professional Development

Webinar: Visual Arts Round Table: Critics, with Stephen Maine & Matthew Deleget

Jan 16 2012




Online Learning



The Visual Arts Round Table: Critics will consist of a live 90-minute conversation about contemporary art criticism between artist/critic Stephen Maine and artist/gallery director Matthew Deleget.  The interview will cover all aspects of the relationship between visual artists and critics, including background context and training, areas of aesthetic interest, learning about new artists and exhibitions, the process of viewing an exhibition, forms of criticism, the writing process and critical voice, studio visits, the impact of the recession, current trends in the art world, and more.  Participating artists will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

To attend this webinar, you will need access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired is preferred over wireless). There is no special software needed.

Monday, January 16, 7:00-8:30pm (EST


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Stephen Maine is a painter, freelance art critic, independent curator and teacher. His work has been seen recently at Sue Scott Gallery, O. K. Harris and Carriage Trade in Manhattan; Sideshow, Smack Mellon, and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Brooklyn; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum in Ithaca, NY; the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; and Crane Arts in Philadelphia. He is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in painting (2000-2001); he will be in residence at Yaddo in May, 2012.

Maine is a member of American Abstract Artists and the International Association of Art Critics. Contributing Editor at and regular contributor to Art in America, he has also written for, Art on Paper, The New York Sun, artecontexto, and Artillery magazine. Recent curatorial projects include “The Incipient Image” at Lesley Heller Workspace and “Wall Works” at The Painting Center. Maine teaches in the graduate Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

Matthew Deleget is an abstract painter, curator, and writer.  He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and Australia.  He is a member of American Abstract Artists, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Artist Advisory Committee, and the board of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.  Matthew has received awards from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, Brooklyn Arts Council, and The Golden Rule Foundation, and his work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Flash Art, Artnet Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Basler Zeitung, among others.

In 2003, Matthew founded MINUS SPACE, a platform for reductive art on the international level based in Brooklyn, NY.  MINUS SPACE’s web site is used by more than 800 people daily from 150 countries worldwide. Matthew has also organized more than thirty solo and group exhibitions at both MINUS SPACE’s gallery in the Gowanus, Brooklyn, as well as other collaborating venues on the national and international levels.  MINUS SPACE exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, Artnet Magazine, ArtNews, The Brooklyn Rail, Houston Public Radio, Huffington Post, The New Criterion, New York Magazine, NYFA Current, New York Sun, Time Out New York, and Village Voice, among others.

Matthew holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.  He holds a BA in Art and German from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN.