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Art Grind is a podcast for and about artists, art lovers and art professionals. It is a social practice of giving back to the art community of which we are a part and explores the process, content, concept and motivation behind art making of both established and emerging artists and the people who bring that art to a wider audience. We are artists ourselves and wear many hats, including curation, art writing and art teaching. We share a passion for authentic and skilled art making, be it trained or self-taught. Whether in the studio, on your lunch hour or chilling out after a long day of hustle, have a listen while we explore, along with our guests, the back stories of what we fondly call “the art grind”.

Art Grind is a podcast for and about artists, art lovers and art professionals. It is a social practice of giving back to the art community of which we are a part and explores the process, content, concept and motivation behind art making of both established and emerging artists and the people who bring that art to a wider audience. We are artists ourselves and wear many hats, including curation, art writing and art teaching. We share a passion for authentic and skilled art making, be it trained or self-taught. Whether in the studio, on your lunch hour or chilling out after a long day of hustle, have a listen while we explore, along with our guests, the back stories of what we fondly call “the art grind”.

Location:

New York, NY

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Art Grind is a podcast for and about artists, art lovers and art professionals. It is a social practice of giving back to the art community of which we are a part and explores the process, content, concept and motivation behind art making of both established and emerging artists and the people who bring that art to a wider audience. We are artists ourselves and wear many hats, including curation, art writing and art teaching. We share a passion for authentic and skilled art making, be it trained or self-taught. Whether in the studio, on your lunch hour or chilling out after a long day of hustle, have a listen while we explore, along with our guests, the back stories of what we fondly call “the art grind”.

Language:

English


Episodes

Gallery Openings 2/6/2020

2/10/2020
Bonus episode of interviews from gallery openings in Chelsea. Shout out to Fredrik Björeman the developer of Podcast Chapters who's helping me bring you images with each chapter on the podcast so you can see the artwork that's discussed in the episode with links. Episode notes: Noho M55 Gallery "Made in Japan 2020" Curated by Arisa Itami Feb 4-15, 2020 Balla Kouyaté Davidson Gallery "Under a Concrete Sky" by Purvis Young. Feb 6 - Mar 21 2020 Laurence Miller Gallery "Body Of Evidence"...

Duration:00:19:45

Gallery Openings 1/23/2020

1/27/2020
This is a new edition to the regular program: I finally got a chance to go out by myself to the openings in Chelsea and interview random gallery attendees. Galleries visited: Sikkema Jenkins & Co and Lehmann Maupin. *Go here for the images that we mention in the podcast. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:00:25:36

Ep: 39 Mario Robinson - Let's be Honest, Let's be Grateful

1/27/2020
The powerful Mario Robinson talks about his background and how he pursued his dream of becoming an artist after leaving the military. He speaks on how life presents obstacles that inform your work–everything from the death of a loved one or a divorce, to the color of your skin, and harnessing that hardship and adversity to create something beautiful. Mario is a beautiful person painting beautiful people and an incredible storyteller. Support the show...

Duration:02:07:24

Ep: 38 Kyle Staver - You're an Artist! Be Brave!

1/20/2020
This week, hosts Sophia and Marshall speak with a charismatic whirlwind of a painter- Kyle Staver. What does it mean to listen to a painting? How do you know when a painting is full? What does it really mean when you get to make up all of the rules? When is a composition really working? Kyle embodies the courage it takes to answer those questions with fluid clarity and swirling animated energy as she takes us through her process. She is a storyteller with her fingers on the pulse of the art...

Duration:01:32:39

Ep: 37 Reisha Perlmutter - Beauty Beyond Desire

1/13/2020
On this episode of the Art Grind, our hosts Marshall and Sophia talk with Reisha Perlmutter. Reisha talks about beauty as a point of connection, and how her bond with nature from an early age has affected her work later in life. The group also discusses the personal value of being an artist and how pursuing a career as an artist can radically change your view of your surroundings. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:01:05:07

Ep: 36 Tim Okamura - All in!

12/31/2019
We wrap up this amazing year with Tim Okamura. He talks about an outsider experience growing up with a mishmash of cultures in Canada before moving to New York twenty years ago. Tim inspired us with his brave dedication to stay true to himself as he cuts his own path through the trees. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:01:40:36

Ep: 35 Gabriela Handal - The Beautiful Machine

11/25/2019
On this episode of The Art Grind Podcast our hosts Josh, Marshall, and Sophia speak with illustrator Gabriela Handal. Gabriela explains the psychological battlegrounds that an artist enters into when approaching a self-portrait and the clarity and power that comes with taking imagery from the mind and bringing it into the world in the form of a tangible object. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:01:11:43

Ep: 34 Bernardo Siciliano - Painting With Intention

11/6/2019
On this episode of The Art Grind our hosts Marshall and Sophia sit with painter Bernardo Siciliano in his studio in Dumbo. They talk about his work, how he went from studying art history to becoming a self-taught painter, and how he ended up in New York after growing up in Rome. Bernardo also breaks down his view of art history and how coming to terms with paintings from the past affects his work in the present. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:01:02:26

