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Studio Sunday: Miriam Schapiro


A photo of Miriam Schapiro at work in her studio

 

Our Studio Sunday feature this week is Miriam Schapiro. Born in Toronto, Schapiro later moved to the United States to study art, later becoming a noted textile and collage artist and a proponent of the Pattern and Decoration movement, an art movement which sought to legitimize craft art within the fine art sphere.

 

Schapiro is known for her “femmages” – paintings and collages done with an eye toward a feminist aesthetic.…

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Studio Sunday: Sanford Biggers


A photo of Sanford Biggers in his art studio

 

Sanford Biggers was born in Los Angeles, moving to New York in 1999. He’s now based in Harlem, where he produces interdisciplinary artworks spanning the media of film, installation, performance, sculpture and painting.

 

Biggers is best known for frank, sometimes confrontational works that address social issues surrounding race and racial violence. He works in a range of media, carving out a practice that’s often augmented with…

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Studio Sunday: Bjarne Melgaard


A photo of Bjarne Melgaard's art studio

 

Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard is currently based in New York, where he produces works in paint, sculpture, and most recently, fashion. The artist is as noteworthy as he is controversial, particularly in his homeland where he’s been called “the most famous artist since Edvard Munsch.”

 

The studio space as presented here looks quite wild -- numerous mannequins and figures sit and stand on whatever floor or table space can be…

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Studio Sunday: Betye Saar


A photo of Betye Saar in her art studio in the 1970's

 

This week’s Studio Sunday feature, Betye Saar, is a California-based assemblage artist and printmaker whose work has long been focused on challenging racial stereotypes. Saar was trained in design and began her career producing enamel jewelry and greeting cards. After taking a class in printmaking, Saar was convinced to turn her focus to a full-time art career.

 

In the photo above, Saar’s studio is packed with various objects…

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Studio Sunday: Jacob Lawrence


A photo of Jacob Lawrence at work in his studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday feature is Jacob Lawrence, a painter originally from Atlantic City, New Jersey, who was known for his colorful, abstracted depictions of African American life and culture in the 20th century. Lawrence’s style was often compared to cubism – the artist himself even referred to it as “dynamic cubism” – but was most heavily influenced by art styles coming out of Harlem, NY.

 

Lawrence looks hard at work…

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Studio Sunday: Olek


A photo of the artist Olek in her studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday so let’s take a look at the art studio of Olek. Polish-born artist Agata Oleksiak, better known by her artistic moniker Olek is now based in New York, where she creates works of fiber art, performance, and installation. These different media tend to blend together in Olek’s practice, like in her works of public crochet installation.

 

In the above photo, Olek’s studio looks slightly haphazard but spacious.…

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Studio Sunday: Amy Sillman


A photo of Amy Sillman in her art studio

 

This week’s Studio Sunday featured artist is Amy Sillman. Sillman’s artistic practice encompasses drawing, collage, video, and even zine-making, but the artist is best known as a painter. Sillman’s paintings are often compared to abstract expressionism in aesthetic, but Sillman herself has stated that she’s spent a lot of time learning about such styles in order to critique and move past them in her own work.

 

I think that…

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Studio Sunday: Judy Chicago


A photo of Judy Chicago in her ceramic painting studio

 

Studio Sunday featured artist Judy Chicago is a mixed media installation artist and writer originally from Chicago, Illinois. Chicago was born Judith Sylvia Cohen and later took on the name Chicago after beginning her artistic career. The artist is perhaps best known for her sculptural work The Dinner Party, and for coining the term Feminist Art in the 1970s.

 

This is an interesting photo of the artist – it seems very candid, and…

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Studio Sunday: Zhang Xiaogang


A photo of Zhang Xiaogang in his studio in Beijing

 

This Sunday, we’re taking a look inside the studio space of Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang. Born in 1950, Zhang is a noted figurative and surrealist painter, recognized for his large-scale, monochromatic paintings of human figures. Though trained in traditional Chinese painting techniques, Zhang adopted some western-influenced painting ideals early in his professional career, and the combination of the two disciplines has helped…

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Studio Sunday: Betty Woodman


A photo of Betty Woodman at work in her studio

 

This Sunday, let’s take a look inside the studio of Betty Woodman. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1930, Woodman was a ceramic artist who was known for her wild, sculptural ceramic works that combined cubist and abstract expressionism aesthetics, sometimes borrowing forms from mass-produced, household ceramic objects, and sometimes juxtaposed with paintings.

 

Woodman’s studio, pictured above, looks cool and pleasantly…

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Studio Sunday: Margaret Lee


A photo of Margaret Lee standing in her studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday feature is Margaret Lee. Lee is an artist, writer, and gallerist based in New York. In her artistic practice, Lee is known for installation and sculptural works that use common, everyday objects and aesthetics, combining them in novel ways to create a new visual language.

 

Look at all the bizarre and interesting objects in Lee’s studio! I really like that pumpkin that’s under her desk, on a plinth and…

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Studio Sunday: Ian Wallace


A photo of a photo: Ian Wallace's studio

 

Our Studio Sunday feature this week is Ian Wallace. Wallace is a Canadian photographer and painter who is known for combining the two disciplines into uniquely conceptual works. One of the artist’s better-known projects is his series of works titled “In the Studio,” which present a unique view of his personal work space.

 

Wallace is somewhat known for creating his own brand of institutional critique, and his studio artworks…

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Studio Sunday: Pip and Pop


A photo of Pip and Pop working on an installation

 

Today’s Studio Sunday artist is Pip and Pop. Based in Perth, Australia, Pip and Pop began in 2007 as the artistic duo of Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic. Andrijevic left the project in 2011 to pursue her own career but Schultz has continued the legacy, installing bright, candy-coated worlds in galleries and public spaces.

 

Because of the temporary, site-specific nature of much of Pip and Pop’s work, Schultz’ studio space…

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Studio Sunday: Shirin Neshat


A photo of Shirin Neshat at work in her studio

 

In today’s Studio Sunday, we’ll look at the studio of Shirin Neshat. Neshat was born in Iran and later moved to the United States to study at UC Berkeley, before relocating to New York, where she is now based. The artist’s work explores themes of Iranian and western identity, the Muslim faith, and public versus private through photography and video.

 

The artist’s studio is located in her home, a loft in New York’s SOHO…

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Studio Sunday: James Rosenquist


A photo of James Rosenquist in his studio

 

This week’s studio Sunday artist, James Rosenquist, was born in North Dakota and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of 21 Rosenquist moved to New York, where he quickly became one of the most important artists associated with the American pop art movement. The artist was known for large-scale works that borrowed aesthetics from 1950’s advertising and sign painting.

 

The photo above shows Rosenquist in his studio…

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