Published in the Academy's bulletin (first appearing September 8, 2022) , the Academy asks ten questions about what's going on in the minds and studios of their alumni.
In which city do you currently reside?
Who is your favorite
artist at the moment?
Otto Marseus van Schrieck
Just one? Judith Linhares, Sally Saul, Lou Fratino, Luchita Hurtado
What was the last
exhibition you saw?
Renoir. Rococo Revival
Joaquin Sorolla and Esteban Vincente at the Parrish Art Museum
Made in Tashkeel, Tashkeel, Dubai
Chloe Chiasson’s solo exhibition, Fast Hearts and Slow Towns
What are you currently reading?
Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
The Artist’s Way
All About Love by bell hooks and Blood Child by Octavia Butler
What's happening in your studio right now?
Small work preparation for upcoming show in December
Just wrapped up a new body of work for Spring/Break Art Show. My presentation is titled ‘Invasion of Privacy’, and the works address voyeurism, social media, privilege and, obliquely, politics.
I’ve been dyeing linen for a new series of work that that mixes trompe l’oeil, tie-dye, and shadows.
Still looking for a studio at the moment.
What other alumni are you in closest contact with?
Darryl Smith, Helena Lopez, Adam Lupton, most of my CFA year 2018
Jaclyn Dooner, among others.
Alonsa Guevara, Patty Horing
Lauren Anders, Liza Sokolovskaya, Sarah Sager, Walker Augustyniak, Steven Johnson, Darryl Smith, Oluwatosin Adesanya-Olaleye, Nelson Nuñez, Christina Giuffrida, Sophia Kayafas
What Academy class had the biggest impact on you?
All classes by Dan Thompson, Evan Kitson, Zane York and JP Roy
Dik Liu’s painting 1! Made me understand *light* in a whole new way.
All of JP’s painting classes
Every Echorche class (two with Randy McIver and one with Jiwoong Cheh)
If you could give one piece of advice to a current student, what would it be?
Enjoy every minute while you can and don't let pettiness, envy or jealousy cloud or poison your time at the academy !
Dare to be bad… don’t let fear hold back new ideas.
Make work for yourself and do it with the purpose of craftsman
If you know this is for you, don’t quit. Find your support system and encourage them as much as they encourage you. In the end your only competition is you so build community, don’t tear others down.
Website or Instagram handle you would like to share?