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 // $400 a month

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


Artwork by: Sammy ~

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.

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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.

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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.

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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


Artwork by: Chunkel ~

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!

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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.

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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.

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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


Artwork by: Kevin Durkin ~

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!

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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.

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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.

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