In-depth conversations with artists about art, both online and in print
Richard Whitaker and his wife, Rue Harrison started the non-profit Society for the ReCognition of Art. They wanted to provide a place for something they found missing in the art world. Through in-depth interviews, they feature the voices of artists who talk freely about the transformative experience of making art. Their most visible activity is the publication of a print magazine, works & conversations. They first published works & conversations 16 years ago. Their magazine includes interviews, portfolios, profiles and other features in an ad-free environment. In recent years, they have expanded coverage to include interviews with remarkable individuals doing creative work of all kinds.
Major subscribers include:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Harvard University
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Stanford University
- The Kandinsky Library at Centre Pompidou in Paris
- and many others.
works & conversations
Featuring 76 pages of rich content. Published twice a year.
The website has over 400 features, and recently has seen a sharp increase in traffic.
Currently close to a million hits a month.
Pam Campbell joined ISI in the summer of 2013, and became ISI Project Director in January 2014. Pam’s previous career was in healthcare administration. Her life-long interest in sustainability and environmental issues led her to ISI. Pam shares her UC Berkeley Alma Mater with Dr. Cole, and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration, University of San Francisco.