On November 4th, the Merchant Taylors’ Hall hosted a captivating panel discussion titled ‘Women in Business behind the Art Industry,’ moderated by Rebeca Riofrio, Director of the Parliamentary Society for Arts, Fashion & Sport, as part of the annual Creative Women Forum. This unique event brought together professionals from the realms of art, fashion, architecture, and media to delve into the intricacies of the art business and explore current opportunities for artists.
Contemporary Artist and Environmentalist Natalia Kapchuk served as a panel speaker, representing art expertise alongside Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur Karen Millen, Model and Entrepreneur Misty Bailey, and Architect and TV Personality Dara Huang. Natalia Kapchuk shared her experiences of success and challenges in her art career, addressing questions about her professional journey.
As an internationally acclaimed artist, Natalia Kapchuk also imparted valuable tips and business strategies, particularly aimed at aspiring female artists.
“I want to emphasize that both the art and business industries are dynamic and ever-changing, so it’s crucial to remain committed to continuous learning. Stay curious, seek out fresh knowledge, and welcome opportunities for personal and professional growth. Furthermore, surround yourself with a dedicated support network—individuals who uplift and motivate you in your journey. Above all, celebrate your individuality. Your distinct perspective and unique artistic voice are your most valuable assets. Have the confidence to express yourself authentically in both your art and business endeavors. Embrace what makes you unique and let it guide you in creating something genuinely original.”
– Natalia Kapchuk
In addition, select pieces from The Lost Planet series, including “Simulated Earth” (2022) and “Gilded Planet” (2022), were exhibited during the Creative Women Forum at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, leaving a lasting impression on all participants of the event.