On Art and Mindfulness


On Art and Mindfulness

Enrique Martínez Celaya

112 pages


June 2015


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"The book reads like a "Tao Te Ching" for artists."
—Andrew Travers, Aspen Times

About the Book

In On Art and Mindfulness, world-renowned artist and celebrated teacher Enrique Martínez Celaya shares his views and advice on the art-making process, the development of a practice, the management of obstacles, and the day-to-day choices we must make in order to remain creative and honest. Drawn from the actual sold-out workshops that Martínez Celaya taught over nine years at the venerable Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, these concise teachings are relevant not only to artists but to anyone wishing to live a mindful, productive life.


Author Bio

Enrique Martínez Celaya was trained as an artist as well as a physicist and currently works in painting, sculpture, photography, and writing. He is a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, taught as a tenured professor on the faculty of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University, was honored as the second Presidential Professor in the history of the University of Nebraska, and is a trustee of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. His work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the State Hermitage Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden; and the Museum der bildenden Ku¨nste in Leipzig, Germany, among others.


"The book reads like a "Tao Te Ching" for artists."—Andrew Travers, Aspen Times

Table of Contents

Being an Artist
Art as Experience
Notes on Ethics
Risk and Failure
Creating Your Work
Dangers and Fears
Towards a Practice
Beyond the Studio

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