One thing I like to do once and awhile is to quiz myself by naming 10 successful artists who are still living. To name a few:
Carrie Mae Weems
Those are artists who are still alive and who you hear the most about in the art world today. When I was in college I didn’t know any of those people. In order to find success in the art world you need to know who they are and what they do. If you can name 10 or more artists exactly like them then you’re on the right track.