The Conversation: an Artist Podcast
By Michael Shaw
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A podcast featuring both one-on-one and three-way roundtable conversations with contemporary artists, dealers, curators, and collectors--based in Los Angeles, but reaching nationally and internationally.
||CleanEpisode 102: Kelsey Lee Offield, owner of Gusford gallery in Hollywood||Kelsey Lee Offield, who runs the two-year-old Gusford gallery, talks about: her passion for spor...||2/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #101: L.A. artist Joshua Dildine (when your kid paints on your painting)||Along with new co-host JEN COLLINS (see Conversation 3-Way Episode 3: http://www.theconversationp...||1/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLester Monzon, The Conversation's 100th Episode (!)||The Conversation's 100th Episode (!), with Los Angeles abstract painter Lester Monzon. With co-ho...||1/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitArt advisor Lisa Schiff (the 99th episode of The Conversation)||Art advisor Lisa Schiff discusses the art market, working with collectors (and building their col...||1/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWilliam Powhida||New York artist William Powhida talks about: his transition from writing about artists to making ...||12/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicitsculptor Kristen Morgin||Kristen Morgin talks about: working in unfired clay; resisting showing her work commercially as l...||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCharlie James of the Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown||Charlie James talks about opening a gallery at the start of the market crash; what's involved in ...||11/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPaddy Johnson of Art F City||Paddy Johnson, the creator and editor of the art blog Art F City, talks about: rookie mistakes; h...||11/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChristian Viveros-Faune, art critic of the Village Voice||Christian Viveros-Faune, art critic for the Village Voice and ArtNet News, and also former dealer...||11/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic||Hrag Vartanian, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the NY-based art website/blog Hyperallergic...||10/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJohn Melick of Blue Medium, a PR firm for Arts & Culture||John Melick of Blue Medium talks about how to grow your product and/or brand with proper PR strat...||10/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAdam Sheffer - partner and sales director at Cheim & Read gallery, NYC||Adam Sheffer of Cheim (that's pronounced "Chime")& Read gallery talks about his various duties as...||10/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJerry Saltz: celebrity art critic||Jerry Saltz talks about: his TV appearances; being a 'public' art critic; his online persona and ...||9/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanKate Wolf: writer and editor at large at Los Angeles Review of Books||Kate Wolf talks about: her L.A. Magazine article on the Mountain School; her 5 Points Reading Ser...||9/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWalter Robinson: artist and critic, former editor-in-chief of ArtNet Magazine||Walter talks about: being an artist in the East Village scene of the 80s; what it's like being an...||8/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTom Muller: on branding yourself as an artist, and around the world and back.||Tom Muller talks about: having a studio visit in which a dealer told him he wasn't properly brand...||8/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCharlie White: Casting Calls and the image of adolescence||Charlie White on Larry Clark; his project Casting Call; the image(s) of adolescence, from Dana Pl...||8/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSharon Louden (artist, and editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life)||Sharon Louden is a Brooklyn as well as a Minneapolis-based artist behind the much-talked about bo...||7/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCole Case: growth through crushing criticisms||Los Angeles-based painter Cole Case talks about his youth as a political cartoonist; his struggle...||7/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSmilee Barnacle of Barnacle Bros. Sculpture & Custom Fabrication||Smilee Barnacle talks about running an art fabrication company--working with clients including Mi...||7/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
I've always wanted an interesting artist podcast by artists for artists so I was thrilled to find The Conversation. So many great interviews conducting in an intimate, informal setting. Subscribe now!
Direct and relatable
Michael Shaw's conversation style is friendly, but get to the core of an issue when one is at hand. At times it might not work with certain personalities in the art world who attempt to cloak themselves in mystery, but Michael rarely interviews that type of person. This is a great podcast especially those in Southern California or if you just want to know what is going on in that area.
One of the best art podcasts
Great guests as a start. The relaxed but probing interview style seems to bring up lots of interesting insights and ideas. I really enjoy this podcast.