Art AND

Art AND

For Carroll—a regular contributor to BmoreArt—contemporary writing about Black artists has to move past tokenism

"The canon has purposely left out certain creatives and we’re trying to rectify that. Let’s not see this moment as a trend."

Tiffany Jones talks community art, motherhood, and the honesty of Baltimore's art scene

"I feel like the city wouldn't be what it is without its artists or creative people."

The artist discusses her career so far, doing her sisters’ hair, and the contemporary figure painters who inspire her. 

Painter Monica Ikegwu’s goal is to take “ordinary people and make them [into] art in the ordinary clothes that they're wearing. [The subjects themselves are] nothing special, but then it becomes art.”

A Studio Visit with the 2019 23-year-old Sondheim Prize Winner

Brown’s installation and photography work, which asks her audience “to confront race and identity in modern terms,” challenges some viewers to recognize microaggressions they may not have previously considered.

Thomas James sees curating as putting the works of different artists together in fresh combinations, creating new contexts and providing new inroads to the public to review.

Nicoletta de la Brown takes care of herself so no one else has to. The shaman, self-care enthusiast, and performance artist is a master of all things ritual bathing, meditation, ...

Ashley Minner doesn’t want to help you with your land acknowledgement or with figuring out what you should call indigenous peoples. She is tired of being asked to speak for ...

Nick Primo spends his days measuring: how long it’s going to take on a given day to commute from Baltimore to his day job in Smithsonian American Art Museum’s (SAAM) ...

Victoria Pass recommends you stop buying cheap shoes. The MICA professor of visual culture has built her own impressive shoe collection over the last 15 years, buying only a pair ...

Damon Arhos is a little obsessed with a particular shade of lavender. The hue appears again and again in his art, functioning, he explains, as a shorthand for the gayness ...

Mary Fissell is relatively new to this. A long-time professor of 17th- and 18th-century English history at Johns Hopkins University, Fissell is also a metalworker, primarily making wearable and nonwearable ...

Carlyn Thomas has 200 songs in the notes app on her phone, should she find herself under the aging disco balls of Baltimore’s beloved dives on a random Tuesday or ...

Lou Joseph wants to visit your studio. Formerly of the MICA exhibitions department, the BOPA Visual Arts Specialist and ICA Director is always looking for artists just under the radar, ...

Jani Hileman didn’t intend to be a ceramist but some things are inevitable. “I always thought as a kid if I got really good at one thing, I could do ...

Stephanie Williams is interested in dismemberment. Despite this, within seconds of arriving at her studio I felt immediately at home, wrapping myself in one of her soft sculptures and taking ...

1 2