Art & Artists
Where We Work: Art Studios in Los Angeles and Eastern OregonBy Mayela Rodriguez
April 12, 2021
Dozens of artists find and share art studio spaces every week on Listings Project. These artists are the lifeblood of our communities, keeping us connected to and engaged with the things that matter most. In our Where We Work series, we showcase some of these art studios.
A Ceramicist’s Art Studio in Los Angeles
“After the pandemic hit, I was lucky enough to be invited to use feedfeed’s LA event space. It is a light-filled open space but it wasn’t set up for ceramic sculpture. So I brought electricians in, built workbenches, and added storage. It’s always fun setting up a new studio! I can't think of a more natural place for me to be than in an art studio. I typically spend 12 hours a day in my studio, and my days are structured: 80% doodling, tinkering, pondering, and 20% creating. Because of this time structure, my studio needs to serve many purposes. It needs to be an art studio, office, sanctuary, zoom classroom, etc.” - Lincoln Mayne
A Backyard Art Studio in Eastern Oregon
“My studio is a 12x16 foot shed in my backyard. I have created three distinct spaces within this 192 square foot room to suit my work habits and business needs. The first area is devoted completely to painting and art making. The second area is what I call the library. This is where I have a comfy chair, a side table, and a large bookcase sourced from a local shop that was going out of business. This is where I do most of my reading and writing. I consider the third area of my studio “central command.” This is where I handle the operations of my business. I have a hard-working desk, computer, printer, and all of my office supplies tucked neatly into a bookcase for easy access. This is also where I conduct most of my zoom calls.” - Sarah Greenman
A Cinematographer’s Efficient Home Studio
“When I'm not on-location for shoots, I'm spending 90% of my day at my little workspace in the corner of my 400 sq. ft. studio apartment. This is also where I live, so my office is very much a part of my daily regimen. Typically, I'll be cutting video, editing photos, recording music, jumping on Zoom calls or doing research at my desk. I am easily distracted by clutter, so I try to keep it minimal. My PC luckily tucks neatly beside my desk. My synthesizer keyboards and guitars are just a chair swivel away, so the L shape of my workspace makes it easy for me to swap from editing to performing/recording music. I'd love more houseplants in the area, but I found that I could only keep succulents alive, so my future sees more succulents.” - Sonny Wong
Feature Photo by Sarah Greenman
Mayela Rodriguez, our Editorial Designer, works closely with the team to create designs for the website, newsletter, and user experience. A self-proclaimed “media-agnostic” artist, Mayela received her MFA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. You can learn more about her work at www.mayelarodriguez.com.
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