Friday, April 29, 2011

Featured Artist Ramon Grosos

At what age did you know you were an artist? What was the first piece of art you created? You don't decide to be an artist, art gets inside you. Before you know it, you're painting, before you know it, you're an artist. I have always been a visual person and always loved looking at artwork from an early age. A better answer could be when the carpet in my room looked like a Jackson Pollock painting. Maybe that carpet was my first work of art. Read more in KiptonART Magazine.

Monday, April 25, 2011

KiptonART TALK with Interior Designer Nanjoo Joung

What is the last exhibition you attended?
Picasso at Gagosian Gallery

How would you describe the decor in your  home?
Minimalist, well-balanced between warm and cool, without pretense; yet an emphasis on function and scale.

Read more about Nanjoo in KiptonART Magazine.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

KiptonART welcomes Dina Pugh to our Curatorial Board

 DINA PUGH is an independent curator and writer who has organized exhibitions of contemporary artists in San Francisco, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York. For the past five years she has been the Director/Curator of Triple Base, an emerging artist project space in San Francisco. From 2009-2010, Pugh co-curated "Art in Storefronts", a citywide initiative initiated by Mayor Gavin Newsom that placed over 30 art installations in vacant storefronts all over San Francisco. She was the Director of the Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco and worked at Deitch Projects in New York City. Pugh's writings and research have appeared in publications including Preserving America's Cultural Heritage, a catalog for the 2006 commissioned project by LA-based artist Jeffrey Vallance. Curating Now (2005), and an upcoming book on Public Art by Phaidon Press. In 2000 she received her BA from Stanford University and in 2006 she received her Masters in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. Read about our Curatorial Board

Friday, April 22, 2011

LU MAGNUS presents "A Room of Her Own"

A Room of Her Own brings together a group of artists - Natalie Frank,  Hilary Harkness, Emily Noelle Lambert, Paula Rego, Dasha Shishkin, Eve Sussman and Mickalene Thomas - who are working with figuration to construct personal environments that are singularly their own. These artists are all women. These women share interconnected yet diverse interests in the construction of identity both personal and public. This exhibition is curated by Natalie Frank and Amelia Abdullahsani. The opening reception is Saturday, May 7, from 6pm until midnight. The exhibition will run through June 19, 2011. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Andy Warhol and his Colored Campbell's Soup Cans

L and M Arts presents an exhibition of twelve paintings from Andy Warhol's series of Campbell's Soup Cans. In 1965, Warhol executed the iconic Tomato Soup can in twenty unique color combinations. The exhibition opens tomorrow, April 21 and runs through June 11, 2011. For more information visit

Andy Warhol, Colored Campbell's Soup Can, 1965. Acrylic, spray paint, silkscreen ink, and pencil on linen, 36 x 24 inches. Image courtesy of L and M Arts. © Andy Warhol 2011, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/ARS, NY

Monday, April 18, 2011

NYU Steinhardt School presents Part 2 of their MFA Thesis Exhibition

Kevin Yang, Burning Face, 2010.  Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 37"
The 80WSE Gallery is pleased to host the 2011 NYU Steinhardt MFA Thesis exhibitions. Part II opens next week on April 26th from 6-8pm with a special opening reception.  Each year, the NYU MFA Program in Studio Art brings together a group of committed artists to develop their work within a community of faculty and colleagues. 80WSE Gallery is located at 80 Washington Square East, NYC. For more information, visit

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Art in the Streets

Chaz running in a backstreet near Whittier Blvd in East Los Angeles, 1974, photo by Gusmano Cesaretti. Courtesy of MOCA
 Wild Style mural by Zephyr,Revolt, Sharp. Photo by Martha Cooper. Courtesy of MOCA.

Art in the Streets is the first major U.S.  Museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Sao Paulo. This exhibition will feature paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists and will emphasize Los Angeles's role in the evolution of graffiti and street art. Exhibition opens tomorrow, April 17 through August 8, 2011. Read more on

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Art Talk with Interior Designer John Willey

How would you describe the decor in your home?
When I first moved in last year, I wanted the place to have a lofty feel. I call attention to the height of the space with wood grain patterned ceilings, and painted beams. I wallpapered each room uniquely to bring tactile qualities to each, from cork to suede accents to grass cloth. Since I work with furnishings all the time, I wanted the space to feel uncluttered and elegant. There is a sweeping view of Brooklyn, all the way out to the Statue of Liberty and beyond, and the light is incredible. I keep it personal with art and photography collected locally and from my travels.
Read John Willey's Art Talk in KiptonART Magazine.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Victoria and Albert Museum present "Figures and Fictions"

Opening today, Figures and Fictions presents the work of 17 photographers who question what it is to be human at this time in South Africa. The photographs depict people within their individual, family and community lives. These photographers are some of the most exciting and inventive living and working in South Africa today. For more information visit

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Daniel Cooney Fine Art Presents "Chinese Sentiment"

Shen Wei's "Chinese Sentiment" opens this coming Thursday, April 14 at Daniel Cooney Fine Art. The opening reception and book signing will be held from 6-8pm located at 511 West 25th Street #506, New York, NY 10001. For more information visit

Friday, April 8, 2011

10 Best 10 Competition honors KiptonART Artist Kiritin Beyer!

KiptonART Artist KIRITIN BEYER was recently selected from over 10,000 entries to be one of the WIN-Initiative's 10 BEST 10 competition. It's a huge honor. Congratulations Kiritin! For more information about the competition check out their website

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Art Talk with Interior Designer Amy Lau

What is the last exhibition you attended?
Tara Donovon at Pace Gallery

How would you describe the decor in your home?
I have a total fascination for objects, so much of my apartment consists of unique collectibles that give me design inspiration for my work. These pieces range from vintage carved frog figures made out of Cryptomeria wood from Japan, Colorful Op German Ceramics from the 60's to solid brass leaf dishes that the Virginia Metal Company crafted in the 1950's. I have a passion for nature, abstract art, expressive colors and organic shapes and these themes are woven through my professional and personal designs. My home is very modern in that everything has a sense of place and purpose, warm and inviting and personally expressive in color and pattern. Read more...
Enjoy KiptonART Designer Collections featuring Amy Lau!

Friday, April 1, 2011

ILLUMINATION Who are Poets, work by Steven Sebring

The work of famed photographer Steven Sebring will be on display at Milk Gallery starting the coming Monday, April 4th. ILLUMINATION is composed of works from Sebring's archives that have been pixilated using digital technology. Patti Smith will be performing for the opening reception. ILLUMINATION exhibition will be on view through April 17th. Milk Gallery is located at 450 West 15th Street, New York, NY.