Daily Drawings: Week One

As people around the world stay indoors to curb the spread of Covid-19, Artforum has invited artists to share a drawing—however they would like to define the word—made in self-isolation. Check back each day this week for a new work by a different artist.

Maria Calandra, Gina Beavers’s Studio, 2020, graphite on paper, 8 1/2 x 11". This drawing was made while spending an afternoon in Gina Beavers's studio over Zoom. It is for my project Pencil in the Studio, in which I visit with artists for the day and draw their studio and art. The project was started in 2011 and there have been nearly 100 visits to date. Because the community of artists is so important to me and my work, at first it was challenging to operate under stay at home. I was relieved to find that technology, in this instance, could help enable a connection between myself and another artist that was not far from a visit in real life.   You can see more of my work for this project at

Maggie Lee, Stephen King on Painkillers Looking into a Snow Globe, 2020, digital photograph.  I was trying to write poems which I could turn into lyrics for this pop song I’m making. I was kind of stuck, so I thought to make a snow globe to stare into for something to write about. I put every type of glitter I had in my room in it.

Jess Johnson, Milxyz Pips, 2020, pen, fibre tipped markers, acrylic paint, and gouache on paper, 15 x 11".

B. Wurtz, untitled (pan painting), 2020, acrylic paint on aluminum, 17 3/4 x 14 1/2 x 3 1/4".