EK Interview: Jonny Ruzzo

Jonny Ruzzo  is another fantastic artist who’s work will be making it’s way into the EK Summer Art Show.  His work is as vibrant and colorful as it is meaningful, through his art Jonny explores a great number of questions, regarding sexuality, gender differences, success, companionship and much more.  Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: Erin M. Riley

We have interviewed Erin M Riley twice on Empty Kingdom, making this a hat trick, so it is no surprise that she will be gracing the Empty Kingdom Art Show with a few of her pieces.  Shocking, honest, Erin’s pieces delve into gender roles and stereotypes much deeper than some are willing to do.  Her exploration is nothing…

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EK Interview: Alicia Martin Lopez

This summer we are proud to announce the first Empty Kingdom Art Show at 111 Minna.  Within the show will be a host of fantastic artists, one of whom is Alicia Martin Lopez.  Alicia works with both digital painting and oil, which she describes rather well.  Her work is mysterious and other worldly, she herself…

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EK Interview: Mike Shankman

Here’s what I know about Mike Shankman. He’s a hard working dude. He is patient. He’s talented. He loves painting deeply. I’m not sure if there’s anything else I need to know. Oh, and I do also know his paintings are a real treat in person! He is currently solo-showing at the prolific 111 Minna…

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EK Interview: John Wentz

John Wentz is a teacher at the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a perspective that all teachers would do well to adopt.  As an artist he pushes the envelope, challenging the manner in which we, as a culture, view heroes, the idea of archetypes and the effect on future generations of depriving them…

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