Underrated & Overrated Artists

Why are some artists overrated, while some are underrated? This video provides three examples of overrated artists, and three examples of underrated ones, explaining the specific reasons why these artists receive more, or less attention over time. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Lauryn Welch and Jordan McCracken-Foster. Video Walkthrough Basquiat […]

What is the Future of NFTs?

This video discusses the recent sale of Beeple’s NFT (Non-fungible token) at Christie’s for $69 million dollars. This sale was Christies’ first for an entirely digital artwork, and the first time Christie’s accepted payment in the cryptocurrency Ether. How does this event impact the art world today, and the future in terms of NFTs? Discussion […]

How Artists Avoid Cultural Appropriation

This video addresses how artists use cultural appropriation, and explores ownership of stories represented by visual artists. Topics covered include what the difference is between representation and appropriation, the power of personal narratives, showing classic stories, and more. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Deepti Menon and Cat Huang. Video Walkthrough […]

Is it Wrong to Make Fan Art?

Fan Art is often where many young artists begin, but there’s a time and place for it, and inevitably copyright issues and ownership make it a more complicated subject. Read Iris Yip’s short article on the subject or watch Art Prof’s in depth video with Cat Huang and Jordan McCracken-Foster. The Ethics of Fan Art: […]