Kaye Donachie in her London studio

In the studio with… Kaye Donachie

The painter prefers her studio to be tidy, but it doesn’t stay that way for long – and she’s completely oblivious to the smell of turpentine and oil paint

30 Aug 2021
Liza Lou in California. Photo: Joshua White

In the studio with… Liza Lou

These days the California-based artist works nomadically in the Mojave Desert – which means playing host to the odd mountain lion

24 Aug 2021
Self-Portrait I (2015), Chuck Close.

The week in art news – Chuck Close (1940–2021)

Chuck Close has died at the age of 81. The photorealist painter first came to prominence in the late 1960s…

20 Aug 2021

In the studio with… Alberta Whittle

The Glasgow-based artist misses bumping into her studio neighbours in the corridors – but has a bag of volcanic ash to keep her company these days

20 Aug 2021

In the studio with… Arthur Timothy

The UK-based painter opens the door on his studio in Bath – where he sometimes dons a suit to work, he says, if not a tie

11 Aug 2021
Emeka Ogboh in his Berlin studio – the physical one, anyway.

In the studio with… Emeka Ogboh

The sound artist carries his studio with him wherever he goes – on a 13-inch MacBook Pro

5 Aug 2021
Basel old town.

My cultural city – Basel’s captivating contrasts, with Josef Helfenstein

The director of the Kunstmuseum Basel picks out his cultural highlights from a city in which vibrant traditions meet cosmopolitan flair

2 Aug 2021
Photo: Alexander Coggin

In the studio with… Shezad Dawood

The London-based artist increasingly works with VR technology – but his studio still smells of textiles, which remind him of his childhood

26 Jul 2021
Photo: K. Y. Cheng/South China Morning Post via Getty Images

In the studio with… Shahzia Sikander

The artist’s miniature paintings aren’t as diminutive as they may sound, but the magnifying glass attached to her worktable is still absolutely essential

21 Jul 2021
Victoria Miro London, Venice/Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and London; © Do Ho Suh

In the studio with… Do Ho Suh

For the past six years, the artist and his children have been building a magical world out of modelling clay in his London studio – but they’re running out of room

12 Jul 2021
Michael Landy photographed at his exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2021.

In the studio with… Michael Landy

Unsurprisingly, the artist who once destroyed all his possessions keeps an entirely clutter-free studio

5 Jul 2021
Photo: Donavon Smallwood

In the studio with… Reginald Sylvester II

The New York-based painter loves working alone in his studio, but its high ceilings have encouraged him to work on larger canvases – and he’s running out of room

30 Jun 2021
Illustration: David Biskup

Will unions make a difference at US museums?

Union drives have accelerated during the pandemic, but museum workers have been frustrated with management for years, write Dana Kopel and Maxwell L. Anderson

28 Jun 2021
A Game of Croquet (1873), Édouard Manet. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Four sports that have produced some half-decent art

Sport nowhere for most of last year – and now sport everywhere. But there is some passable sport art out there, we promise…

25 Jun 2021
Betty Tompkins in her studio, photographed in June 2021

In the studio with… Betty Tompkins

During the pandemic the pioneering feminist painter has retreated to her studio in rural Pennsylvania, where she has truly embraced the quiet life

21 Jun 2021
Mandy El-Sayegh photographed in her studio in 2020.

In the studio with… Mandy El-Sayegh

The unlikeliest objects in the London-based artist’s studio? Either the sex toys or the taxidermy collection, she says

15 Jun 2021
Chantal Joffe in the studio.

In the studio with… Chantal Joffe

The painter offers a glimpse of her canalside studio in London, where she works alone save for her portrait sitters – and a stuffed toy camel on wheels

7 Jun 2021

A home for empathy and artists, in a former socialist-realist district of Cracow

Utopia Home – International Empathy Centre will provide a place of interaction, exchange and community for the artists and residents of Cracow in Poland

4 Jun 2021
Sheila Hicks at an exhibition of her work at the Chaumont-sur-Loire castle in 2017.

In the studio with… Sheila Hicks

When the weather permits, the artist builds her textile sculptures in the cobblestone courtyard of her studio in the heart of Paris

31 May 2021
Illustration by David Biskup

Is the ‘arm’s-length’ principle under threat in UK museums?

With the government waging its ‘culture war’, the independence of national museums is at stake, write Chris Smith and Margot Finn

26 May 2021
Samson Kambalu at Magdalen College, Oxford.

In the studio with… Samson Kambalu

At Modern Art Oxford, the artist has set the stage for a ceremony initiating visitors into a utopian world of racial justice

25 May 2021
Bedwyr Williams with the Science Museum Group Collection at the National Collections Centre in Wiltshire. The artist is currently working with local audiences to create a film and accompanying book as a response to the collection, which will go in view at the collection centre when it opens to the public in 2024.

In the studio with… Bedwyr Williams

The Welsh artist’s studio looks out on to the mountains of Snowdonia – idyllic were it not for the children screaming in the playground next door, he says

18 May 2021
Holding court: the refurbished Raphael Court at the V&A in 2021.

Museums are finally reopening – and these are the shows we don’t want to miss

Apollo’s editors pick out the museum shows that they’re most looking forward to visiting in coming weeks

15 May 2021
Two of Julian Opie’s self-portraits, both titled ‘Julian’, from 2012 and 2013 (left to right).

In the studio with… Julian Opie

The one tool Julian Opie could least do without? His eyes, he says – although he’d be pretty lost without his computer too

10 May 2021