The Cerebral Women Art Talks podcast 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.
Maria Guzman Capron
Ep.70 features Maria Guzman Capron. Born in Milan, Italy to Colombian and Peruvian parents, she lives and works in Oakland, CA. She received an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2015 and her BFA from the University of Houston in 2004. Recent exhibitions include Snail Shell — pt.2 Gallery, Oakland, CA; Female Trouble 2 — CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA; Body Spray — Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY; Don’t Eat Me — Deli Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC; and Through Her Eye — Mana Contemporary in Chicago, IL. In addition, she is a parent and works at NIAD Art Center as a part-time facilitator.
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Photo credit courtesy of the artist.
Artist website http://mariaaguzman.com/
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art https://www.pafa.org/events/maria-guzman-capron-032421
Roll Up Project http://rollupproject.com/exhibitions/maria-guzman-capron/
Premiere Jr. https://premierejr.space/Maria-Guzman-Capron
Between us, about them https://www.between-us-about-them.cca.edu/maria-guzman-capron
Variable West https://variablewest.com/event/snail-shell-maria-guzman-capron-rachel-hayden/
Ep.69 features Alvin Armstrong, a painter whose work explores the social and political landscape of Black American culture. His paintings are often filled with real and fictional subjects, culled from archival material, his community and lived experiences. He’s lived in Hawaii, Japan, and California all of which have informed his art practice.
Armstrong received an MS in Eastern Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist. The self-taught artist currently has a solo show at Anna Zorina Gallery titled, ‘To Give and Take’ and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Juxtapoz and Something Curated. He will be a Fall 2021 Visual Arts Resident at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.
Alvin’s solo exhibition at the Anna Zorina Gallery is open thru June 19th. Chelsea NYC
Anna Zorina Gallery https://www.annazorinagallery.com/artists/alvin-armstrong/biography
Medium Tings https://www.mediumtingsbk.com/alvinarmstrong
Pioneer Works https://pioneerworks.org/residency/alvin-armstrong
Something Curated https://somethingcurated.com/2021/04/16/interview-painter-alvin-armstrong-questions-societys-expectations-of-black-bodies/
Brooklyn Rail https://brooklynrail.org/2020/10/artseen/Alvin-Armstrong-This-Place-Looks-Different
Photo credit Jordan Lee
Episode 68 features artist and archivist Alanna Fields (b. 1990, Upper Marlboro, MD) is a lens-based mixed media artist and archivist whose work investigates and challenges representations of Black queer identity and history through the lens of photography. Fields' work has been featured in exhibitions including Felix Art Fair, LA, UNTITLED Art Fair, Miami, MoCADA, and Pratt Institute. Fields is a Gordon Parks Foundation Scholar, 2020 Light Work AIR and Baxter St. CCNY Workspace AIR. She received her MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and has given talks at the Aperture Foundation, Stanford University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Parson's New School, Syracuse University, and Rutgers University. Fields lives and works in New York City and is represented by Assembly.
DON’T MISS ~ Alanna Fields in her solo exhibition debut titled ‘Mirages of Dreams Past’ thru June 9th, Baxter Street at Camera Club of NY.
Artist website www.alannafields.com
Baxter Street https://www.baxterst.org/alanna-fields/
Yancey Richardson Gallery https://www.yanceyrichardson.com/
Episode 67 features Mosie Romney (b. 1994, New York) They live and work in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. A Jamaican-American artist, they received their education from SUNY Purchase, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts in 2016. They have been an artist in residence at the Home School,Hudson in 2018 and at Pocoapoco, Oaxaca City in 2021 (upcoming). Exhibitions include Mosie Romney, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (3/25-May 1st 2021,solo); Evening Lark, Y2K Group, New York (2020, solo); PAPA RAGAZZE!, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); Mosie Romney and Juan Guiterrez, Meredith Rosen Gallery, New York (2020); and Materia Prima, Gern en Regalia, New York (2019).
Mosie is currently in a group show at the Almine Rech gallery in Manhattan thru June 05.2021.
