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Hillel O’Leary is a New York based sculptor and installation artist whose work deals with ideas surrounding place, time, and belonging.
Kristyna and Marek Milde are Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artists and curators, originally from Prague, Czech Republic, working together as a collaborative tandem since 2011.
There's still time to grab great holiday gifts this week at the Union Square Holiday Market
Laura Krasnow is a New York- based artist whose work blurs the lines between art, science and technology. Via the medium of photography she constructs recollections of time and placeforcing the viewer…
Maria de Los Angeles is a New York-based artist who was born in Mexico and immigrated to Santa Rosa California in 2000. Her work is inspired by both personal experience and the the larger political conversations surrounding migration.
Melani De Guzman is an LA-born, Brooklyn-based professional dance artist. She holds a BFA in Performing Arts and Sociology from  Loyola Marymount University where she studied under Lillian…
Delilah Jones is a mixed media collage artist, photographer and poet from Queens, New York. Delilah received a BFA in Photography in 2009 from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Since…
Confronting your racist Uncle Jerry is uncomfortable and downright scary. The conversation can go a thousand ways and most of them are terrible. But listening to him sympathize with Nazis is equally…
Vicki Khuzami is a New York-based artist whose work explores socio-psychological taboos from a veuyeristic perspective by use of the dollhouse. Vicki received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz and has…
Comic Arts Brooklyn is an annual festival put on by the fine folks from Desert Island, the Williamsburg destination for comic lovers of all ages. This year, the free event was brought to Pratt…
Meryl Meisler is a New York-based documentary photographer whose work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Dia Art Foundation, MASS MoCA, the New Museum for…
Zac Hacmon is an Israeli-born artist whose sculptures represent structures that explores the relationship between the human body and architecture. Zac studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design…
Carlie Trosclair a Missouri-based  installation artist whose site sensitive installations create new topographies and narratives that highlight structural and decorative shifts that evolve over a…
Becky Davis is a Rhode Island-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates the collecting of images, documents and oral narratives. Becky earned her BFA from Columbus State university in 2006 and her MFA from Lesley university in 2017. She has exhibited work across the nation and attended art programs at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine, UC Davis in California and a paper making workshop with Master Hoshino in Japan. All videos courtesy of the artist  
Ai Weiwei's latest exhibition will be on view at more than 300 sites across New York City until February, 2018.
Christina Massey a NY-based mixed media artist whose work explores her interest in the preservation of our planet.
Jessica Angel is a New York-based artist whose large scale installations are inspired by astronomy, architecture and the underlying structural patterns between these varying fields.
Bat-Ami Rivlin is an Israeli-born multi-media artist who lives and works in New York City. Bat-Ami’s politically-charged work “scrutinizes the pivotal moments when barriers between bodies, things, and spaces break down or intersect in unexpected ways.”
Jeannette LaPointe is a New York-based artist who lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley. She received her BFA in photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2017. Her series of work titled Heart Street, a photographic exploration of the residents of a rehabilitation home in Kingston, NY, was recently exhibited at the Samual Dorsky Museum of Art. She has also shown at the Troy Center of Photography outside of Albany and Artbar in Kingston, New York. She is a recipient of the Traverso scholarship grant from SUNY New Paltz in 2017. All images courtesy of the artist       
Alison Kudlow is a New York-based artist whose multi-displinary practice explores how materiality impacts our experience of light.
