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Episode 25: Alexandra Goldman

Emerald Gruin and Leah Interview Alexandra Goldman, managing director of Barro New York. Alexandra Goldman is a writer, curator, and art dealer living in New York. She is Founder of the art publishing platform Artifactoid, and Managing Director of Barro New York, a contemporary art gallery with locations in New York and Buenos Aires. Goldman…

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Episode 24: Emerald Gruin interviews Melissa Coote

Melissa Coote is an artist based in Sydney, Australia.  Melissa studied photography in the early stages of her practice and this still underpins the majority of her art making. Melissa works with sculpture, varying types of photography and painting techniques ranging from the earliest form of Daguerrotypes to modern day photography. Melissa is a highly…

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Episode 23: Emerald Gruin interviews Jasmine Mansbridge

Jasmine is a professional practicing artist whose work is best described as the meeting of exploration and refinement. Jasmine has taken her art to a number of mediums – sculpture, large-scale public works and intimate paintings for private collection. She is not afraid to venture outside an established comfort zone. Whatever her choice of art…

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Episode 22: Jiayin Chen

Jiayin Chen shares her very contemporary and fascinating knowledge of our new world with NFTs, Web3, and the blockchain, as well as many other topics. Website: https://jiayinchen.com/ Bio: Jiayin Chen is a writer, curator, and entrepreneur working at the intersection of art and technology. With a strong track record in digital art and entrepreneurship, she has…

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Episode 21: Emerald Gruin interviews Scosha Woolridge

Scosha is a jewelry designer that has evolved her collections as wearable art as a way to tell story, by collecting and collaging the body through intricate, playful and colorful decoration. This acts as a celebration of ones personal connection to nostalgia and linking us to our our past. She finds the common thread that…

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Episode 20: Kurt McVey

Kurt McVey takes us on an insightful journey through the search for fresh art amidst staid institutions. He also asks Leah some wonderfully poignant questions about pregnancy and the transition into motherhood as an artist. Look for some of the artists he mentions in our conversation – Junyu Liu, Alex and Allison Grey, and Jennifer…

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Episode 19: Olivia Miller

This WAIA Wednesday, the inspiring and incredibly thoughtful curator Olivia Miller discusses de Kooning’s ‘slashed’ women, opportunities and challenges of working in a smaller city, the inspirational significance of women-led art organizations, the contextual power of a museum, the return to craft and fiber arts in this age of AI, and an artist’s original intentions…

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Episode 18: Emma Shapiro

This week artist-activist Emma Shapiro talks with us about the exhausting liberation of being an art model, art censorship in social media, the belated recognition of women artists, the “original sin” of linking nudity with sex, and finding inspiration in a Walmart. Emma Shapiro is an American artist, writer, and activist. After graduating from The…

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Episode 17: Andréa Stanislav

This week we dig in with Andréa Stanislav, covering the inspirational cross-fertilization of narrative film and fine art, the erotic yet imperial power of horses, the artist’s role in the face of genocide, avoiding and accepting identity, and the axiom of ‘practice practice practice.’ Andréa Stanislav (b. 1968, Chicago) is a contemporary American artist based…

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Episode 16: Alexandra Schwartz

This week, the brilliant Alexandra Schwartz considers pay equity in arts institutions, craft traditions’ roles in art history, the re-evaluation of feminism post-Hillary Clinton, cultural determinism in fashion, the parallels between podcasting and curation, and if a selfie can ever be considered craft art. Alexandra Schwartz, Ph.D., is Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Craft,…

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