Artist Interviews

Since October 2011, we’ve been posting weekly interviews with local Vancouver creative types. In March 2012, the project moved to it’s own site Hot Art Wet City. As of January 2013, new interviews will no longer be posted here. Please go to Hot Art Wet City to continue watching.

HOT ART: Carmen Leah

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An interview with artist, musician and graphic designer Carmen Leah

MUSIC: “Luminous” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

NOTE: This will be the last update to interviews on this site. Please visit hotartwetcity.com every Thursday for a new video interview with a Vancouver artist or other creative type.

HOT ART: Robin Thompson

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An interview with illustrator and instructor Robin Thompson

MUSIC: “Fuck It” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Sherri Rogers

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An interview with Vancouver artist Sherri Rogers (aka Shary Contrary). Sherri is a VFX artist and painter while Shary is organizer of the Vancouver chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School.

MUSIC: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Amelia Alcock-White

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An interview with Vancouver artist Amelia Alcock-White

MUSIC: “Like Swimming” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Colin Johnson

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An interview with Vancouver artist and woodworker Colin Johnson. Yes, he built a large, wooden AT-AT liquor cabinet. Maybe you saw it at this year’s Eastside Culture Crawl in Vancouver.

MUSIC: “Blown Out” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Nicole Dextras

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An interview with Vancouver artist Nicole Dextras

MUSIC: “River Spot” by Kumon Plaza
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Michael Abraham

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An interview with Vancouver painter Michael Abraham

MUSIC: “Sidewalk Chalk” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Christyn M Hall

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An interview with Vancouver artist Christyn M Hall

MUSIC: “Lonely Organ” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Jay Senetchko

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An interview with Vancouver artist Jay Senetchko

MUSIC: “Murmur” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Jackie Dives

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An interview with Vancouver artist, doula and birth photographer Jackie Dives.
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MUSIC: “One And” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Erin Gibbs

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An interview with Vancouver surface designer and illustrator Erin Gibbs.

MUSIC: “My Luck” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Howard Penning

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An interview with Vancouver artist Howard Penning.

MUSIC: “As Colorful As Ever” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Rachael Ashe

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An interview with Vancouver artist Rachael Ashe. Rachael works in altered books, paper cutting & photography.

MUSIC: “Quit Bitching” by Broke For Free
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Clou

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An interview with Ryan Romero and Travis Collier of Vancouver creative agency Clou. To watch parts 2 and 3, go to hotartwetcity.com

MUSIC: “Salvame” by Kupa
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Clou

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by the Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Jon Izen

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An interview with Vancouver artist, animator and nice guy Jon Izen. Go to Hot Art Wet City to watch part 2 and 3 of Jon’s interview.

MUSIC: “dentate” by Mattisson
INTERVIEW: Amy Walker
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Sara Ross

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An interview with Vancouver artist Sara Ross (aka Redsara)

MUSIC: “Red Smoke” by Lee Rosevere
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Kris G Brownlee

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An interview with Vancouver painter Kris G Brownlee

MUSIC: “Infornography” by Revolution Void
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by the Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery
752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Sarah Mulder

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An interview with Vancouver artist Sarah Mulder

MUSIC: “Forgotten Feelings” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by the Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery
752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Jen Sung

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An interview with Out On Screen‘s Out in Schools youth outreach coordinator Jen Sung

MUSIC: “Tree Tenants” by Revolution Void
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by the Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery
752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Daphne Chan

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This interview contains tasteful nude art photography and may not be suitable for all ages or all work places.
An interview with Vancouver photographer Daphne Chan. In this interview, Daphne talks about photographing the nude, specifically the female models and how they view their bodies. To watch part 2, go to hotartwetcity.com

MUSIC: “Woodland Creatures” by Kevin Bryce
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by the Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery – 752 E Broadway, Vancouver BC

HOT ART: Graeme Berglund

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An interview with artist, administrator (The Cheaper Show), and member of Vancouver’s Arts & Culture Policy Council Graeme Berglund. You can watch Part 2 on Hot Art Wet City.

MUSIC: “Hallon” by Christian Bjoerklund
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Josue Menjivar

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HOT ART: An interview with comic artist Josue Menjivar
Go to Hot Art Wet City to watch part 2 of Josue’s interview and hear him talk about his Illustrated Journey Youth Project.

MUSIC: “Some smoke” by National Promenade Band
INTERVIEW: Amy Walker
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Danielle Krysa

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HOT ART: An interview with artist and art blogger Danielle Krysa aka The Jealous Curator

MUSIC: “Sub Rosa” by Remote
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Carrie McKellar

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An interview with Vancouver artist Carrie McKellar

MUSIC: “X canto X” by h.
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Dacosta!

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An interview with illustrator, toy designer & “character IP developer” Dacosta!

MUSIC: “Weekend Amnesia” by Revolution Void
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Kiki Falconer

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Interview with Vancouver illustrator Kiki Falconer. See more of the interview at Hot Art Wet City.

MUSIC: “Oval” by Mattisson
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Syx Langemann

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Interview with Vancouver photographer Syx Langemann. See more of the interview at Hot Art Wet City.

