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The Shape of Hope: Batia Lowenberg Dares to Find a Happy Ending

“Art can be a form of worship, play, labor, dancing, freedom, fooling around, and serious pursuit all rolled into one,” says Batia Lowenberg in an interview with Art Mami. Based in Florida and currently a ...

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The Shape of Hope: Batia Lowenberg Dares to Find a Happy Ending

Japanese Painter Ryoko Kaneta Looks at Nature With Wide Eyes

Instead of one god, there are approximately 8 million divine beings pulling the strings in Japan. Emerging Tokyo-based artist Ryoko Kaneta creates manga-style artwork that plays on an ancient Japanese philosophy: that god dwells in ...

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Japanese Painter Ryoko Kaneta Looks at Nature With Wide Eyes

Alice Yuan Zhang Ran a Workshop in Interspecies Speed Dating

Alice Yuan Zhang is a Los Angeles artist, educator, and community weaver working with interactive technology. She left China when she was nine years old. With an upbringing based on “ascetic Buddhist values, and cultural/immigrant ...

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Alice Yuan Zhang Ran a Workshop in Interspecies Speed Dating

Digital Artist Romi Myers Pokes Fun at the Endless Inconvenience of Being Human

“I <3 art + design,” reads Romi Myers’ artist statement. “Plain and simple.” Romi’s digital shorthand is key to understanding the Florida-based artist’s aesthetic. Rendered in vibrant Crayola colors and often hiding letters and numbers—Romi ...

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Digital Artist Romi Myers Pokes Fun at the Endless Inconvenience of Being Human

Empty and Alone: Japanese Artist Hikari Shimoda Fights to Live in the Void

“To me, fighting to live is repeatedly questioning oneself when feeling empty inside,” says Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda of her new solo show, Fight to Live in the Void. On view at Corey Helford Gallery ...

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Empty and Alone: Japanese Artist Hikari Shimoda Fights to Live in the Void

Russ Pope and Friends Cultivate Long-Distance Creative Relationships

With a technological cocktail of Zoom meetings, FaceTime hangs, phone calls, emails, and texts, it’s easier than ever to connect with people all around the globe. CONVERSATIONS, a group show at LA’s Subliminal Projects, rises ...

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Russ Pope and Friends Cultivate Long-Distance Creative Relationships

Caution: Man One’s Contagious Art Could Be the Antidote to Your Pandemic Blues

Sometimes, despite the chorus of coughing around you, there’s nothing more contagious than appreciating good artwork. That’s the hope behind graffiti artist Man One’s new solo show, Chance of Infection, on view at Division 9 ...

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Caution: Man One’s Contagious Art Could Be the Antidote to Your Pandemic Blues

Muralist Juana Alicia Is Inspired by Poetry and Magical Realism

Juana Alicia describes herself as “uncompromising.” She has been criticized for being too political, radical, and issue-driven. Based in Berkeley, California, she has created murals, prints, sculptures, and paintings for over three decades. Inspired by ...

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Muralist Juana Alicia Is Inspired by Poetry and Magical Realism

Grand Opening: ‘The Cheech’ Builds A Home For Chicano/a Art in Southern California

Not every collector wants to share their art with the world. Thankfully, Cheech Marin—yes, that Cheech Marin—isn’t one of them. On June 18, 2022, the longtime actor and comedian presents Cheech Collects, the inaugural exhibition ...

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Grand Opening: ‘The Cheech’ Builds A Home For Chicano/a Art in Southern California

‘I’m Taking Its Power Away’: Valeria Ganzman Copes With Cancer Through a Series of Self-Portraits

As trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk reminds us, the body keeps the score. It’s with us from the day we’re born, absorbing our deepest pain and most euphoric highs until we leave the Earth. ...

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‘I’m Taking Its Power Away’: Valeria Ganzman Copes With Cancer Through a Series of Self-Portraits

Celebrating Pride: What June Means For LGBTQ+ Visibilty in the Arts

It’s that time of year again: rainbows are popping up all over the place, which means Pride Month has arrived. While June is seen as a time to celebrate progress toward equality in the LGBTQ+ ...

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Celebrating Pride: What June Means For LGBTQ+ Visibilty in the Arts

Arizona Nomad Bryan David Griffith Takes on the Cyclic Nature of Fire

Bryan David Griffith gave up a successful consulting business and lived a nomadic lifestyle, camping out of an old van. When his vehicle broke down in Flagstaff, Arizona, he decided to call it home. His ...

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Arizona Nomad Bryan David Griffith Takes on the Cyclic Nature of Fire

A New Way to Work: Creative Identity Gets a Contemporary Makeover in LA

“Identity” is a nebulous term, subject to shift and surprise over the course of a lifetime. This month, nine international artists pin down different definitions in I Don’t Wanna Be, I Am, a traveling exhibition ...

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A New Way to Work: Creative Identity Gets a Contemporary Makeover in LA

‘Wonder Women’ Highlights the Importance of Telling Asian American and Diasporic Stories

New research finds anti-Asian hate crimes have ballooned a whopping 339 percent over the past two years. In response to the sharp rise in racial violence, NYC gallery Jeffrey Deitch presents Wonder Women, a group ...

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‘Wonder Women’ Highlights the Importance of Telling Asian American and Diasporic Stories

Scent Artist Chaveli Sifre Creates Organic Masks That Smell Divine

Chaveli Sifre was born in Germany to Puerto Rican parents. After starting a program extolling the regenerative power of nightlife, she co-founded Scent Club Berlin, a community devoted to olfaction as a creative medium. In ...

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Scent Artist Chaveli Sifre Creates Organic Masks That Smell Divine
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