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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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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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