December 3, 2018

Artist talk: Jess T. Dugan, Clarissa Bonet, Kevin Miyazaki, and Rafael Soldi

Columbia College Chicago

Clarissa Bonet, Emerge, from "City Space."

"Every Day I’m Hustlin’: Artists Talk About Money"
Hosted by the Columbia College Chicago Photography MFA program.

Clarissa Bonet, Jess T. Dugan, Kevin Miyazaki, and Rafael Soldi have built sustainable careers as independent artists and have received acclaim for their work—but how do they maintain their careers financially?

The panelists will address how they identify income sources that align with their fine art work and how they use jobs and assignments as a springboard for personal work. They’ll share specifics about their process, including lecture fees, gallery commissions, day rates, licensing fees, and much more.

Featured panelists
Clarissa Bonet
'12 is a Chicago-based artist. Her work explores aspects of the urban space in a physical and psychological context. She received her Photography MFA from Columbia College Chicago. Her work resides in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, University Club Chicago, JPMorgan Chase, and Twitter among others.

Jess T. Dugan '14 is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. Her work is regularly exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of several major museums. She received her Photography MFA from Columbia College Chicago. She is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.

Kevin J. Miyazaki is an artist, editorial photographer, and educator living in Milwaukee. His artwork addresses issues of memory, ethnicity, and family history. His freelance clients include The New York Times, AARP, Travel+Leisure, and Architectural Digest. Miyazaki is an adjunct instructor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian-born, Seattle-based photographer and independent curator. He holds a degree in Photography and Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Soldi's work has been exhibited and published internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Frye Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and City of Seattle Public Art Collection.

Event details
Wednesday, December 5, 6 to 7:30pm

Graduate open studios and reception, 7:30 to 8:30pm

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Lecture Hall, Room 921


This event is hosted by the Columbia College Chicago Photography MFA.

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