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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Interview with Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann 

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.

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Interview with Liam Fallon

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.

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Interview with Bradley Kerl

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.

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Interview with Lynné Bowman Cravens

“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.”

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