“big salad”


I have loved the work of American artist Jessica Brilli for years. I’ve written about her a few times, and I’m sure there are many more posts to come. She has a love of all things vintage, as do I. The other thing we have in common… curating. Yep, we’re going to talk about a very exciting show {that kinda makes me want to cry} which will open later this month, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Ok, you can listen right up there under that lovely couple, or you can subscribe on iTunes. First up, a few pieces from her “Static” series, the work I posted about way back in 2012:


So good. But alas, she “got tired of painting typewriters”, and so she turned her attention to vintage, suburban landscapes. I follow her on Facebook, and she often posts work in progress. I find it fascinating to watch her work develop that way. Here is one of my favorite progressions:

She is also concerned with the topic of health care and care for the elderly, this is an acute issue for many families and professional medical care for elderly relatives is an important social issue.


Ah! A peek behind the painted curtain. That piece is one of the images that was inspired by the set of slides she bought at a garage sale {such a cool story!}. Here are a few more from that “Slide Show” series:


… and those are the slides! I also asked for a tiny peek at her studio, and look, a vintage radio… surprise, surprise! Of course, I had to ask her about her motel paintings. The image below is one of my favorite pieces of hers. It whisks me right back to family road trips:


Love. Speaking of love… “Jealously Curated | East Coast Edition”. What!? Yes, Jess and a bunch of other artists have put this beautiful show together, that opens November 23rd in Cambridge MA. The theme… everyone in the show has been written about on my site! How crazy amazing is that? And yes, I got a little teary-eyed when they emailed to ask me if I’d be ok with it. Ok with it? Um, YES. Here is a peek at the fantastic artists whose work will be included:


Gah! So, so good! I wish I could go to the par-tay {Jess said the opening party was in November, but it’s actually on December 3rd}. If you can go, please do… and then send me photos! Alright, that’s that. There was a quick mention of a Big Salad with the Seinfeld crew in the speed round, and then we said goodbye. Thanks so much to Jessica, for EVERYTHING, and thank you so much to you for listening. There will be more art for your ear next weekend.

{Links to artists above: Anna Jensen / Jenny Brown / Airco Caravan / Erin Fitzpatrick / Jeremy Miranda / Leah Giberson / Taliah Lempert / Zin Helena Song / Jessica Brilli}

comments (8)

  1. marianne /// 11.14.2015 /// 10:44am

    I love these all the way to my core!

  2. reader /// 11.14.2015 /// 10:27pm

    Hi Jealous Curator,
    I really enjoy listening to your podcasts. Thank you.
    Have you considered interviewing someone from other countries like Japan, France, Belgium, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc? you know what I mean… So far, it’s been mostly american artists.

  3. the jealous curator /// 11.15.2015 /// 12:36pm

    yes, i’d love to! so far i’ve reached out to people i know and have easy access to, but i will eventually ; )

  4. brandi marie /// 11.16.2015 /// 8:46am

    Top notch speed round questions!

  5. rania /// 11.17.2015 /// 10:13am

    i totally loved it! so very inspirational!!! thank you <3

  6. Gretchen /// 11.17.2015 /// 11:27am

    Oh the woodpile… Such love for that woodpile! I’m definitely going to this show.

  7. stephanie /// 11.24.2015 /// 10:18am

    oh my god this art!!! i am heaven!!

  8. Sandi Hester /// 10.17.2019 /// 4:59am

    Really great podcast!!!

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