Jerusalem Biennale: Noa Arad Yairi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcRHmlc8UM8 Over on our artist talk page we feature interviews from our Art+Soul youtube channel.  Here is our latest from sculpture artist Noa Arad Yairi.  We met Noa in her studio while we were in Israel, where she spoke to use about three series' of her sculpture works that explore feminism, ritual, and what it

Ikon after Icon

Icon After Icon is a contemporary interpretation of ancient iconography.  The Russian collective describe their work as not being reproductions of the classical works, or simply a modern nod to the style, but Traditional Contemporary Art.  The work is created with various mediums – wood, stone, textiles, graffiti, mosaics, frescos and stickers – to form

Silent Soul – Oriano Galloni

Serene oval faces with soft smiles resemble the faces of the saints in ancient iconography.  Yet these sculptures have a strange quality, setting them apart from anything recognizable.  Oriano Galloni found the inspiration for his Silent Souls series in nature.  The artist was walking in an ancient forest when he felt overcome by other-worldly presences. 

Lael Burns

Secret Place Lael Burns’ artwork is delicate dance.  The murky, fleshy shapes and celestial glitter bodies tell a story of opposites that interact.  It is a painful struggle.  Within the intricacy of this exchange, of these gruesome and pleasing elements, there is beauty. “Making art has always been a way for me to process life

IFAF Artist Marianne Lettieri Awarded Silicon Valley Laureate Honor

IFAF artist Marianne Lettieri has been awarded the Sillicon Valley SV Laureate Award.   The award is given by the SV Creates organization to acknowledge achievement in the arts and community involvement that culturally enriches Silicon Valley.  Lettieri teaches workshops at the Community School for Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountainview, California.  Lettieri, a mixed

Marianne Lettieri

Mantle of Iniquities Found objects are what Marianne Lettieri calls, “physical evidence of human preoccupation and temporality.”  This speaks to the artist’s twenty-two years spent in the world of dance and choreography merged with her pursuit of fine art.  Pieces of Lettieri’s sculptures are haunted by their past connection to a human being, like the