Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.
Episode 347 / Kamrooz Aram
Kamrooz Aram was born in Shiraz, Iran and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Recent exhibitions include: Elusive Ornament at Peter Blum Gallery in New York, Privacy, An Exhibition at The Arts Club of Chicago, Un Objet, Un Geste at Galerie Mitterrand in Paris, Lives of Forms: Kamrooz Aram and Iman Issa, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Hasselt, Belgium; The New Arabesque, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India; An Object, A Gesture, A Décor, FLAG Art Foundation, New York; In Memory of the Arabesque, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE; Focus: Kamrooz Aram, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Ancient Blue Ornament, The Atlanta Contemporary; Ornament for Indifferent Architecture, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium.
His work has been reviewed in the NY Times, The New Yorker, ArtNews, ArtForum and many other publications. Kamrooz Aram was born in Shiraz, Iran and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Recent exhibitions include: Elusive Ornament at Peter Blum Gallery in New York, Privacy, An Exhibition at The Arts Club of Chicago, Un Objet, Un Geste at Galerie Mitterrand in Paris, Lives of Forms: Kamrooz Aram and Iman Issa, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Hasselt, Belgium; The New Arabesque, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India; An Object, A Gesture, A Décor, FLAG Art Foundation, New York; In Memory of the Arabesque, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE; Focus: Kamrooz Aram, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Ancient Blue Ornament, The Atlanta Contemporary; Ornament for Indifferent Architecture, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium.
His work has been reviewed in the NY Times, The New Yorker, ArtNews, ArtForum and many other publications.
Episode 346 / Nick Doyle
Nick Doyle is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He holds an MFA in sculpture from Hunter College and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Doyle attended the Skowhegan school of painting and sculpture in 2014. From 2014–2017 Doyle was a resident of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s workspace program. Solo exhibitions include his current exhibition at Perrotin Gallery NY called Yes Daddy, and recent ones including Nowhere at Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, Paved Paradise at Reyes|Finn, Detroit, MI, No Vacancy at 56 Henry, New York, NY, The Great Escape at Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Soft Arrest at Mrs. Gallery, Queens, NY, and Steven, at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, NY.
Group exhibitions include The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Pioneer Works, Abrons Art Center, Perrotin Gallery, Nathalie Karg Gallery, and Columbia University.
Episode 345 / Alvin Armstrong
Alvin Armstrong is a painter whose work explores the social and political landscape of Black American culture. His paintings are often filled with real and fictional subjects, culled from archival material, his community and lived experiences. He’s lived in Hawaii, Japan, and California all of which have informed his art practice.
Armstrong received an MS in Eastern Medicine and was a licensed acupuncturist before discovering visual arts. The self-taught artist currently has a show at Anna Zorina Gallery titled, “It Goes To Show” which is open through November 26, 2022. Armstrong’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Something Curated, Artsy and Juxtapoz Magazine.
Episode 344 / Ali Miller
Ali Miller is a New York City-based artist from Long Island, NY, working in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Miller constructs fantastical nonlinear-narratives, addressing themes of expectation, using extreme and surreal scenarios. Miller received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting in 2012 and her BFA from Alfred University in 2008. She has attended residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Golden Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Chateau Orqueveaux, and Chautauqua Institution. In 2012, Miller received the Best in Show Prize at the Bethesda Painting Awards. Miller's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and her work can be found in both public and private collections. She is currently represented by High Noon Gallery.
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Episode 343 / Keita Morimoto
Keita Morimoto is best known for his cityscapes and portraits painted with theatrical light that is reminiscent of Rembrandt and Edward Hopper. He brings classical techniques into the present and transforms mundane streets into extraordinary worlds. Through his practice, Morimoto questions the structural fragility and moral codes of contemporary life by focusing his attention on everyday subjects such as vending machines, fast food restaurants and parking lots. Using the historically symbolic motif of light, he combines its natural and sacred connotations with products of consumerist and industrial culture. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA), Art Gallery of Peterborough, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Episode 342 / Vickie Vainionpää
Vickie Vainionpää was born in 1992 in Toronto, Ontario. She earned her BA from the University of Waterloo in 2015. Starting with a generative computer script and ending as oil on canvas, her work considers the impact of technology on the process of painting.
Vickie has had recent solo exhibitions at The Hole NYC and Galleria Nicola Pedana in Italy.
She has won many creative awards such as the Liz Edwards Memorial Award and the Louis Muhlstock Endowment (Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity). She was recently a resident at Palazzo Monti (Brescia, Italy) and Vermont Studio Center. Recent group exhibitions include projects at Future Gallery (Berlin), The Hole (NYC), La Fondation du MAC Montréal (Montréal), Olga Korper Gallery (Toronto).
Vickie will be presenting new works coming up this November at NADA Miami in a solo presentation with The Hole NYC.
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Thoughtful and meaningful connections between art, music, process, and environment. Brian Alfred gets at the humanity behind the work, inviting the listener into a living-room type of conversation where the dialogue feels tangibly accessible.
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Its wonderful listening to you speak with artists on their process and work. Inspiring and thought provoking. Thanks.