As an independent publicist for several artists, Levato’s advice ranges from the necessity to verbally express artistic goals and crafting clear artist statements, to building a mailing list campaign and professionally approaching the press to get the word out about your work and exhibitions.
“Being in your studio is a very solitary thing, so you need to talk about your art. And not in the way that you do in graduate school, but in the way that you would to someone on the corner. The way that you would over coffee.”
Lauren Levato is a Chicago-based Visual Artist and Publicist. She was trained at The School of Representational Art in Chicago and studied privately with Steven Assael. She earned her degrees in Professional Writing and Women’s Studies from Purdue, and in Political Journalism from Georgetown University.