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Elena Disabato – Why a Painter from Chicago Returned to Her Creative Roots

Elena Disabato is an abstract painter and mixed-media artist from Chicago. Her techniques include applying Swarovski crystals in patterned overlays, and metallics, decoupage, and scrapbooking materials. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from ...

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Elena Disabato – Why a Painter from Chicago Returned to Her Creative Roots

How Performance Artist Dakota Noot Treads the Line between Humor and Horror

Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, Los Angeles artist Dakota Noot “uses drawings, paintings, and installations to create animal-human hybrids that explore rural yet fantastical, queer identities.” His wearable anthropomorphic art has a pagan-infused irony that ...

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How Performance Artist Dakota Noot Treads the Line between Humor and Horror

Meridel Rubenstein – A Santa Fe Photographer Turns Eden on Its Side

Meridel Rubenstein is a photographer and installation artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, who focuses on issues of art and ecology. Her recent series, Eden Turned on Its Side, includes a water remediation project ...

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Meridel Rubenstein – A Santa Fe Photographer Turns Eden on Its Side

Ray Chen – A Sculptor Discovers his own Form

According to Ray Chen, a work of art has no inherent shape of its own. He views the process of art making as a series of “networks and flows, connections and reconnections that are always ...

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Ray Chen – A Sculptor Discovers his own Form

Jazmin Castaneda – Why Family and Color are a Driving Creative Force

Muralist Jazmin Castaneda was caught off guard by multiple challenges in 2020. In the midst of adapting to COVID isolation, and being swept up in political events, she lost her father to cancer. As a ...

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Jazmin Castaneda – Why Family and Color are a Driving Creative Force

Angelo Sapienza – A Movement Artist Explores What it Means to be Human

For Angelo Sapienza, a.k.a. VoVera, movement comes from within. A performance artist, poet, break dancer, and self-portrait photographer from Tucson, Arizona, Sapienza has performed with major dance companies and filled multiple roles as a choreographer ...

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Angelo Sapienza – A Movement Artist Explores What it Means to be Human

What If? – Camille Elston Promotes Diversity in the Built Environment

Camille Ora-Nicole Elston is an award-winning artist from Los Angeles whose pen and ink drawings, illustrations, renderings, and zines pose the question: What would we have built? Her goal is to make the environment a ...

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What If? – Camille Elston Promotes Diversity in the Built Environment

Stephen Proski Explores Sightlessness in a Sight-Driven World

Stephen Proski is an artist from Kansas City, Missouri who focuses on the underrepresentation of disabled individuals in the art world. Partially blind and colorblind since birth, Proski views disability as a creative force. His ...

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Stephen Proski Explores Sightlessness in a Sight-Driven World

Nour Alkhatib – A Texas Fashion Designer Creates Clothing as Armor

Designer Nour Alkhatib, who spent part of her childhood in Jordan, has created the collection AL-HIMAYAH, which means 'protection’ in Arabic. Using natural fibers and exaggerated silhouettes, she creates garments that make women feel "protected ...

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Nour Alkhatib – A Texas Fashion Designer Creates Clothing as Armor

Philip Thomas – Why a Sculptor and Sci-Fi Writer Builds His Own Universe

Philip Thomas is a ceramic artist and science-fiction writer from Connecticut who’s been sculpting since he was four years old. His work centers on a fictional universe with seven habitable planets, a pantheon of gods, ...

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Philip Thomas – Why a Sculptor and Sci-Fi Writer Builds His Own Universe

How Abby Aceves Explores the Role of Women in Patriarchal Culture

Abby Aceves is a contemporary artist from Mexico who has lived in Los Angeles for the past three years. She addresses the role of women in a patriarchal culture through painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation ...

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How Abby Aceves Explores the Role of Women in Patriarchal Culture

The Impulse to Create Lies at the Center of ‘Eliades Ochoa: From Cuba to the World’

“I’m glad to have been born with the desire to create,” says Eliades Ochoa early in Cynthia Biestek’s sonorous 2018 documentary exploring the life of the iconic Cuban guitarist. Eliades Ochoa: From Cuba to the ...

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The Impulse to Create Lies at the Center of ‘Eliades Ochoa: From Cuba to the World’

Erin Yoshi: Global Muralist and Community Instigator

For global muralist Erin Yoshi, there is no delineation between her art and community. As a self-proclaimed community instigator and experienced organizer, she takes great care to represent the history, challenges, vision, and voice of ...

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Erin Yoshi: Global Muralist and Community Instigator

Linda Vallejo & Man One: Artists On Politics and Being Indivisible in America

“The idea of uniting all nations, all creeds, all colors, all genders, all races, all orientations, always interests me because of the intersection between that philosophy and the actual work. That’s a difficult road to ...

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Linda Vallejo & Man One: Artists On Politics and Being Indivisible in America

Leroy Johnson: What It Means to Be A Political Artist Today

“For me, the future as artists, we have to really question what our role is and how do we play in this society, especially when you think about in terms of being indivisible. How much ...

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Leroy Johnson: What It Means to Be A Political Artist Today
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