Joe Fig to talk art at the Parrish Art Museum


A miniature of April and Eric’s studio. (Credit: Gary Mamay)

In preparation for writing his book “Inside the Artist’s Studio,” author Joe Fig spent time with two dozen painters, sculptors, photographers and mixed-media artists to learn more about how — and where — they make their art. From insight into the artists’ working hours and their favorite music to playing while in the studio, to their relationships with friends, family, gallery owners and other artists, the book offers an inside look at the creative process.

On Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m., Mr. Fig will be at the Parrish Museum in Water Mill to talk about and sign copies of “Inside the Artist’s Studio” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015).

Mr. Fig is an artist in his own right, and the focus of his work includes the creation of miniature sculptures of artists’ studios. Currently on view as part of the “Home Sweet Home” exhibit running through October 30 at the Parrish is “April and Eric: August 10, 2004,” a miniature recreation of the adjoining studios of renowned North Haven artists April Gornik and Eric Fischl.

During his presentation at the Parrish on September 23, Mr. Fig will discuss both the book and his creative process — particularly in reference to his miniature sculptures and art historical paintings.

“In my talk, I’ll focus on the creative process and being open to where it leads you,” Mr. Fig said. “I’ll cover the evolution of my work, and focus on many East End artists and the spaces where art is made.”

“Joe Fig: Inside the Artist’s Studio,” is Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m. at Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Admission is $10 (free for members, children and students) and includes museum admission.

Copies of “Inside the Artist’s Studio” will be available for purchase at the Parrish Art Museum Shop. For more information visit (631) 283-2118 or visit