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Lives of the most Excellent Artists, Architects, Curators, Critics, Theorists Poets and more, like Vasari’s book updated. (Interviews with over 1200 artists and others about practice and lifestyle from Yale University radio WYBCX)

Lives of the most Excellent Artists, Architects, Curators, Critics, Theorists Poets and more, like Vasari’s book updated. (Interviews with over 1200 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 Poets and more, like Vasari’s book updated. (Interviews with over 1200 artists and others about practice and lifestyle from Yale University radio WYBCX)




Rob Ober

Rob Ober (b. 1968, Wiesbaden, West Germany) lives and works in Kent, CT. Having grown up as the son of a US diplomat, Rob spent his youth in Moscow, Dehli, Athens and Bethesda, MD. After college, Rob began collecting Russian nonconformist art. In 2006, Rob opened a gallery in Kent, CT and showed the works of many of his artist friends including Brian Belott, Katherine Bradford, Lance De Los Reyes, and Rob Nava. Rob began painting seriously seven years ago. Art Miami 2021 was the first...


Ann McCoy

Ann McCoy is a New York-based sculptor, painter, and art critic, and Editor at Large for the Brooklyn Rail. She was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2019. She taught art history, the in the graduate design section of the Yale School of Drama until May 2020, and the Art History Department at Barnard College from 1980 through 2000. Ann McCoy’ work is included in the following collections: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the...


Meghann Riepenhoff

Meghann Riepenhoff © Geoffrey Berliner Meghann Riepenhoff’s (b. 1979; Atlanta, GA) work has been presented internationally in exhibitions across the globe, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Denver Art Museum, CO; C/O Berlin, Germany; Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; and Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX. Her work is held in permanent collections across the United States,...


Ezra Johnson

Ezra Johnson's work has been included in group shows at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City), the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), the ICA Philadelphia, and the Site Santa Fe Biennial. His work is included in the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France; and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Johnson’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Miami Rail, ArtNews, Hyperallergic, and the New York Times. His BFA was conferred from the...


Tyler Brandon

Tyler Brandon, Born 1991 in Hollywood, Florida. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In “Fire Paintings”, at Shelter, Brandon simplifies both composition and subject matter, depicting iconography from the natural world. Using primary colors with immediacy, the artist offers a reimagination of the western tradition of landscape painting. Elements of nature become cryptic symbols that return the gaze of the viewer in their frontality. The compositional relationships of these icons suggest...


Peter Gallo

Peter Gallo Portrait by Shani Stoddard The work of artist Peter Gallo oscillates freely between painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture. Filled with literary, art-­historical, cultural, political, and musical references and detours, Gallo’s works, when installed together, create poetic, albeit labyrinthine, mise-­en-­scènes. The critic James Yood identified in Gallo: "an apparent disdain for materials; an alert scavenger’s attitude toward culture; an eye for the poignant frailties of the...


Sabine Hornig

Fotograf: Elmar Vestner, Berlin Berlin based artist Sabine Hornig is known for her work combining sculpture, photography and installation to produce complex works allowing for new interpretations of conventional histories, memory, perspectives, and the lived environment. Her works explore the tension between surface plane and three-dimensional space, often treating transparent architectural mediums such as glass simultaneously as a surface, subject, and portal. At once rigorously formal and...


Marley Freeman

Marley Freeman Portrait by Sarah Rice, The New York Times Marley Freeman is a New York-based artist who combines the disciplines of abstract and representational painting. Her unique facture is characterized by the hand-mixed gesso, acrylic, and oils she uses to create meticulous, psychologically-charged color fields. Through this technical process, she studies the ways in which paint “wants to perform.” “Pigments have their own ways of acting,” Freeman says, “and I became obsessed with...


Gregor Hildebrandt

Gregor Hildebrandt’s signature media are cassette tape and vinyl, which he collages and assembles into apparently minimalist yet latently romantic paintings, sculptures, and installations. Resting in silence behind the glossy surface of his analog aesthetics, which verges on black and white monochrome, music and cinema haunt his practice. Whether pictorial or sculptural, all of his works contain prerecorded materials, which he references in the titles. These pop-cultural sources, usually a...


Sam Lipp

Sam Lipp’s paintings draw from a wide range of found images, committing ready-made pictures and the artist’s own photographs to painstaking recreations using a unique process of additive color applied with steel wool. Encompassing directive street signs, Michael Jackson’s transformed face, sexual domination, and sites of civic ordinance, Lipp’s source material exists at the intersection of the body and power. In Lipp’s additive and highly tangible paint application, pin-sized dots of impasto...