MUSIC: “Fuzzy Rain Doesn’t Touch the Ground” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Shwa Keirstead

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An interview with Vancouver artist Shwa Keirstead

MUSIC: “Chango Island” by Kupa
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Ben Worth

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An interview with painter and yogi Ben Worth
*If you’re sensitive to swearing or cartoon sex/violence, this video may not be for you*

MUSIC: “Caira” by Jalikebba Kuyateh and the Toubabs
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Colin Moore

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Interview with artist and designer Colin Moore

MUSIC: “Outer Orbit” by Revolution Void
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Mark Atomos Pilon

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Interview with painter, illustrator and designer Mark Atomos Pilon

MUSIC: “Scattered Knowledge” by Revolution Void
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Tony Cliff

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Interview with comic book artist and animator Tony Cliff

MUSIC: “rainbows… and then my phone rang” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Joshua Johnson

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Interview with tattoo artist, sculptor, and painter Joshua Johnson

MUSIC: “Power Lines” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Monika Blichar

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Interview with painter and art event organizer Monika Blichar.

MUSIC: “Precious Gloom” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by MAB Ventures and Make and Break Arts Foundation

HOT ART: Paul Anthony

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Interview with actor, host of Talent Time, and man about town Paul Anthony

MUSIC: “Thinking about a Theme Song by Steve Bays” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for Hot Art Wet City
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Pennylane Shen

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Interview with Vancouver curator and art consultant Pennylane Shen. For bonus footage from the interview check out HOT ART wet city.

MUSIC: “Persistance” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for HOT ART wet city
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Cocopunkz (Ada Fu & Miranda Pang)

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Interview with Vancouver collaborative artists Miranda Pang and Ada Fu, aka Cocopunkz. Their canvas? Shoes! You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

MUSIC: “Come and Find Me” by Eric Skiff
INTERVIEW, VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for HOT ART wet city
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Helen Eady

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Interview with Vancouver artist and designer Helen Eady. You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

MUSIC: “Found a Piano in an Empty Concert Hall” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for HOT ART wet city
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

HOT ART: Sheri Bakes

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Interview with Vancouver painter Sheri Bakes. You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

MUSIC: “All the Bells and Breezes” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

for HOT ART wet city
Brought to you by Hot One Inch Action

H1″A Presents: Char Hoyt

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Interview with Vancouver painter Char Hoyt. You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

MUSIC: “Ping Pong Tournament” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

H1″A Presents: Sean Orr

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Interview with Vancouver artist, photographer, writer and musician Sean Orr. Sean writes for Scout Magazine and plays music as Tassels. You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

MUSIC: “Fragments of a Hologram Rose” by Tassels
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

H1″A Presents: Jackie Klobucar

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Interview with Vancouver artist Jackie Klobucar. You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

MUSIC: “Nautilus” by Rohit Prasad
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

H1″A Presents: Matt Bowen

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Interview with Vancouver artist Matt Bowen. You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

MUSIC: “Singapore (1918, Rector Novelty Orchestra)” by Gilbert and Friedland
INTERVIEW: Jim Hoehnle
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

H1″A Presents: Russell Alton

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Interview with Vancouver artist Russell Alton. You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

MUSIC: “Look Around You” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

H1″A Presents: Soizick Meister

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Interview with Vancouver painter and illustrator Soizick Meister. Soizick talks about the connection between people, the idea of the red thread, and her character Mr. M. You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

MUSIC: “Entwine” by Rohit Prasad
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

H1″A Presents: Andrea Hooge

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Interview with Vancouver artist Andrea Hooge. You can also watch this video on Vimeo or on Artshuffle.

Music: “What I Need to Be Doing Right Now” by Natalie Vermeer
Interview: Hilary Henegar
Video & Edit: Chris Bentzen

H1″A Presents: Jackson Smith

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Interview with Vancouver artist, architect and designer Jackson Smith. Jackson talks about his experience working on the temple at Burning Man in 2011. Music “Nomad’s Land” by Rohit Prasad. Interview by Jim Hoehnle. Shot and edited by Chris Bentzen. You can also watch this video on Vimeo.

H1″A Presents: Jenn Brisson

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Interview with Vancouver artist Jenn Brisson. Music “Do It Like This” by Groove Operator. Shot and edited by Chris Bentzen. You can also watch this video on Vimeo.

H1″A Presents: Megan Majewski

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Interview with Vancouver artist Megan Majewski. Music “RSJFoundation live at Pacific Parc” by Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation. Interview by Jim Hoehnle. Shot and edited by Chris Bentzen. You can also watch this video on Vimeo.

H1″A Presents: Angus Bungay

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Interview with Vancouver artist, designer and illustrator Angus Bungay. Music by Natalie Vermeer. Interview by Jim Hoehnle. Shot and edited by Chris Bentzen. You can also watch this video on Vimeo.

H1″A Presents: Brent Clowater

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Interview with Vancouver artist and designer Brent Clowater. Music by BOPD. Brent talks a bit about coming to Vancouver, the art scene here and the importance education had in guiding him toward art. Shot and edited by Chris Bentzen. You can also watch this video on Vimeo.

H1″A Presents: Kel/Kel

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Interview with Vancouver creative team KEL/KEL for hotoneinchaction.com. Kelly Chen and Kellen Fo talk about collaboration and their button designs including show favourites “Dick Bag” and “Has thou slain the Biebicorn?” Music by Natalie Vermeer. Interview by Jim Hoehnle. Shot and edited by Chris Bentzen. You can also watch this video on Vimeo.

H1″A Presents: Amanda McCuaig

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Interview with Hot One Inch Action artist Amanda McCuaig. Amanda talks about watercolour, inspiration, and more. Music by Natalie Vermeer. Shot and edited by Chris Bentzen. You can also watch this video on Vimeo.

H1″A Presents: Derek von Essen

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Interview with Hot One Inch Action artist Derek von Essen. Derek talks about art, recycling, and more. Music by Lecuona Cuban Boys. Shot and edited by Chris Bentzen. This video is also available to watch on Vimeo.

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