The sculpture studio of artist Christina West is the site of a discussion on her work, practice, and aspects of the creative life. A basketball goal triggers a discussion on work / life balance while maintaining an arts career. A Mattress Factory show is discussed.
Controversy and another c-word (censorship) plays a role. A centuries-old problem is unpacked.
(Un)required Resources For This Episode
- George Segal at The Art Story
- Sandy Skoglund at artnet
- Eric Fischl
- “Garth Clark Speaks With Christina West” at Cfile.Daily
- Daniel Fuller on Brain Fuzz
- “Colorfully Eroded Busts Explore Abstract Perceptions of Interiority by Christina West” at Collosal
Who Is Christina West?
Christina A. West earned her MFA from Alfred University in 2006 and since has extensively exhibited her work across the country. Recent solo exhibitions include Screen at the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; Stage Left at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Stay Asleep at Plug Projects, Kanas City, MO; Unmet at CG2 Gallery, Nashville; and Intimate Strangers at the Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami.
West’s work has been supported by a grants and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, the George Sugarman Foundation, The Bemis Center for Centemporary Arts, and the Viriginia Groot Foundation. West is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University’s Welch School of Art & Design. She is represented by Hathaway.
Images from and bio excerpted from www.cwestsculpture.com.