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Growing an Art Business by Using Social Media and Taking Risks | Artist Entrepreneur Jennifer Gough

Artist entrepreneur, Jennifer Gough, returns to AQ’s Blog & Grill to share her recent experiences creating and growing her art business. This year Jen has been featured in Forbes, has had a show in New York, and has pushed her own boundaries by trying new mediums of art. Every year, Jennifer chooses a theme to live by. This year's theme was bravery, which was clearly depicted in her 2015 collection of work.

Jen explored digital art forms when asked to commission an installation for Kitchener’s THEMUSEUM ‘Getting Naked’ exhibit, a collection of rarely seen works from the Canadian Council Art Bank. Jen also explains how using social media and digital technologies has helped her develop a successful art career, and tells us what's next for her company Minds Eye Studio Art.

About Our Guest

Jennifer Gough is a self-taught, multidisciplinary, visual and conceptual artist and entrepreneur. In 2010, Jennifer was named one of Waterloo Region Record’s 40 Under 40, as well as being nominated for Woman of the Year, Arts & Culture at Kitchener Oktoberfest. Jennifer inspires many with her story of success, going from a 9-5 career to following her passion by running a successful art business.