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Curator on the Go Podcast

Release Date: 09/17/2019

Hello and welcome to Curator on the Go Podcast - a show for artists and art professionals who are ready to build a thriving art career and business while doing something they are passionate about. If you are ready to set goals, find your artistic voice, brand, and niche, understand how to price and sell your products and services, and change your life – you are in the right place! This podcast will also appeal to anyone who loves art and interested to learn more about the business side of the art world.  Art and entrepreneurship are the two key things any community must have! My goal is to provide the environment that supports both and that will later help fund local art projects.  

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Episode 22 - Interview with Christine Lieu 

Christine Lieu is an expert behind CL Designs. She is a Toronto-based graphic designer who's traded in climbing the corporate ladder for climbing mountains around the world. She helps lifestyle businesses realize their vision and connect with the people most important to them through branding, web design, and social content creation, with a holistic brand 360 perspective. Saying no to dull and clunky visuals and yes to consistency, creativity and efficiency forms the core of her approach. Christine is also the host of the Brand Party Podcast where guests and her share fun, honest, to-the-point branding tips you can implement RIGHT AWAY!

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Episode 21 - Interview with Lori Burke

Throughout her life, Lori has always had a passion for painting. The creative process itself captivates her. She loves abstract and mixed media paintings in acrylics. Lori’s focus is often the drama and tension between color and light. She is inspired by natural elements, fire, water, sky, sand, and wind... She 'feels' her art. Lori is intuitive so her ideas develop in dreams and strong impulses that must come out. She loves and lives to paint and is humbled and grateful daily for all those that support her!

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Episode 21 - Interview with Madeleine Gross

Madeleine customizes her photographs with paint in a way designed to abstract landscapes but without completely abstracting reality. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design where she gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Madeleine intuitively applies gesture, texture, color, and strokes with paint with the idea of emulating an immersive reality for viewers and in turn induces the sensation of actually being there just by looking. The inspiration she finds in nature, light and the effortlessly entertaining pastime of people watching can be felt in her images; with textural color layers and a realistic movement, her images embody the ripped water from a jet sky, ocean waves, the fresh beach breeze. Positive connotations are at the heart of her work, with each of the photographs taken on her trips across the globe, all enhanced by a warm and bright palette applied through a few happy strokes of a brush. Her past clients are KitKat Canada, Fashion Magazine Canada, i-D Magazine, Nike Air Society, Roads Group, among others. Her work was featured at CBC Arts, Fashion Magazine, Saatchi Art, Interview Magazine Germany, Redmilk, etc.

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Episode 20 - Interview with Roshni Wijayasinha

Roshni specializes in large abstract expressionist paintings that are inspired by nature and its energy. Using acrylic and mixed media, these paintings experiment with light, colors, textures, and finishes, and many of her pieces can be transformed under a black light, or glow in the dark. She’s painted live at ArtBattle Toronto, ArtBoxEvents, and Fresh Paint’s Live Painting Jam where she placed first, and her work has been featured at several juried exhibits and galleries across North America, in product launches, at a food festival, in a Hilton Hotel permanent collection, in an art publication, and can be found on the streets of Toronto on traffic boxes, curbside planters, and murals. She is also a founder of Prosh Marketing - a marketing and consulting services that help startups and small businesses realize their potentials.

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Episode 19 - Interview with Eyal Liebman

Eyal Liebman is a Toronto-based Private Chef who believes in rocking the boat when it comes to the Toronto food industry: "Food & Art do not exist outside of Politics." To be an artist is to be a responsible human, and to be a responsible human is to be a critical human, which in this case involves sourcing ethically raised produce & establishing connections with and supporting other artists in our like-minded journeys.

Eyal chooses to care about the meal in its entirety. In this way, Eyal’s food crosses a line into critical art – in the ways the ingredients are sourced, why certain dishes are included in a menu at certain dinner tables with certain people, the messages conveyed through beautiful plates ... it all has intentional meaning and storyline. The narrative of every menu Eyal creates never repeats and is best described as consistently inconsistent - there is only one original menu for each event. Eyal believes that it’s hard to convince people that food can be an art medium beyond the fact of pretty plates and that food is cultural and has so much to do with politics.

