Not an artist, but want to support our community? Help us keep the Lower East Side on the cutting edge of artistic exploration and experimentation!

Outsiders need a way in, and it's our mission here at the Con Artist Collective to provide truly affordable studio space, gallery space and opportunities for the huge emerging artist community struggling to make ends meet here in the big apple. We do this by splitting up our 3,000 square foot art studio at cost, and opening up the community, discussion, and curation of our gallery to all of our $5/month members virtual members. All our members are also regularly invited to social events to help them expand their personal networks and get inspired by the work of others. 

We need your help to be more sustainable! Your donation helps us to keep our doors open to talented artists with sudden financial difficulties, helps to fund material costs for socials, and so much more.

Two ways to contribute:

Click here to make a one-time, tax-detuctible donation!


Click here and become a Con Artist Collective patron with Patreon. Receive exclusive digital content, and original artwork every month!

Con Artist Collective
119 Ludlow Street
New York, NY

Kickstarter Book

The Con Artist Collective Book "First Five Years" will be coming out December 2015.

Didn't reserve your copy on Kickstarter? You can now pre-order the book now only $49

We reached our goal! and we're going to be publishing a beautiful book "The First Five Years" collecting 170+ gallery shows, events and projects, from over 400+ artists between 2010 and 2015. You can view the Kickstarter project here.

Internships Available

The Con Artist Collective internship program is a 3 month long unique opportunity to work with our growing organization. By learning through doing, we tailor each internship to your specific interests, skills, and schedule. We believe this creates valuable experiences, helps grow your resume, and gives you the opportunity to make a real impact on a small organization, all designed to fit within your busy New York City schedule. Interns receive a free membership to the Con Artist Collective as well as unlimited access to the shared artist workspace during their internship.

Email your resume and cover letter describing why you would be the best candidate for one of the positions listed below.

Intern Positions Available:
Marketing & Social Media
Website Design and/or Web Programmer
Graphic Design
Retail Branding/Store
Writing, Copywriting, Journalism

Gallery Assistant

Business & Accounting
Got a specialized skill?, email us!


*Sorry, but the Con Artist Collective is currently not able to provide work or student visas for foreigners.

Artist Spotlights

Artist Spotlight - Narcossist sadly passed away Friday February 24th. We'll be sharing more info about his life and memorial soon. Rest In Paint brother"

Artist Spotlight - Jane Zweibel preparing for "Swimmers / A Year In the Life"

Artist Spotlight - Tom Fleming on community and London v.s. New York

Artist Spotlight - Brandon Sines on his creation Frank Ape

Artist Spotlight - Introduction to Kayo Albert

Artist Spotlight - Gabriella Cerqueira and her politically charged photography

Artist Spotlight - Simon Cooper

Rainer interviews Con Artist member Mangda, during her project of creating one-hundred collages by the end of 2016.

Artist Spotlight - Andrea Cook, an artist who creates her work surrounding "Pussy Power."

Rainer interviews John Milisenda, a Lower East Side photographer about his photographing process and history.

Rainer interviews NYC artist A Color Green and finds out a lot.

Artist Spotlight - Nick McManus's group instant polaroid photo project.

Artist Spotlight - Beryl Davieson about the language of animals and the isolation that can come from being an artist.

Artist Spotlight - Emil Tibell hails from Sweden

Poppy interviews Giuliana Ruiz about her creative process and the work featured in "Patriartsy."

Artist Spotlight on Jason Mamarella, an active local NYC artists involved for the past 20+ years.

Artist Spotlight on Con Artist Collective member Dan Rosen, by Equator Productions.

Artist Spotlight Interview with Daniel Lamanna, for his show " Midnight Confessions " at the Con Artist Collective.


Artist Decoded Website

Check out Michael Donovan's interview with Brian Shevlin!

Brian Shevlin is the owner and founder of The Con Artist Collective which is an artist community, creative co-working space and gallery founded in early 2010. The collective is located in The Lower East Side in New York City. They are an active community of creatives, curating group shows & social events, encouraging collaboration & inspiring imagination.

Artist Decoded Website

Buy a pin, get a zine!


Check out the pins in our online store! They're badass enough on their own, but now you get a free copy of our first zine "Not Racist #1 / This Painting Is Offline"

Check out the pin shop here!