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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.

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    • 5.0 • 15 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.

    Architect Craig Dykers of Snøhetta on Transdisciplinary Design and Climate Abuse

    Architect Craig Dykers of Snøhetta on Transdisciplinary Design and Climate Abuse

    Architect Craig Dykers is the co-founder of Snøhetta, an international design collective whose transdisciplinary approach and emphasis on diversity have contributed to a deep portfolio of visually remarkable and environmentally thoughtful work. From their redesign of the Knubben harbor bath in Norway resembling that of a topographic map to their pedestrian-focused remodel of Times Square in recent years, Snøhetta has oriented itself as a global leader in contemporary design and architecture innovation.
    This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview Craig Dykers of Snøhetta about the firm’s creative design philosophies, touching on the importance of collaboration and combatting climate abuse through their practice. In addition, Craig answers your listener questions, offering up some advice for young architects while reminding fellow designers to keep their circle of friends open and artistic interests broad.
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    Follow Snøhetta's work on their website, Instagram, and Facebook.
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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.
    My Modern Met Store is offering a special discount for Top Artist listeners. Get a 10% discount on our entire curated selection of creative products when you enter the code TOPARTIST10 at checkout.
    Read more about Snøhetta's work and the projects we discuss:
    Historic 1930s Sea Pool Is Getting a Dramatic Redesign Resembling a Topographic Map
    Snøhetta Designs "Lunar" Landmark for Technological Achievement in Qianhai Bay
    This Zero-Energy Museum Proposal Will Be One of the First of Its Kind in South Korea

    • 38 min
    Artist Benjamin Shine on His Unexpected Collaboration With Tulle

    Artist Benjamin Shine on His Unexpected Collaboration With Tulle

    Textile artist Benjamin Shine uses swathes of tulle to fabricate flowing three-dimensional portraits of unnamed figures, often suggesting ideas of energy and impermanence. A true master of his material, Benjamin’s work has been recognized and exhibited globally, with his clients and collaborations including The MET, Vogue, and many others.
    This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview Benjamin Shine about his artistic journey, beginning with his initial resistance towards becoming a “starving artist” in fashion design, to how he then discovered and began innovating with tulle: the lightweight fabric with which he has now become so deeply entwined. Plus, Benjamin goes on to answer your listener questions, offering insight into his creative process, other materials that intrigue him, and how he tracks his many artistic ideas with a helpful system of translucent folders.
    This episode is brought to you by Canvy, a service that allows you to visualize your artwork in realistic spaces. With multiple plans offered, sign up now and see if Canvy is right for you.
    Follow Benjamin Shine's work on his website, Instagram, and YouTube.
    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.
    My Modern Met Store is offering a special discount for Top Artist listeners. Get a 10% discount on our entire curated selection of creative products when you enter the code TOPARTIST10 at checkout.
    Read more about Benjamin Shine's work and the projects we discuss:
    Interview: Artist Makes Faces Emerge from Brilliantly Manipulated Netted Tulle Fabric
    Artist Transforms Billowy Lengths of Tulle Into Meditative Faces
    Elegant Figures and Faces of Dancers Emerge from Intricately Folded Sheets of Fabric

