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An Eclectic Show Features Sound Sculptures, Collages, and Toy Assemblages for the BBA Artist Prize

A broad, varied collection of work from 20 emerging artists converges in a group exhibition for the sixth-annual BBA Artist Prize. Living in ten countries and working across mediums, this year's finalists include Steve Parker’s touch-activated horn sculptures, Fiona White’s vivid collaged paintings,

An Annual Exhibition Features Over 1,000 Illustrated Coasters at Nucleus Portland

Each year Nucleus Portland tasks hundreds of artists with creating original works on a miniature canvas usually reserved for dewy beverages. Salut! harnesses the friendly camaraderie associated with the word and gathers more than 1,000 coasters illustrated in an expansive variety of styles, includin

Thinkspace Presents ‘Cluster Fudge': A New Body of Paintings and Articulated Figures by Reen Barrera

Candid, passionate, and uninhibited, Ohlala is the character at the center of Reen Barrera’s practice. The recurring figure functions as a vessel for the artist's own experiences and emotions, which culminate in portraits rendered in acrylic, oil, aerosol and wooden figurines that stand a few

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June 2021 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you'd like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at hello@colossal.art. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter. Open

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Enchanting Scenes Combine Multiple Precisely Carved Woodblocks into Full-Color Prints

Valerie Lueth, who's behind the Pittsburgh-based Tugboat Printshop (previously), continues to cultivate dreamy scenarios painstakingly printed with intricately carved woodblocks. Her recent creations include a distant truss bridge peeking through vegetation, a whimsically intertwined pair of trees—n

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An Exhibition Pairs Two Indigenous Artists to Explore the Power of Socially Engaged Artmaking

A monumental patchwork wolf, warriors sparring with a fang-bearing snake, and an abstract woolen tapestry made of restored blankets comprise Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, which opens this weekend at the Denver Art Museum. The expansive exhibition—featuring 26 mixed-media sculpture

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The Gaze: Barry Jenkins Directs a Stunning Film that Preserves the Legacy of Black Ancestors

At the heart of Barry Jenkins’s extraordinarily moving new film is "the Black gaze; or the gaze distilled." The Oscar-winning director shot the standalone project while filming the TV adaptation of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad, which premiered on May 14. Notably titled The Gaze,

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Arinze Stanley Speaks to the Indelible Impact of Police Brutality and How Emotion is Key to Change

Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley is known for his hyperrealistic portraits that are arresting in size and emotion and bear broader political messages. Colossal managing editor Grace Ebert spoke with Stanley about his own experiences with police brutality, how he brings his subjects to points of extrem

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May 2021 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you'd like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at hello@colossal.art. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter. Open

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Art Advancing Justice: A Chicago-Based Artwork and Book Sale Raises Money to Build Racial Equity

Following a horrifying number of anti-Asian hate crimes in recent months, a group of artists and activists in Chicago have teamed up for an ongoing fundraiser, Art Advancing Justice. The artwork and book sale is organized by Chicago API Artists United (CAAU) and launched last week with a wave of su

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A Conversation with Curator Tam Gryn Unpacks the Innovative Mix of Art and Retail Behind SHOWFIELDS

SHOWFIELDS head curator Tam Gryn joined us for a conversation about the unique blend of shopping, art, brand activations, and events that drive the innovative retail concept. In this interview, Colossal editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson spoke with Gryn about the efficacy of structuring collaboratio

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April 2021 Opportunities: Grants & Open Calls for Artists

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you'd like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at hello@colossal.art. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter. Open

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Explore the Louvre's Entire Collection of 480,000 Artworks in a New Digital Database

The Louvre just launched a new online database compiling more than 480,000 artworks from its collections and those at the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix and The Tuileries Garden. Spanning Egyptian antiquities and medieval sculpture to Renaissance and modern decorative arts, the free digital catalog

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Jeroen Smeets Shares the Story Behind The Jaunt, the Collaborative Travel Project Sending Artists Around the World

Jeroen Smeets is the founder of The Jaunt, an ongoing travel project that sends artists to new destinations around the globe with the goal of producing a single, hand-pulled screenprint. In this conversation with Colossal editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson, Smeets recounts The Jaunt's first collabor

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A Van Gogh Painting Has Been Unveiled for the First Time Since It Was Painted in 1887

After spending more than a century in a private collection, one of Vincent van Gogh's artworks has been shown to the public for the first time since the Dutch artist painted it in the spring of 1887. "Street scene in Montmartre (Impasse des Deux Frères and the Pepper Mill)" depicts a couple walking

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The New Issue of Create! Magazine Is Out Now

We're delighted at the release of Create! Magazine’s Issue #24, which was curated in part by our editor-in-chief, Christopher Jobson. Colossal readers might recognize some of the artists and photographers featured in the winter edition, including Patty Carroll (previously), Greg Olijnyk (previously)