Episode 13: Jaime Cortez & Genevieve Quick (Live at Montalvo!)


Episode 13: Jaime Cortez & Genevieve Quick (Live at Montalvo!)

By Weston Teruya June 23, 2017

Weston Teruya welcomes artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers of color to get real about their lives, practices, and careers. Each episode is an in-depth look into how art gets made, but more importantly how these folks are seeing to the system of art’s (UN)making.

In our first live recording of (un)making, we present a conversation with artists & writers Jaime Cortez and Genevieve Quick. We discuss their uses of narrative, the ways their visual and writing practices inform one another, and how they negotiate the other roles they play in supporting the local arts ecology.

Special thanks to the Lucas Artist Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center for hosting this conversation.

You can get even more insight into Jaime’s studio practice in this 2013 Inside the Artists’ Studio feature. Genevieve will have work on view at the Mills College Art Museum as part of the 3rd annual Art + Process + Ideas residency exhibition June 28th - August 27th. You can follow Jaime at jaimecortez.org and Genevieve at genevievequick.com.

One last special programming note: (un)making will be taking a short hiatus during the month of July before returning with new episodes in August. Keep listening through to the end of this episode to catch previews of those future episodes with brilliant artists and thinkers including Roberto Bedoya, Maria Gaspar, Wei Leng Tay & Michelle Wong, and Pallavi Sharma.

Image: (left) Genevieve Quick. Narcorn, 2017; Courtesy of the Artist. (right) Jaime Cortez. This is Not Who I Am, This is What I Want, 2015; Courtesy of the Artist.


Jaime Cortez is an artist, writer, and cultural worker. His art practice encompasses mixed media, photo, sculpture, installation and often centers on drawing. He has exhibited his art at the Berkeley Art Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, Galería de la Raza, Southern Exposure, Martina Johnston Gallery, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Jaime’s short stories, comics, and essays have been anthologized in over 15 books, including KinderGarde (Small Press Traffic), Street Art San Francisco (Abrams Press), and No Straight Lines (Fantagraphics).

Genevieve Quick is a San Francisco based artist and arts writer. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has shown her work in galleries in the Bay Area. She has been awarded residencies at the de Young Museum, MacDowell, Djerassi, Yaddo, and Mills College. Quick has received a Center for Cultural Innovation - Investing in Artists grant and a Kala Fellowship. She has contributed writings to Shotgun Review, The Present Group, and Temporary Art Review and regularly writes for Art Practical.

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