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Jorge Pardo, Installation Artist | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2010 MacArthur Fellow Jorge Pardo discusses his creative process as an innovative installation artist exploring the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. Pardo’s works challenge traditional presentation with installations that consciously ignore the constraints of conventional museum and gallery spaces and extend into the outdoors. In reaching beyond defined disciplines, Pardo is engaging viewers with works that produce great visual delight while questioning distinctions between fine art and design. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

Chinese-Born Artist Ma Li Makes Treasure from Trash

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Crafted from recycled materials, Ma Li’s dream-like sculptures celebrate individual freedom, imagination and play. In Ma Li’s hands, clear plastic bottles transform into suspended fields of jellyfish-like sculptures, and colored foam and clothes hangers resemble migrating flocks of birds. With references to Chinese history, ecological concerns, ritual and fantasy, the San Francisco Bay Area-based visual and performance artist weaves unlikely materials into large-scale immersive environments, and brings them to life with choreographed movements.

MN Original | Milliner Karen Morris

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Watch now: Although milliner Karen Morris uses the motto “simple is good” to guide her work, the making of her hats is anything but. A lifelong lover of fashion, she draws inspiration from horse racing in her native Hong Kong.

Morris’ work tends toward  traditional shapes, but she adds her funky signature to everything she does, whether it’s a feathery flourish or experimentation with a new material. Morris has shown locally and in England, Singapore and China.

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Thai Bui: Visual Arts

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, visit with Vietnamese born Thai Bui as he creates works that reflect the pressures of working as an artist in a foreign culture. Bui makes haunting works of art that speak to a sense of displacement and longing that has characterized the artist's own turbulent life. Bui's extraordinary objects combine references to his experiences in both the United States and Vietnam, simultaneously communicating a witty humor and penetrating sense of loss.

Daniel Graham | Muse Moments

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Daniel Graham is a printmaker, a woodworker with a passion for hand tools, and a professor at Georgetown College. This Muse Moment documents part of Graham’s yearlong endeavor to create a large installation featuring his woodworking skills.

Walk on It: Kate Gilmore | The Art Assignment

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We visit artist Kate Gilmore in her Brooklyn studio and receive an assignment: "Walk on It."

Elements of Art: Space | KQED Art School

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Space is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Shape, Value, Color, and Texture. Using site specific art as a starting point, we highlight the techniques that artists use to control and manipulate space in their work.

Josh Samples | Muse Moments

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Josh Samples is a landscape designer who creates works of outdoor art with plants and fire, stone, and water features. He uses both artistic and technical elements to bring people’s dreams for their home gardens or special events to reality. He has traveled the country to learn more about different kinds of landscape design, and his designs have been featured in national magazines.

The Harveys on Terese Agnew’s Work | Craft in America

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Collectors Margarete and David Harvey talk about Terese Agnew's quilt "Margarete's Garden."

Learning and Making | Art in the 21st Century: "Investigation"

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Dive into the world of sculptor Leonardo Drew, in this clip from Art in the 21st Century: "Investigation." Find out how a sculptor's artwork can change from what the artist initially intends, and learn more about the materials and processes that an artist might use. Drew talks about the creation process and what he has learned from his past exhibits.

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