Sharon Mizota
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LOCATION: South Pasadena

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sharonmizota

WHAT INSPIRES ME: Amazing art

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Eaton Canyon

FAVORITE WRITERS: Adam Gopnik, A.O. Scott, Helen Molesworth, Julia Bryan-Wilson

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Cindy Sherman

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Damien Hirst

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Silence.

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: There’s so much potential here…

Recent Articles
Everything is Illuminated: Extra-Illustrated Books at The Huntington
Everything is Illuminated: Extra-Illustrated Books at The Huntington
The Huntington Library's extra-illustrated books are treasure troves of art, their pages filled with original watercolors, prints, and illustrations from as early as the 18th century.
Sam Durant's Social Media Movement: What #isamuseum?
Sam Durant's Social Media Movement: What #isamuseum?
Sam Durant elevates the conversation about a museum's role in society to today's digital age, asking social media users to post their opinions online.
Community's the Thing: Susan Silton Examines the Power of Names
Community's the Thing: Susan Silton Examines the Power of Names
L.A. artist Susan Silton's "Who's in a Name?" looks at rituals of history, celebrity, and death by investigating how we acknowledge and commemorate one another.
Once More, With Feeling: Stephen Prina's History Paintings
Once More, With Feeling: Stephen Prina's History Paintings
At LACMA, Stephen Prina displays 28 hot pink plywood replicas of built-ins that legendary architect R.M.Schindler originally designed for two custom homes in L.A.
Trisha Brown: Dance in the Museum
Trisha Brown: Dance in the Museum
What if dance could be any movement, executed by anybody, anywhere? Trisha Brown blurrs the boundary between dance and the rhythms and movements of everyday life.
Catherine Opie: From the Outside In
Catherine Opie: From the Outside In
Catherine Opie's images are distinguished by her ability to merge references to photographic history with the stuff of contemporary life.
Art Meets Literature in L.A.'s Indie Presses
Art Meets Literature in L.A.'s Indie Presses
Independent publishing companies in L.A. are growing and blurring the distinction between literature and art.
Ken Gonzales-Day Re-Examines Violence, Race, and Identity
Ken Gonzales-Day Re-Examines Violence, Race, and Identity
Ken Gonzales-Day brings a grim forgotten California history to life in the present day and addresses art history and its troubled relationship to the representation of race.
Ken Price's Fantastic, Idiosyncratic Blobs
Ken Price's Fantastic, Idiosyncratic Blobs
Until recently, Ken Price was one of L.A.'s most overlooked masters. The exhibition, Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective at LACMA features an array of work completed by the artist throughout his career.
Unfaithful Copies: Liz Glynn's 'Ancient' Artifacts
Unfaithful Copies: Liz Glynn's 'Ancient' Artifacts
Liz Glynn is a Los Angeles artist using the lowliest of materials to make her own, handmade copies of precious ancient objects.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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