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Hey Artists: Build a Side Business!

Christina Empedocles | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Christina Empedocles

You may call it a side job, gig, or hustle -- but the work that artists do alongside their primary creative endeavor has an important role to play in our culture. Why? Because those sources of income are the main funders of the arts in this country.

When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, inst...

Why One Woman Wants To Turn Your Nude Selfies Into Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.05.2015 | Home

Warning: This post contains (illustrated) nudity and may not be suitable for work. don't know what 2 do lately so this will keep me busy....

The Lightness of Being Anne Patterson

Jack Meyer | Posted 06.26.2016 | Home
Jack Meyer

Anne Patterson and I stepped into the darkened former Perry Street Theater. "Does your iPhone have a flashlight?" she asked. "Wait until you see the light and shadows," Anne beamed. She waved the point of light against one of her latest works, constructed of aluminum and steel.

Yup, New York's Major Art Galleries Are Still Sadly Sexist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.20.2015 | Home

Depressing news in the art world today. Curator Maura Reilly posted a "report card" on Facebook, a tally of art world statistics compiled by the anony...

Self-Taught Artist Christine Sefolosha Explores Where The Wild Things Are

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.28.2015 | Home

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

Feminist Artist Heather Marie Scholl Stitches Why 'It's Hard To Be A Woman'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.03.2014 | Home

Contemporary women artists have imagined a myriad of ways to explore themes of femininity, identity, representation, violence, sexuality and body love...

Behind the Scenes With Singer-Songwriter, Macy Gray

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.06.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

When I sat down with singer-songwriter Macy Gray in the private Barrel Room of City Winery just before her performance there, I was reminded of what it means to be a one-of-a-kind.

Here's A Female Nude From A Female Point Of View, The Way It Should Be

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.26.2014 | Home

Think about the history of nude portraiture. Which paintings come to mind? Manet's "Olympia," Goya's "Nude Maja" or perhaps Courbet's "Origin of the W...

Traversing Time And Space In The City Of Angels

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.11.2014 | Home

Although there's not much scientific evidence to support this claim, space and time seem to operate a bit differently in Los Angeles. Maybe it's t...

These Are The Feminist Doilies You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home

If you have -- like us -- been hiding in the depths of the Internet, waiting for that one artist to combine the politics of female hair with the delic...

10 Hypnotic Paintings That Challenge Art's Obsession With The Female Nude

Posted 02.28.2014 | Home

From Francisco de Goya's "The Nude Maja" to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres' "Grande Odalisque" to Edouard Manet's "Olympia," the female in repose has l...

What If Classical Artists Had Contemporary Problems?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

Back in the days when Renaissance and Baroque art reigned supreme, artists went to work immortalizing matters of love, mythology, war and -- if they w...

10 Gorgeously Grotesque Sculptures That Prove Being A Girl Can Get Nasty

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

Before we were old enough to know better, many of us grew up hearing -- and eventually repeating -- the nursery rhyme: "Sugar and spice and everything...

On Being Transformed Into an Icon by Means of Needle and Thread: The Embroidery Portraits of Rebecca Levi

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Christopher Murray

This fall I'm tickled to death, and hopefully to immortality, to be represented in a showstopping embroidery portrait of me as the Amazonian Statue of the Republic from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Artist Rebecca Levi, takes painstaking care with the entire process.

A Unique Family Portrait

Posted 06.07.2013 | Home

Camilla Catrambone is a portrait photographer of sorts, yet her carefully arranged images -- homages to her family members -- feature no smiles, faces...

Happy Birthday, Lisa Yuskavage!

Posted 05.16.2013 | Home

In honor of Lisa Yuskavage's 51st birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist. Lisa Yuskavage's signature...

The First Crocheted Billboard

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.14.2013 | Home

Olek has struck again, this time bringing her crocheted magic to the sky-level billboards of Oakland, California. First crocheted billboard ever! ...

LOOK: Bodies Merge With Surreal Painted Landscapes

Posted 03.10.2013 | Home

We recently stumbled upon Moki's surreal landscapes on My Modern Met and felt as if we were whisked off into a dream. The Berlin-based artist depicts ...

Women in the Arts

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home

The women we look up to in the arts -- from New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan soaring above the stage at Lincoln Center to action hero Elizabeth Streb scaling a building in London -- have their own inspiring heroines, some famous and others less known.

WATCH: Best Fashion Film Ever?

Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

Viva Vena's "Fashion Film" may just be the cleverest commercial ever made. Directed by photographer and filmmaker Matthew Frost, and starring "Mean Gi...

Of All The Nudes In Art History, You'll Rarely See One Like This

Posted 02.06.2013 | Home

Painter Joan Semmel shakes up our preconceived notions of the contemporary self-portrait by translating hers into paint. Her latest exhibition at the ...

And The Artist Of The Month Is...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.07.2013 | Home

Would you like to receive an artwork in the mail made exclusively by a member of Sonic Youth? Well, here's your chance: The Artist of the Month Club, ...

Happy Birthday, Barbara Kruger!

Posted 01.26.2013 | Home

Today is the birthday of Barbara Kruger, the subversive female artist known to harness the power of print media in her bold, declarative artworks. In ...

Happy Birthday, Janis Joplin!

Posted 01.19.2013 | Home

Today is the birthday of psychedelic goddess and raucous rock icon, Janis Joplin. The front woman of groups like the Full Tilt Boogie Band and Big Bro...