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Foreground/Background with Noah Scalin

19 EpisodesProduced by Noah ScalinWebsite

Artist Noah Scalin interviews fellow artists about their experiences navigating the art world.

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Talking with Freehand Profit about NFTs

April 19th, 2021


Freehand is an LA based multi-disciplined artist who’s infamous for destroying coveted sneakers to make unique masks - a body of work stemming from a …

Michael-Birch Pierce

March 8th, 2021


Michael-Birch is a fiber artist and fashion designer. Pierce has interned for Diane von Furstenberg, embroidered Christmas decorations for the Obama …

Mim Golub + Chuck Scalin

August 24th, 2020


For this very special episode I’m interviewing my own parents, Mim Golub and Chuck Scalin! Both Mim & Chuck are artists and art educators and …

Jesse Smith

June 30th, 2020


Jesse is an internationally known artist whose goal has always been to translate his skewed perspective of the world onto paper, canvas, concrete or skin. He has been published in almost every tattoo magazine, has won a …

Terry Border

May 26th, 2020


Terry Border worked in the commercial photography industry for a dozen years before leaving it to follow more artistic ambitions. He began his world …

Kat Roma Greer

May 4th, 2020


Kat Roma Greer is based in Hong Kong and works as an urban disruptor and curator of public art interventions for positive social change. She is the founder and artistic director of Micro Galleries, curator of Urban …

Sarah Cameron Sunde

March 24th, 2020


Sarah Cameron Sunde is an interdisciplinary artist and director working at the intersection of performance, video and public art, including her project 36.5 /A Durational Performance with the Sea, which is an ongoing …

Alfonso Pérez Acosta

February 28th, 2020


Alfonso Pérez Acosta is a Colombian artist who received a Fine Arts Degree as well as a Masters in Education in Bogotá. Since 2007, he has been …

Mica Scalin

January 20th, 2020


Mica Scalin is an innovator in the use of art and media for community engagement and creative development. She also happens to be my sister! She was among the first producers hired by NBC Universal Digital Studios, she …

010: Ika Vantiani

December 16th, 2019


Ika Vantiani is a self-taught artist from Jakarta, Indonesia with an extensive communications background who now mostly works with what’s available within her surroundings. Her work sparks conversations related to …

009: Taraka Larson

November 19th, 2019


*Heads up, this episode has a lot of not safe for work language, so headphones on!

Taraka Larson is most well known for the band Prince Rama, a …

008: Rob Tarbell

September 4th, 2019


Rob Tarbell has been recognized for developing unique and unorthodox processes involving the indirect manipulation and exploitation of the inherent …

007: Jenny Kendler

July 15th, 2019


Jenny Kendler is an interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist, naturalist and wild forager who lives in Chicago and various forests. Jenny …

006: Joe Seipel

May 23rd, 2019


Joe Seipel is a sculptor and conceptual artist who served as a Virginia Commonwealth University faculty member for over 40 years, including 17 years …

005: Pallavi Sen

April 24th, 2019


Pallavi Sen is a multi-talented artist from Bombay, India who works with installation, printmaking, textiles, and intuitive movement. Pallavi has …

004: Matt Bilfield

March 28th, 2019


Matt Bilfield is self-described fastidious minimalist. He is an LA based artist who combines pointillism with wood dowels to create dynamic, …

003: Eva Rocha

February 23rd, 2019


On this episode I’m interviewing Eva Rocha. Eva is a multimedia artist from Brazil who’s studied Theater, Cultural Studies, and Fine Art. she has an …

002: George Ferrandi

January 22nd, 2019


On this episode I interview George Ferrandi, a Brooklyn based artist whose performative work focuses on experimental approaches to human …

001: Freehand Profit

August 15th, 2018


Foreground/Background is a conversation between working artists – pulling back the curtain on the real day-to-day efforts that go into making a …

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