Artist Website ~ https://www.mosieromney.com/Almine Rech ~ https://www.alminerech.com/
Artnews ~ https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/breaking-art-industry-news-january-2021-week-1-1234580739/
Protochic ~ https://www.protochic.com/stories/2020/9/8/what-were-watching-amoako-boafo-in-chicago-and-mosie-romney-in-new-york
Hyperallergic ~ https://hyperallergic.com/572862/mo-romney-archiving-black-art-history/
Y2K – studio visit https://www.y2kgroup.nyc/y2k-group-blog/2020/6/23/studio-visit-with-mosie-romney
Ep.66 features Khari Turner, an emerging painter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a current MFA graduate student at Columbia University. He is in multiple collections including his alma mater Austin Peay State University, where he received his BFA. He has been featured in Artnews, Whitehot magazine, Hyperallergic, to name a few. He grew up with many works of art from black artists that his grandparents collected. His grandfather was also a draftsman which inspired Khari at an early age to create. Growing up in Milwaukee, he was exposed to a connection to vast nature and dense cityscapes fighting amongst a city well known for its continued segregation. This created a connection to Black people and his environment over time. Blackness and Black people are the ocean to Khari. He currently takes water directly from the Ocean and his hometown, Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River, incorporating them in the work either mixing the water with paint or pouring directly on the surface of the work. His aims are to eventually start a non-profit to create art programs directed at improving neighborhoods like the one he grew up in.
Khari Turner has a solo show opening May 21,2021 at Voss Gallery in San Francisco and a solo show opening July 10th at the Ross Sutton Gallery in NYC.
Artist website ~ www.khariturner.com
Juxtapoz ~ https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/painting/khari-turner-the-sea-s-own-children-iris-project-venice-beach/
Columbia University ~ https://arts.columbia.edu/news/khari-turner-21-what-are-you-thinking-about-now
Whitehot Magazine ~ https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/turner-or-joy-in-struggle/4797
Kourosh Mahboubian Fine Art ~ https://mahboubianfineart.com/forget-what-you-know-khari-turner
Headshot credit - Folasade Ologundudu
Episode 65 features Doron Langberg. Born in 1985 in Yokneam Moshava, Israel, he currently lives and works in New York City. He received his MFA from Yale University School of Art, holds a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate from PAFA, and attended the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk.
Langberg has attended the EFA Studio Program, Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Yaddo artist residency, and the Queer Art Mentorship Program. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters John Koch award for painting, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and the Yale Schoelkopf Travel Prize.
Langberg’s first solo exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, was held in 2019. Works by the artist will feature in the forthcoming exhibitions: Intimacy: New Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond, at the Schwules Museum, Berlin (27 November 2020–25 February 2021); and Breakfast Under the Tree, curated by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament, at Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate, Kent (8 November 2020–17 January 2021).
Langberg’s work will be included in a major group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston in 2022. Previously, his work has been shown at institutional venues including the LSU Museum, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Leslie-Lohman Museum and The PAFA Museum. His work is in the collections of The PAFA Museum and RISD Museum.
In the public realm, a reproduction of Langberg’s Joe and Edgar, 2020, can currently be seen in New York as part of Public Art Fund’s Art on the Grid, a city-wide initiative featuring 50 emerging artists.
Doron has a solo exhibition with Victoria Miro Gallery opening September 2, 2021.
Doron’s favorite quotes include ‘Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired’ ~ Martha Graham
Artist website ~ http://www.doronlangberg.com/
Victoria Miro Gallery ~ http://www.doronlangberg.com/
Artforum ~ https://www.artforum.com/print/202009/the-artists-artists-84359
Artsy ~ https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-14-artists-portraying-queer-love
Artdrunk ~ https://www.artdrunk.art/doron-langberg
Art of Choice ~ https://www.artofchoice.co/experience-physical-sensation-through-color-in-doron-langbergs-paintings/
Hyperallergic ~ https://hyperallergic.com/521769/a-dreamy-debut-of-paintings-queer-in-subject-and-form/
The Georgia Review ~ https://thegeorgiareview.com/posts/kaleidoscopic-consciousness/
OK this host has a voice for radio. Lovely sound quality, subjects and conversations. highly reccommend for any arts enthusiasts.
Interesting guests and questions.
The art world needs this one. Love it!