Women Rule: The Jealous Curator, Danielle Krysa

Women Rule: The Jealous Curator, Danielle Krysa

I guess there's an "art world" out there.  Yet, I'm an artist and I teach kids about art and I feel FAR away from wherever it is.  I could count on one hand the amount of times I've been to a gallery in the real world to see art that's new, by artists working now.  There are very few spaces with new art that feel inviting to everybody (kids, non-billionaires, wearers-of-shorts).  What is it about the way we share contemporary art that feels so elitist?  

 Painting by  Natalie Featherston , recently featured on The Jealous Curator

Painting by Natalie Featherston, recently featured on The Jealous Curator

Well, I've got lots of thoughts about that BUT thanks to the internet and people like Danielle Krysa, we're bringing it to the people!

 Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator

Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator

Krysa calls herself "The Jealous Curator."  She is a blogger, podcaster, artist, curator, and writer.  Here are some neat things she's done:

 Follow  thejealouscurator on Instagram  to get all of her post updates

Follow thejealouscurator on Instagram to get all of her post updates

1. The Jealous Curator Blog.  Here, she showcases the work of current artists and transcribes bits of interviews she's conducted on her podcast.  *See some recent features at the bottom of this post.

  Honor Freeman , recently featured on the Jealous Curator

Honor Freeman, recently featured on the Jealous Curator

2. The Jealous Curator Podcast.  It's called "Art for Your Ear."  Here, she interviews contemporary artists about their life, process, etc.

[It’s] a chance for all of us to get to know these successful artists, who also happen to be regular people with hilarious stories, before they’re in the art history books. I post episodes every Saturday so that you can start your weekend with a bit of art… for your ear.
— The Jealous Curator, Podcast

3. Two books.  Most recently, bestseller, Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths about Being Creative, which seems like a nice long pep talk about doing creative work, despite your conscience telling you you're the worst.  Reminds me a little of "The Gap," a great essay by Ira Glass.  

 Danielle Krysa's newest book, "Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk..."

Danielle Krysa's newest book, "Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk..."

4.  The Fancy Schmancy Gallery, an online gallery that let's you buy some (a small selection) of the art you see on the blog.

 Buy reasonably priced art here.

Buy reasonably priced art here.

4.  Her own cool art.

 Snippets of Danielle Krysa's art.

Snippets of Danielle Krysa's art.

5.  TED Talks, OWN Network appearances, speaking engagements, etc.

 

I'm so impressed with all that she's done to encourage creative work and promote working artists trying to make it in the real world.  

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Here are some recent posts that made me real jealous.  

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