Season 2 Episode 10 – The Big Show Airdate: December 21, 2011 Summary: Season 2 closes with the final artists at work on a full solo exhibition, then presenting their collections at a grand gala opening. The episode culminates with the naming of the winner. Artist KAWS is the guest judge
Season 2 Episode 9 – Exile on Main Street Airdate: December 14, 2011 Summary: The artists visit an idyllic small town in New York’s Hudson Valley and then must create a portrait of a resident. Guest judge: Richard Phillips.
Season 2 Episode 8 – Sell Out Airdate: December 7, 2011 Summary: It’s a battle between commerce and substance when the artists hit the streets of New York City to create worthy “high art” that must also sell. Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn is the guest judge
Season 2 Episode 7 – La Dolce Arte Airdate: November 1, 2011 Summary: The artists rev up to create artwork from automobile components, such as the engine, the car’s body or the leather seating. Performance artist and automotive designer Liz Cohen is the guest judge
Season 2 Episode 5 – Ripped From the Headlines Airdate: November 9, 2011 Summary: A deadlines-and-headlines challenge tasks the remaining artists to create artwork as inspired by a newspaper story. Artist Adam McEwen serves as guest judge.
Season 2 Episode 3 – Make It Pop Airdate: October 26, 2011 Summary: The contestants must create pop art ? la Andy Warhol, with inspiration springing from music, television and celebrity culture. The winner scores a full-page display in an entertainment magazine. Contemporary artist Rob Pruitt is the guest judge.
Season 2 Episode 2 – Art Movement Airdate: October 19, 2011 Summary: The artists must use Parkour, a discipline where participants overcome obstacles using only their bodies to move from point A to point B in the most creative and inventive way possible, as their inspiration.
Season 1, Episode 10 – “The Big Show” Airdate: 11 August 2010 Summary: 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. Watch Work of Art: Season 1, Episode 10
Season 1, Episode 9 – “Natural Talents” Airdate: 4 August 2010 Summary: 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. Watch Work of Art: Season 1, Episode 9
Season 1, Episode 8 – “Opposites Attract” Airdate: 28 July 2010 Summary: 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. Watch Work of Art: Season 1, Episode 8
Season 1, Episode 7 – “Child’s Play” Airdate: 21 July 2010 Summary: The artists reflect on their childhoods and must create artwork by utilizing kid-friendly materials. Painter Will Cotton is the guest judge. Watch Work of Art: Season 1, Episode 7
Season 1, Episode 6 – “Open to the Public” Airdate: 14 July 2010 Summary: Artists must creat a large-scale, outdoor installation piece. Watch Work of Art: Season 1, Episode 6