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Episode 15: OONA

Ona meets OONA, as Leah gets to know the anonymous artist’s ideas on the value of female artists, applying the tenets of cryptocurrency to fine art, wallet washing, manipulating social value, faceless performance art, CCTV’s complicity in the male gaze, misgendering, and the innocence (or not) of lambs being led to slaughter in the era…

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Episode 14: Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy breaks down hyperfemininity as rebellion, the surprisingly in-person community around NFTs, existing as both surveyor and surveyed, the capitalism inherent in face filters, narcissism versus self-observation, dressing for other women, and the algorithm that gazes right into your soul. Margaret Murphy is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her work focuses…

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Episode 13: Jeanette Hayes

We talk with the fantastically talented, warm-hearted Jeanette Hayes about commonalities for women in history, looking at stuff, where Bratz intersects with Picasso, and the fact that sometimes hard drives just die. Jeanette Hayes (b. 1988) is a painter/multimedia artist based in New York. Originally from Chicago, Hayes moved to NYC and received a BFA from Pratt Institute. Her work addresses the…

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Episode 12: Serwah Attafuah

Serwah Attafuah, an Indigenous Australian artist, tells us about her journey of creating digital art in the 2010s and now selling her stunning 3D work via NFT. She offers insight into the importance of conquering fear, the relative speeds of digital and traditionally painted work, small networks of women artists, Zoom’s empowering of international collaboration,…

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Episode 11: Ariana Page Russell

This week on WAIA, we sit down with Ariana Page Russell and muse over the power balance between model and artist, the line between beauty and disgust, embracing imperfect birth stories, making the private public, feminism in and out of the work, the ability to exist artfully, and… kelp! Ariana Page Russell is a visual…

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Episode 10: Elena Zavelev

Elena Zavelev discusses digital art in physical spaces, finding the right collectors, reproduction vs value, opportunities for women artists in Web3, art as a trace, AR art, the ethic of sharing in the metaverse, and details on CADAF’s exciting partnership with LiveArt! Elena Zavelev is a Co-Founder & CEO at CADAF & New Art Academy….

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Episode 9: Penny Slinger

Penny Slinger sits down with us to discuss multimedia as cross-fertilization, the changing fashions of art and digital collage, the danger of the addiction to “Like”s and the power in choosing our own worth, hidden artists, tantric book burnings, the expression of the feminine, and Frida Kahlo’s ruthless honesty. Penny Slinger (b. 1947, London, UK)…

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Episode 8: Grace Graupe-Pillard

Grace Graupe-Pillard speaks with us about ambition, showing work in the internet era, activism in art, body acceptance in your 70s, and windows as vaginas. Bio: Grace Graupe-Pillard has exhibited her artwork throughout the USA with one-person exhibitions in Hartford, CT., Jackson MS., Chicago Ill., Newark, NJ, in addition in NYC at The Untitled Space,The…

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Episode 7: Ann Hirsch

The legendary Ann Hirsch brings her usual directness and keen observations to our conversation! She explains what makes a selfie by an artist different from a selfie taken by “just anyone,” discusses the female body as a performance versus painting, and explains her “sex-friendly” stance. She says her title statement of Body Anxiety (an online…

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Episode 6: Jennifer Mien Mien Lin

Jennifer Mien Mien Lin on woman as muse, what is TOO feminine, and the challenges growing up a Taiwanese woman. Jennifer Mien Mien Lin is a Taiwanese-Canadian visual artist based in New York. Her mixed media work is an investigation into what it means to be a woman in this world. Her artworks lift the veil of the…

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