Danielle is in her third year at SAIC pursuing her BFA. Born and raised in Texas, she works mainly in film and performance with experimental documentaries of physical places and past relationships. Danielle also works as a Peer Advisor in SAIC’s Cooperative Education office.
Anna is in her second year at SAIC, also working on her BFA. Originally from Connecticut, she is studying printmedia and visual communications, as well as working on some collage and 3D work. In addition, Anna is co-captain of SAIC’s very own Kickball Klub.
How did your interest in art begin?
Danielle: My mom’s side of the family back in Texas is full of artistic people. My mom does mainly interior design but also paints on the side, so being a creative person has always felt natural.
Anna: It was either latte art or the fact that I was my high school art teacher’s favorite.
What artists are you interested in right now?
Danielle: I’ve been looking closely at Tracey Emin, Sophie Calle and Lucrecia Martel.
Anna: Recently I’ve been interested in Ruth Van Beek and Jason Polan. Dana Schutz is also nice to look at.
What was the last exhibition you saw that stuck out to you?
Danielle: The Precession at the Hyde Park Art Center by Mark Jeffery and Judd Morrissey.
Anna: Probably the current show at The Suburban. Last weekend was my first time visiting, and I got to see Michelle Grabner’s work on display in Shane Campbell’s project space. I like the idea of being welcomed into someone’s home to enjoy some good art and food. I definitely plan on going back.
What’s you favorite thing about Chicago?
Danielle: The large amount of apartment galleries and how much good music is being created all over the city.
Anna: I guess it depends on the day, but I love going to the Logan Square Farmer’s Market in the summer.
What are you really excited about right now?
Danielle: Getting my hands on sync sound equipment in my film classes next semester.
Anna: The first volume of a zine I’m collaborating on with my sister was just accepted to be distributed at a show in the spring, so that’s pretty cool! Also, this interview.