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Studio Sunday: Gladys Nilsson

A photograph of Gladys Nilsson with Jim Nutt in her studio


Gladys Nilsson is an American painter who is associated with the Hairy Who Chicago Imagists, an art group who in the 1960s and 70s opted to created representational art despite the overwhelming industry trend toward abstraction.  Nilsson is pictured here with Jim Nutt, her husband and fellow member if the Hairy Who.


Nilsson’s studio is in her home, and houses her own artwork as well as artwork by Nutt and a few other artists…

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Studio Sunday: Thomas Nozkowski

A photograph of Thomas Nozkowski at work in his studio


Thomas Nozkowski is a painter based in the Hudson Valley region of New York. He is best known for his small-scale abstract works that the artist produces in some way as a deliberate departure from the extremely large abstract works that he was exposed to in school.


Nozkowski’s works often feature bizarre figures with a focus on composition and color within a very constrained space.


Nozkowski’s studio looks pleasantly homey…

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Studio Sunday: Heinz Mack

A photo of Heinz Mack in his studio


Heinz Mack is a German artist who is known as one of the founders of the ZERO art movement, a movement that reacted to the trend of abstract expressionism by decreeing that art should be devoid of color and emotion.


Despite his associations with ZERO, Mack’s studio looks bright and colorful, with the paintings behind him adding a certain cheerful aesthetic to the whole room. They’re large enough to have the presence of a…

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Studio Sunday: Arakawa and Gins

A photograph of the late Arakawa and Gins in their shared studio


Shusaku Arakawa and his partner Madeline Gins were a husband-and-wife duo who created site-specific architectural constructions that served both a practical and artistic purpose. Going by the simplified name of Arakawa and Gins, the pair began collaborating in 1963 and later founded the Reversible Destiny Foundation, a sort of conceptual architectural firm that designed and built buildings with the intention of extended the human…

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Studio Sunday: Tokushin Yoshioka

A photograph of Tokujin Yoshioka working in his studio


Tokujin Yoshioka is an artist and designer originally from Japan’s Saga prefecture. Yoshioka works as a designer and has collaborated with numerous well-known companies throughout his career. His visual artworks often take the form of room installations, and have been collected by institutions including MoMA, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Yoshioka’s office and studio space is located in…

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Studio Sunday: Francis Picabia

A photograph of Francis Picabia in his studio


Francis Picabia was a French artist who created artworks in a variety of media throughout his life, including writing, typography, and painting – as shown in the above photo. Picabia began painting around the time that Impressionism was becoming popular in France, and later moved into experimentation with Cubism and Surrealism. He is perhaps best known as a member of the Dada art movement of the 1910’s and 1920’s.…


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Studio Sunday: Chuck Webster

A photograph of the interior of Chuck Webster's studio


Chuck Webster is a New York-based artist who is known for his works of soft abstraction showing lone geometric figures on abstract, materially-focused backgrounds. Throughout his artistic career, Webster has made a point of experimenting with creating his paintings on different grounds and in different sizes, though his style remains highly distinct and recognizable.


As seen in the photo above, Webster’s studio looks like a…

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Studio Sunday: Alan Lee

A photo of Alan Lee in his drawing studio


Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Alan Lee. Lee is a British artist who creates book illustrations as well as concept designs for movies. Working most often in watercolor and pencil, Lee is best known for his fantasy illustrations including those in editions of classics like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.


Lee’s studio looks like the perfect cozy illustration studio. It reminds me a little bit of the studio of Art…

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Studio Sunday: Jennifer Beinhacker

A photograph of the interior of Jennifer Beinhacker's art studio



Studio Sunday artist Jennifer Beinhacker is based in Brooklyn, New York, where she creates art in a modest attic studio. The artist‘s work often takes the form of busy, colorful mixed media works, serving as representations of her artist’s thoughts and feelings.


Beinhacker’s studio space has a cozy-yet-modern feel to it.  The white walls and bright lighting are quite homey. I rather like the slanted ceiling that tapers…

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Studio Sunday: Fia Cielen

An interior photo of Fia Cielen's studio space.


This week on Studio Sunday, let’s take a look inside the studio of Fia Cielen. Cielen, a Belgian artist, works in this beautiful studio space in Antwerp. Known for her drawings, sculptures and installations, the artist creates works that are surreal and difficult to unpack, showcasing a mysterious world with slightly sinister undertones.  


Cielen’s studio is the picture of modern comfort and aesthetics. Her desk appears quite…

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Studio Sunday: Lara Schnitger

A photo of Lara Schnitger in her Los Angeles studio


Lara Schnitger was born in the Netherlands and has traveled throughout the world exhibiting her work. She is best known for sculptures made from fabrics, including found textiles. Schnitger currently divides her time between Los Angeles and Amsterdam. The studio pictured above is the artist’s Los Angeles space.


Schnitger’s studio is quite big, and here has a definitely warehouse-type aesthetic, with bare white walls and a high…

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Studio Sunday: Polly Morgan

A photo of Polly Morgan at work in her studio


This Sunday, let’s take a look inside the home studio of Polly Morgan. Morgan is a sculptor based in London. Taxidermy animals form the basis of Morgan’s sculptures, which tend to have a surreal yet allegorical sense about them.


Morgan’s studio might seem a little unnerving to some. As much of her work revolves around the medium of taxidermy, her studio is at any given time, full of animal remains. Morgan has a number of…

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Studio Sunday: Barnett Newman

A photograph of Barnett Newman in his studio


This Sunday, let’s step inside the studio of Barnett Newman. Newman is best known as a major artist of the American abstract expressionism movement, and one of the first artists to delve into color fields as a style of painting. Newman’s works are mostly vast in size, with the entire canvas often covered in a single color of paint, occasionally broken up by vertical lines that the artist called “zips.”


I really enjoy this…

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Studio Sunday: General Idea

A photograph of General Idea's Toronto studio space


This Sunday, let’s look inside the studio and meeting space of Canadian art collective General Idea. General Idea comprised three artists: Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and A.A. Bronson. They were active as a collective between 1968 and 1993, working in Toronto and New York.


Artistically, General Idea were highly conceptual, using formats like postcards, stamps, posters, balloons, often associated with advertising and popular media,…

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Studio Sunday: Jeanne Mammen

An image of Jeanne Mammen's home studio


Jeanne Mammen, our Studio Sunday artist this week, was a German artist who was active during the Weimar period of the early-20th century, which was marked by the production of slightly surreal and grotesque figurative painting and drawing. Mammen’s work often featured female figures and imagery of everyday life in Berlin.


Mammen’s work was denounced by Nazi’s during the Second World War, leading the artist to stop exhibiting…

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