the world of collective reciprocity, closeness, and connection.  Uka completed his studies in2017 at the  Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf (Germany) and has exhibited at National Museum Onikan(Lagos, Nigeria), Haus der Kunst (Munich, Germany),  Kunsthaus  Mettman (Germany) and DIDI Museum(Lagos, Nigeria). His work has been shown at the Flag Art Foundation and is included in collections such as the Long Museum.   Portrait of Peter Uka by Kai Schmidt. Courtesy of Mariane   Marian Ibrahim Financial Times Long Museum Flag Art Foundation Colossal Culture Type Newcity Art It’s Nice That African Digital Art Galerie Magazine The Jealous Curator WhiteWall Juxtapoz Metal Magazine W Magazine Artnet
20:50 4/17/24
Jacob Mason-Macklin
Ep.196 Jacob Mason-Macklin lives and works in Queens, New York. Mason-Macklin graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design in 2017. He is a 2016 alumnus of the Yale-Norfolk Summer School of Art and a 2019 alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2021-2022, Mason-Macklin was an Artist-in Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, New York, USA. Recent exhibitions include: “Underground” at Mamoth Gallery in London, UK (2023), “The Future Won't Be Long Now” at SOMEDAY, Lower Manhattan, New York, USA (2023), and “It’s Time For Me To Go” at MOMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, USA (2022-2023). A dou-exhibition with artist Ryan Huggins at Page gallery, New York, USA (2021). “Soul Procession” at Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, New York, USA (2020). “Pure Hell” at No Place Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, USA (2020); “Bounty” with Cudelice Brazelton at the Jeffrey Stark Gallery in New York, USA. Curated by Amanda Hunt (2017). Photo credit for headshot: Ally Caple Studio Museum Harlem MoMA MAMOTH MAMOTH Art Rabbit Artfacts Art Viewer Page NYC Jeffrey Stark
23:07 4/10/24
Connie Butler
Ep.195 Connie Butler is the Director of MoMA PS1 in New York. Prior to her arrival in September 2023, since 2013, she was Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles where she organized numerous exhibitions including the biennial of Los Angeles artists Made in LA (2014); Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth (2015); Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space (2017); Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence (2019); and Witch Hunt (2021). She also co-organized with MoMA, Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions which opened at the Hammer in October 2018. From 2006-2013 she was the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York where she co-curated the first major Lygia Clark retrospective in the United States (2014) and On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century (2010) in addition to Greater New York (2010) and Mike Kelley (2013) at MoMA PS1. Butler also organized the groundbreaking survey WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles where she was curator from 1996-2006. In 2020 Butler received the Bard College Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence. Photo credit: Tag Christof MoMA Wikipedia NYTimes The Art Newspaper Art Review Whitewalls Hyperallergic Hyperallergic Sun Valley Museum of Art LA Times Center for Curatorial Leadership ARTnews WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution Mark Bradford Exhibition UCLA/ Hammer Museum
30:56 4/3/24
Tiana Webb Evans
Ep.194 Tiana Webb Evans is the Founder ESP Group LLC, a brand strategy and communications consultancy supporting international clients across art, design, and hospitality industries. She is also the founder and creative director of Yard Concept, a cultural platform comprised of a digital journal, gallery, and ‘happenings’ dedicated to fostering consciousness through the engagement of art, design, and community; and most recently the founder of Jamaica Art Society an initiative designed to support Jamaican art professional and celebrate its visual arts legacy. Tiana’s experience includes branding, communications, strategic planning, business development and cultural programming. Before launching ESP in 2014, Tiana served as the Communications Director at Phillips Auctioneers, a global corporation focused on the sale of Contemporary Art. As Vice President of the Hospitality and Real Estate group at Nadine Johnson & Associates she was responsible for a portfolio of clients working at the intersection of art, culture and business. Prior establishing a career in communications she was the Business Director of Studio Sofield, a celebrated architecture and design firm known for its work with Gucci Group and a host of notable luxury good brands. In addition to her professional endeavors Tiana, writes about culture, advises and supports emerging artists, and shares her expertise by serving on the boards of Project for Empty Space, the Female Design Council, and Atlanta Art Week, and is on advisory committees for the Laundromat Project, Photo Fairs, and Art at a Time Like This. ESP Group Yard Concept Jamaica Art Society Foundwork Brooklyn Rail Artnet LinkedIn Photo Fairs WhiteWall Apartment Therapy POW Arts Pin-Up Magazine
29:46 3/27/24
Helina Metaferia
Ep.193 Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist working across collage, assemblage, video, performance, and social engagement. Her work integrates archives, somatic studies, and dialogical practices, creating overlooked narratives that amplify BIPOC/femme bodies. Metaferia received her MFA from Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions and projects include RISD Art Museum (2022-2023); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2021-2022); New York University's The Gallatin Galleries, New York, NY (2021); Michigan State University's Scene Metrospace Gallery, East Lansing, MI (2019); and Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA (2017). Metaferia's work was included in the Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates (2023), the Tennessee Triennial through the Frist Art Museum and Fisk University Art Gallery (2023). Her work is in the permanent collection of institutions including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates; Kadist, San Francisco, CA and Paris, France; and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY. Metaferia’s work has been supported by several residencies including MacDowell, Yaddo, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and MASS MoCA. She is currently a 2021-2023 artist-in-residence at Silver Art Projects at the World Trade Center in New York City. Her work has been written about in publications including The New York Times, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Artnet News, The Art Newspaper, and Hyperallergic. Metaferia is an Assistant Professor at Brown University in the Visual Art department, and lives and works in New York City. Photo credit: Tommie Battle Artist NYTimes Artsy Helina Metaferia Honors the Activist Legacies of Black Women across Collage and Performance | Artsy Artnet News Vanity Fair Leisure, Adornment, and Beauty Are Radical Acts in “Resting Our Eyes” | Vanity Fair The Cut ‘Resting Our Eyes’: 10 Black Artists at ICA San Francisco ( Chicago Tribune 4 female artists mount a Chicago exhibit on climate issues: ‘Activism work is care work’ – Chicago Tribune Sugarcane Magazine Ritual and Remembrance in Sharjah Biennial 15 - Sugarcane Magazine ™| Black Art Magazine Interior Design Magazine Artist Helina Metaferia Celebrates Black Women Activists in Two Solo Shows - Interior Design The Art Newspaper Financial Times ( First) Financial Times (Second) Contemporary And
