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Are you an art and culture lover? Would you love to go inside the minds of your favorite creatives? With over 10 million unique monthly viewers, My Modern Met is one of the world’s leading art+culture websites. And now, we’re exploring the world of visual arts for 30 minutes every other week with the photographers, painters, designers, and makers who are shaping our world. Sit back and relax as My Modern Met's contributing writers sit down for one-on-one chats with some of your favorite artists.

My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast My Modern Met

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Are you an art and culture lover? Would you love to go inside the minds of your favorite creatives? With over 10 million unique monthly viewers, My Modern Met is one of the world’s leading art+culture websites. And now, we’re exploring the world of visual arts for 30 minutes every other week with the photographers, painters, designers, and makers who are shaping our world. Sit back and relax as My Modern Met's contributing writers sit down for one-on-one chats with some of your favorite artists.

    Sculptor Lorenzo Quinn on Sending a Positive Message With His Art

    Sculptor Lorenzo Quinn on Sending a Positive Message With His Art

    Season 2 of the My Modern Met Top Artist podcast wraps up by chatting with acclaimed sculptor Lorenzo Quinn. Art historian Jessica Stewart speaks with Quinn about growing up with a famous father, how he gets inspiration for his monumental sculptures,  and why he began sculpting hands. It's a conversation you won't want to miss. 
    Follow Lorenzo's work on his website and Instagram.
    We'd love to learn more about you so that we can make the show better! Please take a minute to fill out our Season 2 Survey.
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    Follow us on Instagram to see some of the visuals we talked about in today's episode.
    We want to hear from you! Leave us a listener voicemail and subscribe to our newsletter so you can submit questions for upcoming interviews. You'll find everything on podcast.mymodernmet.com. 
    Want to support the artists we feature and the podcast? Check out books by our guests on the Top Artist Bookstore.
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    • 31 min
    Designers Fung + Bedford on Inspiring Wonder With Architectural Origami

    Designers Fung + Bedford on Inspiring Wonder With Architectural Origami

    Designers fung+bedford are a husband and wife duo that create origami-inspired large-scale paper installations they call "architectural origami." Join host Sam Pires as she gives into their creative process and how they transitioned from making award-winning jewelry to executing these incredible installations.
    Did you know that we're on YouTube? Watch your favorite episode now!
    Follow us on Instagram to see some of the visuals we talked about in today's episode.
    We want to hear from you! Leave us a listener voicemail and subscribe to our newsletter so you can submit questions for upcoming interviews. You'll find everything on podcast.mymodernmet.com. 
    Want to support the artists we feature and the podcast? Check out books by our guests on the Top Artist Bookstore.

    • 25 min
    Artist Ava Roth on Creative Curiosity and Her Collaboration With Honeybees

    Artist Ava Roth on Creative Curiosity and Her Collaboration With Honeybees

    Toronto-based artist Ava Roth creates total unique encaustic art with the help of honeybees. And yes, you read that right, honeybees. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview Ava about exploring artistic creativity and collaborating with our busy little friends on her mixed-media pieces. Tune in to hear us talk about the unique process behind Ava's current series of work in which she suspends her encaustic collages in embroidery hoops fixed to Longstroth hive frames. From here, she suspends the frames in beehives, enabling thousands of honeybees to begin inlaying their distinct work into the comb.
    This episode is brought to you by Pair Networks. Pair is a website hosting service that makes it easy to get your site up and running with do-it-yourself building tools and an award-winning, 24/7 support team. Visit pair.com/free and use the promo code QUICKSTART to get 1 free month of website hosting.
    Did you know that we're on YouTube? Watch your favorite episode now!
    Follow us on Instagram to see some of the visuals we talked about in today's episode.
    We want to hear from you! Leave us a listener voicemail and subscribe to our newsletter so you can submit questions for upcoming interviews. You'll find everything on podcast.mymodernmet.com. 
    Want to support the artists we feature and the podcast? Check out books by our guests on the Top Artist Bookstore.
    Check out these related articles:
    Artist Swoon on Filling the Creative Well and Giving Back [Podcast]
    True South Team on the First Flag for Antarctica and the Power of Design [Podcast]
    Artist Brian Peterson on Using Art To Help People Experiencing Homelessness [Podcast]