    • 30 min
    Illustrator Nikkolas Smith on Being an ARTivist and Going Viral

    Illustrator Nikkolas Smith on Being an ARTivist and Going Viral

    Illustrator, author, and ARTivist Nikkolas Smith creates thoughtful images that spark much-needed conversations around issues of social justice. From Michelle Obama to Janet Jackson, his work has been recognized by some of the most well-known names on the planet. You may have seen his heartfelt portrait of George Floyd in the media after Floyd's murder by police in mid-2020, or his illustration of Martin Luther King Jr. in a hoodie to express solidarity shortly after the killing of Trayvon Martin.
    This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we dive into Nikkolas Smith’s creative process and how through his ARTivism, he hopes to make a difference and advocate for the voiceless. The impact theme of season two is strong in this episode as Nikkolas discusses using his art to make the future a brighter place for his son. 
    This episode is brought to you by Walter Foster Publishing. Enter their Win a Book Deal contest for the chance to work with this premiere art and craft publisher.
    Follow Nikkolas Smith's work on his website, Instagram, and Facebook.
    Order your copy of 1619 Project: Born on the Water
    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.
    My Modern Met Store is offering a special discount for Top Artist listeners. Get a 10% discount on our entire curated selection of creative products when you enter the code TOPARTIST10 at checkout.
    Read more about Nikkolas Smith's work and the projects we discuss:
    Heartfelt Tributes to Chadwick Boseman Show What 'Black Panther' Means to Black Kids
    Artists Are Paying Tribute to the Death of George Floyd Through Moving Illustrations
    Illustrator Uses Art to Give a Voice to the Black Lives Matter Movement [Interview]

    • 27 min
    Architect Dorte Mandrup on Irreplaceable Places and Designing With Landscape

    Architect Dorte Mandrup on Irreplaceable Places and Designing With Landscape

    Architect Dorte Mandrup designs stunning structures that integrate seamlessly into their environment. Her self-described “irreplaceable places” are exactly that: entirely unique designs that have found their way into some of the most breath-taking places in nature. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview Dorte Mandrup about those irreplaceable places, from concept development to final designs. Dorte discusses her role as a leader in the design field, where she’s actively pursuing more gender equality in the male-dominated architecture industry, and goes on to answer your listener questions, sharing where she noticed room for improvement with younger architects. Dorte’s story demonstrates how one can succeed against overwhelming bias, and, ultimately, help create some of the most innovative and thought-provoking architecture on the planet. Follow Dorte's work 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.
    My Modern Met Store is offering a special discount for Top Artist listeners. Get a 10% discount on our entire curated selection of creative products when you enter the code TOPARTIST10 at checkout.
    Read more about Dorte's work and the projects we discuss:
    Whale-Shaped Marine Observatory Will Offer Visitors a Fascinating Look Under the Sea
    Rocky "Whale" Emerges in the Arctic Circle Blending Architecture and Environment
    Architects Reveal New Images of "The Whale" Museum in Arctic Circle

    • 33 min
    Artist Gabriel Dawe on His Thread Installations and Finding Missing Puzzle Pieces

    Artist Gabriel Dawe on His Thread Installations and Finding Missing Puzzle Pieces

    Artist Gabriel Dawe creates wondrous work using thread. His incredible site-specific Plexus installations—some in art galleries and others in places like airports—feature a rainbow array of thread spanning architectural elements. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast we interview Gabriel about his installation art, from its conceptual development to the logistical obstacles. We'll also delve into the personal side of making art and Gabriel's personal quest for self-improvement. For anyone who finds themself struggling to find their voice, Gabriel's story demonstrates that while he doesn’t have it all figured out (who does?), he has thoughtfully approached his work in a way that is authentic and continually inspires him—and by extension, others.
    Follow Gabriel'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.
    My Modern Met Store is offering a special discount for Top Artist listeners. Get a 10% discount on our entire curated selection of creative products when you enter the code TOPARTIST10 at checkout.
    Read more about Gabriel's work and the projects we discuss:
    8 Contemporary Artists Taking String Art to the Next Level
    First Look: Gabriel Dawe’s Stunning New Thread Art in Italy
    Gabriel Dawe's Newest Colorful "Plexus" Thread Installation
    Artist Stretches Delicate Strands of Thread to Produce Awe-Inspiring Rainbows Indoors

    • 27 min
    Conservation Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on Her Life-Saving Work to Protect the Ocean

    Conservation Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on Her Life-Saving Work to Protect the Ocean

    Conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier has dedicated her career to capturing the incredible life in our ocean. In addition to capturing beautiful images, she uses her work to make a real impact. In this episode of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we chat with Cristina about her photography and how every piece of art she creates is tied to a “call to action” focused on protecting our environment.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Yeet821 ,

Love it!!!

I’m addicted

Nonnas67x ,

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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