The Cerebral Women podcast takes listeners on a cerebral journey into the visual art world.


Episodes feature an array of artists, mainly artists of color and female artists as well as art advisors, collectors, critics, curators, gallerists and museum professionals.


Listeners are offered unique opportunities to better understand the artist’s narrative as they hear their insights and perspectives on various subjects. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to hear art professionals share their experiences, challenges and joys of working with artists and navigating the visual art world.


Photo credit: Hillary Dvorkin
Photo credit: Hillary Dvorkin

A Conversation with Nate Lewis

In episode 3 we feature visual artist Nate Lewis. His first solo exhibition is opening March 1, 2020 at the Fridman Gallery in Manhattan. He is currently in several group shows including the Smithsonian Institution Group traveling show and 21 c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati. For further details see links provided.

‘Nate Lewis explores history through patterns, textures, and rhythm, creating meditations of celebration and lamentations.’

His work is complex and layered, compelling the viewer to study it more closely. Before pursuing his art practice Nate was a nurse working with patients in various intensive care units. While feeding his passion to support the life of humans he discovered his passion to create art. Listening to his interview you will be entertained and intrigued by his journey from nurse to artist and the initial challenges of creating his work.

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A Conversation with Deborah Brown

In our second episode of the Cerebral Women Podcast, we interview Brooklyn based figurative painter Deborah Brown. Her many accomplishments as an artist are impressive, as is her unrelenting advocacy and support of artists. Her paintings are in many museum, private and corporate collections. She has been a visiting artist and lecturer at several universities including Hunter College, Pace University, Columbia University, among others. She has been acknowledged in several publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America and Juxtapose Magazine. In 2020, Deborah was accepted into the prestigious Shandaken Projects fellowship where she will spend six months in a series of group discussions between faculty and fellows. Her passion to support other artists both financially and intellectually is sincere and consistent. In this podcast Deborah shares with us her insightful perspectives on the art world.


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A Conversation with Renee Cox

In an inaugural episode of the Cerebral Women Podcast, we interview artist, photographer and lecturer Renee Cox. She shares her opinion on several topics revealing her critical views on female sexuality, beauty, power and humanity. Her current body of work includes her provocative photography uniquely manipulated by technology. The New York Times recently invited Renee to photograph Nick Cave for one of the four covers of ‘T’s 2019 Greats Issue’ and published a story about her in the Style Magazine titled ‘An Artist Shares Her Most Striking Images of the Decade’. Among many of her distinguished accomplishments, Renee is known for using her naked body as the subject matter which has sometimes been considered controversial and politically incorrect. In 2001 her “YO Mama’s Last Supper” (1996), at the Brooklyn Museum prompted former Mayor Rudy Giuliani to support implementation of “decency standards” at New York City art institutions. This candid and direct discussion sheds light on the sharp tone of her narrative and her ability to instill a lasting impression on students and audiences. Renee is a full time Professor of Photography at Columbia University.

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