Nava Lubelski is a visual artist and sometime writer, born and raised in New York City and living currently in Asheville, NC. Her artwork has been shown internationally at museums and galleries and has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Forum, ArtNews, and The Village Voice, among other publications. She has received grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. Lubelski received a degree in Russian Literature & History from Wesleyan University and spent a year as a student in Moscow, Russia. She is the author of 2005’s The Starving Artist’s Way, a humorous, early example of the DIY genre and a guidebook for life as a struggling artist.