Joining the collective as a studio member puts you at the heart of the action in the booming Lower East Side arts district. Access to our 3,000 square foot shared art studio at 119 Ludlow with personal storage and shared equipment. Extra showing opportunities via our monthly Resident's Showcase. On-site staff from 11am-7pm to assist you and provide feedback upon request. Work alongside accomplished artists working in all mediums and styles.

The collective holds regular workshops, skill-shares, life drawing sessions, and social mixers.

// FREE TO APPLY //



Past residencies



Studio Time: September 15th, 2017 - November 15th, 2017
Showcase Exhibition: November 13, 2017 - November 17, 2017
Reception: November 15th, 2017
$600 Studio Fees for 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR ILLUSTRATION

Meet the jurors:


Ian Bertram - SVA Graduate, Illustrator

Ian Bertram is an American comic book artist and SVA graduate who has been published by D.C. Comics, Marvel and Dark Horse. Ian is a long-time Con Artist Collective collaborator and has had solo shows at our sister gallery Lazy Susan Gallery, and the Barefoot Gallery in Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of a Hot Butter Collective artist residency. Check out his website.




Victor Ochoa - Illustrator, Art Director at Crunchyroll

Victor is an artist from Brooklyn, New York, and studied Fine Art at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. After graduating he established a career as a graphic designer for companies such as Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Marvel Entertainment. He is the founder of the independent comic publisher DRAWMORE INC., where he worked with artists from around the world creating original sequential art. He is currently an Art Director for Crunchyroll in San Francisco, California. His current personal work deconstructs symbolisms, icons, and language within comics, video games, and animation to create surrealist illustrations and sculptures. Find more info at vjochoa.com




Richard Miller - Illustrator

Richard has over 20 years experience as an illustrator and fine artist. He graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Graphics in 1994 and was recruited by DC Comics, where he worked on producing comic books including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman. His expertise includes illustration, toy design, and animation. Find out more at: richmillerart.com.





Studio Time: Business/Gallery hours /// 11am-7pm
Showcase Exhibition: Monthly - Week-long
Reception: Wednesdays, 7pm-11pm
$400/month - Unlimited Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR STUDIO RESIDENCY AT CON ARTIST COLLECTIVE

Meet some current studio residents:



Zinaida Kubar - Ukrainian multi-media artist. A political and provocative powerhouse.

In her art, Zinaida focuses on images and myths surrounding women's issues and the female identity in both Ukrainian and world culture. The artist appeals to sociocultural universals and archetypes traditionally associated with the theme of "women," while working at the intersection of contrasting genres in modern art (such as performance, installation, sculpture and video) and related practices (like set design, music, cinema and theater). Zinaida aptly balances her work at the juncture of historical symbolism and modernity. She uses traditional imagery, rituals and crafts to convey meanings that are relevant to a vibrant and fluid culture. Before embarking on her projects, the artist conducts in-depth cultural and ethnographic research, and meets and communicates with the bearers of archaic forms of knowledge and practices, rooting her work in the depth of human experience over generations.

For more information, visit https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/marina-abramovic-protege-zinaida-1296722





Jaouad Bentama - French born NYC-based artist. Con Artist Collective / Eternity Gallery

Jaouad Bentama is a French artist who was born and raised in Paris. There, he started painting at the tender age of 11 with Monsieur Pierrot, a neighbour he refers to as his “scary neighbour”. He dropped out of school to start a career as a painter, but could not enter to the Beaux Arts schools, neither find representation by a gallery in Paris. Art was his sole escape from a challenging reality. His work embodies a mix of emotions ranging from love to hate and from life to death and he leaves a piece of his soul onto each and every one of the canvases he creates. With that in mind, the rebel with a cause decided to move to New York in 2012, with the ambition to prove the world that talent knows no boundaries. As he points out, “Everything you can imagine is real”.

For more information, visit https://www.eternitygallery.com/jaouad-bentama





Max Taylor - Award-winning photographer and multi-media artist.

Max is an award-winning photographer based in Brooklyn. His two favorite cities are Havana and NYC. Max likes motorcycles and scuba diving. He has mixed feelings about 3rd person narratives.

