Emilie Stark-Menneg – Artist Spotlight

By Catherine Haggarty / November 22, 2018
Emerging Art Education

I met Emilie Stark-Menneg two years ago via instagram. We connected because of mutual friends and a shared appreciate of painting, color and making absurd images. Following several exchanges online we arranged a meeting to do a studio visit. Emilie and her Mom, Maggie – an artist as well – showed up to do a…

On Collecting Art & Building Culture

By Catherine Haggarty / November 17, 2018

There is a misunderstanding that one who collects art has to be wealthy. I recognize this makes sense, as art is typically expensive and not in everyone’s monthly budget. I thought this way until I heard a Donna Nelson artist talk at The New School in 2015. Donna, an acclaimed painter and professor at the…

Artist Spotlight – Eric Hibit

By Catherine Haggarty / September 12, 2018

Anti chromophobia and pure decadence: The paintings of Eric Hibit. In David Batchelor’s book, chromophobia – he writes about the fear of color in western philosophy and art criticism. Bright colors, he asserts have been viewed as primitive and not civilized – even wild and dangerous. Color he writes, also speaks of the cosmetic, the…

Artist Statements

By Catherine Haggarty / September 5, 2018

When I think about an artist statement, frankly I cringe. Memories of failed attempts in undergrad and graduate school make me think of all the time I thought I could adequately put my work into fluid and knowable terms. I now feel confident in how to write and speak about my work – but this…

Building An Image

By Catherine Haggarty / August 20, 2018
Art Materials

I have never been an artist that works in one method and with one medium. For years I grappled with this, thinking it was an inadequacy. I now realize, it is my strength and that the reality is, very rarely artists work in a 1 to 1 method. I think being able to be flexible…

The Sixth Man: Joshua Bienko

By Catherine Haggarty / August 1, 2018

When you meet Joshua Bienko – it does not take more than a few seconds to realize he is ready. Josh is ready to talk, ready to listen and ready to show you what he has. Bienko, an Associate Professor of Art at UT Knoxville and Founder and Director of C for Courtside is all…

Studio Prompts – Get out of the studio!

By Catherine Haggarty / July 12, 2018

As much as I can offer any advice in the studio to my students – I do. Some of the ideas and advice come from formal critiques of materials and paint application, while some come from conceptual ideas and how they can be better executed. Although all of these formal and conceptual prompts matter, so…

Artist Profile: Alicia Adamervoich

By Catherine Haggarty / June 25, 2018

Alicia Adamerovich is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BA in Graphic Design from Penn State in 2013.  Alicia’s drawings and paintings reference beauty and function in peculiar ways that constantly peak my attention. I first came across Alicia’s work this spring in the New York City Crit Club, which I…

Ortega y Gasset Projects Celebrates its Five-Year Anniversary

By Catherine Haggarty / May 25, 2018

On June 2, Ortega y Gasset Projects will celebrate its five-year anniversary! I will be celebrating my three-year anniversary as a Co-Director and couldn’t be more excited and proud to be a part of this organization. Ortega y Gasset was founded in 2013 in Bushwick and in 2015, moved to The Old American Can Factory.…

Artist Feature: Will Hutnick

By Catherine Haggarty / May 16, 2018

Will Hutnick is an artist and curator based in Wassaic, New York. Hutnick’s painting and curating life seems to be non-stop and the energy his paintings imbue are a direct and electric result. Will is relentless in his pursuit of making work and creating opportunities for others – this, along with unparalleled interpersonal skills and…