My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast show

My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast

Summary: Are you an art and culture lover? Would you love to go inside the minds of your favorite creatives? With over 10 million unique monthly viewers, My Modern Met is one of the world’s leading art+culture websites. And now, we’re exploring the world of visual arts for 30 minutes every other week with the photographers, painters, designers, and makers who are shaping our world. Sit back and relax as My Modern Met's contributing writers sit down for one-on-one chats with some of your favorite artists.


 Artist Gabriel Dawe on His Thread Installations and Finding Missing Puzzle Pieces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:55

Artist Gabriel Dawe on His Thread Installations and Finding Missing Puzzle Pieces

 Conservation Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on Her Life-Saving Work to Protect the Ocean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:08

Conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier has dedicated her career to capturing the incredible life in our ocean. In addition to capturing beautiful images, she uses her work to make a real impact. In this episode of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we chat with Cristina about her photography and how every piece of art she creates is tied to a “call to action” focused on protecting our environment.

 Architect Cliff Tan of Dear Modern on TikTok Feng Shui Lessons and Making Design More Accessible | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:27

Architect Cliff Tan of Dear Modern believes that architecture should be available to everyone, not just the wealthy. He uses social media to teach about feng shui and design to help people find the best use for their space. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we talk to Cliff about the impact he is making with his platform and his view of architecture and design. Tune in for an episode on architecture, feng shui, and the idea of sharing your work to inspire good design and to help others.

 Fiber Artist Bisa Butler on Her Vibrant Quilted Portraits That Share Black Stories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:05

Textile artist Bisa Butler uses the traditional craft of quilting to create incredible portraits of Black stories. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview Bisa about the meaning behind her portraits and how she brings lost histories back to life. We think you’ll really enjoy hearing about these unexpected narratives that Bisa represents in colorful textures and bright patterns.

 Photographer Jamel Shabazz on Life in 1980s New York City and Using His Camera to Connect with His Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:46

Photographer Jamel Shabazz has been photographing New York and its hip-hop culture for decades. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview Jamel on his career and how he uses photography to make connections with the people around him. Listen in for beautiful stories on photography acting as “visual medicine” for people mourning loved ones, healing from a difficult past, or just reminiscing on their community.

 Bonus: Great Moments in Art History with ArtCurious | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:08

We're pleased to present a special collaboration with the ArtCurious podcast. In this bonus episode, Top Artist host Jessica Stewart and ArtCurious host Jennifer Dasal discuss some great moments in art history, where art—or the artist—made an impact. 

 Bonus: We Wrap Up Season 1 and Preview Next Season's "IMPACT" Theme | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:32

We have officially wrapped up the first season of My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast! Hosts Jessica Stewart, Sara Barnes, Sonya Harris, and Samantha Pires got together to reflect on our first twenty episodes of the show. We also discuss next season's theme of "Impact" and introduce you to some awesome guests to look forward to. 

 Painter Elyse Dodge on Her Colorful Low Poly Landscapes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:47

This week on My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast, we talk with painter Elyse Dodge about how she developed her unique style and much more! Dodge describes her work as the “intersection between art and design.” You can find the result of this beautiful hybrid in her colorful landscapes with abstracted low poly mountains.

 Street Artist Vhils on His Iconic Art Style and Creative Process | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:15

This week on My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast, we talk with street artist Alexandre Farto, also known as Vhils. Known for his groundbreaking carving and explosive street art, Vhils has made a name for himself by revealing thoughtful narratives behind city life. His work reimagines the role of graffiti as a method of reckoning with our past and celebrating our shared history.

 Artist Alexa Meade on What Led Her From Politics to Painting and the NFT Art Revolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:19

This week on My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast, we talk with artist Alexa Meade. Alexa is known for her innovative technique of painting on the human body and 3D spaces to create an illusion that they are 2D pieces of art. We'll explore how Alexa moved from a career in politics to starting a successful art career and creating a team to help execute her vision. We'll also look behind the scenes at some of her most popular projects and discuss her venture into the world of NFT art.

 Media Artist Refik Anadol on His AI-Driven Artwork That Uses Machine Learning To Redefine Space | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:13

This week on My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast, we talk with media artist Refik Anadol of Refik Anadol Studio. This studio creates incredible pieces of art that exist in the public realm and seeks to be accessible to people of “any age, any background, and any culture.” Anadol’s media art exists in the form of incredibly immersive audio/visual installations, stunning projections, and parametric data sculptures that all explore the relationship between humanity and technology.

 Photographer Fares Micue on Her Artistic Self Portraits that Explore Mental Health and Self Growth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:27

This week on Top Artist Podcast, we talk with photographer Fares Micue about her striking self-portraits that tell interesting stories about self-growth and mental health. Using imagery of flowers, origami, and other delicate props, Micue transforms self-portraits into beautiful narratives about life. Her work is accompanied by thoughtful prose that brings new meaning to each piece.

 Embroidery Artist Sarah K. Benning on Her Vivid Floral Pieces and Growing as an Artist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:58

This week on Top Artist Podcast we chat with embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning on her successful professional journey and about how her work has changed along the way. Benning tells us about her decision to embark on an art career. We hear about managing an 80-hour workweek to fill an Etsy shop, pursue new projects, and to keep up with demand. We think you’ll enjoy hearing about this artist’s relatable struggle with finding a work-life balance—especially when your work includes creating art that you

 Artist Ian Berry on His Denim Scenes and Signature Artistic Style | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:16

This week on the Top Artist Podcast, we talk with artist Ian Berry about his creative process and the way he uses denim to create spectacularly detailed installations and works of art. Barry has been fascinating the world with blue-toned scenes that celebrate the range of colors and textures found in jeans. He tells us that to him, this style is about portraying contemporary life out of a very urban fabric that may be the “material of our time.”

 Photographer and Game Designer Liam Wong on His Cinematic Shots and Eye for Composition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:10

This week on the Top Artist Podcast, we talk to photographer and game designer Liam Wong about his cinematic photography.  He tells us about the effect video games and film had on him as an artist. These artistic influences helped him develop the sharp eye for composition that allows him to capture such dramatic shots of lively urban streets, often in Tokyo, Japan.


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