For more information, visit http://www.maxtaylorphotography.com/







Studio Time: November 15th, 2018 - January 15th, 2019
Showcase Exhibition: January 14th, 2019 - January 19th, 2019
Reception: January 16th, 2019
$600 Studio Fees for 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR WINTER

Artwork by: Koo Seunghwui ~ http://kooseunghwui.com/





Studio Time: April 2019 - May 2019
Showcase Exhibition: May 20th, 2019 - May 24th, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 /// 7pm to 11pm
$400/month - 60 days Unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR SPRING RESIDENCY 2019

Artwork by: Sammy ~ https://ouiouisammy.com/

Meet some the artists you'll be working with:



Ian Bertram - Ian Bertram has been with Con Artist Collective since 2013

Ian Bertram is an accomplished Illustrator. Ian has worked with DC Comics (Batman), Marvel (X-Men), Darkhorse (House of Penance), and has recently dropped "Little Bird" through Image Comics to rave reviews. We've all watched him work on it for the past six years (!) here on Ludlow street and are thrilled to see the success of this epic project. Ian has taught a course on creating comics at the collective as part of our regular membership programming. Ian is a great friend, mentor, and billiards partner.

For more information, visit http://ianbertramink.com/





Wizard Skull - Wizard Skull has been with Con Artist Collective since 2013

Wizard Skull found a unique path to the art world. Originally a professional skateboarder, he soon thereafter turned to the design of decks for Consolidated Skateboards. After expanding into wheatpaste street art, small zines, patches and stickers he began to paint. A member since 2013, he has recently begun working out of the shared studio at our Ludlow street headquarters. With an Instagram following of 36k and growing, collaborations with the likes of Disney and Doc Marten's footwear, and a pension for creating engaging video content, we are lucky to have him.

For more information, visit http://wizardskull.com/





Bonesy - Bonesy has been with Con Artist Collective since 2017

Bonesy began at Con Artist Collective as an artist-in-residence in 2017. Since then, she's found a larger role for herself here as the founder, CEO and Director of Con Artist Collective: Puerto Rico: a 501(3)c non-profit fully funded residency program offering 6 artists a month housing, guidance, and showing opportunities on the island in addition to connecting the artists of PR with New York City. She paints only with her palette knives and gives demonstrations and workshops on her technique.

For more information, visit https://www.artbybonesy.com/







Studio Time: June 2019 - August 2019
Showcase Exhibition: August 19th, 2019 - August 23rd, 2019
Reception: August 21st, 2019 /// 7pm - 11pm
$400/month - 90 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR SUMMER RESIDENCY 2019

Artwork by: Chunkel ~ https://chunkelvisuals.com/

Meet the some of the artists you'll be working with:



Anna Mae - Anna Mae has been with Con Artist Collective since 2016

Anna Mae is an artist working primarily in hand-embroidery. Immortalized by the rapper Why?'s song "Banana Mae" about her now-defunct twitter feed, she's inspired by vintage Russian and Japanese kitsch. She's found a larger role within the collective by teaming up with a fellow artist in residence, Moody Marinaro, to plan a podcast for the collective. She loves memes, reality television, sewing, and we love her!

For more information, visit https://www.instagram.com/lowliestworm/





Zinaida Kubar - Zinaida has been with Con Artist Collective since 2017

A protege of Marina Abramovic and the first artist to be commissioned by the government of Ukraine to have her artwork used on official postage stamps In her art. Zinaida focuses on images and myths surrounding women's issues and the female identity in both Ukrainian and world culture. The artist appeals to sociocultural universals and archetypes traditionally associated with the theme of "women," while working at the intersection of contrasting genres in modern art (such as performance, installation, sculpture and video) and related practices (like set design, music, cinema and theatre). Zinaida aptly balances her work at the juncture of historical symbolism and modernity. She uses traditional imagery, rituals and crafts to convey meanings that are relevant to a vibrant and fluid culture. Before embarking on her projects, the artist conducts in-depth cultural and ethnographic research and meets and communicates with the bearers of archaic forms of knowledge and practices, rooting her work in the depth of human experience over generations.

