For every Artist Uniform purchased
one is sent for free to a practicing artist
Every purchase buys two shirts and supports two artists - the artist receiving a free Uniform, and the artist making the Uniforms.
Wear your Artist Uniform in the studio, with big pockets to catch all your tools. Or wear it to the opening reception for an effortlessly chic look.
Artist Uniforms are made in Portland, Oregon, using 100% European linen, dyed in the USA. Linen is archival and only gets nicer with wear.
Q: is this for real?
Q: is this a tongue-in-cheek artwork addressing the notions of philanthropy and ethical consumption under late capitalism, the ubiquitous aesthetic of contemporary art/design/fashion, the archetype of the starving artist, and the patron-artist relationship?
Q: is this lovingly facetious?
Q: is this earnest?
Q: when will I get my free shirt?
A: When your wealthier designer, creative-entrepreneurial, curator, collector friends buy one
Q: what are your labor practices?
A: All Artist Uniforms are made in Portland, Oregon, by the artist behind this project, Jea Alford
Q: what do I do if I have a real question?
A: Your questions, inquiries, thoughts, feelings, and feedback are welcome. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I’m an artist! How can I receive a free Uniform?
A: Sign up carefully observing all the form’s instructions