Posts Tagged ‘interviews’

365 Days of Art: February 10 – Basquiat Appears on Cover of New York Times Magazine

February 10, 2014

February 10, 1985 Jean-Michel Basquiat appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in a feature entitled “New Art, New Money: The Marketing of an American Artist”: Since I was seventeen, I thought I might be a star. I’d think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix. . . . I had […]

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Creative Team Presents Findings of LGBT Survey at Museum of Motherhood

November 26, 2012

Mothers of gay, lesbian, and bisexual children from all over the United States spoke out at the Museum of Motherhood in New York City, without ever leaving their homes. Their opinions on learning that their children were gay were given voice by the creative team of Maura McGurk and Mia Grottola, who conducted an anonymous […]

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Listen to Your Mother Survey: Some Excerpts

November 9, 2012

Video by John Roberts. This video encapsulates many of the responses Mia and I received to our anonymous online survey of mothers of gay children. At this point in history, it could be argued that it’s never been easier to tell your parents you’re gay. But Mia and I can tell you from personal experience […]

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Superheroes and Political Art

August 10, 2011

I love my EW magazine, and here’s one more reason: the July 29 issue features an article called “So One Comic-Book Legend Said to the Other…” that got me thinking about the connection between superheroes and political art. The article is a conversation between authors Neil Gaiman, who is, incidentally, a favorite of my old […]

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Maura McGurk Interviewed by The Norwich Bulletin

May 6, 2011

Maura McGurk and other artists discuss their views of the judging of the Lincoln portrait contest sponsored by the Slater Museum in Norwich, CT. The Slater has defended itself against charges by the artists and others that it acted in an unethical manner by changing the contest rules, and notifying the participating artists of the […]

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Maura McGurk’s First Solo Show: Pride and Prejudice, An Exhibition on Gay Bullying

February 17, 2011

Maura McGurk’s first solo exhibition will feature paintings created in response to gay bullying. McGurk began this body of work in fall of 2010, on the heels of several suicides by teenaged boys who had been bullied by classmates. These suicides were well-publicized due to their sheer number and proximity in time: five suicides in […]

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The Only Art Worth Doing Is the Art That Makes Things Better: An Interview with Maura McGurk

February 7, 2011

In an interview with fellow artist Gina Marie Dunn, Maura McGurk discusses her creative process and inspirations for creating political art. She also considers some practical issues about being a fine artist, and, true to form, even finds a way to reference the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry. Please access the full interview here.       […]

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Taking a Leap: An Interview on the Creative Life with Liz DeBetta

October 16, 2010

I recently spoke about creativity with the multi-talented Liz DeBetta, actress, costume designer, founder of Rosie J. Designs, consultant and coach. Liz, you’re an actor, you make beautiful costumes for plays.  I know you’ve fairly recently jumped back into this creative life, after being on a break for a while.  Can you talk about how […]

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Maura McGurk’s Sketchbook to Tour U.S.

October 2, 2010

New York artist Maura McGurk has created a sketchbook as part of The Sketchbook Project, sponsored by the Art House Co-op, which will tour various cities around the U.S. McGurk says:  “My sketchbook contains collages, drawings, and writings about my daily life from the fall and winter of 2009.  They reflect my individual concerns and […]

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Maura McGurk interviewed by

October 1, 2010

“…Maura is talking about her love for Italy. Besides being moved by the light alone, she has become enthralled with the generosity of the people, the food and the vivacious appreciation for life. Having visited Italy as an assistant painting teacher to Tony Miraglia with UMass Dartmouth’s Sicily program, McGurk, as well as her work, […]

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Caring for Outdoor Sculptures: An Interview with John Campbell by Richard McCoy

September 27, 2010

My close friend John Campbell, Head of Conservation at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX was recently interviewed by another friend, Richard McCoy, Associate Conservator of Objects & Variable Art (how’s that for a title?) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The interview is a really smart discussion between two guys who know their […]

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Maura McGurk Quoted on Prop 8 Decision

August 24, 2010

…Maura McGurk was among protesters in New York City who turned out within hours of the historic victory. “I’m so thrilled,” McGurk said. “I feel validated. The right thing was done, and now people realize it. My blood is pumping, and another hurdle is cleared. I’m one step closer to marrying my girlfriend Mia.”… Read […]

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