Michael Kagan

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Recently commissioned by the Smithsonian to make three large paintings based on their air and space-related archives, artist Michael Kagan uses thick, deliberate brush strokes that convey a decisive hand and the power of his subject matter. You might know his artwork best from the cover of the new White Lies’ album, “Big TV”, which won the top prize of Best Art Vinyl of 2013.  Kagan has also collaborated with Pharrell Williams and Mr. Williams’ company, Billionaire Boys Club. He holds an MFA from New York Academy of Art (2005), where he was also awarded a postgraduate fellowship (2005-6). In 2009 Kagan was included in a four person show with Donald Baechler, Will Cotton, and Andrew Radcliffe at Eden Rock Gallery in St Barthélemy, FWI. Kagan has also exhibited at Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York, Charles de Jonghe in Brussels and his solo exhibition, Thunder In The Distance, is currently on view at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, NY.

Ashley Bickerton

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Photo of Ashley Bickerton by Chris Sanders, projectartist.info

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The West Indies-born Ashley Bickerton was a seminal figure in the 1980’s East Village scene in New York as one of the original members of the group of artists that came to be known as “Neo-Geo”—which also featured Jeff Koons, Meyer Vaisman, and Peter Halley—before moving to the Bali in 1993 where he continues to live and work. He has had four solo exhibitions at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, five at Sonnabend Gallery, and three at White Cube in London. His works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Tate; the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, Portugal; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Walker Art Center; the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Max Blagg

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Max Blagg is an English-born poet, writer, artist, and performer living in NYC since 1972. He is the author of four collections of poetry and has collaborated with several artists, including Alex Katz, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, and Keith Sonnier. Blagg co-edited the legendary art/lit/tit magazine, Bald Ego, with Glenn O’Brien and he teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He recently published a semi-faux memoir, Ticket Out, and a new collection of poems, Slow Dazzle, is forthcoming. He has performed in many venues including the Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, St. Mark’s Church, CBGB, and the Nuyorican’s Poet’s café, and has been published in numerous magazines including Bomb, Interview, and Village Voice. His text-inscribed typewriter covers have been exhibited at Showroom Gallery, NYC, and most recently at 6DecadesBooks, NYC.

Keith Mayerson

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In addition to some forty-two paintings in the narrative installation entitled “My American Dream” in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Mayerson was included in the upstart, curator-driven SPRING/BREAK Art Show and his exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery just came down earlier this month. Steeped in Americana, Mayerson’s work features historical and fictional figures who’ve shaped our national identity, and whose portraits combine to create an opportunity for reflection on our shared experience. Keith Mayerson’s work is featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); the Cleveland Museum of Art; and the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA), Columbus, Ohio. He has a B.A. from Brown University, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and lives in New York City.

Joe Bradley

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Next month, Joe Bradley’s solo exhibition opens at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich, Switzerland to be followed this summer with a survey at Le Consortium in Dijon, France. After receiving his BFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999, Joe Bradley moved to New York City and formed the hard rock band, Cheeseburger. With over twenty solo shows since then, widespread enthusiasm for Bradley’s work has resulted in several sold-out shows. The artist’s work has been shown throughout New York at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, CANADA, The Journal, MoMA PS1, and Gladstone Gallery, as well as internationally with Almine Reich Gallery in Paris and Peres Projects in Berlin.

Elizabeth Huey

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Born in Virginia, Huey lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Before obtaining her MFA from Yale University, she earned a BA in Psychology from George Washington University and studied painting at both the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. She has received several awards including an Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, a travel fellowship to Italy through Johns Hopkins University, and a Terra Foundation of American Art Fellowship and Residency in Giverny, France. She recently completed the Fountainhead residency in Miami and the DNA Summer residency in Cape Cod. Huey has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her paintings are held in collections such as the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

Kadar Brock

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Kadar Brock and his abstract canvases began appearing in gallery shows almost immediately after his graduation from Cooper Union School of Art, where he received a BFA in 2002. Though he began showing in Miami and at art fairs, Brock has since generated international acclaim for his large mixed media works, which often incorporate elements of chance and occasionally slivers of previous paintings. Brock has had solo shows in Tokyo and London, as well as The Hole and Thierry Goldberg Projects in New York, and has participated in countless group shows around the globe. Brock’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Artforum, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Interview Magazine, White Hot Magazine and Dazed and Confused. His solo show at Gallery Diet in Miami is on view until March 8th, 2014.

Gordon Holden

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Photo by Lauren Albrecht, cofounder of art-nerd.com

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Gordon Holden was born in 1985 in suburban USA. After graduating from the University of Vermont, never having studied fine arts, he discovered that the only way to live in a world that strives for perfection is to do just the opposite. His work captures visual and tactile expression through the conflation of pop culture and personally-derived abstract apprehension. His cynical observation produces works that are both whimsical and thought-provoking. He is represented by Paul Loya Gallery and his work has been exhibited at The Institute Library, Art On a Gallery, Homeostasis Lab, and will be part of the forthcoming Recto and Verso at The Howard Art Project, opening February 28th.

