The Studio Visit (TSV) is a non-profit web journal that is vetted and curated by our team and contributors. We have a dedicated focus on contemporary visual artists and their process with the mission to advocate, collaborate and educate by focusing and supporting the importance of studio practice and process.
Started in 2008 as a a virtual public access forum, TSV introduces professional artists at work in their studios, speaking directly to their work through a dialogue with the writer. This intimate first-person view into the artistic process cultivates familiarity and appreciation of the intellectual and technical processes of art making. In 2010, TSV created an Art Critique Series bridging the online community with the physical, further emphasizing our mission of promoting the artist from the ground up – -in the studio – through dialogue and discourse with other artists. Please click on the Press link to read an article about this series.
TSV’s philosophy supports the idea that promoting the artist from the studio perspective leads to greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic process, the role of the artist, and in turn, the art object.
TSV functions as a conduit and serves its audience as a welcoming place in which to discover emerging, mid-career and established contemporary artists. It encourages national and international networking among area artists, art organizations, museums, and galleries as well as with wider ranging global art communities: connecting creators, curators, writers, and patrons while maintaining a collaborative and innovative spirit.
WHO WE ARE
- Isabel Manalo is a visual artist. She is represented by Addison Ripley Fine Art in Washington D.C. Her work straddles ideas of place, sensation, identity, geography, memory, nature and post-colonial history in the form of photography, painting, collage and drawing. She taught at American University’s Department of Art for 11 years and was on the Board of Directors and the Visual Arts Committee at District of Columbia Arts Center . She is the Founding Director and Editor of TSV.
- Lindsey Landfried is a visual artist working primarily with drawing. In 2012 she moved to Berlin, Germany from the United States. Her work explores repetition, labor, and monotony. She has been supported by residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Manhattan Graphics Center, Vermont Studio center and the Pittsburgh Flight School Fellowship- a Creative Capital career development program. Currently, she is supported by a DAAD grant for a year of research and work aimed at completing 5 large scale drawings for public spaces in Germany and the US. She is TSV’s Research and Development volunteer.
- Victoria Greising is an emerging installation artist in Washington, DC. She works primarily with previously worn clothing and used fabrics. She is intrigued by the link of space and memory, and through her installations creates immersive and captivating environments. She graduated with her MFA from American University, and has exhibited her work both locally and internationally. Tori is also a yoga teacher in the DC area. She is TSV’s Program Director.
- Joren Lindholm is an artist and writer, working in painting, printmaking and installation. His work is shown regularly in the Washington, DC area and within an artist collective in New York City. His recent work is inspired by silk screening techniques and recollections from traveling abroad. He is the Media Director at TSV.
- Deborah Carroll Anzinger is an artist living and working in Kingston, Jamaica after living and working in Washington, D.C. for several years. Deborah founded and runs the first non-profit arts initiative in Jamaica called NLS. She is TSV’s Web Designer.
- Brian Barr is an artist living and working in Detroit, Michigan. His work has been included in the Windsor Biennial at The Art Gallery of Windsor in Canada, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art Biennial, as well as notable galleries and museums in New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Washington D.C. He has been included in two exhibits at The Butchers Daughter Gallery in Detroit, and currently is an adjunct professor of Painting and Drawing at the College for Creative Studies.
- Lisa Blas Lisa Blas is a visual artist and visiting professor from Los Angeles, California, currently based in Brussels, Belgium. Her work, for which she travels extensively, is based on research in museum collections and historical archives. She utilizes portraiture, still life and site-specificity, in a variety of mediums (painting, photography, video and installation) to reflect upon the visual culture and social history of past and present.
- Reuben Breslar is an interdisciplinary artist based in Virginia. His art combines elements of science fiction, biology, and art history to produce both playful and serious lamentations on the subjects of time and evolution. Reuben’s portfolio includes drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, research binders, and happenings.
- Jonathan Bucci is an artist and curator living in Salem, Oregon where he works as Collection Curator at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Pacific Northwest. He will be covering the great state of Oregon!
