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The Art Career

Author: Emily McElwreath

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The Art Career is a space breaking barriers by letting you sit in on candid, straightforward conversations with leaders in visual arts, writing, music, theater and film. Join New York based advisor, curator, and overall artist advocate, Emily McElwreath, for authentic conversations with icons of our generation like #1 New York Times best selling author Cheryl Strayed, senior art critic for New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz, and world renowned artist, Marilyn Minter. Emily dives deep into topics like self development, career trajectories, mental health, and social justice.
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Welcome to the "True Crime Gallery: The Dark Side of Art", the season 3 mini series finale of The Art Career Podcast, where we are going to uncover the dark and twisted tales where art and crime intersect. In this 3 part series, we bring you bone-chilling stories that will leave you captivated. We began with Dr. Noah Charney telling the tale of the cursed Ghent masterpiece. This episode we will explore the horrifying use of modern art as an instrument of torture, to a crime hidden behind one of the Louvre's prized masterpieces, and the disturbing artistic endeavors of a notorious serial killer-clown. We’ll end with the famous thefts of the Mona Lisa. Brace yourself for these haunting narratives.--  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠today and get 10% off your first month. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow us: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@theartcareer⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Podcast host: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@emilymcelwreath_art⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Music: Chase Johnson Editing: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@benjamin.galloway⁠ Production: ⁠@ruby_sloan
On Season 3, Episode 8, Emily McElwreath interviews Dr. Kate Tomas. Dr. Kate Tomas is a spiritual teacher, mentor and advisor, with a doctoral degree in Theology from the University of Oxford, and over 23 years experience.Kate is also one of the most highly educated and sought after practitioners in the world, holding a Masters degree in the Philosophy of Religion, and a Doctoral Degree in Philosophical Theology from the University of Oxford.Tomas has a thriving international practice as an intuitive advisor, & a best selling book (Chakra Crystals, 2007, 2019). She holds private practices in London, and New York where she consults for individuals as well as businesses. Kate works with forward-thinking women and non-binary people to teach them ancient and modern spiritual practices in a way that engages their entire being.Rather than needing to suspend their rational minds and critical faculties, her students are encouraged to deeply explore the world of energy, astrology and spiritual practice. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠today and get 10% off your first month. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow us: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@theartcareer⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Kate : ⁠⁠⁠⁠@katetomasphd Kate;s website:⁠ Podcast host: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@emilymcelwreath_art⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Music: Chase Johnson Editing: ⁠⁠⁠@benjamin.galloway
Jerry Saltz: Live at NYU

