Rank #1: Katherine Bradford - Episode 13
Katherine Bradford makes paintings that often feature groups of people congregating around an impressive element, such as a massive bonfire, or scenes of swimmers floating and wading in water. Katherine talks about entering the atmosphere of her work, an urge to distance herself from old master oil painters, making epic versus intimate statements, and loving the overall intensity of being an artist.
Feb 01 2017
Rank #2: Eddie Martinez - Episode 4
Eddie Martinez makes large-scale oil paintings that are full of movement, curiosity and joyful color. Eddie discusses his early days as a Boston-area graffiti enthusiast, self-producing his first gallery show in New York City, art as obsession and therapy, and much more...
Oct 26 2016
Rank #3: Sean Kelly - Episode 50
Sean Kelly has been a contemporary art dealer for over three decades, establishing a reputation for presenting diverse, intellectually driven and unconventional exhibitions. Sean talks about his role as an Armory Show selection committee member, suggestions on how galleries might prepare a strong and memorable fair application, how his relationship with performance artist Marina Abramovic developed, his podcast “Collect Wisely”, the profound inequities within the world of art, artist’s studios as sacred spaces and slowing down the process of looking at art. This episode was recorded on location at The Armory Show, as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary.
Mar 10 2019
Rank #4: Ellie Rines - Episode 37
Ellie Rines is the founder and director of 56 Henry and co-director at Ceysson Bénétière’s New York location. Ellie talks about paintings as memory banks, the relationship between gallery and artist, slowing down the discussion of an artwork, shower stalls as storage spaces, her recipe for ideal studio visits and acting as a conduit for the artists she represents.
Aug 12 2018
Rank #5: Kari Cholnoky - Episode 33
Kari Cholnoky makes multidimensional paintings and sculpture that collide assemblage, craft and readymade objects. Kari talks about the containment, control and examination in her paintings, sex toys as gesture, clashing rural and urban experiences, the challenge of beauty and chasing paintings in her sleep.
Feb 21 2018
Rank #6: Andrew Kuo - Episode 24
Andrew Kuo makes colorful geometric paintings that visually quantify personal experiences, philosophies and emotions. Andrew talks about the development of his work from early zines to his current painting practice, clarity through data and analytics, color as a class signifier, abstraction and hotdogs, professional sports and his studio as a private and strict work space.
Aug 16 2017
Rank #7: Yevgeniya Baras - Episode 27
Yevgeniya Baras makes abstract paintings on burlap that feature colorful geometric forms and serpentine lines painted over and around found objects that have been collaged onto the picture plane. Yevgeniya talks about challenging her own understanding of her work, being a founding member of Regina Rex Gallery, transforming objects into gestures, maintaining mystery in her work and paintings as issues that she solves over time.
Nov 13 2017
Rank #8: Brian Chippendale - Episode 43 (part 1)
Brian Chippendale is a visual artist, drummer and singer in Lightning Bolt and Black Pus, and a founding member of the seminal work-live-performance venue Fort Thunder. Brian talks about creating immersive and expansive worlds in his work; handmade masks; playing drums; improvisation as an important tool, and capturing energy, multiplying it and blowing it back out. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode.
Jan 13 2019
Rank #9: Dave Hardy - Episode 22
Dave Hardy makes three-dimensional works that often incorporate cement infused cushion foam, panels of tempered glass, found materials and food items. Dave talks about the engineering and consideration that goes into his work, how becoming a parent improved his studio practice, the push and pull of doubt, and the relationships between derelict objects.
Jun 18 2017
Rank #10: Gina Beavers - Episode 11
Gina Beavers makes sculptural paintings that are influenced by social media imagery and often depict step-by-step instructions on how to apply make-up, images of caloric foods, or the chiseled muscles of a body builder. Gina talks about the labor that goes into producing her work, how she selects and utilizes reference materials, the many upsides of failure, teaching art in the NYC public school system, and the exchanges between applying make-up to a face versus paint to a canvas.
Dec 27 2016
Rank #11: Ian Cooper - Episode 32
Ian Cooper makes sculpture that ranges from minimal and quiet to elaborate and heavy. Ian talks about reconciling materiality in his work, being a fetishistic maker, fluidity through parenting, songs that fade out and his new artistic identity as creative director at Monkey Paw Productions.
Feb 03 2018
Rank #12: Lauren Luloff - Episode 25
Lauren Luloff makes dynamic paintings that incorporate collaged layers of dyed and cut fabric, and skillful bleach drawings of decorative patterns, flowers, trees and plants. Lauren talks about the physicality and emotion in her work, working outdoors in cemeteries, motherhood, managing expectations before and after an exhibition and the redemptive relief of making art.
Oct 07 2017
Rank #13: Adrianne Rubenstein - Episode 9
Adrianne Rubenstein makes paintings that shift between natural representation and abstraction, and feature a beautifully deceptive balance of seriousness, self-critique and humor. Adrianne talks about how the minutiae of nature has influenced her work, growing up in Montreal, the benefits of determined hard work, how working on behalf of other artists as a gallery director has shaped her own practice, and not being in a rush to make huge paintings.
Nov 30 2016
Rank #14: Elisabeth Kley - Episode 31
Elisabeth Kley makes ceramic sculpture that often takes on the form of a vessel, ornate peacocks or elaborate birdcages. Elisabeth talks about using historical decorative art as a model for her own work, color palette as a subversive tool, drag performance, studio as hospital, and making art as an activity to process emotion and experience.
Jan 21 2018
Rank #15: Sara Greenberger Rafferty - Episode 18
Sara Greenberger Rafferty makes multi-media based works that incorporate painting, photography, sculpture, installation and performance. Sara talks about an interest in how images travel through culture, teaching as part of her artistic identity, using sports metaphors, being productively non-productive, comedy and making art for the right reasons.
Apr 27 2017
Rank #16: Adam Helms - Episode 44
Adam Helms makes drawings and paintings that often depict masked faces, opposition groups, portraits of women, or scenes from comic books and film. Adam talks about posturing and symbolism through identity, image appropriation, subcultures and black metal, divorcing himself from his own work and looking for the emotional resonance in images.
Feb 03 2019
Rank #17: Sun You - Episode 36
Sun You makes sculpture, installations and wall works that operate like paintings. Sun talks about carrying the language of painting into her three dimensional work, finding ways to interrupt her sensibility, the tonality and surprise in Korean film, moments of self-doubt as healthy, false proximities and keeping track of the potential of art.
Jul 11 2018
Rank #18: Pali Kashi - Episode 21
Pali Kashi makes representational and abstract paintings, and is the founder and director of Safe Gallery which is located in Brooklyn, New York. Pali talks about an interest in how art can intersect with life, the spirituality of place, accidentally starting an art gallery, her curatorial projects, admiring artists that challenge themselves and looking for the magic in art.
Jun 15 2017
Rank #19: Walter Price - Episode 5
Walter Price makes sincere and compelling paintings that incorporate personal symbolism and exploration, landscape, and the suggestion of interior spaces. Walter discusses the push and pull of his work, growing up in Georgia, making art while in the military, and the genuine excitement of being an artist in New York City.
Nov 03 2016
Rank #20: Rachel Eulena Williams - Episode 23
Rachel Eulena Williams makes abstract paintings that feature painted cut canvas shapes and lengths of clothesline rope. Rachel talks about finding confidence in the physicality and magic of working in studio, ritual and devotional objects, growing up in Miami, giving her paintings a “haircut” and making artwork that evokes a sense of optimism.
Jul 19 2017