- Liz Georges is a writer based in Northern Virginia who is also an artisan jeweler. Her writing has appeared in Salon.com, The Zola System and Projector, the newsletter for Washington Project for the Arts. She was one of the founders of the music magazine Not for Hire. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Duke University, and a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law.
- Tim Eads is an artist living in Philadelphia. His work has been featured in several exhibitions including the Museum of New Art in Detroit, Jolie Laide, Pentimenti Galleries and Rebekah Templeton Contemporary in Philadelphia and the Arthouse at Jones Center in Austin TX. He has served as a visiting lecturer at Moore College of Art and Design, the University of the Arts, Mercer County Community College and Penn State School of Visual Arts. Eads is currently a project technician and printer at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. He earned his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
- Eric Hopeis a writer and curator based in Washington, DC. He was most recently affiliated with the Evolve Urban Arts Project, where he staged a variety of solo, duo and small-group shows aimed at showcasing DC-area artists lacking major gallery representation. He is currently working independently on a variety of artistic pursuits to promote the breadth of artistic creativity found in Washington, DC.
- J.W. Mahoney is a Washington-based artist, writer, and independent curator, who serves as Washington’s Corresponding Editor for Art in America. He is currently an Affiliate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and his work is represented by Curator’s Office, in Washington, where he’ll be exhibiting new work this coming spring 2012.
- Jiha Moon is an artist whose work is exhibited internationally and is a part of numerous museum collections including the Hirshhorn Museum, the Asia Society in New York, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. She is represented in Washington D.C. by Curator’s Office, and Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta. Jiha will be writing about artists in the Atlanta area where she currrently lives and works.
- Megan Mueller holds a BA in Political Science from George Washington University and a BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mueller’s work has been included in exhibitions at many locations throughout the region, including a recent Coup d’Espace project at Washington Project for the Arts and a solo exhibition in New York. She is preparing for a solo exhibition at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, DC, in summer of 2012. Megan lives and works in Washington DC.
- Jenny Mullins is a visual artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her meticulous, large-scale paintings and interactive sculptures explore notions of commercial mythology and low budget mysticism. Mullins recently returned from a Fulbright Fellowship in India and participated as a Hamiltonian Artist Fellow in Washington, DC. Her work is included in the American Embassy in Mumbai’s permanent collection as well as being featured in several national publications including the 2009 edition of New American Painting. Mullins’ work was most recently featured at SCOPE Miami 2011.
- Cory Oberndorfer is an artist and professor living in Washington, DC. His paintings, prints and murals are inspired by popular culture and nostalgia. His work is represented by G Fine Art.
- Lauren Rice is multi-media artist based in Detroit, MI where she currently teaches at The College for Creative Studies and at Eastern Michigan University. She exhibits her work regularly and most recently a solo show at Transformer Gallery in Washington D.C. She received her MFA in Painting from American University.
- Elise Richman is an artist and an Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She will be covering the greater Seattle and Tacoma, WA area.
- Rachel Sitkinis a painter, curator and writer from Baltimore, MD. Her work was featured in the 2010 New American Paintings MFA Annual. She is a regular contributor for FiberArts Magazine as well as at several Baltimore/DC area art and culture blogs. Rachel currently lives in Lima, Peru where she is conducting research and creating a new body of work.
- Matt Smith is a writer and artist based in Washington, DC. He is a resident artist at the Arlington Arts Center and a regular contributor to the New American Paintings blog and DCist.
- Molly Springfield is a visual artist and occasional writer who lives and works in Washington, DC. Her work has been the subject of solo shows in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, and included in group shows in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carol Brown Goldberg, Artist www.carolbrowngoldberg.com
Philippa Hughes, Pink Line Project
Bridget Sue Lambert, Resident Artist at Arlington Arts Center
Jay Bothwell, Senior Managing Director, Studley
Karen M. Meacham, Director of Educational Outreach/Dean Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Jack Rasmussen, Director, Katzen Art Center at the American University
Robin Rose, Artist, Musician, Mid-Century Design Consultant
WEB DESIGN: Jonathan Silberman of Fearless Future
LOGO DESIGN: Deborah Carroll Anzinger