29:13 3/20/24
Allison Glenn
Ep.192 Allison Glenn is a New York-based curator and writer focusing on the intersection of art and public space, through public art and special projects, biennials and major new commissions by a wide range of contemporary artists. She is a Visiting Curator in the Department of Film Studies at the University of Tulsa, organizing the Sovereign Futures convening, and Artistic Director of The Shepherd, a three-and-a-half-acre arts campus part of the newly christened Little Village cultural district in Detroit. Previous roles include Co-Curator of Counterpublic Triennial 2023, Guest Curator at the Speed Art Museum, and Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In this role, Glenn shaped how outdoor sculpture activates and engages Crystal Bridges' 120-acre campus through a series of new commissions, touring group exhibitions, and long term loans. She has also acted as the Curatorial Associate + Publications Manager for Prospect New Orleans’ international art triennial Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp. Her writing has been featured in catalogues published by The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Counterpublic Triennial, Prospect New Orleans triennial, Princeton Architectural Press, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Kemper Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, and she has contributed to Artforum, ART PAPERS, Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and ART21 Magazine, amongst others. Glenn sits on the Board of Directors for ARCAthens, a curatorial and artist residency program based in Athens, Greece, New Orleans, LA and The Bronx, New York. She received dual Master’s degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy, and a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography with a co-major in Urban Studies from Wayne State University in Detroit. Photograph by Grace Roselli Allison Glenn Artnet NYTimes ARTnews e-flux NPR The Architects Newsletter Artnet ARTnews NYTimes Observer Artforum SAIC NYTimes Art Newspaper Surface Culture Type Artnet Observer 88.9 WEKU
21:05 3/13/24
Christine Berry
Ep.191 Christine Berry earned her Bachelors of Art in Art History from Baylor University and her Masters in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of North Texas. She began her career at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and continued on to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Twenty years ago, she shifted from the non-profit sector to the commercial art world. In 2013, Christine Berry and Martha Campbell founded Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea. The gallery has a fine-tuned program representing artists from Postwar American art, who have been overlooked due to age, race, gender, or geography. This unique perspective has been increasingly recognized by curators, collectors, and the press. Over the last ten years, Berry Campbell has doubled its roster, staff, and footprint. In 2022, the gallery moved from its original venue to its current 9,000 square foot gallery space at 524 West 26th Street. The gallery represents 34 artists and estates including Lynne Drexler, Perle Fine, Bernice Bing, Frederick Brown, Lilian Thomas Burwell, Nanette Carter, Beverly McIver, and Frank Wimberley. Photo credit: Blaine Davis Gallery Frieze Frieze Masters Art Basel The Armory Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary NYT Observer Brooklyn Rail Artsy Surface Widewalls Artnet Galleries Now Art in America Easel
21:43 3/6/24
Ep.190 Uman’s dazzling visual vocabulary reflects her life and expansive cross-cultural experiences. Born in Somalia and raised in Kenya, she migrated to Denmark as a teenager and later to New York NY as a young adult. Now, with a home and studio in Upstate New York, Uman paints richly-hued worlds replete with gesture, geometry and the sublime. An intuitive artist, her influences abound from memories of East African childhood, a rigorous education in traditional calligraphy and a fascination with kaleidoscopic color and design. With nods to self-portraiture and fictional topographies, Uman’s paintings speak fluently of liminal navigation. Her work contemplates both the physical and spiritual, intertwining abstraction, figuration, meditative patterning and a reverence for the natural world. Uman has had solo exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth, London, England; Nicola Vassell, New York NY; Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece; Fierman, New York NY; Anne De Villepoix, Paris, France; and White Columns, New York NY. She has been featured in group exhibitions at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada; For-Site Foundation at Fort Mason Chapel, San Francisco CA; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; Karma, New York NY; and Ramiken Crucible, New York NY. In 2022, she was the recipient of the inaugural grant for The Cube at TRIADIC’s FORMAT Festival in Bentonville AR. Headshot Copyright: Uman. Courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Nicola Vassell Gallery Photo credit: Luigi Cazzaniga Nicola Vassell Gallery's%20work,the%20spirit%20of%20the%20show. Hauser & Wirth CNN's%20work,the%20spirit%20of%20the%20show. Artnet Brooklyn Rail Elephant Magazine Artforum ArtNews The New Yorker Culturetype,made%20in%202022%20and%202023. Dream Idea Machine Art Plugged Meer Lavocedi Art Rabbit Whitewall Cultured Magazine Fad Magazine What We Adore
14:59 2/28/24
Cierra Britton
