088 Conversation with artists Julia Martin, Buddy Jackson and curator Sara Lee Burd

In this episode, Sergio Gomez sits down at Art NXT Level Projects gallery with artists Julia Martin, Buddy Jackson and curator Sara Lee Burd. LISTEN EPISODE Julia Martin Julia Martin’s latest series of paintings focus on single figure female faces, rendered with expressive lines and tonal complexity. Guided by instinct she…

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076 Enrico Magnani Shares His Experience from Scientist to Artist

In this interview, Sergio Gomez talks Italian artist Enrico Magnani about going from Scient Enrico Magnani is an Italian artist who is living among Italy, France, and Germany. His first exhibition opened November 1997 in Milan. Until 2006 he worked as figurative painter and after a transition period his work has become exclusively abstract.…

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070 Artist Edra Soto shares her story and talks about the “Present Standard” exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico, 1971) is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and gallery director. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000), Beta-Local in Puerto Rico (2011),…

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067 Curator Janice Bond speaks about her practice and current exhibition projects

Janice Bond Cultural Curator and Arts Advocate Bio With a zeal for the creative and imaginative, Janice Bond is a communications, programs, and business development strategist specializing in arts and culture. A combination of “Northern edge”, “Midwest will”, and “Southern hospitality”, Bond’s forward thinking and high energy approach has been…

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066 Artist Sarvin Haghighi talks about working towards a vision despite the obstacles

Born to the daughter of a civil engineer, and an educated artist, Sarvin Haghighi experienced great joys, and harsh challenges. In a very short while, the pendulum would swing from privilege and independence to experiencing war firsthand, and the most basic of freedoms revoked. for Sarvin, the answer was art.…

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060 Artist Wesley Kimler talks about his career and the powers that run the art world

Wesley Kimler was born in Billings, Montana. Largely self-taught, his college campus was effectively a conflation of the streets of Afghanistan, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the Laguna Gloria School of Art in Austin, Texas. His work can be found in many collections, private and public. Of…

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058 Artist René Romero Schuler shares her story and talks about keeping a positive attitude

René Romero Schuler is one of the most important and well-collected contemporary artists to emerge out of the Midwest in the last 10 years. Now living in both Chicago and Carmel, CA, this artist is creating powerful images of strength and vulnerability that are capturing the attention of gallerists, collectors,…

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057 Allison Peters Quinn talks about developing a career as a curator and arts programing

Allison Peters Quinn is the Director of Exhibition & Residency Programs at Hyde Park Art Center, where she has curated exhibitions and produced symposiums, performances and publications since 2004.  She has curated significant exhibitions for emerging and established artists such as Cándida Alvarez, Theaster Gates, Kelly Kaczynski, and Bibiana Suárez. …

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