The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts supports embedded arts research through critical exchange

GYST200: Advanced Critique Class

Sign up For GYST200: Advanced Critique

When: Mondays October 1 – November 12 from 7-9PM

Location: Los Angeles area at enrolled artists’ studios

Cost: $280



This is an exclusive class for students who have already taken the GYST workshop and/or students who evidence an emerging practice and want to delve in-depth into the conceptual issues informing their work. This class will equip you with advanced skills needed to speak articulately and convincingly about your work.

This class will be moderated by art critic, artist, curator, and GYST VP, Tucker Neel.

Since we will be holding critiques in each student’s respective studio, it is important that this class be limited to artists working in the Eastside LA region (including Glendale & Pasadena). This is due to the time of the class and the desire for every student to be able to attend every studio visit. If you have any questions please email

Due to the intimate nature of this class, enrollment is limited to 6 artists.


Please email the following materials to by September 25, 2012:

A digital portfolio of 6 images of your work. Images should be a maximum of 800pixels wide and 72 dpi. If you work in video please provide a link to videos online. DO NOT EMAIL VIDEO.

An image list for the work in your portfolio

Your current artist statement

Your current resume

A brief statement about why you want to take this class.

“This class helped me enormously to rethink and re-imagine my subject matter and especially my process, which was not serving my intended subject matter at all. It broadened my thinking and offered excellent professional practice methods. Tucker’s genuinely constructive and thoughtful approach to critique is inspiring. He keeps conversation moving and topical. He is extraordinarily generous with his time and commitment to each artist.” –Nancy Baker Cahill.
After taking the GYST critique class Cahill secured a solo show at the Pasadena Museum of California art.

“I’ve taken this critique class twice and still find it extremely helpful. It’s worth way more than the tuition. Tucker is an excellent moderator and I would certainly take the class again.” – William Kheel

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