Category Archives: ART

INTERVIEW WITH LEVI PONCE

By Anita Malhotra Los Angeles artist Levi Ponce is best known for his large-scale public murals, which he began creating in 2011 to beautify his neglected childhood neighborhood of Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley. His work inspired other muralists … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH LISA SCHULTE

By Anita Malhotra Neon artist Lisa Schulte has been creating neon for events and films in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, earning her the moniker “The Neon Queen.”  Hired to create a futuristic city for a special event … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH CARLOS LUNA

By Anita Malhotra Born in Cuba in 1969, Carlos Luna has built a flourishing career as a painter, sculptor and ceramicist in Mexico, where he relocated in 1991, and in the United States, where he immigrated in 2002 under a … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MAXWELL TAYLOR

By Anita Malhotra Born and raised in Nassau, Bahamian artist Maxwell Taylor trained as a ceramicist while in his teens and held his first solo exhibit as a painter in the early ‘60s. In 1968 he moved to New York, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE CONKLE

By Anita Malhotra Based in Portland, Oregon, conceptual artist and teacher Bruce Conkle has created a body of whimsical, thoughtful works that blend unconventional materials with ironic commentary on environmental and political issues. A recipient in 2011 of the Hallie … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ERIC STOTIK

By Anita Malhotra Portland, Oregon artist and musician Eric Stotik has been exhibiting his strikingly imaginative and technically accomplished paintings for more than three decades.  A graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Arts, his works can be found in … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BTOY (ANDREA MICHAELSSON)

By Anita Malhotra Born and based in Barcelona, BTOY (Andrea Michaelsson) has been creating her distinctive stencil-based art since the early 2000s, first in collaboration with artist Ilya Mayer and now on her own. Her posters, murals, prints and canvases … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BHAT BOY

Bhat Boy is an Ottawa-based artist whose fantastical cityscapes and other works can currently be seen at two Ottawa galleries as well as on a briskly selling jigsaw puzzle recently released by the German company Ravensburger. Anita Malhotra interviewed Bhat Boy … Continue reading

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