Shauna Lee Lange is an artist, illustrator and designer who is also a liturgical arts adviser to churches and other sacred spaces. She has identified trends in North American contemporary sacred arts that include a return to organic materials, a focus on mysticism and exoticism and a preference for minimalism. She is based in Connecticut.
Darrell Black is an American artist who is based in Frankfurt, Germany. His abstract acrylics and oils are frequently inspired by faith, and he has spoken about using art to bridge the gap between Christianity and Judaism.
York Lethbridge is executive director of the Mercer Union, a center for contemporary art in Toronto. He curated the center’s 2016-2017 show “Astral Bodies,” a group show in which artists explored “the nature of divinity and how we fit into the universe.”
Judith Tutin is an Ireland-based artist whose paintings frequently address Catholicism. Her artist’s statement describes viewing art as a spiritual experience.
Francoise Bissara-Frereau is a French artist and sculptor whose subjects are frequently religious and include St. Joan of Arc, the Virgin Mary, the Holy Family and the Last Supper. Contact via the form on her website.
Omar Kholeif is a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, where he will curate the 2019 show “Many Tongues: Art, Language and Revolution in the Middle East and South Asia.” The show will examine “shared histories of colonization and migration, and religion and tradition.” Contact via Elena Grotto in media relations.
Helen Molesworth is chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. She can discuss how contemporary artists, especially those whose work is not explicitly religious, confront questions usually tackled by religion. Contact via Priyanka Fernando, communications assistant, or Emily Rose, her executive assistant.
Menachem Wecker is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist who writes frequently about art and religion/spirituality for many publications, including The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Religion News Service. He can discuss contemporary artists whose subjects are inspired by faith or religion, especially Jewish and Christian artists. Contact via the form on his […]
Beth Krensky is an associate professor of art education and the area head of art teaching at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is also an artist and activist. Her work is expressed in objects — she makes reliquaries, prayer shawls and “portable sanctuaries.” Some of her work is rooted in Judaism.