Angela Jang

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How do you feel about being taught art? Is art teachable? I think that to a certain extent, especially when you’re young, art is teachable. You should be taught the different materials you can use to create art and also … Continue reading

Satsuki Shibuya

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Satsuki is a beautiful name. What does your name mean? Thank you! Literally translated, it means “five moons.” Every month is a moon, so January is one moon and February is two moons. I was born in May, hence the … Continue reading

Allison Grimes

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I read that you started off in Baltimore as an undergrad. Is that right? Yes! I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. I was born and raised in Baltimore. I lived there until I was 23, so the city’s … Continue reading

Michael Cina

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What was your first introduction to art? All throughout my life, I have sketched on notebooks. I was a doodler in elementary school and I always redrew logos. My parents enrolled me in one semester of art school at the … Continue reading

Nuala O’Donovan

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Tell us about yourself. I started off in Ireland, moved to the UK, and finished off with a degree in 3D design. Then I went back to architectural design. I really love physically creating art, and I was able to … Continue reading

Gemma Topliss

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Your work is predominately illustration-based. What is it about drawing that you love? I’ve always found drawing to be the most effective way for me to communicate and express my ideas. As a child, it was something I did to … Continue reading

Menno Aden

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Do you remember your first camera? It was a Minolta that I borrowed. I did a lot of black-and-white photography because with the hard contrasts those pictures looked very dramatic. After a while, I realized that color photography makes it … Continue reading

Zachary Smith

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What was your first introduction to photography? I was pretty young. My parents let me use their bad point-and-shoot camera a lot. It was fun to make something instantly; back then it was film. You realize that you’re creating something. … Continue reading

Stanislava Pinchuk

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You were born in Kharkov but reside in Melbourne. Does your culture bear an influence in your own artwork? Of course. I think that’s inevitable. But right now – I’m not sure if either place is directly influencing what I … Continue reading

Shakeil Greeley

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What’s your major at school? I’ve been studying Visual Studies since the first day that I got here at Penn. I’m a senior now, but I don’t have any particular focus within visual studies. All of my ideas stem from … Continue reading

Christo Dagorov

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You were born in Bulgaria. What is unique about the art in Bulgaria? Bulgaria is on the threshold to the Orient, which means many different cultural influences have shaped the Country during the past. The country is so varied, regarding … Continue reading

Federico Babina

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Why illustration, of all branches of art? I think that in any art form, we can find the the presence and many connections with other forms of artistic expression. When I make an illustration, in a certain way I paint, I … Continue reading