We had the good fortune of connecting with Kuzana Ogg and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kuzana, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Venturing into the unknown is a risk I joyfully take every time I’m in studio. It’s the driving motivation for creating my work; what will I discover? what entities will make themselves known? what imagery will combine and recombine?
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My work is personal in that it contains philosophies, language, and imagery that I am living with at the moment, or in the past. That other people can find connection points to enter my work is thrilling and deeply gratifying. The starting point of each painting is a random pouring of paint. The randomness is next overlaid with layers of geometry and then perhaps different random marks and pours.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Day 1 Folk Art Museum Clafoutis (lunch) Day 2 Georgia O’Keefe Museum La Boca (dinner) French Cancan Day 3 Sanctuario de Chimayo Rancho de Chimayo (lunch) Day 4 Bicycle ride on Canyon Road and Upper Canyon Rd Palacio Cafe (late breakfast) Samsville Gallery Day 5 Studio visit at El Zaguan Artist Residency and Historic Building Picnic on the porch of El Zaguan overlooking the heritage garden Day 6 IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Walk around the plaza La Plazuela at la Fonda (lunch) Day 7 El Rancho de las Golondrinas Soak at Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort Paper Dosa (dinner)
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Nature in its infinite forms
Other: https://art.state.gov/personnel/kuzana_ogg/ http://www.azartgallerynyc.com/kuzana-ogg https://boxheartgallery.com/art-artists/all-exhibiting-artists/kuzana-ogg/ https://kcontemporaryart.com/artist/?id=71665&artist=Kuzana%20Ogg https://www.thomasdeansfineart.com/artist/kuzana-ogg https://www.tinneycontemporary.com/kuzana-ogg/ http://www.weinbergerfineart.com/kuzana-ogg-1 https://www.theconsciousnesscollective.com/ https://theartling.com/en/artists/kuzana-ogg/