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Leah Oates Talks Art and NYC with Judy Blum Reddy

Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and what is your family background? Judy Blum Reddy: I wanted to be an artist since childhood. My parents fled Austria because of the war and I was born shortly after their arrival. As an only child, they were always very supportive of my whimsies. I went […]

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Talking Mythology, Race, and Class with Michele Basora

Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and did you know early on that you would be in the arts, or did you begin as something else? Where there other artists in your family? Michele Basora: Yes, I knew I was an artist at a very young age. My uncle was a visionary artist […]

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Leah Oates Talks Process with Elana Katz

Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and what is your family background? Elana Katz: I come from a family involved in the arts, both of my parents are classical musicians, my grandmother was a painter, my aunt is a poet, and I myself was trained as a classical ballerina as a child, very […]

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Leah Oates Talks Psychology, Solitude with Kristine Marx

Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and did you know early on that you would be in the arts or did you begin as something else? Were there other artists in your family? Kristine Marx: My earliest memories are of painting and drawing, so I always made art. My parents were very encouraging. […]

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Leah Oates in Conversation with Katherine Daniels

Leah Oates: What was your background, and what has been your progression as an artist? Were there any creative types in your family, and when did you know you were going to be an artist? Katherine Daniels: I grew up in Huntington, West Virginia. I was always drawing. As I was bad at sports and was […]

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Leah Oates Talks NYC Culture With Momenta’s Eric Heist

Leah Oates: How did Momenta form and what is the mission of the gallery? Eric Heist: Momenta began in 1986 as a group of five young artists in Philadelphia that were interested in having some critical dialog about their work after undergraduate school. We were working day jobs and felt isolated in our studios with […]

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Leah Oates In Conversation with Greg Sholette

Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and what is your family background? Greg Sholette: To be honest, growing up outside Philadelphia watching Jacques Cousteau specials on television, my real childhood ambition was to become a marine biologist not an artist. You know, slip on a wetsuit, jump in a submersible, discover new types […]

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Leah Oates Talks Work with Maddy Rosenberg

Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and what is your family background? Maddy Rosenberg: I can’t say I was conscious of a point where I “became” an artist, as I don’t remember a time when I didn’t make art. I would spend time after school or during summer breaks designing and constructing puppet […]

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Leah Oates Talks to Danny Simmons Jr. of Curate NYC

Leah Oates: You are one of the creators and founders of Curate NYC. How did the idea for Curate NYC take shape and how do you envision Curate NYC growing in the future? Danny Simmons Jr.: Curate NYC took shape when Brian Tate my partner and fellow founder of Curate NYC saw a request for […]

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Leah Oates Interviews Kristen Copham

Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and what is your family background?  Kristen Copham: I have identified myself as an artist for as long as I can remember.  I had strong drawing skills as a kid, so I benefited from early encouragement.  I now find the title to be a little vague and commonplace, […]

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