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Episode 18 - Goals Setting

Today is the last day of 2019. Each new year offers an exciting opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings, which is probably why we all look forward to New Year’s Eve so much. It's important, to celebrate all of your experiences from 2019 and to welcome the new year ahead. This solo episode will be a quick chat about the goal setting and how we can create a vision of our future. Using the vision map and a list of skills you have - we will talk about the ways to structure your upcoming year and feel happy about what you are doing. Enjoy!

Click on the link to listen to this episode: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12571973.

Episode 17 - Interview with Emily Carriere

Emily Carriere creates intricate cut out vinyl and acrylic artworks. She works intuitively, letting the process take over, which allows the work to reveal itself through the natural progression of experimentation. The results are abstract images which can be interpreted in an endless variety of ways depending on the viewers’ experiences, memories, and histories.

Emily's work explores the notion that the final element completing a work of art is the viewer. The artworks feature intricately cut and layered forms, refraining from any direct reference and yet feeling ingrained with familiarity and meaning. The juxtaposition of organic and symmetrical forms manipulated through technology, her own hand and the use of both traditional and commercial materials creates ambiguous, enticing & eerie forms reminiscent of Rorschach blots. Ultimately the viewer’s interpretation imbues the work of art with emotion and meaning.

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Episode 16 - Interview with Nicholas William

Today, I had the pleasure of speaking to US-based artist Nicholas William. From his early simple shapes to his current smooth line-work, Nicholas’ studio practice has now grown into something that feels familiar but removed from its standard context. Curiosity, communication, Micro-Cultures, Digital Technologies, and Education. This is where Nicholas's inspiration comes from. Over the years, Nicholas presented his work in a number of solo and group shows and sold art to private collectors across the globe.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12432017.

Episode 15 - Selling Art in Galleries VS Selling Independently

Today I decided to have a solo episode and discuss the question that I am asked every day – should artists work with an art gallery or sell independently or with help of an art agent, art dealer or any other professional outside the traditional gallery setting? Let’s dive into discussing the pros and cons of working with the gallery and how artists can be successful by selling independently via social media, website, newsletter, by working with an art agent, etc.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12323360.

Episode 14 - Dani Febres

Dani is Venezuelan-Canadian and was always passionate about art. She believes that life is even more beautiful when it's colorful, and, through her art practice, Dani fuels her paintings' surroundings with joy and happiness! She believes that you can set the mood of a space with an artwork that is created with positive energy, one that has a purpose and that tells a story. Dani’s artwork lived mainly in Canada, Venezuela, and the United States, but now it lives across the world. I hope this episode will inspire you to look at life and see it even more beautiful when it’s colorful. Dani is an emerging artist, who started showing her works last year, but her passion to make an impact and share her joy and positive attitude will not leave you indifferent!

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12236171.

Episode 13 - Jacques Descoteaux

For over 25 years, Jacques was the accountant by day, the artist by night. He came from an artistic family and has studied under a number of professional artists - collectively, they all helped Jacques found his artistic voice. From watercolor to pastel to oil paints and a few other media, Jacques’ painting style has evolved over time, but it’s always been influenced by his first studies in watercolor. His paintings are an exploration of color, of light, of rhythms and patterns, of movement and space. Jacques is inspired by the landscape, but his paintings go beyond the landscape – they are about memory and transport you to imagined places, to imaginary moments. Over the years, he presented his work in a number of solo and group shows and sold art to private collectors in Canada and the US. When we recorded this interview, Jacques was at his art residency in Ireland. So, bear that in mind. When he describes what he does and how he paints “here” – he is talking about his art residency.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12180698.

Episode 12 - David Brown

David Brown is a Toronto-based visual artist with a 25-year award-winning career in the international art and design industry. David’s abstract encaustic paintings have been shown at numerous galleries and museums across Canada and the U.S. Recently he had a solo exhibition at The Painting Center in NYC. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections in North America, Europe, and Asia. The products he designed have been sold across North America, and his work has been published in books and magazines throughout Canada and the United States, such as Azure, Canadian Art, Style at Home, House and Home and The Toronto Star to name a few.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12090665.

