Last week, I had the luck of speaking with Lauren Glazer. Lauren is 24 years old and was born in Miami, she has always loved art, and so naturally, she decided to do something with that. She studied at Sotheby's Institute and worked at Art Direct and Lehmann Maupin. Now, she is a publicist at Wolf PR in Brooklyn.
What is your best experience in the art world ?
There have been so many, from getting to study under Barbara Strongin for my auctions course, to meeting Vik Muniz and Nick Cave, to seeing Frank Stella's retrospective for the first time, there are so many moments that I cherish. I also really loved all the trips Sotheby's took us on such as Art Basel Miami where I saw the work of Whisbe for the first time, whose work I recently bought as my first official art purchase. I also loved my travels to the Netherlands to go to TEFAF as well as Bogota for ArtBo. My first art purchase was really exciting too because it was all just the right timing and place.
Where does your interest from art come from ?
I have always loved art since I was a kid. I was that kid that looked at art and said I could do that. I luckily grew up with parents who have always supported my passion for making art and learning about it. My parents always had plenty of arts and crafts materials for me at home, they sent me to art camps, and my mom actually framed some of my childhood art. My love of art has always been in me. I went from wanting to make art to wanting to learn the history of it, and then learning the business of it.
Tell me a little bit more about your instagram account ?
The account started as a way to show my friends and family back home what they New York city art world was like. It started as my personal private account and then I started posting more art and writing more about them. Then I went public and I wanted to become a resource for learning about contemporary art (though I post about modern as well!). I wanted a follower to walk into a gallery or museum and see a work like something I posted and be able to use what they learned from me to help inform their experience of the work where there was no explanation outside of their own understanding. Then it kept growing and I kept curating and refining it. I keep learning with each changing in the algorythm and each new wave of followers. I love my following because they are so responsive, and I mean that by their comments and DMs. My followers aren't afraid to share with me their own experiences or ask questions and I love engaging with them. I love that I provide a platform not only for them to learn from me but also for me to learn from them and for us to have discussions, even when they disagree with me.