INERTIA – Keep Going
INERTIA is a studio visit blog series that aims to make use of a consistent model and series of questions for visual artists. The content of the studio visits will highlight the struggles of a regular studio practice and the drive to keep working. National and International artists are to be featured to examine different approaches to working in the Arts today. Inertia will deliver the content through a compact and easily consumable format, allowing visitors to engage regularly and reliably. Inertia is committed to featuring women in the Arts as well as other underrepresented communities. Inertia is based in Baltimore, Maryland and maintained by visual artist Amy Boone- McCreesh.
Amy Boone-McCreesh, Founder and Editor
Amy is a visual artist in Baltimore, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (2007) and a Masters of Fine Arts from Towson University in Maryland (2010). Amy completed a two-year fellowship for emerging artists with Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington DC (2014), where she exhibited and was included in Scope, Miami and (e)merge DC art fairs (2012,2013). Her work has also been included in exhibitions across the country including a site-specific installation at Mixed Greens (NY, New York, 2015), Transmitter Gallery (Brooklyn, NY, 2015), Transformer Gallery (Washington DC (2015), Dickinson College visiting artist and exhibition (Carlisle, PA 2015), and completed a collaborative site- specific public installation at School 33 in Baltimore, MD (2014) funded by the Rauschenberg Foundation Grant awarded to the non-profit. Amy is also interested in curatorial ventures and has curated exhibitions at Maryland Art Place (2011) and Terrault Contemporary (Baltimore, MD, 2015). Recent collections include the Department of State, U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico (Art in Embassies, 2013). Recent publications and features include New American Paintings (issues 106 and 118) and The Craft Companion, published by Thames and Hudson Australia (2015). Amy is currently adjunct faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art, where she has received a Marcella Brenner Faculty Grant (2014) to further her artistic practice.
Nichole Louise, Transcription editor
Nichole Louise received her BA in Integrative Arts with a minor in History from Pennsylvania State University, and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. Her first novel, The Crash of Hard Water, received Thesis with Distinction from Rosemont College. Nichole has also written for the Journal of the American Revolution, flashfiction.net, and Danse Macabre Du Jour to name a few. With a love of the Arts and exploring the processes of artists across mediums, Nichole brings her editing and writing expertise as Transcription Editor for Inertia.
Sammy Polinski, Summer 2018 Intern
Sammy Polinsky is a rising senior at Dickinson College where she studies Studio Art and English Literature. She utilizes both majors to create art that focuses on intersectional feminism and advocating for social issues regarding race, class, mental health, gender, and sexuality. She works across all mediums to create installations, but favors the work she does with embroidery, digital manipulation, clay sculpture, and projector based film and photography. You may find her at late hours eating whatever she can get her hands on. She has a nasty case of eating while sleep walking, which once led to the consumption of a lava lamp.
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Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your profession, location, and a link to your website or any work you do within the Arts.
Before sending an e-mail have a look at each of these categories on the website to ensure you know what to expect from the feature. It is not guaranteed that I can respond to all requests, but if your work is of interest I will contact you directly.
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