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Artist Check-in: Nuveen Barwari

Nashville-based artist, Nuveen Barwari shares what she is looking forward to this year in her art practice, what has changed since the last time we caught up with her in 2020, and her advice for everyone.

Artist Check-In: Josh Azzarella and Tiffany Calvert

Louisville-based artists Josh Azzarella and Tiffany Calvert share more about the new projects they have been working on this past year, how they have adapted their studio practices over the years with multiple jobs and a kid, (and, now, more recently, in a pandemic), and how they are cultivating community for themselves and others.

Artist Check-in: Duncan McDaniel

Nashville-based artist, Duncan McDaniel, shares more about his artistic process, upcoming projects he is working on, and what he has learned this pandemic year. On April 3, his show ROOTED will open at The Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville.  Check out their website to learn more about how to see the show.

Curator and Artist Check-in: Ciera McKissick and Erin LeAnn Mitchell

On Friday, March 19, Chicago-based curator and artist, Ciera McKissick and Erin LeAnn Mitchell, will be in conversation as part of our ongoing series at 21c Chicago, Curator Conversations. 21c caught up with Ciera and Erin to check-in about what exciting projects they are working on this year, what gives them hope, and any advice they think that might be useful to others for their own lives and artistic/curatorial practices.

Artist Check-in: Nick Cave and Bob Faust

On Friday February 12, 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator, Alice Gray Stites, spoke with artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust about their recent commission, Wallworks, at 21c Chicago, the projects they have undertaken during the protests, election, and pandemic, and words of wisdom on how to manifest creative ideas. Check out their full conversation in the video below.

Artist Check-in: Jessica Wohl

Tennessee-based Jessica Wohl talks about how she is using this time to create more work, staying flexible with her practice by working on multiple projects in different mediums and spaces simultaneously, and her hope for how the future will continue to incorporate virtual art experiences even when we can gather in person, safely, again.

Artist Check-in: Brianna Harlan

BallotBox artist Brianna Harlan shares more about her studio-based and community-based practice, advice for other artists, and how she is personally cultivating interpersonal relationships during this time.

Artist Check-In: Bill Thelen

Raleigh-based artist, Bill Thelen, will be taking over 21c Durham’s Instagram on Friday, February 19th, when he will share more about his current exhibitions, and what he is thinking about and working on in his studio. If you miss the stories they will be archived on our Instagram page.

Artist Check-in: Taylor Sanders

BallotBox artist Taylor Sanders shares what she is currently working on, advice for fellow artists during the pandemic, and how she is staying connected to a group of women who hold each other accountable for improvement.

Artist Check-In: Madeline Gallucci 

Chicago-based Madeline Gallucci shares more about her work in the context of the current moment, how social distancing is affecting her practice and advice for artists and to others about how to cultivate and support artistic communities.  

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