Resa Blatman is an interdisciplinary Massachusetts-based artist whose work considers issues of climate change and its effect on our landscape and natural resources. She stated that her work “inhabits the terrain between the poetry of art and nature, and the future of climate dystopia.” Resa received her MFA from Boston University in 2006 and her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1995. She has had solo exhibitions at the Wright Art Center Gallery at the Delta State University in Mississippi, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Georgia and the Hollister Gallery at Babson College in Massachusetts. And she has also participated in group shows at Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina, Chen Art Gallery at Central Connecticut State University and Gauntlet Gallery in San Fransisco. And she has upcoming shows at the Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, the University of New Hampshire Museum of Art and the University Gallery at Western Illinois University. She was an artist in resident at the Vermont Studio Center and the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard Norway. All images courtesy of the artist Bleached Coral 1, 2017. Arylic, colored pencil and pen on board. 20 in x 30 in Bleached Coral 3, 2017. Arylic, colored pencil and pen on board. 15 in x 20 in Fading Reef, 2017. Acrylic, colored pencil, and pen on Mylar. 96 in x 101.25 in Dispersant, 2017. Oil on hand-cut Mylar. 112 in x 96 in x 8in Dispersant, 2017. Oil on hand-cut Mylar. 112 in x 96 in x 8in Tempest (detail), 2013. Oil and glitter on layered, laser-cut panels. 42 in x 100 in x 3 in The Fall, 2012. Oil, beads, glitter, glue, and graphite on DiBond aluminum panels. 72 in x 156 in
Furen Dai is a Chinese born artist who currently lives and works in Boston. She spent years as a professional translator before deciding to pursue an art career that is inspired by cultural history and linguistics. She explores these disciplines via the medium of video, sound, sculpture, painting and collaboration. Dai received a Bachelor in Russian Language studies from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 2010. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from Boston University. Since then she has received her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in 2016. Past exhibitions include the 13th Athens Digital Arts Festival (Athens, Greece), The Feminist Opposition curated by Jessica Hong at Hera Gallery (Wakefield, RI), Now & After ’16 International Video Art Festival (Moscow, Russia), Intangible Threads at The Front Space (Rollinsford, NH), Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival at Talbot Rice Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Up/Rooted curated by María Magdalena Campos Pons at Brookline Arts Center (Brookline, MA). She has an upcoming show next month Gallery@Spencer Lofts (Chelsea, MA) and a residency at Elsewhere Museum (Greensboro, NC). Furen Dai was a recipient of the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Fellowship for her OMI Art Residency in upstate New York in 2017. All videos courtesy of Furen Dai
Take a peek into the Pandora’s box of rock ‘n’ roll with the Fat White Family zine by Alec Castillo & Sacha Lecca.
Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist living and working primarily in New York since 1998 as well as in Berlin and Tallinn. Her work encompasses drawing, video, installation and performance, often dealing with the theme of transitions in light, air, water and other natural phenomena. She is often involved in collaborative projects working with dancers and musicians. She has exhibited her work extensively in the entire New York metropolitan area as well as in Berlin, Paris, Tallinn, Helsinki, Venice, Moscow, Dubai, Sydney, and Cologne. Her work is in numerous private collections in the US and Europe and has been acquired by French National Art collection in Paris. Her work is represented in the United States by ARC Fine Art in Connecticut, and Galerie Ulf Larsson in Cologne. She is a member artist at Artist Pension Trust and was awarded the FID Grand Prize in 2016 for her work in drawing. All images courtesy of the artist  
Ben Godward is a NY-based artist who works primarily in sculpture and public works of art. He received his MFA in sculpture from the university at Albany in 2007 and his BFA in sculpture at Alfred University in 2004. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at spaces such as The Front in New Orleans, Reservoir Art Space in Queens, Slag Gallery in Brooklyn, Volta 11 in Basel Switzerland and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. He was a resident at the Socrates Sculpture Park and received a fellowship from the International Sculpture Center, I-Park and Jerome Foundation. He has permanent sculptures installed at the Stevens Institute of Technology and the Hyperallergic headquarters in Brooklyn. All images courtesy of the artist  
Aryana Londir is a Pheonix-based abstract artist who uses textiles, found objects and paint to explore the relationship between urban life and its implications on humanity. Her work has been exhibited in numerous spaces across the country, such as: Schweinfurth Art Center in New York, Contemporary Art Quilts in MA, Nicolet Art Gallery in Wisconsin, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Colorado, North Bank Artists Gallery in Washington, Stanford Art Spaces at Stanford University in California, and the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix. And she is a recipient of the AZ Commission On the Arts Grant and the Pilchuck Glass School Grant. All images courtesy of the artist
A summer that includes both Bigelow and Jenkins, two ceiling-shattering female directors, seems like the summer audiences realize the future of film is female. But it won’t be.
