Jillian Mayer

Jillian Mayer is an artist and filmmaker living in Miami, Florida. Through videos, sculptures, online experiences, photography, performances, and installations, she explores how technology affects our lives, bodies, and identities. Mayer investigates the points of tension between our online and physicals worlds and makes work that attempts to inhabit the increasingly porous boundary between the two. […]

Kevin Robinson

Kevin Robinson is a performer-composer, educator and multi-woodwind instrumentalist who explores various interdisciplinary approaches to composition and improvisation. He is a native of Baltimore, MD and is currently based in Oakland, CA. He has a MA in Composition Program from Mills College where he is studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins and others. […]

BrianĀ Alfred

Brian Alfred is a painter and animator born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his BFA in 1997 from Penn State University and his MFA in 1999 from Yale University. This is his second interview, the first can be found by clicking here. Selected exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York; Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo,  Frist Center […]

Debbie Hillyerd

Debbie joined Hauser & Wirth Somerset from Bath Spa University where, since 2004, she worked as an Associate Lecturer teaching Critical Studies, Fine Art and Curatorial Practice. This is the second interview, the first one with her can be heard by clicking here. Debbie also taught Visual Culture and Fine Art at the University of […]

Amado Alfadni

I am an Egyptian-born Sudanese artist. My childhood was composed of two environments: the Cairene street and the Sudanese home. The relationship, and sometimes tension, between the two, strongly influenced my view of both cultures. The need to express this dual perspective led me to make art initially and has informed my work since. My […]

Adam Marnie

Adam Marnie is an artist and editor living in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions of his work include New Constructions, Bad Reputation, Los Angeles, One/Thinking Two/Willing, kijidome, Boston, Rongwrong, Elaine de Kooning House, East Hampton, NY, and Construction/Destruction, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris. He is publisher and editor-in-chief of F Magazine, a biannual self-published art magazine based […]


Born in Pau, a town in southern France, Reyna is a visual artist, who has lived in Toulouse for many years. Reyna’s work gives breath to the art world, with a sensibility at once contemporary and ancient, reminding us of the importance of human touch in art and life. With her origins in the south […]

Leslie Wayne

Leslie Wayne was born in 1953 in Landstül, Germany to American parents and grew up in Southern California. She studied painting at the College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara for two years before moving to Paris for a year, followed by five years in Israel. In 1982 she moved to New York and received […]

Jill Freidberg

Jill Freidberg is a Seattle-based documentary filmmaker, oral historian, radio producer, and youth media educator. Her work reflects her belief that responsible, powerful storytelling builds understanding and solidarity across borders and across the street.In this interview she describers her current project, Shelf Life Stories. The book she mentions reading at the end is The Color of […]

Shawn Shafner

Shawn Shafner is an artist, educator and activist. Creator of The People’s Own Organic Power Project (www.thePOOPproject.org), he has catalyzed conversation about sustainable sanitation from NYC’s largest wastewater treatment plant to the United Nations. Shawn’s solo show An Inconvenient Poop was a Time Out NY Critic’s Pick and won him the 2015 NY International Fringe […]