Everyone in art school hates critiques, but that doesn’t mean that once you’ve got your paws on a BFA (or dropped out) that you should be done with asking others to look critically at your work. External input helps break the potentially deadly feedback-loop that many studio artists get stuck in from time to time. Even when you don’t agree with the critic’s response to your stuff, it opens up a whole exciting world of asking, “Why didn’t I get the response I wanted? What can I do better?”
For a limited time, Clara Lieu is offering up a “Crit Wall” on her blog, where she will post and critique a selection of submitted works, one per person. She’s an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design and (of course) a visual artist. Check out her blog post for more details. I think it’s a great and generous idea.