Foreground/Background with Noah Scalin

Foreground/Background with Noah Scalin

foregroundbackground.art
Artist Noah Scalin interviews fellow artists about their experiences navigating the art world.


Terry Border
May 26 • 76 min
Terry Border worked in the commercial photography industry for a dozen years before leaving it to follow more artistic ambitions. He began his world famous Bent Objects project in 2006 and since then he has published many, many books of his art He also…
Kat Roma Greer
May 4 • 67 min
Kat Roma Greer is based in Hong Kong and works as an urban disruptor and curator of public art interventions for positive social change. She is the founder and artistic director of Micro Galleries, curator of Urban Nasty, and was named as one of…
Sarah Cameron Sunde
Mar 24 • 62 min
Sarah Cameron Sunde is an interdisciplinary artist and director working at the intersection of performance, video and public art, including her project 36.5 /A Durational Performance with the Sea, which is an ongoing work spanning seven years and six…
Alfonso Pérez Acosta
Feb 28 • 70 min
Alfonso Pérez Acosta is a Colombian artist who received a Fine Arts Degree as well as a Masters in Education in Bogotá. Since 2007, he has been actively involved in art education as a teacher for elementary, middle and high school groups at various…
Mica Scalin
Jan 20 • 70 min
Mica Scalin is an innovator in the use of art and media for community engagement and creative development. She also happens to be my sister! She was among the first producers hired by NBC Universal Digital Studios, she launched social media strategy at…
010: Ika Vantiani
Dec 16, 2019 • 63 min
Ika Vantiani is a self-taught artist from Jakarta, Indonesia with an extensive communications background who now mostly works with what’s available within her surroundings. Her work sparks conversations related to women, media, consumption and art in…
009: Taraka Larson
Nov 19, 2019 • 68 min
*Heads up, this episode has a lot of not safe for work language, so headphones on! Taraka Larson is most well known for the band Prince Rama, a collaborative, decade-long project made up of herself and sister, Nimai. Her visual art practice, an extension…
008: Rob Tarbell
Sep 4, 2019 • 61 min
Rob Tarbell has been recognized for developing unique and unorthodox processes involving the indirect manipulation and exploitation of the inherent material properties of smoke and porcelain. Tarbell’s work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions and…
007: Jenny Kendler
Jul 15, 2019 • 67 min
Jenny Kendler is an interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist, naturalist and wild forager who lives in Chicago and various forests. Jenny holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as a BFA from The Maryland Institute…
006: Joe Seipel
May 23, 2019 • 60 min
Joe Seipel is a sculptor and conceptual artist who served as a Virginia Commonwealth University faculty member for over 40 years, including 17 years as chair of the sculpture department, 8 ½ years as the Senior Associate Dean of the School of the Arts.…
005: Pallavi Sen
Apr 24, 2019 • 63 min
Pallavi Sen is a multi-talented artist from Bombay, India who works with installation, printmaking, textiles, and intuitive movement. Pallavi has obtained an array of creative jobs in addition to receiving a handful of artist residencies and currently…
004: Matt Bilfield
Mar 28, 2019 • 65 min
Matt Bilfield is self-described fastidious minimalist. He is an LA based artist who combines pointillism with wood dowels to create dynamic, dimensional images. His work has been internationally showcased in multiple galleries and when he’s not fitting…
003: Eva Rocha
Feb 22, 2019 • 67 min
On this episode I’m interviewing Eva Rocha. Eva is a multimedia artist from Brazil who’s studied Theater, Cultural Studies, and Fine Art. she has an MFA in Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been shown in museums…
002: George Ferrandi
Jan 22, 2019 • 59 min
On this episode I interview George Ferrandi, a Brooklyn based artist whose performative work focuses on experimental approaches to human imperfections. George currently teaches Sculpture and Performance Art at Pratt Institute, Virginia Commonwealth…
001: Freehand Profit
Aug 15, 2018 • 57 min
Foreground/Background is a conversation between working artists – pulling back the curtain on the real day-to-day efforts that go into making a living from our passions and the realities of dealing with the art word. On this episode I interview Gary…