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An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twenty-Four: From Here, Looking Out

Catherine Armsden | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

18 Female Artists Give Advice To Women Starting Out In The Art World

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. It’s no secret that the extraordinarily competitive contemporary art world can be an especially to...

Yayoi Kusama's 'Little Mermaid' Illustrations Let Us Live Happily Ever After

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama has created a dreamy illustrated version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, bringing the dark fairy tale to life through ...

Artists Disguise Senior Citizens In Wearable Sculptures Made From Nature

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts

The image above, upon first glance, features the oversized rocks of the Faroe Islands, crusted with barnacles and the occasional drops of guano. Look ...

Unorthodox Nude Portraits Hope To Change How You Understand Beauty

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts

“It’s rare to stop and look at the backs of objects, even human beings; their details, their movements,” Leticia, pictured above, explained in a...

Meet The Octogenarian Artist Who's Been Creating Erotic Art For 50 Years

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

Lebanese artist Huguette Caland is a big fan of comfort. So after her father died in 1964, when she officially decided to pursue her longtime dream of...

Marina Moevs: Between Catastrophe and Serenity

John Seed | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Artist Marina Moevs, whose work is now on view along with portraits by Jon Swihart in a dual show curated by Ruth Weisberg at the Cathedral of Our Lad...

Misty Copeland Dances To The Heavenly Sounds Of Cynthia Erivo's Voice

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts

What do you get when you put a Tony-winning Broadway performer in the room with a history-making ballerina? Apparently, a stunning rendition of George...

3 Questions Every Creative Person Must Ask

Janice Sands | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Janice Sands

This summer, Pen + Brush is teaming up with experts in both the visual and literary arts to bring our readers a guest blogger series focused on insigh...

Plastic Bag Landscapes Will Make You Think Twice About Tossing Trash

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts

Ridges and divots cover a vast, snow-white expanse, an airy landscape primed for exploring. But Vilde Rolfsen’s photos ― which resemble aerial sho...

Photographer Depicts The Ways Hijab And Niqab Can Empower Women

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.11.2016 | Arts

Photographer Yumna Al-Arashi was born and raised in Washington, D.C., yet Yemen still feels like home. After a recent trip there ― on assignment as...

The Unbelievably True Story Of An Artist And Her Revolutionary Vagina

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts

This article contains extensive descriptions of vaginas and might be NSFW, depending on your place of work. Growing up, Japanese artist Rokudenashiko...

'Fairytale' Paintings Show A Side Of Black Lives History Overlooks

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts

The subjects of Amy Sherald’s paintings have skin the color of charcoal ― an overcast hue that exists outside the spectrum of race as we often cat...

Elise Margolis: A Collage Artist Who's Making A Powerful Visual Impact In New York City

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Elise Margolis and I go way back, 14 years to be exact. One of the benefits of raising your kids in New York City is that you get to meet all of these...

Artist Creates An Imaginary History Of Queerness From Found Photos

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts

Two women posing for a photograph, hands casually intertwined. Two men donning swim trunks and a lei, their arms draped across one another. These mome...

These NSFW Tapestries Show The Gritty Side Of Femininity Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.29.2016 | Arts

Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work environments. Shaving your legs, tweezing stray facial hairs, taking a perfunc...

Artist Cleverly Updates Ancient Erotica To Combat Censorship In India

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.29.2016 | Arts

The Khajuraho temples are a group of Hindu and Jain holy shrines built between 950 and 1050 in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Although 85...

12 Women Of Abstract Expressionism History Should Not Forget

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts

Thumb through an art history textbook until you reach the Abstract Expressionism chapter. Read aloud the names of artists you encounter first. Jackson...

Following your Dream, Becomes "Just Keep Going"

Amy Pleasant | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Amy Pleasant

If you are an artist its worth it because, on some level, it feels as if you don't really have a choice. Without art making life would just not be the same. I'm sure the same goes for any musician, actor, performance artist, writer, poet or filmmaker.

Illustrations For All You Foodies Currently Daydreaming About Eating

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts

In April 2014, illustrator Lisa Hanawalt was invited to shadow master chef and gastronomic conceptualist Wylie Dufresne at his (now closed) Lower East...

Diagnosed With Rare Terminal Cancer, Artist Heals Through Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts

"The works are my only legacy," artist Kaylin Andres told The Huffington Post when describing her piece "Three Braids." In the delicate sculpture, int...

Do You Spend Way Too Much Time On Your Phone? There's A 'Slumpie' For That

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts

We've all been there. Your phone buzzes, you checked out the issue, respond cleverly as usual, and then hover for a moment, contemplating your next mo...

Six Women Artists Celebrate The Cigarette

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts

When I took my first drag of a cigarette, it wasn't the rush of nicotine and tobacco I was excited for. It was the feel of the thing in my hand, slend...

Artist Pairs Her Own Teen Diary Entries With Photos Of Girls Around The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts

"Well hear [sic] I lay listening to pink floyd, with M.A.S.H. on the tele, with a splitting headache, eyes hurting, with dried up tears. My whole self...

Instagram Artist Toys With The Stereotypes Of White, Women Artists

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts

Two weeks ago Amalia Ulman uploaded an image to Instagram, a grainy photo of the artist dressed in a traditional men's business suit, holding what app...