Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »

Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism.

How to spot an artist in their natural habitat.

The Latest


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 strips draws inspiration from her own...

10 replies on “You Might Be An Artist If …”

  1. Eyyyyyyyyee don’t know about this one. My personal list…Do you consider depression the gateway to creativity? Do you get upset when you read about wildly successful artists? Do you spend more on binge drinking then on food? Do you consider other people’s trash to be”art supplies”? Are your dress up clothes paint splattered? Is your most secret shame money from home? You just might be an artist.

  2. Awesome. All of these (except for the one, I guess, that specifically refers to art supplies) totally apply to writers as well.

    1. Writing counts as art. You need pens and paper or a computer with software to write. So it still counts.

      1. Oh, of course writing is an art. I would still say that it does not have quite as much of a dependence on supplies as visual art does, but that being said, I am quite a nerd about nice pens, so you may have a point there 🙂

Comments are closed.