Ep. 189 Cierra Britton (b.1996, Baltimore, MD) is a curator and art dealer living and working in New York City. As the director of the Cierra Britton Gallery, her mission is to make space for artists who are creating exploratory work across all mediums. Founded in 2021, the Cierra Britton Gallery is the first NYC-based gallery dedicated to representing BIPOC womxn artists whose work contributes to the contemporary cultural dialogue across the globe. The gallery’s mission is to make space for artists who are creating exploratory work inclusive of all mediums such as painting, photography, drawing, and performance. Starting as a nomadic and online gallery, our programming has focused on a diverse roster of artists making work that is rooted in storytelling, exploration, and cultural commentary. Cierra Britton Gallery is creating a safe and much-needed space for BIPOC womxn artists who have historically been marginalized from the mainstream art world. We aim to uphold artists and create community through dialogue and support for the arts. Photo Credit : Katherine Pekala Cierra Britton Gallery Abigail Ogilvy Essence Magazine Hamptons Fine Art Fair 2024 Artsy Artnet News Galerie Magazine Art News Africa Art Plugged Newsbreak Realty Collective Indigo Arts Alliance
29:52 2/21/24
Demetrio "Dee" Kerrison
Ep.188 Demetrio "Dee" Kerrison. Born in Harlem, NY, he now resides in Los Angeles. In 2001 after a visit to the Studio Museum of Harlem to view an exhibition titled “Freestyle” and curated by Thelma Golden and Christine Y. Kim, he decided to begin building an art collection with a particular focus on African Diasporic artists. Since then, Dee and his wife Gianna Drake Kerrison have built an eclectic contemporary art collection which foregrounds emerging and ultra contemporary figurative painters. Abstract, sculpture, conceptual, and photographic works are also featured in the collection. They are active patrons, and they site on many art focused boards both past and present to include William H. Johnson Foundation, Mistake Room, Noah Purifoy Foundation, the Hammer Museum Board of Advisors and Mike Kelly Foundation. Image ~ Photo credit Dania Maxwell/ Los Angeles Times Demetrio Dee Kerrison Gianna Drake Kerrison Hammer Museum Cultured Magazine Future Fairs LA Times NY Times Hyperallergic Gallery Platform LA KPCC Noah Purifoy Foundation
26:42 2/14/24
February James
Ep.187 February James currently lives and works in Washington, D.C., where she was born, after living in Los Angeles for fifteen years. She received her BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. James has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Berlin and Turin, Italy. Her work is currently included in Singular Views: 25 Artists at the Rubell Museum in Washington, D.C., following her inclusion in What’s Going On, the museum’s inaugural exhibition in 2022-2023. In 2021, James was invited by Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont to create a room size installation in Set It Off, an exhibition they organized for the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY. She has been featured in multiple other group shows, including Punch, curated by Nina Chanel Abney at Jeffrey Deitch in Los Angeles, Face-to-Face at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, New York and BodyLand, curated by Lauren Taschen at Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin. She was invited to contribute watercolors to a feature in The New York Times Style Magazine in February 2021. James has been represented by Tilton Gallery since 2020. Photo credit Mariah Miranda Artist Tilton Gallery Galerie Max Hetzler Los Angeles Magazine, September 9, 2021. Platform Art NYTimes Roberta Smith The NY Times Style Magazine, February 18, 2021. Sixty Inches from Center New City Art Monique Meloche ARTSKOP Artsy Artsy Artnet
21:44 2/7/24
Loie Hollowell
Ep.186 Loie Hollowell was born in 1983 and raised in Woodland, California. She currently lives and works in New York City. She received a BFA at University of California Santa Barbara in 2005 and an MFA inpainting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide including Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis; Pace Gallery; Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai; Feuer/Mesler, New York; White Cube Gallery, Paris; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Flag Art Foundation, New York; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; Victoria Miro, London; and Ballroom Marfa, Texas. Her work is in public collections including the Albertina Museum, Vienna; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; ICA, Miami; Long Museum, Shanghai; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; M+Museum, Hong Kong; Stedjelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Zentrum Paul Klee, Switzerland.  Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide including Pace Gallery, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA.  Photo by Melissa Goodwin Artist Pace Gallery The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Jessica Silverman Urist, Jac. Loie Hollowell Abstracts the Female Body, W Magazine / January 18, 2024- Dafoe, Taylor. Loie Hollowell’s New Move From Abstraction to Realism Is Not a One-Way Journey, Artnet / January 19, 2024 Thornton, Sarah. Loie Hollowell on Frottage, Fantasy and Feminist Erotica, Interview Magazine / January 23, 2024 Greenberger, Alex. 33 Must-See Exhibitions to Visit This Winter, ARTnews / December 3, 2023 Knupp, Kristen. Loie Hollowell: The Third Stage, Art Vista / September 4, 2023 Woodcock, Victoria. The Cosmic Heirs of Hilma af Klint, Financial Times / May 26, 2023 Lesser, Casey. Loie Hollowell on Abstraction, Making the Grotesque Beautiful, and Her Latest Work, Artsy / March 14, 2023 Gómez-Upegui, Salomé. The New Generation of Transcendental Painters, Artsy / February 28, 2023 Belcove, Julie. How a New Generation of Women Painters Is Creating Dreamy Kaleidoscopic Works, Robb Report / February 26, 2023 Compton, Nick. Generative art: the creatives powering the AI art boom  Wallpaper* / December 12, 2022 Binlot, Ann. At the Aldrich, Revisiting a Groundbreaking Show forFeminist Art, New YorkMagazine’s The Cut / June 7, 2022 Yerebakan, Osman Can. Loie Hollowell on Painting, Pain, and her Second Birth,  Artforum / May 26, 2021 Wilco, Hutch. Loie Hollowell's Shanghai Recalibration, Ocula / May 26, 2021 New York Up Close. Loie Hollowell's Transcendent Bodies, Video by Art21 / April 14, 2021 Giles, Oliver. Artist Loie Hollowell On How Motherhood Inspired Her Paintings, Tatler Asia /April 11, 2021 Donoghue, Katy. Art Mamas: Loie Hollowell on ‘Going Soft’, Whitewall / July 17, 2020 The A-List: The Best Culture To Catch From Home This Week, Vanity Fair / July 5, 2020 Urist, Jacoba. Artists Share the Most Inspiring Books They’re Reading Right Now, Galerie Magazine/ March 30, 2020
24:10 1/31/24
Tariku Shiferaw
