October 12, 2014 By Sharon Butler Work in progress in O’Leary’s studio   Helen O’Leary grew up in rural Ireland in the the 60s and 70s, where her mother’s philosophy was “if you can’t make it, you can’t have it.” In her 2010 Guggenheim application she wrote that this spirit of creativity and “making do” carries over into her […]

Friday, September 7, 2012 HELEN O LEARY Shapes of disappointment, Paris 2010, Egg oil on wood What are you working on in your studio right now? I’m just back from three months of being on the road; my gut response to the studio upon landing was one of bushwhacking, pairing down and getting rid of […]

Artist teaches self-healing through his art after it helped him through tough times The artist is using the tools his family gave him to help others relax and have conversations.   Author: Bria White Published: 6:20 PM EDT June 22, 2018 Updated: 7:38 PM EDT June 22, 2018    Listen and Watch Ramekon O’Arwisters on WUSA 9   […]

Sarah Wagner questions the romanticized or elided stories that Americans tell themselves about the forces that built the United States into a world power.   Sarah Rose Sharp     July 30, 2018  Detail of Whether Ewe Like It or Not by Sarah Wagner at K. Oss Gallery in Detroit (all images by the author for Hyperallergic unless […]

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julia Couzens. Julia, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist. I was born and raised in Auburn, California — at the time a farm and ranching community in the Sierra foothills. My mother was […]

Garth Clark, Chief Editor of CFile 03.17.14   One of the treats of Design Miami in December was seeing Tony Marsh’s new and unexpected work. Yet it has been in development for five years as the artist has slowly and carefully explored a new phase in his art. These works can be seen now at […]

Weston Teruya is a visual artist and founding member of Related Tactics, a collective of artists, writers, curators, and educators of color creating projects and opportunities at the intersection of race and culture. Through a partnership with the online arts criticism platform Daily Serving- Art Practical, Weston launched (un)making, a podcast with artists, arts administrators, […]

By: Marcus Civin In her Baltimore home studio, Victoria Jang points out two wet ovoid forms, clay covered in plastic, works-in-progress she is turning on a Lazy Susan as she builds them up in slabs. The thirty-one-year-old artist recalls how her Korean-American mother prepared her school lunch, beautifully and energetically failing at making the typically slapped-together American-style […]

East and West converge in different ways in the work of Miya Ando and Jiha Moon, two Asia-rooted female artists who have shows in adjacent galleries at the American University Museum. While Moon’s art includes some conspicuous American ingredients, Ando’s work might seem to be purely Asian. “Most Everyone’s Mad Here,” a 2015 work by […]