Embrace Your ‘Naive Confidence’ and 4 Other Tips for Young Art Dealers From Jasmin Tsou, Owner of New York’s JTT Gallery
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Embrace Your ‘Naive Confidence’ and 4 Other Tips for Young Art Dealers From Jasmin Tsou, Owner of New York’s JTT Gallery

The up-and-coming gallerist outlines how she got her start. Jasmin Tsou. Photo by Isabel Asha Penzlien. Jasmine Tsou, who runs the gallery JTT in New York’s Lower East Side, first realized she might be better suited for a career as a dealer than an artist when her fellow students’ work at New York University’s studio arts program started to interest her more than her own “My artwork ended up being reports about other people’s work,” she told artnet News. After college, she spent a semester teaching at NYU in Shanghai before entering the gallery world, with stints at Maccarone and Kimmerich galleries. Seven years ago, at age 27, Tsou opened the first iteration of JTT, in a small storefront on the Lower East Side. Four years later, she expanded into a larger space on a second floor on Chrystie Street, where her dynamic program of emerging artists has become a much buzzed-about spot on the scene. Tsou, now 34, spoke to artnet News about her five essential tips for aspiring gallerists and artists looking to make it in the industry. 1. Take Risks In 2011, when Tsou was first exploring the possibility of life as an independent curator, she […]

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