Brian Belott


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In early 2015 Brian Belott has a three person show at CANADA, a two person show at Fredericks and Freiser with Ross Simonini, and will be included in a show curated by Torey Thornton at OHWOW in Los Angeles. In 2014 Sotheby’s named Brian Belott “One to Watch”. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at The Journal Gallery, a group show at Venus Over Manhattan and a two person show with Joe Bradley at Retrospective Gallery in Hudson, New York. Belott has mounted several major solo and two-person exhibitions at LOYAL, Sweden (with Jesse Greenberg), Galerie Zurcher, Paris, and CANADA, Zurcher Studio, and Kenny Schachter Contemporary in New York. Museum shows include Musée d’Art moderne de Saint-Etienne (2014), MACRO Museum, Rome (2009); and Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008). Belott’s practice encompasses a rich vocabulary of drawing, sound, paper collage and book making (a large collection of which are included in MOMA collection), sculpture, frozen sculpture, painting on glass, and performance. “Draw Gym”, a show Belott curated at 247365, received a New York Times review by Roberta Smith. Brian Belott was born in 1983 in East Orange, NJ and received his BFA 1995 from School of Visual Arts, NY.

Shannon Finley


Courtesy of Alan Bamberger

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Berlin-based Shannon Finley has upcoming solo shows at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco and Walter Storms Galerie in Munich in 2015. You may have seen his solo exhibitions this year at Vladimir Restoin Roitfield in New York or Susanne Vielmetter Projects in Los Angeles. The sculptor, painter, and animator has also exhibited with Upstream Gallery in Amsterdam, Bischoff Weiss Gallery in London, at the Prague Biennale, and with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and Kunsthalle Athena in Greece. Finley was born in Ontario, Canada, and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax as well as The Cooper Union in New York.

Eddie Martinez


Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Kohn Gallery

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Eddie Martinez showed paintings and sculptures at both the Timothy Taylor Gallery and Kohn Gallery booths at Art Basel Miami Beach last week. Already well known for his bold, semi-abstract paintings, his more recent three-dimensional works first exhibited at Half Gallery this summer are now a known part of his practice. Martinez has exhibited extensively, with solo exhibitions at Peres Projects in Berlin, The Journal Gallery in Brooklyn, Bill Brady KC in Kansas City, among others. He has been included in group exhibitions all over the world at The Saatchi Gallery in London, Garage Centre For Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico in Mexico City, and Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art in Athens. Eddie Martinez was born in Groton, Connecticut in 1977, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Spencer Sweeney


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Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is presenting a wall of drawings by Spencer Sweeney this week at Art Basel Miami Beach (booth #L18). Sweeney is also currently working on a book of his drawings with Urs Fischer, due this March. His solo exhibitions have been held at the Modern Institute in Glasgow, Veneklasen Werner in Berlin, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York, Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco, and Twig Gallery in Brussels. In addition, Sweeney has participated in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Winner of many awards including Lewis S. Ware Memorial Prize for experimental work, the Cuff/Sammack Prize for abstract painting, and the Lucile Sorgenti Scholarship for artistic excellence, Sweeney, graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and currently lives and works in New York.

Jesse Littlefield


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Look out for Jesse Littlefield in Volatile, a group show currently on view at Galeri Jacob Bjorn in Aarhaus, Denmark, and at Gallery Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm in a show opening November 28th. Littlefield had his New York solo debut last month at Zieher Smith & Horton, was recently featured in a two-person exhibition with Sadie Laska at Harper’s Books in East Hampton, and was in Bad Fog, curated by Eddie Martinez at Martos Gallery earlier this year. His work was also included in Barry McGee’s exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston last year. Jesse Littlefield was born in 1977 in Massachusetts and currently lives and works outside of Boston.

Michael Phelan


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Recently featured in solo exhibitions at JGM Galerie in Paris and Horton Gallery in New York, Michael Phelan has been exhibited extensively throughout the US and Europe including Mary Boone, Andrew Kreps, Elizabeth Dee, D’Amelio Terras, Leo Koenig, Eleven Rivington, The Kitchen, MoMA PS1, Sculpture Center, and Artist’s Space in New York, Shane Campbell in Chicago, Nice & Fit Gallery in Berlin, and Mitterrand + Sanz in Zurich. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Artforum, Frieze, Modern Painters, Art in America, Men’s Vogue, The New York Times, T Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Born in Beaumont Texas, Michael Phelan graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives between New York City and Marfa, Texas.

