From the Back Cover
"The global art world of the 21st century is increasingly complex, and
hard-hearted. Tens of thousands of art school graduates and
self-educated artists enter the scene every year, and in their own way,
each wants to make a living from their work, while pursuing a
meaningful career. The prospects for success are slim, yet the flow
of new talent continues unabated.
In a remarkably useful guidebook for artists trying to find their
way, the artist Brainard Carey has spelled out in a clear and concise
manner, a series of strategies and techniques that, taken as a whole,
are the equivalent of that elusive course in real-world preparedness
that most art schools gloss over or simply ignore. In addition to
his thoughtful and thorough approach to the subject, Carey's candor
and complete lack of cynicism and posturing makes this book a
must-read for any emerging artist."
Writer, curator. Formerly, director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art
About the Author
Brainard Carey was born in Manhattan, New York, and grew up in Yonkers. After attending undergraduate art school at SUNY Purchase, he moved to Rhode Island and opened a gallery and began publishing a literary magazine. Carey then moved back to New York City, where he met Delia Bajo, and cofounded Praxis, which was invited to be in the Whitney Biennial in 2002 and to be in a solo show there in 2007, as well as other venues around the world. Carey also has a mentoring/ educational business that helps artists to write grants, exhibit, and advance their careers. He splits his time between New York City and a studio in New Haven, Connecticut, where he has a radio show on Yale radio WYBC called The Art World Demystified.