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Nov 11, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
019Artist Soo Kim was born in South Korea and moved to Los Angeles in 1980. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from U C Riverside, and later combined studies in critical writing, art, and film at Cal Arts for her MFA. She currently teaches in the Fine Arts department at Otis College of Art [more]
Nov 10, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Juan CapistrànJuan Capistràn’s studio is among the many on West Exposition Blvd, where the new Metro train runs from USC to Culver City.  Here, Capistràn creates, “multidisciplinary projects that question notions of class, identity, power and revolution.”   Capistràn was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and grew up in South Central Los Angeles.  He received his BFA from [more]
Oct 31, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Todd 4Artists and partners Todd Gray and Kyungmi Shin  live in “the Dons” of Baldwin Hills, where their hilltop home doubles as their art studios.  Todd Gray is a photographer, performer and professor. For some time he has been documenting private performances in his studio and out on his property in Ghana. Using shaving cream as [more]
Oct 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Aili 1Aili Schmeltz was recently awarded the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts.  Her recent work includes large scale drawings and sculptures that are informed by utopic architecture, monuments of fallen philosophies, and oscillating patterns that create dimensional, psychedelic surfaces.  Her current series, Psionic Generators, are adaptations of forms from a 1970s new age book [more]
Oct 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Gev 2David Gev is a glass artist who works from his home studio in the Palms neighborhood.  He is a second generation Holocaust survivor who grew up in Israel and came to the US in 1987 to pursue a Master’s degree at USC.  Gev views his work as a healing process and a journey for personal [more]
Oct 10, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Zeal 1Zeal Harris creates art from personal narratives and is working on a graphic novel as well.  Her work is rich with content and color, and the scenes are full of simultaneous actions.  Harris grew up in Virginia where she worked as a portrait and caricature artist at Busch Gardens in Colonial Williamsburg.  She received her [more]
Oct 10, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Steven Bankhead 4Steven Bankhead teaches at Otis College of Art and Design, Compton College and Fullerton College.  When he isn’t teaching he is probably making art or barbequing.  Originally from Alabama, one of his first jobs was at a BBQ restaurant – hence his obsession with meat.  As part of his practice, Bankhead regularly organizes large BBQs [more]
Oct 10, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Randy Holland 2Randy Holland’s West Adams studio is full of totem-like redwood structures that he carves, paints, and tans. Some of these spindly tall pieces of wood resemble knobby horse legs or bones. Sometimes he casts the sculptures in bronze and integrates them into a water features. Holland has also been creating three dimensional paintings by stretching [more]
Oct 10, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Mara Lonner 3Mara Lonner’s black velvet pieces are beautifully crafted and tell of events and animals that have once had their time here on earth, but are now remnants of history.  The pigeon, “Martha,” was the very last Passenger Pigeon, a breed native to the United States, that died in captivity in 1934.  You can see the [...]
Oct 10, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Joe Sims 1Joe Sims is an assemblage artist who often incorporates found objects, such as shoes and obsolete electronics, into his work.  His large sculptures reflect his rich African American heritage and often revolve around a specific story or event.  Sims also uses silhouettes and natural materials in his practice to reveal our connection with nature and [...]

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