Erica Criss is the Founder and Owner of CRISS collaborations. In 2012, she received her MFA from Kent State University where she majored in printmaking and studio arts. Criss has spent the past 10 years working in New York City in the non-profit art sector across functions like operations, development, and fundraising. Most recently, she was the Operations Director of a fine art printmaking studio in NYC, the Manhattan Graphics Center.
Criss' experiences quickly taught her the struggles that come with "the business side" of the art world. Artists and non-profit staff are often underpaid and lack the training they truly need in order to succeed. This is what motivated her to branch out to independent consulting.
It is the mission of CRISS to support artists and non-profit art organizations through business development services and education.
Criss (far right) giving a tour of the Manhattan Graphics Center and lecturing on printmaking to students from Kent State University, 2017.
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