Category Archives: Artist Profile

Defying Devastation: Bushwick in the 80s

The first night of Bushwick Open Studios saw many thrilling openings, but a highlight among them was Defying Devastation: Bushwick in the 80s at The Living Gallery at 1087 Flushing Avenue. The show features photographs by Meryl Meisler, accompanied by … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: Jayoung Yoon

Jayoung Yoon did not build a time machine at 109 Ingraham Street in studio #315. Instead, her work makes you “slow down, pause and wait, and then move into a higher consciousness.” You become fully aware of being in the … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: JR Larson

Adder Bat, 2011-12, Burlap, Marble, Cotton Yarn, Grass Rope, Copper, Wood, Iron, Bamboo. 73″ x 60″ x 56″ JR Larson Studio location: The Active Space 566 Johnson Ave, studio #21 on the third floor. Tell me a little about yourself … Continue reading

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Artist Profiles: Ryan Coleman & Julie Vassili

Ryan P. Coleman and Julie K. Vassili are clearly two distinctive artists, with at least two things in common; they’re both painters and they share studio #320 at 1717 Troutman. Oh, and they’re super friendly! They were separately drawn to Bushwick, … Continue reading

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Into the mystical realm of Ryan Brennan

Meet Ryan Brennan, a painter turned social practice artist turned ‘visual puzzle’ composer, who was kind enough to introduce me to his creative journey via pieces around his ornate loft, on the endearingly anarchic 2nd floor of 538 johnson. How … Continue reading

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Imagination Monster: Studio Visit with Joana Ricou

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In March I stopped by Joana Ricou’s studio at 300 Meserole Street after having met her at Nurture Art where she volunteers. From her studio’s rooftop we could see the abandoned lot where the Trailer Park used to be. Her … Continue reading

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Eccentric Corrosion: Studio Visit with Brooklyn Artist Matt Miller

On a recent Saturday afternoon in April, I met with Brooklyn artist Matt Miller in his studio at Active Space, an artist enclave located on the corner of Stewart and Johnson Avenues in Bushwick. Miller has been active in the … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Etty Yaniv’s Cellular World

Inside the expansive studio/loft building of 117 Grattan Street in Bushwick is the studio of Etty Yaniv. This is her first year participating in Bushwick Open Studios and she has been in her current, light-flooded studio since October, having obtained … Continue reading

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