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  • Trenton HancockTrenton HancockVIEW

    Trenton Doyle Hancock was born in 1974 in Oklahoma City, OK. Raised in Paris, Texas, Hancock earned his BFA from Texas A&M University, Commerce and his MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia. Hancock’s prints, drawings, and collaged felt paintings work together to tell t...
  • Marguerite RobichauxMarguerite RobichauxVIEW

    As urban sprawl and commercial and industrial development claim more and more of our land, it is important for me to celebrate the beauty and dignity of our natural world. I live in the backcountry, travel to remote destinations, and seek out unspoiled places. These landscapes figure prominently in ...
  • Rick BartowRick BartowVIEW

    A wide range of cultural experiences inspire Rick Bartow's drawings, paintings, sculpture, and prints. Native American transformation myths are the heart of much of his work. Bartow lives and works on the Oregon coast, where he observes hawk, raven and eagle—the subjects that populate his artwork. R...
  • Barbara OrnelasBarbara OrnelasVIEW

    "It's like sitting inside a puzzle. The rug is symmetrical both horizontally and vertically. A rug is like a kaleidoscope, you only need to design one quarter of the rug, and then duplicate that pattern. As you go up the pattern on the right quarter is the same as the one on the left. When you get t...


Art in Embassies in Ottawa: The Ties that Bind. When Vicki Heyman and her husband, U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, want to get away for a few days, they head to Montreal to shop, eat and relax.

“We’ve gone on our own, taken our friends and have been in Montreal on business. I just love it,” says Heyman, who has visited six times touring numerous museums, the Cirque du Soleil headquarters, and has enjoyed smoked meat sandwiches at Dunn’s and Schwartz’s.

On a recent weekend with a rare day off, Heyman says she and her husband piled into a car with “bed head and all” to play tourist in town.

With a ready smile and plenty of pluck, she is determined to squeeze the most out of each day of their - read more>

April 20, 2015

Art in Embassies and TATE Modern are pleased to announce the next lecturer in the American Artist Lecture Series. Glenn Ligon will be the sixth speaker in the American Artist Lecture Series, a partnership between Art in Embassies, Tate Modern and US Embassy London. One of America’s leading contemporary artists, he is perhaps best known for his now landmark series of paintings in which texts are written in black against white backgrounds. Ligon continues to explore subjects of race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity in his work while crossing borders of media from painting, drawing, print, photography, film or sculptural installations to his iconic neon reliefs. Throughout his career, - read more>

March 27, 2015

Artists honored at the AIE exhibition in Madrid - White House interior designer Michael S. Smith and his partner, US Ambassador to Spain James Costos, opened their newly decorated Madrid residence to visiting American art heavyweights last week. The dinner honored Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden, Glenn Ligon and Chicago-based Theaster Gates, visiting as part of the Art in Embassies cultural exchange program. Toasting the visitors were collectors and curators including Carmen Giménez, MoMA trustee Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, billionaire Juan Abelló and Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. The artists were honored again the following night at Harper’s Bazaar Spain’s relaunch for - read more>

February 24, 2015

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