For more information, visit http://zinaidakubar.com/





Tomaso Albertini - Tomaso has been with Con Artist Collective since 2015

Tomaso Albertini hails from Italy. His unique use of cardboard as a sculptural element and ingenious re-imagining of classic works of art helped to get him featured by Sotheby's in the series "Street Art Masters". A father, artist, and great friend of the collective we're glad to have Tomaso back in the studio with us making his unique and highly recognizable brand of bas-relief in cardboard and paint. We're glad to have helped hook him up with Fat Free Art who hosted the Sotheby's feature and got him his own solo show in the neighbourhood. He has been known to throw down at Poker with Ian Bertram and others at the studio.

For more information, visit https://www.tomasoalbertini.com/







Studio Time: September 2019 - November 2019
Showcase Exhibition: November 18th, 2019 - November 22nd, 2019
Reception: November 20th, 2019 /// 7pm - 11pm
$400/month - 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR FALL STUDIO RESIDENCY 2019

Artwork by: Kevin Durkin ~ http://thisisirrelevant.com/

Meet some of the artists you'll be working with:



Ryan Sias - Ryan Sias has been with Con Artist Collective since 2015

Ryan worked on Michael Moore's Oscar-winning "Bowling For Columbine" creating animation for the film. A professional illustrator and animator by trade, he has worked on countless children's books, television shows, and has more recently found a passion for creating pet portraits on commission. Always up for engaging conversation, Ryan helps produce a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that we are known for. His work is fun and full of humour, just like him!

For more information, visit http://www.ryansias.com/





Lia Wesson - Lia has been with Con Artist Collective since 2019

Ukranian-born and now based out of NYC, she is passionate about making art and enjoying minimal/classic electronica. Her Kandinsky-like compositions pop with colour and life. Comfortable in front of a camera as well as in front of a blank canvas, we can't wait to see how her work will develop during her time at the collective's shared studio.

For more information, visit https://www.instagram.com/_olialex_/





Lynn Gall - Lynn has been with Con Artist Collective since 2016

Lynn has just released a self-published book of collage (available on Amazon!) called "Collage Brain". A powerhouse collage artist, Lynn's incredible work is consistent, inspiring, and prolific. Lynn helped put together our first publication of collage work, a collaborative paperback in collaboration with the Brooklyn Collage Collective and it's founder Morgan Jesse Lappin. She was selected by our studio manager Brandon Wisecarver (as part of an independently curated series of pop-up exhibitions) to be featured in September at The Living Gallery: Outpost a nearby gallery run by friends of the collective.

For more information, visit https://www.amazon.com/Collage-Brain-Insights-Ideas-Inspiration/dp/1727699882/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=collage+brain&qid=1553378307&s=gateway&sr=8-1







Studio Time: October 15th, 2017 - December 15th, 2017
Showcase Exhibition: December 18, 2017 - December 22, 2017
Reception: December 20th, 2017
$600 Studio Fees for 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR STREET ART

Meet the jurors:



Wizard Skull - Pop Artist featured in Vice, Huffington Post, and Bushwick Daily

Wizard Skull is a bearded Brooklyn-based artist known for his colorful and provocative images of pop culture icons. He is a frequent Con Artist collaborator, sometimes referred to as a legend at the collective. Find out more at http://wizardskull.com/




Jamie Martinez - Publisher of Arte Fuse, featured in New York Magazine, Artslife, & Decompoz Magazine

amie Martinez is a Columbian-born artist. At the age of 12, Jamie moved to Florida, where he attended Miami International University of Art and Design then later moved to New York City to continue his education. Martinez is the publisher of ArteFuse, an art blog that focuses on art shows, interviews and studio visits. For more information, visit http://jamiemartinez.net




Adrian Wilson - Photographer featured Apple, Architectural Digest & Chanel

Adrian Wilson is an interior design and architectural photographer and video artist. Wilson’s clients include big name brands like Apple, Victoria’s Secret, and Chanel. More information on this beloved member of the Con Artist community can be found at http://www.interiorphotography.net/index.html





Studio Time: November 15th, 2017 - January 15th, 2018
Showcase Exhibition: Week 1: January 22nd to the 26th, Week 2: January 29th to February 2nd
Reception: January 24th, 2018 & January 31st
$600 Studio Fees for 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR WINTER

Meet the Jurors:



Yetunde Olagbaju - Multimedia Artist

Yetunde Olagbaju is a multidisciplinary artist and collaborator currently residing in Oakland, CA. Through her work, she concerns herself with time travel, space, source, vulnerability, ancestry, and the human relationship to the Blackness of the universe. Through video, installation, performance, archival documents, sound, and ritual she aims to illuminate paths of deep emotional kinship, all the while highlighting moments of cosmic mirroring and overlap, within the human experience. This is all with the distinct desire to reimagine Black past, present, and future and to create a bridge for that exchange. For more information, visit yetundeolagbaju.com




CC Brown - Artist, Essayist

C.C. Brown is a New York based artist and essayist who writes about media art, social theory, and metaphysics. Brown is a regular columnist for Second Sight Magazine and works with the Con Artist Collective extensively. For more information, visit carloscuellarbrown.wixsite.com/author.