Ep.185 features Tariku Shiferaw, a New York based artist who explores mark-making through painting and installation art, addressing issues around space-making within art and societal structures. Select museum exhibitions include The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century at Baltimore Museum of Art (2023); You’d Think By Now at Smack Mellon (2022); Men of Change, organized by The Smithsonian Institution, and held at the California African American Museum (CAAM), (2021); Unbound at the Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA), (2020); What’s Love Got to Do with It? at The Drawing Center (2019); A Poet*hical Wager at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2017-2018); and the 2017 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Shiferaw has participated in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2018-2019), in Open Sessions at The Drawing Center (2018-2020) and has been an artist-in-residence at the LES Studio Program in New York City, at the World Trade Center through Silver Art Projects, and at ARCAthens in Greece. Photo credit Christopher Garcia Valle Artist The Brooklyn Rail (2023) Art in Conversation: Tariku Shiferaw with Charles M. Schultz Artsy (2022) With Spectacular Installations and Abstractions, Artists Redress... NY Times (2022) These Artists' Hunt for Studio Space Ended at The World Trade... The Washington Post (2022) In The Galleries: Connecting Modern Abstraction... LA Times (2022) The Take: The Faces of Frieze... Artsy (2021) The Artsy Vanguard 2021: Tariku Shiferaw Brooklyn Rail (2021) It’s a love thang, it’s a joy thang Artnet (2021) ‘Joy Can Be an Act of Resistance’: Rising-Star Artist Tariku Shiferaw on… Cultured Mag (2021) Five Contemporary Black Artists You Should Know' Art Papers (2020) Tariku Shiferaw Brooklyn Rail (2020) Abstraction in the Black Diaspora Hyperallergic (2020) Black Artists Claim Their Birthright of Abstraction Wallpaper (2020) Five African Artists Demonstrating Creative Resilience in Challenging Times Financial Times (2020) Could the Art World’s Experiment with Online Fairs Force A Healthy Rethink? Hyperallergic (2020) What Does It Mean To Exhibit “Black Excellence”? Barron's Penta Magazine (2020) "Contemporary Artists on Art and Society"
17:09 1/24/24
Courtney Willis Blair
Ep.184 Courtney Willis Blair the US Senior Director in White Cube’s first public gallery in New York City. She joined in 2023. Courtney will be responsible for shaping the gallery’s curatorial programme and brand both in the region and across the US. A member of the White Cube’s Global Board of Directors, she will play a key role in shaping the strategy for the gallery internationally. She was formerly a Partner and Senior Director at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, where she led artist canonical strategy and institutional engagement in the US and internationally, from projects at documenta and São Paulo Biennial, to exhibitions at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Speed Art Museum. As a writer and journalist, she has profiled some of the world’s leading artists, architects, and curators. She is the founder of Entre Nous, an international body of Black women art dealers established in 2016, and serves on the boards of The Kitchen, Triple Canopy, and the International Studio & Curatorial Program. Photo by Myesha Evon Gardner White Cube Whitewall Apollo Magazine Curbed Culture Type Cultured Magazine Frieze Galerie Widewalls NPR Gotham Magazine ARTnews The Art Newspaper Art Forum Issuu New York Times
29:07 1/17/24
Leasho Johnson
Ep.183 features Leasho Johnson. Born in 1984, he is a visual artist working primarily in painting, installation, and sculpture. He was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and raised in Sheffield, a small town on the outskirts of Negril. Johnson uses his experience growing up Black, gay, and male to explore concepts around identity within the post-colonial condition. Working at the conjunction of painting and drawing, Leasho combines charcoal, homemade paints, and dyes straddling the line between fluidity and chance, as well as precision and improvisation. Johnson makes characters that live on the edge of perception, visible and invisible simultaneously. His work's intent is to disrupt historical, political, and social expectations of the Black queer experience. Leasho Johnson was a fellow of the Jamaica Art Society in 2022 and a Leslie Lohman Museum fellow in 2021. He was recipient of the New Artist Society Scholarship from the School of Art Institute Chicago (SAIC) 2018 - 2020. His recent residencies include Ruby Cruel in London, 2023 and Fountainhead Residency, Miami, 2022. Leasho has shown his work in his home country at several National Gallery of Jamaica exhibitions, including the Jamaica Biennial 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2022. His recent solo exhibitions include “Somewhere between the eyes and the heart”, Western Exhibitions, 2023 “The Love of Men and the Fear of Stones,” Harpers Gallery, New York, 2022 “A Deep Haunting,” TERN Gallery, Nassau Bahamas, 2022 Internationally, Leasho has exhibited in ‘Fragments of Epic Memory’ at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada 2021, ’Resisting Paradise’, Puerto Rico and Montreal, 2019, ‘Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora’, Bristol, UK 2016, ‘Jamaican Routes’, Oslo, Norway 2016, ‘Jamaica Jamaica’, Philharmonie, Paris France and Brazil, 2017 and 2018. His work is in the Public Collections of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Art Gallery Ontario, and ON National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston Jamaica Leasho is currently based in Chicago, where he works and Lectures at the School of Art Institute Chicago part-time. His work is also part of various notable private collectors, as well as museum permanent collections. Photo credit: TERN Gallery Bahamas Artist Western Exhibitions Somewhere between the eyes and the heart – Western Exhibitions Chicago Reader ns/ Frieze Tern Gallery Vogue On The Importance Of Social Revolutions: How Three Black Creatives Are Straddling Culture And Craft | Vogue Italia AMFM Marsha Pearce Contemporary Art Matters Kavi Gupta Artist Alliance University of Chicago Repeating Islands Art Plugged Anthurium AXA Art Prize
20:31 1/10/24
Michaela Yearwood-Dan
Ep.182 features MICHAELA YEARWOOD-DAN. Throughout paintings, works on paper, ceramics, and site-specific mural and sound installations, Michaela Yearwood-Dan (b. 1994; London, UK) endeavors to build spaces of queer community, abundance, and joy. Yearwood-Dan’s singular visual language draws on a diverse range of influences, including Blackness, queerness, femininity, healing rituals, and carnival culture. Moving freely between media, Yearwood-Dan embeds botanical motifs and diaristic meditations within brushy abstract forms and heavy drips of paint. From the monumental scale of her paintings to the more intimate scale of her ceramics and works on paper, Yearwood-Dan’s practice frequently reflects an inviting domesticity. Resisting any singular definition of identity, the artist explores the possibilities of creating spaces—physical, pastoral, metaphorical—that allow for unlimited and unbounded ways of being. Lush and brightly hued, Yearwood-Dan’s work is at once personal and political. She often engages colors and materials for their symbolic associations—from the hints of the oranges, pinks, purples, and