The Crit Lab Travels

Currently 7 Labs in 3 Cities, The Crit Lab is mobile. Labs are led by Patricia Miranda and organized with in studios around the country with artists in their region. Labs currently meet in Port Chester, NY; Boston, MA (Somerville); and Pawtucket RI. Labs meet in person and also via Zoom. Private sessions are available digitally or in person. In the Labs we engage intensively with the work, building a strong artistic community along the way.


The Crit Lab offers several ways to engage

The main Labs are 5 monthly concentrated full day meetings with up to seven artists- the same artists for all five sessions.

Next Level Labs are structured the same as the Main Labs with a more academic focus, including creating a studio plan, additional readings, discussion, and professional development.

Alt MFA is a 5-day intensive with Critique from Visiting artists, Artist Lectures, Critical Theory discussions, and a day of studio/gallery visits.

One-on-One Labs are private single or ongoing mentoring and critique sessions with Patricia and other Crit Lab associates.

The Lab Italy Residency takes place at the Venice Biennale and at RUC residency in the Italian Alps.


The Crit Lab website is a public space where current Crit Lab artists are featured on a free portfolio page, as well as the new Crit Lab Flat File. The Crit Lab maintains a private Facebook group for current and past participants; we share images from crits, articles, commentary, resources and more. Past participants remain connected on our past page and our FB group. The Crit Lab plans regular events at galleries and studios. 


The Crit Lab newsletter sends occasional updates on the Crit Lab, MAPSpace, Patricia Miranda, and the artists from the Labs. Sign up for our mailing list here.


The Crit Lab Travels

New Groups, Private Studio Visits and Critiques

The Crit Lab is a mobile Lab that meets in studios around the country, led by Patricia Miranda and organized with artists in their region. Labs meet in person and also via Zoom. Private sessions are available digitally or in person.


If you are interested in organizing a group in your area, contact us! Sessions can be a single or multiple, with one artist or a concentrated group, in-person or digital. New groups can be formed around a local community of artists in any area.


Patricia Miranda offers individual consultations that align with your particular artistic ecosystem, including critique on your work, assistance with strategic planning, editing and writing for artist statements, grants and proposals.


The Lab also offers consulting on building a sustainable studio and professional practice with Patricia. Our virtual assistant artist Kimberly Lindner offers technical digital help organizing digital files, preparing portfolio images, research and more. Check the consulting page or Email for more info.