Gretchen Schere is New York-based artist whose work with paint and collage re-creates interior spaces that speak to our subconscious dreams. She received her MFA from Hunter College in 2006 and her BFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003. Her work has been included in exhibitions in the following New York galleries: Art 3, Equity, Firework, the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has been an artist in resident at the Vermont Studio Center, Governor’s Island Art Fair and Skowhegan. Her work has reviewed in publications such as: the New York TImes, Art F City and XLR8R Magazine. All images courtesy of the artist Middleton, IN, 2013 oil on canvas 18 x 14 inches Chicago Interior, 2013 oil on canvas 18 x 14 inches Untitled, Light Blue Interior, 2013 oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches Drawing Room, 2013 oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches Untitled, Mint Green Interior, 2013 oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches Untitled, Music Room, 2013 oil on canvas 12 x 16 inches Manderley Library, 2014 oil on canvas 14 x 12 inches What the Mirror Sees, 2014 oil on panel 16 x 20 inches Keeping Time, 2014 oil on panel 16 x 20 inches Still Life with Porters Dress, 2013 oil on canvas 16 x 20 inchesStill Life with Coffee Cup and Duck Foot, 2013 oil on canvas 24 x 20 inches Still Life with Clown Nose, 2013 oil on canvas 18 x 14 inches
Builders at the Rockaway's sandcastle competition put their creativity to the test.
Daniel Lanzilotta is an environmental artist who repurposes plastic waste, detritus, rubbish, fragments of litter, trash, flotsam and jetsam into works of art. Daniel is also a private chef who advocates for naturally grown foods. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon in 1984 and has been interviewed across the media, including by networks such as Channel 12 News, Fox 61 and the Norwalk Daily Voice. He has recently had exhibitions at spaces such as  Green County Art Council in the Catskills, Creativity Caravan in Montclair NJ, Scrap Gallery in Cathedral City. And he currently has work up at Compass Realty in Brooklyn and the Westport Library. All images courtesy of the artist
The average number of tobacco incidents per movie has reached near-historic highs.
Danilda Izquierdo is a New York-based photographer and artist who explores ideas related to social perception and feminity. Danilda received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Marketing from Baruch College and an Associates Degree in Commercial Photography from LaGuardia Collage. All images courtesy of the artist  
Ventiko is a conceptual artist who constructs photographic narratives and public interventions that speak to the idea of performed identity. Venitko’s works have been exhibited and experienced internationally including at the Korean International Art Fair (Seoul, Korea), Sluice London, Busan (Seoul, Korea), Photo L.A., UNTLD BCN (Barcelona, SP), Select Art Fair (Miami and NYC), Satellite Art Fair (Miami), Coohaus (Chelsea, NY), Shirin Gallery (Chelsea, NY), Casa Quien (Santo Domingo, DR), Performatorio (DR), Project for Empty Space, (NJ), the M.O.M.A. (NY) and TATE Modern (London, UK). She has been featured in Interview Magazine, Quiet Lunch, Korea Monthly Photo, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Vulture, Gothamist, T Magazine, Frieze Magazine, The Creator’s Project, The L Magazine, Artnet News, Beautiful Decay, Vogue Italia and most recently on NBC Channel 4. All images courtesy of the artist
Mary Elizabeth Peterson is an American abstract artist based between North Carolina and Connecticut, whose work is inspired largely by plant and marine life, and water and ecological circumstances. Mary Elization is a graduate of The University of Connecticut and The Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington DC. She is a juried member of the elite Silvermine Art Guild and has received an artist residency grant from The Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been written about widely in print and digital publications and is held in private and corporate collections worldwide. All images courtesy of the artist           
