Dominic Musa


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Welcome to our eleventh episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Dominic Musa. We recorded this episode in early April 2021. We speak with Dominic about his painting process, how he creates space+light in his work, psychological imagery and mental space.

Dominic Musa is an emerging artist living and working in Paterson, NJ. He received a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from SVA in New York. This podcast episode was made on the occasion of Dominic's first solo exhibition with Y2K group.

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Audio timestamps below:

0:00 - Intro

0:20 - Dominic bio

0:59 - Hello

1:33 - NJ + weekend

2:17 - Living with plants

3:57 - Where did you grow up and when did you know you wanted to become an artist?

8:11 - Who are some of the artists that keep inspiring you?

9:32 - Have you ever seen the artists work in person?

10:08 - Do you like their paint quality, imagery, or presence of the work?

11:53 - Experimenting with materials

13:40 - What is your process before starting a new painting and how has that evolved since grad school?

15:34 - How do you determine what to add from memory and what to include from observation?

20:12 - Do you dream about your compositions?

21:43 - Who are the figures in your work?

23:27 - Is it easy to paint on multiple works?

25:17 - How do you determine the spaces in the paintings?

27:52 - How does geometry or perspective play a role in your work?

28:53 - How do you determine the light source in the paintings?

30:19 - What are the small figures in your work?

32:05 - Do you try to create different feelings and moods in your work?

35:26 - Growing up in the woods and unknown expanse

37:35 - How long have you been working on the paintings for the Y2K show?

40:28 - What are some of your favorite movies, books, or podcasts?

43:43 - Thank you!

43:52 - Outro