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Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.

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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.7, 201 Ratings

Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.

    Episode 223 / Jules de Balincourt

    Episode 223 / Jules de Balincourt

    Jules de Balincourt is an artist based out of Brooklyn. He has had solo museum exhibitions at Kasseler Kunstverein, Germany (2015); The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2014–2015); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (2013); and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2010). He has been in select group exhibitions at institutions including the Collezione Maramotti (2009, 2012, 2019); Whitney Museum of American Art (2006); MoMA PS1 (2004); the Brooklyn Museum (2008, 2013); MASS MoCA (2008); MACRO Museum of Contemporary, Rome (2009); the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (2007); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006); and the Shanghai Museum (2007). Other solo exhibitions include There Are More Eyes Than Leaves On The Trees, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (2020); One Island Many People, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark (2018); They Cast Long Shadows, Victoria Miro, London, UK (2018); We Come Together at Night, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (2017); Stumbling Pioneers, Victoria Miro, London, UK (2016); Ecstatic Contact, Salon 94, New York (2012); and Premonitions, Deitch Projects, New York (2010). Jules has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the Guardian, Telegraph, and le Monde among other major publications. He is currently represented by Victoria Miro in London, Thaddeaus Ropac in Paris, and Bo Bjerggaard in Denmark. He is currently working for an upcoming show at CAC Malaga that will feature paintings from the past 10 years along with new work. It will open March 2021.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 222 / Ryan Schneider

    Episode 222 / Ryan Schneider

    Ryan Schneider creates paintings and sculptures from experience and observation, portraying moments of bewilderment, tension, exhilaration, and fatigue as they are encountered in the real world. His latest works of hand-carved wood are dreamy and richly colored, often featuring a spiritually charged, even shamanic quality.

    Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, IN, USA and holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include”Split Spirits” at Over The Influence, LA, “No Filter Eden” at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, “Mojave Masks” at The Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon, and “Mojave Pictures” at Taymour Grahne, New York. Recent group exhibitions include “Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros” curated by Eric Fischl at The Hall Art Foundation in Reading, VT, “Rise and Shine” at Over The Influence, Hong Kong, “The Birds”, with V1 Gallery at the CHART art fair, Copenhagen, and “Natural Selection” at The Hole, NYC. After many years in New York City, Schneider now lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA, USA.
    His work is held in public and private collections worldwide, including the Hall Art Foundation and the Bank of America Collection. He has been reviewed or featured in Juxtapoze, The New Yorker, Art in America, The New York Times, Modern Painters, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtInfo, Artsy, and The Paris Review, among many other publications.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 221 / Lily Stockman

    Episode 221 / Lily Stockman

    Lily Stockman is a painter based in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California. She graduated from Harvard University, and has apprenticed in Buddhist thangka painting at the Union of Mongolian Artists in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and studied Indian miniature painting in Jaipur, India. Lily received her MFA in studio art from NYU in 2013, where she taught undergraduate painting. Most recently she has exhibited work at Cheim & Read, Gagosian and Charles Moffett in New York, and Gavlak and Regen Projects in Los Angeles, Jessica Silverman in San Francisco.
    Timothy Taylor in London.
    Her work has been covered in New York Magazine, Vogue, ArtInfo, Artnet, W Magazine, T Magazine, the LA Times and many more.
    She has an upcoming solo show in September at Charles Moffett gallery in NYC.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 220 / Alexandria Smith

    Episode 220 / Alexandria Smith

    Alexandria Smith is a mixed media visual artist based in London and New York. She earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University; MA in Art Education from New York University; and MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2018-2019 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, the Virginia A. Myers Fellowship at the University of Iowa and the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies include MacDowell, Bemis, Yaddo and LMCC Process Space.

    Smith’s recent exhibitions include her first solo museum exhibit, Monuments to an Effigy at the Queens Museum in NYC; a solo exhibition, In Praise of Shadows at Anna Zorina Gallery in NYC; a site-specific commission for The deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and a site-specific commission for the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. She was also included in a major painting survey exhibition at Mass MoCA entitled The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night. .
    Sound and Vision is supported by Golden Artist Colors, manufacturing in Upstate NY, GOLDEN Acrylics, Williamsburg Oils, and most recently, QoR Watercolors. An employee owned company committed to producing the highest quality materials, while maintaining a culture of stewardship and community involvement.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 219 / Roger White

    Episode 219 / Roger White

    Roger White is a painter, writer, and editor based in Vermont. His work is represented by Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York, Grice Bench in Los Angeles, and LABOR in Mexico City. His paintings have been featured in exhibitions at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; and Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; among many others. He is the co-founder of the contemporary art journal and publishing imprint Paper Monument and is also the author of The Contemporaries, published by Bloomsbury in 2015. He received an MFA from Columbia University in 2000.

    Sound & Vision is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 218 / Adébayo Bolaji

    Episode 218 / Adébayo Bolaji

    Adébayo Bolaji is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in London, England. At the centre of his practice is the dialogue of change and the focus of the individual within a connecting society whether that be anthropological, religious, historical or popular culture. The use of mixed media, vigorous and metaphorical language, is a crucial element in his work, helping to narrate a different story within each painting allowing for the viewer to take an active role in the works. Bolaji has exhibited internationally in London and Zurich, with artist residencies in New York and Margate, including an Artist Residency with Yinka Shonibare MBE Guest Projects.
    In his own words “my work is responsive, meaning I’m concerned with what is happening to me, to us, now. No imposing, but listening. This in turn may speak to the past and spiritually think ahead, but now is what matters”.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

jirwin101 ,

Best in category

I love to listen to Brian’s interviews. You really get to know the person.

Heart-Heart-Heart-1-2-3 ,


This podcast is wonderful. Brian’s taste is impeccable. But... I feel Brian interrupts womxn more than men, and he interjects his opinions on womxn’s experiences in a way that is just exhausting. Brian! Please consider slowing down and showing you are listening by asking more questions. The episodes where you go deeper and get to a more emotional space are the best. No matter what, I will keep listening and appreciate what you are doing. Thank you.

Yaelpedroza ,

Just the right amount

I really enjoy this podcast. Brian asks intelligent questions about the art, relates art to music in a fun way, finds out about the artists childhood and how they got to where they are.

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