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Insights into Contemporary Art

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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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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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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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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