Abel Alejandre is an international artist who works with several mediums including painting, drawing, and printmaking. He immigrated to Los Angeles in 1975 from Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico with his mother and his siblings. In 1984, Alejandre painted his first mural for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics. More recently, has had his work included into the National Museum of Mexican Art’s permanent collection in Chicago. He also colloborated on a film documentary called “Resurrected Histories: Voices from the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park”. Also, was selected to create the artwork for a Metro station as part of the “Expo Line” on Exposition and Westwood. Although, most of his work deals with issues of masculinity, Alejandre also deals with contemporary: culture, class, politics, and race. He uses his art as a buffer between himself and the world. Alejandre creates aesthetically inviting work on the surface, underneath, he confronts his own issues with his emotional experiences and his understanding of the human experience. Alejandre’s work is a personal experiential journey with himself, his viewers, and his art.
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Brooklyn born Artist Myron Kaufman shares his time with Atelier Visit to discuss his work and thoughts on art. The interview/dialogue was filmed in his Pasadena studio in 2010. Mr. Kaufman’s work has been exhibited at Project 210 and Offramp Galleries in Pasadena. -Abel Alejandre
Based out of Los Angeles, California, we are pleased to present Graham Goddard. We caught up with him at Left Coast Galleries in Studio City, California. Graham is a Trinidadian-American conceptual artist who paints, sculpts and does site specific installations.
Peter J. Harris, wrote poem to honor the legacy of beloved Jamaican born artist Joseph Beckles. Peter performed piece for Atelier Visit in his Los Angeles studio.
Peter J. Harris, founder and Artistic Director of Inspiration House, is an African American cultural worker who has since the 1970s published his poetry, essays, and fiction in a wide range of national publications; worked as a publisher, journalist, editor and broadcaster; and been an educator, and workshop leader for adults and adolescents.
We are proud to share this sliver of insight into Brandon’s mystical world of art making. San Francisco Artist Brandon Walls Olsen discusses his work with Raphael Noz. The interview was filmed at “Sight School” an artist run storefront located at 5651 San Pablo in Oakland, California. Brandon received an MFA from California College of the Arts and BAs in Art and Psychology from UC Berkeley.
Los Angeles based Artist Lisa Adams shares her time with Atelier Visit to discuss her work and thoughts on art. The interview and or conversation was filmed in her Los Angeles studio in May of 2010. Lisa’s haunting work of birds, nature, mysterious narratives and collisions with abstractions adorn her studio. Lisa has worked as a non-representational artist for ten years and then introduced her new visual vocabulary for which she is known today. Her current work is a beautiful struggle to be seen.
Lisa received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University where she has also taught, no doubt, inspired young artists. Amongst her many accomplishments she is a recipient of a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award. Her work is in major public collections and has been exhibited internationally.
Lisa will be included in a group exhibition in September called Real/Surreal at Pederson Projects in Pomona, CA. The group show includes artists Wendell Gladstone and Amir Fallah, as well as Lisa Adams.