Studio Noize is a weekly podcast featuring Black artists and creatives from all over the contemporary art world.
Artist and printmaker, Jamaal Barber, talks with black artists about their art processes and their lives. He engages with painters, curators, singers, dancers, art directors, collectors, and guests of all disciplines. Studio Noize’s creative conversations motivate and inspire while archiving the voices of contemporary black artists. New episodes are posted every Tuesday.
Live from Atlanta w/ photographer Shoccara Marcus
Shoccara Marcus is our first in-studio guest to the new Midtown Atlanta location! Shoccara is a fantastic photographer that focuses her camera on dancers. We talk about her background in modern dance and how she got behind the lens capturing movement. She tells us about her love for locations, making some of her favorite series, all her adventure in grad school at Savanna College of Art and Design, and her new project Pose Now Flex, posing cards for photographers and dancers. Listen, subscribe, and share!
Episode 127 topics include:
the joy of dancing
going to SCAD for grad school
traveling and photographing
art residency doing the pandemic
Point Now Flex dance posing cards
finding inspiration in art
Artistic Honesty w/ artist Jesse Howard
Jesse Howard channels his passion for social issues into his mixed-media drawings and we’re happy to have him on this episode of Studio Noize! We just jump right into the conversation discussing a wide-ranging list of topics from proper critique etiquette, to maintaining gestures in drawings, blending media, and using homeless people as subjects in his work. There is a lot to learn from an artist and that is committed to being honest and revealing truth in his work. Another great art conversation for you. Listen, subscribe, and share!
Episode 126 topics include:
the importance of drawing
finding your voice
working with homeless subjects
distorting the figure
black women as the foundation of community
different ways of teaching
Fine Art Chose Me w/ artist Grace Lynnes Haynes
We’re excited to have Grace Lynne Haynes on the Noize! Grace is a wonderful young artist whose career is off to a tremendous start. From working on two magazine covers for the New Yorker, attending Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock residency, to solo shows with Band of Vices and Luce Gallery in Italy, Grace’s career is already some other people’s bucket list. We talk about the underlining concepts of her work and how she’s handling such rapid success. You know your boy can’t help but get a little art nerdy about her materials and relationship to color. It's an all around great conversation with one of the talented young Black woman artist that is redefining the image of Black women in art. Listen, subscribe, and share!
Episode 125 topics include:
creating covers for the New Yorker
Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock residency
evolving as an artist
pursuing an MFA
redefining the image of Black women in fine art
the meaning of color
texture and material in art work
Through The Wire w/ sculptor Kristine Mays
Kristine Mays has been “breathing life into wire” for a long time. We’re excited to have her on the Noize because she can talk so eloquently about listening to your artistic intuition. Since she started using wire as her main medium she’s been collected and represented across the country. Kristine talks with us about her artistic growth, how she constructs her ethereal forms and we go in-depth on her latest body of work Rich Soil, which is on display at Hillwood Museum through January 9, 2022. It’s great to talk to amazing artists that also listen to the Noize! Listen, subscribe, and share!
Episode 124 topics include:
heavy gauge wire art
imagining 3D space
growing up artistic
Rich Soil at Hillwood Museum in DC
representing your ancestors and history
New Studio. Who dis? w/ JBarber
You boy JBarber lets you know all the info on the new JBarberStudio/Studio Noize space in Midtown Atlanta! Jamaal was selected as one of the artists in the new Midtown Arts Alliance residency program, Heart of the Arts. He just moved into a new studio space that he will have for the next year. After explaining the crazy life stuff that made this episode so late, he breaks down all the changes happening in his life from his new job as visiting lecturer at Georgia State and all the new things coming with the podcast. As a little bonus, he gives his thoughts on setting up a new art studio space and tries to layout the goals for the next year. We are back for more Noize! Listen, subscribe, and share!
Episode 123 topics include:
life emergencies and art
new teaching job
finding the joy in teaching
new studio space
Midtown Arts Alliance - Heart of the Arts Residency
welcoming visitors to your studio
plans for Studio Noize
Miss Quality and Consistency w/ painter Abi Salami
Superstar painter Abi Salami joins the Studio Noize fam! JBarber selected one of Abi’s paintings for a show this summer with the I Love Your Work podcast but has been a fan for a long time. Abi has incredible energy and talks about moving from her accounting job to embracing her passion as an artist. We talked about how she developed her style, what fuels her artistic drive, why she’s focused on residencies, and what all artists should take from hearing her personal story in the art world. Hopefully, we’re inspiring some folks today with another great conversation on the Noize. Listen, subscribe, and share!
Episode 121 topics include:
winning the Hopper Prize
applying for grants
6 weeks residency in Marakesh
painting Black women
finding your artistic style
making yourself unique
networking with other artists
left brain vs right brain
evolving as an artist
A subscriber from the beginning
It’s been great to be on the journey of this podcast from the beginning. As an Atlantan, arts administrator, arts writer, and former practicing artist, I have enjoyed these conversations on so many levels and geeked out about so many of the guests. Jamaal and Jasmine are a great duo, and I plan to stay on board as Jamaal takes Studio Noize to new heights after grad school. A forever fan!
Black Arts Convo at its Best
There should be some saying like:
‘eat your vegetables, exercise,
and listen to Studio Noize!’
The light-hearted, fun banter, coupled with the fantastic guests and conversations makes this podcast an essential for black artists.
It’s just great!
I listen regularly and at all times - while driving, making work in the studio, washing dishes. It’s just good to hear how other artists and art professionals/collectors are thinking and artist that are relevant to our community! Motivational and informative!