Jerry Saltz: Live at NYU


Welcome to Season 3, of the Art Career podcast. To launch our third season, we hosted a live interview between Emily McElwreath and famed art critic Jerry Saltz at New York University.  Jerry Saltz is one of the most popular and influential culture writers working today.Since 2006, he has been senior art critic and columnist for New York magazine. Formerly the senior art critic for The Village Voice, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2018 and was nominated for the award in 2001 and 2006. Saltz served as a visiting critic at the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Yale University, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the New York Studio Residency Program, and was the sole advisor for the 1995 Whitney Biennial. Saltz is the recipient of three honorary doctorates in addition to being the author of the NYT best selling book, How To Be An Artist. Cindy Sherman’s review states, “In How to Be an Artist, Jerry Saltz is so right-on it scares me.” Jerry’s most recent book, ART IS LIFE, draws on two decades of work to offer a real-time survey of contemporary art as a barometer of our times. We love bringing you inspiration and advice from the top names in the creative industry. If you like what you've heard, please join our community and help support production of the show. In doing so you will unlock exclusive content and opportunities. But most importantly, you will allow us to continue to bring this free content to the public, especially young artists who need the support and inspiration The Art Career has brought to our community. SUBSCRIBE HERE This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit today and get 10% off your first month. Jerry Saltz: @jerrysaltz Follow us: @theartcareerPodcast host: @emilymcelwreath_artSocial Media: Lila Pearl @lilap3arlMusic: Chase Johnson Editing: Ben Galloway @benjamin.galloway
On the Season 2 Finale of The Art Career Podcast, Emily McElwreath interviews acclaimed author Cheryl Strayed. Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide and was made into an Oscar-nominated major motion picture. Her bestselling book Tiny Beautiful Things is currently being adapted for a Hulu television show that will be released in early 2023. In 2016, Tiny Beautiful Things was adapted as a play that has been staged in theaters around the world. Strayed is also the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel, Torch, and the bestselling collection Brave Enough, which brings together more than one hundred of her inspiring quotes. Her award-winning essays and short stories have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, and elsewhere. She has hosted two hit podcasts, Sugar Calling and Dear Sugars. Cheryl lives in Portland, Oregon. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit today and get 10% off your first month. Follow us: @theartcareer Follow Cheryl Strayed: @cherylstrayed Follow 56 Henry: Podcast host: @emilymcelwreath_art Social Media: @lilap3arl Music: Chase Johnson Editing: Zach Worden
On Season 2 Episode 10 of The Art Career Podcast, Emily McElwreath interviews gallerist and overall artist advocate, Ellie Rines. Emily and Ellie discuss the importance of authenticity in the art world in this special episode with one of downtown's most popular gallerists. Eleanor Rines is a New York City-based gallery owner committed to supporting and spotlighting the work of emerging contemporary artists. Rines opened her first gallery, 55 Gansevoort, in 2013 in New York City’s Meatpacking District. In 2015, she expanded and relocated the gallery to 56 Henry Street, and renamed the gallery accordingly. In 2022, Rines opened a second location, 105 Henry. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit today and get 10% off your first month. Follow us: @theartcareer Follow Ellie Rines: @cornerdeliellie Follow 56 Henry: Podcast host: @emilymcelwreath_art Social Media: @lilap3arl Music: Chase Johnson Editing: Zach Worden
In Season 2 Episode 9 of The Art Career Podcast, Emily McElwreath interviews artist Shona McAndrew. Together they take a deep dive into body acceptance, the female gaze and explore Shona's life and career.  Shona McAndrew (b. 1990) was born in Paris and lives and works in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (2016) and a BA in Psychology and Painting from Brandeis University (2012). She had a solo sculptural installation at Art Omi inGhent, NY (2021), a solo show of life sculptures at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at UAB, Birmingham, AL (2021), which traveled from Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA (2020). Previous solo exhibitions also include CHART, New York, NY (2019 & 2021) and Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY (2019). Shona has a upcoming solo show at CHART in February 2023. McAndrew’s painted papier-mâché sculptures, digital collages and paintings depict women in their most private moments, taking pleasure in twirling untrimmed pubic hair, squeezing soft bellies, or a hand casually warming itself in the fold of a crotch.  Life-size, or often slightly larger than human scale, the works draw from personal experience and observation to call attention to the simultaneous banality and importance of fleeting, introspective, and vulnerable moments. Unembarrassed by their exposed bodies and confrontational towards our careless voyeurism, Shona’s women ask us to valorize mundane activities of body exploration, self-care, and forgetting to see one’s self through the critical eyes of others. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit today and get 10% off your first month. Follow us: @theartcareer Follow Shona McAndrew: @ellie.hayworth Follow Chart Gallery: @____chart____ Podcast host: @emilymcelwreath_art Social Media: @lilap3arl Music: Chase Johnson Editing: Zach Worden
