I’m Craig Gould and this is Outside of New York, a series of in-depth discussions with members of the art world who live and work outside of New York.

Look, you and I both know that New York is the seat of power in the world of contemporary art. It has been since World War II, the rise of abstract expressionism, Peggy Guggenheim, the New York School, the Irascibles. However, the world continues to evolve. Studios in New York aren’t getting cheaper, but the ability to reach a widespread audience digitally has never been easier. So, how can a serious artist make it outside of New York? Why would you want to? What are the trade offs? Outside of New York seeks to find those answers while introducing you to the real people, the genuinely talented and creative people that make up the tribe of artists and art professionals West of the Hudson. Instead of dragging you through a painfully academic art critique, each conversation on Outside of New York will dive more into the artist’s journey and his or her personality. Where did you grow up? When did you realize you couldn’t avoid becoming an artist? Do you work in silence or jam out to The Sex Pistols? I want you the listener to be a “fly on the wall” for candid conversations about what it means to live and work in the art world outside of New York.

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