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In this week's podcast, we talk with artist William Wegman. Although he is perhaps most famous for photographing his beloved Weimaraners, Wegman is by no means limited to photography---or to dogs for that matter. A two-time NEA Fellow, Wegman has moved fluidly between drawing, painting, and...
Patricia Loiko. Photo by Darrell Green A veteran of the equally venerable Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Patricia Loiko joined the NEA last week as our new Indemnity Administrator . In her new position, the New England native takes responsibility for overseeing the...
Hung Liu. Photo courtesy of the artist In 1984, Hung Liu emigrated from the People’s Republic of China to the United States, becoming one of the first Chinese artists to study in the U.S. An adult by the time she left her native country, Liu had spent four years receiving her “...
This month on Art Works we're catching up with some artists and arts organizations that we've previously been featured on the blog and in other NEA publications to ask, "What are you up to now?" Brooklyn-based visual artist---and Brooklyn Soda Works co-founder---Caroline Mak...
Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki with the Vogels in their New York City apartment. Photo by Katsuyoshi Tanaka Megumi Sasaki doesn’t have the usual biography of a filmmaker. No film school, no hobnobbing with celebrities at Sundance. Instead, in 2002 while working as a field producer for Japanese...
In this week's podcast, we learn the story behind the massive correspondence between Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe. “You are a very, very great Woman.---You have given me---I can’t tell you what it is---but it is something tremendous---something so overpowering that I...
"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...

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