Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.
Episode 269 / Tilde Grynnerup
Tilde Grynnerup, 1973. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Educated in textile design and specialized in embroidery.
She is a multidisciplinary artist working across different medias such as textile, wood, installation, conceptual, photography, film. The artist choose whichever media expresses her vision the best, and work without limitations. She like to explore. As Meret Oppenheim said “Nobody will give you freedom. You have to take it”.
Having spent a decade writing songs, and another decade working with fashion, Tilde Grynnerup create works of art, combining words and textile. And having grown up with the inherited craftsmanship skills from her carpenter father, woodwork is like family. She work with him in our joint wood workshop by a small forest, where my father lives retired.
When working with wood, the artist alternately work between her wood workshop in the countryside and her studio in the city of Copenhagen. The interaction between the countryside nature and the city, is her perfect balance. Just like the interaction between working with soft materials like textile and hard materials like brass and wood.
Feminism is to Tilde Grynnerup about equality and the freedom of being, and that subject is a constant in her work. Driven by social indignation and a general curiosity about people and life, her artwork usually aim to communicate a thought or a feeling. Something true and profound. She wonder a lot. Creating art gives her relief. Especially when using humor. Hopefully it provides a little relief to others too. We are, after all, not alone.
Episode 269 / Heather Gwen Martin
Heather Gwen Martin is an artist born in Saskatchewan, Canada who studied at the University of California, San Diego and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Heather shows with L.A. Louver gallery in Los Angeles and Miles McEnery Gallery in New York. She has been included in museum exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA; the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; and the Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA. Her largest work to date, a 48 foot high painting “Landing” is currently on view as part of the public art project Murals of La Jolla in La Jolla, CA. Martin lives and works in Los Angeles. A solo exhibition of her work entitled “Nerve Lines and Fever Dreams” is up now at L.A. Louver and runs through July 2nd.
Episode 268 / Kate McQuillen
Kate McQuillen is a Brooklyn-based painter. She is represented by Massey Klein Gallery in New York. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Massey Klein Gallery and Deanna Evans Projects, (New York, NY), and group shows at Coherent Gallery (Brussels, Belgium) and Left Field Gallery (Los Osos, CA).
McQuillen was a founding member of Super Dutchess, an artist-run project space on the Lower East Side, where she curated shows including Samantha Bittman, Rhys Coren, Krista Franklin, and Robin Kang, among others. As a writer, she has published pieces on Alex Dodge,Elizabeth Atterbury,Chuck Webster and others. In addition to working for a number of years as a production printer in a Chicago gig-poster shop, she has worked as an assistant printer on fine art prints for Charline von Heyl and Swoon.
Writings about her work have been included in Art in Print, Hyperallergic, Printeresting, and The Chicago Reader. She has attended residencies in the U.S. and abroad, including Mass MoCA, Ox-Bow, and the Frans Masereel Centrum. She holds degrees from Massachusetts College of Art (BFA), and York University (MFA).
Episode 267 / Jake Longstreth
Jake Longstreth is a painter living in Los Angeles, California. Born in 1977, Longstreth graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR in 1999 and received an MFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2005. He is currently in group exhibitions at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles and Almine Rech, NY. He just completed a solo presentation at the 2nd annual Marfa Invitational Art Fair in Marfa, TX with Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, where Longstreth is represented. In 2018, he published a photography monograph, Tulare : Scenes from California’s Central Valley, with The Iceplant, Los Angeles. In 2017, Flagler College in St Augustine, Florida, staged Pastures and Parking Lots, a retrospective of Longstreth’s work from 2005-2016. Longstreth is also a musician, playing in a popular Southern California-based Grateful Dead cover band, Richard Pictures as well as a recording project, Mountain Brews.
Episode 264 / Shona McAndrew
Shona McAndrew (b. 1990) was born in Paris and lives and works in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (2016) and a BA in Psychology and Painting from Brandeis University (2012). She has had solo exhibitions at the Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA (forthcoming 2020); Pilot Projects, Philadelphia, PA and Extra Credit, Providence RI. She has also exhibited in group shows at Latchkey Gallery New York, NY; Abigail Ogilvy, Boston, MA; 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL; Every Woman Biennial, La MaMa Galleria, New York, NY; Juxprojects, Jersey City, NJ; Gallerie Manque, Brooklyn, NY; Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; Gallery Gomez, Los Angeles, CA; Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY; NSFW: Female Gaze, Museum of Sex, New York, NY; Little Berlin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Field Projects, New York, NY; Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY; Granoff Center of the Art, Brown University, RI; 808 Gallery, Boston, MA; Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
Episode 263 / Matt Bollinger
Matt Bollinger received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited in solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and London. Recent museum exhibitions have been at the South Bend Museum of Art (2020), the Schneider Museum (2018) and Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole (2016). Residencies include the Seven Below Arts Initiative in Burlington, VT, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in Brooklyn, NY. In 2016 he received a NYFA grant in Painting. He is represented by Zürcher Gallery and Mother’s Tankstation and lives and works in New York State.
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Brian is a patient and kind interviewer, and I love hearing about the artists’ history, process, and experiences unrelated to art. The conversations are never forced. But I always have to drop what Im doing to pour over images of each guest’s work in the middle of the episode!
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