Author and art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp discusses the Los Angeles art scene and the role of contemporary art criticism, and also outlines what she sees as the major factors of a successful art career.
“We all now live in a pluralistic art world and a globalized art world dominated by art fairs. Between the art fairs and the internet, everything is changing so quickly that we really don’t know what the future will be.”
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is a journalist, art critic and the author of Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s and Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe. Her writings can also be found in such publications as Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Art Net, L.A. Weekly, L.A. Herald Examiner and The Los Angeles Times and she has contributed catalogue essays on the work of contemporary artists such as John Baldessari, Craig Kauffman and Alexis Smith. Drohojowska-Philp held an academic position as chair of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Otis College of Art and Design from 1987 to 1996, and in March 2003, was honored by the International Association of Art Critics in being asked to deliver the “Clement Greenberg lecture” on Georgia O’Keeffe.