THE NEW YORK YOU NEVER KNEW

Nathan Kensinger is a photographer, filmmaker and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. His work explores hidden urban landscapes, off-limits industrial structures, unnatural waterways, environmental disaster zones and other liminal spaces. He has been documenting New York City’s changing waterfront for the past decade, in an ongoing series of photo essays, films and public art… Continue reading THE NEW YORK YOU NEVER KNEW

STATEN ISLAND HAS AN ART SCENE

MEET DB LAMPMAN   DB Lampman is known for her unusual large-scale sculptural installations, video and performance art. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1994 and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1996. DB is a 2011 recipient of the Premier Grant from the Council on the… Continue reading STATEN ISLAND HAS AN ART SCENE

MEXICAN ARTIST PIA CAMIL

    Pia Camil takes inspiration from urban and industrial forms, reinterpreting them as handmade objects that recode the artist’s relationship to the city and notions of public space. The Mexico City-based artist began by photographing her native city, particularly the billboards that compose the visual fabric of the environment. From these hand-colored photographs, she… Continue reading MEXICAN ARTIST PIA CAMIL

CUBA BOUND & MORE

BEFORE THE SHOW has become a hit for State of the Arts NYC. Just an hour before we have conversation, refreshments and if weather permitting, a rooftop experience with guests, staff and friends. This week we had Axel Tosca, Lezi Zita, Justin Kalifowitz and Sandra Levinson.     Our show theme was Cuba Bound and… Continue reading CUBA BOUND & MORE

ARCHITECTURALLY INSPIRED JEWELRY DESIGN

Hleziphansi Zita was born and raised in NYC. She is the daughter of exiled South African parents. Following in her artistic father’s footsteps, the self- taught jewelry designer and artist is the founder of Nandi Naya. Her handcrafted minimalist sculptural jewelry can be found in a number of boutiques across the U.S including The Drive… Continue reading ARCHITECTURALLY INSPIRED JEWELRY DESIGN

PRESERVING SOUND

This was an archival project made to show why audio is important to our American culture by Pacifica Radio. State of the Arts NYC thought sharing these archival interviews would explain the passion of the folks behind the Pacifica Radio Network which includes WBAI. And we thought sharing some historical information about the history of… Continue reading PRESERVING SOUND