Artist Spotlight Interviews

The Artist Spotlight Series is a project focused on interviewing artists,  Pratt’s MFA class of 2020, who are impacted by COVID-19. The goal is to provide a space for these artists to talk about their work before and during the pandemic. These videos are unedited, capturing roughly 20 minutes of conversation on art and creativity.

Many of us, like the rest of the world, scrambled to find a safe place to quarantine, looking for ways to survive, and at the same time, to continue with our work. The interviews started off awkward, with us not knowing what to do with our hands, or hair, or face. But soon, we discovered the magic of screen share. We adjusted to the Zoom universe, working within our allotted 40-minutes and figured out the best way to talk to each other. We’re humbled to have been able to listen to creativity during tragedy. As you go through these videos, you’ll find that slowly but surely, we adapted because that is what artists do. We’ve negotiated a new reality, not an easy one, but one that is not art-less.

We’re happy to have been studio mates with all these artists.

 PAL 2019-2020 (Pratt Artists League) Jackie Slanley and Josh Meillier

Participating Artists: (The interviews are on-going so new ones will be added regularly.)

Dewy

B. 1971
Chatham, Ontario Canada 
www.art-by-dewy.com
@art_by_dewy

To see their work and video interview click here.

Jerry Chan

B. 1992
Hong Kong
www.jerryccn.com
@jerryslanguage

To see their work and video interview click here.

Jin Yong Choi

B. 1990
Seoul, Korea
@jin_nyc_
https://jinyong-choi.com/

To see their work and video interview click here.

Stewart Bird

B. 1990
Palo Alto California
www.stewart-bird.com
@stewrat_bird

To see their work and video interview click here.

Hannah Celli

New York, NY
B. 1994
hannahcelli.xyz
@hannahcellihere

To see their work and video interview click here.

Katie Croft

B. 1979
Ohio
@katiecroftart
www.katiecroftart.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

NH DePass

B: 1990
New Orleans, LA
@nhdepass 
www.nhdepass.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Ambrus Gero

B. 1986
Budapest, Hungary
@ambrusgero
ambrus1.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Evelyn Golden

B. 1994
Newton, Massachusetts
@evelynlgolden

To see their work and video interview click here.

Spencer Harris

B: 1993
San Antonio, TX
@spencerharris63
harrisspencer.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Jennifer Ho

B. 1992
Taipei, Taiwan

@jennifernzho
jennifer-ho.net

To see their work and video interview click here.

Dasol Hong

B: 1988
Seoul, South Korea
@_dasolhong
dasolhong.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Rodrigo Jimenez-Ortega

B: 1994
San Diego, CA
@rodrigojimenezo
rodrigojimenez-ortega.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Kosuke Kawahara

B: 1980
Kyoto, Japan
@teppennisiri
kosukekawahara.org

To see their work and video interview click here.

Josh Meillier

B: 1990
Northfield, MN
@j.meillier
joshmeillier.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Emmett Metier

B: 1993
Fort Dodge, IA
@silicone_qing 
emmettmetier.com 

To see their work and video interview click here.

Duff Norris

B. 1984
Denver, CO
@duffnorris
duffnorris.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

So Ye Oh

1993
Seoul, South Korea 
@soyh2181  
soyeoh.com
 
To see their work and video interview click here.

Yaw Owusu

B. 1992
Ghana
@_yawowusu
yawowusu.net

To see their work and video interview click here.

Amber Peck

B. 1984
Utah, United States
@amber_marie_peck
amberpeck.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Na’ye Perez

B. 1992
Columbus, Ohio 
@naye_davinci1914

To see their work and video interview click here.

Cassie Reeder

B: 1991
Jacksonville, NC
@cassieleereeder
cassieleereeder.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Rober Scheirer

B: 1987
Syracuse, NY
@rob.scheirer
robertscheirer.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Jackie Slanley

Dallas, TX
B. 1990
jackie-slanley.com
@jackieslanley

To see their work and video interview click here.

Allie Stabile

B. 1991
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 
@astabilestabile
alliestabile.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Caito Stewart

B. 1985
Ossining, New York
@caitostewart
caitlin-caito-stewart.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Talia Tamar

B. 1985
Los Angeles, California
@talia.tamar
taliatamar.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Alyssa Thornton

B. 1994
London, Ontario, Canada
@am_thorn
alyssathornton.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Chao Wang

B. 1989
Hangzhou, China
@chaowangart
chaowangart.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Mandy Wong

B. 1994
Hong Kong
@mandy.w.w
mandywongwai.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Angelica Yudasto

B. 1993
Lima, Peru
@ayudasto
angelicayudasto.com

To see their work and video interview click here.

Meirav Zaks Zilberman

B. 1969
Kfar Saba, Israel
@meiravzaks
meiravzaks.com

To see their work and video interview click here.