Painter Vivian Liddell joins Joe and Matthew for a discussion centered on her path in the arts. She shares her special blend of hard-won wisdom gathered between Athens, GA and New York. Then there’s study at the Pratt Institute. And, then the struggles of studio life. Plus family life.
Labels and criticism are explored. Insights into teaching and feminism are offered. The challenges of podcasting are tackled.
Selected Resources For This Episode
- Mike Kelley
- Lisa Yuskavage (Maybe NSFW, depending on your job. Or boss.)
- John Currin (Yeah, also maybe NSFW.)
- Constantin Brancusi
- Peachy Keen Podcast
- We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter at Amazon.com.
Who Is Vivian Liddell?
Vivian Liddell is an interdisciplinary painter who merges craft techniques, sculpture, printmaking, mixed-media, photography, and sound.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she received her M.F.A. in Painting from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and an M.S. in Teaching from Pace University (where she was a NYC Teaching Fellow) in Manhattan. She resided in New York City for almost a decade before returning to Athens, Georgia (where she earned her B.F.A from the University of Georgia in Photography) to set up her studio practice in the Chase Street Warehouses.
Her work has been shown extensively in group exhibitions throughout the United States over the past decade and has received multiple awards. With two solo exhibitions in Atlanta in 2017, she and her work have been recently featured in ArtsATL, Auntie Bellum Magazine, CommonCreativATL, Number, Inc., and TV Gallery’s Studio Sessions.