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"I have learned that community practice can also be about photography embracing and celebrating differences reflected in a positive form." --- Jane Marie Butler Last fall Northern Ireland photographer Jane Marie Butler lived and worked in Washington, DC for two months. Under the auspices...
Self-Portrait as Red-Crown Crane , 2007. Photo credit Clarissa Sligh As is the case with many artists, to see Clarissa Sligh's work is to see a reflection of her life. A multimedia artist and writer who works with text, photography, artist's books, and installations, Sligh gravitates...
Theaster Gates. Photo by Lloyd DeGrane, University of Chicago Magazine "Artists have to live passionately and deeply, share what they want, do what they can." --- Theaster Gates As you'll learn in the interview below, for Theaster Gates , there is no clear division between canvas and...
Kara Walker. Photo © Chuck Close. "I think there are many open-ended questions that artists can pose and we can ask communities to feel empowered enough to reply, respond, rebel, and feel amazed by the relentless spiraling of thought and image and action that is the artist's...
Josh Neufeld
Josh Neufeld talks about the making of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
Some of Sam Gilliam's artwork hanging in his studio in Washington, DC
Sam Gilliam is probably best known as the first artist to present a painting on canvas that was not on stretcher bars, but was instead draped on the wall or...
Maya Lin working on the Confluence Project, a series of artworks near the Columbia River Basin in Washington State, along the Lewis and Clark Trail
At age 21, while still an undergraduate at Yale University, Maya Lin shot to fame when she won the design competition (supported by NEA funding) for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial...
White Noise/ White Light by Meejin Yoon. Photo by Andy Ryan Meet Meejin Yoon, subject of this week's Art Works podcast and an award-winning architect and public artist. Working at the intersection of architecture, art, landscape, and technology, Yoon is an innovative and multidisciplinary...
Beate Minkovski. Photo by Jennifer Bisbing "I was a rebel before Woman Made Gallery was born, and I am a rebel because of it." --- Beate Minkovski Chicago artist Beate Minkovski never meant to start an art gallery. She and fellow artist Kelly Hensen were just looking for a storefront to...
Don and Mera Rubell. Photo courtesy of the Contemporary Arts Foundation When Don and Mera Rubell started collecting art in 1964, their monthly collecting budget was $25. Forty-seven years later, the Rubells have amassed an internationally renowned collection of approximately 5,000 works, including...

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