Alexandra Noel

Artist Portrait: “Y, a self portrait”, 2019 4 x 5 x 1” Oil and enamel on panel Alexandra Noel (b. 1989) currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She graduated with a BA in Visual Arts from the University of San Diego in 2011 and a MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2013. Alexandra Noel’s small-scale paintings reveal uncanny assemblages of images. She concentrates on things depicted in a manner somewhere between surreal and familiar: newborns, home objects, and suburbia landscapes. She...


Joy Episalla

Joy Episalla repositions the photographic and video/moving image into the territory of sculpture. Since the 1980s, Episalla has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including solo exhibitions at Tibor de Nagy, NYC; Participant, Inc., NYC; International Center of Photography, NYC; and Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris. Their work has been featured in exhibitions including Greater New York, MoMA/PS1; Artists Space, NYC; ICA Philadelphia; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Centrale for...


Emma Coyle

Coyle has been working within art for over 20 years, and has been based in London since 2006. A recipient of International Art Market’s Gold List award. ‘Top international contemporary artist of today', ‘Recommended artist to invest in and to be inspired by’, with work acquired by Dame Janet Wolfson de Botton. Coyle’s first education in art in the 1990’s included an introduction to 1st wave New York Pop Art of the 1950’s. Her current figurative work focuses on the use of contemporary fashion...


Dana Sherwood

Portrait by Simon Burstall Dana Sherwood received her BFA from the University of Maine, Farmington. In 2022, Sherwood installed her first solo museum exhibition at Florence Griswold Museum, CT. Sherwood has exhibited in dOCUMENTA 13, Mass MoCA, Storm King Art Center, Nassau County Museum of Art, FluxFactory, Socrates Sculpture Park, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and Marianne Boesky Gallery. Sherwood has had solo exhibitions at Denny Dimin Gallery (New York, 2016, 2019), Kepler Art Conseil (Paris,...


Aschely Cone

The various types of images in Aschely Cone’s work are unified insofar as they all share a meditation on the idea of ground—as something that underpins or is beneath something else, something that we notice persisting in the face of, or even because of, change, something as simple as the ground we stand on, or something a bit more intangible like what grounds us metaphorically. Her current project, "The Ground Beneath the Ground", thinks about ground as earth or dirt. In these small panels...


David Adamo

David Adamo is an American artist (born 1979, Rochester, New York) who lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Primarily a sculptor, he engages with form and materiality, working with wood, plaster, bronze, and other materials to create installations that are both performative and formal in their arrangement. A process of slow removal is central to Adamo’s sculpture. Objects from everyday life take on new forms, revealed by their remains: the fruit after it has been bitten, the balloon after the...


Agustina Woodgate

Agustina Woodgate (1981, Argentina) practice focuses on the politics of landscapes and infrastructures as a conceptual and public geography. She recombines, activates and repurposes available resources while setting alternative systems in motion. Woodgates' approach is speculative, practical, and site and context-responsive, presenting critical possibilities to concepts on social orders, resource management and information distribution bringing clarity, scale, and accessibility. In 2011 she...


Tim Kent

Brooklyn-based painter Tim Kent depicts psychotically charged interiors and unsettling dreamlike-vistas. In Kent’s painting, architecture and landscape are fused with gestural brush marks and elements of abstraction, but the picture plane is never flattened. Rather, the viewer is drawn into a deep space enhanced by Kent’s characteristic, symbolic perspectival grid lines. A reference to the Renaissance system used for constructing pictorial space, Kent’s perspectival lines evoke contemporary...


Heidi Hahn

Heidi Hahn (b. 1982) was born in Los Angeles, CA and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Hahn received her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2014, and has been the recipient of several awards, residencies, and fellowships, including the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Residency, Jerome Foundation Grant, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, Madison, ME; and the Fine Arts Work Center Residency, Provincetown, MA, among others. Her work has been collected by the Moderna...


Claire Lehmann

Lehmann’s mysterious, frequently nocturnal paintings draw from sources as varied as the Flemish Primitives, aeronautic technical bulletins, how-to photography manuals, Gothic altarpieces, and radiographic simulators. The work explores the continuity of symbolic motifs over the course of centuries, but is united by a persistent concern with the iconography of the unseeable. Prior to completing this body of work, Lehmann co-curated, with Ann Temkin, “Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New,”...