Founded in early 2011 by photographer Klea McKenna and writer Nikki Grattan, In The Make is an online arts journal that offers an intimate look at current West Coast art practice. Through visiting artists in their studios we learn about each artist’s space, process, influences, and the behind-the-scenes elements that are often unseen in a gallery or museum setting. Each week we post a new artist studio visit on our site inthemake.com. In addition to written and photographic documentation, we are now working with video editor Dana Laman, to create videos about some of the artists we visit. We document these visits with the hope of revealing both the richness and the daily realities of creative work. Our aim is to raise interest in art practice, while simultaneously debunking the romantic myth of the artist. We recognize that creative work is real work, done by real, passionate people in all sorts of different spaces.
Visit us at inthemake.com