Studio Visit: Austin Lee

A paint-splattered space for artworks that begin digitally

“Art is the only thing I was good at”

Highlights From Desert X 2019

At Desert X, a series of outdoor exhibitions in the Coachella Valley, this year’s artwork addresses timely and poignant issues—from the depleting Salton Sea, indigenous peoples’ rights and the political battle at the US-Mexico border. These striking pieces turn sparse land into places for reflection, debate and hope—across more than 50 miles. From Sterling Ruby’s SPECTER to Pia Camil’s Lover’s Rainbow, Artsy staff has picked some of the highlights. …

Lorraine O’Grady’s “From Me to Them to Me Again” at SCAD

Haiku diptychs driven by arguments grounded in reason

“I realize now, most of my work is an argument against Western civilization.”