AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS is a database of non-represented art vis-à-vis New York City that seeks to create an online space in which one can view art that is less accessible than art created by represented artists.
The observation of contemporary art is viewed primarily in the context of the market, located at the opposite end of artistic creativity. Through the fusion of art history and art criticism, AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS serves as an archive, document and resource of the strongest non-represented art vis-à-vis New York City, that is made in studios throughout New York City and Paris, France.
Updated regularly, AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS contains individual artist archives; each provides you with information about an artist, images of artwork in the studio, and direct contact with the artist.
Jill Conner, Founder
Jill Conner, founder of AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS, is the New York Editor of WM | Whitehot Magazine as well as the Editor of On-Verge | Alternative Art Criticism, a collaboration between the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and CUE Art Foundation. As an independent curator, Jill is interested in opening discourse for strong art that has been overlooked. Upcoming projects include a curated group exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in Spring 2013 as well as THAW a group show that will appear at the Dorsky Gallery in November 2013 and include the work of Janet Biggs, Blane De St. Croix, Elise Engler, Itty Neuhaus and Scott Walden. In June 2011 Jill curated REVERB: New Work by Vicki DaSilva at Able Fine Art, and wrote “Reuben Kadish: the Anti-Hero of American Modernism,” that appeared in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of the Brooklyn Rail.
Noah Becker, Contributor
Noah Becker is an acclaimed oil painter with exhibitions at numerous international museums and galleries. He is founder and editor-in-chief of WM | Whitehot Magazine, a jazz musician and writer. In 2009 Noah exhibited his paintings in the critically acclaimed Vancouver Art Gallery group exhibition How Soon is Now. In 2009 Becker was one of 15 artists nominated for the RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) Painting Prize. This exhibition toured to Musée D’Art Contemporain De Montréal and the Power Plant in Toronto. Noah Becker is also a contributing writer for Art in America Magazine, Canadian Art Magazine, Interview Magazine, the Huffington Post, ARTVOICES and New York Arts Magazine. Becker lives and works in New York City and British Columbia.