Hanna Vogel is an artist, writer, and educator living in Philadelphia, PA. Born and raised in rural northern California, she received a BFA from the California College of the Arts and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In this interview, Hanna speaks to Justin Archer about the influences behind her installation based works, development as an artist, and the impact of writing.
Brian DePauli is an artist from St. Louis currently working in Asia. He received an MA from Fontbonne University and has exhibited nationally including shows at The Berkeley Art Center in Berkeley, CA, Around the Coyote in Chicago, IL, and Fort Gondo in St.Louis. In this interview, he goes in depth with the guest juror, Bethanie Irons, about his BBQ Party series and his development as an artist.
Mychaelyn Michalec is a Dayton, OH based painter who depicts ultramodern scenes of domestic life. She has received degrees in Art History and Fine Art from Ohio State University and graduated with a masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. In this interview, she speaks to guest juror Martin Mayorga of DATEAGLE ART about the influences in her work, what it’s like being an artist in Dayton, OH, and how she utilizes Instagram.
Elise Thomas received an MFA from Florida State University and is relocating her practice from Tallahassee, Florida to Brooklyn, NY in February 2019. In this interview, she speaks to guest juror Taylor O. Thomas about her interest in nostalgia, use of non traditional material, and how she investigates the human psyche through color and plasticity.
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann is a Washington DC area painter who received her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. In this interview she speaks to Ty Bishop, Publisher of Friend of The Artist, about her studio practice, recent installation at the Facebook Washington DC, and gives advice to emerging artists.
Liam Fallon was born in 1995 in Stoke on Trent and lives and works in Manchester. He graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2017, winning second place (the Lim Ai Fang prize) in the Woon Foundation Prize 2017 as well as winning the Alumni Prize and the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts prize.
Bradley Kerl is a Houston, TX based painter interested in interpreting and describing the world around him through paint. He received his MFA from The University of Houston, and will be an artist-in-residence at Villa Lena in Italy during October 2018.
“I am more concerned with the final product and the experience the viewer will have standing in from of the pieces. I aim to disrupt how the viewer thinks of the photograph and how the 3D shapes are altered by adding photographs to the surfaces.”
Bethanie Irons is a painter and digital artist living and working in Columbia, Missouri. She earned her MFA from the University of Missouri and is currently pursuing a PhD in art education. She is the curator of PLEAT Gallery, an online gallery space. Interview is between Bethanie Irons and Ty Bishop.