Jeanette Hayes

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Jeanette Hayes is an NYC-based painter and multimedia artist with a BFA from Pratt Institute. Her work addresses the traditional preservation of non-traditional technological imagery through painting, video, animated GIFs, Photoshop, and Internet collages. Hayes has a proclivity for cultural phenomena and the confrontation of conventionality and subject matter. She has shown with Half Gallery, the Hole, Bleecker Street Arts Club, M&B Gallery, and Motelsalieri. Hayes has also worked with Proenza Schouler, CHANEL and Opening Ceremony, and BlackBerry. She was named “30 Under 30” by i-D Magazine and “An Artist to Watch” by Complex Magazine. The New York Times featured her in their first “Up Next” column.

Sebastiaan Bremer

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Sebastiaan Bremer is a Dutch artist whose work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; MoMA PS1, New York; and at Het Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. He has had solo exhibitions at Air de Paris; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin; Roebling Hall, New York; James Fuentes, New York; BravinLee Programs, New York; Hales Gallery, London; Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm; Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich. He attended the open studio program at the Vrije Academie in The Hague and the Skowhegan School where he began experimenting with murals, collage paintings, and drawing directly on photographs, a style which he continues to use today. Bremer’s work is part of several important collections in the US and abroad, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Andrew Kuo

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Photo credit: Chris Mosier

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Based in NYC, Andrew Kuo is known for his bold abstractions and charts of collated information. He has exhibited in a multitude of galleries and museums, such as Mass MOCA, Artists Space, The Hole, Casey Kaplan, and Marlborough Chelsea. His work interweaves indulgent introspection and self-critique with cultural phenomena and musical events. His ability to intimately convey the minutiae of personal experience through blunt colors and elementary geometry has been recognized by The New Yorker, Artforum, Interview, and L’umono Vogue, among others. Kuo received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Andisheh Avini

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Andisheh Avini finds the sweet spot where minimalism, Pop Art and the political collide through his abstract paintings, drawings and sculptures. Avini re-contextualizes a shared history through his modernist filter, and in doing so, reflects one distinctive facet of the contemporary Iranian-American experience. Andisheh Avini was born in 1974 in New York and educated at Hunter College. He has shown consistently in solo and group exhibitions since 2002, including locations in New York, Turin, Berlin, Los Angeles, Basel, Madrid and Paris. He is represented by Marianne Boesky in New York City where his work is currently exhibited through February 15th.

Kamil Franko

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Iraqi-Hungarian painter Kamil Dossar Franko was born in 1988 in Krakow, Poland. Franko moved to Copenhagen in 1991 and currently runs a production company, 73COLLECTIVE, involving young European artists and filmmakers. His solo show featuring oil paintings and graphite works was held at Galleri Flintholm in Copenhagen in August 2013. Earlier in January his work was exhibited in a two-person show with German artist Frank Paul. Franko describes his painting process as “undergoing an uncompromising, intuitively driven methodology.”

Becky Kolsrud

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Born in 1984 in Los Angeles, CA, Becky Kolsrud has done solo shows with JTT and Tif’s Desk at Thomas Solomon Gallery. She has also exhibited work at Karma and Luxembourg & Dayan. Her second New York solo exhibition opens at JTT in May 2014. She graduated with a BS from New York University in 2006 and an MFA in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. Kolsrud says her work “deals with non-verbal communication between women. I create characters to tell strange and equivocal stories, inspired by personal experience and an interest in the history of portraiture.” The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Tom Slaughter

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Tom Slaughter is an artist, designer, and illustrator whose editions are included in the collections of the MOMA and the Whitney Museum. He has had more than 30 solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Vancouver, Germany and Japan, and has worked as a printmaker in collaboration with Durham Press since its inception twenty years ago. He has published twelve illustrated children’s books including 123, One Some Many, Over Under, ABC x 3, and Eats, which have been translated into six languages. As a designer he has created everything from t-shirts to skateboard decks, beach towels and wallpaper. He currently serves on the board of directors at MoMA P.S.1. and the Public Theater.

Sue Williams

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Sue Williams was born in 1954 in Chicago. She came to prominence in the early 1980s with works that echoed and argued with the dominant postmodern feminist aesthetic of the time. In the years since, her aesthetic interests have moved toward abstraction along with her subject matter and memories. She has had solo shows at the Vienna Secession, Geneva Center for Contemporary Art, and Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, along with being included in 3 consecutive Whitney Biennials. Williams was included in a group show in 2013 with Richard Prince, Doug Aitken, Eva Rothschild. Her solo show at 303 Gallery opens January 9th, 2014. She lives and works in New York.

Cole Sternberg

Cole Sternberg

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Cole Sternberg’s work takes the form of painting, installation, video, poetry, and political activism. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally at The American University Museum (Washington, DC), Hochhaus Hansa (a Ruhr.2010 Museum, Dortmund, Germany), David B. Smith Gallery (Denver, CO), Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND, Los Angeles, CA) and Kinsey DesForges (Culver City, CA). His projects this year include exhibitions with e105 Gallery (Berlin, Germany), ARTed House (Wainscott, NY), and a forthcoming poetry book with Primary Projects in Miami. He has been featured in Whitewall Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Juxtapoz, and his work is held in major collections throughout the world.

