Episode 177: Vanessa Irzyk joins us this week from Boston (MA) to discusses her paintings that explore color interaction through various layers of paint, washes, geometric shapes, and intricate design. Vanessa was selected as one of Studio Break’s 2016 competition winners in our PRO category and she has an upcoming show May 5th entitled Lord Help Us Get It All Together at Lens Gallery in Boston.
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Episode 176: Studio Break is pleased to present the work of Daniel Mrva, who was selected as one of Studio Break’s 2016 PRO Competition Winners. Daniel currently lives and works in the great state of Colorado where he continues to make new work rooted in geometry, systems of abstraction, color, and form.
Episode 175: This week Leah Sandler discusses her studio practice, which explores institutional critique and archiving the body through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches. Leah was chosen as one of Studio Break’s 2016 MFA Competition Winners, her work is currently on view at Window (Re-Production/Re-Presentation) in Asheville (NC) and the Olin Library at Rollins College in Winter Park (FL).
Episode 174: Joseph Podlesnik joins the podcast from Phoenix (AZ) to discuss his recent series of photo based work after spending years drawing and painting. His work is quite formal in nature and heavily influenced by the Elements and Principals of Design which serve as a way of distilling each experience of the observed world into a tightly composed photograph.
Episode 173: Barbara Marks joins us from Connecticut to discuss her evolution as a painter following a successful career as a graphic designer in the book publishing industry. Her abstract works are rooted in observation. Through a deliberate process of layering colors, mark making, and editing she works to ensure each painting is a unique exploration unto itself.
Episode 172: Jason Urban joins us from Austin to provide an overview of his studio practice which explores a wide range of printmaking, sculpture, and installation art. Over the last year Jason has been researching libraries and working toward an exhibition entitled “The Formalist’s Library,” which opens at SNAP Gallery in March.
Episode 171: This week Eli Craven joins Studio Break to talk about his work that explores nostalgia through appropriated images and objects, which are then recontextualized into sculptural and installation based works. Eli was selected as Studio Break’s 2016 Competition Winner and his exhibition entitled Touching will open January 20th at DEMO Project in Springfield IL.
Episode 170: Amy Reidel joins Studio Break as our first guest of the year, she a St. Louis based multimedia artist creating painting and drawing works as well as mixed media installation, collage, and video works. Her latest exhibition is entitled Radar home 11.8.13 and is on view at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries in St. Louis Missouri.
Episode 167: Steve Adair returns to the podcast to discuss his studio works which include a series of figurative paintings that combine portraiture with abstraction; in addition Steve also discusses his recent exhibition of his “Leaf Form” series at the Tinnin Center Art Gallery at Three Rivers College.
Episode 166: This week Dana Sikkila Murphy returns to the podcast to discuss the latest from The 410 Project, a contemporary art gallery and experimental space located in Mankato, MN. The 410’s latest venture entitled “Project Bike” has literally been a journey with Dana biking across the state, visiting and documenting artists working in their studios. In all 10 artists from Minnesota will be featured in an upcoming documentary that will culminate in an exhibition of artwork, which opens at the 410 Project on October 7th from 7-9pm.
Episode 165: This week Keren Kroul joins us from Minnesota to discuss her large-scale watercolor paintings that explore abstraction, mapping, and neural pathways through memory and reflection. Keren was selected by Julia Friedman (Exchangeworks) as the winner of Studio Break’s 2015 competition and was selected for a solo exhibition at Jan Brandt Gallery in 2017.
Episode 164: This week Jamey Hart joins us to talk discuss his paintings inspired by daily life and walking the streets of Cleveland, Ohio. His recent work combine a variety of materials including paint, fabric, plywood, string, foam, recycled paintings, and “other things.”
Episode 162: Ashley Hairston Doughty joins the podcast to discuss her experience as an artist and graphic designer, and teacher. Her recent work utilizes personal accounts of street harassment and transforms them into colorful installations that invite the viewer to consider their experiences and further the discussion. Ashley was selected as a finalist by Julia Friedman (Exchangeworks) for Studio Break’s 2015 competition.
Episode 161: Amanda Kralovic joins us and delves into her studio practice which explores the medium of print and other mixed media. Amanda is a 2015 Studio Break Competition finalists selected by Julia Friedman of ExchangeWorks and is currently exhibiting work in the 29th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition in Lake Charles (LA) through May 12th.
Episode 160: This week we’re joined by Minnesota artist Jonathon Engelien who explores ideas of a post-apocalyptic landscape within his multimedia works and web project entitled Norde Tribe. Jonathan’s exhibition entitled Apocalyptic Nostalgia 2 opens at Roy G Biv Gallery in Columbus Ohio on April 2nd, 7 p.m.
Episode 159: This week Mark McClane and John Dorsey join us to discuss Osage Arts Community, an artist residency located in rural Belle, Missouri. Serving as Executive Director, Mark provides a history of the residency, it’s mission to support artists of all types, and what’s in store for the future of OAC. John is a poet and is currently an artist in residence, he provides some perspective on life in Belle and his completion of a new book of poetry entitled Being the Fire which will be published by Tangerine Press in September.
Episode 158: Jordan Buschur invites us into her studio this week to discuss the evolution of her painting, her current works, and her experiences traveling and working as an artist. Her work is currently being exhibited throughout the U.S. and you can check it out at: Fred Simon Gallery, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, and Trestle Gallery.
Episode 157: This week Grant Benoit joins the podcast to discuss his multimedia work, which incorporates printmaking, ceramics, and found materials. Grants work was selected by Julia Friedman (Exchange Works) for Studio Break’s 2015 Competition, ultimately earning a solo exhibition hosted by DEMO Project of Springfield, IL; Were we even here opens January 15th, 6-8:30 p.m.
Episode 156: Shelby Shadwell is our first guest of 2016, he joins Dave to talk about his most recent series of objective works entitled COMEDIE as well as a new series of non-objective line drawings. He currently has a solo exhibition up called Apex at the Portland Art Museum and also has a group exhibition entitled Gesture Control at the Dayton Visual Art Center.
Episode 155: Ben Cohan is our guest this week and as always there’s a lot discuss about his painting practice, which has explored both representation and abstraction. His newest series of paintings are based off objects and artifacts left by his great grandfather and are the basis for his solo exhibition entitled Belonging, at Jan Brandt Gallery.
Episode 153: This week Heidi Cody joins us to share insight into her studio work that explores products, branding, and ideas of American Consumerism. Her current project is entitled “Climate Toothpaste,” which is a crowd funded Indiegogo project created to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change.
Episode 152: Max Manning joins us this week to delve into his painting practice which explores just about every avenue of abstraction. His work is currently featured in the in a group exhibition at Front/Space in Kansas City with fellow painters Jessica Simorte and Peter Shear entitled More or Less.
Episode 151: This week Nick Naber joins us to discuss his studio practice which explores ideas of architecture, space, and home through an intensive drawing practice. Nick is the co-editor of The Costal Post and his work is currently featured in a group exhibition at Opus Projects in New York entitled Opus Unum.
Episode 150: This week Amze Emmons, Jason Urban, and R.L. Tillman of Printeresting join Studio Break to discuss the organizations 7 years history exploring Contemporary Print. The members of Printeresting also share their thoughts on the organizations new direction with the launch of their new project on October 7th entitled Ghost.
Episode 148: Jason Franz of Manifest joins us this week to discuss the history and formation of the Cincinnati nonprofit since it’s inception in 2004. Manifest Gallery has exhibited artists from around the globe with each and every exhibition available as an exhibition in print through Manifest Press. In addition to exhibitions Manifest now features an Artist Residency and offers a variety of drawing courses and workshops through their Drawing Center.