Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast

Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast

The Cerebral Women media platform presents Cerebral Women Art Talks, a podcast that is an extension of @cerebral_women. Conversations offer insights into the visual art world from artists, mainly artists of color, and female artists who freely articulate what inspires their creativity. In addition, you'll hear interesting perspectives from dedicated art professionals who work with artists and the art institutions that feature them. Art Advisors, Art Critics, Collectors, Curators, Gallerists, Museum Professionals.


May 31, 2023 19 mins
Ep.155 features Shannon T. Lewis (b. 1981 in Toronto, Canada; lives and works in Berlin, Germany). She is an artist of Caribbean descent who reconfigures human forms and the spaces they inhabit within her complex and vivid paintings. Lewis begins with assemblage — the forefront of her practice — utilizing fragments of form and space. Particularly inspired by social cues of ethnicity, whimsical aspects in the work evoke a notion of ...
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Ep. 154 features Eto Otitigbe. He recovers buried narratives and gives form to the unseen. He is a polymedia artist whose interdisciplinary practice includes sculpture, performance, installation, and public art. His public art intersects history, community, and biophilic design by using parametric modeling and generative design to transform historical and cultural references into biomorphic forms. Otitigbe’s public works include ...
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May 17, 2023 23 mins
Ep.153 features Sadaf Padder, a Brooklyn-based independent curator and creative coach. After 8 years in the public school system as a teacher and administrator, Sadaf left her job to found Alpha Arts Alliance (A3), a hyperlocal arts collective. Sadaf has curated exhibitions across the country including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Martha's Vineyard and Philadelphia. She amplifies artists of the global majority, espec...
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May 9, 2023 31 mins
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May 3, 2023 28 mins
Ep.151 features Layo Bright. Mining personal archives and collective experiences, her sculptural practice interrogates how materials shape perception, culture, and politics. Bright’s work explores specific themes of migration, inheritance, legacy and identity through hybrid portraits, textiles, and mixed media that call on natural forms and ancestral memory. Employing a range of materials such as glass, clay, wood and textiles, the...
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April 26, 2023 23 mins
Ep.150 features Melissa Joseph (b. 1980, Saint Marys PA), a New York based artist and independent curator. Her work addresses themes of memory, family history, and the politics of how we occupy spaces. She intentionally alludes to the labors of women as well as her experiences as a second generation American and the unique juxtapositions of diasporic life. Her work has been shown at the Delaware Contemporary, Woodmere Art Museum, ...
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April 19, 2023 24 mins
Ep.149 features Grimanesa Amorós. Throughout her career, Peruvian-born American artist Grimanesa Amorós has harnessed the medium of light to create immersive monumental sculptures that engage visitors in contemplation of their cultural heritage, community, and relationship to technology. In the art of Amorós, the past is meeting the future. Her childhood fascination with light began on the shores of her homeland in Lima. The tumult...
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April 12, 2023 20 mins
Ep.148 features Celeste Rapone (b. 1985, New Jersey). She is known for her narrative paintings that blur the boundaries between figuration and abstraction. At the core of Rapone’s practice are formalist concerns such as surface, pattern, and color that shape the artist’s inventive figures and scenes. The protagonists of these paintings – often female – are shown in varying moments of repose and activity, their bodies unapologetic...
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April 5, 2023 29 mins
Ep.147 features Titus Kaphar, an artist whose paintings, sculptures, and installations examine the history of representation by transforming its styles and mediums with formal innovations to emphasize the physicality and dimensionality of the canvas and materials themselves. His practice seeks to dislodge history from its status as the “past” in order to unearth its contemporary relevance, and to reveal something of what has been l...
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March 29, 2023 23 mins
Ep.146 features Hannah Traore, born and raised in Toronto, she developed an affinity for art and an appreciation for diverse perspectives from a young age. Her mother, an art collector and fiber artist, infused art into every part of her life while her father, a Malian immigrant, immersed her in his culture, which introduced her to issues of representation in the art world and beyond. After obtaining a BA in Art History from Skid...
