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The Cerebral Women media platform presents Cerebral Women Art Talks, a podcast that is an extension of @cerebral_women. Conversations offer insights into the visual art world from artists, mainly artists of color, and female artists who freely articulate what inspires their creativity. In addition, you'll hear interesting perspectives from dedicated art professionals who work with artists and the art institutions that feature them. Art Advisors, Art Critics, Collectors, Curators, Gallerists, Museum Professionals.

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The Cerebral Women media platform presents Cerebral Women Art Talks, a podcast that is an extension of @cerebral_women. Conversations offer insights into the visual art world from artists, mainly artists of color, and female artists who freely articulate what inspires their creativity. In addition, you'll hear interesting perspectives from dedicated art professionals who work with artists and the art institutions that feature them. Art Advisors, Art Critics, Collectors, Curators, Gallerists, Museum Professionals.

    Emanuel Aguilar

    Emanuel Aguilar

    Ep.203 Emanuel Aguilar is a gallerist and independent curator living and working in Chicago, IL. In 2015 he founded PATRON, a contemporary art gallery with a focus on emerging artists and conceptual practice. Previously he was a director at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago and Berlin and a founder of the arts and culture magazine Jettison Quarterly. Aguilar serves on the board of Chicago Artist Coalition and is a member of the Society for Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

    Photo credit: Erin Morgan Taylor

    Patron https://patrongallery.com/about
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/emanuel-aguilar-9819194/
    Chicago Gallery News https://www.chicagogallerynews.com/organizations/patron
    NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/13/arts/design/whitney-biennial-review-museum-art.html
    Hyperallergic https://hyperallergic.com/877662/first-impressions-from-the-2024-whitney-biennial/
    Surface Magazine https://www.surfacemag.com/articles/patron-gallery-chicago-interview/
    Brooklyn Rail https://brooklynrail.org/2024/04/artseen/Whitney-Biennial-2024-Even-Better-Than-the-Real-Thing
    Bay State banner https://www.baystatebanner.com/2024/03/20/noe-martinez-explores-indigenous-ancestry-and-trauma-of-colonialism-in-the-body-remembers/
    SETI Org https://www.seti.org/seti-air-newsletter-march-2024
    e-flux https://www.e-flux.com/criticism/599131/81st-whitney-biennial-even-better-than-the-real-thing
    AnOther Magazine https://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/15214/chantal-akerman-exhibition-2023-jeanne-dielman-collier-schorr-carmen-winant
    Art Basel https://www.artbasel.com/catalog/gallery/3688/Patron?lang=en | https://www.artbasel.com/stories/young-voices-from-the-whitney-biennial-2024
    Frieze https://www.frieze.com/gallery/patron | https://www.frieze.com/article/focus-frieze-new-york-stanley-stellar-reverend-joyce-mcdonald
    The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2024/03/21/whitney-biennial-2024-even-better-than-the-real-thing
    Six Inches From Center https://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/the-atmosphere-that-holds-us-an-interview-with-brittany-nelson-on-i-cant-make-you-love-me/
    Cultured Mag https://www.culturedmag.com/article/2024/03/13/whitney-biennial-new-york-art

    • 21 min
    Adebunmi Gbadebo

    Adebunmi Gbadebo

    Ep.202 Adebunmi Gbadebo (b. 1992 in Livingston, NJ) is a multidisciplinary artist working with paper, ceramics, sound, and film, exploring Gbadebo explores the archival record of her family’s ancestry. Through her research, material selection, and technical process, the artist emphasizes the prejudice of the historical record, activating her practice to restore Black subjectivity.

    She received a BFA from the School of Visual Art, New York. In 2023, she was the recipient of the Maxwell and Hanrahan Craft Fellowship and the Keynote speaker for the American Ceramic Circle annual conference. In 2022, she was a Pew Fellow at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Gbadebo is currently an Artist in Residence at The Clay Studio and has exhibited across the US and internationally in Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. Her work is now on view in major exhibitions such as the 24th Sydney Biennale: Ten Thousand Suns; Minneapolis Museum of Art: Collage/Assemblage Part II: 1990-Now; and Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina, which opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 2022, and has traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, University of Michigan Museum of Art, and is now at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

    Gbadebo’s work is in the public collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN; Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ; and South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC. Her public commissions include an ongoing sculpture project in collaboration with students and faculty from Clemson University, SC, and the Harriet Tubman Monument (2021), Newark, NJ.

