Art Focus on 04/13/10

Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Richard Speer, art writer

Guest-host Tom Cramer speaks with Richard Speer, art writer at the Willamette Week.

Richard Speer is the author of the biography Matt Lamb:  The Art of Success (John Wiley & Sons), short fiction, and a forthcoming novel.

Richard's articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Opera News, Art, Ltd., Visual Art Source, GLASS Quarterly, and Digital Photo Pro.

As contributing critic for ARTnews he has reviewed shows in New York, San Francisco, Palm Desert, Santa Fe, Miami, Saint Petersburg, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, covering artists such as Sam Gilliam, Roger Ballen, and Janet Malcolm.  Since 2002 he has been visual arts critic at Portland, Oregon's Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly, Willamette Week.  He has authored catalogue essays about Jun Kaneko, Eva Hild, Henry Hillman, Jr., Joe Thurston, and other notable contemporary artists.


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