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March 22, 2023 40 mins
Ep.145 features RoseLee Goldberg, world-renowned art historian, critic and curator and Founding Director and Chief Curator of Performa. Launched in 2004 to create a highly visible public platform for contemporary art and performance by artists, Performa, has changed public and academic perception of performance art with its exciting city-wide Biennial, ground-breaking commissions, publications, and original arts-broadcasting platfo...
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March 15, 2023 31 mins
Ep.144 features Dr. Tiffany E. Barber is a prize-winning, internationally-recognized scholar, curator, and critic whose writing and expert commentary appears in top-tier academic journals, popular media outlets, and award-winning documentaries. Her work spans abstraction, dance, fashion, feminism, film, and the ethics of representation, focusing on artists of the Black diaspora working in the United States and the broader Atlantic ...
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March 8, 2023 25 mins
Ep.143 features Mary Rozell. She is the Global Head of the UBS Art Collection. She is responsible for the strategic direction and management of UBS’s art collection of over 30,000 works of art, considered to be one of the most important collections of its kind. An art lawyer and art historian, Mary is also the author of The Art Collector's Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Acquiring and Owning Art published in 2020. She has acted a...
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March 1, 2023 21 mins
Ep.142 features Evita Tezeno. A Port Arthur, Texas native and graduate of Lamar University, she lives and works in Dallas. Tezeno's collage paintings employ richly patterned hand-painted papers and found objects in a contemporary folk-art style. Her work depicts a cast of characters in harmonious everyday scenes inspired by her family and friends, childhood memories in South Texas, personal dreams and moments from her adult life—an...
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February 22, 2023 24 mins
Ep.141 features Jahkori Dopwell Hall, an African American Visual Artist, Illustrator, Poet, Entrepreneur and Teacher whose artwork highlights black life, beauty, history, heritage, and culture. With instruction from the Ringling College of Art and Design, Jahkori was able to master his own unique artistic style, while becoming a professional in the field of fine arts. Through his themes of black identity and the black experience, ...
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February 15, 2023 21 mins
Ep.140 features Elliot Perry. He is a native Memphian... graduate of Treadwell HighSchool (1987) and the University of Memphis (1991) where he also playedbasketball. After graduating with a degree in marketing in 1991, Perry was drafted in the second round of the 1991 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and went on to play 10 years. After retirement, Elliot served as a player representative with the NBA Players Association in (20...
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February 8, 2023 26 mins
Ep.139 features Storm Ascher, an artist, curator, writer and founder of Superposition Gallery. Ascher has a BFA in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute and Claremont Graduate University. She worked at various galleries and institutions prior to starting her own curatorial program, such as LAXART under Hamza Walker, David Lewis Gallery, and Spruth Magers. In 2018...
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February 1, 2023 23 mins
Ep.138 features Jerrell Gibbs. His work is often sourced from albums he finds of Black American families in the 70’s-90’s that capture moments of intimacy, leisure and elegance. Gibbs highlights subtle adornments found in these domestic spaces, which represent cultural symbols in an era where Black folks created beauty with whatever means they had. He leans into a method of painting that supports the duality of Black people who may...
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January 25, 2023 18 mins
Ep.137 features Hayv Kahraman. She was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1981 and lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Gut Feelings, The Mosaic Rooms, London (2022); Touch of Otherness, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2022); Not Quite Human: Second Iteration, Pilar Corrias, London (2020); Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture, and Design, Honolulu, HI (2019); De La Warr Pavilion, Sussex, UK (2019); Pomona Colleg...
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January 18, 2023 27 mins
Ep.136 features Isimeme "Easy" Otabor. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Easy is a multi-hyphenate creative + entrepreneur. A self-taught art collector turned gallery owner, Easy has taken an innovative approach to his curatorial practice in the fashion and art space. Easy rose through the ranks at local Chicago and global cultural hub; RSVP Gallery, a concept and experiential retail space founded by Virgil Abloh + Don Crawley in the...
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