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Photograph of Kazuya "Kaz" Morimoto holding a painting and standing in front of a brownstone

Conversations | Kazuya “Kaz” Morimoto On Outdoor Painting and Making a Career Out of Your Art

“Since I started painting in the neighborhood cityscape, through having conversations and communicating with local people, I realized that my cityscape paintings make people happy and mean a lot to locals. It totally changed my approach to my art.” Visual artist Kazuya Morimoto devotes most of his time to painting the streets of New York…

Conversations | Musah Swallah, Rupy C. Tut, and Jason Wyman

“Sharing the impact of personal narratives and challenges on the work being presented and pointing to the smaller narratives that the work is visually and symbolically built on keeps the audience engaged, and offers to share the layered existence of immigrant artists.” – Rupy C. Tut Visual artist Musah Swallah (IAP Newark ’18) recently collaborated…

Conversations | Wo Chan a.k.a Pearl Harbor

“What does it mean to center artists and the arts as a community resource? I think this is important and ever-evolving work.” In the spirit of Asian and Pacific Island American Heritage Month in May and LGBTQ Pride Month in June, we spoke with NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Wo Chan (Poetry ’17) about cultivating kinship with…

Conversations | Desirée Alvarez

“I think it’s an opportune moment to be reading, since we need escape and uplift right now. Sharing poetry and other writing online, whether by recording, video, or in print will find an eager audience.” Three-time NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Desirée Alvarez (Printmaking/Drawings/Artist Books ’97, ’03 and Poetry ’11) talked to NYFA Learning about the challenges of…