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This week, LA’s new Academy Museum, the intersections of anti-Blackness and anti-fatness, a largely unknown 19th century Black theater in NYC, sign language interpreters, and more.


Lauren Purje

Lauren Purje (b. 1987) grew up in Dublin, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 2009 with a BFA in Painting. She moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2011 where she currently lives and works. This series of comic...

6 replies on “Advice to Art Students”

  1. Right on the nose, every time. One of my figure drawing teachers added, “Never make art while under the influence of something. Years later, you’ll find that you’ve used it as a crutch, and can no longer make without it.”

  2. Missing piece of advice: Don’t bother going to grad school. You’ll be choking enough on debt from undergrad for the rest of your miserable life.

  3. Oh my God…speaking from experience art school was a great example of what not to do. It’s true youth is wasted on the young! Great cartoon!

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