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Studio Sunday: Robin Kang


A photo of Robin Kang in her studio space

 

Studio Sunday artist Robin Kang is a sculptor and textile artist based in New York. Kang uses traditional textile techniques like weaving, sewing and quilting to produce art objects that combine futuristic patterning and aesthetics with time-honored techniques of production. The artist is originally from Kerrville, Texas, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Kang’s Brooklyn studio looks cozy and businesslike. Being a…

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Studio Sunday: Liz Ainslie


A black and white photo of Liz Ainslie in her studio

 

Liz Ainslie is a painter who works out of a studio in Bushwick, New York. The artist’s current practice revolves around abstract oil paintings, in which imperfect geometric shapes fit together snugly, creating an overall impression of landscape or structure using only subdued colors and heavy, individually clear brush marks.

 

I love how warm and inviting Ainslie’s studio looks – the wood floors and brick wall add to the loft…

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Studio Sunday: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein


A photo of the interior of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein's art studio

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1910, and lived and worked there for his entire artistic career, producing a huge amount of paintings, sculptures, and other mixed media works over the course of 50 years.

 

The artist worked as a florist and a baker for a time, before moving into a house with his wife in the late 1930’s and beginning to devote the majority of his time to artistic production. The house…

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Studio Sunday: John Houck


A photo of Jonn Houck's home studio

 

Studio Sunday artist John Houck is a painter who combines photographic imagery with the aesthetics of digital intervention and composition, creating works that toe the line between documentarian and uncanny. Based in Los Angeles, Houck creates his works in a home studio.

 

Houck’s space looks bright, relatively clean, and highly professional in the above photo. It looks like the artist has a few different tables in use, at least…

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Studio Sunday: Louise Nevelson


A photograph of Louise Nevelson's art website

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Louise Nevelson. Born in 1899 in what is now Russia, Nevelson moved to American with her family at the turn of the 20th century and, based in New York, became known for her monochromatic abstract sculptures.

 

Nevelson’s best-known works are abstract assemblages composed of many smaller, three-dimensional blocks and pieces, giving them an almost puzzle-like aesthetic. Assembled on a horizontal…

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Studio Sunday: Sandro Chia


A photo of Sandro Chia working on a painting in his studio

 

Italian painter and sculptor Sandro Chia is our Studio Sunday artist this week. Chia graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy in 1969 and later spent some time living in New York. He now divides his time between Miami and Rome.

 

Chia is known as a proponent of the Italian Transavanguardia movement, a painting trend that emphasizes saturated colors and figurative subject matter. And what an incredible array of…

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Studio Sunday: Maya Lin


A photo of Maya Lin at work in her home studio

 

Today’s Studio artist is Maya Lin. Lin is an American sculptor and architect known for her work with historic memorials, monuments, and land art. The artist often takes inspiration from natural forms and geological features, creating works that intervene with the landscape to emphasize certain ideas, rather than standing apart from it.

 

Lin’s studio space is cleaner and more library-like than traditional painting and sculpture…

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Studio Sunday: Willem de Kooning


A photo of Willem de Kooning in his art studio

 

Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1904, Willem de Kooning moved to New York in 1927, where he later became known as one of the most important artists in American abstract expressionism. De Kooning was known for a style sometimes known as “action painting,” which featured heavy, gestural brush marks and a wild, splashy abstract aesthetic.  

 

De Kooing’s studio space in this photo reminds me of Alexander Calder’s – it’s…

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Studio Sunday: Johnathan Meese


A photo of Johnathan Meese at work in his studio

 

Today’s Studio artist, Johnathan Meese, is a painter, sculptor, and performance artist based in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany. The artist was born in Tokyo. Though Meese’s works are varied in style and media, and the artist is quite well-known for his performances, this photo of his studio definitely showcases the painting side of his body of work.

 

Meese’s paintings alone transform the warehouse space into a colorful…

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Studio Sunday: Georgia O'Keeffe


A photo of Georgia O'Keeffe working in her studio

 

Painter Georgia O’Keeffe, sometimes called the “mother of American modernism,” was known for her large paintings that depicted close-up views of flowers. O’Keeffe studied art from an early age, but began her formal career after moving to New York in 1918.

 

O’keeffe’s studio looks wonderfully airy in this photo, and the desert landscape visible just outside the curtains seems rather peaceful. This photograph was taken…

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Studio Sunday: Thomas Wilfred


A photo of Thomas Wilfred next to his light invention

 

This week’s Studio Sunday artist, Thomas Wilfred, is actually better known as a Danish inventor and musician. Wilfred lived in the early 1900s, during which time he created the inventions that would later make him known as the “father of multimedia.”

 

The son of a photography studio owner, Wilfred was interested in light throughout his life. The artist noted that light was a fundamental aspect of art, and that all artists…

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Studio Sunday: Njideka Akunyili Crosby


A photo of Njideka Akunyili Crosby in her studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Born in Nigeria, Crosby now lives and works in Los Angeles, California, where she creates works that explore a created dichotomy between these two homes, referencing art historical movements from Africa as well as America.

 

Crosby usually creates her works on paper, with a combination of traditional media like painting, printmaking, and collage. Photo transfers are also a…

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Studio Sunday: Patricia Cronin


A photo of Patricia Cronin at work in her studio

 

Patricia Cronin is our Studio Sunday artist this week! Cronin is known for her two and three-dimensional works in a range of media, many of which explore issues of gender and marriage equality.

 

While Cronin is known for works in sculpture and installation, in the above photo she’s hard at work in another one of her favourite media – paint. It looks as though the artist is working with delicate washes of paint here, building up…

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Studio Sunday: Gene Davis


A photo of studio assistants helping to paint a 1981 Gene Davis work

 

Studio Sunday artist Gene Davis was an American abstract painter associated with the Color Field style, in which artists created abstract canvases that focused on large areas of monochromatic color. Davis himself was known for large, room-spanning paintings incorporating fields of flat color layered under narrow vertical stripes.

 

Because Davis so frequently worked on such a large scale, many of his works were produced directly on…

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Studio Sunday: Joan Miro


A photo of Joan Miro surrounded by paintings in his studio in Mallorca

 

This week’s Studio Sunday artist Joan Miro. Miro was a Spanish artist known mainly for painting and sculpture, and as one of the pioneering artists of surrealist abstraction in the early to mid-twentieth century. Born in Barcelona in 1893, Miro spent the majority of his career living and working in Spain and, occasionally, Paris.

 

The above photo shows Miro reclining in his studio in Mallorca, Spain, in 1977. This studio was…

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