Eck, Tricia Van

Van Eck gives no-nonsense advice on how to get your art out there, and on making the kind of work that intrigues both audiences and museum curators.

“I encourage artists to push their work, but also push them in a way that makes them stand right on the edges. Like in skydiving right before you jump: that edge, where you’re comfortable and then someone gives you that push… and go see as much as you can, to see where your medium is and what your medium is.”

Tricia Van Eck has served as the Associate Curator at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and currently runs her own art gallery in Chicago at 6018 North Avenue.

60 minutes