Dialogues with contemporary artists

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We have been working on this Podcast for about three years.
At this point in time it costs us about 200$ an episode to pay our editor.
We have little to no funding.
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We make this podcast to build and share community in a vast and disjointed art world where it is easy to feel isolated, confused, and misunderstood. Art is often over valued as product and undervalued as a valid and integral aspect of creative people’s lives. We are compelled to gain insight through the stories of other artists from all different backgrounds and age groups. These conversations allow everyone who participates- Our guests, we, the interviewers, and our audience to dive deeply into why we do what we do and gain perspective on our practice and our lives in relation to other artists around the world.
The casual stories and conversations we have as artists are often unrecorded but extremely valuable. These conversations have the capacity to redirect, redefine, and refine our purpose as artists and as people. We hope to bring you interesting, validating, encouraging, inspirational, practical, and most importantly honest conversation.
We want YOU! The movers, shakers, thinkers, believers in art as practice and art as fine craft, allegory, philosophy, faith, and even psychology to be listening to this show and developing opinions that deepen in ANY direction at the end of each episode. We also want our listeners to use this online space to discuss ideas of their own here.
Our interviews are always a safe space for hard questions, vulnerable personal truths, self reflection, critical thinking, and openness. We want our guests to feel confident about their practice, supported, energized and inspired when they leave our interviews.
This podcast should act as a creative catalyst for artists, collectors, art professionals, and art lovers alike. We hope that if you enjoy this podcast you feel a part of a growing and powerful community of artists that support and challenge each other to think with both visual and verbal language.
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WHO WE ARE

Tun Myaing  - Producer

Tun is the producer of the podcast and is responsible for the overall design and artwork of the site.  This is one of his many passion projects that is part of building a community of like minded people to create new ideas and share them with the world.  His other projects include creating videos about working artists today and their creative journeys and process.  Tun Myaing was born in Burma and has been making art ever since.  He received degrees at The Fashion Institute of Technology and The New York Academy of Art. He is a painter and curator currently residing in New York.

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Marshall Jones - Main host

Marshall Jones is a painter, teacher and curator currently working in New York City.  His work has been shown in numerous galleries across the United States including Denise Bibro NYC, One Art Space NYC and Bennington Center for the Arts VT.  He has been the recipient of many awards including the Phyllis Mason Grant and the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant.  This fall he was an artist in resident at ESKFF at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City.  He has curated and assisted with many galleries in New York City including the (UN) FAIR and Mark Miller Gallery.

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Sophia Kayafas - Current host

Sophia Kayafas was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia and moved to NYC five years ago to complete a Masters and Fellowship at the New York Academy of Art. Kayafas currently teaches drawing at Pratt University’s Foundation Department. Kayafas is a figurative oil painter that addresses her religious ideals and contradictions with vibrant narratives and introspective curiosity. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

"I love this podcast. Art is something to be reckoned with- Let's not forget it!‚ÄĚ

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Dina Brodsky - Guest/past host

KIM PROFILE

Kim Power - Past host

Kim Power is a painter, writer, curator and teacher living in New York City. She has exhibited since 2002 in solo and group shows throughout the U.S., France and The Netherlands. A graduate of the New York Academy of Art (2014), Power has written for The Brooklyn Rail, ARTPULSE magazine, Art Aesthetics magazine and the blogs ArteFuse, The Blue Review, Surface Design Association Blog and Quantum Art Review.

Power has curated and co-curated a number of successful exhibitions, including Natural Proclivities at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center (Borough of Manhattan Community College) and Representing: Selected Works from Alumni and Faculty of the New York Academy of Art at Artisan Lofts in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. She teaches the Drawing I and Masters Critique I-IV classes at the New Jersey City University in New Jersey and works freelance writing exhibition catalogue essays and professional writing for artists. Her recent painting Capitol Oil Co. (aka The Birds) will be exhibited in October 2019 in the exhibition Movie Night, curated by Rick Davidman for PoetsArtists at ILLE Arts in Amagansett, New York. In March 2020, she will have paintings in the exhibition Artists Off Grid at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

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SOUND EDITOR

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Lucas Fauble

Lucas is our sound editor and although not a formally trained fine artist like our hosts, he has an insatiable interest in the art world that editing our show seeks to satisfy. When he's not working on the podcast he spends his time as a video editor, printmaker, and avid doodler. He is currently living in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, but he'll be moving to the city soon if Sophia has anything to say about it.

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Why another art podcast?

Art Grind is a podcast for and about artists, art lovers and art professionals. It is a social practice of giving back to the art community of which we are a part and explores the process, content, concept and motivation behind art making of both established and emerging artists and the people who bring that art to a wider audience. We are artists ourselves and wear many hats, including curation, art writing and art teaching. We share a passion for authentic and skilled art making, be it trained or self-taught. Whether in the studio, on your lunch hour or chilling out after a long day of hustle, have a listen while we explore, along with our guests, the back stories of what we fondly call ‚Äúthe art grind‚ÄĚ.

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