Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author, and curator. A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela.
Brito has been selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world.
She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art.
In 2019 she created and hosted “The “C” Files with Maria Brito”, a TV and streaming series for PBS’s new station “ALL ARTS”.
Maria and her projects have been featured extensively in national and international publications including The New York Times Style Section, T: The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, W Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, The Economist, Interview Magazine, VOGUE and more.
Jackie Sanders is an abstract artist based in Raleigh, NC. Her work explores the layering and manipulation of organic and geometric forms as a way to transform life’s mundane moments into memorable experiences. She is the co-host of the Art Studio Insights Podcast and the co-founder of the Level Up Artist community.
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Episode 165 features Hallie Hart, a global artist that has shown in over twelve countries. She recently exhibited her US Flag exhibition titled “Unity” in her House of Hart gallery in Aspen, Colorado. “Unity” is now a national exhibition and will begin May touring the United States with a Documentary film crew that will capture the backdrop of the cross country exhibition and shares the message of compassion in these divisive times.
Hallie Hart is an American-born artist from New York City. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an M.A. in English Literature. Beyond her passion for creative writing, Hart is deeply engaged in the canon of abstract expressionism. Hart interned for a painter in Holland, sparking a dedication to abstraction that led her to build a name for herself as a prominent international, abstract painter.
Aligning with first-generation New York School abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Hart continues the tradition of gestural expressionism as a tool to channel perceptual experiences into moments; paintings. She sometimes suspends from a catwalk to approach the larger scale paintings from above the canvas, using only her hands to manipulate, flick, splatter, or throw paint. Hart stains unprimed canvases with acrylics with the use of multiple water devices, leaving each piece with a common thread, that of a three-dimensional feel.
Hart is a global artist and has shown in over twelve countries. She recently exhibited her US Flag exhibition titled “Unity” in her House of Hart gallery in Aspen, Colorado. “Unity” is now a national exhibition and will begin May touring the United States with a Documentary film crew that will capture the backdrop of the cross country exhibition and shares the message of compassion in these divisive times.
Hart is also working towards a solo sculpture and fine art exhibition at the Museo del Parco in Portofino, where she will be inducted as the first American woman at the unveiling in the fall of 2021. Hart will also be represented by the museum at The Florence Biennale 2021.