blues of the lesbian and bisexual pride flags mingling through the compositions to the queer histories of the ceramic carnation and pansy petals collaged into her recent paintings. Language intertwines with botanical motifs throughout Yearwood-Dan’s work: abstract habitats teem with painted plant life while live houseplants grow out of wall-mounted ceramics. Within the paintings, she inscribes lines of text—pulled from song lyrics, poetry, or her own diaristic writings. These meditations, appearing at various scales and degrees of legibility, are at once insightful and funny, confident, and questioning. Her words beckon the viewer into a vivid, welcoming world of paradox, play, and contemplation formed within an atmosphere of swirling forms and brilliant chromaticity. Yearwood-Dan’s work has been shown at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; the Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas, TX; Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy; and the Museum of Contemporary African Art, Marrakesh, Morocco, among others. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, FL; the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; the Jorge M. Perez Collection, Miami, FL; and the Columbus Museum of Art and the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. In 2022, she produced her first public mural installation for Queercircle, London, UK. She has participated in a range of fellowships and residencies, including the Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, Italy, and Bloomberg New Contemporaries in Partnership with Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, London, UK. The artist received her B.A. from the University of Brighton in 2016. Yearwood-Dan lives and works in London. Please visit for her expanded bio. Thank you. Photo credit: Sam Hylton Marianne Boesky Artnet Artnet Cultured Magazine Flaunt Culture Type NEO2
25:10 1/3/24
Lily Wong
Ep.181 features Lily Wong, a figurative painter whose nuanced narratives invoke a sense of complex yearning and curiosity around the conditions that inscribe and complicate memory. Often engaged in acts of close looking and intimate contact, the subjects of her work move through dreamlike space and disoriented time. Wong’s paintings probe at the way that literal and metaphorical fracturings influence the body’s relationship to loss, intimacy, and desire. Their stories are never linear, but circular and eternal – a constant arrival and departure from the site of fracture. Her work has been exhibited at Lyles& King, New York (2023); Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2022); Harper’s, New York, NY (2021); Kapp Kapp, Philadelphia, PA (2021) and New York, NY(2020); Ramp Gallery, London, UK (2020); The Wunderwall, Antwerp, BE (2020);HVW8 Gallery, Berlin DE (2018); and Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY (2018). Wong currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  Portrait credit Ian Lewandowski  Artist Lyles and King Various Small Fires Hauser & Wirth Kapp Kapp Office Magazine Juxtapose Artsy Fondazionei Magomundi Meer Art Rabbit Artillery Magazine Visual Flood New America Paintings
19:50 12/20/23
Kaveri Raina
Ep.180 features KAVERI RAINA (b.1990, New Delhi, India). She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Select solo and group exhibitions include: The Big Picture (2023) Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; A soft place to land (2023), Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH; Deep! Down! Inside! (2023) Hales Gallery, New York, NY; Kaveri Raina and Coral Saucedo Lomelí: What Do You Remember About the Earth (2023), Lighthouse Works, NY; image as a burden, death as a womb (2022), Chapter NY, New York, NY; Heft (2022), PATRON, Chicago, IL; E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora (2021), National Indo-American Museum, Lombard, IL; Partings, Swaying to the Moon (2020), PATRON, Chicago, IL; NO LACKS, ME AND MY SHADOW (2020), M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; A Space for Monsters (2021), Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson and Kaveri Raina (2020), Abattoir Gallery, Cleveland, OH; Linger to Gaze (2019), Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy; Linger Still (2019), Assembly Room, New York, NY; Here or There (2019), Paolo Arao, Rata Projects, New York, NY; Sarah.Canright / Kaveri.Raina (2019), Permanent Collection/Co-Lab Projects, Austin, TX; spaceless (2019), Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Paint School (2019), Shandaken Projects, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY; garcia, raina, shore, tossin (2019) at Luhring Augustine, New York; Pleasure at a Distance (2018), Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA. Raina has received several fellowships and awards including the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship, the Ox-bow Residency Award, and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Fellowship Award. Photo credit Terrance James Jr. Patron Gallery Patron Gallery "Songs of Silence yet bluebirds hum" Patron Gallery "Heft" Casey Kaplan Gallery Chicago Gallery News MOCA Cleveland "A soft place to land" Night Gallery "the big picture" Chapter "image as burden, death as womb" Artforum Review Lighthouse works Office "The wistful edge of silence" NewCIty Maake Magazine
25:52 12/13/23
Basil Kincaid
Ep.179 features Basil Kincaid (b. 1986, St. Louis, Missouri) an American artist who honors and evolves traditional practices through quilting, collaging, photography, installation and performance. Implementing materials vested with emotional and memorial content, Kincaid allows these mediums to function as spiritual technology that forward various wisdoms born from Kincaid's greatest values: family, imagination, rest, and experience. Kincaid studied drawing and painting at Colorado College, graduating in 2010. Kincaid has exhibited works with Hauser & Wirth, Mindy Solomon, Kravets Wehby, Kavi Gupta, Carl Kostyal and others. In 2019, Kincaid debuted a first museum performance, “The Release,” at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis MO. In 2020 Kincaid received the Regional Arts Commission Fellowship. In 2021, Kincaid became a United States Artist Fellow and joined the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2022, Kincaid exhibited new quilt works in both the Legacy Russell-curated show, “The New Bend” at Hauser & Wirth’s New York and Los Angeles locations, and the Ekow Eshun-curated exhibition, “New African Portraiture” at the Kunsthalle Krems in Austria. Kincaid also produced a ceremonial installation at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, wrapping a Manuel Neri figure in a quilt entitled “Take Me Home” just days after Neri’s passing. Kincaid opened 2023 with “Dancing the Wind Walk”, a semi-permanent fabric monument during Frieze LA, with support from the Art Production Fund; before the end of the year, he will reveal a new quilt as part of “The Threads We Follow” at SECCA, North Carolina Museum of Art, and will have a solo exhibition, “Spirit in the Gift”, at the Rubell Museum, where he was the 2023 Artist in Residence. Basil Kincaid has been awarded the Great Rivers Biennial Prize and will have a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in Fall 2024. Photo courtesy of Basil Kincaid Artist Rubell Museum Kavi Gupta Mindy Solomon Hauser Wirth Carl Kostya Smithsonian SAAM Artnet News Artnet News Rockefeller Center Art Production Fund Whitewall Lensculture UTA Cultured Magazine The Art Newspaper Frieze
