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.
Ryan Wilde on costume & its ability to communicate identity, a practice centered on millinery, maintaining a constant conversation between art & fashion, & using contemporary trends to build on top of classic ideas.
Emma Fineman discusses making work that addresses the notion of falsehood as it relates to contemporary events, the state of culture today, finding common ground & adapting a studio practice to contrasting environments.
Robert Minervini on a practice that incorporates both public art as well as studio painting, his early experiences with drawing & painting, producing thematic bodies of work & the nuances of site specificity.
Lynnea Holland-Weiss discusses growing up in a creative family, a background informed by dance & its impact in the studio, working through collective grief, & inspiration drawn from both contemporary & historical figures.
Christopher Desanges on developing a photographic voice, light as a form of art-making, reflecting on a complicated campus experience, & photography as a tool to convey feelings of discomfort and anxiety.
Jessica Alazraki discusses drawing as a gateway to her career as an artist, inspiration derived from Mexican arts & crafts, how color plays an important role in recent work & finding inspiration and critque through close ties with her children.
Rebecca Frantz discusses art making as a mode of expression and communication, exploring the human figure within architectural confines, how our bodies exhibit our memories & the natural ebb and flow of a studio practice.
Seon-jeong Wang provides insight into a complex studio practice & discusses feeling alive while painting, expressing tragicomedy through deep character explorations & affirming misfortune as a means of finding beauty within tragedy.