Hello Atelier 029
Visiting Glyneisha’s studio, we were treated to the site of a number of finished pieces and works in progress. As I looked through a stack of work leaning haphazardly against a wall, I was struck by how colorful and large her collages are. As much as I liked Glyneisha’s work when I saw it on her website, to see it in person helped me understand why this young artist’s career is taking off.
Glyneisha is a current studio resident with the Charlotte Street Foundation, so her space is just one of a number of artist cubicles. And while the space was divided like an office, there were no file cabinets or computers to be found, just wall-to-wall art materials. In this setting we spoke about the teachers who have been influential in Glyneisha’s life, her passion for sharing the black experience through her work and artists that she looks up to as father figures.
In this episode:
- Glyneisha Johnson: Check out Glyneisha’s work on her website.
- Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency Program: Learn more about the Kansas City organization that grants free studio spaces to artists.
- Romare Bearden: An artist that inspired Glyneisha to work with collage and who she viewed as a father figure.
- Kerry James Marshall: An artist who heavily influenced Glyneisha. He recently had a major retrospective exhibition of his work shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Carrie Mae Weems: A photographer whose work Glyneisha admires, this artist also works with video and installations.
- Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art: The museum who recently purchased Glyneisha’s work, The Help.
- The Writer’s Place: The literary community center which hosted a show that paired Glyneisha’s work with local poets.