    Photo Credit:Tobias Truvillion

    ● Past Present Projects Magazine: Past Present No. 4
    ● The Pew Center For Arts and Heritage: Fellow to Fellow: Adebunmi Gbadebo and Odili Donald Odita on Meaning in Materiality
    ● WHYY: Philly artist wins $100K craft prize for her work remembering Black ancestors
    ● PBS: Treasures of New Jersey
    ● Penn Today: Ritual and Remembrance
    ● The Boston Globe At the MFA, enslaved Black potters’ work brings lives into the light in ‘Hear Me Now’
    ● The Post and Courier At the Met, in Harlem and beyond, acclaimed artist honors enslaved SC ancestors
    ● Forbes, Haunting Generational Trauma In “Remains” By Adebunmi Gbadebo At Claire Oliver Gallery In Harlem
    ● Brooklyn Rail, Abstraction in the Black Diaspora
    ● New York Times, Critic’s Pick: The Magnificent Poem Jars of David Drake, Center Stage at the Met
    ● New York Times, New Shows That Widen the Beaten Path

    • 30 min
    Lindsay Adams

    Lindsay Adams

    Ep.201 features Lindsay Adams (b. 1990, Washington, D.C.) , an Artist working across traditional mediums. Embracing her intersectional identity, Lindsay’s work serves as both a reflection and extension of self, challenging narratives of both race and representation, reflecting on personal and collective histories and memories, while simultaneously mining through the complexity of the black experience. Lindsay’s current body of work is a visual and conceptual investigation of the balance between certainty and imagination, examining themes of place, liberation, memory, and psychological space. She reflects on personal and collective histories and memories, while simultaneously mining through the complexity of the black experience. Adams’ abstracted florals serve as an index for marking and reclaiming her black ancestral connection to land, embracing both personal and shared narratives while reflecting on the importance of the sites that have accumulated histories of social, cultural, and political life. Drawing connections to place and space, she responds to each mark intuitively while making both formal and narrative considerations. She renders layers of texture and color, alternating between abstracted and defined forms, composing multiple paintings within one. Employing her educational foundation as a social scientist, with a background in foreign relations, sociology, and cultural anthropology, she systematically engages in her work with precise critical analysis and a perceptive understanding of the complex fabric of social dynamics. Lindsay received her B.A. in International Studies: World Politics and Diplomacy and Latin and Iberian Studies from The University of Richmond.
    Lindsay has been the recipient of the New Artist Society Merit Award at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is currently pursuing an MFA in Painting and Drawing, and she has had solo presentations at Eaton DC, Washington and Riverhill Art Residency, Upstate Art Weekend. Her works were recently exhibited at Baltimore Museum of Art; James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY; Alpha Arts Alliance, Brooklyn; Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Allouche Gallery, New York. Her work is in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art and Northwestern Law School.

    Photo credit: Lana Jackson

    Artist https://www.lindsay-adams.com/
    “Lindsay Adams’s Intimate Paintings Explore Place, Self, and Memory”
    Baltimore Museum of Art https://collection.artbma.org/people/32189/lindsay-adams
    James Cohan https://www.jamescohan.com/exhibitions/arcadia-and-elsewhere
    Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/05/30/lindsay-adams-dream-day/
    University of Richmond https://urnow.richmond.edu/features/article/-/21779/an-artist-and-an-advocate.html?utm_source=www&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=features-story
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaybadams/
    Gavlak https://www.gavlakgallery.com/artists/lindsay-adams
    National Gallery of Art https://www.nga.gov/stories/lindsay-adams-intimate-paintings.html
    DCist https://dcist.com/story/22/04/29/lindsay-adams-debuts-first-solo-exhibit-dc/
    Green Family Art Foundation https://www.greenfamilyartfoundation.org/exhibitions/22-in-the-know-show/
    Visionary Projects https://visionaryprojects.org/interviews/lindsay-adams
    Loeffler Randall https://loefflerrandall.com/blogs/lr-stories/inthestudiowithlindsayadams
    Soho House https://www.sohohouse.com/en-us/house-notes/issue-006/art-and-design/lindsay-adams
    Marie Claire Magazine https://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/a36805666/lindsay-adams-artwork/
    Refinery29 https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/07/9923617/black-disabled-artist-cerebral-palsy-lindsay-adams-interview

    • 24 min
    Pamela J. Joyner

    Pamela J. Joyner

    EPISODE 200 Pamela J. Joyner has nearly 30 years of experience in the investment industry. She is the Founder of Avid Partners, LLC where her expertise has been the alternative investment arena. Currently, Ms. Joyner is focused on her philanthropic interests in the arts and education.
    Ms. Joyner is a Trustee of The Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Trust and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2020, she joined the board of trustees of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in 2021 she became the chair of the Painting and Sculpture Committee. In 2020 with several others she also founded the Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums.
    Previously, Ms. Joyner’s philanthropic involvements have included serving as: a member of President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities; a Trustee of Dartmouth College; a Trustee of the New York City Ballet; a Trustee and Co-Chair of the San Francisco Ballet Association; as well as other arts and educational organizations.

