Sometimes things start in the most unexpected ways.
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 art practice and from the handful of jobs she has worked in NY including an art supply store, multiple art studios, and at a Chelsea gallery. www.laurenpurje.com.
An Artist’s Workout
There’s that tired old bit about artists being weak and tortured.
When I Stopped Taking Art-Related Jobs
A few months ago, I decided to stop taking art-related day jobs and found a warehouse to work at instead.
The Original Skyscrapers
Life in the big city can be draining.
Figuring Out an Artist’s Wants and Needs
What happens when they don’t overlap?
Everything Is an Opportunity to Improve Your Art
A tiny spring visitor ends up assisting in an unlikely way.
Making Paint from Toxic Sludge
One artist encountered environmental pollution and decided to try and make paint from it. It worked.
I’m Not into Celebrity Worship, Except When It Comes to Nick Cave
I’ll gladly show up in my Sunday’s best.
Too Cool 4 School
At my elementary school there was an annual competition to design the yearbook cover.
Oysters with Neil Gaiman
I went to see Neil Gaiman in conversation with Brooke Gladstone at BAM.
Artists Inspiring Artists
Who are on your social media feeds and why?
How a Book Was Born
It’s been a six year journey that began on the pages of this site and resulted in a very physical book.