The Aging Artist


Kathy Leiner

On January 6th, I turned 55. With my birthday falling right after the marking of the new year I find two reasons to re-evaluate the past, examine the present, and contemplate the future. In lieu of waxing on about the joys and challenges of being an aging artist I would rather share two artists who continue to question and make work. At 80 and 101, Joan Jonas and Carmen Herrera, are quite the example of the art of aging as an artist and give me such inspiration as I embark on another year’s journey of creation. Enjoy the following links to some of their amazing contributions and I encourage you to travel down the rabbit hole of information to investigate their work. I think you will be inspired regardless of your age.

The 100 Years Show

Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight

Joan Jonas Venice 2015

Joan Jonas Art21