Turning Prophets Into Professionals: Our Complicity in a Corporatized Art World Paradigm

Kate Kretz
13 min readFeb 18, 2021

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Note: This is a paper that was originally delivered at the 2021 College Art Association Conference, as part of the panel “Upending the Gallery-Centric Model of the BFA Thesis,” and covers one of the topics explored in a book I am currently writing on finding visual voice. The video version of this paper is here.

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Kate Kretz

Artist, Speaker, Professor perfecting The Beautiful Gut Punch, through truth-telling art. New book 2024 : Art From Your Core: A Holistic Guide to Visual Voice.