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Insights into Contemporary Art

Azadeh Gholizadeh

Azadeh Gholizadeh

Azadeh Gholizadeh discusses art as a way of expression, finding comfort in the process of making, the idea of borders & boundaries, & an emotional connection to belonging.

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Julia Blume

Julia Blume

Julia Blume discusses pursuing art full time, work from a recent residency, the importance of sustained bodily contact with the land, & taking a broad approach to the process of making art.

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Ilona Szwarc

Ilona Szwarc

Ilona Szwarc on an early interest in photography & filmmaking, reinterpreting gestures through the female gaze, & finding inspiration in how-to aesthetics & instructional photographs.

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Susan Chen

Susan Chen

Susan Chen on spending countless hours at art museums, painting portraits over Zoom, making work in response to social & psychological issues, & the many avenues available for discovering new work.

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Yannick Lowery

Yannick Lowery

Yannick Lowery discusses early memories of making art, exploring analog animations of paper collages, the way we use digital gestures to communicate a collective of understanding, & a practice rooted in commonalities.

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Gail Spaien

Gail Spaien

Gail Spaien on growing up with parents who loved art & culture, drawing inspiration from early American portraiture & the Hudson River Landscape painters, working through the stages of the creative process, & evoking a feeling of suspended time.

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Marianna Peragallo

Marianna Peragallo

Marianna Peragallo on early inspirations, the fragility of life, endless curiosity, playful self-portraits, & love as a radical act rooted in strength and mutual support.

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Ira Lupu

Ira Lupu

Ira Lupu on inventing a vision, preparing for major upcoming exhibitions, the othering of Eastern European women in Western culture, & a deep appreciation for unpredictability.

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Akihiro Boujoh

Akihiro Boujoh

Akihiro Boujoh on architecture as an entry point to art, a constantly evolving practice, making work that responds to the natural world, & finding inspiration in daily life.

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Diana Cheren Nygren

Diana Cheren Nygren

Diana Cheren Nygren on transitioning from art history to fine art, managing multiple, discreet projects in development, drawing inspiration from both contemporary pop art & photography, & a continously evolving approach to image making.

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Stas Orlovski

Stas Orlovski

Stas Orlovski discusses childhood memories of turbulent times, drawing as a way to process new experiences, shifting to more autobiographical work, & processing an image through a variety of materials, methods and techniques.

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David Paul Downs

David Paul Downs

David Paul Downs discusses early memories of making art, embracing the challenge of trying something new, subjects that provoke anxiety & metaphorical stand-ins for personal traumas.

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Rachel Cox

Rachel Cox

Rachel Cox on the shared experience of quarantining in one’s home as an inspiration for new work, working on multiple distinctive projects at once, a transformational approach to making new images, & organizing a productive studio practice.

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Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams on being involved in art from a young age, influential teachers, focusing on themes of memory, romance, & transformation, & thinking about architectures of solitude.

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Jason DeMarte

Jason DeMarte

Jason DeMarte on a longstanding interest in making & the natural world, early experiences with photography, responding to the work of Martin Johnson Heade, & a practice that evolves from project to project.

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Natasha Moustache

Natasha Moustache

Natasha Moustache discusses the immediacy of a captured memory, found connections within the Black Diaspora, residual threads of colonialism, & new work that feels both urgent and expansive.

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Catherine Panebianco

Catherine Panebianco

Catherine Panebianco on the magic of photography, visual self expression, creating a trail of memories, & using the environment as a studio.

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Elisabeth Ajtay

Elisabeth Ajtay

Elisabeth Ajtay discusses an early desire to document that which was left behind, a current phase of introspection & thinking, new work derived from an experience as an artist, a migrant & a nomad, & research as a basis for highly conceptual work.

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Naomi Nakazato

Naomi Nakazato

Naomi Nakazato discusses early memories of visiting art museums, how momentary places of ritual can simultaneously tether one’s self to place, as well as dissolve imposed orientations, & allowing onself to be more porous and open to disruptions.

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Taylor Kibby

Taylor Kibby

Taylor Kibby on past selves and how they are preserved, transformed, & forgotten, diving deep into a new series of sculptures, coming from a family of artists, & taking time to experiment and play.

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