Conversation with Anna Park

"I choose to obscure the faces, almost as if they are melting in and out of the background. This is a reflection on how my self identity has at times been at risk of being lost through the many transitions in my life that I have experienced”

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Interview with Chelsea A. Flowers

Chelsea A. Flowers is an artist who holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2017), and a BFA from Denison University with a concentration in Black Studies (2013).  In this interview she speaks to Masha Vlasova about making politically charged work, the joys and struggles of making autobiographical work, and practical advice for artists.

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Interview with Nora Arrieta

Nora Arrieta graduated with an MFA degree in Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In this inteview, she goes in depth on her process and recent work with guest juror, Alice Bonnot, a London-based curator and art consultant.

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Interview with Jasmine Zelaya

Jasmine Zelaya is an artist based in Houston, TX who received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. In 2018 her painting “Twins” was displayed on the Main Street Marquee, a billboard- sized installation displayed on the exterior of the Main Street Market building in Downtown Houston. In this interview, she’s questioned by guest juror Erika B Hess who is a painter and the founder of the podcast, I Like Your Work.

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Interview with PADA Studios + Residency

Based in Lisbon, Portugal, PADA is an artist and curators dream come true. From inside a reclaimed industrial park dating back to 1885, PADA promotes interaction between national and international artists, the local community and surrounding region through their residency, studio & gallery programs.

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Alice Bonnot on 'Out of Office' at PADA

Alice Bonnot is an independent curator and art consultant based in London. In this interview Ty Bishop and Alice discuss her new exhibition Out of Office at PADA in Lisbon, Portugal and her practice as a curator and consultant.

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Press Release for Volume 9

Friend of The Artist is pleased to celebrate the launch of Volume 9, an art book that puts together some of the top emerging artists from around the world. Artists selected are from the US, UK, Germany, Netherlands, and South Korea and work in a variety of mediums including painting, performance, and sculpture. We believe that emerging artist should be taken seriously, and this volume provides context to their work and background to their work.

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Interview with Gracelee Lawrence

Gracelee Lawrence is a New York based artist, receiving her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Texas at Austin. In this interview she speaks to Vanessa Murrell of DATEAGLE ART about how residencies have impacted her work, the play of digital and physical in her process, and her unique approach to sculpture. 

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Interview with Hanna Vogel

Hanna Vogel is an artist, writer, and educator living in Philadelphia, PA. 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.

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Interview with Brian DePauli

Brian DePauli is an artist from St. Louis currently working in Asia. In this interview, he goes in depth with the guest juror, Bethanie Irons, about his BBQ Party series and his development as an artist.

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Interview with Mychaelyn Michalec

Mychaelyn Michalec is a Dayton, OH based painter who depicts ultramodern scenes of domestic life. 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. 


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Interview with Elise Thompson

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.

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