Art

painting
painting

A Provocateur Painter Subverts Race in Rainbow Hues

A 10-year survey of Nina Chanel Abney's work explores themes of sex, race, and the internet.
Laura Hutson Hunter
6.15.17
fluid painting
fluid painting

Celestial Galaxies Explode in These Gorgeous Fluid Paintings

Garth Williams creates incredible celestial imagery by dropping liquid ink in water.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.14.17
Art
Art

Takashi Murakami Has a Massive Retrospective Show in Chicago

The prolific Japanese artist’s new traveling exhibition showcases fifty plus artworks that span more than 30 years.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.14.17
50 states of art
50 states of art

A Found Fabric Textile Artist Bucks Tradition in Montana

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner doesn't make "cowboy art," and she likes it that way.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.13.17
Blood Painting
Blood Painting

This Black Metal Middle School Art Teacher Paints with His Own Blood

French artist Maxime André Taccardi puts a lot of himself into his art.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.11.17
Art
Art

A Journalist’s Art Project Highlights Media Bias Against Black Men

'Counternarratives' takes a closer look at media coverage in the age of “fake news.”
Antwaun Sargent
6.10.17
video
video

[Premiere] Theaster Gates Is Preserving Black Spaces by Buying Whole Stores

The Chicago-based artist shares his outlook on collecting in a new video by Art21, premiering today on Creators.
Kara Weisenstein
6.9.17
Art
Art

The Artist Using Sunlight and a Magnifying Glass to Make Amazing Wood Canvases

Michael Papadakis works and lives Golden, Colorado, a city that gets 300 days of sunshine a year.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.7.17
engraving
engraving

This Artist Makes Impossible Eggshell Carving Look Easy

Shirley Hambrick turns a knack for glass carving into eggshell art.
Andrew Salomone
6.5.17
AIDS activism
AIDS activism

[Premiere] AIDS Activists Took Over a Gallery in Chicago

Artist Karen Finley is known for addressing homophobia and misogyny during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Sami Emory
6.1.17
SURVEILLANCE
SURVEILLANCE

This Scary Smart Collar Will Slowly Take Over Your Life

A Hong Kong art collective is making people think twice about society's obsession with wearables.
Maya-Roisin Slater
6.1.17
Art
Art

Eerie Puppets and Paintings Straddle Fantasy and Nightmare

Ryan Bock’s new show features sculpture, animation, experimental film and yes, puppetry.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.1.17