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Artist Interview with Reality Artist Signe Pierce

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

In a studio visit on the Lower East Side, Arthena engaged in sprawling conversation with the reality artist Signe Pierce, touching on bohemian studio ...

Arthena Talks to Acclaimed Contemporary Artist, Zhang Huan

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Arthena recently had the pleasure of interviewing Zhang Huan, the internationally distinguished performance artist, painter, photographer and sculptor...

Arthena Chats With Jed Ochmanek

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.14.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Best known for his paintings that feature oil-based enamel poured onto stainless steel, Ochmanek's works evoke elements of Abstract Expressionism, while exploring the ideas of chance and unpredictability.

A Father's Day Conversation With Nathan Hager, Artist and Full-Time Dad

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

In honor of Father's Day, UGallery is celebrating the wonderful working artist-dad Nathan Hager, who paints the outdoors and captures its beauty while adding his own twist.

Wayne Thiebaud: Memory Mountains

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Veteran artist Wayne Thiebaud -- who will turn 93 on November 15th -- isn't slowing down a bit. His current one-man show at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Memory Mountains, consists of 31 paintings and 17 works on paper and fills both floors of the gallery.

Wham! A Studio Visit With Emily Silver

Virginia Broersma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Emily Silver makes work that is as visually calm as an air horn. Objects, drawings and videos that may have literally been involved in some kind of explosion or had their glitter-and-ribbon brains bashed out with a bat fill her studio.

Larry Keigwin: From Dynamite Dancer to Choreographer Extraordinaire!

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Scott Alexander Hess

I'll never forget the way Keigwin lept around me as I sat stock still in a chair in awe of his breathtaking artistry. It was absolutely thrilling. No less thrilling was catching Keigwin + Co. last week again, at The Joyce.

In Conversation With Kathy Goodell

Elizabeth Insogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Insogna

It's as if you're confronting yourself every time, but a self well aware of their major and minor arcana -- ones intertwined in the forces of free will and fate and the natural abyss that occurs at the crossroads

Vonn Sumner: 'Somewhere Else' (PHOTOS/INTERVIEW)

John Seed | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
John Seed

There is a silence about the works of painter Vonn Sumner. His canvases ask his viewers a question that takes a moment to consider: do you want to laugh, or cry, or both?

7 Questions for Painter Lisa Breslow

John Seed | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
John Seed


Who Is Nicola Samorì?

Mia R. Benenate | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Mia R. Benenate

Known for the smoldering intensity of his figurative work, Samorì deftly wields his artist's brush to create moody and atmospheric pieces. The following interview sheds light on the prolific artist who spends most of his time in the shadows.

Incredible Sculptures Made From Rolled Up Magazines

Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

Korean artist Yunwoo Choi uses magazines not for their beauty tips and trend forecasts but for their texture, colors and weight. We found this revampe...

Baseball, Femininity And Intricate Designs

Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts

Leigh Salgado creates feminine nets of patchwork, cultural references, personal narrative and mythical abstraction. Salgado uses an Exacto knife to ma...

This Biomorphic Artwork Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

Elizabeth Simonson is a Minneapolis native who has been making science-based art for years. Last December, Simonson installed a "biomorphic, bead-base...

Q&A with Alex McLeod, Creator Of Mesmerizing Interactive Videos

The Creators Project | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

Each week we chat about the tools of the trade with one outstanding creative to find out exactly how they do what they do. The questions are always th...

Dali Apes Straightlaced Reporter

Posted 12.03.2011 | Arts

From his gravity-defying moustache to his enchantingly impenetrable accent, Salvador Dali is anything but easily understood. His eccentric personality...

WATCH: Dan Colen Talks Art, Inspiration And Chilling Out

Posted 12.02.2011 | Arts

Dan Colen's not your typical artist. His nonchalant manner mixed with his admissions of painstaking planning makes for a heady combination in this int...

Street Artist JR Disses Internet In Candid Interview

The Atlantic | Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts

French street artist JR claims to own the world's biggest art gallery. A semi-anonymous photographer who won this year's TED Prize, he posts giant por...

WATCH: Inside The Mind Of Richard Phillips

Posted 10.30.2011 | Arts

Richard Prince is one of America's most acclaimed contemporary photographers and painters. His works, such as Untitled (Cowboy) have put him in great ...

Beijing Is 'A Constant Nightmare', Ai Weiwei Writes | ROBERT MACKEY | Posted 10.29.2011 | Arts

In an angry, despairing essay for Newsweek, Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese artist and dissident who was released from detention two months ago, descri...

'Kaleidoscopic Garden Of Glass': Zane Lewis Interview With Beautiful/Decay

Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts

Via Beautiful/Decay Artist Zane Lewis, an elusive and evolving talent, has remerged within the New York art scene with a fresh and new aesthetic. W...

PHOTOS: Pat Perry's Calculated Surrealism

Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts

Via Beautiful/Decay Between train cars and mopeds, and over the course of thousands of miles, Pat Perry slowly realizes his dream of busting outsid...

Aggravated Abstraction: Robert Feintuch's Portraits

David Coggins | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Robert Feintuch is that rare thing: a serious painter and a reasonable man. His work is figurative but is neither radical nor reactionary. It's mar...

PRISON ART: Portraits of Inhumanity by Laurie Jo Reynolds

Gregory Sholette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gregory Sholette

Two years ago this November, President Obama appeared on "60 Minutes" and reiterated his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.  This ...

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: From The Future Of Digital Art To The Apocalypse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE... Helen Korpak "A current student at Aalto University, Korpak says of her work that she has created "a map of the emotions i...