Archive for the ‘Artist Interviews’ Category

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ArtWord: Lori Ellison

    “It is not important how the artists feel about their work while doing it, but how they think about it after it is finished.” — Lori Ellison     Lori Ellison is an artist and writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Much of her work includes notebook paper drawings and gouache on panel [...]


ArtWord: Bernard Klevickas

Bernard Klevickas is a sculptor who utillizes industrial processes in an expressionist manner to create objects of meticulous refinement with an interest in exploring the possibilities of surface and form. As an aspiring artist developing his own sculpture over the past 22 years Bernard has at various times fabricated sculpture for the artists Jeff Koons, [...]

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ArtWord: Betty Tompkins

The large scale photorealistic paintings of heterosexual intercourse which Betty Tompkins made between 1969 and 1974 were practically unknown when they were exhibited together for the first time in New York in 2002. Knowledge of Tompkins’ paintings immediately broadened the repertoire of first generation feminist-identified imagery. More significantly, their materialization made manifest an unacknowledged precursor [...]


Art Word: CJ Nye

CJ Nye was born and lives in New York City where she has been painting in oils for over twenty years. She studied and received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts and an MA in Arts Administration at Columbia University. Looking at her work, one may see many stylistic influences. Yet her work [...]


ArtWord: Corrine Bayraktaroglu

Embroidery Face Corrine Bayraktaroglu was born in the Northeast of England, went to high school in London, married and came to America in 1978. While she has always done crafts and learned embroidery from her mother and grandparents it wasn’t until the age of 40 that she took her first formal art classes. She came [...]

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ArtWord: John Humphries

Tile or Scales Linked Together Originally from Texas pausing briefly on the Ozark Plateau and along the Puget Sound John Humphries feels the Miami Valley is a location for locking in roots. Having completed degrees in Architecture, and Fine Arts in Design and a foray as a saucier and metalsmith, John Humphries is a visual [...]

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ArtWord: Kristine Donnelly

Fan Shapes This month, the Taft Museum of Art will open its second Keystone Contemporary exhibit. This annual series highlights the work of an emerging artist in the Tristate region with a small scale solo show. This year, the museum is featuring the work of Kristine Donnelly. While preparing for this solo show and working [...]


ArtWord: Don Lambert

This year the Cincinnati Art Museum selected Don Lambert for The 4th Floor Award biennial competition. Don Lambert received his BFA from the University of Cincinnati and his MFA with an emphasis in sculpture and new genres from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lambert says of his work, “I am fascinated with [...]


ArtWord: Emil Robinson

This summer, the Taft Museum of Art is introducing The Keystone Contemporary Series. This annual exhibition presenting emerging artists will debut with a solo show by Cincinnati artist, Emil Robinson. Robinson graduated with a master of fine arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and a bachelor of arts from Centre College in [...]

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ArtWord: Alton Falcone Interview

Alton Falcone is a sculptor currently exhibiting at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY. He discovered sculpture during his long sojourn in San Gimignano, Italy in the province of Tuscany. He was profoundly influenced by the ancient ruins and Renaissance spirit. He founded his own art gallery and hosted a continuous [...]