Matthew Porter


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Matthew Porter has exhibited extensively at galleries and institutions including the International Center of Photography Museum in New York, M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, Invisible Exports in New York, Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, and Brancolini Grimaldi in London. His work has been published in The New York Times, T Magazine, VMan, Modern Painters, and EXIT. Porter was born in 1975 in State College, Pennsylvania and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Chris Martin


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Chris Martin will be signing copies of his new artist monograph on November 5th, 2014 from 6-8pm at Anton Kern gallery, where his show is on view. The artist also currently has a solo exhibition uptown at Half Gallery until December 13th. Martin has mounted solo exhibitions at Karma in New York, David Kordansky in Los Angeles, Mitchells-Innes & Nash in New York, KOW in Berlin, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels, and The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, among others. He has been included in group exhibitions at Venus Over Manhattan, Suzanne Geiss Company, Rachel Uffner, The Journal, and Zach Feuer in New York, Eva Presenhuber in Zurich, Marlborough Gallery in Madrid, and Halsey McKay in East Hampton. Martin is know for sprightly abstractions which he creates with “deep spiritual certainty”, often utilizing glitter, collage, and found objects, in addition to paint. Chris Martin was born in Washington, D.C. in 1954, and lives and works in Brooklyn.

Ted Gahl


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This year, Ted Gahl has mounted solo shows at Dodge Gallery in New York and Cooper Cole in Toronto. He’s recently contributed to group shows at Zach Feuer, Suzanne Geiss Company, and ZieherSmith & Horton in New York; Night Gallery in Los Angeles, and has an upcoming solo exhibition at Halsey McKay in East Hampton. Gahl will also be exhibiting abroad at Galleri Jacob Bjørn in Aarhus and Brand New Gallery in Milan. Ted Gahl co-founded the collective PAT (Place and Time) with artists Gregory Kalliche and Benjamin Niznik. He was born in 1983 in New Haven, Connecticut, and received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 2006 and his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010.

MacGregor Harp

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MacGregor Harp has exhibited extensively, most notably at Suzanne Geiss in New York, The Stillhouse Group in Brooklyn, Freddy Gallery in Baltimore, and with a solo exhibition at Jackie Klempay in Brooklyn. Harp is known for paintings that comment on the American legal concept of “Corporate Personhood,” which he relates to the prevalence of urban creative professionals and their commodified taste for luxury. In addition to his artistic practice, Harp is the co-founder of 247365, an exhibition space with locations in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn.

Kika Karadi


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Karadi has shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Prague Biennale, the 51st Venice Biennale, and the Museo Storico Navale. In 2014 she has held solo exhibitions at The Journal Gallery in New York and Jonathan Viner Gallery in London, the latter with whom Karadi will present work at FIAC in Paris October 23- 26th. She was also included in “LIFE” curated by The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan. Born in Budapest, Hungary and educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Kika Karadi currently lives and works in New York and Minnesota.

Genieve Figgis


Portrait of Genieve Figgis by Balarama Heller

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Genieve Figgis was featured most recently at the Half Gallery bungalow at the EDITION Hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach 2014. This summer Fulton Ryder published her first artist book, Making Love with the Devil, whose release coincided with her American debut at Harper’s Books in East Hampton. “Yes Captain,” received a review by Art Forum calling her work “replete with lascivious, decadent content”, and GQ Magazine recently compared her paintings to those of Francis Bacon. Her solo show in October at Half Gallery was chosen as one of David Rimanelli’s picks for Best of 2014 in December’s Artforum, and received a write-up from Roberta Smith in the New York Times. This Irish painter received her master’s degree in 2012 from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

Mel Kadel


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Kadel works with coffee-stained paper, micron .005 pens, ink, pencil, and blades to meticulously render, cut, and rearrange intricate drawings and patterns that have garnered the attention of musical group The Bird & The Bee, Brushfire Records, The New Yorker, LA Times Magazine, and many other publications and collaborators. Kadel has exhibited worldwide at Merry Karnowky in Los Angeles, Fuse Gallery in New York, MOHS in Copenhagen, Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, and Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles. She was featured alongside Ed Ruscha and Ed Templeton in “Milk & Honey: Contemporary Art in California”, a collection of work by Californian artists. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mel Kadel now lives and works in Los Angeles.