On Season 2, Episode 8 of The Art Career Podcast, Emily McElwreath speaks with self made publicist Ellie Hayworth about all things branding and communications. Don't miss this episode with countless pieces of wisdom about organic growth and strategy. Ellie Hayworth is the founder of Hayworth, a strategic consultancy committed to promoting intrepid ideas at the intersection of art and design. The company was founded in the art of storytelling specializing foremost in communications, marketing, and public relations savvy. Through her company, Ellie has distinguished herself as an extended communications director, a storyteller, a curator, a project manager, and a public liaison. Hayworth has developed, managed, and executed on public relations and marketing strategies for diverse clients across the arts & culture sector including the VOLTA Art Fair, the Affordable Art Fair, Powerhouse Arts, and artist Suzy Kellems Dominik, among many others. A burgeoning art collector, Ellie contributes a profound passion for the evolving mechanics of the art & design market and for the connoisseurship that sustains it. Ellie received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Communications Studies and Art History at Vanderbilt University and proceeded to earn a Master of Arts in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Ellie is fluent in Spanish and thus demonstrates a passion for international contemporary culture influenced largely by her own Cuban-American heritage. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit today and get 10% off your first month. Follow us: @theartcareer Follow Ellie Hayworth: @ellie.hayworth Podcast host: @emilymcelwreath_art Social Media: @lilap3arl Music: Chase Johnson Editing: Zach Worden
S2|E7 Emily McElwreath (Solo)  Emily shares a little about her life, the women that lift her up, and the inspiration behind @theartcareer  Emily McElwreath is equipped with over seventeen years of experience as an adviser, independent curator and art educator; she also boasts a background in sales. Thanks to her time as Director of Communications and Education at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Emily demonstrates the unique ability to understand the art world from both the point of view of the artist and the audience. This skill is continually perfected through extensive involvement in art education: throughout her career, Emily has organized multiple programs, lectures, and panels, featuring distinguished artists, on university campuses and leading NYC venues, in addition to lecturing herself at Sotheby’s Education. Emily has worked on blockbuster exhibitions including Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel and Nate Lowman at The Brant Foundation, as well as lecturing at top NYC museums including The Whitney and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most recently, Emily has curated multiple exhibitions with leading emerging artists and is now host and CEO of The Art Career Podcast. Building relationships with artists continues to be Emily’s main focus, frequenting studio visits, connecting artists with collectors, and building partnerships within the art community. With an MA from Purchase College in Art History with a Concentration in Contemporary Art Criticism and an Art Business Certification from Christie's Education, Emily McElwreath possesses diverse, real-world experience and formal academic training. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit today and get 10% off your first month. Follow us: @theartcareer Podcast host: @emilymcelwreath_art Music: Chase Johnson Editing: Zach Worden
On Season 2 Episode 6 of The Art Career Podcast, Emily McElwreath interviews Jasmine Wahi. Wahi's multi-faceted curatorial and social practices predominantly focus on issues of femme empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. During the interview the two cover topics such as community, passion and equitability, and agree that politeness is, indeed, overrated. Jasmine Wahi is the Founder and Co-Director of Project for Empty Space, a nonprofit organization rooted in Newark, NJ, and soon to be in New York City. Her multi-faceted curatorial practice predominantly focuses on issues of femme empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. While co-directing PES, Ms. Wahi became the inaugural Holly Block Social Justice Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2020. While at the museum she curated several renowned exhibitions, including Born In Flames: Feminist Futures and Wardell Milan: AMERIKA. God Bless You If It's Good To You, which were oriented around the thesis that visibility is the primary tenet of Social Justice. In addition to her work at more formal institutions, Ms. Wahi also curates exhibitions and lectures internationally on dismantling White Supremacist, Capitalist, Patriarchal structures in the cultural realm and beyond. Recent notable engagements include her 2019 TEDx talk on intersectionality and visibility, entitled All The Women In Me Are Tired; and a group exhibition entitled American Truth at the SVA Chelsea Galleries. A lover of learning and sharing, Ms. Wahi has taught at a number of art institutions, including Yale University, and the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts department. She is currently on the Faculty of Brooklyn College in New York City. Ms. Wahi received her own Art History education from New York University, where she has a BA in Art History from the College of Arts and Sciences, and an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts.  Jasmine Wahi lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her chihuahua mutt, Momo. You can follow her shenanigans and micro-essays on Instagram at @browngirlcurator. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit today and get 10% off your first month. Follow us: @theartcareer Follow Jasmine: @browngirlcurator Podcast host: @emilymcelwreath_art Music: Chase Johnson Editing: Zach Worden
