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Insights into Contemporary Art

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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Esther Ruiz

Esther Ruiz

Esther Ruiz on finding inspiration in the unexpected, coffee & NPR in the studio, admiration for the work of contemporaries & an interest in art that began in grade school.

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Ryan Wilde

Ryan Wilde

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.

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Caroline Monnet

Caroline Monnet

Caroline Monnet discusses working on multiple projects & mediums, staying invested & maintaining curiosity, evoking metaphor & a long standing interest in architecture.

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J.A Feng

J.A Feng

J.A Feng discusses art as a way to survive, finding a community of artists to relate to, origin stories & creation mythology, & incorporating multiple levels of depth into individual works.

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Yoora Lee

Yoora Lee

Yoora Lee on growing up with friends who practice a variety of art forms, an evolving definition of art, developing an affection for the 1990's & the power of the media.

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Emma Fineman

Emma Fineman

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.

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Amy Kim Keeler

Amy Kim Keeler

Amy Kim Keeler on early influences, finding inspiration in seemingly simple materials & the magical sounds of the Mojave.

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Robert Minervini

Robert Minervini

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.

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Elizabeth Tremante

Elizabeth Tremante

Tremante discusses making art as a kid, an early epiphany, developing long term bodies of work & new paintings that deftly address a male dominated art historical canon

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