How to Be an Artist in the Age of Social Media
Saturday, June 3, 10:30am – 12:30pm @ Elmira Building

Being an artist isn’t just about making work anymore – it’s about having something to say about yourself, your work, and the world. In this workshop led by Natasha Marin, writer, conceptual artist, and creator of the Reparations website, you’ll discuss the components of a strong social media presence, the best platforms for your work and your message, and strategies for creating a compelling voice and then what to do when the trolls come trolling.


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Natasha Marin

Natasha Marin is a conceptual artist working across disciplines and in emerging fields. Natasha’s methodology pivots around co-creation and she uses social media platforms like Facebook to build alliances, communities, and sustainable creative legacies. Her digital public art projects (often done in collaboration with non-artists) engage diverse audiences including incarcerated women, “at-risk” youth, non-English speakers, and unsheltered people. Her social experiment, Reparations, focuses on leveraging white privilege and gained local, national, and international attention after going viral in 2016. Natasha is also a published poet and visual artist, who has presented video, sculpture, and installations both locally and on the global stage. Her projects, Seattle People of Color Salon (SPoCS), Midnight Tea, #WomanCentered, and Red Lineage, bridge the gap between the real and digital worlds. Her debut poetry collection, MILK (Minor Arcana Press, 2014) explores the engendered black body politic by deconstructing the experience of breastfeeding in the Digital Age.