25:54 12/6/23
Deborah E. Roberts
Ep.178 features Deborah Roberts (American, b. 1962) a mixed media artist whose work challenges the notion of ideal beauty. Her work has been exhibited internationally across the USA and Europe. Roberts' work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York; LACMA, Los Angeles, California; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, among several other institutions. She was selected to participate in the Robert Rauschenberg Residency (2019) and was a finalist for the 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, as well as the recipient of the Anonymous Was A Woman Grant (2018), and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2016). Texas Metal of Arts Award (2023) Roberts received her MFA from Syracuse University, New York. She lives and works in Austin, Texas. Roberts is represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA. Photo by Moyo Oyelola Artist Current Book Stephen Friedman Gallery Vielmetter The Contemporary Austin MCA Denver Galerie Mitterrand Culture Type The Guardian Essence University of Texas Ampersand Art 27East Artnews Vogue Texas Monthly Artnet News Harpers Bazaar Wikipedia Sightline s
23:21 11/29/23
Kendra Jayne Patrick
Ep.177 features gallerist Kendra Jayne Patrick. Her art gallery operates between Switzerland and the USA. Its programming is focused on the twenty-first century avant-garde, specializing in sculpture, painting, digital, and photography from a post-conceptual and post-internet posture. The program operates from a brick-and-mortar location in Bern, Switzerland and then spare spaces within established New York art galleries; art fairs; and unusual exhibition sites. Adventure, scholarship, and the pleasure of looking govern the gallery’s programming and ethos, and all are reflected in its fluid exhibition model. Kendra Jayne Patrick artists and exhibitions have been featured in The New York Times, Vice’s GARAGE magazine, Artsy, Vulture, Artnet, ARTnews, Barron’s, the San Francisco Chronicle, and DAZED Magazine, Art in America, Cultured, The Guardian, Gallery Talk magazine, PHILE Magazine, Document Journal, Office Magazine, The Art Newspaper, and The New Yorker. Kendra Jayne Patrick artists are represented in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; The Dallas Museum of Art, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC. Photo credit: Ernst Fischer Kendra Jayne Patrick Art Basel NY Times Cultured Magazine Art Forum Art Newspaper Art Dependence Magazine Artnet EXPO Chicago Yard Concept Vice Halsey McKay Gallery Girls NADA Ada Friedman LinkedIn Glasstire
28:14 11/22/23
Gisela McDaniel
Ep.176 Gisela McDaniel is a diasporic, Indigenous Chamorro artist who explores the effects of trauma, displacement and colonisation through portraiture and oral histories. Interweaving audio interviews, assemblage and oil painting, she intentionally incorporates the portrait sitters' voices in order to subvert the traditional power relations of artist and sitter. Working primarily with women and non-binary people who identify as Black, Micronesian, Indigenous to Turtle Island, Asian, Latinx, and/or mixed-race, her work disrupts and responds to the systemic silencing of subjects in fine art, politics and popular culture. McDaniel received her BFA from the University of Michigan in 2019. Recent solo and group shows include: The inescapable interweaving of all lives, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2023); Tender Loving Care, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston (2023); Thinking of You, FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2023); Manhaga Fu’una, Pilar Corrias, London (2022); A Place for Me: Figurative Painting Now, ICA Boston (2022); The Regional, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City (2022); Sakkan Eku LA, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles (2021); How Do We Know the World?, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore (2021); The Regional, CAC Contemporary Art Centre Cincinnati (2021); Dual Vision, MOCAD (2021); Making WAY/FARING Well, Pilar Corrias, London (2020); Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2020); On the Road II, Oolite Arts, Miami (2019); Save Art Space, Playground Detroit, Detroit (2019); Lush P(r)ose, Playground Detroit, Detroit (2019); Virago, Detroit Art Babes Collective, Detroit (2019) and Theotokos: New Visions of the Mother God, The Schvitz, Detroit (2018). Photo Credit: Gisela McDaniel in her studio, 2023, Photo by Rachel Stern. Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias, London Artist Pilar Corrias Perez Art Museum Miami MFA Boston i.D Vice Elephant Artnet Playground Detroit Galleries Now Washington Informer Wikipedia Kresge Arts in Detroit Kadist She Curates Metro West Guam Pacific Daily News The Hopper News Seen
25:04 11/15/23
Calida Rawles
Ep 175~ The paintings of Calida Rawles (b. 1976, Wilmington, DE; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) merge hyper-realism with poetic abstraction. Situating her subjects in dynamic spaces, her recent work employs water as a vital, organic, multifaceted material, and historically charged space. Ranging from buoyant and ebullient to submerged and mysterious, Black bodies float in exquisitely rendered submarine landscapes of bubbles, ripples, refracted light and expanses of blue. For Rawles, water signifies both physical and spiritual healing as well as historical trauma and racial exclusion. She uses this complicated duality as a means to envision a new space for Black healing, and to reimagine her subjects beyond racialized tropes. Enhancing the seductive nature of water, the work tempers heavier subjects with aquatic serenity and geographic and temporal ambiguities, inviting multiple readings. Embedded in her titles and topographical notations in the compositions, Rawles’ canvases represent an expansive vision of strength and tranquility during today’s turbulent times, while insisting on the triumph of humanity. Rawles received a B.A. from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (1998) and an M.A. from New York University, New York, NY (2000). Solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY (2021); Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA (2020); and Standard Vision, Los Angeles, CA (2020). Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including Generation*. Jugend trotz(t) Krise, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany (2023); Rose in the Concrete, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (2023); 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2022); Black American Portraits, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA (2021), Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA (2023); A Shared Body, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL (2021); View From Here, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA (2020); Art Finds a Way, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (2020); Visions in Light, Windows on the Wallis, Beverly Hills, CA (2020); Presence, Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA (2019); With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2017); Sanctuary City: With Liberty and Justice for Some, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA (2017); LACMA Inglewood + Film Lab, Inglewood, CA (2014); and Living off Experience, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY (2002). Rawles created the cover art for Ta-Nehisi Coates’s debut novel, “The Water Dancer,” and her work is in numerous public and private collections, including Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA; and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. Photo credit: Marten Elder Artist Lehmann Maupin Various Small Fires Cultured Magazine Gagosian NYTimes The Cut The Art Newspaper This is Colossal ARTnews
22:00 11/8/23
Yvette Mayorga
Ep.174 Yvette Mayorga is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago, Illinois. Her work links feminized labor and the aesthetics of celebration to colonial art history and racialized oppression through the guise of using pink as a weapon of mass destruction. Mayorga holds an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mayorga’s first solo museum exhibition What a Time to be at the Momentary, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is on view through October 2023. Mayorga’s first East Coast solo museum exhibition Dreaming of You at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, is on view through March 2024. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA; El Museo del Barrio, the Center for Craft, Asheville, NC; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, MX; and Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. Currently, Mayorga is working on a large-scale installation for the City of Chicago’s permanent public art collection at O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5. Mayorga has been featured in Artforum, Artnet, Art in America, Art News, Cultured Magazine, DAZED, Galerie Magazine, Hyperallergic, Latina Magazine, Teen Vogue, The Guardian, The New York Times, Vogue, W Magazine, and Women’s Wear Daily. Her works are in the permanent collections of 21c Museum Hotels, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, DePaul Art Museum, El Museo del Barrio, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and New Mexico State University Art Museum. Photo credit : Kevin Penczak Artist The Aldrich MAZ Hyperallergic Latinx Project W Magazine Cultured Mag Vogue Art For Change The Momentary Invisible Culture Journal Fondazione Imago Mundi SAIC University of Illinois Chicago Gallery News David b Smith Gallery Geary 3Arts Hyde Park Art
24:04 11/1/23
Katerina Olschbaur
Ep.173 features Austrian-born and based in Los Angeles where she relocated in 2017, Katherina Olschbaur (b. 1983) was emboldened by her move to push the boundaries in the tenuous relationship between representation and abstraction, creating the distinct viewpoint in her painting practice for which she is recognized. She graduated from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Recent exhibitions include Sirens, Dangxia, Beijing (solo);Midnight Spill, Perrotin, Hong Kong (2023, solo); Somatic Markings, Kasmin, NewYork (2022); Prayers, Divinations, Nicodim, New York (2022, solo); Dak'Art:African Contemporary Art Biennale, Dakar (2022); Live Flesh, Nicodim, Los Angeles (2021–2022, solo); Dominique Fung and Katherina Olschbaur: My Kingdom and a Horse, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2021, two-artist); Night Blessings, Union Pacific, London (2021, solo), Tortured Ecstasies, Nicodim Upstairs, Los Angeles(2020, solo); Dirty Elements, Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, UC Irvine, Irvine (2020, solo); Hollywood Babylon: A Re-inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Jeffrey Deitch, Nicodim, AUTRE Magazine, Los Angeles (2020); The Divine Hermaphrodite, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (2019, solo); and Horses, Nicodim, Los Angeles (2018, solo). In 2021, she was selected for the second year of Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock residency in Dakar, Senegal. Portrait image courtesy of Georgianna Chang Artist Nicodim Perrotin Dangixia Perrotin film Bazaar W Magazine Whitehot Magazine Blackrock Senegal Repaint History Contemporary Art Friday
22:47 10/25/23
Leslie Smith III
Ep.172 features Leslie Smith. He lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin. | He was a 2022 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellow and earned a BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA at the Yale School of Art. | Smith’s interests lie in our conscious effort to alter personal perception. | Recent works explore Abstraction’s inherent personal and political properties as they relate to broadening notions of Black representation, with a mindset that it’s possible to present a new interpretation of contemporary abstraction. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond; the Birmingham Museum of Art; the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham; and the FRAC Auvergne, France. Smith is a Full Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Photo by Jim Escalante Artist Chart Gallery Joan Mitchell 2022 Joan Mitchell 2023 University Wisconsin–Madison Two Coats of Paint Maus Contemporary Art Daily Art New City M+B Photo Wide Walls Wikipedia
24:54 10/15/23
Demetrius Wilson
