Textile artist Benjamin Shine uses swathes of tulle to fabricate flowing three-dimensional portraits of unnamed figures, often suggesting ideas of energy and impermanence. A true master of his material, Shine’s work has been recognized and exhibited globally, with his clients and collaborations including The Met, Vogue, and many others.
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Illustrator and ARTivist Nikkolas Smith creates powerful images that inspire important conversations around social justice.
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Architect Dorte Mandrup designs stunning structures that integrate seamlessly into their environment. Her self-described “irreplaceable places” are just that: completely unique buildings that have found their way into some of the most beautiful places in nature. From her naturalistic whale observatory, located 185 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Norway (aptly titled The Whale)
Calling all crafters! Those that love creative DIY projects know that making something with your own hands is so satisfying.
Artist Gabriel Dawe creates wondrous work using thread.
A book nook or reading chair is the perfect place to curl up and gather your favorite reading materials for a moment of comfort, entertainment, and learning. What can make it even better is knowing that the books you’ve accumulated were acquired from real people who also celebrate books. Luckily, Bookshop.org makes it easier than ever to buy books from independent bookstores.
Conservation Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on the State of Our Oceans and Using Art To Take Action [Podcast]
Conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier is known for her legendary coverage of wildlife.
Architect Cliff Tan of ‘Dear Modern’ on TikTok, Feng Shui Lessons, and Making Design More Accessible [Podcast]
Architect Cliff Tan of Dear Modern is using TikTok and Instagram to teach people about architecture and feng shui—making expensive...
This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we chat with fiber artist Bisa Butler on her incredibly vibrant quilts celebrating Black stories. Bisa uses the traditional craft of quilting to create contemporary portraits of Black women, men, and children. Her work often focuses on those who may have been forgotten or overlooked in history and is depicted in bright colors paired with patterns and textures.
Photographer Jamel Shabazz on Life in 1980s NYC and Using His Camera to Connect With His Community [Podcast]
Photographer Jamel Shabazz has been photographing New York and its hip-hop culture for decades.
The next season of the Top Artist podcast starts on August 4, but while you wait for the new season to...