Nyssa Frank - Founder of the Living Gallery in Brooklyn, Performance Artist

Nyssa Frank is the Owner & Founder of The Living Gallery in Brooklyn, a venue dedicated to supporting emerging artists in a non-completive environment. Nyssa explores numerous mediums to dissect the beautiful questions our world gives birth to. She hopes to be forever in a state of learning and growth, diving into the unknown with eyes open wide. For more information, visit www.nyssafrank.net





Studio Time: January 2018 - March 2018
Showcase Exhibition: March 19th - March 23rd
Reception: March 21st, 7pm-11pm
$300/month - 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR MIXED MEDIA RESIDENCY 2018

Artwork by: Koo Seungwui ~ http://kooseunghwui.com/

Meet the Jurors:



Seunghwui Koo - Artfinder.com's Artist-of-the-month, 2017 Fall Resident

Seunghwui Koo creates her works drawing inspiration from the daily happenings and intricate moments of her life in NYC. Her work is a commentary on the lives of New Yorkers as she has witnessed. She was born in South Korea, where she first had the idea of combining the pig's head and human body. The significance of the pig's head lies in the different symbolic meanings from the Eastern and Western cultures. Good fortune (Eastern) and greed (Western), two very different connotations of the pig, are themes that are a part of her works. She uses resin, acrylic, plaster, clay, and mixed media to create her works. She is one of the artists in the Chashama organization in NYC.. For more information, visit http://kooseunghwui.com/





Adrian Bermeo - Visual Artist, 2017 Mixed Media Resident

Adrian L. Bermeo [ b.1989 ] is a Latin American contemporary artist living and working in his native home, New York City. With a layered process displaying organic forms, bold lines and heavy paint strokes, Bermeo's language speaks through textures of color and planned compositions. Known for overlapping shapes and figures, some pieces may be interpreted as objects in daily life within the imagination of the artist himself. Illustrating methodically through subtle bursts of inspiration, his abstract expressionism embodies many elements in life he finds most electric. For more information, visit http://adrianbermeo.com/





Morgan Lappin - Founder of Brooklyn Collage Collective

Morgan Lappin is a visual artist/musician/collector of the unusual, the sensual, and anything "magical". Sometimes you can see him on his magic carpet hovering around Brooklyn, spreading love like butter on a hot southern biscuit.

When making collage pieces the images Morgan uses come strictly from old encyclopedias, and other older publications. He uses nothing more than a physical cut and paste/tape method with all his work. The goal of his work is to make the viewer think about the characters in relation to the situation and environment in which they are placed.

In December 2013 he put together a band of merry collage artists and thus the Brooklyn Collage Collective was born. For more information, visit

www.brooklyncollagecollective.com






Studio Time: February 2018 - April 2018
Showcase Exhibition: April 16th - April 20th
Reception: April 18th
$300/month - 60 days unlimited Studio Access

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR STUDIO PAINTING 2018

Artwork by: Moody Rose Christopher - http://rosechebert.com/

Meet the jurors:



Tomaso Albertini - Tomaso Albertini

Longtime Con Artist Collective family member. Featured in Sotheby's "STREET MASTERS" series at neighboring Fat Free Art gallery.

Artist Tomaso Albertini was born in Milan, Italy (1984) where he attended the La Scuola del fumetto di Milano. He lives and works in New York City. His first professional work of large format paintings concentrated on a serious investigation of color. Here he broke free from the confines of illustration, the subject emphasized in his academic training, and began to create emotional projections that served as the foundation of his further development. Guided by instinct, he mixed color on flat surfaces using abstract forms that ultimately revealed figures. After this initial period, there was a big change. Albertini began to experiment with new materials. He wanted the work to be more physical - more direct. He introduced the use of burned, melted plastic into the paintings. He has described the process as a defacement of the figure in an effort to dig into the life of the human form. One senses the physical presence of form conveyed by a willful act of transference. Albertini than started to create three-dimensional art using cardboard. It allowed him to accomplish the figure as if it were a sculpture and paint on it as if it were a canvas. This technique introduced dynamics approaching sculpture. It is, in fact, a hybrid manifestation.

