Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast

Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast

The Cerebral Women Art Talks podcast 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.

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May 12, 2021 27 min
Episode 65 features Doron Langberg. Born in 1985 in Yokneam Moshava, Israel, he currently lives and works in New York City. He received his MFA from Yale University School of Art, holds a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate from PAFA, and attended the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk. Langberg has attended the EFA Studio Program, Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Yaddo artist residency, and the Queer A...
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Episode 64 features Chaz Guest. From his initial start in 1986, in a very creative NYC, he forged his Artistic life. He specializes in painting with a concentration on portraiture and cultural narratives. After moving to Paris in 1986 he worked as a freelance fashion illustrator for Joyce Magazine. It was while working at Joyce that he met Christian Lacroix who encouraged him to apply his illustrator skills to painting. Guest later...
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April 28, 2021 18 min
Episode 63 features Jade Alexis Thacker. She is originally from Boston Massachusetts, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA in printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014. Her work explores anxiety, discomfort, self image, identity and perception through figuration. Often her paintings are self reflective and an attempt to better understand her own disposition and psychology as well as an...
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April 21, 2021 23 min
Ep.62 features William Villalongo. He received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union School of Art, NYC and his M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia. Recent exhibitions include Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Selections from the Rose Collection, 1933-2018 at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Living in America, curated by Assembly Room, at the International Print Center, NYC; Afro cosmologie...
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April 14, 2021 20 min
Episode 61 features Franklin Sirmans. He has been the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) since fall 2015. Since coming to PAMM, he has overseen the acquisition of more than a thousand works of art by donation or purchase. At PAMM, Sirmans has pursued his vision of PAMM as “the people’s museum,” representing a Miami lens, by strengthening existing affiliate groups such as the PAMM Fund for African American Art and creatin...
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April 7, 2021 29 min
Episode 60 features Candida Alvarez. She is the 2021 recipient of the FCA Helen Frankenthaler award for painting and visual arts. Her works include drawings, paintings, prints, and collages that are created with materials as diverse as acrylic paint, colored pencils, enamel, and embroidery thread on cloth, on various supports ranging from canvas to PVC, cotton napkins to vellum. Alvarez’s solo exhibitions include Mambomountain, Hyd...
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March 31, 2021 28 min
Episode 59 features Hiba Schahbaz. Born in Karachi, Pakistan she is a Brooklyn-based figurative painter who works primarily with paper, black-tea, and water-based pigments. Her subjects, largely drawn from her lifelong practice of self-portraiture, inhabit a dreamlike, all-female world. Schahbaz initially trained in Indo-Persian miniature painting at Lahore’s National College of Arts, and later earned a Master’s in Painting from Pr...
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March 24, 2021 22 min
Episode 58, the fourth during Women’s History Month, features Lava Thomas, an American artist and arts advocate who tackles issues of race, gender and representation through a multidisciplinary practice that spans drawing, painting, and site-specific installations. Drawing from her family's southern roots, intersectional feminism, and current and historical sociopolitical events, Thomas's practice amplifies visibility, res...
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March 17, 2021 30 min
Episode 57 features Cheryl Finley. She is Director of the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History at Spelman College. A visionary leader committed to engaging strategic partners to transform the art and culture industry, she leads an innovative undergraduate program at the world’s largest HBCU consortium in preparing the next generation of African...
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March 10, 2021 24 min
Episode 56 features painter/sculptor Ana Benaroya. She is an artist born in New York City, raised in New Jersey. Ana graduated with her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2019. From a queer perspective, Benaroya's work explores notions of power and desire by exaggerating and distorting the human body, playing with its form and its relationship to other bodies. She draws from the visual languages of c...
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March 3, 2021 27 min
Episode 55 features Courtney J. Martin. In 2019, she became the sixth director of the Yale Center for British Art. Previously, she was the deputy director and chief curator at the Dia Art Foundation; an assistant professor in the History of Art and Architecture department at Brown University; an assistant professor in the History of Art department at Vanderbilt University; a chancellor’s postdoctoral fellow in the History of Art at...
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February 24, 2021 27 min
Episode 54 features contemporary artist Ron Hicks. His works have been described as a blend of multiple disciplines ranging from impressionistic and representational to non-objective and abstract and everything in between. This idea, coupled with his intrinsically inspired brushwork, contributes to his ultimate goal – painting his truth. Ron was born in Columbus, OH, but spent most of his childhood growing up in the modest and f...
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February 17, 2021 23 min
Episode 53 features photographer Tawny Chatmon. The primary theme that drives her art practice today is celebrating the beauty of black childhood. She is currently devoted to creating portraits that are inspired by art works spanning various art periods in Western Art with the intent of bringing to the forefront faces that were often under-celebrated in this style of work. The camera remains Tawny’s primary tool of communication, w...
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February 10, 2021 25 min
Episode 52 features Reginald Van Lee. He is the Chief Transformation Officer at the Carlyle Group, helping ensure that the firm is maximizing its market competitiveness and operating most effectively and efficiently as an institution.   From his 32 years at Booz Allen Hamilton,where, before he retired as Executive Vice President, he led numerous businesses, including the US Telecommunications Practice, the US Computers and Electron...
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February 3, 2021 28 min
Episode 51 features Guyanese-American artist Theresa Chromati (b. 1992). She has garnered critical and institutional attention for figurative paintings that are shaped by fragmented forms of desire and constant motion. Bursts of complex color, sensual protrusions, and texture deploy abstraction to explore various contemporary realities of black woman. These bodies are at once imaginative, bordering on grotesque, and celebratory as ...
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January 27, 2021 34 min
Episode 50 features abstract painter, writer, activist, Halim A. Flowers. In the year of 1997, he was arrested at the age of 16 and sentenced to two life sentences in the District of Columbia. His experiences were filmed in the Emmy award-winning documentary “Thug Life In DC”. In 2005, he started his own publishing company SATO Communications, through which he published eleven books. In 2019, Halim was released from prison after ...
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January 20, 2021 35 min
Episode 49 features abstract painter Jared Owens. He was born in Queens and raised in Rockland County, New York. His art practice started inside federal prison, where he taught himself how to draw, paint, and sculpt using “found” or discarded materials. While imprisoned, he mentored others and taught multiple disciplines, including ceramics, painting, and drawing. Since his release, he has continued to mentor and teach system-imp...
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January 13, 2021 28 min
Episode 48 features Art Collector Frederick Hutson, the CEO and co-founder of Pigeonly, a platform that makes it easy for people to search, find, and communicate with an incarcerated loved one. A born entrepreneur, he launched and sold his first business at the age of 19 while on active duty in the Air Force. After an honorable discharge in 2005, he went on to build and sell his second business. Though his entrepreneurial spirit ...
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January 6, 2021 31 min
Episode 47 features Sherrill Roland, an artist who spent too many months in prison for a crime he did not commit. Sherrill Roland is an interdisciplinary artist who creates art that challenges ideas around controversial social and political constructs, and generates a safe space to process, question, and share. He was born in Asheville, NC, and received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Inspi...
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December 23, 2020 25 min
Episode Forty-Six features Wole Lagunju. He is a 1986 graduate of Fine arts and graphic design at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Lagunju’s hybrid paintings of traditional Gelede masks which are juxtaposed with images of the modern woman in the Western world redefine the forms and philosophies of Yoruba visual art and design. He reimagines and transforms cultural icons appropriated from the Dutch Gol...
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