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prison art

A Popup LA Art Space is Exclusively Showing Works by Convict and Ex-Convict Artists

With ‘Legal Goods,’ the team behind recently closed LA DIY art space Think Tank Gallery question whether 'legal' is actually good.
DJ Pangburn
4.11.17
Stuff

The Heartbreaking Stories Behind Prison Inmates' Art

We talked to some of the artists featured in a new gallery exhibition that showcases work made by inmates while in prison.
Molly Hayes
11.15.16
Stuff

How LGBTQ Prisoners Use Art to Survive Incarceration

At an exhibit of works by LGBTQ prisoners opening tonight called On the Inside, the stories of a twice-marginalized population are put front and center.
Peter Moskowitz
11.4.16
New York

Incarcerated Young Adults Get a Gallery Show at NYU

A new exhibition celebrates the 15-year anniversary of the Artistic Noise outreach program.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.5.16
Art

Prisoner-Produced Products Present Slavery in Its Modern Form

Cameron Rowland’s sculpture exhibition, '910200000,' was brought to you by prison labor.
Antwaun Sargent
3.16.16
Art

Death Row Inmates Are Sculpting Their Own Memorials

The disarming artworks of 11 men from a maximum-security Nashville prison go on display at apexart on September 9.
Sami Emory
8.19.15
Art

Inmate Art Exhibition Simulates Prison's Cell-Sized Life

Talking to the curators of 'Art Transports Us Out of Bounds: Prison Arts in San Diego.
Sami Emory
7.18.15
Art

An Exhibition of Inmate Inventions Opens in a Freight Elevator

Homemade tattoo guns, pens, electrical cables, and more go on display at Stefan Ruiz's new exhibition with Mmuseumm.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
5.28.15
Stuff

Boobs, Skulls, and Mickey Mouse: The Art of Hardened Mexican Prisoners

Paños are proof that even the most hardened criminals make their mothers hand-drawn cards on Mother's Day.
Reno Leplat-Torti
2.6.15
Art

Ai Weiwei Takes Over Alcatraz For New Exhibition

The abandoned prison on Alcatraz Island becomes home to new exhibition, "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz".
Becky Chung
9.26.14
Art

Ross Manning Is Bringing Light To Tasmania's Old Convict Cells

The Brisbane-based light and sound artist talks about his upcoming exhibition at the Dark Mofo festival.
Mitch Parker
4.15.14