For more information, visit https://www.tomasoalbertini.com/



Shaleeka Dhameja - Shaleeka Dhameja

Having started her Con Artist journey as a resident artist herself, she now uses the collective as her primary studio.

Shaleeka is a contemporary artist who believes that art is a form of meditation that lets her go deep into self-realization. She has two very distinctive styles. One of her styles is solely inspired by old architecture. In her words, “I am intrigued by the textures of old doors, broken down windows and faltering walls. My work embodies hope and strength that these lesser known architectural marvels have portrayed over the years.” She enjoys experimenting with different mediums to achieve textures that look aged yet perfect at the same time. In her other style, Shaleeka likes to capture an individuals identity using their fingerprint to create abstract images that have a distinctive flow of energy to them. Most of her work is acrylic paint on panels and gel mediums/ modeling pastes. The process includes adding and washing various layers of colors, scraping through textures until she achieves the emotional impact that she is trying to convey. Born and brought up in India, Shaleeka is a self taught NYC based artist who has always tried to push the boundaries of her artistic creations by trying out different styles. Her works have been exhibited in galleries in California and New York. Instagram - @shaleeka.art

For more information, visit https://www.shaleeka.com





Studio Time: April, 2018 - May, 2018
Showcase Exhibition: May 14th - 18th, 2018
Reception: May 16th, 2018
Fee: $300/month Unlimited Studio Access /// Monthly Mentorship Meet-Up /// Residency Showcase Exhibition

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR SPRING

Flyer Artwork by: Laura Fay Lewis ~ http://www.laurafaylewis.com/

Meet your mentors:



Brandon Wisecarver - G.M. at Con Artist Collective

Brandon Wisecarver moved from California in a school bus (and broke) in 2008 with one goal: work in the arts. Since, he's exhibited and sold work around the city, eventually finding a home running Con Artist Collective. Having dropped out of school in the 5th grade, yet passionate about learning, he's audited classes with professors from the likes of CCAC, UC Berkley, and SFMOMA. Brandon has worked for Root Studios, The DeYoung Museum, and California Film Institute. Featured in Decompoz Magazine for the collective, he's also had the honor of representing Con Artist Collective at the Makerspace Organizers Meet-up in Washington D.C. at the invite of the Obama administration.
For more information, visit www.wisecarverart.com





Studio Time: June 2018 - August 2018
Showcase Exhibition: Last week of each month!
Reception: Wednesday Nights /// 7pm-11pm
Fee: $400/month Unlimited Studio Access /// Monthly Mentorship Meet-Up /// Residency Showcase Exhibition

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR SUMMER

Flyer Artwork by: Brandon Michael Wisecarver ~ http://www.conartistnyc.com/

Meet your mentors:



kHyal - Internet Art Pioneer, Creative Entrepreneur

kHyal is an award-winning creative director and marketing executive with extensive experience working with international brands, corporations and agencies in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia with a focus on technology, healthcare, financial services, education, non-profit and consumer product verticals.

For more information, visit www.getfizz.com




Studio Time: September 2018 - November 2018
Showcase Exhibition: Last week of each month!
Reception: Wednesday Nights /// 7pm-11pm
Fee: $400/month Unlimited Studio Access /// Monthly Mentorship Meet-Up /// Residency Showcase Exhibition

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR FALL

Meet your mentors:



Jaouad Bentama - NYC based French artist (Eternity Gallery)

The Jah (his nickname) started painting at the age of 11 with Monsieur Pierrot, his scary neighbor. He dropped out of school to start a career as a painter, but couldn't enter the Beaux Arts schools; he then decided to move to New York, where he currently resides, works and pursues his dream.

For more information, visit http://eternitygallery.com/index.php/artist/view/index/id/23//a>

Artwork by: Fall Resident, BriAnna Olson ~ http://brianna-olson.com/