Hamilton's art installations often combine soundtracks with cloth, filmed footage, organic materials, and objects. She is also interested in verbal and written language and works with photographs and performance.
The online home of award-winning PBS television series "Art:21" opens a window into the world of contemporary art and artists. Includes a lessons library, downloadable educator guides, examples of student-created projects inspired by the series, artist interviews, videos, and amazing slideshows of the works of dozens of working artists.
Pfaff is a pioneer of the art installation movement which began in the 1970s. Her work incorporates the use of steel, fiberglass, and plaster as well as salvaged signage and natural elements such as tree roots.
Kiki is the daughter of American sculptor Tony Smith and began her interest in art at a young age. Her work is primarily figurative. The recurrent subject matter in Smith's work has been the body as a receptacle for knowledge, belief, and storytelling.
A great site by PBS that features a biography on the artist and links to art work, videos clips and interviews. On this page there are also links to lesson plans and other artist pages. In all, a very informative site.
Puryear's monumental objects and public installations are made in wood, stone, tar, wire, and various metals. He was a self-trained craftsman before becoming an artist and relies heavily on his earlier trade within his current work.
From the first Season of Art21 on PBS. The topic is Place and the artists covered are Laurie Anderson, Richard Serra, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Sally Mann, and Pepon Osorio. Includes links to biographies of the artists and to their artist pages. [53:48]
Access the resource guide developed to be used in conjunction with the first season of episodes in the acclaimed PBS series "Art:21." Use the guide to introduce students to contemporary art, to learn about individual artists (e.g., Louise Bourgeois, Maya Lin, Bruce Nauman, and Richard Serra) or to explore particular themes (place, identity, spirituality, and consumption). Can be downloaded as one document or by topic or artist.
From the first Season of Art21 on PBS. The topic is Spirituality and the artists covered are Beryl Korot, Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander and James Turrel. Includes links to biographies of the artists and to their artist pages. [53:48]
Susan Rothenberg is most well known for her minimalist horse paintings. PBS has included her in their series art:21 and here on the website you can see her work, read interviews, watch video clips, and read her biography.