    Photo credit: Drew Altizer

    MoMA https://www.moma.org/about/trustees
    Black Trustee Alliance https://blacktrusteealliance.org/about/our-team/
    Art Institute of Chicago https://www.artic.edu/about-us/leadership/board-of-trustees
    Getty https://www.getty.edu/news/pamela-j-joyner-joins-j-paul-getty-trust-board/
    https://www.getty.edu/about/leadership-governance/board/#current- trustees
    SFMOMA https://www.sfmoma.org/press-release/sfmoma-announces-major-gift-from-the-pamela-j-joyner-and-alfred-j-giuffrida-collection-celebrating-black-american-artists-of-the-20th-century/
    President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts-2510
    Smart Museum of Art https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/solidary-and-solitary/
    NYTimes 2024 https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/25/arts/design/may-new-york-art-scene.html
    " https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/10/arts/design/adriano-pedrosa-venice-biennale.html
    NYTimes 2023 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/25/arts/design/richard-mayhew-painter-gallery-review.html
    NYTimes 2022 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/09/arts/design/san-francisco-museum-christopher-bedford-baltimore.html
    NYTimes 2021 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/arts/art-basel-fair-returns-switzerland.html
    NYTimes 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/09/arts/design/black-trustees-art-museums-diversity.html
    The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2020/02/12/championing-african-american-abstraction-inside-the-collection-of-pamela-joyner
    Architectural Digest https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/this-san-francisco-mansion-is-a-stunning-celebration-of-black-artists
    ARTnews https://www.artnews.com/gallery/art-news/photos/sfmoma-pamela-joyner-gift-1234586626/
    Artnet https://news.artnet.com/art-world/sfmoma-gift-pamela-joyner-alfred-giuffrida-1950427
    First Republic Bank https://www.firstrepublic.com/insights-education/art-collecting-with-purpose-pamela-joyners-mission-to-elevate-african-american-artists
    Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Joyner
    Books ~ Four-Generations-Giuffrida-Collection http://bit.ly/3WoA19p and https://amzn.to/4aZlGoe
    Art Collection https://artcollection.io/blog/pamela-j-joyner-an-activist-collector-reframing-art-history
    Mansion Global https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/collector-pamela-joyner-made-her-san-fran-home-an-ode-to-black-artists-its-now-selling-for-nearly-15-million-cd1bedcd

    • 28 min
    Luke Agada

    Luke Agada

    Ep.199 Luke Agada is a Nigerian artist living and working in Chicago. His practice examines themes of globalization, migration and cultural dislocation within the framework of a postcolonial world, as he reflects on the African diaspora and its impact on neo-cultural evolution. He obtained an MFA in Painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2023. In recent years, Agada has participated in shows in Lagos, New York, Chicago, Beijing, Accra, Berlin, Casablanca. His work has been featured in several publications including Newcity Magazine, Culture type, The Pinch Journal publication at the University of Memphis, Tennessee, Nigeria Art archives, Juxtapoz, Whitewall. He has also been a recipient of various awards and fellowship including the Global warming international art prize, AII, New Yorkin 2020, Janet and Russell Doubleday Award at The Art Students league of New York in 2022, The Helen Frankenthaler Award in 2022 and The James Nelson Raymond Fellowship Award in 2023. Agada was Resident Fellow at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in 2023. He was recently named a 2024 Breakout Artist by NewCity Magazine and is currently a Teaching Fellow at the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. 

