Marleen Sleeuwits

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What is the most challenging aspect of being an artist? Having discipline in the beginning, especially when you don’t have a lot of shows. Everything has to come from yourself. When you start out, nobody is waiting for you. You … Continue reading

Mija

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Tell me about the name, Mija [pronounced ​me-ha​]. [Laughs] It’s an interesting story. Mija was a nickname given to me by an ex-boyfriend. He did not speak Spanish, wasn’t Mexican, but it was an ongoing joke between us. My career took … Continue reading

Andy Grellmann

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What do you love about Vancouver? I grew up in a suburb outside of Vancouver. There’s a lot about Vancouver that I don’t like.  That said, it’s a beautiful city. Vancouver’s appeal, to both people who live here and people … Continue reading

Mark John Smith

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I have to ask about the Duvet series. I am glad you asked. The duvets exist in the space that is between private and the public. The duvets that I choose to use are twin size duvets and that is … Continue reading

Caroline Tompkins

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Tell us about your first camera. My mom had a bright submarine-yellow Kodak point-and-shoot. I remember it clearly because it could also shoot underwater, which I appreciated because I grew up as a swimmer. When I was in sixth grade, … Continue reading

Ignacio Canales Aracil

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Were you always creative? Yes, I was 7-years-old when I started taking painting lessons on the weekends. My parents took me to a house with teachers giving group lessons. At school, I would mainly paint and draw, but when I … Continue reading

Anna Gleeson

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Please give us some background about yourself. I’m from a small town in Australia. I went to an art school in Sydney and I studied electronic and temporal art like video art. Then after graduating, I spent more than a … Continue reading

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