On Season 2 Episode 5 of The Art Career Podcast, Emily McElwreath interviews Eileen Myles prior to the release of Pathetic Literature, a global anthology of pieces from lesser-known classics by luminaries like Franz Kafka, Samuel Delany, and Gwendolyn Brooks to up-and-coming unpublished writers that examine pathos and feeling, giving a well-timed rehab to the word “pathetic”. During the interview the two discuss meditation, Marfa, cigarette smoking and the best city in the world, New York. The Art Career podcast is available on all podcast platforms. Eileen Myles (they/them) came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently novelist, public talker and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their 22 books include For Now, evolution, Afterglow, I Must Be Living Twice/new & selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. In 2019 they wrote and directed an 18-minute super 8 film, The Trip, a puppet road film. See it on youtube. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim, a Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, 4 Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, they received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. In 2019 Myles received a poetry award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In 2020 they got the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. They live in New York and Marfa, TX. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit today and get 10% off your first month. Follow us: @theartcareer Follow Eileen: @eileen.myles Podcast host: @emilymcelwreath_art Music: Chase Johnson Editing: Zach Worden
On Season 2, Episode 4, of The Art Career Podcast, Emily McElwreath interviews artist Taha Clayton during his solo exhibition, The Cloth, curated by Will Hutnick at Troutbeck in Amenia, NY. The two explore what it means to be self-taught, maintaining dedication, and the importance of representation. The Art Career podcast is available on all podcast platforms. Taha Clayton is a Brooklyn-based painter, Houston, TX born and raised in Toronto, ON. Clayton's style and aesthetic is rooted in classical practices, while his narratives juxtapose historical and futurist allusions. He creates realistic renderings, many through portraiture, to celebrate and transcend culture and legacy. His Muslim upbringing and cultural heritage shape his work in order to address mistruths of ethnic antiquity. This clash with Western perspectives is conveyed through images of empowerment rather than historically misguided portrayals of despair and strife. Whether his subjects are captured in their natural environment or composed within an imagined story, these figures embody dignity, culture and beauty. Clayton’s precise, labored, and intricate methods of realism is especially illustrated through his common use of fabric. His subjects are not only representatives, but should be seen as individuals with human stories. His work has been recently exhibited at the Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), the Art Renewal Center (Port Reading, NJ), and at MEAM, the Europe Museum of Modern Art (Barcelona, Spain). Clayton’s artistic journey was also documented in the award winning 2016 documentary, “Heavyweight Paint". This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit today and get 10% off your first month. Follow us: @theartcareer Follow Taha: @tahaclayton Podcast host: @emilymcelwreath_art Interview location for Episode 4: Troutbeck Music: Chase Johnson Editing: Zach Worden
In S2 | E3 of The Art Career Podcast, Emily McElwreath interviews Simon de Pury. Together they explore passion, curiosity and gratitude, ultimately discovering why it is that Simon truly is one of the leading figures in the art world. The Art Career Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, and Google. Link in bio. "My real engine and true motivation is my curiosity" -Simon de Pury Auctioneer, art dealer, curator, photographer and dj, Simon de Pury is one of the leading figures in the art world. Renowned for his legendary performance on the auction podium, which have earned him the moniker “the Mick Jagger of auctions”, de Pury has auctioned and secured some of the most legendary art collections. Moreover, as an active charity auctioneer, it is estimated that de Pury has raised several billion dollars for a number of charities and cultural institutions over the course of his career. As a mentor and curator, de Pury has been instrumental in championing the careers of many contemporary artists, photographers and designers, and has been the subject of and featured in several documentaries and films, including BBC documentary ‘The Man with the Golden Gavel.’ @theartcareer @simondepury @emilymcelwreath_art Image Courtesy of the Artist #TAC #TACpodcast #theartcareer #artpodcasts #simondepury
In Season 2, Episode 2 we welcome artist Roxanne Jackson, whose solo exhibition, Nature is a Whore: A Comedy & A Tragedy, is currently on view at The Hole, New York.  During the interview, Jackson explores gratitude, the power of manifestation and being a part of nature. Roxanne Jackson is a ceramic artist and sculptor living in Brooklyn and upstate New York. Her works are black-humored investigations of the links between transformation, myth and pop-culture. Press for her work includes The New York Times, The New Yorker, The LA Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hyperallergic, Forbes, among many more. She is the recipient of residencies at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Japan), the Beeemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), Socrates Sculpture Park (NY), Wassaic Project (NY), PLOP (UK), The POTTERY WORKSHOP IN CHINA), the Ceramic Center of Berlin (Germany), among others. Jackson has exhibited internationally and currently has a solo show at The Hole, Nature is a Whore : A Comedy & A Tragedy @theartcareer @roxannejackson_ @emilymcelwreath_art #TAC #TACpodcast #theartcareer #artpodcasts #roxannejackson
