Artist Profiles

Artist Focus – Christian Boltanski

Artist Focus - Christian Boltanski

Christian Boltanski is an artist known for his installation work. Among these installations are the notions of mass genocide that took place during the Holocaust. His work forces viewers to consider their place among the masses as they walk through towering heights of stacked boxes and other human artifacts, leaving viewers with the impression of abandonment.

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Modern-day Pictorialism by Dan Peknik

Modern-day Pictorialism by Dan Peknik

The Pictorialism movement of the early twentieth century was a group of artists whose goal was to transform the conventions of photography. While most photographers were capturing the realism their tool so naturally recorded, the Pictorialists where throwing their lenses out of focus with the aim of bringing a more painterly quality to the medium […]

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Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

As discussed in the “What is Landscape” survey posted to Facebook, there are many interpretations of the term “landscape.” However abstract the term becomes, they all seem to reference the vast open space of our land. During the process of assembling these thoughts on “landscape” and what the terms convey, the following artist’s work comes […]

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Artist Focus: Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison

Artist Focus: Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison

In this session, you will become acquainted with two artists whose work redefines the use of photography These two artists represent a genre I refer to as “Fabricated to be Photographed.” In the slides that follow, you are going to experience a stunning and magical display of a “reality” as interpreted through the mind’s eye of Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison.

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Artist Interview: Robin Lasser

Artist Interview: Robin Lasser

John Trefethen sits down with Robin Lasser to discuss her past work, her notions of landscape and her current work titled Dress Tents where she works in collaboration with Adrienne Pao. more » This interview takes place at the Academy of Art University’s video production studio in San Francisco. All rights reserved © 2009 Academy […]

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Walter de Maria – More than an Earthworks Artist

Walter de Maria - More than an Earthworks Artist

Walter De Maria was born on October 1, 1935 in Albany California. He studied history and art history at University California, Berkeley. In 1960 he moved to New York. In 1969 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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