Author Archives: Tami Mnoian

About Tami Mnoian

Tami Mnoian has held posts as the managing editor of Flaunt magazine and the publicity manager of powerHouse Books, the powerHouse Arena and the New York Photo Festival. Recently, she's gone digital and is now in the eBooks division of Random House.

…And All I Got Was This T-shirt

In January, my friend Dan Evans posted to his Facebook page: “In response to the upcoming Whitney Biennial, my friend and I will be throwing the ‘Bobby’ Biennial. We are now accepting submissions and the only rule is ‘don’t be cruel’. Location is still unknown, much like Bobby himself.” Though the Bobby Biennial began...

Affordable Love

Gallerist Jen Bekman’s affordable art site, 20×200, offers a selection of smart, well-curated photographs and prints, as evidenced by these Steve Lambert pieces. There are a variety of love-themed options (as well as a slew of other subjects), should you be on the Valentine’s Day gift hunt or just because.   Resources Recommended by...

Love Is Lame, Is It?

Chad Silver thinks you can measure your love in inches. For the JSx55 gallery in New York City, he’s re-imagined his deconstructionist valentine, affectionately known as the “shit bitch” bear, as a 40-inch furry giant named Albert. “He’s their exclusive love child,” says Silver. Offered in limited edition, Albert is part of Loveislame, a...

Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California

If you’re not familiar with the Norton Simon Museum of Art by name, then perhaps you’ve seen its iconic chocolate bar Heath tile exterior as the backdrop to the floats of the Rose Parade as they round the corner from Orange Grove to Colorado Boulevard. The Norton Simon is currently hosting Proof: The Rise...

A Sitting with Nathan Gelgud

Nathan Gelgud illustrates tiny collections of things, as if he has released the contents of his pocket and taken pen to paper. While the renderings are small, the subjects are certainly not: Steve Martin, Sal Mineo, and Spuds McKenzie (see above), or Felix Mendelssohn, Frances McDormand and Fred MacMurray—personalities  who share the same initials....

In Shana We Trust

It was the early 2000s and we were living the post-college dream in a terra-cotta colored apartment in Santa Monica. We awoke to palm trees and sunshine daily and bonded over living-room dance parties and dreamy drives up the Pacific Coast Highway. Sadly, this was short-lived, as Jennie returned to New York City and...

In Search of the Perfect Pooch

Artist and stationery designer Danielle Maslan was hunting around a local animal shelter in search of the perfect pooch. “I wish I could take all of them home,” she laughs. Though she has yet to find the right hound, she did come across inspiration for her latest project, American Gothic, a calendar-postcard two in...

Janine Wareham Is Nearly Neon

Janine Wareham is that little dose of glitter and shine we need in our everyday—really, if only she were a vitamin. Her illustrations are like the doodles of a teenager, at home on a Pee-Chee folder, only more sophisticated and self-aware. She presents loud bursts of color—bright yellows, multi-hue showers of confetti, firework light...

Not Your Typical Horse Puppet

It was a rainy Tuesday evening in mid April and inside the Gowanus offices of non-profit magazine, Cabinet, Jane Taylor was giving a talk on the Cape Town-based Handspring Puppet Company. “One of the astonishing things of puppetry is that you’re working with prostheses,” she said. “So in a circumstance where one’s identity is...

Restore Defaults at Camel Art Space

“Yeah, it was the ’90s. Everyone danced in the ’90s,” says Tom Marquet, explaining how he met co-curator Carl Gunhouse. “Carl and I have known each other since we were in junior high school. And we kind of grew up together in the New York hardcore scene. We went to shows a lot. I...