Oct 13, 2018
This week I am talking to the wonderful and hilarious painter, Tess Billhartz. We met up in her Brooklyn studio to talk about collaboration, narrative and how film plays into her paintings.
Bilhartz grew up in Dallas, Texas and received her MFA from
Boston University in 2010. She has participated in residencies at
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, and the DNA summer residency program, among others. Solo exhibitions include On A Good Night at 0-0 Los Angeles in 2017, and Purple Nights at Arts and Leisure Gallery, New York, NY in 2016.
Bilhartz began collaborating with artist Holly Veselka shortly after her move to NYC. The process of working with another artist has gone on to impact her work in the studio and inspire other projects. We also talk about road trips, including her trip to Marfa, Texas and Bob Dylan tattoos. It's a great time and I hope you enjoy listening!