Our Mission

The Conversation Art Podcast explores the contemporary art world through conversations with a range of participants from the center to the fringes and back again. Through frank and incisive exchanges, the show sheds light on what goes on behind the scenes, whether in a studio, a gallery or in the backroom. Artists, industry professionals and students alike gain an insider’s view of these often opaque machinations at work.

Our Story

Michael Shaw, an artist based in L.A., launched The Conversation Art Podcast in 2011, inspired by the podcast medium and its more performance-like approach to conversation, as opposed to traditional interview Q & A’s.The Conversation took part in a radio residency at The Getty Museum in February of 2017.

The Conversation is part of the podcast network Cultural Bandwidth, an international podcast group launched in July 2018.

You can listen to episodes on our site, all major podcast platforms, and monthly on KCHUNG radio in Los Angeles.

Our Shoutouts

Hyperallergic: 21 Podcasts for Visual Artists

Artwork Archives: “The Best Art Podcast You Should Be Listening to in 2019”

Databird Research Journal“100 Outstanding Podcasts” (2019)

Artspace“7 Art Podcasts to Feast Your Ears On”(2017) – we’re top of the list!

Feedspot: “Top 10 Contemporary Art Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020

Our Team

Creator / Host: Michael Shaw 

Michael was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but only was there for a few years before heading off to SoCal. He received his MFA from Hunter College in New York City. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Producers:  | Ryan Gilden