Welcome to the Smart Art Business Podcast. Hosted by art business coach Rachel Wilkins, the Smart Art Business Podcast was created to help visual artists and creative entrepreneurs grow and sustain a successful business. Featuring tangible advice and inspiring interviews with artists and industry experts, you will learn how to brand, market, and sell your art the smart way.


In this episode our host, Rachel Wilkins chats with Max Neutra, an experienced designer for Meow Wolf about the vulnerability and challenges that come with creating artwork in public. He dives deep into how he uses his power of humility and persistence to get results while collaborating with other creatives as well. Max also shares tips on how he has managed to balance his work role and parenthood. He partly draws his creativity from music which he has creatively woven into his art career.



Max Neutra is a Santa Fe born artist who stumbled upon painting in public by accident. He is an experienced designer for Meow Wolf, an American Arts and entertainment company. Max graduated with an honours from Academy of Communication Arts and Technology with in Santa Fe in 1997. In 2000 graduated from Sound Arts program at Expression Center for New Media in San Francisco.

Each painting max makes is like a signature that bears his unique mark. He is popularly known for bunnies on his street art project which was conceived in Barcelona at a live painting event. In his creative mind space, this has evolved into a meditation which seeks to achieve a certain balance and a study of motion and space.



In this episode we discuss:

  • The vulnerability and challenges that come with creating artwork in public
  • The power of humility and persistence in order to get results
  • Collaborating as creatives and the associated benefits
  • How to balance work roles with parenthood
  • Different sources of artistic creativity


Max Neutra’s Website: https://maxneutra.com/

Rachel Wilkins’ Website: http://www.smartartbiz.com/


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