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Episode 8: Timothy Harding

Timothy Harding is a Fort Worth-based artist who uses line, color, pattern and repetition to create depth and space in paintings, reliefs and sculptural installations. A native Texan, Timothy received his BFA from Texas Woman’s University and his MFA from Texas Christian University. He’s been the recipient of both a Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Microgrant, as well as a Kimbrough Fund Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art, where he is currently completing a residency in the museum’s Center for Creative Connections. He is represented in Dallas by Cris Worley Fine Art.

I recently sat down with Timothy at his Fort Worth studio where we discussed his residency at the Vermont Studio Center, life in college towns, grids, Xacto knives and students who wear chaps.

Website: timothyevanharding.com

Instagram: @timothy.harding

 

Episode 2: Pamela Nelson

Pamela Nelson is a Dallas-based artist who uses pattern, rhythm and repetition to make brightly colored pieces that draw inspiration from textiles from around the world. A native Texan, Pamela completed her BFA at Southern Methodist University. In addition to exhibitions in more than 100 venues, her commissions can be seen at some of Dallas’ highest trafficked destinations, including DFW International Airport, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and NorthPark Center. Pamela has a long history of service to the arts, including co-founding the Stewpot Open Art Program for the homeless in Dallas and ten years of service as Vice-Chair of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the agency that reviews proposed designs for memorials in our nation’s capitol. Among her many recognitions, Pamela received the Legends Award from the Dallas Contemporary in 2000. She is currently represented by Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas.

I recently sat down with Pamela at her studio in a converted apartment off of Turtle Creek where we discussed her childhood in Dallas, her grandmother’s influence, the challenges of commissions, the universal language of art, the importance of family and the menagerie of places where she has tried to set up a studio.

Website: pamelahnelson.com

Instagram: @pamelanlsn

Episode 1: Steven Charles

Steven Charles is a British-born artist who recently returned to Dallas after twenty years in New York. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of North Texas and his MFA from Temple University. During his time in New York, Steven was the recipient of both a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and an Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In addition, he has repeatedly served as a guest lecturer at the School of the Visual Arts in New York. After selling out his first solo shows in Brooklyn, Steven was added to the roster at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea where he was part of multiple group and solo exhibitions over the course of a decade. His work has been reviewed in many of the art world’s top publications, including the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Art in America. He is currently represented by Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas.

I recently sat down with Steven in his Dallas studio where we discussed his childhood in Liverpool, adjusting to life in Texas, blue-collar work ethic, formative years studying art in Rome, sold-out shows, black town cars, reaction-based art process and trying to live a life without regrets.

Instagram: @stevencharlesstudio