I was born to collaborate. In life, I usually have a team of professionals that I work with continuously, regardless of the project. When I am hired to consult, it’s the same process. Someone has a project they need to bring to fruition and I’m very happy to assist and advise. Our first meeting to talk about the scope of the project is free. Ongoing projects are charged hourly and one-time project pricing will vary. Reach out to me with your consulting needs and I am happy to provide you with an estimate.
I can’t wait to hear what you’re working on!
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 project types that I am happy to consult on. Use these projects as an example of what I could do for you!
I love this word. This and bespoke seem to be the catch all for 2019. The idea of carefully choosing images and objects to communicate an idea fascinates me. Crafting intelligent, thought provoking exhibitions and portfolios is what it’s all about. I welcome the task!
Ruthless editing has spilled into all facets of my life and I’m better for it. William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” This idea is something I live by that 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.
Last fall, I was hired to edit 26 thousand iphone images to a couple hundred (into several themes) for a local artist. Before that, I edited 5,700 images to 68 for an exhibition by another artist.
When it comes to collections, portfolios, inherited art objects and exhibitions, I have perfect pitch and would love to help you edit. I can help you develop clarity as to what factors are important to maintain the message and essence of the aforementioned work.
Who doesn’t love to look at work? I’m no different. As director of MMPA, I see a lot of portfolios and never tire of the process. Here are some examples of what I do: send thousands of students to undergraduate and graduate school by reviewing work and writing recommendations, help artists get gallery representation, apply for grants and serve on review committees of numerous grantors. If there is something you want from your work, I would be happy to lend my expertise to help you get it.
Over the past 25 years, I have taught at dozens of institutions and had thousands of students. For these students, I have developed independent studies and individualized project plans, most of which were outside the curriculum of the courses that I teach. Standardized teaching just doesn’t work for everyone. As artists, we know what we are interested in, and what we want to be better at. I enjoy promoting these endeavors by making customary project plans. This idea dovetails with my pedagogical philosophy; I can help any artist find their voice and be clear about their message.