    Photo: Courtesy The Artist and moniquemeloche Chicago, IL.  
    Artist https://lukeagada.com/
    moniquemeloche https://www.moniquemeloche.com/artists/208-luke-agada/biography/
    Newcity 2024 https://art.newcity.com/2024/04/02/breakout-artists-2024-chicagos-next-generation-of-image-makers/
    Newcity 2023 https://www.newcity.com/2023/10/04/today-in-culture-october-4-2023-report-says-arts-sector-not-so-healthy-equity-jeffs-love-goodman-chicago-is-still-the-best-says-conde-nast-traveler/
    School of The Art Institute of Chicago https://sites.saic.edu/gradshow2023/artists/luke-agada/
    Culture Type https://www.culturetype.com/2023/10/12/latest-news-in-black-art-luke-agada-joined-monique-meloche-gallery-new-atlanta-art-fair-black-studies-x-art-history-more/
    La voce di New York https://lavocedinewyork.com/en/new-york/2023/09/16/luke-agada-arms-feet-and-fitful-dreams-at-monique-meloche-gallery/ 
    Artsy https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-6-rising-artists-discovered-galleries-summer-group
    The Artists Feature https://theartistsfeature.com/features/luke-agada

    • 22 min
    Allison Janae Hamilton

    Allison Janae Hamilton

    Ep.198 Allison Janae Hamilton (b. 1984 in Kentucky, raised in Florida) has exhibited widely across the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been the subject of institutional solo exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art, the Joslyn Art Museum, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and Atlanta Contemporary, as well as a commissioned solo project with Creative Time. Her sculpture, Love is like the sea… (2023) is currently on view in the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, presented by The Helis Foundation in New Orleans, LA. Select recent group exhibitions include The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Shifting Horizons, Nevada Museum of Art; Enunciated Life, California African Art Museum; More, More, More, TANK Shanghai; and Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, Storm King Art Center. Work by the artist is held in public collections such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Hood Museum of Art, The Menil Collection, Nasher Museum of Art, Nevada Museum of Art, and Speed Museum of Art, among others. Hamilton has participated in a range of fellowships and residencies, including at the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; and Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain. She is the recipient of the Creative Capital Award and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant. Hamilton holds a PhD in American Studies from New York University and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. She lives and works in New York.

    Portrait: Heather Sten

    Artist https://www.allisonjanaehamilton.com/
    Marianne Boesky Gallery https://marianneboeskygallery.com/artists/60-allison-janae-hamilton/press/
    Storm King Art Center https://indicators.stormking.org/allison-janae-hamilton/
    Georgia Museum of Art https://georgiamuseum.org/exhibit/allison-janae-hamilton-between-life-and-landscape/
    University of Georgia https://www.wuga.org/show/museum-minute/2022-10-28/museum-minute-allison-janae-hamilton
    Nasher Museum of Art https://nasher.duke.edu/stories/allison-janae-hamilton-floridawater-ii-sisters-wakulla-county-fl-and-when-the-wind-has-teeth/
    Helis Foundation https://www.thehelisfoundation.org/pcse/love-is-like-the-sea...
    Pippy HouldsworthGallery https://www.houldsworth.co.uk/exhibitions/140-tales-of-soil-and-concrete-brett-goodroad-allison-janae-hamilton-yun-fei-ji-arturo/works/
    The Highline https://www.thehighline.org/art/projects/allison-janae-hamilton/
    Contemporary Art Library https://www.contemporaryartlibrary.org/artist/allison-janae-hamilton-6327
    Artpil https://artpil.com/allison-janae-hamilton/
    The Clark https://www.clarkart.edu/microsites/humane-ecology/about-the-artists/allison-janae-hamilton
    UGA Today https://news.uga.edu/nature-is-at-the-center-of-allison-janae-hamiltons-work/
    Rema Hort Mann Foundation https://www.remahortmannfoundation.org/allison-janae-hamilton/
    Ogden Museum https://ogdenmuseum.org/event/florida-stories-a-conversation-with-author-lauren-groff-and-visual-artist-allison-janae-hamilton/
    Kids Kiddle https://kids.kiddle.co/Allison_Janae_Hamilton
    WWD https://wwd.com/feature/allison-janae-hamilton-marianne-boesky-gallery-art-exhibition-1234792142/
    Whitewall Art https://whitewall.art/art/allison-janae-hamilton-interrogates-myths-around-landscape-and-stories-of-paradise/
    Whitewall Art https://whitewall.art/whitewaller/allison-janae-hamilton-a-romance-of-paradise/
    Where y’at https://www.whereyat.com/allison-janae-hamilton-lauren-groff-florida-new-orleans
    The Bitter Southerner https://bittersoutherner.com/summer-voices/aunjanue-ellis/allison-janae-hamilton
    C& https://contemporaryand.com/exhibition/allison-janae-hamilton-a-romance-of-paradise/
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Urban Milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/people/allison-janae-hamilton/

    • 24 min

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