Colossal Interviews

In our ongoing interview series, Colossal goes deep with some of our favorite contemporary artists, designers,
and creative personalities from around the world. These conversations are supported directly by our members.

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.

Artist Brothers Icy & Sot Discuss their Global Perspective on Producing Socially Engaged Artwork

November 18, 2019

Colossal Managing Editor Laura Staugaitis meets with Brooklyn-based, Iranian-born artists Icy + Sot to dive into their experience creating socially aware work across the world, and working collaboratively as siblings.

Ai Weiwei and Examining the Humanitarian Crisis Captured in his Documentary Film ‘Human Flow’

November 1, 2019

Colossal editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson sits down with Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei in Chicago to discuss his documentary film Human Flow. The artist discusses his process, motivations, and offers a critique of how various nations are currently responding to the global refugee crisis.