In this extra-length webinar, candid teaching artist Dannielle Tegeder gives advice on a plethora of topics, from speaker’s fees and free studio spaces to the difficulties of parenthood for artists.
“When artists are showing 10, 20, 30, 40 years there’s a lot of things that happen in your career, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of different relationships, and maybe a lot of different types of work you make. For me, it’s about really pushing and evolving your work and making good work. Because, when I’m (hopefully) 80, or 90, or 100 years old, I want to be able to look back and say to myself, ‘I made authentic work.’
Dannielle Tegeder is a Brooklyn-based artist working with painting, drawing, installation, animation, and sound-based art. Born in Peekskille, New York, Tegeder received her BFA, with a focus on painting, from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1994. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997, and she remained in Chicago for approximately ten years before moving to New York City for a studio space courtesy of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. She has since participated in a number of residencies, including ones in New York City organized by SmackMellon, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Wave Hill, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Henry Street Settlement, as well as ones outside New York organized by the Yaddo Foundation (Saratoga Springs, NY), Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Canada), the Triangle Foundation (Durham, NC), and Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL). She has been a visiting artist at over forty institutions, including the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brandeis University, Princeton University, Rice University, and California College of the Arts. Tegeder has held full-time teaching positions at Cornell University and SUNY Purchase. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Art at the City University of New York at Lehman College.
Tegeder has had solo shows at such venues as the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College (Clinton, NY), the Knoxville Downtown Gallery at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN), Gregory Lind Gallery (San Francisco, CA), the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at SUNY Purchase (Purchase, NY), Herter Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA), Müller De Chiara (Berlin, Germany), Galerie Xiappas (Paris, France), and Arrónis Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City, Mexico). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including ones at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Beta Pictoris Gallery (Birmingham, AL), Islip Art Museum (Islip, NY), Lombard Fried Gallery (New York City, NY), PS1/MoMA (New York City, NY), the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL), Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland), De Hallen Haarlem (Haarlem, The Netherlands), and Galerie Baer (Dresden, Germany). Tegeder currently maintains a studio at The Elizabeth Foundation, and she is married to Mexican conceptual artist Pablo Helgeura and has a young daughter. She also operates the website MOMTRA for art parents.