Margaret-Inga Urías is a New York based artist who works across the disciplines of drawing, photography, installation and sculpture. Her work—which is rooted in scientific research—considers how entire worlds come from and return to dust, a substance that she believes could tell the story of everything that has ever existed. Margaret received her BA from Columbia University in 2001 and an MS from Pratt Institute in 2004. She has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, String Room Gallery in Aurora, NY, City Without Walls Gallery and Visual Arts Center, which were both in New Jersey. She has been an artist in residence at Saltonstal Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY and the Artist in the Marketplace Program at the Bronx Museum.  She is a recipient of the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship. And her most recent of work titled "Return to Me" is now on view at the Equity Gallery in NYC. All images courtesy of the artist Equity Gallery, Installation View Ink on Paper Drawings 30x22” each, unframed Return to Me: Section 07, Part 01, 2015 30” x 22” ink on paper Return to Me: Section 09, Part 01, 2015 30” x 22” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 01.02, 2016 19.75” x 19.75” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 01.01, 2017 19.75” x 19.75” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 01.01, 2017 19.75” x 19.75” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 01, 2015 30” x 22” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 03, 2015 30” x 22” Ink on paper Return To Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.05, 2016 22.047˝ x 14.173˝ Engraving on Clear Glass Return to Me: From Rock and Cloud, 2016 6” x 6” ea. Ink on paper Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing, 2016 223” x 89” Acrylic on wall Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing, Installation view through gallery, 2016 223” x 89” Acrylic on wall Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing, Installation view through gallery, 2016 397” x 121” Acrylic on wall Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing,Gallery installation view, 2017 148” x 102.75” Laser CAD-Cut Vinyl Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing,Gallery installation view, 2017 148” x 102.75” Laser CAD-Cut Vinyl Reminders & Remainders No.02, 2014 24x48” Hand-engraved Acrylic panel, mirror, plexiglass, glass Reminders & Remainders No.03, 2015 72x48”x14” Hand-engraved Acrylic panels, glass, charcoal dust, rock fragments Return to Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.02 (A History of Everything That Ever Existed), 2017 (7) 4.3˝ x 2.4˝ x .75˝ ea. Engravings on Clear Glass Return to Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.02 (A History of Everything That Ever Existed), 2017 (7) 4.3˝ x 2.4˝ x .75˝ ea. Engravings on Clear Glass Return to Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.03, 2016 23.62” x 15.75” Engraving on Black Glass Return to Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.06, 2017 23.62” x 15.75” Engraving on White Glass
Tens of thousands lined the streets of Manhattan on Sunday for the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March. The first march was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those lost to illness, violence and neglect.  
Seldon Yuan is a NY-based artist who received his BHA from Carnegie Mellon University and his MFA from Hunter College. He has published a book of poetry entitled "morning, afternoon, evenings" and performed his poetry across the US and Paris. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally in various galleries and venues including the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Arario Gallery, Rare Gallery, La Generale in Paris, Gallerie 69 in Oslo, Norway, Around Space in Shanghai and the Museum of New Art in Detroit. He has completed residencies at Chashama North, Bowery Poetry Club, and Naropa University. He has completed a commission for Socrates Sculpture Park in New York for their Emerging Artist Fellowship and was included in the 2013 Bronx Museum of Art AIM Biennial. All images courtesy of the artist Untitled (yes), 2016, Ink on paper. 50x38 inches. Untitled (so sorry), 2016, Ink on paper. 50x38 inches. Untitled (everything is fine), 2016, Ink on paper. 50x38 inches. Behind the brush 2006, mirror and cut paper, 35 x 35 x 4 inches Text reads: behind the brush  we could not have seen one another  then was only sky we had to leave  wondering among other things  where birds came from  where birds go to camouflaged by our leaving thoughts  we saw only ourselves alone  envying stones  we were saddened by logs as arms cradled down back  until our branches touched by chance  there was never chance we are trees  we have always been together Untitled (clock, towel) 2015, embroidered towel. 78 years, the average American Life Untitled (plant, clock) 2012, live plant, dimensions variable Conceived as a meditation on time and its linear and non-linear aspects, the numbers one through twelve are cut into a live plant in a circle to resemble a clock while the two flowering stems resemble a clock's hour and minute hands. As the leaves move in accordance to the position of the sun, so does the order of the hours. Untitled (plant, clock) 2012, live plant, dimensions variable Untitled (plant, clock) 2012, live plant, dimensions variable
Shakespeare in the Park theatergoers are mostly unimpressed by Trump supporter protesters.
