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.
Eli Craven discusses how music influenced his early production, identity & the image's potential to reshape conventions, inspiration derived from found objects, & exploring the relationship between collecting and desire.
Leslie Foster on the process of finding a medium, evolving a complex practice through experimentation, representing multiple marginalized identities & making work that incorporates a number of moving conceptual pieces.
The artist discusses music as an introduction to art making, re-connecting with his Filipino heritage, pushing a rich textile history into a contemporary context & discovering new artists beyond social media.
Lindsay Buchman discusses the tactile experience of making, an ever evolving approach to materiality, art as the basis for community & anger, protest, and dissent as justified responses to the current climate
Joshua Gutierrez discusses alternative photographic processes, working on multiple projects simultaneously, the rewards that come from moving between ideas & Instagram location tags as pocketable, virtual queer spaces
The artist discusses the connection between recent drawings & her early vision, a family supportive of the art making process & cultivating an interest in acknowledging the resiliency required in rebuilding one’s life
Joshua Hagler discusses his earliest memories of making art, balancing studio time as a new parent, transitioning from the “It-World” into the “You-World” & the profound effect of forgoing the language of consensus
Kaufman on new projects in textiles, ceramic handbuilding, and tactile bookmaking, using painting to reflect on addictive & invasive visual technologies & exploring the notion of consent across a range of media.
Grant winner Vanessa da Silva discusses how art can provide a sense of purpose, phases of transformation, sculpture as a tool to improve psychological wellbeing, & collaborations with local choreographers and dancers.
The collaborative duo on energy & honesty, managing multiple large scale projects, inspiration derived from cultural detritus & utilizing the refuse generated by various aspirational attainment attempts.