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Conversation: Post-Art School Confidential

Sharon Louden, artist and editor of “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” and Andrew Russeth, co-executive editor of ARTnews

Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Location: NOTE NEW LOCATION: Boliou Hall, room 104

Contact: Steven Richardson, x4389

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So you're graduating with a  degree in the arts, and you have burning questions about how to make it in the real world as an artist. Bring your questions to this candid and frank discussion between two seasoned and decorated veterans of the art world: Sharon Louden, artist and editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life in conversation with Andrew Russeth, critic and co-executive editor of ARTnews. The insights gained from this lively discussion will be relevant to all types of makers at all stages, not just recent grads.

Speaker bios:

Andrew Russeth is an art critic originally from Minnesota, based in New York and co-executive editor of ARTnews. He previously edited GalleristNY, The New York Observer's website about the New York art world. His writing has appeared in W, New York Magazine, and Bijutsu Techo, as well as catalogues for shows at the Whitney Museum, the Studio Museum, and other museums and galleries. 16 Miles of String, his blog about contemporary art and art history in New York, has been supported by the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.

Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists and the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2013). Louden's work is held in major public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. Sharon Louden has taught for more than 25 years since graduating with a MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1991. Louden is also active on boards and committees of various not-for-profit art organizations and volunteers her time to artists to further their careers. She is also a consultant for the Joan Mitchell Foundation, advising their grantees; conducts webinars for Creative Capital Foundation and organizes a popular lecture series interviewing luminaries in the art world at the New York Academy of Art in New York City.

Follow the speakers on social media:

@andrewrusseth (instagram and Twitter)

@sharonlouden (instagram)
@LoudenStudio (Twitter)



Image: Zoë Charlton, cover of The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, 2014. Photo: Greg Staley. Courtesy of the Artist.