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
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.
The Space Between: Gina Osterloh's
The Space Between: Gina Osterloh's "Shadow" Residency at LACE
Gina Osterloh explores the wavering line between figure and ground during her residency at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE).
The Quixotic Videos of Steve Roden
The Quixotic Videos of Steve Roden
Artist Steve Roden explores order. His piece at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions overlays six new video pieces that are the result of an intertwining avant-garde composer John Cage, philosopher Walter Benjamin, and choreographer Martha Graham.
Celebrity vs Culture: The James Franco-fication of Art World
Celebrity vs Culture: The James Franco-fication of Art World
The logic of celebrity in the art world can seem wondrously elliptical: Art by celebrities garners attention because it's made by celebrities, and artists often become celebrities for making art about fame. It seems pop will eat itself.
Art in the San Gabriel Valley: Where is It?
Art in the San Gabriel Valley: Where is It?
The San Gabriel Valley is home to large immigrant communities, and features every flavor and style of Asian cuisine you could possibly wish for. But when it comes to art, that's a tall order.
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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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