17 episodes

Ever see someone who has paint on their pants, tattoo sleeves, an asymmetrical haircut, and someone exclaims that guy/girl must be an artist? These are not the creatives I seek out to interview. There’s a romantic notion that artists need to be eccentric, but the real oddities usually happen behind closed doors. Explore the unconventional in the creative process through interviews with artists, and other creative types with host and artist Jeffrey Morabito.

I Know Strange People Jeffrey Morabito

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Ever see someone who has paint on their pants, tattoo sleeves, an asymmetrical haircut, and someone exclaims that guy/girl must be an artist? These are not the creatives I seek out to interview. There’s a romantic notion that artists need to be eccentric, but the real oddities usually happen behind closed doors. Explore the unconventional in the creative process through interviews with artists, and other creative types with host and artist Jeffrey Morabito.

    Cordy Ryman: I Don't Have a Horse in that Race

    Cordy Ryman: I Don't Have a Horse in that Race

    Cordy Ryman thinks it's semantics whether or not he is a painter or sculptor.
    Having grown up in a family of artists, he knew early on that putting art on a pedestal becomes a barrier. Seeing the built-in paradoxes of the art world led Cordy to start Art Cake, a studio residency program and project space in Brooklyn, New York.

    See www.instagram.com/i_know_strange_people/ for images and comments.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    John Rogers: Cars on Fire

    John Rogers: Cars on Fire

    Painter John Rogers, better known as Ghoulorama on instagram has been told he's smarter than he looks. Drawing from working in a bank that was robbed, living in "Killa-delphia" and of course watching cars on fire,  a deeper sense of how humor is a coping mechanism is conveyed, even when the viewer doesn't always get the joke. 




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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Bill Scott: Painting in Limbo

    Bill Scott: Painting in Limbo

    Bill Scott was never looking to be an artist, it was like many other things - just in front of him. Following what was in front of him took him after art school to Paris where he had a chance encounter with Joan Mitchell that became a fruitful but complicated relationship. Bill’s paintings are like himself:  they are meant to be seen from a distance and up close.
    His solo exhibition " I Stood There Once" is at Hollis Taggart gallery from September 8th - October 8th.

    See www.instagram.com/i_know_strange_people/ for images and comments.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Maria Yolanda Liebana: Beauty and the Grotesque

    Maria Yolanda Liebana: Beauty and the Grotesque

    Maria Yolanda Liebana has a free flowing conversation on her many interests ranging from Anime, 80's pop culture, her Catholic school upbringing, and her hometown of Paterson NJ.
    Her idiosyncratic style is a result of these ingredients and her perspective of the world today as a Latinx Multidisciplinary Artist.

    See www.instagram.com/i_know_strange_people/ for images and comments.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Celeste Morton: How Serious Do Cowgirls take Themselves?

    Celeste Morton: How Serious Do Cowgirls take Themselves?

    Celeste Morton shares how she gets to try on an identity through painting Cowgirls.  Having started as a film theory major in school, we discussed how other films, particularly Westerns, influenced her work.

    See www.instagram.com/i_know_strange_people/ for images and comments.

    • 58 min
    Justin Duffus: I Turned the Camera Around

    Justin Duffus: I Turned the Camera Around

    Painter and Pasadena native Justin Duffus reveals his journey from living coast to coast and what led him be free in his life and painting by turning the camera around onto himself.

    See www.instagram.com/i_know_strange_people/ for images and comments.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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