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Jared Theis

The original idea for my blog was to write about every studio visit I conducted.  I figured by doing so I would improve my writing and provide transparency for my artist selection process. However, after writing for three publications and co-curating an exhibition that included thirty artists (in my free time) I am quite behind on the blog! I wish to circle back to a studio visit with Jared Theis from August 20, 2017, because this is where I left off, but it also seems appropriate to backtrack to this visit since Theis has just recently opened an exhibition at…

Linda Arredondo

On August 7, 2017, I had the pleasure of a studio visit with Linda Arredondo.  She is one of the artists I have been following on social media.  I was really excited about her embroidery works that I have seen so far and this visit did not disappoint!  From this studio visit, I have asked her to be a part of the upcoming embroidery exhibition and I’m honored that she has accepted. Arredondo earned a BFA in Painting from The University of Texas at San Antonio and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. Although, her CV boasts…

Embroidery Exhibition

I was asked to guest curate an exhibition for Clamp Light Gallery in San Antonio, Texas and I was ecstatic to take the March exhibition slot for 2018.  In San Antonio, March is Contemporary Art Month, otherwise known as CAM, a fun community-wide arts focused calendar aiming to elevate the profile of San Antonio artists.  There are always multiple openings a night, a juried exhibition by a prestigious curator, and Cammie Awards are given to the best exhibitions. I decided that Clamp Light’s intimate space would be the perfect opportunity to execute an exhibition idea that I have had for…

Mira Hnatyshyn

Mira Hnatyshyn Studio Visit August 3, 2017 When visiting the studio of Mira Hnatyshyn, the first artwork encountered is a large mixed-media on raw canvas.  Hanging in the fashion of a tapestry, the work tackles the Texas-based artist’s Ukrainian heritage. Hnatyshyn says its title, The Braidbasket, is a word-play from the Ukraine nickname as the “bread basket of Europe.” Previously shown at Bluestar Contemporary Museum in 2014, this work is based off of a photograph the artist took while traveling to the country just before the Maidan Revolution that same year.  The artist said that she photographs tirelessly on her…

Raul Gonzalez

With the launch of my new website, I wish to start documenting my studio visits and making them available online for anyone who might be curious. In doing this, I aim to provide greater transparency in my artist selection process, wish to create more documentation for the artists that I visit, and hope to share the amazing things that I get to see with the world.