Articles by Brendan Carroll

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I’m a failure. Now what?

I’m a failure. Now what?

How does the life of a boxer compare to the life of an artist?

Portrait photo of Paula Hayes Photograph by Béatrice de Géa

Work, Get Paid, Re-invest, and Then Work Some More

Work, Get Paid, Re-invest, and Then Work Some More

Brendan Carroll talks to midcareer artist Paula Hayes about how she cultivates a thriving studio practice and re-invests income to fund new work.

Portrait of Sam Vernon

An Emerging Artist by the Financial Numbers

An Emerging Artist by the Financial Numbers

Brendan Carroll talks to emerging artist Sam Vernon about how money and earned income inform her aesthetic decisions inside and outside the studio.

Kianga Ellis (Courtesy of Ellis)

“Why would anyone listen to a derivatives lawyer talk about contemporary art?”

“Why would anyone listen to a derivatives lawyer talk about contemporary art?”

Curator and collector Kianga Ellis discusses what she looks for in an artist’s work and her mission to connect artists and collectors via social media platforms.

Portrait of Vidal Centeno

Artist Loses Studio, Goes Gonzo

Artist Loses Studio, Goes Gonzo

What remains after the studio is gone? Creativity, possibility, and curiosity, says artist Vidal Centeno, who recently relinquished his studio space to cut expenses.

Erin Riley-Lopez (Photo John Pankratz)

Curator Finds the Perfect Job (and makes a decent living, too)

Curator Finds the Perfect Job (and makes a decent living, too)

Brendan Carroll talks to Erin Riley-Lopez, Curator of the Freedman GAllery at Albright College, about how curators weather an uncertain job market during tough economic times.

Amy Wilson (Courtesy of the artist)

Painter’s Hardnosed Observations About Art, Multiple Income Streams, and Living Within One’s Means

Painter’s Hardnosed Observations About Art, Multiple Income Streams, and Living Within One’s Means

Brendan Carroll talks to artist Amy Wilson about how she keeps her studio costs low and strives to live within her means.

Marius Watz (Courtesy of the artist)

Bare-Knuckle Reflections About Art and Commerce from a Digital Nomad

Bare-Knuckle Reflections About Art and Commerce from a Digital Nomad

Brendan Carroll talks to artist Marius Watz about the ramifications of being a digital artist in today’s art market.

Jen Mazza (self portrait)

Hand-to-Mouth Existence Begins to Pay Dividends

Hand-to-Mouth Existence Begins to Pay Dividends

Brendan Carroll talks to artist Jen Mazza about the impact that the global financial meltdown has had on both her sales and her studio practice.

Angie Waller (Courtesy of the artist)

Internet Forager Shuns Art World; Embraces Open Source

Internet Forager Shuns Art World; Embraces Open Source

Carroll talks to artist Angie Waller about her decision to make open-sourced, non-collectable work, and how she negotiates the dynamic between cost and labor without sacrificing creativity.