Cassandra MacLeod

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Cassandra MacLeod’s solo exhibition at Karma is on view until November 30th. A limited edition artist’s book, released at the opening, is also available. Previously, MacLeod has shown her work at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Deitch Projects, Marc Selwyn Gallery, Heidi Cho Gallery and in Athens, Greece. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. She lives and works in New York City.

Blair Thurman

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Blair Thurman’s work is currently on view at Gagosian in London in “The Show is Over”, his third group exhibition with the gallery. This past summer he staged a staggeringly beautiful show at Karma in Amagansett. Whether it be his iconic track paintings, his winner’s circles or his effortless light sculptures; Blair Thurman demonstrates a visual intelligence that places his craftsmanship front and center. For many years he assisted the late Korean artist Nam June Paik where he became aware of information overkill and developed his understanding of neon. We once heard him refer to Yayoi Kusama’s paintings as having “hallucinatory integrity,” a term easy applicable to his own artwork.

Betty Tompkins

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This summer Betty Tompkins was included in a show at Marianne Boesky alongside artists Ed Ruscha, Lucien Smith, and Piotr Uklański. You might remember her installation at Art Basel Miami Beach last year with Venus Over Manhattan, and she had the inaugural show at Home Alone 2 Gallery. Tompkins has also exhibited in New York at Luxembourg & Dayan, Mitchell Algus, PS1, White Columns, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, Joe Sheftel, and abroad at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), Andrea Caratsch (Zurich), at the Lyon Biennial and more. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Tony Cox

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Tony Cox: Shapes of Shade at Marlborough Broome Street is just one of the artist’s two solo exhibitions currently on view in New York. You can also see his work at Home Alone 2 on the Lower East Side until November 13th. Cox’s show, White Trash Mystic in 2010 was called an “an unequivocal success” and he has since been included in group exhibitions at Salon 94, Marlborough Chelsea, White Columns, Ramiken Crucible and featured in Maker magazine, Interview magazine, Opening Ceremony, and Purple Diary. Cox currently lives and works in Woodstock, New York.

Jeffrey Lee Lewis

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Jeffrey Lee Lewis received his M.F.A from Parson School of Design in 1995 and has participated in numerous group shows from Robert Miller in New York to Baldwin Gallery in Aspen. His artwork is rooted in an intuitive process deeply influenced both by Abstract Expressionism and mandala sand painting. He believes that in drawing emblems and repetitive patterns, the artist can achieve a trance-like state bringing one closer to personal resolve. Given his first show by Edsel Williams in East Hampton, Jeffrey went on to exhibit at Stefan Hildebrandt Gallery in Switzerland, Bjorn Wetterling Gallery in Sweden, and work extensively in India. In 2012, Jeffrey took part in an ambitious surf-themed exhibition called “Swell” alongside Ed Ruscha, Roe Ethridge and Robert Longo and was recognized by Roberta Smith in the subsequent The New York Times article. Three paintings by Lewis were commissioned for the United Nations for the President of the General Assembly H.E. Nassir Abdualaziz Al-Nasser, for which he received honors. The paintings are now part of the Alliance of Civilization’s permanent collection.

Wardell Milan

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Recognized for his artistic gifts from an early age, Wardell Milan has had his own studio since the age of 4. During his graduate studies at Yale University (MFA 2004) Milan, focused primarily on photography, began to develop his interest in drawing, collages and three dimensional dioramas. Using symbols of beauty and glamour, violence and mortality, public figures and the superhuman, Milan engages our fictional approach on beauty, intelligence or athleticism as ‘indestructible’. His exhibition of photo-dioramas and abstract works is on view until December 29th at Savannah College of Art and Design. Milan has mounted solo shows at Louis B. James Gallery (New York, NY), 404 Gallery (Naples, Italy), Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY) and was recently included in group shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA), the Warhol Museum, (Pittsburgh, PA) and White Columns (New York, NY).

Matthew Cusick

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Originally from New York City, Matthew Cusick received his BFA from The Cooper Union and his MFA from Southern Methodist University. His work has been shown in numerous galleries and institutions including The Public Trust, Haggerty Gallery, Art Center Sarasota, Columbus Museum of Art, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, and Andrew Kreps Gallery. He was the recipient of a NYFA Painting Fellowship in 2006 and has been a visiting artist, lecturer, and adjunct professor at The Cooper Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Southern Methodist University. In Fall of 2013, Cusick was an artist in residence, during a retrospective of his work, at the Lux Art Institute. His work is held in several public and private collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the International Collage Center. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas.

Liz Markus

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Liz Markus was born in Buffalo, New York. After graduating with an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Markus debuted in New York at White Columns. Her solo show of hippie paintings on stained canvas at ZieherSmith in Chelsea was then followed by five more solo shows in New York and internationally. She has been included in group shows curated by Wendy White and David Humphrey, Beth De Woody, and Dan Kopp and she contributes regularly to the Huffington Post. Her work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. She lives and works in Brooklyn.