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Project 24: A Portrait Of Millennial Artist Ariel Cotton

Rain Embuscado | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Rain Embuscado

This is the third installment of Project 24, a series that documents the lives and work of millennial artists based in New York City. As a collection,...

Most Artists Who Make A Living From Their Work Are White

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts

A study compiled by data gurus BFAMFAPhD reaffirms what many, many, many critics have postulated -- American artists are facing a diversity problem. A...

The Great Resurgence of Academic Art

F. Scott Hess | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

With none of the rigor of 19th century training, university art departments and art schools roll out thousands of wannabe artists annually in what must be one of the greatest educational scams ever perpetrated. At least the 19th century Beaux Arts painters were trained to make a living of it.

What Does It Take to Turn an Art School Education Into a Successful Career?

F. Scott Hess | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

A faculty that exhibits in important markets and that is willing to share their hard-won art world network helps short-cut the process. Ignore networking and an art career is nearly impossible.

This Woman Enrolled In Art School At 50 – Now Her Rock Sculptures Sell For Thousands!

Posted 07.02.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Ask the Art Professor: What Can a Painting Student Do to Be Relevant in a Digital World?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The digital world we live in has created a common misconception that incorporating digital media into your artwork is imperative to be relevant as an artist today. Actually, there are many contemporary artists out there working in traditional, hands-on processes who are very successful.

Ask the Art Professor: Should I Pursue a Career in Fine Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

The prevailing piece of advice that I give to my students when they worry (which is all the time) about a career in fine arts is this: no matter what happens, don't live your life with a sense of regret.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Become a Teaching Assistant?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Clara Lieu

Working as a TA can be a highly enriching and rewarding experience. By collaborating with the professor and students, you learn to cultivate vital relationships and gain essential perspective.

Ask the Art Professor: Should I Drop Out of Art School?

Clara Lieu | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

"If I transfer somewhere else, can I expect that teachers will actually have something to teach? That I won't just be shown YouTube videos? Should I just drop out and educate myself through the Internet?"

Here's What Happened At The Art Show Where Student Claimed He'd Lose His Virginity (NSFW PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

After months of media hype, an art school student who claimed he would have gay sex and lose his virginity as part of a live performance piece followe...

Ask the Art Professor: To What Extent Do Grades Define an Academic Career in Visual Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When viewed as a challenge or barometer for progress, grades can make a positive contribution to your overall experience in art school.

25 Signs You Were An Art Major

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts

For most of the world, college is a place to expand your mind, do some keg stands and begin on your path to a steady career. For a select few, however...

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Prepare Myself for the Reality of the Future?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Devote the majority of your attention to the present. Your time in art school is incredibly precious. Relish and soak in everything around you. Rarely will you have another opportunity to work on your art, uninterrupted, for such an extended period of time.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Choose a Field for Graduate School?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

While a school may ask you to choose a specific field, the truth is that many professional artists work fluidly in a number of fields.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Help My Daughter Reach Her Potential in Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

"My daughter is 14 and has not had any training but we think she has talent. What advice would you give for helping guide us to help her reach her potential in art?"

The Lowdown on Art School Risks and Returns

ARTINFO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
ARTINFO

For aspiring artists, December is the cruelest month, when thoughts of pursuing an MFA must turn to action or be cast to the winds. It's grad school a...

Ask the Art Professor: 7 Tips for Surviving Art School

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When I was a student at art school, I was so involved with making my work day to day that I wasn't able to see the big picture and figure out how to get the most out of my experience. Now that I've been on both sides of the fence as a student and professor, I'd like to offer seven practical tips to students in art school.

KAWS at PAFA

Craig Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

KAWS, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and now residing in the artist enclave of Brooklyn, is known for using pop culture iconography to cause viewers to consider the world around them differently.

Why You Should Seriously Consider Applying To Art School

| Posted 10.10.2013 | Teen

By Nicole Knoebel Has art class always been the best part of your day? Have you always been the standout of your high school concerts and plays? Th...

Today's New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde

Brandon Kralik | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

When I told my art teacher I wanted to learn to paint like Caravaggio he informed me that all of the secrets of the old masters had been lost.

Influential Magazine, Coagula Art Journal, Celebrates 21 Years

Lili Bernard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
Lili Bernard

That's what people picked it up for. There were many things in Coagula. People picked it up for the dirt. We got a level of notoriety. We were mentioned in the John Waters film, Pecker. There's a whole scene where he goes, "Be careful of that guy over there. He's from Coagula. It's a magazine."

Professional Practice Scans

Ron Jones | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Ron Jones

We who educate aspiring artists, whether we're public or private, liberal arts or research university, or a professional school tend not to give sufficient attention to what ensures proficiency, what prepares our graduates to act upon an indifferent world.

If You Were Going To Give Away Your Semen As An Art Project... Don't

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts

In strange art news this week, New York Magazine reports School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA candidate Marc Bradley Johnson was recently prevented from de...

Massive Blaze Rips Through Pratt, Destroys Artwork

| Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner CLINTON HILL — Pratt Institute students were devastated after a predawn fire tore through the top floor of the ...

Is A Degree In Fashion Right For You?

| Posted 02.04.2013 | Teen

By Hannah Orenstein If the thought of a desk job makes you run tearfully for your sewing machine and your DVRed episodes of "Project Runway," you ...