ArtThisWeek.com is a website dedicated to Art Education of the general public. In our video, Art This Week, we interview artists and curators at galleries and museums in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and have in-depth conversations about current art exhibitions. In addition, our website is a place for people interested in art to find out about upcoming events through our calendar of events.
Richard Serrano, Executive Director
Richard Serrano is the Director and Founder of Art This Week (2008), which is increasing accessibility of contemporary art education from its primary office in Dallas, Texas. Serrano, a Dallas-Ft. Worth native, received his Bachelors in Art from the University of Dallas (1999). Stemming from his passion for critical discourse and serious documentation surrounding contemporary art, Serrano continues to bridge the gap between art, its practitioners, curators, scholars, the spaces in which it exists and its communities through Art This Week’s free online video podcasts and documentaries. When Richard is not editing, attending art events, or contributing to global warming with his regular Dallas-Fort Worth commute, he is editing…always editing.
Aimee Cardoso, Director of Communications and Social Media, Interviewer
Aimee Cardoso is a museum professional in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and a minor in Art History from Messiah College. She decided to pursue a career in the museum world due to her passion for art history and currently works full-time at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. In addition to being a painter and a wannabe art historian, she also has experience curating pop-up art shows. Aimee is interested in learning more about everything the art world has to offer and meeting other art professionals.
Jessica Fuentes, Director of Education
Jessica Fuentes is the Director of Education of Art This Week, in this role she is working to develop educational videos and resources for young children. A Fort Worth native, Jessica received a B.A. in Art & Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2004 and a M.A. in Art Education from the University of North Texas in 2013. In her work with Art This Week, she brings with her a variety of experiences in art education, having taught four years in the public school setting and currently working in the field of art museum education. Art Education is a passion for Jessica, and it infiltrates her life; in her downtime she can usually be found with her daughter enjoying an art museum or making art in their home studio.
K. Yoland, Head Interviewer
Born and raised in London, K. Yoland received her MFA from The Slade, University College of London and her BA in Philosophy from Bristol University. After working in theater and film across Europe, Yoland moved from London to West Texas, to be the inaugural artist-in-residence with Marfa Contemporary. Yoland was then recruited by Marfa Public Radio to be the host and producer for a daily full length interview program, where she interviewed over 170 diverse and prominent artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, environmental specialists and lawyers. Meanwhile Yoland’s own interdisciplinary art practice examines identity-politics, power struggles and the various borders in our society. Exhibiting internationally, Yoland has recently shown with The Lisson Gallery (London), Talley Dunn Gallery (Dallas) and Turner Contemporary (UK). Yoland just completed a one year residency with Central Trak and she is currently teaching socially and politically engaged art at UTD.
Linda Mowl, Contributor and Interviewer
Linda Mowl is a native Texan but Dallas transplant who graduated from University of North Texas with a BA in Photography in 2012. In addition to her work with Art This Week, Linda works part-time for Talley Dunn Gallery and does free lance photography and photography assisting. Linda has always had a passion for art and a fondness for any organization that makes art easily accessible to the public. Her belief that modern art should exist to unite community through collective cultural knowledge is the main reason she is honored to contribute to Art This Week. Linda lives in Carrollton with her husband and two cats. In her free time she enjoys cooking for and eating out with friends and family.
Estíbaliz García, Contributor, Interviewer, and Translations
Estíbaliz García has been an elementary-school tutor for the past 5 years teaching reading and writing in English and Spanish. She has also been a Houston-based free-lance journalist. García earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in 2012 majoring in journalism, with minors in French and Spanish. In 2011, García collaborated in the Emmy-award winning documentary Houston Refugees: Stories of Courage. In addition, she has served as translator and writer for local publications such as Familias Latinas and Health and Fitness Sports Magazine. Currently, she is a language assistant in France teaching English to middle-school children and translating content for Art This Week Productions.
Rachel Livedalen, Contributor and Interviewer
Rachel Livedalen grew up in Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia. She earned her BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Virginia in 2010. Upon completion of her degree, Rachel was awarded the Aunspaugh Fellowship from the University of Virginia to continue her creative research on campus. In 2014 Rachel graduated with an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa as well as a Graduate Certificate in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center For the Book. Rachel Livedalen is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She has held this position since 2014 and heads the printmaking area. Rachel exhibits her interdisciplinary work widely with recent exhibitions in Brooklyn, Portland, Dallas, and Kansas City. Her creative research explores contemporary femininity as seen through the lens of past histories and mythologies.