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Insights into Contemporary Art

Samantha Sutcliffe

Samantha Sutcliffe

Samantha Sutcliffe on two new projects, the potential for a place to damage a person, & making art as an outlet to process & understand.

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Debbi Kenote

Debbi Kenote

Debbi Kenote on the power of size & shape, a practice that revoles around an intense use of color, exploring interlocking structures, & abstract references to landscapes.

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Maggie Shannon

Maggie Shannon

Maggie Shannon on curiosity as the impetus for new work, photographing pie eating contests, & passion as an overarching theme to connect projects.

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Anna Carey

Anna Carey

Anna Carey discusses involuntary memory & shifting place, conflating imagination & various spaces into one space, & developing the idea of architecture & fantasy.

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Yin Ming Wong

Yin Ming Wong

Yin Ming Wong on the endless possibilities of expression, how community & conversation sustains the momentum of creation, & ping pong as a metaphor for deeply personal experiences.

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Cherisse Alcantara

Cherisse Alcantara

Cherisse Alcantara discusses drawing since childhood, new work that explores urban & architectural spaces, & a practice that requires deep focus.

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David Bipolo

David Bipolo

David Bipolo on comics & graphic novels as an entry point to fine art, a practice that heavily incorporates writing, researching & studying, & finding infinite inspiration.

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Karen Kassap

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Karen Kassap

Karen Kassap discusses making work that expresses ideas & emotions, finding balance between inner life & the outer world, & producing metaphors for universal emotions & meaning.

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Emma Childs

Emma Childs

Emma Childs discusses early memories of making art, minimalist visual metaphors, & complicated ideas about human relationships.

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Furong Zhang

Furong Zhang

Furong Zhang discusses the collective & contradictory spaces between mythologies & reality, psychological interiors, & making art as a respite from a chaotic environment.

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Judd Schiffman

Judd Schiffman

Judd Schiffman on Buddhist meditation and Shamanic spiritual practices, preparing for multiple upcoming exhibitions, & exploring personal rites of passage.

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Alicia Reyes McNamara

Alicia Reyes McNamara

Alicia Reyes McNamara on the importance of a supportive family, working towards an upcoming exhibition, & opening up the concept of an in-between space.

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Pia Chavarria

Pia Chavarria

Pia Chavarria on early drawing references, the notion of ‘not knowing’, portraits & non-portraits, & the number of possiblities behind each subject.

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Aaron Christopher Rees

Aaron Christopher Rees

Aaron Christopher Rees discusses the phenomological experience of seeing, playing with allegory, abstraction & symbolism, & the meditive nature embedded in the physical act of making.

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Scrill Davis

Scrill Davis

Scrill Davis on early experiences with photography, creating with local talent while traveling, using music to set the tone while working, & expanding his brand.

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Dylan Hausthor

Dylan Hausthor

Dylan Hausthor on early memories of making things, story telling as a central component of a practice, deeply relating to specific spaces, & basking in meditative days.

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Kenechi Unachukwu

Kenechi Unachukwu

Kenechi Unachukwu discusses multiple ongoing projects, a need to document this important time in history, photographing the essence of a culture, & early experiences with photography.

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Victoria Martinez

Victoria Martinez

Victoria Martinez on large-scale textile paintings, a reverence for architecture, the desire to create interactive environments, & early experiments with mural painting.

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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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