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10 Episodes 2010 - 2010
Wed, Jun 9, 2010 60 mins
An arty reality series tracking 14 rising artists as they compete for a solo gallery show and a cash prize. First up: The players create artwork that best represents the spirit of a fellow contestant. China Chow hosts; Simon de Pury is the artists' mentor; and Bill Powers, Jerry Saltz and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn serve as the judges.
Wed, Jun 16, 2010 60 mins
It's a trash bash when the artists arrive at an appliance garbage dump and must transform discarded electronics items, such as televisions and toaster ovens, into fine works of art. Sculptor Jon Kessler is the guest judge.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 60 mins
Art and literature blend when the artists must create inventive cover art for books. Author and artist Jonathan Santlofer is the guest judge.
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 60 mins
Shock waves are the result when the artists are tasked to create provocative and shocking artwork, tapping into themes of personal importance to them. Photographer Andres Serrano is the guest judge.
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 60 mins
The contestants motor through New York City in a fleet of cars, then they rev up to create art inspired by the experience of their drive. Painter Richard Phillips is the guest judge.
Wed, Jul 14, 2010 60 mins
The artists must efficiently work together to craft a sweeping outdoor installation piece in just two days. The large-scale challenge crescendos with a public viewing. Art figure Yvonne Force Villareal is the guest judge.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 60 mins
The artists reflect on their childhoods and must create artwork by utilizing kid-friendly materials. Painter Will Cotton is the guest judge.
Wed, Jul 28, 2010 60 mins
The artists form duos and fashion artwork inspired by polarizing themes and opposing forces, such as order and chaos. Painter Ryan McGinness is the guest judge.
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 60 mins
The setting changes from the urban edge of New York City to the rural bliss of a nature preserve when the four still-standing contestants fashion nature-based artwork. Michele Oka Doner serves as the guest judge.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 60 mins
Season 1 closes with the finalists crafting their artwork in their respective homes, after which they display their collections at an art gala. The winner is then announced.