Frank Kozik: An Inspiration Dies
Frank Kozik, the master of sardonic incongruity who designed iconic posters for rock giants like Nirvana and Pearl Jam before becoming a pioneer in the burgeoning world of art toys, died May 7 at 61 leaving a hole in the hearts of the countless artists he inspired worldwide.
Gallery Particulier Makes a New Art World Possible
The one-year-old Gallery Particulier in Flatbush allows people to borrow art — a DIY alternative to the typical gallery scene in New York.
A Method to J Demsky’s Madness
Tucked within the quiet lanes of South Bombay’s art district is a young, independent gallery that is slowly but surely ushering in a new era of artists, including the neo-futuristic Spanish artist J. Demsky currently on display. Is Method Art Space fulfilling the needs of a previously overlooked audience, or pushing viewers to rethink the definition of art?
The Barber Show: START Shows x Astor Hair Stylists
‘The Barber Show’ – a month long exhibition from March 31st to April 28th – features an all-star cast of New York’s rising talents, the product of a collaboration between START Shows Founder Sophocles and Astor Hairstylist’s Manager Michael ‘Big Mike’ Saviello. Read about how the collaboration came together and how it’s never too late to pursue your passion.
NYC Storefronts: How One Illustrator Boosted Small Businesses During the Pandemic
What started as a hobby for illustrator Joel Holland, became a fundraising campaign for local businesses and a love letter to New York City.
Home, Hockey, and Heart with Elsie Designs
Meet Shirley Vuong, the entrepreneur and artist behind Elsie Designs, a Canadian art company spreading positivity, good food, cute animals, and…hockey? Greg Hamm speaks to Vuong about the NHL, her artistic journey, and what’s next for her business.
Storm Ritter, Queen of the Cool People
Ambidextrous artist Storm Ritter is a surrealist painter who harnesses the power of her synesthetic mind to create esoteric landscapes filled with spiritual symbols of divine magic, tarot cards, and numerology. As an entrepreneur, her business ventures have included a brick-and-mortar store, ecommerce website, custom fashion pieces, jewelry and digital NFTs.
Glaieul Samadani Finds Her Rhythm
UP speaks to abstract expressionist color field painter Glaieul Samadani, based out of Los Angeles, about her the process for her evocative and dreamlike color field paintings.