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Lives of the most Excellent Artists, Architects, Curators, Critics, Theorists and more, like Vasari’s book updated. (Interviews with over 650 artists and others about practice and lifestyle from Yale University radio WYBCX)

Lives of the most Excellent Artists, Architects, Curators, Critics, Theorists and more, like Vasari’s book updated. (Interviews with over 650 artists and others about practice and lifestyle from Yale University radio WYBCX)
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Lives of the most Excellent Artists, Architects, Curators, Critics, Theorists and more, like Vasari’s book updated. (Interviews with over 650 artists and others about practice and lifestyle from Yale University radio WYBCX)




Demian DinéYazhi´

Photo by Kali Spitzer Demian DinéYazhi´ (born 1983) is an Indigenous Diné transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) and Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). Growing up in the colonized border town of Gallup, New Mexico, the evolution of DinéYaz´’s work has been influenced by their ancestral ties to traditional Diné culture, ceremony, matrilineal upbringing, the sacredness of land, and the importance of intergenerational knowledge. Through research,...


Jane Fine

I received my B.A., magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1980 in Visual and Environmental Studies and an M.A. from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1983. I am a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist’s Fellowship program. I have been a resident at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The Millay Colony , The...


Dannielle Tegeder

Dannielle Tegeder (Born in Peekskill, NY) received a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase (1994), and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (1997). She is currently an Associate Professor of art at the City University of New York at Lehman College, and has held full-time university positions at SUNY Purchase and Cornell University. For the past fifteen years, her work has explored abstraction. While the core of her work is paintings...


Wendy Red Star

The Last Thanks, 2006 Pigment print Artist Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of archives and...


Chris Bors

Chris Bors was born in Ithaca, New York and received his MFA from School of Visual Arts. Solo shows include Randall Scott Projects in Washington, D.C. and Art During the Occupation in New York City. His art has also been exhibited at PS1 MoMA, Freight+Volume, Arts+Leisure, Kustera Projects, White Columns, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, Casino Luxembourg in Luxembourg, Bahnwarterhaus in Esslingen, Germany and Bongoût in Berlin. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times,...


Julian Hoeber

Julian Hoeber (b. 1974, Philadelphia, PA) holds a BA in Art History from Tufts University, Medford, MA, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and an MFA from the ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Hoeber is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice centers on themes such as the problem of the proximity of thought and form, intuitive processes within geometrical compositional systems, and the quest to combine conceptualist strategies (mind) with that which is...


Olivia Valentine

Des Moines studio at her loom, Spring 2019. Olivia Valentine is an interdisciplinary visual artist working primarily in textile construction, drawing, and photography, and in collaboration with composers, architects, and designers. Recent exhibitions include Museum of Arts and Design (New York), the Danish Royal Academy (Copenhagen), and The American Academy in Rome (Italy). Olivia received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of...


Dana DeGiulio

Dana DeGiulio, 41, teaches painting in New York. Her book Nefertiti for the Blind was released by Attendant in February 2019. oil on panel, 14x11" 8/14/2019 from Proposal for a Future Museum. Digital video still, 2013.


Astrid Kaemmerling

Astrid Kaemmerling, Ph.D., is a german-born artist, researcher, arts administrator, and educator based in New Orleans, LA. Her work spans the genres of visual, performance and media art and strives to connect place memories of the past, such as collected travel experiences, with a critical exploration of specific neighborhoods and selected urban places. Kaemmerling has been exhibited internationally in Germany, Italy, Korea and the United States. She has won several awards and fellowships,...


Frankie Toan

Based in Denver, Frankie Toan (they/them/theirs) is an artist working mostly with craft and DIY materials and techniques to create large plush sculptures, interactive works, and immersive installations. Frankie holds a BFA in Craft/Material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies. Their current body of work consists of elongated or engorged body parts tied, arranged, and installed in conversation with each other, creating fantasy...


