Storm Ascher
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
15h ago
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, Ascher founded Superposition Gallery as a nomadic gallery and curatorial platform with a mission to subvert gentrification tactics used in urban developme ..read more
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Jerrell Gibbs
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
5d ago
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 not have resources, and yet are active in creating world-renowned culture and style that are both beautiful and classic. In Gibbs’ work, he asks the viewer to come ..read more
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Hayv Kahmaran
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
1w ago
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 College Museum of Art, Claremont, California (2018); and Contemporary Art Museum St, Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Reflections: Conte ..read more
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ISIMEME "EASY" OTABOR
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
3w ago
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 late 2000s. He quickly became operator + buyer of the location and was known as the go-to resource for his knowledge in the music, art, fashion + retail spaces. Ota ..read more
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Suchitra Mattai
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
1M ago
Ep. 135 features Suchitra Mattai (b.1973 Georgetown, Guyana) , a multi-disciplinary artist of Indo-Caribbean descent. Her work explores how collective and individual memory and the space of myth and folklore allow us to unravel and re-imagine colonial histories and narratives. Using both her own family’s history and her research of colonial indentured labor during the 19th century, Mattai seeks to expand our sense of “history.” Suchitra received an MFA in painting and drawing and an MA in South Asian art from the University of Pennsylvania. Recent and upcoming projects include a commission for ..read more
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Kimberli Gant
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
1M ago
Ep.134 features Kimberli Gant, the Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She was previously the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, and has also worked as the Mellon Doctoral Fellow at the Newark Museum, and Director of Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA). She has curated numerous exhibitions and gallery reinstallations including Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence & the Mbari Club (2022), Journey’s Across the Border: U.S. & Mexico (2021-22), Tuan Andrew Nguyen: The Boa ..read more
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Kevin Claiborne
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
1M ago
Ep.133 features Kevin Claiborne, a multidisciplinary conceptual artist whose work examines intersections of identity, social environment, & mental health within the Black American experience. Moving between collage, silkscreen, photography, painting, and sculpture, while frequently using language as material, Claiborne is interested in finding new ways to look at history and its connection to the present. Claiborne holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the historically Black college North Carolina Central University (2012), an M.S. in Higher Education from Syracuse University (2016), and an MFA ..read more
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Rico Gatson
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
2M ago
Ep.132 features Rico Gatson, a multimedia visual artist whose work explores themes of history, identity, popular culture and spirituality, through sculpture, painting, drawing, video, and public art projects. Over the course of almost two decades, he has been celebrated for politically layered artworks, often based on significant moments in black history. From the Watts Riots, the formation of the Black Panthers, to the election of President Barack Obama are a few subjects touched upon in his work. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at The Studio ..read more
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Clotilde Jiménez
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
2M ago
Ep.131 features Clotilde Jiménez, (b. Honolulu, Hawaii, 1990). He is a visual artist based in Mexico City. Jiménez received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH (2013) in Printmaking, and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (2018) in Painting. Jiménez references intricate aspects of his life using strategically cut and arranged layers of multimedia collage that activate a dynamistic viewing of the visual narratives presented. “Most of my work is autobiographical, so collage allows me to tell several stories at the same time”, Jiménez states. Through a kal ..read more
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Devin B Johnson
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast
by Phyllis Hollis
2M ago
Ep.130 features Devin B. Johnson (b. 1992,Los Angeles). He obtained his BA in Fine Arts from the California State University of Channel Islands (2015) and received a Masters of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute (2019). He was selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Art and Design(2022), was included in Cultured’s “Young Artists 2021,” and was one of sixteen artists from around the world selected for the inaugural year of the Black Rock Senegal residency (2020). His work is collected by the Columbus Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Longlati Foundation, Shanghai; the Los Angeles County Museum ..read more
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