A Conversation with Grace Graupe-Pillard

“The work is a commentary on the age I have lived in. I am a documentarian, recording the critical moments of my life and those of society.”

A Conversation with Freddy Rodríguez

Discussing his early years with me, Rodríguez’s narrative was laced with the realities of the challenges he faced as a person of color.

A Conversation with Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Her diaristic approach to personal history such as a failed marriage or the death of a loved one are what Olivieri called, “emotional hurricanes that are fodder for my work.”

A Conversation with Dudley Charles

“Once you are involved in making art, everything seems secondary.”

A Conversation with Kendall Shaw

While his father’s side of the family inspired a progressive path for Shaw, his mother was aghast at his choice—at age 26—to travel to New York City to study with Stuart Davis.