Artist Profiles

Utah Artist Profiles published in 15 Bytes, featuring magazine length profiles of Utah artists.

Artist Profiles | Visual Arts

John Erickson: Ready to Do Some Real Damage

An assistant professor at the University of Utah, Erickson treats his classes like a research lab; he might be looking for a cure for the mundane while inoculating his students against their native cultures. He takes his experiences in this laboratory back to his studio and adds to his own visual vocabulary. In genuine humility he may tell you that he never much envisioned commercial success as an artist. Yet, that is exactly what happened.

Artist Profiles | Visual Arts

Trent Alvey: The Art of Spontaneity

Every day Trent Alvey walks up the hillside near her home in Emigration Canyon. She thinks of it as her own little Walden where she can reset her focus for the day. “Even if you go the same time every day, the light changes or the season changes,” she explains. “It’s the same and different simultaneously.” For Alvey, this daily ritual invites the spontaneity she requires of herself as an artist.