Articles by Alicia Eler

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Emergency Response

Emergency Response

Alicia Eler speaks with artists Phong Bui and Pinar Yoldas about their individual responses to environmental disasters.

Meg Leary. "Douse the Diva" (video still), 2012. Digital video. Courtesy the artist.

Magic in Rural Southwestern Wisconsin: Meg Leary Sounds Off at ACRE Residency

Magic in Rural Southwestern Wisconsin: Meg Leary Sounds Off at ACRE Residency

Alicia Eler completes her blogging residency by interviewing two-time ACRE resident Meg Leary who “explores the corporeal body of the diva and performer.”

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New Bonds and Studio Space Lead to Creative Leaps: Stacia Yeapanis on Chicago’s BOLT Residency

New Bonds and Studio Space Lead to Creative Leaps: Stacia Yeapanis on Chicago’s BOLT Residency

For the penultimate post in her series on artist residencies, Alicia Eler chats with Stacia Yeapanis about a yearlong residency close to home.

Carrie Schneider. WE (Baltic Version), 2008. C-print, 58 x 76 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Carrie Schneider Adds a Finnish Touch

Carrie Schneider Adds a Finnish Touch

Alicia Eler talks to former Fulbright fellow Carrie Schneider about her time in Finland and affinity to artists from the region.

Aspen Mays. "Punched out stars 1," 14.5 x 11.25 in. Silver gelatin print, unique. Courtesy the artist.

An Earthquake Strikes Aspen Mays’s Starless Fulbright Fellowship to Chile

An Earthquake Strikes Aspen Mays’s Starless Fulbright Fellowship to Chile

Alicia Eler profiles artist and former Fulbright fellow Aspen Mays who traveled to the astronomy capital of the world to make new work.

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From Performance Artist to Object Maker: How Reality Television Changed Young Sun Han’s Practice

From Performance Artist to Object Maker: How Reality Television Changed Young Sun Han’s Practice

Alicia Eler profiles Season 2 “Work of Art” contestant Young Sun Han.

Julie Lequin. ["Title Unknown,"] 2009. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 12 x 9 in. Courtesy the artist.

France is for Phonies: Julie Lequin Isolated in Paris

France is for Phonies: Julie Lequin Isolated in Paris

Alicia Eler profiles artist Julie Lequin whose residency in Paris turned out to be a “jail-made-out-of-gold.”

Christopher Meerdo. "Keflavik, Iceland," 2012. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy the artist.

Christopher Meerdo Experiences the Icelandic Landscape Through the Body of a Decomposing Sperm Whale

Christopher Meerdo Experiences the Icelandic Landscape Through the Body of a Decomposing Sperm Whale

How did a three-month residency in Iceland and a dead whale change the work of Chicago–based artist Christopher Meerdo? Art21′s blogger-in-residence has the story.

"Analogue Tendril" (2012) monoprint, lithograph, silkscreen

Traveling with Peregrine Honig’s American-Argentinian Twin Boys

Traveling with Peregrine Honig’s American-Argentinian Twin Boys

Alicia Eler on the relationship between an artist’s residency in Buenos Aires and blond-haired, blue-eyed boys in the work of Peregrine Honig.

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How Residencies Change an Artist’s Practice

How Residencies Change an Artist’s Practice

Alicia Eler kicks off her blogging residency with some words about the role of residencies in artist’s lives.