How To Make It: 10 Rules For Success From Art Curators Image via Elisa Carmichael / Requested Credit

Elisa Carmichael

Carmichael Gallery

Rule: Be patient.

"I believe the key to success in most aspects of life is patience, and this definitely applies to curating. It takes years to develop the knowledge, taste, relationships and vision that culminate in a successfully curated show. It does feel satisfying to accomplish things when you're young, but it's important to not be in too much of a rush at the same time. I started curating when I was 20 and opened my first gallery at 21, but six years later I'm still honing those four aforementioned elements, and expect to do so for years to come. Experience gives you perspective, and I find it exciting to know that if you continue to educate and push yourself hard, your best work is probably still to come."

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