Based on interviews with a culturally, geographically, and aesthetically diverse group of 75 mid-career artists, Creative Practices For Visual Artists is a reassessment of the methods and approaches used by highly successful artists in their practices.
The book offers concrete resources and solutions to the challenges created over the last fifteen years by the culture of assessment in K-12 education, the impact of digital media and culture, and the high costs of college education. Promoting a holistic approach to artistic practice, it discusses the role of focused and non-objective research, the benefits of reframing one’s approach to studio time, forms of embodied research, open-ended experimentation, and the generative gifts of anxiety and failure.
Steinbach has presented this research at corporate events, teacher workshops, and numerous colleges and universities. Contact him here for information about speaking to your group.
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The fall of 2018 will bring artist exhibits to four Minneapolis college Galleries for the official book release for Creative Practices for Visual Artists. Focusing on the process through which these artists generate their work, the exhibits will show models, sketchbooks, studies, readings and other information. More details about dates and participants will be posted here as they are finalized.
Augsburg University Galleries will be showing the work of Margery Amdur.
Bethel University Olson Gallery will be exhibiting the work of Deborah Aschheim, Matthew Bourbon, Cesar Cornejo, Jill Downen, Lang and Baumann, and others.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design will be exhibiting the work of Jenene Nagy.
St. Kate's University Catherine G. Murphy Gallery will be showing the work of Caroline Kent and a guest artist.