Nick Mehedin is a New York based photographer whose work explores ideas of home, patriotism, travel, space and labor. Nick received his BFA in photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2015 and has since had work published in Aint Bad Magazine, Fraction Magazine, Obscura Land, Fotografia Magazine, Business Insider and Juxtapoz Magazine. His photographs have been shown in exhibitions at Aesthesia Studios in Los Angeles, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. All images courtesy of artist Nick Mehedin, Halfway Home Nick Mehedin, Halfway Home Nick Mehedin, Halfway Home Nick Mehedin, Halfway Home Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing
This week BTR visits barbershops in the Lower East Side of New York City. Barbershops, which were once places of social interaction and public discourse, have declined in social importance due to social media and competition with full-service salons. BTR honors their social importance by featuring portraits of some of the profession's trained workers. Nao, Massimo Salon, 179 Orchard St. Chi, Bianchi Salon, 151 Allen St. Salon Orchard, 189 Orchard St. Allen St. Cut and Shave, 127 Allen St. José, Well Connected, 66 Rivington St. Massimo, Massimo Salon, 179 Orchard St.  
Rachael Dunville is a Missouri-based fine art photographer whose work explores the photographic encounter as a serious, seductive, and often complicated human exchange. Rachael received her BFA from Missouri State University and her MFA from School of Visual Artst in New York. Her work has been widely exhibited, including a solo exhibition of the Show Me State series at Michael Mazzeo Gallery in New York City. All images courtesy of the artist Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State
Aaron Schraeter is a New York-based artist whose work with found materials explores narratives that are part diary and part metaphor. He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2009 and an MFA from Queens College in 2012. He has recently shown at The Gallery at Gamine, Klapper Hall Gallery, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, David & Schweitzer Contemporary and the Greenpoint Gallery. He currently has a public sculpture on view at the 1st Avenue Green Park in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. All images courtesy of the artist
This week New York saw its 29th Annual Fleet Week, a celebration that brings together over 3,700 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.
Karen is a recipient of the Instituto Sacatar Fellowship (Brazil), the MacDowell Colony Artist Fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts Grants, the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography from the Canada Council, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals throughout North America and Europe, including the Liverpool Biennial, the Bring to Light Festival on the Brooklyn waterfront. All images courtesy of the artist Installation at MOCCA in Toronto for the CONTACT Photography Festival in 2007. Big Game, 2005. Installation view of West Wall, 5 x 65 feet.  
Daniel Cooney, founder of Daniel Cooney Fine Art, is a gallerist, curator and auction specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois. He has held adjunct faculty positions at the University of Illinois, the Fashion Institute of Technology, The New School, the School of Visual Arts and has lectured widely on contemporary and historical photography. Daniel began his gallery career at the James Danziger Gallery and continued as Associate Director of the Julie Saul Gallery. He was also the Director of Online Photographs at Sothebys.com. All photographs courtesy of Daniel Cooney  
This week, BTR features citizens of the Oneida Indian Nation in New York and the Ramapough Lenape Nation in New Jersey. Oneida is a federally recognized tribe, which makes them eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Despite tax and educational benefits awarded to some of the tribes (about two thirds are federally funded according to the BIA), American Indians have the highest rates of poverty, unemployment and disease of any ethnic group in America. Another struggle includes the difficulty of maintaining a cultural identity due to the loss of native languages, which many young American Indians are no longer taught.    
Jaynie Gillman Crimmins is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses re-purposed material, such as shredded financial statements and junk mail, in order to make elaborate textural pieces that interweave narratives about her own beliefs and behaviors, and consumer culture. Crimmins’ work has been exhibited at 2016’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the 8th Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair and her new project in process, Building a Blue Wall, was recently installed at the John Doe Gallery in Brooklyn. She will be showing work at 470 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn, which opens June 2nd. All images courtesy of the artist  
BTR attends the Holi Hai festival, a festival of color that celebrates diversity and the arrival of spring.
Culture and lifestyles are different everywhere—this is no exception to music! BTRtoday explores the music scenes around the world.
