The Creative Process is a discussion with artists about what goes on behind the scenes while they are making their work.
Episode 14 – Scott Alario – Photographer
On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with photographer Scott Alario.
Scott Alario (b. 1983, New Haven) is an artist living and working in Providence, RI. His practice uses photography and is a collaboration with his wife Marguerite Keyes, and children Elska and Marco. The family works together to stage, perform, and edit the images. Alario received an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2006.
Recent group exhibitions include shows at RadiatorArts, The LeRoy Nieman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University, and Louis B. James, all in New York. His work has been discussed in Collector Daily, Time Lightbox, Vice.com, American Photograph, and The New Yorker, among other publications. He is a 2016 TIS Books Grant recipient, a 2013 Critical Mass Finalist and received a 2012 Fellowship Merit Award from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
Alario currently holds faculty appointments at Lesley University College of Art and Design (Cambridge, MA), Bryant University (Smithfield, RI) and Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, in Providence RI. Alario is represented by Kristen Lorello, NYC.
Episode 13 – Anna Case-Hofmeister – Photographer
On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with photographer Anna Case-Hofmeister.
Artist Statement from casehofmeister.com: In my work I use the genres of family photography, nude portraiture, religious iconography, and testimony. My art is about love and searching for it in seemingly hopeless and desolate places. It is about moving beneath passion and violence to expose love compromised and deeply misunderstood in this world.
Episode 12 – Keith Yahrling – Photographer
On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with photographer Keith Yahrling.
Yahrling is an artist based in Philadelphia. His most recent photographic work investigates the ways in which notions of freedom and independence have been implemented, altered and at times rejected in the contemporary American landscape. He was selected as one of PDN’s 30: New & Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2015. He recently mounted a solo exhibition at the Workspace Gallery in Lincoln, NE and has been included in group exhibitions at the Aperture Foundation, the Perkins Center for the Arts, and the Annenberg Space for Photography. He is currently working on a project on an Army base in Southwest Oklahoma.
Episode 11 – Meagan Cignoli – Creative Director
On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with the creative director of Visual Country, Meagan Cignoli.
When social video first came to mobile phones through Vine and then Instagram, Meagan set aside a successful photography career to dive in headfirst. Her unique visual approach to those mediums quickly amassed a large and loyal following, drew the attention of brands, and won numerous awards (Cannes Lion, 4A’s O’Toole Award, Art Directors Award, a gold Andy, London International Awards, and others).
Today, over one million people follow Meagan on social media…but more than just a social media influencer, Meagan had the foresight three years ago to start her own creative production agency, Visual Country, with her partner and ex-Ebayer, Amber Lee. The company that began in her Brooklyn apartment now counts Google, Coca Cola, Nike, Tiffany & Co, Twitter, and hundreds of other major brands as clients.
Cignoli was named Digital Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hubbies (2014) and top 100 Creative by Ad Week (2015). She was also recently featured in Time Magazine, Wired magazine and in the PBS documentary, Frame by Frame, as an expert in stop motion.
Episode 10 – Hannah Price – Photographer & Filmmaker
On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with photographer and filmmaker Hannah Price.
Raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, Hannah Price (b. 1986) is a photographic artist and filmmaker primarily interested in documenting relationships, race politics, social perception and misperception. Price is internationally known for her project City of Brotherly Love (2009-2012), a series of photographs of the men who catcalled her on the streets of Philadelphia. In 2014, Price graduated from the Yale School of Art MFA Photography program, receiving the Richard Benson Prize for excellence in photography. Over the past six years, Price's photos have been displayed in several cities across the United States, with a few residing in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Currently, Ms. Price lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Episode 09 – Jordan Baumgarten – Photographer
On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with photographer Jordan Baumgarten.
Jordan is a Philadelphia based photographer whose work focuses on notions of violence, love and loss. His relationship to that place is deep, and polarizing; he was born there, his parents went to college there, he met and married his wife there and he’s also nearly been killed and witnessed some of the worst tragedies imaginable there. He’s watched the city grow and change, as he has grown and changed beside it. Those experiences and that complicated relationship to place is his cornerstone and remains the driving force in his work and life. Jordan Baumgarten received an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. In Fall of 2013, he published his first monograph with Parts and Labor Books. He is currently working on his second book.