In this episode, I talk to the Boston based artist Crystalle Lacouture about her work, her experience working as a longtime assistant to Nancy Spero & Leon Golub, collecting artwork and working as an arts consultant.
Crystalle is a painter based in Boston and North Adams, MA and received her Bachelor’s degree in Painting/Printmaking from Skidmore College in 2000.
During the 10 years she lived in NYC, Crystalle was a longtime assistant to activist artists Nancy Spero and Leon Golub. She also worked at the Lower East Side Printshop, for the installation artist Phoebe Washburn and at the Academic Arts Agency, College Art Association.
In addition to her full-time studio practice Crystalle has worked as a private art consultant, and curates art programming and acquisitions at TOURISTS, a hotel and resort newly opened near Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. She is represented by Beth Kantrowitz from BK Projects in the Boston area.
In 2018 several of her paintings were acquired by Fidelity, she participated in a Vermont Studio Center residency, and had a two person show with the artist Helena Wurzel. This fall she will be in a 3 person show at Drive-By Projects in Waltham, MA. She is also the mother to three elementary-age children and an avid gardener.