Joe Joe Orangias is a visual artist, activist and writer based between New York City and Geneva. His projects, often collaborative and site-specific, focus on monuments, public space, queerness, decolonization and sustainable development.
The pioneer punk rockers from the '80s got back together for one chaotic weekend & released a re-mastered vinyl!
Amanda Heidel is an MFA candidate at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She uses reclaimed, recycled and waste materials in her sculptures, installations and performances as a way to blur the line between art and life. She has had solo exhibitions at Chasma Gallery in New York and Change is Vintage Gallery in Belmar, NJ and has been included in group shows at Greenkill Gallery in Kingston NY, 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia, Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, Diggi Palace in India, Weaving Hand Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and Greenpoint Gallery, also in Brooklyn. All images courtesy of artist
Sky Pape is a Canadian-born, culture-hound and nature enthusiast, who lives and works in NYC. Sky’s work is in prominent museum and corporate collections. She is a two-time recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant to Individual artists and a residency fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. She is participating in the annual uptown art stroll open-studios on June 17th from 1-6PM. And she has a solo show in September at the June Kelly Gallery located at 166 Mercer St. in NYC. All images courtesy of the artist.
Ea Domke is a Boston transplant by way of Iowa; they received their BFA with an emphasis in painting and a minor in art history from the University of South Dakota in 2014. They are currently an MFA candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. Their current practice is interdisciplinary; incorporating painting and sculpture into hybrids works, and creating installations that are often site-specific and experiential. They are a 2017 nominee for the Dedalus MFA Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture, recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship Award, CURCS Grant, Gunderson Art Scholarship, and their latest solo show, Pedagogy of the Self: The Phenomenological Truths, was on display at Tufts University this past February. All photos courtesy of artist
A photograph is seen as a credible communication tool, but as more people have access to cameras and identity is increasingly shaped through photographic communications, photography as a source for truth is becoming increasingly suspect.
Patricia Silva is a Lisbon-born, New York-based artist working with photography, video, and words. Her video “Self and Others," a study of bisexual culture as captured through the lens of film history, recently screened at New York’s First Feminist Film Week. She has also exhibited and screened at the Anthology Film Archives, the  Phoenix Museum of Art, Flux Factory, the British Film Institute,  MoMA Ps1, IFC, Tengis Cinema in Mongolia, the Berlin Biennale and others. All images courtesy of the artist.    
This spring break I did a road trip down the coast of California with my Mamiya RZ67, a medium format film camera that was given to me by my dad this past February.
BTRtoday explores performance art culture and speaks to concertgoers who enjoy a good show with some classic BDSM, fog, and who knows what else!
Phaan Howng  is an American-born Taiwanese multi-media artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She uses the media of painting, sculpture and and installation to stage the sublime and formidable beauty of an Earth post-humanity. Phaan received her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art At MICA in 2015, and she had her first solo show titled Bioloigical Controls: If It Bleeds We Can Kill It at School 33 Project Space in Baltimore. She has also exhibited at Randall Scott Project and, ArtScape in Baltimore, the  Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA and the RE Art show in Brooklyn. She received a silver medal for her work in the show Color at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Redhook, BK. And she has had reviews in publications such as Hyperallergic, Art F City, Washington Post and the Baltimore City Paper. All images courtesy of Phaan Howng. Eulogies of the Present Past was for the public programming portion Howng's  installation, Biological Controls; If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. For the first portion of the event, attendees were invited to write and recite a poem about our descent into the Anthropocene epoch while wearing a custom matching suit in the installation. For the second portion, attendees were also invited to karaoke to a sad song of their choice. Both portions were live streamed via the web to the audience from the installation to their room.
Not only are graphic novels evolving literature as a medium, but they also inspire our favorite films and television shows. What happens when The New York Times consolidates their bestseller lists?
Does artist intent really matter? And what should we think about social media becoming an accepted artistic medium?
Joe Bochynski is a Brooklyn-based artist whose multi-disciplinary work explores ideas surrounding symbolism, archeology and power.
