The artist and experimental musician helping keep Brooklyn’s DIY spirit alive
Dean Cercone’s studio is in the basement of a Bushwick building that doubles as a concert venue.
“Put on the weird shit, give people some booze, and the money will come.”
The sculptor with a side hustle
Doreen Garner helps pay the bills as a tattoo artist.
“When I engage with the city, it’s on my own terms.”
The Midwestern transplant with a love for teaching (and puppets)
Jaimie Warren stages elaborate, heartwarming performances with a little help from her friends
“New York tests you, to make sure you really want to move here.”
The French painter on the cusp of her New York breakout solo
Julie Curtiss exhibited diligently before being picked up by Anton Kern Gallery.
Curtiss’s first studio was basically “a tiny hallway” that cost $275 a month.
An artist and teacher living and working out of a converted firehouse in Harlem
Nari Ward readies for a major survey at the New Museum.
“Punch the clock, get the time in, get paid, get back to the studio. That was the priority.”
The performance artist striving to return to her favorite city
Dawn Kasper is a modern-day nomad, but she’d love a home base in New York
She compares New York City to a bee that can sense your fear—and that’s a good thing.
The Canadian expat painting in the South Bronx
Cindy Ji Hye Kim juggles jobs, but aims to put art first
“I don’t think it’s about who works harder. It’s much bigger than that.”
Header image: Portrait of Nari Ward by Heather Sten for Artsy.
Corrections: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Jaimie Warren is an educator at Dia:Beacon and that she held her recent show at American Medium in Brooklyn. She is an educator at Dia: Chelsea, and American Medium is located in Manhattan. Additionally, the non-profit Whoop Dee Doo was misspelled as Whoop De Doo.
The text has been updated to reflect these changes.