Advancing Creatives: Studio Practice

Finding time for a successful studio practice is often a challenge for artists between family, home and other responsibilities. Join this discussion to hear from full-time artists how they manage a productive week at the studio.  This panel will include tips for managing a successful studio practice, from time management, preparing for a visit from a collector, curator or gallerist, or balancing research and proposals with production and installation.

Panel of artists:

Moderated by Louise Martorano, RedLine Contemporary Art Center


This event is produced in partnership between CBCA, Art Students League of Denver, Clyfford Still Museum and RedLine Contemporary Art Center. CBCA’s participation supported by Ent Credit Union and Kenneth King Foundation. 

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About the Panelists

Ron Hicks

Sammy Lee

Sammy Lee is an artist based in Denver, Colorado. Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Southern California at the age of sixteen. She studied fine art and media art at UCLA and architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Among her many accomplishments is a performative collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma during the Bach project tour in 2018. Lee is recently a resident artist at Redline, serves as an ambassador for Asian Art at Denver Art Museum, and operates a contemporary art project and residency space, called Collective SML | k in Santa Fe Art District, Denver.

Lee's work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in collections at the Getty Research Institute, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, and the Spanish National Library in Madrid.

Daisy Patton

Daisy Patton is a multi-disciplinary artist who was born in Los Angeles, CA to a mother from the South and an Iranian father she never met. She spent her childhood between California and Oklahoma, deeply affected by these conflicting cultural ways of being. Influenced by collective and political history, as well as memory and the fallibility of the body, Patton’s work explores the meaning and social conventions of families, relationship, storytelling and story-carrying, and also connection. One prominent series, Forgetting is so long, has been featured in publications such as Hyperallergic, The Jealous Curator, The Denver Post, The Chautauquan Daily, and more.

Currently residing in western Massachusetts, Patton has a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Oklahoma with minors in History and Art History and an Honors degree. She earned her MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, a multi-disciplinary program. Patton has completed artist residencies at Minerva Projects, Anderson Ranch, the Studios at MASS MoCA, RedLine Denver, and Eastside International in Los Angeles. She has been awarded the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant, as well as the Assets for Artists Massachusetts Matched Savings grant and the Montage Travel Award from SMFA for research in Dresden, Germany.

She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally, including a museum solo at the CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado, the Chautauqua Institution, and Spring/Break NYC, among others. Her work is held in public and private collections such as the Denver Art Museum, Fidelity Investments Art Collection, and Delta Airlines. Minerva Projects Press has published Broken Time Machines: Daisy Patton, a book with essays and poetry on Patton’s practice spring 2021. K Contemporary represents Patton in Denver, CO, and J. Rinehart represents her in Seattle, WA.

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