Artist Talk: What is the Future of the Creator Economy?

February 10, 2022 Art Gallery All Ages Free Admission Art

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Artist Talk: What is the Future of the Creative Economy?

The artworld changes fast and today it is experiencing one of its greatest transformation since the invention of the internet and online art sales. This talk will explore the impasct of the NFT (non-fungible token) market with some of the most celebrated artists, platform designers and critics working in the field today. The conversational format will allow the audience to learn more about how NFTs have Redefined the Creator Economy over the last five years by changing the landscape of how creators in every field of artistic production can benefit from the fruits of their creativity. We will also discuss the role that internet art, video art, digital art, augmented realities, glitch art, and post-digital art play in the evolution of a technological renaissance that mirrors the artistic revolutions of the past by pursuing new and unforeseen possibilities for artistic expression. 

The talk is FREE and open to the public. Please reserve a seat on Eventbright:

Talk: Thursday, February 10, from 6-7:30pm at MCC Art Gallery. Building AG-31, 1857-1889 W Mesa Community Coll, Mesa, AZ 85202.

We will also be live streaming this talk on FB, IG and Clubhouse for those who want to view it from home.


Chris Trueman

Chris Trueman is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of the analogue and the digital. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, La Jolla, Seattle, and internationally in Milan, Paris, Berlin, Beijing and Brisbane (AUS). His work has also been exhibited at numerous art fairs including the Dallas Art Fair, Pulse New York, Art Aspen, TX Contemporary, Pulse Miami and ArtMRKT San Francisco. His work is currently represented by galleries across the US and abroad. He was also a Northrup Grumman Visiting Artist/Scholar at the Museum of Art and History Lancaster where he also had a solo exhibition entitled “Slipstream”. Trueman is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute where he earned dual BFA degrees in Painting and Digital Media. He completed his MFA at Claremont Graduate University and he is also the founder of CreatoRanch, an inclusive platform for artists working across a broad spectrum of mediums and interests. Trueman currently teaches at Chaffey College and has previously taught at Chapman University, Fullerton College and Santa Ana College. 

Lindsay Scoggins

After receiving millions of views on her earliest Youtube works in 2008, Lindsay’s work exploded onto the art scene where she has become recognized for the kind of mash-up compositions that bring together elements from the media stratosphere in order to produce images of our collective consciousness. Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums, concert tours, and large scale architectural installations. Some of her most notable exhibitions include showing at the Guggenheim on four different occasions as well as the LA Art Show, Art Wynwood Contemporary, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Coachella and the Hollywood Bowl. Her work was just included in the Every Women Biennial and continues to receive laudatory reviews and press from some of today’s leading art magazines. She is currently based in Los Angles.

Rembrandt Quiballo

Rembrandt Quiballo’s work investigates the moving image by questioning the effects of mass media on how we think about different social and political histories. Quiballo was born in the city of Manila in the Philippines where social and political unrest would compel his family to leave the country, eventually immigrating to the United States. Quiballo received a BFA in Painting and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Arizona. He earned his MFA in Photography at Arizona State University and his works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Cairo and Berlin. Quiballo is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ASU GPSA Research Grant, the SPE Student Award, the Nathan Cummings Travel Fellowship and the Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant. He is current based in Phoenix, Arizona where he is the arts editor for JAVA Magazine and he writes art criticism for journals like Southwest Contemporary and Hyperallergic. 


Grant Vetter

Dr. Grant Vetter has served as a curator for Fine Art Complex 1101, Artlink, Arizona State University, Autonomie Arts and the Foundation for Art Resources. He has been an instructor in curatorial studies, art criticism and art theory at Arizona State University. In the past he has served as a teacher at the School for Science and Architecture, the Art Center College of Design, the University of California, Irvine, the Norton Simon Museum and the California African American Museum. He regularly writes reviews of art exhibitions and is the author of The Architecture of Control: A Contribution to the Critique of the Science of Apparatuses (Zero Books 2012). He is currently working on his second book, The Futures of Art and the Curatorial Generation. Dr. Vetter completed his Post-Doc in the International Curators Program at the NODE Center for curatorial studies in Berlin and holds advanced degrees from the European Graduate School, University of California, Irvine, the Critical Theory Institute and the Art Center College of Design.


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The MCC Art Gallery can be found behind the AC building near the MCC Theatre. Complimentary parking for events is conveniently provided in the southeast lots of campus.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:00pm to 7:30pm