Jonathon Keats was stated as being a "poet of ideas" by The New Yorker and a "multimedia philosopher-prophet" by The Atlantic. Jonathon Keats is an artist, writer and experimental philosopher based in San Francisco and Northern Italy. His conceptually-driven interdisciplinary projects explore all aspects of society through science and technology. He has installed a camera with a thousand-year-long exposure – documenting the long-term effects of climate change – at Arizona State University; opened a photosynthetic restaurant serving gourmet sunlight to plants at the Crocker Art Museum;  and attempted to genetically engineer God in collaboration with scientists at the UC Berkeley. Exhibited internationally, Keats's projects have been documented by PBS, Reuters, and the BBC World Service, garnering favorable attention in periodicals ranging from Science to Flash Art to The Economist. In recent years, he has lectured at institutions including UC Berkeley, Stanford University and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which recently awarded him a 2015-16 Art + Technology Lab Grant. All photos courtesy of Jonathon Keats. Birds use Earth's magnetic field to guide their flight path. However geomagnetism is relatively weak, and easily overridden by other sources of magnetism at close proximity. Research has shown that magnets can affect birds' internal compasses. In this experimental prototype, a magnet has been attached to a toy airplane, influencing the compass needles beneath it, providing an alternate north-south orientation for birds to follow. Large cities on migratory flyways may imperil birds. Light and electromagnetic pollution can be disorienting, and urbanization may deprives them of habitat for roosting. By electromagnetically manipulating compass directions, air traffic control towers can steer birds around cities or even entire regions. This satellite map of the United States at night reveals where urbanization is most pronounced by showing where artificial light is most concentrated. The superimposed compasses show potential alterations to the geomagnetic field that will reorient flyways around human developments. Base Map Courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory Micro-vibrators titillate flowers that have to be artificially pollinated as colony collapse disorder afflicts honeybee populations. These botanical sex toys can be battery- or solar powered. This model shows several sex toys attached to a plant. A dismantled micro-vibrator is also displayed. Micro-vibrators titillate flowers that have to be artificially pollinated as colony collapse disorder afflicts honeybee populations. These botanical sex toys can be battery- or solar powered. This model shows several sex toys attached to a plant. A dismantled micro-vibrator is also displayed. Fiber optics facilitate photosynthesis in corals, providing an alternate energy source when turbid or polluted oceans prevent adequate sunlight from passing through the water. This conceptual model shows how the fiber optics cables might be illuminated by LEDs that are powered by photovoltaics on the ocean surface. The LEDs could alternately be powered by wave energy, or the fiber optics could be illuminated directly with a solar concentrator. Military camouflage designed for urban combat allows reptiles to elude detection in cities as urbanization overtakes their natural habitats. In this model, a turtle wears a camouflage fabric shell covering.    
This week Art Uncovered hits the Spring Break Art Show, a curator-driven art fair that showcases over 150 curators who premiere new artworks created by over 400 artists. The selected curators were chosen based on their proposals that deal with the theme of "Black Mirror," which is not a reference to the popular Netflix series, but, rather, a concept that includes ideas such as self-reflexivity, especially in the digital age. Photos courtesy of Kimberly Ruth Future Past News, Andrea Wolf and Karolina Ziulkoski Cate Giordano, TV Guide  Tamara Santibañez, Thinking About Everything, But Then Again, I Was Thinking About Nothing. Curated by Justin De Demko It Was A Pleasure To Burn, curated by Vanessa Albury  Sean Fader, 365 Profile Pics Greg Haberny, The Elephant In The Room (or Stanley Kubrick Isn't Dead He Just Looks Funny) Personal Tesserac, curated by Anne Spalter
Anthony Friedkin (born 1949) is an American photographer whose works have chronicled California's landscapes, cities and people. His topics include phenomena such as surf culture, prisons, cinema, and gay culture. Friedkin’s photographs have been exhibited at institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,  J. Paul Getty Museum and New York's Museum of Modern Art. He is also represented in numerous private collections and his pictures have been published in Japan, Russia, Europe, and many Fine Art magazines in America. All images courtesy of the artist
Irena Azovsky is an LA-based artist who works primarily in the medium of collage. She creates multidimensional, interwoven pieces that bring forth her fondness of 80’s culture and imagery. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute Collage of Art and has recently shown at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Brooklyn, NY, Paper Plane gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, Treat Gallery in Manhattan, New York and Green line studios in Grand Rapids, MI.
