Where did you study?
Who did you study?
Do you like "Insert name of famous artist here"?
Though I understand the reason for these questions my reply is always an awkward attempt at validating myself by pulling names of artists that I enjoy off of the top of my head. Where was I educated?? I do not even know how to answer that question without engaging someone in an endless dialogue about who I am and why I create. As always there are no canned simple responses that I can offer people. The best reason or reply I can give is...simply consider the work I present,engage that work, let that work engage you, and I am sure you will begin a journey down the road to answering all of those questions.