Kasper Sonne

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Kasper Sonne’s “TXC paintings” have received such global attention it’s no wonder a recent Artsy editorial said Sonne is “setting the art world on fire”. Just this year he has had solo exhibitions at Brand New Gallery in Milan, Galerie Olivier Robert in Paris, West gallery in The Netherlands and Robert Blumenthal in East Hampton. In 2013 he exhibited solo shows at The Hole in New York, Henningsen Gallery in Copenhagen, and SALTS in Basel. He has also been featured in group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Barbara Seiler Gallery in Basel, The Moving Museum in Dubai, and Sean Kelly Gallery in New York. He was born in 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and currently lives and works in New York. This weekend he will be presenting work at the DUVE Berlin booth at Art Berlin Contemporary and with Brand New Gallery at Expo Chicago.

B. Thom Stevenson

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Look out for B. Thom Stevenson alongside Alex Da Corte and Olympia Scarry in “Beyond The Pale” curated by Sam McKinniss opening at Interstate gallery in Bushwick this October. Stevenson is a multifaceted conceptual artist, who explores “the aesthetic waste of the bubbling subcultures in modern day America”. Elevating the punk aesthetic, he sources imagery from tattoo flash, magazine pages, and concert flyers, altering the images through painted layers. Stevenson published a collection of his work, “No Time For Prayers”, through BookMarc, a subsidiary of Marc Jacobs, where Stevenson has worked as part of the design team. B. Thom Stevenson was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1985, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. His show “Dog Fight” is now on view at The Ryobi Room in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Photos of the artist courtesy Evan Schafer.

Lowell Boyers


Photo courtesy Deborah Colton Gallery

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Lowell Boyers has exhibited worldwide, including exhibitions at Half Gallery in New York, Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, Bitforms Gallery in New York, Panaroma Art Space in Cologne, Germany, and Von Lintel Gallery in New York. He is also prominently featured in the collection of Andy Spade. Marked by courageous bursts of color, Boyer’s paintings are amalgamations of form, which combine figures and flora into manipulated chaos. Lowell Boyers received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Yale University. He was born in Queens, NY and currently lives and works in New York City.

Matthew Chambers

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Matthew Chambers confronts the act of painting through diversity, exuberantly flitting from direct representation to complete abstraction and working in media as varied as oil paint, raw canvas, and fuzzy nylon flocking. He has had solo shows in New York at Untitled and Rental Gallery, the Zabludowicz Collection in London, Angstrom in Los Angeles, Blanket Contemporary Art in Vancouver, and recently mounted a two person show with Brendan Fowler at Hezi Cohen Gallery in Tel Aviv. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery in London, The Rubell Family Collection in Miami, Zach Feuer in New York, MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, and Luce Gallery in Turin, Italy. Look out for his forthcoming exhibition at Praz-Delavallade in Paris. Born in 1982 in Boise, Idaho, he now lives and works in Los Angeles.

Jamison Brosseau

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Jamison Brosseau’s recent solo exhibition at Sardine Gallery in Brooklyn epitomized the artist’s tenacity for repetition. Other solo shows at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, Wildlife Gallery in Brooklyn and two person exhibitions with Eddie Martinez at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen and with JR Larson at Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia have displayed the range of his grasp on color and shape. His exhibition, “The Natural”, at Halsey McKay, pushed his vibrant patterns past the canvas and onto the furniture, creating an immersive installation not unlike Yayoi Kusuma. He has participated in group exhibitions at Dodge Gallery and Participant Inc. in New York, Galleri Loyal in Stockholm, and Lenicus Bauernmarkt in Vienna, among others. Jamison Brosseau was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1976. He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Callout image courtesy Adam Tetzloff

Bernhard Brungs


Photo credit: Franziska Sinn

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Currently featured in the two-person exhibition, Muse, with Slawomir Eisner at CCA Andratx in Spain, Bernhard Brungs has exhibited extensively internationally, including solo exhibitions at Dittrich & Schlechtriem in Berlin, Produzentengalerie in Hamburg, Galerie Haas AG, in Zurich, and Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo. His portraits of cultural and intellectual icons focus on the “details, with the overall shape emerging slowly and unexpectedly.The artist’s many muses include not only Susan Sontag, but also Virginia Woolf,  Jean Genet, and currently, Yves Saint Laurent. Bernhard Brungs was born in 1974 in Bielefeld, Germany. He now lives and works in Berlin.

Callout images courtesy Thomas Cummins and Julia Blaukopf.

