In this episode, get to know Gita Joshi's story and learn how she became a curator, coach for artists, and artpreneur with an inspiring platform for artists.
We talk about how to find your calling, trust your dharma, and develop your own destiny.
Gita shares her curatorial process and talks about the show she recently curated for Create! Magazine, "Springing Forward."
This episode also features inspiring tips for artists to help you show up for yourself, become your own best advocate, and even suggestions for marketing your work in exciting and unconventional ways.
Gita Joshi is an independent curator, an award-winning art dealer, and the host of The Curator’s Salon - a podcast and website focussing on the art world with advice for early and mid-career artists.
She has an art history background and trained in curating at Central St Martins before opening her own gallery, Orso Major, in Central London (2013-2016)
Gita has produced artists open studio programs, worked with arts charities, organised open exhibitions, been a juror for art competitions, and curated exhibitions in business spaces as well as within the gallery context.
She works as an artist coach supporting artists to establish their careers and paint their own profitable path.
She has curated over 30 exhibitions and her first virtual exhibition opened in April 2020.
Gita is the author of the bestselling book, Show Your Art - How to build an art career without a Gallery.
She says “There are more artists than galleries could ever manage today. And if you are an artist, you are best positioned to show your art and reach an appreciative audience directly. Artists are the best advocates of their work and need to learn to become their own agents. The idea that you must have a gallery for any kind of success is an outdated one. Sadly this idea keeps artists stuck and unseen, when in fact the tools and resources to exhibit and sell their work is available to them right now.”