A studio visit can make or break career opportunities for an artist. Whether a curator is looking to include art in an exhibition, a collector is coming to view a body of work, or a dealer is interested in representing your work, there is a certain art to the visit. Heather Zises, an independent curator, will guide you on best practices for a studio visit including what to say, how to display your work, and which rules to break, if any.
About the Instructor
Heather Zises is a Brooklyn based writer, curator and Founder of READart, an independent platform for contemporary art and visual culture. With a background at Pace Gallery and Phillips, Heather collaborates with companies and nonprofits on various art initiatives. Heather’s essays, reviews, and interviews have been published in books, magazines, and exhibition catalogues, including Whitehot, Fjords Review, PREGAME and The Excellent People. Heather has participated as a curatorial juror for various organizations such as UrbanGlass and has conducted curatorial critiques at project spaces like Kunstraum. Raised in Boston as a ballerina, Heather graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English and Dance, and has a MA from Christie’s Education. Currently, Heather is completing her first book, 50 Contemporary Women Artists, which will be published by Schiffer Publishing in Winter 2018.