Episode 11 - Philip Jacobs

Philip Jacobs is a Toronto-based mental and spiritual health advocate, sound therapist, and musician. His first real Love and Relationship is with Music, Sound, and Vibration. He later graduated from Toronto’s Institute of Traditional Medicine and had extended training and practical experience in China and Guatemala. Philip combines his love of music with his training in Herbal Medicine, Mindfulness, Relational Psycho-Somatic Therapy and experience with Sound Therapy to create and facilitate a unique client experience. Currently, Philip is returning to his roots of Song Composition, Recording and Performing and is working on releasing an album in support of his Mental and Spiritual Health Advocacy.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12032759.

Episode 10 - Robbie Kaye

Robbie Kaye is a classically trained pianist who later turned to photography looking for visual melodies. Drawn to finding beauty in unexpected places, Robbie works to intrigue, inspire, and evoke a reaction from the viewer and sees her photography as a way to contribute beauty, create change and give exposure to societal issues. Robbie also creates fine art and her artwork is inspired by the unpredictability and intensity of the sea and the playfulness and beauty of nature. Robbie’s work is currently represented by The Brittany Davis Gallery in Ojai, CA. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Boston, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, London, and Spain.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11992850.

Episode 9 - Jana Stern

Jana Stern is a Toronto-based certified Life Activation Practitioner, metaphysical energetic healer, meditation guide, and self-love councilor. She has been traveling through her journey of living with and healing from her version of mental unwellness & eating disorders for more than ten years. During that time, Jana received a multitude of healings & tools that had such a profound effect on her life, that she made it her life's work to learn them so that she is now able to use those tools to help others transform their lives!

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11927828.

Episode 8 - Monica Shulman

Monica Shulman is a self-taught photographer and abstract expressionist painter who has been creating art in various mediums for over 25 years. She believes in the power of art to create a moment and to evoke emotion. Her work is energetic and playful and reflects her interest in flawed beauty rather than perfection. Using strong colors and contrasts, coupled with heavy, sculptural layering, Monica strives to create connection and movement in each piece.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11888570.

Episode 7 - Linds Miyo

Born and raised in California, her work strives to evoke the strong, direct light of her childhood. A trauma survivor, Linds is interested in the balance between intention and that which is beyond our control, the meeting place between our best efforts and happenstance. She often uses broad representational panes of textured black in her work, washing layers of color over top - folding the dark relief of the past into multi-dimensional present-day, with honesty, happiness, and sparkle. Linds Miyo lives and works in Toronto and is currently in a studio residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11802473.

Episode 6 - Nik Torres

Born in Colombia and raised in Canada, Nik takes as inspiration her life experiences of migration and self-discovery. She finds ways through color and texture to create an abstract narrative that allows her to reconcile with her own mental health and constant emotional state. ​Throughout the years, her work has evolved into a much deeper emotional practice with a goal to bring the viewer into a personal comfortable and serene place where they can aim to appease their own internal battles. Nik wants to use her work as a visual anchor and reminder that life has serene moments even in darkness.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11733611.

Episode 5 - Koa

Today’s podcast is special as I will be talking about a very special local artist. His name is Koa and he is a little parrot who creates unique abstract paintings that are sold all over the world (swipe right to see more images of Koa and his artworks). I talked to Koa’s owner Gee and she shared Koa’s incredible story that you for sure have to listen to.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11644562.

Episode 4 - Interview with Sylvia Cohen.

Montreal-based artist Sylvia Cohen combines a love of painting and observation to give life to her images. Her work is largely influenced by the fashion world. Portraits of women are Sylvia’s main focus as well as a process of finding beauty in everyday life and capturing the moment.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11549378.

Episode 3 - Interview with Ladislas Chachignot.

Ladislas is a French digital and traditional artist based in Barcelona who mixes various techniques to experiment and create vivid and bold artworks. Ladislas exhibited in various cities like Paris, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Mexico, and Barcelona and worked with various clients like Adobe, Make Up For Ever, Wired Magazine, Universal Music France, Sony Pictures, among others.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11467805.

Episode 2 - Starving Artist Myth.

Today I will be talking about the Starving Artist Myth and why it’s important to erase it today. 

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11391710.

Episode 1 - Intro.

Hello and welcome to the very first episode of Curator on the Go Podcast. Today I am launching my dream project that has been on my mind and in my heart for a very long time.

Click on the link to listen to this episode: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/11348804.