Demystifying the role and mind of the curator, Smith explains how artists can get noticed without gallery representation, and the best ways for artists to get curators into the studio.
“Get to the social events where people tend to congregate around art. That’s how you’re going to meet people outside your immediate circle and possibly get face time with people that you want to see your work. And don’t be shy about inviting someone to come to your studio.”
Elizabeth Smith is currently the Executive Director, Curatorial Affairs at Art Gallery of Ontario. She served as the Chief Curator for Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and created many of the most critically acclaimed exhibits ever held at the institution.