this episode, I talk to the Boston based artist Crystalle Lacouture
about her work, her experience working as a longtime assistant to
Nancy Spero & Leon Golub, collecting artwork and working as an
Crystalle is a painter based in Boston and North Adams,
MA and received her Bachelor’s degree in Painting/Printmaking from
Skidmore College in 2000.
During the 10 years she lived in NYC, Crystalle was a
longtime assistant to activist artists Nancy Spero and Leon Golub.
She also worked at the Lower East Side Printshop, for the
installation artist Phoebe Washburn and at the Academic Arts
Agency, College Art Association.
addition to her full-time studio practice Crystalle has worked as a
private art consultant, and curates art programming and
acquisitions at TOURISTS, a hotel and resort newly opened near Mass
MoCA in North Adams, MA. She is represented by Beth Kantrowitz from
BK Projects in the Boston area.
several of her paintings were acquired by Fidelity, she
participated in a Vermont Studio Center residency, and had a two
person show with the artist Helena Wurzel. This fall she will be in
a 3 person show at Drive-By Projects in Waltham, MA. She is also
the mother to three elementary-age children and an avid