Ep.171 features Demetrius Wilson. His work stems from a place of personal biography and collectively shared experience. Finding both moments of stillness and activity, his work constantly adapts while it moves through pockets of the whole. Flirting with the idea of location, there is a feeling of impermanence and abstraction in Wilson’s paintings, while the colors tell stories of figures and landscapes that have yet to be concretized or revealed. Wilson describes his paintings as working through a process of displacement and is interested in how time can be handled. His paintings do not take on the task of blending time, specifically past and present, but rather distort it so as to challenge one's visual field and comprehensive capacity to identify breaks in time. Adaptation is therefore a major theme in the artist’s current body of work. Specifically, Wilson adapts through the linguistic and interpretative relationships set up by color. Color alludes to persons, but also other things, other contexts like the environment itself. Demetrius Wilson (B.1996, Boston) currently lives and works in New York City. Wilson is also currently completing his MFA at Hunter College, ’24. Photo Credits: Demetrius Wilson Studio T293 Hunter College BODE Taymour Rahne Site: Brooklyn Gallery Galleries Now Jonathan Ferrara gallery LinkedIn Art Facts
22:24 10/11/23
Maren Hassinger
Ep.170 MAREN HASSINGER (b. 1947) has built an interdisciplinary practice that articulates the relationship between nature and humanity. Carefully choosing materials for their innate characteristics, Hassinger has explored the subject of movement, family, love, nature, environment, consumerism, identity, and race. The artist uses her materials to mimic nature, whether bundling it to resemble a monolithic sheaf of wheat or planting it in cement to create an industrial garden. Within the past five years, the artist has executed commissions for Dia Bridgehampton, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Aspen Art Museum. Work is currently installed on the terrace of the Art Institute of Chicago, along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, at Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton, and in Ugo Rondinone's Sculpture Milwaukee. Hassinger will be included in the upcoming exhibition Groundswell: Women of Land Art at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas and will be honored with an upcoming two-person survey alongside Senga Nengudi at IVAM, Valencia as well as an exhibition focused on their work in performance at the Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR. She is the recipient of the Women’s Caucus for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her work can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Hirshhorn Museum; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the San Francisco Museum of Art; the Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum, among others.  Photo credit ~ Museum Associates/LACMA  Susan Inglett Gallery | Hirshhorn Museum Getty Dia Art LongHouse Reserve MICA Inquirer Brooklyn Rail Culture Type The Grio Sculpture Milwaukee MCAD Art Pil MICA Wikipedia MoMA Hammer Socrates Sculpture Park Artic Association For Public Art The Great Northern Festival The Art Newspaper Beverly Press
22:54 10/4/23
Alexis McGrigg
Ep.169 features Alexis McGrigg, a contemporary artist who examines themes of Blackness, space, spirituality, identity, and collective consciousness. Her artwork utilizes the mediums of painting, drawing, and interdisciplinary media to explore the multiplicity of Blackness through figurative abstraction and conceptual narratives. She integrates poetry, sound, and performance in her arts practice and research. Her artwork is included in several private collections and has been featured in exhibitions across the U.S. and internationally in New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Miami, FL, New Orleans, LA, and Oakland, CA – most recently in her solo exhibitions In The Beloved at Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, The Labour of Being at Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France, and The Ether - Journey In Between at Richard Beavers Gallery, NYC; group exhibitions, SAY IT LOUD at Christie’s Auction House, Salon de Peinture at Almine Rech, NY, and LIGHT at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) in South Korea. Alexis earned her Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Mississippi State University in 2012 and a Master of Fine Art with a concentration in Painting and Transmedia from Texas Tech University in 2017. Photo Credit~ Trenton Steele Artist Almine Rech South Arts Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art South Carolina Arts Commission Vanity Fair and-visual-storytelling Mississippi Public Broadcasting Artnet The Art Newspaper Culture Type Artnet Mississippi Arts Hour Widewalls
23:33 9/27/23
Chase Hall
Ep. 168 features Chase Hall’s (b. 1993, St. Paul, Minnesota). His paintings and sculptures respond to generational celebrations and traumas encoded throughout American history. Responding to a variety of social and visual systems, each of which intersects with complex trajectories of race, hybridity, economics, and personal agency, Hall generates images whose materiality is as crucial to their compositional makeup as their indelible approach to representation. A central body of paintings, made with drip-brew techniques derived from coffee beans and acrylic pigments on cotton supports, is notable for both its conceptual scope and its intimacy. The use of brewed coffee carries powerful symbolic weight since it evokes centuries-old geopolitical systems associated with the commodification of a plant native to Africa, but in Hall’s hands, it also becomes a means of achieving subtle visual textures, a range of brown skin tones, and a mark-making vocabulary precipitated on the closeness of touch. Above all, however, it is his improvisational willingness to immerse himself in the indefinable personal hieroglyphics of each picture that gives his work its resonance and impact. Chase Hall was the subject of a solo exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia in 2023. In 2022, Hall was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera to produce a large-scale artwork, the monumental diptych Medea Act I & II, for its opera house in New York, on view through June 2023. Hall has been included in group exhibitions including Together in Time: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum (2023), Los Angeles; Black American Portraits, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2021); Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, University of Illinois Chicago (2021); and This Is America | Art USA Today, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Hall has been an artist-in-residence at The Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), North Adams, Massachusetts; and Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Maine. Hall’s work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Baltimore Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Hall lives and works in New York. Artist David Kordansky Gallery Pace Prints Galerie Eva Presenhuber Aspen Art Museum Met Opera Whitney Museum of Art Document Journal New York Times New York Times Opinion New York Magazine Cultured Mag The Art Newspaper Hollywood Reporter
26:59 9/20/23

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