    • 30 min
    Artist Swoon on Filling the Creative Well and Giving Back

    Artist Swoon on Filling the Creative Well and Giving Back

    Artist Caledonia Curry, aka Swoon, is best known for her signature wheatpaste and cut-paper installations. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview Swoon about her career as an anonymous street artist. At only 19 years old, she skyrocketed to success on the forefront of New York's early 2000s street art movement. Even after her early breakthrough, Swoon has been able to remain creatively fulfilled by shifting her focus towards community-based projects such as her sustainable bamboo homes in Haiti. As always, we dive into your listener questions, and Swoon gives fantastic advice to young artists looking to create a buzz around their work. This episode is brought to you by Pair, a website hosting service that makes it easy to get your site up and running with do-it-yourself building tools and an award-winning, 24/7 support team. Visit pair.com/free and use the promo code QUICKSTART to get 1 free month of website hosting. Follow Swoon on her website, Instagram, and Facebook.
    Did you know that we're on YouTube? Watch your favorite episode now!
    Follow us on Instagram to see some of the visuals we talked about in today's episode.
    We want to hear from you! Leave us a listener voicemail and subscribe to our newsletter so you can submit questions for upcoming interviews. You'll find everything on podcast.mymodernmet.com. 
    Want to support the artists we feature and the podcast? Check out books by our guests on the Top Artist Bookstore.
    Read more about Swoon's work and the projects we discuss:
    Artist Helps Locals Rebuild Haiti With Modern Sustainable Bamboo Homes
    Swoon's Street Art Comes Alive

    • 31 min
    True South Team on the First Flag for Antarctica and the Power of Design

    True South Team on the First Flag for Antarctica and the Power of Design

    Flags are incredibly effective symbols in uniting people and inspiring change, yet what exactly makes a well-designed flag? This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview the team behind "True South", Antarctica's first flag. True South's designer Evan Townsend, vexillologist Michael Green, and arctic researcher Celas Marie-Sainte team up to discuss what makes the flag a remarkable design and unifying symbol for Antarctica's preservation. Evan talks about the incredible community he's seen form around True South, and Michael chimes in with why the flag's unconventional design made it the obvious choice for the continent. Plus, we'll dive into your listener questions as Celas shares why it may be best to avoid arctic tourism.
    This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp, a service that makes it easy to get set up with your own licensed professional therapist. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/listener.
    Follow True South on their website, Instagram, and Facebook.
    Did you know that we're on YouTube? Watch your favorite episode now!
    Follow us on Instagram to see some of the visuals we talked about in today's episode.
    We want to hear from you! Leave us a listener voicemail and subscribe to our newsletter so you can submit questions for upcoming interviews. You'll find everything on podcast.mymodernmet.com. 
    Want to support the artists we feature and the podcast? Check out books by our guests on the Top Artist Bookstore.
    Read more about True South's work and the projects we discuss:
    Learn All About Antarctica's First Flag Called 'True South' [Interview]
    Conservation Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on the State of Our Oceans and Using Art To Take Action [Podcast]
    Photographer Ami Vitale on Following Your Heart and Documenting Stories of Hope [Podcast]

    • 40 min
    Artist Brian Peterson on Using Art as Community Building for Those Experiencing Homelessness

    Artist Brian Peterson on Using Art as Community Building for Those Experiencing Homelessness

    Artist Brian Peterson paints his neighbors experiencing homelessness and uses the money from sold portraits to support their rehabilitation. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview Brian about his non-profit that was founded on this process, Faces of Santa Ana. Brian admits approaching strangers isn't easy, but his ability to connect with those experiencing homelessness has led to some remarkably heartwarming stories. In the episode, Brian shares how approaching a screaming man on his block named Matt led to a profound friendship that inspired the first of many portraits, and about how painting one of his subject's drug dealers, Kim, allowed her to financially support her daughter for the first time.
    This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp, a service that makes it easy to get set up with your own licensed professional therapist. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/listener.
    Follow Brian Peterson's work on his website, Instagram, and Facebook.
    Did you know that we're on YouTube? Watch your favorite episode now!
    Follow us on Instagram to see some of the visuals we talked about in today's episode.
    We want to hear from you! Leave us a listener voicemail and subscribe to our newsletter so you can submit questions for upcoming interviews. You'll find everything on podcast.mymodernmet.com. 
    Want to support the artists we feature and the podcast? Check out books by our guests on the Top Artist Bookstore.
    Read more about Brian Peterson's work and the projects we discuss:
    Artist Creates Portraits of the Homeless and Uses Proceeds From Sold Paintings for Their Rehabilitation
    Interview: Artist Changes the Lives of the Homeless by Painting Their Portraits
    Best of 2021: Our Favorite Moments From the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast [Podcast]

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Love it!!!

I’m addicted

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Great podcasts

Fascinating to hear the different artists talk about how they started and what they are doing now and in the future. Conversations flow

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Add it to your list!

Interesting new Podcast. Definitely adding to my regular rotation.

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