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Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.

Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.


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Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.




Anna Park

Anna Park is an artist that lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from South Korea, she moved to the United States to pursue a formal art education. For eight years she lived in Utah and studied at the Visual Art Institute. She then came to New York to attend Pratt Institute for her undergraduate degree. After attending two years there, she went to the New York Academy of Art to complete the Certificate of Fine Arts Program. She has shown at T293 in Rome, Ross Kramer Gallery in...


Guy Richards Smit

Born and raised in New York City, Guy Richards Smit is known for his paintings, video installations, musicals and performances exploring the themes of narcissism, desire, power and failure. Using pop cultural forms such as Stand Up comedy, Pop Music, Comic Books, New York Times’ front pages and even television Sitcoms he has conveyed a sharply observant cultural and political message with philosophical observations and humor. Writing in the New York Times in 2013, Roberta Smith called his...


Jordan Nassar

Jordan Nassar (b.1985, New York, NY) earned his BA at Middlebury College in 2007. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions globally at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; BRIC, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Abrons Art Center, New York, NY; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Evelyn Yard, London, UK; Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany, and The Third Line, Dubai, UAE. Nassar was the subject of...


Caleb Hahne

Caleb Hahne is a Denver based artist who’s paintings address themes of memory, vulnerability, intimacy and boyhood. He received a BFA in Fine Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2014 and currently lives and works in CO. He was an artist in residence at ShowPen from September 2013 to August 2014 and is currently in residency at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, both located in Denver. He recently completed a traveling artist residency with Southwest American Bullet (SWAB)....


Krista Kim

Krista Kim is a contemporary artist and founder of the Techism movement since 2014, promoting the confluence of art and technology, and technological innovation as a medium to further the development of digital humanism. Krista gathers digital images of LED lights to digitally paint and manipulate them using multiple softwares to create her artwork, a technique that she has developed since 2012. Krista is interested in the disruptive interpersonal and social effects of digital technology, as...


Amir H. Fallah

Amir H. Fallah received his BFA in Fine Art & Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA in painting at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and abroad. Selected solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson; San Diego Art Museum, Brookings SD; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland OR; San Diego Art Institute; and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland KS. He’s...


Muzae Sesay

Muzae Sesay is an artist born in Long Beach, California who is based out of Oakland, California. His artistic focus derives from a lifelong commitment to understanding our collective relationship to space, memory, community, and the perceived truths within them. From that foundation, his artistic practice has thematically revolved around the merging of these relationships to form paintings that provoke social reasoning and induce the viewer’s agency in the navigation and narration of...


Alicia Bognanno (from the band BULLY)

Alicia Bognanno is a musician from Rosemount, Minnesota who earned a degree from Middle Tennessee State University in audio recording before getting an internship at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studios in Chicago. She is the founder of the band Bully whcih she plays guitar and sings for. She started recording demos of her own material before relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, where she worked as an engineer at Battle Tapes Recording and The Stone Fox venue. Bully has released the...


Gretchen Scherer

Gretchen Scherer was born in Indianapolis, IN and received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with an MFA from Hunter College. She has attended residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Vermont Studio Center. She recently had a solo exhibition at Monya Rowe Gallery and has previously had solo exhibitions at Silas Von Morrisse Gallery. She has been in select group exhibitions at Monya Rowe Gallery (New York), Booth Gallery (New York), Tillou...


Sam Prekop

Sam Prekop is a musician and an artist based in Chicago, Illinois. Sam is best known as the lead singer and guitarist for the legendary band the Sea and Cake as well as his solo efforts and his earlier Chicago band Shrimp Boat. He was born in London and grew up in Chicago and studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. His paintings have been shown at the Clementine Gallery in New York, the MCA in Houston, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Modern Institute in Glasgow, and many others. In...


Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson is a photographer who was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale University School of Art, where he is now director of graduate studies in photography. He lives and works in New York and Massachusetts. In a career spanning more than three decades, he has produced a succession of widely acclaimed bodies of work, from Natural Wonder (1992–97) to Cathedral of the Pines (2013–14). Beneath the Roses (2003–08), a series of pictures that took...


Brijean Murphy



Camilla Engstrom

Camilla Engstrom is an artist born in Orebro sweden who lives and works in Los Angeles. She has had shows at Over the Influence in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, Hilde Gallery , Cooler Gallery, Deli Gallery to just name a few. She has been covered in The Cut, Nylon, and the Huffington Post, amongst other publications. Sound and Vision is supported by the New York Studio School. The legendary New York Studio School Marathons are immersive courses that emphasize experiential learning and expand...


Linda Lopez

Linda Nguyen Lopez is a first generation American artist of Vietnamese and Mexican descent from Visalia California.. Linda received a BFA from California State University of Chico and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her works have been exhibited in Italy, New Zealand, England and throughout the United States including the Craft Contemporary Museum, Los Angeles; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; The Hole, New York;...


Hannah Beerman

Hannah Beerman holds a BA in Studio Art from Bard College and an MFA in painting from Hunter College. She was born in Nyack, NY in 1992 and lives and works in the East Village in New York City. She’s been featured in ArtForum, ArtNews, ArtNet, Document Journal and more. She’s been featured in many group shows nationally. She received the spring 2020 Young Space Grant and earlier this year attended the Macedonia Institute Residency. She founded and runs the activist project Artists for...


Cayce Zavaglia

Cayce Zavaglia holds a BA in Painting from Wheaton College (1992) and a MFA from Washington University in St. Louis (1998). She has exhibited with Lyons Wier Gallery since 2008 and “Southerly” marks her 6thsolo show with the gallery. She was the 2013 recipient of the Great Rivers Biennial and mounted her first museum solo exhibition “Recto/Verso” at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in 2014. Her work is included in numerous private collections and has been acquired by the West...


Jules de Balincourt

Jules de Balincourt is an artist based out of Brooklyn. He has had solo museum exhibitions at Kasseler Kunstverein, Germany (2015); The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2014–2015); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (2013); and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2010). He has been in select group exhibitions at institutions including the Collezione Maramotti (2009, 2012, 2019); Whitney Museum of American Art (2006); MoMA PS1 (2004); the Brooklyn Museum (2008, 2013); MASS MoCA (2008);...


Ryan Schneider

Ryan Schneider creates paintings and sculptures from experience and observation, portraying moments of bewilderment, tension, exhilaration, and fatigue as they are encountered in the real world. His latest works of hand-carved wood are dreamy and richly colored, often featuring a spiritually charged, even shamanic quality. Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, IN, USA and holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include”Split Spirits” at Over The...


Lily Stockman

Lily Stockman is a painter based in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California. She graduated from Harvard University, and has apprenticed in Buddhist thangka painting at the Union of Mongolian Artists in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and studied Indian miniature painting in Jaipur, India. Lily received her MFA in studio art from NYU in 2013, where she taught undergraduate painting. Most recently she has exhibited work at Cheim & Read, Gagosian and Charles Moffett in New York, and Gavlak and Regen...


Alexandria Smith

Alexandria Smith is a mixed media visual artist based in London and New York. She earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University; MA in Art Education from New York University; and MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2018-2019 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, the Virginia A. Myers Fellowship at the University of Iowa...