I Like Your Work supports artists! Each week artist Erika b Hess interviews artists, gallerists, collectors, and curators to cover topics that will help you in your art practice! From inspiring interviews from the lives of artists to business practices you will walk away ready to get in the studio!
Being an Ally, Mombies, and Reclaiming the Personal: The Inventive Work of Amy Reidel
From being an ally to making work about overtired moms, Amy Reidel makes work that I can relate to. She brings the viewer into her world that is filled with color, sparkle, and rainbows but all the while, underlying insidious imagery creeps in to complete the picture. Through her work, she shows us the underbelly of care, and the mess of loving another human.
Seducing the Self: Power, Vulnerability and Humor in the Work of Photographer Amanda Rowan
Amanda Rowan's provocative still life and self-portrait images depict playful and sensual moments, eliciting humor through an exploration of the power and vulnerability of sexuality. Rowan is both curator and subject in each richly styled vignette depicting moments of mysticism and seduction. Her work explores domestic labor and gender using a mix of visual iconography, including food advertising, vintage pinup, and religious deities.
Rowan has received numerous accolades for her art, including "The Curator Award 2019", by Photo District News (P.D.N.), "Photographer of the Year 2018" by the International Chromatic Photography Publication and the Tokyo International Award for Photography in 2019. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Carrie Able Gallery, Photo LA, Art Basel, The Wall Street Gallery, The Leica Gallery in Los Angeles. Her images hang in the permanent collection at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas with Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Takashi Murakami.
Originally from the Bay area, daughter of Bluegrass Legend Peter Rowan, she began shooting rock concerts during high school. Her distinctive visual style has translated into advertising campaigns for clients, including Disney, NBC, HBO, and Hilton Entertainment. Her editorial portraits include global artists, performers, and pop celebrities alike.
Rowan graduated Cum Laude from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. After a successful tenure in New York City shooting celebrities, she now lives in Los Angeles, working within the genres of photography and performance art. Rowan is currently a Full-Time Faculty at the Photo Arts Conservatory at the New York Film Academy Los Angeles in both the MFA and BFA programs.
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-using the body as narrative
-thoughts on using humor in a still image
-her process of collecting
-unsung domestic labor
-growing up as a child of a famous musician
-advice for finding your own voice
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Artistic Success Through Balancing Art Making and Organization: Adrienne Elise Tarver-NYT Emerging Artist To Watch
Adrienne Elise Tarver is an artist who makes hard work look easy. From her expansive studio practice, to her position as the Associate Chair of Fine Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta Campus, Adrienne is able to gracefully accomplish making insightful, challenging work while also organizing a great spreadsheet. In this episode, we talk about how she balances art making and organization to achieve success.
Finding the Intense Sweetness in Making: Rachel Klinghoffer on Repurposing Ephemera into Icons
Raised in an artistic family, Rachel talks about how the process of making is embedded in her life. By repurposing materials, making and remaking them into paintings and sculptures, Klinghoffer prompts a reimagining of uses for these relic-like objects. Articles reflect the artist’s personal connection to femininity, craft-making, Judaism, romance, pushing the definition of painting. She currently has a solo, If You Like Piña Coladas, Curated by Lauren Powell at One River School, Woodbury, NY
How to Balance Being a Painter, Mom & Running a Successful Podcast with Kaylan Buteyn
Kaylan Buteyn is an artist, curator, founder of the Artist/Mother Podcast and founder of Stay Home Gallery & Residency. Her practice primarily focuses on female empowerment, the maternal experience, and community engagement. Her paintings are rooted in abstraction, often referencing the maternal form. She has exhibited in galleries and community spaces internationally. In 2019, as a social extension of her art practice, Kaylan started the Artist/Mother Podcast, sharing interviews of working artists who are mothers. The podcast has grown to a large network of women artists and offers support and encouragement for them through exhibitions, publications, retreats, a crit group program and more. In 2020 as a response to the global covid-19 pandemic, Kaylan co-founded Stay Home Gallery with Pam Taylor and the two took their virtual gallery physical when Kaylan offered her home and artist studio in rural Tennessee as a brick and mortar gallery and artist residency space. Kaylan holds an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She now lives with her partner and their 3 children in Fort Wayne, IN.
-It’s never too late to dive into the arts or become an artist
-Building a creative business
-Joy in being Productive
-Thinking about the studio day like a studio week
- Working in a sketchbook each day.
-Referencing her own work to build her language.
-Working in “scrapes of time”
- Always having side work with the big work (16x20 or 20x24)
-Go dipper instead of wider
-Getting feedback on your work that can help you grow.
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Celebrating Blackness -Artist & Podcaster Jamaal Barber on Race, Being a Professional & Talking to Greats David Driskell & Bisa Butler
How do you make work, write about it, and host a podcast when 2020 throws us into a spiral of change? Jamaal Barber, a printmaker and the host of Studio Noize Podcast, talks about how the changes of 2020 have impacted his work and about his prints that celebrate Blackness.
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Engaging artist interviews
I love listening to these podcast interviews on my morning walks or while painting. During the pandemic, it felt like I was meeting new people and it helped me get through the isolation! Erika’s sunny personality always puts me in a good mood.
An enriching, empowering and uplifting podcast for artists!!
I've been listening to I like Your Work for two years now. I salute Mrs. Hess for her creativity, courage, enthusiasm and persistence in offering these podcasts! The title of the show reveals its content: It's about sharing, celebrating and honoring the work of artists and art professionals. As an artist and a mother, I love how the podcast highlights women artists and doesn't shy away from difficult issues. The podcast has certainly enriched my life and helped me connect with a new community online. Lastly, I really like how the podcast is promoting the idea that we already have all the resources we need as artists, we just need to know it, to embrace it and to share it!
Excellent Artist interviews!!
This is the best artist interview podcast I have listened to. The interviewer asks great questions and the artists interviewed always seem comfortable and relaxed. Artists talk a lot about their process, their work habits, their challenges and their inspirations, and it is really informative and really fun!!