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Category: Artist Interviews

Q&A interviews with the artists whose work is chosen by jurors as best in show in our monthly exhibits. Learn about the stories and the creative process behind these award-winning works of art from the artists who created them!

Abstract, multilayered, and interconnected, these are all lithographic prints that started out as drawings….
“I have spent many hours of my life in awe and in pure contemplation of the ocean.”…
“Painting became the most exciting and satisfying thing I had ever undertaken, and I began thinking of myself as an artist.”…
“I love the mystery of what took place in the past and who might have lived or worked there.”…
“I created a body of work as a tribute to my ‘ohana’s Hawaiian heritage. ‘Ohana means family.”…
“What does yoga have to do with photography? This may surprise you, but it is part of my process.”…
This pastel’s calm atmosphere eschews cliches about hot tempers and frayed nerves, depicting a kitchen that’s more Ina Garten than Gordon Ramsay….
With abstracts, the mind can flow as the work flows….
As beautiful as they are, these objects aren’t (just) for looking at — they’re also meant to be used….
In several ways, this month’s Best in Show piece is a classic Art League story….
“All my best paintings are second, third, or even more images painted over an original that didn’t quite make it.”…
“‘Purpose’ was made using a process that I developed to make fabric out of trash when I was living in Haiti.”…
“Coming Apart came out of my attraction to the blue-green/magenta/yellow-orange combination.”…
I feel that each medium is an adventure and, at least in my mind, ‘feels right’ for certain subjects or my mood….
“I truly believe that the need to create is even deeper than what defines us as human beings.”…
“I enjoy the one-of-a-kind approach of monoprinting because there is always something new to discover and learn with each print.”…
“What’s your creative process like, from an idea to a finished piece?” “Agony! Frustration!”…
What’s Jim thinking about behind that dark expression?…
“I have a BFA in Drawing and Painting, but it wasn’t until I picked up the camera that I truly felt like I could…
This dogwood branch started life on the artist’s tree, traveled to the classroom, was captured in its autumn glory with colors mixed on the…
Jordan Xu’s figure painting was the best in show for “Large Works.” The artist talks about this piece and his painting career so far….
“I think of vitamins as a kind of contemporary vanitas symbol.”…