Visual artist, curator and educator Karen Atkinson has taught Getting Your Sh*t Together for many years at the California Institute of the Arts, Side Street Projects, and all over the world. After sharing her wealth of knowledge with countless artists, and seeing these artists put her advice into action, it made sense to create an artist manual.
Atkinson is the co-founder of Side Street Projects, an artist run organization and has worked with many other non profits and organizations including the National Association of Artists" Organizations, LACPS, Installation, Foundation for Art Resources, and others. Atkinson has shown her work all over the world. She has experience as a curator, director, editor, writer, installation artist, public projects organizer, grant writer, and teacher. Her involvement in nearly every facet of the art world gives her a unique perspective into how this world works.