In Episode 1 we welcome artist Mickalene Thomas. In preparation for her solo exhibition at Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, we discuss the power of art, reincarnation, and how black erotica fills the void of aspirational love. The Art Career Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, and Google. Link in bio. Mickalene Thomas was born and raised in New Jersey and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. One of the most influential artists today, her innovative practice has yielded instantly recognizable and widely celebrated aesthetic languages within contemporary visual culture. She is known for her elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel. Not only do her masterful mixed-media paintings, photographs, films and installations command space, they occupy eloquently while exploring the intersecting complexities of black and female identity within the Western canon. Thomas received a B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 2000 and an M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT in 2002. In 2012, a blockbuster Brooklyn Museum exhibition established Thomas as one of the leading artists of her generation. In the decade since, Thomas’ work has been purchased by institutions ranging from the Museum of Modern Art to the Guggenheim, from the Whitney to the Studio Museum in Harlem and from museums in Boston, Chicago, Tokyo and more. She has held solo exhibitions all over the world. Thomas has truly become a master of the female nude form and erotic suggestion in addition to having the drive and commitment to her practice that is unparalleled. @theartcareer @mickalenethomas @emilymcelwreath_art Image Courtesy of the Artist #TAC #TACpodcast #theartcareer #artpodcasts #mickalenethomas
In The Art Career’s last episode of Season One, Emily McElwreath interviews Ghanaian artist Ferguson Amo who has spent his career advocating for artists rights. A self labeled “Artrepreneur”, Ferg discusses the importance of protecting your work, changing the dialogue around artists rights and building a legacy for yourself. Ferguson Amo works across various mediums, including hyper realistic drawings, installations, and mixed media. Originally from Koforidua, Ghana, the artist explores contemporary African identity in the diaspora and examines the intricate details of history and experiences of cultural diffusion, and its assimilation, through representation. Through each work, Amo asks “how as an audience, can we move the image of black bodies and ‘blackness’ toward emancipation?” Amo has exhibited work at VisArts, Rockville; Kente Royal Gallery and The Immigrant Artist Biennial, both New York City, among others. Season Two - Launches Fall 2022 Follow us: @theartcareer Podcast Host: Emily McElwreath @emilymcelwreath_art Ferguson Amo - @ratedferg  Podcast Director: Morgan Everhart @morgan_everhart Sound editing: Aaron Stoner Music: Chase Johnson Enjoy 10% off your first month of affordable, private therapy by visiting
Lauryn-Ashley Vandyke is a recent graduate of New York University who has made a fast and furious name for herself in the New York art scene. She has become downtown Manhattan’s party planner, headlining the top DJs, venues and emerging artists. Lauryn-Ashley is a regular contributor to The Drunken Canal, a print-only newspaper for the exclusive downtown crowd. In this episode of The Art Career Podcast, Lauryn-Ashley shares her journey to her recent role as David Zwirner Gallery’s event coordinator. Follow us: @theartcareer Podcast Host: Emily McElwreath @emilymcelwreath_art Lauryn-Ashley Vandyke - @tastyhandpullednoodles Podcast Director: Morgan Everhart @morgan_everhart Sound editing: Aaron Stoner Music: Chase Johnson Enjoy 10% off your first month of affordable, private therapy by visiting
Whether we like it or not, the internet has completely changed the way we orient and present ourselves. Your social media presence can make or break your career and it's one of the main topics art professionals struggle with. Fortunately, there are people like Nora Gomez-Strauss in the world who manage digital strategies. In this episode, Nora discusses her career, general social media strategies, and what it’s like to manage virtual communications for a major arts organization in New York City, The Public Art Fund. Follow us: @theartcareer Podcast Host: Emily McElwreath @emilymcelwreath_art Nora Gomez-Strauss - @publicartfund @nogophoto Podcast Director: Morgan Everhart @morgan_everhart Sound editing: Aaron Stoner Music: Chase Johnson
From Complex, Adidas, to Sneeze magazine, Bradley Carbone is key in establishing and driving an authentic New York point of view - or what many may call, “streetwear media”. Bradley has his finger on the pulse of skateboarding, music, and the intersection of street art and fine art. He does this in a way that many people don’t talk about. It’s one thing to have creative vision, but it’s absolutely essential to have direction and organization for visibility and growth. It’s also another very rare thing to be as successful, equally kind as Bradley. In this episode, Bradley discusses how he stays true, connected, and innovative with the street-inspired culture of skateboarding. Follow us: @theartcareer Podcast Host: Emily McElwreath @emilymcelwreath_art Bradley Carbone - @bradleycarbone @sneezemag Podcast Director: Morgan Everhart @morgan_everhart Sound editing: Aaron Stoner Music: Chase Johnson This episode is sponsored by Artstagram, Friend of the Artist, and Better Help. Artstagram is a leading art account bringing eye-catching coverage of established and emerging artists in New York and beyond to your Instagram feed. @artstagram__ Friend of The Artist is a publication launched in 2015 to showcase the work of emerging artists. @friendoftheartist Enjoy 10% off your first month of affordable, private therapy by visiting #TAC #TACpodcast #theartcareer #artpodcasts #sneezemag #bradleycarbone #adidas #complex #skateboarding #skateculture #streetwearmedia