We will all tell you that one of our earliest sexual awakenings was the animated “Robin Hood.” Who was, of course, a fox. A sexy, sexy fox who steals from the rich and gives to the poor.
Ekaterina Abramova is multi media artist whose paintings are a hybrid of 21st century Neo-Expressionism and Spiritual Ornamental paintings, drawn mostly from the symbolic art of Russian and Indian mythology. She received her MFA from the I.E. Repin State Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has attended multiple residencies such as the International Artist Residency in Hyderabad, India and a 3- month residency at the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation located in Mana Contemporary Art Complex in Jersey City, NJ.
Rosary Solimanto is an artist who lives and works in Jersey City.  She is best known for her interdisciplinary activist based work which explores the objectification she faces battling multiple sclerosis. She encourages discourse on disability identity to unfold to empower the disabled. Solimanto is an emerging artist who has exhibited in New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Hudson Valley, Toronto and Spain. She has performed in the O + Festival in Kingston, NY, the Itinerant Festival at the Bronx Museum and did a 12 hour durational performance at the Nuit Blanche Festival in Toronto. A site specific outdoor performance filmed on the boardwalk of Rondout Creek located in Kingston, New York. Waking. Performance encompassing how disability affects not only the afflicted, but the caregiver as well. This piece inspired by previous memoirs when my son assisted with alleviating spasticity, by being carried and or moved. At the time I felt incarcerated by my corporeal body, biomedical treatments and my mind. I derived the movements from times of caregiving, in which I re-created an endless loop of contemporary dance between the role of the caretaker and the disabled. Since I felt no performer could re-enact these times, my son James Conklin became the performer in this piece.
Arlene Rush is a New York based conceptual artist whose diverse work deals with issues of gender, identity, and socio economic issues and politics. Her work asks viewers to look at the balance and place and meaning of what is occurring in our contemporary world.   Rebirth, 2016.
Dylan McManus is a US-based Post-Digital Printmaker who explores contradictions he finds in contemporary society. His work offers a visual starting point for critical discourse and debate among what he views as a politically disinterested populace.
Cindy Hinant is a New York based artist who utilizes video, audio, internet and digital technologies, as well as performance and traditional art mediums in works that reflect on popular representations of femininity. She has had solo and two person exhibitions at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Interstitial, Joe Sheftel Gallery, and Miguel Abreu Gallery.  Her work has been included in group exhibitions and screenings at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Egyptian Modern Art Museum, the Palais de Tokyo, the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museo de Arte El Salvador and the Lehnbachhaus Munich.  She is the recipient of the Robert D. Beckman Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship, the Edward Albee Visual Artist-in-Residence Fellowship, and the Sheffield International Artist Book Prize.  Her work will be featured in the forthcoming book "New York, New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Artists in Emerging Practices" by Kathy Battista.  This January she will take part in the exhibition “Escape Attempts” at Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles and will have a solo exhibition at Museum of America Books in Brooklyn. Upcoming Show Dates: Shulamit Nazarian: Los Angeles, CA: Feb. 18 - April 1 Musuem of America Books: Brooklyn, NY: Opening, Jan. 30th
Richard Haines is an artist and fashion illustrator living and working in New York. He moved here in 1975 from Washington, D.C. to pursue illustration and instead found a successful career as a fashion designer. Through his work with brands such as Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis and Bill Blass, he developed a keen eye for the often overlooked details of form, fabric and how a garment falls on the body, which laid a foundation for his illustration work. After years in the world of fashion design, his career has now come full circle allowing him to emerge as one of today’s most sought after fashion illustrators.
Jodie Mim Goodnough is a Providence, Rhode Island-based artist whose work revolves around the use of images in psychology and psychiatry, and includes photography, sculpture, performance, video and sound.

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