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Meet Troy Medinis
Why should contemplating the scale of cosmic time be a sulky endeavor? This conversation with artist Troy Medinis is an aimless walk around the city where we detour from words to uncertainty, erosion to the glimmery things that lie underneath, and then back.
August 7, 2020
Hypebeasts and the Art World
A lot of Hypebeast culture relates to existing ways people relate to both art and fashion. Art and fashion share a common ground in their function and relationship to their audience.
August 5, 2020
Are Design Agencies Running Out of Excuses for Their Homogeneous Staff?
(Don’t worry, some are taking great action.)
August 4, 2020
When Words Fail: Coping with Violence Through Art
Art can be much more than just describing or forming opinions on past violences. It exists in a real time and space, often in the company of other people - it offers a much more communication-based model for difficult conversations. 
July 21, 2020
Contemporary Art for your Zodiac Sign
Whether you check your Co-Star everyday or you are a skeptic at best, here’s some contemporary art which we think will fit your sign perfectly. 
July 13, 2020
Does Your Font Choice Serve You, or Do you Serve It?
Typography has historically been an industry dominated by white men - even now, the field is 84% white. This means that the very words we see have bias in them, since they show a limited range of human experiences, many of them colonial and oppressive in nature. 
July 8, 2020
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July 7, 2020
Meet Katie Niewodowski
Artist Katie Niewodowski takes art to a bridge between worlds microscopic and macroscopic, cells and galaxies - yet finds a way to converse with political topics close to our lives.
July 7, 2020
Art as an Investment
Did you know that people buy art for investment? Perhaps you are interested in collecting art, but you don’t know where to start?If you’re like most of us, you can’t just roll up to Sotheby’s and drop a few million dollars on a Picasso. That’s why many savvy collectors invest in emerging artists. But where to start? 
June 22, 2020
Meet Juan Arango Palacios
Cowboys from a globalized American culture, flowers as symbols of femininity, and Juan's own memories shrouded in jungle mist - and most importantly, the unabashed pleasure of whipping up a fantasy with all these ingredients.
June 18, 2020
Meet James Miille, Founder of Superfine! Art Fair
More than just an entrepreneur or artist, James Miille represents a new generation of tastemakers in the art world who ponder - and take action - on how we can give artists power over their own presentation.
June 3, 2020
When Black Art Becomes "Disruptive"
We can’t speak for Black artists, but we can do a lot to amplify their voices. One powerful tool is to educate ourselves - both on the history of violence against Black people and the creative ways in which they resisted. This is truly art as action. 
June 3, 2020
Meet Joseph
An artist and critical care nurse, Joseph speaks with a conviction and energy that mirrors his paintings - it's all about the action he can and will do whether in the world or in his studio.
June 1, 2020
5 WFH office setups we love (that you might too)
There was once a time when working from home was a luxury you could only afford a couple of days during the year. Now it's become the rule and home has become more than just a home.
May 29, 2020
Meet Christina
Billow, feather, and flooding out - Christina Massey's mixed-media pieces refuse to stay on screen much like the hands that created them.
May 27, 2020
Meet Lauren
Open a letter from artist Lauren Orscheln, brimming with the anticipation and sorrows of being able to feel with the world as finely as she does.
May 13, 2020
Meet Liz
On Curina’s first virtual interview, artist Liz Ainslie’s explorations of fantasy and language are tucked into quarantine routines, movie and book recommendations, and missing human contact. 
May 5, 2020
Make Some Noise! ....Or Not
Wait, why am I getting shushed at a gallery? Let’s look at what statements galleries are making through silence (get the irony?) 
May 1, 2020
Art vs Artifact
The way we label things can heavily influence the ways we perceive them. How do we perceive objects differently when we call them artworks, as opposed to artifacts?
April 29, 2020
"Anybody Can Be An Artist"
What's at stake when you try to acquire the material, space, and time to create works of art? 
April 24, 2020
Who Feeds Art Workers?
The vast majority of people working in the art industry are actually NOT being fed by selling art.
April 16, 2020
Can works by a living artist be in the museum? (Or just dead ones?)
We see the Greek statues, Rembrandts, and Pollocks, but where are the masters of our time?
April 13, 2020
Maximizing Social Media for Connection
In this last part of our COVID-19 series, we feature Curina’s own artists and the ways they’ve been adapting to a new way of life.
April 9, 2020
What Would Our Favorite Art Girls On Screen Do?
What can you do to still feel like a creative, productive human being? Here are a few suggestions for a vicarious life in art, inspired by your favorite art girls from TV.
April 6, 2020
Meet Carolanna
From the West Coast to Gowanus, Carolanna Parlato has been ceaselessly testing the possibilities of paint itself.
April 1, 2020
Getting Back into Books
Books not only offer a glimpse into the private life of artworks but more importantly are a form of art on their own.
March 30, 2020
Women's History Month: Meet the Staff
The ladies of Curina share how “art” and “woman” have crossed paths in their lives.
March 25, 2020
Women's History Month: Sinejan and Katie
Being a woman is not just one thing but a collection of different experiences. To celebrate this diversity, we interviewed two of our artists, Sinejan Kilic Buchina and Katie Hector.
March 23, 2020
A Curina Field Trip: Armory Show
The historic Armory Show is an endless thrill ride of color, scale, and concept.
March 19, 2020
A Curina Field Trip: Independent Art Fair
What’s so independent about Independent Art Fair anyway?
March 19, 2020
Meet Sasha
Painting itself may be a solo act, but Sasha's is a lesson in caring and connection.
March 9, 2020
Meet Kimmy: composing with lines and strokes
Brooklyn-based, Wisconsin born painter Kimmy Quilin moves effortlessly between gesture and geometry.
January 14, 2020
The Banana Saga
Whether you like it or not, you have the choice between laughing at the banana and moving on, or using it to ask questions and take action.
December 27, 2019
Meet Kati: transforming paint into a play of light and transparency
Hungarian artist Kati Vilim uses abstraction as a universal language.
December 23, 2019
Meet Demo: Characters that never stay the same
Demo Deng Shiqing explores the relationship between virtual reality and the tangible world.
December 11, 2019
Meet Ellannah: generating perpetual motion on canvas
Ellannah Sadkin is a cartoon-inspired artist who learned to sit still for her art in her Halloween themed home.
October 28, 2019
Meet Ryan: Diving into pools of glowing color
Renaissance man Ryan Patrick Martin is an artist, sculptor, painter, musician, building a textile world of glowing colors.
October 15, 2019
Meet Sally: creating scenes from the deepest corner of your mind
Sally Han is a compartmentalist who analyzes human psychology through art.
October 11, 2019
Meet Molly: bringing out the secret life of colors
Molly Herman is a color theorist whose works were featured in “Still Alice”.
October 8, 2019
Meet Amy: uncovering the beauty of vulnerability
Amy Hughes reencounters personal, intimate moments through the materiality of flesh.
October 1, 2019
Meet Philippe: Navigating structures beneath urban chaos
Philippe Halaburda constructs “mind maps” that explore emotions within the urban environment.
September 30, 2019
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