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Danielle Krysa - Author

About the Author

Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Visual Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator (est. 2009), and has curated art shows from Washington DC to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Toronto. Danielle is also an artist herself, and creates mixed media collages combining found images, paint, and as much humor as she can pack into each title. She is the author of several art books: “Creative Block”, “Collage”,  “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk”, “A Big Important Art Book - Now with Women”,  “A Big Important Artist – A Womanual”, and in September of 2020 her first children’s book, “How To Spot An Artist”, will be released worldwide. Danielle has had the great pleasure of speaking at TEDx, PIXAR, Creative Mornings, and was interviewed for several video segments on oprah.com.

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A Big Important Artist: A Womanual Creative Projects and Inspiring Artists to Kick-Start Your Imagination

A Big Important Artist: A Womanual Creative Projects and Inspiring Artists to Kick-Start Your Imagination

Author: Danielle Krysa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Unleash your inner artist with this beautiful guided sketchbook, full of brand new creative projects and illuminating bios of female artists, from the author of A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women). Full of interactive projects, profiles of powerhouse contemporary women artists, and idea-sparking sketch-starters, A Big Important Artist is a cheeky and empowering way to activate an artistic practice. Based on A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) by artist-author Danielle Krysa, founder of The Jealous Curator, this sketchbook includes: 30 creative projects to complete within the book's pages. With 25 brand-new projects, and 5 of Danielle's all-time favorite projects from her past work, these guided prompts encourage readers to utilize a range of media as they work through the sketchbook, including drawing, painting, and collage.Profiles of 30 contemporary women artists, including full-page images and trading-card style statistics.Dozens of short historical sidebars on women, from Frida Kahlo to Georgia O'Keefe, who made art herstory. Artist-designed illustrations, graphic elements, and illustrated prompts throughout the customisation sketchbook interior. A deluxe lay-flat binding and uncoated woodfree paper to facilitate art-making.

A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists--And Projects to Help You Become One

A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists--And Projects to Help You Become One

Author: Danielle Krysa Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2018

Walk into any museum, or open any art book, and you'll probably be left wondering: where are all the women artists? A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) offers an exciting alternative to this male-dominated art world, showcasing the work of dozens of contemporary women artists alongside creative prompts that will bring out the artist in anyone! This beautiful book energizes and empowers women, both artists and amateurs alike, by providing them with projects and galvanizing stories to ignite their creative fires. Each chapter leads with an assignment that taps into the inner artist, pushing the reader to make exciting new work and blaze her own artistic trail. Interviews, images, and stories from contemporary women artists at the top of their game provide added inspiration, and historical spotlights on art herstory tie in the work of pioneering women from the past. With a stunning, gift-forward package and just the right amount of pop culture-infused feminism, this book is sure to capture the imaginations of aspiring women artists. This title features: ANN CARRINGTON, ESTHER PEARL WATSON, MARTHA RICH, JANET ECHELMAN, SEVERIJA INCIRAUSKAITE-KRIAUNEVICIENE, NAOMI OKUBO, PHYLLIS BRAMSON, MYRIAM DION, KATHARINE MORLING, BOBBIE BURGERS, ILONA SZALAY, SUSANNA BAUER, OLEK, SEONNA HONG, TONYA CORKEY, NATALIE BAXTER, SAMANTHA FIELDS, BUNNIE REISS, MOLLY HATCH, LOLA DONOGHUE, GUNJAN AYLAWADI, REBECCA LOUISE LAW, CATHERINE GRAFFAM, XOCHI SOLIS, PEREGRINE HONIG, TINA BERNING, ERIN M. RILEY, NIKE SCHROEDER, HAGAR VARDIMON, STEPHANIE VOVAS, KELLY PUISSEGUR, SARAH GEE MILLER, NATHALIE LETE, ZEMER PELED, ANNIE KEVANS, HAYV KAHRAMAN, BETH LO, CAROLINA ANTICH, MARIA SVARBOVA, HSIAO-RON CHENG, MARY ABBOTT, ELSPETH PRATT, RACHEL LEVITT, JOEL PENKMAN, KYEOK KIM, ANA TERESA BARBOZA

Big Important Art Book (Now with Women)

Big Important Art Book (Now with Women)

Author: Danielle Krysa Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2018

Celebrate 45 women artists, and gain inspiration for your own practice, with this beautiful exploration of contemporary creators from the founder of The Jealous Curator. Walk into any museum, or open any art book, and you'll probably be left wondering: where are all the women artists? A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) offers an exciting alternative to this male-dominated art world, showcasing the work of dozens of contemporary women artists alongside creative prompts that will bring out the artist in anyone!This beautiful book energizes and empowers women, both artists and amateurs alike, by providing them with projects and galvanizing stories to ignite their creative fires. Each chapter leads with an assignment that taps into the inner artist, pushing the reader to make exciting new work and blaze her own artistic trail. Interviews, images, and stories from contemporary women artists at the top of their game provide added inspiration, and historical spotlights on art "e;herstory"e; tie in the work of pioneering women from the past. With a stunning, gift-forward package and just the right amount of pop culture-infused feminism, this book is sure to capture the imaginations of aspiring women artists.

Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk And Other Truths About Being Creative

Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk And Other Truths About Being Creative

Author: Danielle Krysa Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2016

This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. Each encouraging chapter deconstructs a pivotal moment on the path to success-fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others-and explains how to navigate roadblock. Packed with helpful anecdotes, thoughts from successful creatives, and practical exercises gleaned from Danielle Krysa's years of working with professional and aspiring artists-plus riotously apt illustrations from art world darling Martha Rich-this book arms readers with the most essential tool for their toolbox: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work.

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