202: Creativity Rules the World with Maria Brito and Miriam Schulman

2022 IP Podcast - Episode 202 - Maria Brito - rectangle

with host artist Miriam Schulman

When you pause and consider the many ways creativity is expressed, it feels overwhelming and beautiful. Beyond painting, drawing, digital art, and watercolor, there’s music, fashion, interior design, and even the world of business and creative problem-solving. 

Today’s guest, Maria Brito, is in over 13 years deep into the art scene from an indirect and surprising path. From a Harvard graduate to a corporate attorney, Maria is an award-winning, New York-based contemporary art advisor, entrepreneur, author, and curator. She shares how her journey into art is rooted in writing blogs featuring artists, and how that has shaped her journey leading to the release of her first book, Creativity Rules the World, The Art and Business of Turning Your Ideas into Gold. 

Maria takes us deep into the world of art and creativity as it relates to business.  

“Creative process is nothing more than your unique ability to come up with ideas of value that are relevant and that you know you can execute.” -Maria Brito 

In this podcast, you will discover…

Key areas we explore for artist and creative appreciation: 

  • Focus on the experience of creating and selling your art, not the transaction 
  • Building your art business can be enjoyable, fulfilling, and financially rewarding 
  • There are parallels between your art and the business you are building 

“Artists are always attuned to the here and now and expressing that human aspect through their work” -Maria Brito 

Maria has turned a career of very little to no freedom as a corporate attorney around into the world of art and appreciation, and now elevates artists, their stories, and their work in a way that allows her to live a much more fulfilling life. 

Her book is about making creativity work for your business and recognizing art as the inexhaustible resource it is that is available to everyone in a thriving world. 

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About Maria

Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author, and curator. She’s the author of the bestselling book “How Creativity Rules The World” (HarperCollins March 2022).

A Harvard Law School graduate, originally from Venezuela. Brito has been selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world.

She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas.
For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art.

She has curated exhibitions in three continents and in 2019 she created and hosted “The “C” Files with Maria Brito”, a TV and streaming series for PBS’s new station “ALL ARTS”.

Maria and her projects have been featured extensively in national and international publications including The New York Times Style Section, T: The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Businessnews, The Huffington Post, W Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, The Economist, Interview Magazine, VOGUE and more.

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About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies

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Miriam is an upbeat and encouraging voice for all artists, no matter what stage they are at in their creative journey. She offers practical and straightforward advice. I feel like I am spending time with a trusted fellow creative! She also provides a great variety of guest interviews.



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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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