HUSH+1 is a podcast for makers, by makers. HUSH (@officialhushstudios), a Brooklyn-based experience design agency, hosts designers, artists, technologists, architects, musicians, tinkerers, and makers of all kinds at a weekly discussion in its studio. The podcast is a derivative of this longer discussion, hosted by HUSH systems designer Adam Kruckenberg. HUSH+1 skips a lot of the preamble of most art and design podcasts in favor of getting right to the heart of the discussion: what makes your making special?
Episode 18: Olga Correa
Olga Correa is a South Bronx-raised Puerto Rican female artist. She is a graduate of both the High School of Art and Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology and works in diverse styles and media while consciously advocating for feminine elements as strength in her creations. She is the primary character in her graffiti pieces that are influenced by her mentor, the legendary graffiti artist Skeme.
Episode 17: Phillip David Stearns
Phillip David Stearns is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. His practice involves the use of a wide range of electronic technologies and media to address the many roles technology plays in contemporary society. Deconstruction, reconfiguration, and extension are key methodologies and techniques employed in the production of works that range from audio visual performances, electronic sculptures, light and sound installation, digital textiles, and other oddities both digital and material. He received his MFA in music composition and integrated media from the California Institute of Arts in 2007 and his BS in music technology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2005 - glitchtextiles.com.
Episode 16: Carlo Vega
Born in Lima, Peru, Carlo grew up during a time of domestic terrorism and political turmoil. "It was during this time in my life that the cognitive foundations of what would become my artistic explorations were set. From my mathematician grandfather, I learned of geometry and the perfection in logic, and from my Catholic surroundings, I absorbed the potent iconography and sense of spiritual mystery. Upon leaving Peru at the height of terrorism, I moved with my family first to Montreal then to South Carolina, each place bringing me culturally and geographically farther away from my home." In approaching Carlo's art as a studied collection of thoughts and experiences, he is able to piece together his various realities. "By creating, I am embarking on a path of self-exploration that reconnects me to lost moments, lost people and lost places. In this process of active reflection, I invent, and my work oscillates between what has been and will be." By combining simple, often geometric shapes with nebulous backgrounds and exploring abstract concepts through various mediums, Carlo explores a tension between the logical and the inexplicable, the same tension he was surrounded with as a child in Lima. He received his BA from the University of South Carolina in 2000 and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Episode 15: Francisco Lopez of Mogollon
Francisco Lopez is an artist, designer and filmmaker living in Brooklyn. He grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and in 1995, he moved to Boston where he graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2004 he founded the internationally renown and multidisciplinary creative studio Mogollon in New York City. Mogollon has created work for both art and commerce; experimenting with virtually every media. He has produced and exhibit work for renown institutions and personalities such as PS1 MOMA, The Drawing Center, Centre Pompidou, Ferran Adria, ElBulli Foundation, Ellen Berkenblit, Nike, Katy Perry, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, MAD Museum, Phillip Glass, American Ballet Theater, Terry Riley, Universal Records, Interscope Records, among many others. Check out his work at franciscolopezstudio.com.
Episode 14: Graham Kelman
Graham Kelman is a Brooklyn-based freelance multidisciplinary architect with a passion for making physical installations, environments, and elements that leave an impact. Kelman consults with architects, brands, agencies, creative individuals, artists, and designers from concept through fabrication. He relies on his ability to communicate original ideas through visualization and his knowledge of design+build to ensure that the final execution carries the integrity of the initial ideas into fruition. Check out his work at grahamkelman.com.
Episode 13: Matthew Schreiber
Matthew Schreiber is a New York City based artist known for his work in holography and for his large scale laser light sculptures. Schreiberʼs work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including Light, Color and Geometry, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science; Crossbow at the Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Side Show at Johannes Vogt Gallery, NYC; Guilloche at Fireplace Project in East Hampton, NY; Swiss Hall Basel, Switzerland; Platonic Solids at the NSU Art Museum Ft. Lauderdale; and Ontario, curated by Ambra Medda in the Miami Design District.
Since the mid 1990’s, Schreiber has run the C Project, producing fine art holograms with artists such as Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Ryman. This year the Getty Museum has acquired Schreiber’s archive of holography. Matthew Schreiber’s expertise in the manipulation of light led to over a decade as the producer for James Turrell, personally overseeing some of the most celebrated works in contemporary art.