Colossal Interviews

Colossal is thrilled to offer this new bi-weekly interview series as part of our new Membership Program. Take a deep dive with some of the most exciting contemporary artists, designers, and creatives working today and learn about their methods and process.



A Conversation with Artist Nicolas V. Sanchez Explores His Relationship to Family, Memory, and Identity

April 6, 2020

Known for his unbelievably realistic drawings rendered in ballpoint pen, New York City-based artist Nicolas V. Sanchez discusses his technique and subject matter, which ranges from domestic scenes to farm animals, in a conversation with Managing Editor Grace Ebert.



Tiffanie Turner Discusses Her Evolving Understanding of Beauty and How the Climate Crisis Impacts Her Realistic Florals

March 23, 2020

San Francisco-based artist Tiffanie Turner chatted with Colossal Managing Editor Grace Ebert about her relationship to botany, how she manages her time, and the role teaching plays in her work.



Susanna Bauer Examines the Tension Between Strength and Fragility in Her Stitched Leaves

March 2, 2020

Cornwall-based artist Susanna Bauer spoke with Colossal Managing Editor Grace Ebert about how she sources her materials, her relationship to the natural world, and the ongoing commitment she has to honor the environment.



A Conversation with Photographer Brooke DiDonato Explores the Process and Inspiration Behind Her Surreal Imagery

February 4, 2020

At once arresting, humorous, and mysterious, NYC based photographer Brooke DiDonato discusses her approach to composition and color in her unmistakably original images. She examines the ideas of surrealism and magic realism found in her work, the deep lines of inspiration drawn from her family, and her observations of the world around her.



Rob Woodcox Discusses His Boldly Energetic Conceptual Photography of the Human Form

January 13, 2020

Photographer Rob Woodcox sits down with our editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson to discuss his masterfully composed images of the human body, his deep commitment to social awareness in his practice, and his upcoming book “Bodies of Light.”



Magnhild Kennedy Shares the Story Behind her Lavish and Mysterious ‘Damselfrau’ Masks

December 16, 2019

Magnhild Kennedy, a Trondheim, Norway-born artist based in London since 2007, creates spectacular masks as ‘Damselfrau.’ Her ornate creations defy cultural boundaries with found materials customized into wearable works of art. Kennedy documents each mask with a self-portrait photograph. Colossal contributor Laura Staugaitis talked shop with Kennedy, learning about her evolution as a self-taught artist.



Portrait Artist Bisa Butler Shares Her Passion For Visual Storytelling, and Using Fabric Like Paint

December 2, 2019

Colossal Managing Editor Laura Staugaitis spoke with acclaimed artist Bisa Butler about the influence of her family’s cross-cultural heritage, her breathtaking method of “painting with fabric,” and the recent explosion of fiber arts in the mainstream art world.