Artist Q&A, The Woven Tale Press

Michael Kesselman

Michael Kesselman loves going to his studio at the Peninsula Museum of Art (PMA) in Burlingame, California. There, he has a clear and simple purpose: create art. It also helps that the studio is only a seven-minute drive from his home. “I leave my window open so I can spit sunflower seeds, but my car is filthy because the wind spits them back inside,” says Kesselman. “That, for me, is art. For all the energy and intention, my car still looks like an ashtray. It’s funny, ironic and mundane, yet somehow beautiful.”

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Artist Q&A, The Woven Tale Press

Q&A with Nguyen Thi Mai

Nguyen Thi Mai is a self-taught, Vietnamese artist focusing on acrylic and lacquer painting. In 2004, she committed to creating art, moving from Singapore to Hanoi, where she took lessons in oil painting at the Art & Lacquer Club. She has participated in the Beijing International Art Biennale, and her artwork has been featured at group exhibitions at the Vietnam Fine Art Association and Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Association. She has had solo exhibits at the Fine Art Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, l’Espace Hanoi, and the Viet Art Center. Her paintings have also appeared in various art magazines in Europe and the United States.

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Artist Q&A, The Woven Tale Press

Q&A with Greg Skol

For the past thirty years, Greg Skol has been an artist, working in Los Angeles and San Francisco before eventually settling in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1990. His artwork has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, and other cities. The Albuquerque Museum; Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas; Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts; and Knoxville Museum of Art have all collected his work. His paintings and collages have been featured in periodicals and books, including New American Paintings, Art Journey New Mexico, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and Design & Architecture. His artwork is held in numerous private and corporate collections. He studied at the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League of New York.

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