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Artist Profiles

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Suzy González Paints the People of the Corn

According to the Mayan creation story, humans are spun from white and yellow corn, a precious crop at the epicenter of their culture. Referring to herself as Xicanx—a genderless term emphasizing Indigenous Mexican or Mesoamerican ...

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Suzy González Paints the People of the Corn

Why Photographer Tommy Kha Loves Clumsy Snapshots

Tommy Kha takes after his great-aunt, who according to family lore, “read too many books and went crazy.” The self-portrait photographer from Memphis with an MFA from Yale sums himself up as a “left-handed, Queer, ...

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Why Photographer Tommy Kha Loves Clumsy Snapshots

Noa Charuvi Resurrects the Israeli Landscape

Painting is in Noa Charuvi’s blood. Destined for a life of facing the blank canvas, Noa chose to follow the footsteps of her grandfather, Shmuel Charuvi, a 20th century Ukrainian painter who was fascinated by ...

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Noa Charuvi Resurrects the Israeli Landscape

How Texas Painter Carlos Donjuan Overcame the Fear of Not Belonging

Carlos Donjuan learned the basics of line, tone, shape, and space from painting graffiti as a teenager. A high school art teacher steered him into the studio and inspired him to earn a masters of ...

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How Texas Painter Carlos Donjuan Overcame the Fear of Not Belonging

Keya Tama and Elléna Lourens: The Creative Power of Friendship

While popular culture puts sexual relationships on a pedestal, many people find friendships just as transformative and nourishing as love affairs. Emerging South African-born artists Keya Tama and Elléna Lourens form two halves of a ...

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Keya Tama and Elléna Lourens: The Creative Power of Friendship

Justin Tate Creates Site-Specific Installations Around the Globe

In the past decade, Justin Tate has created more than a hundred projects in over twenty countries. He incorporates architecture, carpentry, botany, cooking, electronics, chemistry, and new media into his site-specific installations. Born in Canada ...

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Justin Tate Creates Site-Specific Installations Around the Globe

Experience a Heart-Stopping Celestial Romance From The Stars Collector

Who hasn’t wanted to pluck a handful of stars from the clear night sky? Collage artist Dolores Nemi Caldentey—known publicly as The Stars Collector and colloquially as “Lo”—has found a way. Inspired by vintage illustration ...

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Experience a Heart-Stopping Celestial Romance From The Stars Collector

How Ates Isildak Creates a Safe Space for Marginalized Communities

Ates Isildak uses short films, music videos, and photography to subvert conventional expressions of beauty and sexuality. His goal is to create a safe space for marginalized communities to “exuberantly express themselves.” The son of ...

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How Ates Isildak Creates a Safe Space for Marginalized Communities

Sad Sack Illustrator Travis Lampe Laughs in the Face of Fate

“Death is certain. But I recommend avoiding it,” quips artist, illustrator, and toymaker Travis Lampe. Influenced by fortune telling, mystical divination, and a healthy dose of pessimism, Travis’ topsy-turvy works are just as wry as ...

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Sad Sack Illustrator Travis Lampe Laughs in the Face of Fate

San Diego Artist Neil Kendricks Confronts the Human Toll of Racial Violence

Neil Kendricks is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and photographer who teaches at San Diego State University (SDSU). His interdisciplinary practice addresses the human toll of racial violence. In 2020, Kendricks launched a series of mixed-media ...

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San Diego Artist Neil Kendricks Confronts the Human Toll of Racial Violence

Luscious Digital Portraiture From Graffiti Artist Turned Illustrator Samuel Rodriguez

There’s more than one way to paint a landscape, according to California-based artist Samuel Rodriguez. Referring to his digital portraits as “cultural landscape paintings,” the graffiti artist turned illustrator likens his creative process to that ...

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Luscious Digital Portraiture From Graffiti Artist Turned Illustrator Samuel Rodriguez

NOT REAL ART July Gift Guide: Digital Rainbows Over Dreamland

Recently, we’ve been sharing tips for growing your art collection with unique, affordable works (it’s easier than you think!). While buying original works through blue chip galleries remains mysterious and pricey, there are tons of ...

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NOT REAL ART July Gift Guide: Digital Rainbows Over Dreamland

Pop Art Meets the Apocalypse in D*Face’s Hollywood-Inspired Work

Deceptively rose-tinted and rebellious, new work from multimedia artist D*Face (aka Dean Stockton) reveals the hairline fractures appearing in our quick-fix, instant-oatmeal society. “After living through an unprecedented, historical moment in time that saw us ...

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Pop Art Meets the Apocalypse in D*Face’s Hollywood-Inspired Work

Spandita Malik’s Embroidered Photographs Turn Away From the Colonized Eye

Brooklyn-based artist Spandita Malik combines photographic portraits with embroidered details made by women in India who’ve suffered from domestic abuse. Her mixed-media images of female subjects in enclosed spaces speak out against gender-based violence. Spandita’s ...

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Spandita Malik’s Embroidered Photographs Turn Away From the Colonized Eye

All Hail Camille Walala, the Queen of Creative Joy

French artist Camille Walala is no existential philosopher clad in black cashmere. Explosively colorful, the muralist’s ambitious, large-scale designs transform cityscapes across the world into stirring spectacles of joy. Though Camille’s public work is open ...

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All Hail Camille Walala, the Queen of Creative Joy
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