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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Episode 5: Robert Adanto

Robert Adanto is a documentary film maker who had made 5 films about art, many of them featuring female artists, including “The F-Word,”...

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