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Q+Art

Arts editor Morgan Laurens interviews artists from around the world.

Amy Medford and Leonid Siveriver: A Shared Studio Space Near Asheville [Q+Art Interview]

Editor’s note: This interview was originally published on ArtsvilleUSA to promote Glass +1, an exclusive studio tour experience inspired by the Biltmore Estate’s Dale Chihuly exhibition in Asheville, North Carolina. Read the original interview with ...

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Amy Medford and Leonid Siveriver: A Shared Studio Space Near Asheville [Q+Art Interview]

‘You Speak Good English’: Izumi Miyazaki Expresses Stress, Struggle, and Bravery [Q+Art Interview]

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post ran in 2022. We’re publishing this update in honor of our April 2024 exhibition, The Metamorphosis, which includes work from Izumi Miyazaki. Sekaikan is Japanese for “worldview,” ...

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‘You Speak Good English’: Izumi Miyazaki Expresses Stress, Struggle, and Bravery [Q+Art Interview]

Asheville Artist Hayden Wilson Opens His Glass Studio to the Public [Q+Art Interview]

Editor’s note: This interview was originally published on ArtsvilleUSA to promote Glass +1, an exclusive studio tour experience inspired by the Biltmore Estate’s Dale Chihuly exhibition in Asheville, North Carolina. Read the original interview with ...

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Asheville Artist Hayden Wilson Opens His Glass Studio to the Public [Q+Art Interview]

Nieko McDaniel Walks a Fine Line Between Accessible and Experimental Art [Interview]

Nieko McDaniel keeps a box of Raisin Bran in his studio. Not because the Tennessee artist snacks on his favorite breakfast cereal over the easel, but because “cereal boxes have nice, thin cardboard that you ...

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Nieko McDaniel Walks a Fine Line Between Accessible and Experimental Art [Interview]

Photographer Mpumelelo Buthelezi: Touched by an Angel [Interview]

In her poem “Touched by an Angel,” Maya Angelou describes humans as “exiles from delight” who “live coiled in shells of loneliness / until love leaves its high holy temple / and comes into sight ...

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Photographer Mpumelelo Buthelezi: Touched by an Angel [Interview]

Jamie Rose Implores Us to Worship at the Altar of Love [Interview]

Multidisciplinary artist Jamie Rose wants to talk about love. “Love, or a lack thereof, is a difficult topic to discuss,” she admits in her artist statement. “The word itself has been so misused, watered down ...

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Jamie Rose Implores Us to Worship at the Altar of Love [Interview]

Alexey Adonin’s Luminescent Works Illustrate Eerily Familiar Landscapes [Interview]

“Somehow this isn’t at all how I envisioned it,” remarks a character from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s 1972 science fiction novel, Roadside Picnic. It’s a favorite of Belarusian artist Alexey Adonin. Now based in Jerusalem, ...

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Alexey Adonin’s Luminescent Works Illustrate Eerily Familiar Landscapes [Interview]

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: Take Our Creative Questionnaire, Get Featured on NOT REAL ART

Ever taken the Proust Questionnaire? Popularized (though not invented) by French writer Marcel Proust, the Questionnaire traces its roots to a parlor game believed to reveal an individual’s true personality with insightful and sometimes unexpected ...

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OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: Take Our Creative Questionnaire, Get Featured on NOT REAL ART

Best of Q+Art: Our Favorite Artist Interviews From 2023

Our conversations with contemporary artists explore the ideas, concepts, and philosophies that inspire them to create. The Q+Art interviews, developed in 2019 as a pillar of our editorial programming, also open a window into the ...

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Best of Q+Art: Our Favorite Artist Interviews From 2023

Artist Natalie Lambert Reclaims Control with Fetish and Fantasy [Interview]

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post ran in 2021. We’re publishing this update in honor of our November 2023 exhibition, Down a Long, Dark Corridor, which includes work from Natalie Lambert. Who says ...

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Artist Natalie Lambert Reclaims Control with Fetish and Fantasy [Interview]

Photographer Erin Naifeh Walks Into the Dark Night of the Soul [Interview]

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post ran in 2022. We’re publishing this update in honor of our November 2023 exhibition, Down a Long, Dark Corridor, which includes work from Erin Naifeh. “My shoes ...

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Photographer Erin Naifeh Walks Into the Dark Night of the Soul [Interview]

Painter Ally Zlatar Endures the Isolating Pain of an Invisible Illness [Interview]

Under a skintight sheet of plastic, Ally Zlatar lets out a silent scream. While the Canadian-born artist isn’t shy about sharing personal anguish in her figure paintings, works like “Suffocating in Suffering” underscore how difficult ...

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Painter Ally Zlatar Endures the Isolating Pain of an Invisible Illness [Interview]

Photographer Brenda Maria Fernandez Steps Into the Mind’s Strange Recesses [Interview]

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post ran in 2021. We’re publishing this update in honor of our November 2023 exhibition, Down a Long, Dark Corridor, which includes work from Brenda Maria Fernandez. The ...

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Photographer Brenda Maria Fernandez Steps Into the Mind’s Strange Recesses [Interview]

Alissa Ohashi Assembles a Psychologically Barbed Family Photo Album [Interview]

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post ran in 2021. We’re publishing this update in honor of our October 2023 exhibition, Aftereffects, which includes work from Alissa Ohashi. Alissa Ohashi uses the word gaman—meaning ...

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Alissa Ohashi Assembles a Psychologically Barbed Family Photo Album [Interview]

Kacie Lees: Neon’s Rising Star [Interview]

“Neon is a recording device that glows,” says teaching artist Kacie Lees, who bends colorful tubes of gas into fluorescent lightning bolts and punchy POW! shapes. “[Neon] captures your movement then emits light like a ...

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Kacie Lees: Neon’s Rising Star [Interview]
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