Founded in 2017, INERTIA is a web-based artist to artist interview platform. We work to demystify studio practices and allow for conversation outside of critical dialogue. Looking behind the scenes, INERTIA allows readers insight into the creative process, the struggles associated, and how artists keep it all going. Interviews often highlight and emphasise women and those that may not otherwise have adequate access to press opportunities, including LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities. Baltimore, Maryland is the geographic homebase for INERTIA and we make an effort to document it’s rich, creative community. Artists featured are both local and national, strengthening the connective fibers between contemporary artists working in different creative contexts and those that support them. In addition to offering this lesser seen view of the creative process, INERTIA is archiving artwork as it is being made and exhibitions as they happen.
Amy Boone-McCreesh, Founder and Editor
Amy Boone-McCreesh was born on Loring Air Force Base in Maine to a British mother and American father. Currently she is based in Baltimore, MD with interests in the connections between aesthetic leanings within economic and cultural status. She has a heightened visual awareness of the ways people and spaces flaunt class, taste, and access. Amy received her MFA from Towson University in Maryland, and shortly thereafter was awarded a two-year Hamiltonian Artist Fellowship in Washington, DC. Her work has been included in exhibitions across the country, notably at Victori + Mo and Mixed Greens (NY, New York, (2020 and 2015), David B. Smith (Denver,CO, 2021), Transmitter Gallery (Brooklyn, NY, 2015), Transformer Gallery (Washington DC (2015), and Terrault in Baltimore, MD. Her work has been supported by institutional exhibitions at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, Goucher College, in Baltimore, MD and Marymount University in Alexandria, VA. Amy’s large-scale works have been acquired by the Department of State in the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico (Art in Embassies, 2013), Facebook (2019), and Capital One (2018). Her work is featured in New American Paintings (issues 106 and 118) and Handmade Life, published by Thames and Hudson (2016). Amy is also a two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council individual artist award for works on paper. In addition to her own studio practice, Amy has a committed relationship to visual arts education and is currently adjunct faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Nichole Louise, Transcription editor
Nichole received her BA in Integrative Arts with a minor in History from Pennsylvania State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. She has published articles and short stories around the web, most notably in the Journal of the American Revolution. In addition to her book review website, she writes historical fiction, screenplays, spec scripts, and volunteers her writing and design skills to two non-profits, Native Americans in Higher Education & Mentorship and Animal Law Reform South Africa. Nichole currently works in Higher Education and lives in Philadelphia.
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Demographics information on most of the featured participants to date. Gathered via voluntary survey and updated monthly.