21min beginner

Many artists use their work to express and question ideas about the self. In this Bluprint Original miniseries, we investigate identity through the lens of four individuals, taking a glimpse into their process as they embark on one of the most personal artistic exercises — the self-portrait.

Episode descriptions

Judith Cassel-Mamet
1. Episode: Judith Cassel-Mamet

Denver-based artist Judith Cassel-Mamet creates a self-portrait on her birthday every year, which celebrates both her past and future stories.

Tony Ortega
2. Episode: Tony Ortega

A mixed media artist known for his colorful scenes, Tony Ortega challenges himself to explore the individual (himself) rather than the cultural collective he typically depicts.

Anne Harris
3. Episode: Anne Harris

Does a self-portrait reveal anything about the artist? Painter Anne Harris investigates the complexities of perception and self-perception through her process.

Kateri Ewing
4. Episode: Kateri Ewing

How does beauty evolve over time? Watercolorist Kateri Ewing shares her story of self-discovery, taking a unique approach to depicting herself.

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Revealing: The Art of Identity

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