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Join selected artists as they discuss their work featured in Artists Choose Artists.

Irina Alimanestianu’s (American, b. 1957) paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York, and her writings on art and artists have been published in Art Issues and other magazines. She has a BFA from New York University, an MBA from Columbia University, and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Born in Nyack, NY, Alimanestianu was raised in the New York City as well as in Switzerland and France. She currently splits her time between New York, Los Angeles, and the East End.

Scott Bluedorn (American, b. 1986) is an artist, illustrator, and designer working in various media including painting, drawing, print process, and found object assemblage. Inspired by cultural anthropology, primitivism, and nautical tradition, Bluedorn distills imagery that speaks to the collective unconscious, particularly through myth and visual story-telling—a world he refers to as “maritime cosmology.” Bluedorn, who earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2009, lives and works in East Hampton, NY.

Through her extensive travels to experience the planet, Janet Culbertson (American, b. 1932) has painted the dark volcanic islands of the Galapagos, the fierce beauty of the Grand Canyon, the vanishing animals of Africa, and the degradation of the earth’s once wild places. Raised in Western Pennsylvania, Culbertson attended Carnegie Mellon University and moved to New York City in 1954 where she earned a Master’s degree from N.Y.U. She has taught painting at Pace University and Pratt Art Institute, and currently lives and works on Shelter Island, NY.

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