In episode 98 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the importance of expectation, dealing with art directors and commissioners, the work of Harry Callaghan and playing the bass badly.
Plus this week photographer Pixy Liao takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which she answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Pixy Liao is an artist currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work sheds light on traditional gender roles, asking the viewer to question their place in society, and in particular, within heterosexual relationships. She is a recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in photography, a Santo Foundation Individual Artist Award, and a En Foco’s New Works Fellowship. Pixy has also completed artist residencies at the University of Arts London, the School of Visual Arts RISO Lab, the Centre for Photography at Woodstock, and the Camera Club of New York. She has participated in exhibitions and performances in institutions internationally, including the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China); He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China); the Museum of Sex (New York, USA); Asia Society (Houston, USA); Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool, UK); Chambers Fine Art (NY); Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai, China); and Firstdraft Gallery (Sydney, Australia). Liao holds an MFA in photography from the University of Memphis. http://pixyliao.com
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Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, a working photographer, and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Focal Press 2014) and The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Focal Press 2015). His book New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019.