Your Art Will Save Your Life

Beth Pickens (Author)


Publisher: Feminist Press
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 136
Released: April 10, 2018
ISBN-13: 9781936932290

A candid guidebook about art-making in the midst of oppression.

As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Beth Pickens realized the importance of making art. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to empowering working artists. Intimate yet practical, Your Art Will Save Your Life helps artists build a sustainable practice while navigating the world of MFAs, residencies, and institutional funding.

“I’ve already recommended Your Art Will Save Your Life to all my students and friends. I myself consult it regularly, for discipline, inspiration, and wisdom. This book is crucial, and Beth Pickens is exactly the person to write it—tough, friendly, experienced, politically incisive, spiritually wise. A slim, necessary revelation.” —Maggie Nelson

"An electrically inspiring, politically fresh, and class-conscious guide for artists who wish to engage more deeply with their process, their careers, and their lives." —Michelle Tea

"The self-help book every artist needs! Wish I’d had this book my entire life.” —Ali Liebegott

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