“Making It” as an Artist in Business – Brandon Kralik

Making It in Business as an Artist

Brandon Kralik is an internationally exhibited post-contemporary figurative painter who employs classical oil painting methods “with a current vision to create a visual mythology.” Born in the US, he has spent 13years of his 20-year career in Sweden, where he currently lives and works. His work is found in the collections of Steven Tyler, The Crown Princess of Sweden, Matthew Barzun, and Carlos Santana. He studied Fine Art at Western State College of Colorado, Art History at CUNY (Manhattan), and painted under Norwegian figurative painter Odd Nerdrum for 3 years before opening his own studio.

Brandon helps us understand how, exactly, one “makes it” in business as an artist.

Topics include:

  • The Tenacity of Choosing an Art Career vs. “Shadow Careers”
  • What Does “Making It” Look Like?
  • The Series of Affirmations That Amount to Success
  • Artist As Digital Nomad!
  • Contact Management As The Key To More Art Sales
  • The Role Of Semantics In Describing Your Art & ‘Personal Brand’
  • Thought Leadership As Networking
  • Bleeding For Your Art – As A Business!
  • The Critical Role Of Knowledge Transfer
  • Clark Hulings and Cultural Change through Business and Beauty
  • Revising the History of Art From the Road

Listen now, or download and take this 42min episode with you on your phone or mobile device. Brandon’s website, where you can find his latest work and links to Facebook and Twitter, is brandonkralik.com

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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 DiGriz.com.

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  1. I had the honor of speaking with Brandon Kralik this evening. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with him. He’s quite interesting and very talented. The feeling I get the most is his genuine passion for art and being able to express that passion that will leave a legacy far beyond the time his current life time.

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