Welcome to the ninth episode of Smart Art Business, a podcast created to help artists thrive.

If you are reading this, you are most likely an artist that invests a lot of time, energy and resources into creating your artwork.  Over the coming months, we will be chatting with artists and industry professionals to bring you ideas and suggestions on how to refine your work, increase your sales, and broaden your audience.

In this episode, we chat with artist Suzanne Scott on the subject of building a cohesive body of work.

Suzanne Scott was born in New Jersey in 1973 and has lived in Manhattan for the past 20 plus years. Suzanne studied human anatomy for four years at The Art Student’s League of New York, under the tutelage of Michael Burban, who led on the Sistine Chapel restoration. She then worked as a medical illustrator for Acumed, Inc, with a specialty in orthopedic implants. Suzanne has also received her Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She accesses all of her past studies to inform her current abstract works. Suzanne recently completed three advanced, post-graduate art residencies in France. She has been nominated three times for the Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome, as well as being proposed for an Award through the Academy of Arts and Letters last year. She has exhibited nationally and internationally for over 25 years, currently with representation in France and New York City.



In this episode we discuss:

  • What galleries and art dealers look for in a body of work
  • Developing a distinct vocabulary
  • If an MFA is necessary to have success in the art world
  • The importance of knowing your “why”
  • How to say excited and curious about the work you are creating
  • Mentorship

Here is a list of resources mentioned in this episode:

We hope you find this episode packed with value and resources that help you with your art business. We wish you ongoing success.

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