Scott Dolan

Scott Dolan started making Slight Headache comics in Iowa City in the summer of 1992 as a combination diaristic notetaking/money-making scheme. The small zines were quickly filled with images and text with the thought that any idea can be a seed for another idea, none too big, none too small. The original comics were sold at a few stores in town and traded widely through the mail with mail artists, zinesters and other collaborators and supporters. The comics were non-linear in layout, more a...


Brian Guidry

Photo credit: Cedric Angeles Reoccurring themes of technology and the manipulation of nature can be found in Brian Guidry’s paintings and installations. Guidry's paintings range visually from compressed lines of color to abstract eruptions. The artist synthesizes color, sound and texture to create “digitized” or “dissolved landscapes,” using a specific color palette sampled from a variety of natural sources. The injection of these “natural” colors into geometric planes and constructions...


Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad’s pattern-centric paintings and drawings are the result of an ongoing interest in various cultural and historical movements including Persian textiles, Tibetan Buddhism, psychedelic rock culture, and meditative states. Conrad received his MFA degree in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009. Currently, Conrad is a Visiting Professor of Art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Conrad’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States...


Kemi Adeyemi

Kemi Adeyemi is assistant professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Director of The Black Embodiments Studio, an arts writing residency, at the University of Washington. Her book manuscript on black queer women’s geographies of neoliberalism, and her co-edited volume Queer Nightlife, are currently in development. Adeyemi’s has forthcoming writing in GLQ: a journal of lesbian and gay studies, and has published in Women & Performance, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Gulf Coast: A...


Roy Scranton

photo: Ola Kjelbye Roy Scranton is the author of I ♥ Oklahoma! (Soho Press, 2019), Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2019), We’re Doomed. Now What? (Soho Press, 2018), War Porn (Soho Press, 2016), and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights, 2015). He has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Nation, the New Republic, The Baffler, Yale Review, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and...


Maimuna Adam

Maimuna Adam in front of "(M)atrimony", VI São Tomé Bienal, CACAU. Curator: Adelaide Ginga. São Tome, 2011. Maimuna Adam grew up in Sweden and Mozambique. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2008. She creates mixed-media paintings on paper, book sculptures and video artworks using materials such as coffee, ink, banana fibre paper, charcoal, acrylic paint, canvas, found books and objects. As an artist, she enjoys exploring notions of...


Andre Bagoo

photo by Marlon James Andre Bagoo is a Trinidadian poet and writer, author of Trick Vessels (2012), BURN (2015), Pitch Lake (2017) and The City of Dreadful Night (2018). They served as a judge in the 2018 Small Axe Literary Competition and the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. They will read at Carifesta XIV on August 17, and conduct a poetry workshop at the National Library, Port of Spain, on August 23. Their new film poem, ‘Langston Dreams of Fancy Sailors’ will screen at the...


Simonetta Moro

Simonetta Moro is a visual artist, scholar, and educator whose work focuses on painting, drawing, and mapping practices. Through the interpretation of the phenomenological world, places become repositories of memory, points of departure for imaginary journeys, vectors of time and space, and sites of exploration and intervention. Moro’s research in cartographic aesthetics informs many of her artworks and academic papers, including a book she is currently writing, Cartographic Paradigms in...


Emmy Thelander

Emmy Thelander was raised in Massachusetts and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. As an artist, she devises idiosyncratic systems that give rise to drawings, paintings, video and sculpture. Emmy received her MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2014 and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. She has been awarded fellowships including the Lighthouse Works, the Fountainhead at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Alice Kimball English Traveling grant in addition to...


Dan Paz

Dan Paz is a Latinx visual artist and scholar. Dan's research into histories and processes of image-making explores queerness, racialized identities, the complications of nationality, and the impact of migration in the Global South. Paz’s research encompasses image technology, the performance of representation, and the relationships inspired by the pursuit of making art. Their overall creative practice is invested in curatorial, educational, and community-building practices, working towards...