Noah Krell, The Dinner Guest, 2006, Ink jet print, 36 x 48 inches
Clients/ Art Direction
Over the past nine years I have taken on private clients in addition to the work I do for MMPA. I’ve been approached by students, artists, institutions and other collaborators to work on various projects. Here are a few of the projects I like to do and would welcome.
I love this word. This and bespoke seem to be the catch all for 2019, but however over used the word, the idea of carefully choosing images and objects to communicate an idea is fascinating and will always prevail. To craft intelligent, thought provoking exhibitions and portfolios is what it’s all about.
I was born to collaborate. In life I lead and usually have a team of professionals that I work with over and over regardless of the project. When you are hired to consult, it’s the same process. Someone has a project they need to bring to fruition. I’m very happy to assist and advise.
Editing has spilled into all facets of my life. William Morris once said, “ Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” This is something I live by; it affects my art making and editing choices. Hardly anything promotes as well as beauty. I know that this is anti contemporary theory, but I just can’t help myself. I am craft based to the bone!
When it comes to collections, portfolios, inherited art objects and exhibitions. I have perfect pitch.
I can help you be clear about what is important to keep the message of any of the above.
I love to look at work! As director of MMPA I get to see a lot, and I never tire of the process.
Over the years, I have sent thousands of students to undergraduate and graduate school and I’ve also assisted artists who want to have gallery representation or to apply for a grants. Because I’ve been at the art business for a while, I’ve also sat on the review committees of numerous grantees and have written hundreds of recommendations. If there is something you want from your work, I can help you get it.
Over the past 25 years I have taught at dozens of institutions and have done hundreds of independent studies outside the curriculum of the course, or the departments requirements for graduation. This dovetails with my pedagogical philosophy. I believe that standardized teaching just doesn’t work for everyone, and that as artists, we know what we are interested in, and what we want to be better at. I love work on individualized programs. I can help any artist find their voice and be clear about their message.