Genre Boundaries, Gallery Opportunities – Philip Koch

Art Education

Philip Koch, is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, specializing in landscape realism. He has also been a Clark Hulings Foundation Grant Review Panelist for 3 years running. In this episode of the Thriving Artist Podcast, Philip talks about the significance of genre/style for an artistic career, and the business end (selling things) via galleries and dealers.

Topics include:

  • Crossing the abstract/realism divide
  • Genre biases and reaching one’s artistic/career potential
  • The avante garde in light of its predecessors
  • Education and the role of history and tradition
  • Getting work into galleries
  • The universal grammar of art
  • Being a panelist (and applying for a grant) at CHF

Listen now, or download and take this episode with you on your phone or mobile device. Philip’s website is and you can meet other members of the CHF grant review panel on our panel page.

If you’re a working artist, feel free to visit our Grants page. If you’re an arts industry professional, collector, or business specialist, or a working artist who would like to be interviewed, visit our Teach and Learn page. As always, even a modest donation is meaningful; and that page is here.

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Daniel DiGriz
Daniel DiGriz is CHF's Creative Director and Director of Educational Programming. He's a founder at corporate consulting firm Free Agent Source Inc., and Digital Ecologist® at MadPipe which provides creative direction and marketing leadership to multiple firms. His background in Fortune 500 life is in sales and education. Daniel is a corporate storyteller and collector of brand stories who speaks at conferences and hosts podcasts, including The Thriving Artist™ Podcast. His personal website is

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