In Episode 8 of The Art Career Podcast, we chat with artist, photographer and filmmaker, Laurie Simmons, about her refreshing love for observing and her life-long urge to call out how absurd the intersections of life, art, and consumption can be. With all of the unexpected obstacles that life brings us, Laurie Simmons shares how looking and listening helped herself achieve things she never thought possible. A prominent member of the Pictures Generation, photographer and filmmaker Laurie Simmons uses dolls, puppets, and other anthropomorphized subjects to explore objectification, domesticity, and American consumerism—their effect on women in particular. Since the 1970s, she has photographed miniature scenes of post-war domestic splendor, shot a series focusing on a custom-made Japanese “love doll,” and made a debut feature starring Meryl Streep alongside a cast of puppets and Alvin Ailey dancers dressed as inanimate objects. Simmons has enjoyed solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, and beyond. Laurie Simmons is an artist that's happier now, more than ever before in her career. With decades of masterful, critically acclaimed work, she’s managed to do something that most artists don’t do, which is to keep herself interested. Follow us: @theartcareer Podcast Host: Emily McElwreath @emilymcelwreath_art Laurie Simmons - @lauriesimmons Podcast Director: Morgan Everhart @morgan_everhart Sound editing: Aaron Stoner Music: Chase Johnson This episode is sponsored by Artillery, Cultbytes, and Better Help. Artillery, The Only Art Magazine That’s Fun to Read. Based in Los Angeles, covering contemporary art for 16 years. @artillery_mag Cultbytes is an online art publication covering art from a broad but critical perspective. Founded in 2015, they are also New York’s first digital agency to specialize in the cultural sector. @cultbytes Enjoy 10% off your first month of affordable, private therapy by visiting #TAC #TACpodcast #theartcareer #artpodcasts #lauriesimmons #photography #filmmaking #picturesgeneration
In Episode 7 of The Art Career Podcast, Emily McElwreath chats with Will Hutnick, an artist, curator, and Director of Artistic Programming at the Wassaic Project in Upstate NY. The Wassaic Project is widely known, especially with artists around NYC, for being a residency that cultivates a great artist community. Will shares how he promotes artist centric projects while maintaining healthy boundaries in his personal and professional life. Will also shares why residencies are significant in the arts and how to successfully apply to them. Hutnick is a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Painting, as well as a 2017 Martha Boschen Porter fund grant recipient from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. He received his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY) and his B.A. from Providence College (Providence, RI). Recent exhibitions include: 1969 Gallery (New York, NY), Geary Contemporary (Millerton, NY), Sugarlift (New York, NY), Satellite Art Club (Brooklyn), Craven Contemporary (Kent, CT), Collar Works (Troy, NY), Standard Space (Sharon, CT, solo) and One River School (Hartsdale, NY, solo). Hutnick has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat, Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency by Collar Works, DNA Artist Residency, Wassaic Project, Vermont Studio Center and a curator-in-residence at Benaco Arte and Trestle Projects. He has curated exhibitions at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Trestle Projects, Pratt Institute, Wassaic Project and Standard Space. From 2015-20, Hutnick was one of the Co-Directors of Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Brooklyn. He is currently the Director of Artistic Programming at the Wassaic Project, a nonprofit organization that uses art and art education to foster positive social change. Follow us: @theartcareer Podcast Host: Emily McElwreath @emilymcelwreath_art Will Hutnick - @willhutnick @wassaicproject Podcast Director: Morgan Everhart @morgan_everhart Sound editing: Aaron Stoner Music: Chase Johnson
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Jun 25th

Lisa Bell Sandoval

sorry 'I live in upstate new York ' and the hosts nasal tone of voice is where i stopped listening (about a minute in) the impression given is she only cares for the what's hot now, trend art, not real soulful perspective shifting art. I believe that's part of the industries "exclusive to only some" art problem. Quick maybe harsh judgement but I'm going with my gut)

Jun 10th

Saith Ammar

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May 31st


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May 23rd


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Desert Milo

When it comes to pursuing a career in the arts, it can be challenging to find opportunities and build a network in the industry. However, with the help of technology and platforms like the Orion Star gaming app, artists now have more avenues to showcase their talents and connect with potential collaborators and clients. The app's community-driven approach allows artists to create and share their work with a global audience, receive feedback and support from fellow creatives, and even monetize their content through the platform's virtual currency system. Moreover, the gaming aspect of the app adds an extra layer of engagement, making it a fun and interactive way for artists to showcase their skills and build their online presence. Overall, the Orion Star gaming app presents a promising avenue for aspiring artists to kickstart their careers and gain recognition in the art industry

May 3rd