Crista Cloutier: Coach for Artists
#besmartaboutart Creative Specialist Crista Cloutier is a coach for artists.
Actively involved in the contemporary art world throughout her career, Crista Cloutier works internationally as a writer, artist, curator, and educator.
Until 2007, Crista was the Director of Segura Publishing Company, a collaborative fine art studio headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. In her ten years of leading the company, she collaborated in the creation of original artwork with some of the most significant artists working today. This work is now included in collections such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Chicago Art Institute.
In addition to her work in art, Crista has her Master’s Degree in Religious Studies and writes on topics both historical and contemporary.
She has been a frequent contributor to the "Belief Blog" for The Guardian in the UK as well as Huffington Post, Contrary Journal, and You Magazine. Crista's research on 19th century spiritual photographs was published in France by the renowned art press Gallimard and in the USA by Yale Press for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's publication The Perfect Medium. Crista was also a producer of the documentary film Pasa un Angel, which received the top award at the San Francisco International Film Festival and was subsequently screened at the United Nations Conference Against Torture in Washington, D.C. before showing to international audiences.
In 2008, Crista stepped sideways from the art business to pursue her own creative projects. She is currently writing a musical, has recently curated an international exhibition of new work by Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond, and she has completed a successful crowdfunding campaign for her Working Artist project.
Today Crista lives in London though she travels frequently to teach her remarkable workshops to artists, writers, and other creatives.
The key areas in which Crista specialises are:
- Earning a living with your heart-led creations.
- Running crowd-funding campaigns for creative projects.
“Great support for artists!"
-Jean-Baptise Hugo, Artist
Crista Clouiter offers coaching to artists (in both the UK and USA) with the #besmartaboutart Creative Specialist Programme.
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In this 14-minute video, Crista gives insight on crowd-funding your next project: