About

The Stu­dio Visit (TSV) is a 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. TSV is based in the Wash­ing­ton D.C. area and expanded it’s pres­ence to Berlin, Ger­many. While many of the artists are from either of these regions, we con­tinue to expand our fea­tured artists to rep­re­sent all areas of the globe.

Started in 2008 as blog, TSV quickly evolved into a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort made up of vol­un­teer artists and writ­ers. 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 started 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


  • IsabelOMAColorHeadshotIsabel Man­alo is a visual artist. Her work is rep­re­sented by Addi­son Rip­ley Fine Art in Wash­ing­ton D.C. She teaches as a Pro­fes­so­r­ial Lec­turer at Amer­i­can University’s Depart­ment of Art. From 2012  - 2015 she lived in Berlin, Ger­many where she served as a Vis­it­ing Artist and Cura­tor at Takt Inter­na­tional Artist Res­i­dency while also curat­ing inde­pen­dently at a vari­ety of pop up venues and mak­ing new work for a num­ber of venues includ­ing the Orlando Museum or Art, The Hilber­traum and the Paul W. Zuc­caire Gallery at Stony Brook Uni­ver­sity in New York. She is the Found­ing Direc­tor and Man­ag­ing Edi­tor of TSV and now based in Bethesda, MD.

 

  • Yayo Tavolara is a Chilean-​​Bolivian Mul­ti­me­dia Artist.Yayo Tavolara She has worked and lived in dif­fer­ent coun­tries such as Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Ger­many and the United States. Cur­rently she lives and works in Berlin, Ger­many. She received her BFA from the Cor­co­ran Col­lege of Art and Design in Wash­ing­ton DC.  She holds a Fur­ther Edu­ca­tion Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion as Cura­tor from the Uni­ver­sität der Kun­ste– Berlin Ger­many. She also has a Pro­fes­sional degree in Kine­si­ol­ogy and Phys­i­cal Ther­apy from the Uni­ver­si­dad de Chile, San­ti­ago. Yayo addi­tion­ally had a career in Dance, The­atre and Music both as a per­form­ing artist and cos­tume and set designer. She is TSV’s Berlin Artist Liaison.

 

  • Rachel Sitkin is 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 Philadel­phia, PA. Rachel is a reg­u­lar TSV contributor.
  • Janna Añonuevo Langholz - HeadshotJanna Añonuevo Lang­holz is a photo-​​based, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary artist born and based in St. Louis, Mis­souri. She received a BFA in Fibers from Tru­man State Uni­ver­sity in 2011 and an MFA in Art, with a con­cen­tra­tion in pho­tog­ra­phy, from SMU Mead­ows School of the Arts in 2015.  Her work has been shown in solo and group shows in St. Louis, Dal­las, Las Vegas, San Fran­cisco, and Taos, New Mex­ico. She is a fel­low at the Sig­nal Fire pro­gram where she will par­tic­i­pate in “unwalk­ing” the Lewis & Clark trail from Port­land to East­ern Mon­tana this sum­mer 2016. She is the founder of the Fil­ipino Amer­i­can Artist Direc­tory, an ini­tia­tive to con­nect and pro­mote Fil/​Am artists in the U.S. and beyond. She is a spe­cial guest con­trib­u­tor for TSV.

 

  • Lindsey LandfriedLind­sey Land­fried is a visual artist work­ing pri­mar­ily with draw­ing.  In 2012 she moved to Berlin, Ger­many from the United States for one year.  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 and now back in the U.S again.
  • Hillary Rose OwensHillary Rose Owens is a social media intern for TSV. She has a B.A. in Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Stud­ies from UNC Chapel Hill and is cur­rently liv­ing in Paris, France.
  • Maxine PuorroMax­ine Puorro is a vol­un­teer media and events assis­tant. Max­ine stud­ied sculp­ture at Vas­sar col­lege where she also co-​​founded and directed an off cam­pus exhi­bi­tion and events venue.  She has worked at Togonon Gallery in San Fran­cisco and PS1 in New York and recently moved to Berlin to pur­sue work in Sculp­ture and exhi­bi­tion installation.

 

 

 

PAST CONTRIBUTORS

  • 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 New York City. 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.  Jonathan received an MFA from Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity where he then also became the Cura­tor of the for­mer Watkins Collection.
  • RobertEliotHeadshots-7 smallMike Davies is a Lon­don born trilin­gual actor who has worked over the last twenty years in film, TV and the­ater in France, the UK and Ger­many. He con­cur­rently taught film­mak­ing and jug­gling in Lon­don schools. Hav­ing obtained a scriptwrit­ing cer­tifi­cate from UCLA exten­sion, and writ­ten a cou­ple of spec scripts, he enjoys putting his hand to any type of cre­ative writ­ing. His edu­ca­tion includes two year stints at insti­tu­tions such as UCLA, the Sor­bonne in Paris and a degree in act­ing from Guild­ford School of Act­ing, UK as well as a cou­ple of years tour­ing his own one man street pup­pet show through Europe and the US. He cur­rently lives in Berlin where one of his joys is see­ing his kids grow up as “global citizens”.

 

  • 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 Hope is 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Jane Claire Remick is an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary artist based in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. She has shown her col­lab­o­ra­tive instal­la­tions and per­for­mances in gal­leries, muse­ums, and pub­lic spaces on the East Coast, as well as in Lima, Peru and Dakar, Sene­gal. Her works invite par­tic­i­pants into phys­i­cal and vir­tual spaces that waver between real­ity and fic­tion and inves­ti­gate themes of self-​​performance, doc­u­men­ta­tion as an act of cre­ation, vis­i­bil­ity as invis­i­bil­ity, and inter­cul­tural communication.
  • 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.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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
E. Brady Robin­son, Artist and Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Pho­tog­ra­phy at the Uni­ver­sity of Cen­tral Florida, Orlando.
Robin RoseArtist, Musi­cian, Mid-​​Century Design Con­sul­tant
Jose RuizArtist, Cura­tor and owner of Fur­ther­more.

WEB DESIGN:

Jonathan Sil­ber­man of Fear­less Future