Charles Lutz

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Focusing on the transference of values and transmutation, Charles Lutz is most often recognized for his “Warhol Denied” series created in 2006, which explored how works could function both conceptually and as a form of currency in a capitalistic and exploitative society. His piece in the 2013 Armory Show, Babel–a tower constructed of 1500 replicas of a forged Warhol Brillo Boxes that were then given freely to the public–caused quite a controversy, as have his other projects that deal directly with concepts of originality in the visual arts. Lutz has exhibited at several galleries and museums, including C24 Gallery, PEP Gallery, Hionas Gallery, Five Myles Gallery, and The Andy Warhol Museum. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1982, and graduated from Pratt Institute in 2004 with a BFA in Painting and Art History. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Christian Joy


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Christian Joy is an American costume designer and artist best known for her stage costume designs for Yeah Yeah Yeahs lead singer, Karen O. Using found articles and occasionally eschewing thread and print for glue and marker pens she has influenced contemporary fashion with punk and DIY stylings. She has has had solo shows during NYC Fashion week, at the AVA gallery in NYC, and was featured at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London as part of the New York Fashion Now exhibit. In 2008 Joy began dressing UK band Klaxons and in 2009 collaborated with TopShop on three limited-edition collections. In 2011 she created the costumes for Stop the Virgens a “psycho opera” created by Karen O and KK Barrett. She has also created costumes for Santigold and Danish singer/songwriter Oh Land, principal ballerina of ABT, Isabella Boylston, and performer/choreographer, Anna Sperber. Joy has been featured in Nylon magazine, Time, New York Times magazine, ELLEgirl, who introduced her as a guru of ‘DIY’ Fashion, and Time Out New York, who featured Joy on the cover of their Most Stylish New Yorkers issue. In June 2014, she was involved in the production of “The Spirit’s Knife,” directed by ioulex and featured on Vogue Italia. Follow her on Instagram: @christianjoycostumes.

Paige Powell


Photo courtesy of Mark C. O'Flaherty

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Acclaimed for her photography, Paige Powell has been actively involved in the art world since the 1980s. After moving to New York City from Portland, Oregon with the hopes of working with Interview Magazine or Woody Allen, she landed both jobs. Through her work, she became a close friend and confidant of Andy Warhol, founder of the publication, and a fixture at his Factory. Her major contributions to the world of photography include her candid shots documenting the rise of avant-garde contemporary art. Powell currently works as a photographer, curator, and animal rights activist. She lives and works between Portland, Oregon, New York City and Los Angeles.

Callout photos courtesy ©PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM

Holly Coulis


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From her two-person show with Dana Schutz at Zach Feuer in 2002 and solo exhibition at Sardine this spring to her recent inclusion in group shows at Sargent’s Daughters, Jeff Bailey Hudson, and The Last Brucennial, Holly Coulis has long proven her distinctive voice in the art scene while consistently refreshing her disposition towards the figurative world through paint. Along with her upcoming show at Cherry and Martin 2732 in 2015, Coulis has had solo exhibitions at such galleries as Susanne Hillberry Gallery in Detroit, Claudia Groeflin Gallery in Zurich, Lamontagne Gallery in Boston, Groeflin Maag Galerie in Basel. She has also participated in group exhibitions at Storefront Gallery in Bushwick, Stefan Stux Gallery and Bravin Lee Projects in New York, and Gallery Diet in Miami, as well as numerous other international galleries. Coulis was born in 1968 in Toronto, Canada, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

The Bruce High Quality Foundation


Self Portrait (Alex), 2013. Silkscreen, acrylic and enamel paint on canvas.

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The Bruce High Quality Foundation – Mission Statement
The Bruce High Quality Foundation, the official arbiter of the estate of Bruce High Quality, is dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the late social sculptor, Bruce High Quality. In the spirit of the life and work of Bruce High Quality, we aspire to invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring.

About the Foundation
The Bruce High Quality Foundation will mount their solo exhibition, “Vive la Sociale!” at Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels this coming September. In June, Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG featured new works by The BHQF at Art Basel. Other recent exhibitions have taken place at the Brooklyn Museum, the Lever House, Susan Inglett Gallery in New York, Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin, and Galerie Bruno Bischofberger in Zürich. The BHQF was also featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, as well as other group exhibitions at MoMA PS1 in Queens, Acquavella Gallery in New York, and Centre Pompidou in Paris, among others. The Foundation also heads the free institution, BHQFU, which provides learning opportunities and residencies for artists, and until last year hosted expansive, open call exhibitions called “Brucennials.”

Cole Mohr

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Debuting with his solo show “Free Food” in Long Island City this May, Cole Mohr broke into the art world with his meticulous, stippled drawings and gestural abstractions. Mohr studied under Marianne Vitale, working as her studio assistant and appearing in her 2013 Performa biennial commission, “The Missing Book of Spurs.” Born in 1986, Cole Mohr currently lives and works in New York City.