Artist Feature: Stu Chait
Stu Chait is based in Rochester, NY. His work includes mulit-tych, watercolor, abstract paintings. We asked him some questions about his work and life, and here is what came of the conversation…
- What project(s) are you involved in that you are most excited about right now?
A Manipulation in Red, 2011
I am working on a large multi-tych painting (114″ x 114″) that is scheduled to exhibit at the Dyer Gallery at the Rochester Institute of Technology this summer.
- What has been your proudest moment as an artist so far?
As I slowly move into Public Art as a larger venue to exhibit my work to larger audiences, I’m very proud to have been selected to Oklahoma City’s pre-qualified artist’s pool from 2014 thru 2016.
- What is one thing about being a career artist that you didn’t learn in school?
Knowing and understanding how to work with clients and the public at large. I am an architect by trade and there are many crossovers.
- How did you first start promoting your work/ building your audience? Did you use social media?
After several pieces sold at a group invitational, I started my web site and then moved onto Facebook.
- What excites you the most about the art world at large or your local art community right now?
How varied it is and how it continues to evolve. Here in Rochester, because of Kodak and the George Eastman Museum, photography is big. But the Rochester Institute of Technology has a definite influence with the merging of technology and the arts.
- Which Starry Night Programs have you been involved in, and what was your experience like?
I was included in Artists to Look Out For. The experience was good, it showed another audience and acceptance of my work and since then I’ve continued to get shortlisted on Public Art calls. Eventually kicking that door open to become a finalist.
- Is there anything else you want to share?
As artists, we have to decide what we want to do and where we want to go. Don’t become sedentary in your work or your approach. Things will come to you and will appear, sometimes not so obviously.
You can find Stu Chait’s website here. You can also find him on Facebook with his artist page and his business page, Chait Studios.
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