Carrie Schneider Adds a Finnish Touch / Art21

Carrie Schneider. “WE (Baltic Version),” 2008. C-print, 58 x 76 in. Courtesy the artist.

Carrie Schneider arrived in Helsinki, Finland already feeling an an intrinsic, intuitive connection with artists from the region. Her one-year Fulbright fellowship (2007-2008) at theFinnish Academy of Fine Arts only intensified her affinity to the style of Finnish women artists, which might be described as emotionally resonant yet visually sparse. Schneider’s experience in Finland not only […]

How Residencies Change an Artist’s Practice / Art21

“Artist in Residence.” Image via jeremyriad.com

In a perfect world, every artist would have an opportunity to take time off and wander into that space outside of reality where creativity blossoms. Few artists make a living off of their work alone, and even so it’s difficult to constantly feel inspired and motivated to make work in your hometown and studio. This […]

Small Town Gay Community / Hyperallergic

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CHICAGO — In the United States, the idea of a rural gay community may bring to mind snapshots from the 2006 documentary Small Town Gay Bar, which captures the goings-on of two gay bars in the rural Deep South. Historically, the gay bar has been a community gathering spot, a place where queers can socialize […]

Response: Art & the Art of Criticism

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Response: Art and the Art of Criticism with Carrie Schneider University of Illinois at Chicago’s I-Space Gallery April 24-May 30, 2009 Alicia recently participated in “Response: Art & the Art of Criticism” at I-Space Gallery (April 24-May 31, 2009), a show that examines the role of the art critic today, and was part of a […]