really excited to share this episode with you guys because it is
with the art writer John Seed. I’m sure many of you have read or
follow John Seed on social media. I’ve been following his writing
for a while now and also enjoyed how he was championing figurative
painting during a time when it wasn’t as popular. In fact, John is
speaking today, Friday, March 13 at Kalamazoo Institute of Art on
David Park and has a show he curated up at Sue Greenwood Gallery in
Laguna Beach, Table for Four. I will be sharing images from that
show and of David Park’s work. I was actually planning to go to the
discussion at KIA, which I talk about in the interview, but decided
at the last minute, not to due to the coronavirus. I hope all of
you are staying healthy and making the decisions you need to make
for your own health and practice etc.
Seed is a California-based arts writer, painter, curator, and
retired professor. Seed is a 7th generation Californian who grew up
in Westside, Los Angeles. He began making art while attending
Stanford University, where he earned a BA in Studio Art and an MA
in Fine and Studio Art at UC Berkeley. He began writing about art
for his local newspaper, which led to a position writing for The
Huffington Post. Since then Seed has written for Harvard Magazine,
Hyperallergic, and Christie’s Hong Kong to name a few. He has
published several books and he is a frequent speaker and panelist.
In our conversation, we discuss his formative experiences, how he
started to write, his time teaching and his advice for artists.
John was so wonderful to connect with and talk to and is a true
advocate for the arts and artists.