Ep: 33 Jacob Collins - Creating The Right Kind Of World

10/17/2019
On this episode of the Art Grind, our hosts Marshall, Dina, Josh, and Tun speak with a leading figure in the contemporary revival of classical realism Jacob Collins. Jacob breaks down his early inspirations and his struggles early on with the kind of work he makes in an art world full of postmodernists. He also speaks on the value of art and the role that it has played in politics for centuries. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:00:56:26

Ep: 32 Peter Trippi - Art Connoisseur

9/14/2019
Our hosts Marshall, Dina, and Tun go back to art history class in this conversation with the wealth of knowledge that is Peter Trippi. Peter is the Editor-in-Cheif of the Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and he speaks on his time spent as director of the Dahesh Museum of Art, how artists are chosen to be featured in the magazine, and what form he believes the art market will take in the future. At the time of recording, Peter talks about the Figurative Art Convention and Expo from 2018, but if...

Duration:01:14:18

EP: 31 Miles Yoshida - Alternating Lines

8/19/2019
Our hosts Marshall, Dina, and Tun speak with artist Miles Yoshida about his sculptures and incredibly intricate drawings in this interview. Miles talks about growing up in Long Beach and what brought him to the city as well as financial security, or rather, the lack of financial security in pursuing a career in art-making. Miles also breaks down his technique when approaching a drawing and the importance of alternating lines from thick to thin. Recorded at the Art Student's League of New...

Duration:01:36:12

Ep: 30 - Esteban Ocampo - If Painting Weren't A Burden

7/29/2019
Esteban Ocampo speaks on capturing the point of view from his mind's eye and putting it to canvas on this week's episode of The Art Grind. Relying more so on imagination and memory rather than only reference, our host's Marshall and Sophia pick Esteban's brain about his work sparking joy in its viewers, his process in the studio, and his culture shock from growing up in Colombia and moving to New York. Edited by Lucas Fauble Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:01:08:50

Ep: 29 - Wade Schuman - The Digital Armageddon

7/3/2019
In the latest Art Grind interview, our hosts speak with Wade Schuman about his obsessions as a child with animals, music, literature, all forms of art, and how the radical shift of the internet age has changed the value of these previous obsessions. He also speaks on his experience of starting his band Hazmat Modine and the harmonies between painting and composing music. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:01:43:02

Ep: 28 - Marina Granger - The Artist Advisor

5/22/2019
On this episode of the Art Grind our hosts Marshall, Dina, and Josh speak with Artist Advisor Marina Granger. Ever since visiting the MoMA piqued her interest at a young age, Marina has been fascinated with the inner-workings of the art world. After studying art history and working for many different galleries in the city, Marina has found her niche with The Artist Advisory. Whether you're an artist fresh out of school or an already established artist that needs help in redefining a sense of...

Duration:01:22:29

Ep: 27 - Jonahan Levine - Gallery, Artistry, Delusion

5/12/2019
In this two-part whiskey-fueled interview with gallerist and creative renaissance man Jonathan Levine, our hosts Marshall, Dina, and Josh talk about how Jonathan spent his more formative years in the New Jersey punk scene and how he went on to grow a business out of that DIY aesthetic. In the second half of the conversation, the group gets into a heated discussion about the relationship between artist and gallerist. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:01:47:34

Ep: 26 - Ben Morea - Revolutionary, Anarchist and Creator

4/14/2019
Hosts Marshall, Sophia, and Josh end up taking more notes than posing questions as they interview artist, activist, and animist Ben Morea. He speaks on art as an avenue for social change in New York with Black Mask in the 60's, how humanity has lost the idea of art as an essential survival tactic used to reconcile with the universe, and how the objectification and commercialization of art has divorced it from the essence of what it is meant to be. Support the show...

Duration:01:48:59

Ep: 25 - Alonsa Guevara - Rituals

2/24/2019
Alonsa Guevara shares the fascinating story of her arrival in this country, her artistic education, and her survival as a young artist in New York. Alonsa is a Brooklyn based artist. She was born in Rancagua, Chile. Her paintings blur the lines between fantasy and reality while celebrating the connection between humankind and nature. A big part of her inspiration derives from her childhood spent living in the Ecuadorian rainforest with her family, growing up surrounded by tropical...

Duration:00:48:42

Ep: 24 - Guno Park

1/20/2019
Guno Park opens up about his childhood, his inspiration and the experiences that led him to pursue life as an artist. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:01:15:16

Ep: 23 - Liz Garvey - Simple Twist of Fate

12/14/2018
Liz Garvey, founder and director of Garvey Simon gallery talks to us about a childhood passion for origami that led to a successful career in the art world specializing in works of paper. She gives some invaluable advice to emerging artists, and reveals some details about the gallery submission process. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:01:36:46

Ep: 22 - Heidi Elbers - Finding Balance

12/4/2018
In this episode of Art Grind, Heidi Elbers reveals her secrets to staying productive and inspired in her art practice while balancing it with a full time job. This episode was recorded on October 2017. Support the show (https://paypal.me/TMARTNY?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:00:44:39