Holiday Markets 2018

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

I’ll be participating in a slew of local Brooklyn holiday markets this year selling books, prints, cards and other items. Stop by and say hi and check out the wares!

Saturday, December 1st, 11am-4pm: Brooklyn Friends School WinterFest: A Day of Family Fun
Bring the whole family to Brooklyn Friends’ annual holiday market and kids fair.

Saturday, December 8th, 12-4:30pm: Gowanus Holiday Flea Market
Come drink and shop at everyone's favorite local Gowanus cocktail bar. Organized by Gowanus Swim Society.

Sunday, December 9th, 1-7pm: Holiday Art Market at Dirty Precious 
Come drink and shop at everyone's favorite local Gowanus cocktail bar. Organized by Gowanus Swim Society.

Friday, December 14th, 6-9pm: Ground Floor Gallery Gifts by Artists Annual Holiday Show 
The gallery's annual holiday sale featuring original, small works by dozens of local artists for $100 or less! Art, music, tasty punch and more!

Affordable Art Fair - Fall 2018

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

This week I’ll be returning to Affordable Art Fair NYC with Ground Floor Gallery and I’m excited to see what’s in store for our third edition of the fair together! I’ll be showing a mix of work from various series including new large edition size prints from Gowanus Wild as well as new prints from my ongoing Adirondack Motel series.

The fair runs September 27th-30th and has several fun and interesting evening events throughout the week. For more info see affordableartfair.com or feel free to reach out if you’d like a guest pass to the fair. And if you can’t make it in person check out Ground Floor Gallery's Artsy page which has a selection of works available at the fair.

Reveal International Contemporary Art Fair

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

I'm excited to announce I'll be showing some new prints this week from my Adirondack motels project at Reveal International Contemporary Art Fair in Saratoga Springs, New York with Ground Floor Gallery. This is the perfect place to debut this work which was shot just up the road in Lake George and Lake Placid. It's race week in Saratoga and a great place for a summer visit so if you find yourself upstate, please stop by. The fair runs August 2nd-5th, more info at revealartfair.com.

And If you can't make it in person, be sure to check out Ground Floor Gallery's Artsy page which has a selection of works available at the fair.

Exhibition Lab Exhibition opening at Foley Gallery

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

I'm excited to announce that I will have four all new prints on view as part of The Exhibition Lab Exhibition opening next Wednesday June 27th 6-8pm at Foley Gallery. Expanding on the themes of urban wilderness in Gowanus Wild, the prints I'll be showing are from a new series in development which explores the collision of nature and the man made as we head into a future defined as much by the virtual world as the real one.

The Exhibition Lab was co-founded by Michael Foley in 2010 as a study center for fine art photography dedicated to learning by critique. Located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the gallery space of Foley Gallery, the Ex Lab functions as a hub for the study of photography outside of traditional academic venues.

It's been a pleasure to work with Michael, the guest reviewers and my fellow photographers. I have found the Ex Lab to be very fruitful and I highly recommend it to anyone developing new projects!

Adverse Reaction shortlisted for The Anamorphosis Prize for self-published books

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

I'm thrilled to have my zine Adverse Reaction shortlisted for The Anamorphosis Prize for self-published books! Additionally, all books on the shortlist will be included in the MoMA Library, very cool! Big thanks to the jury of Anouk Kruithof, John Phelan and Amanda de la Garza. The opening was on Friday at LES gallery The Rubber Factory, really fun to meet everyone and check out the many other interesting publications.

Concept and Creativity Workshop @ Griffin Museum of Photography

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

On Sunday, June 11th I'll be participating in a panel on creativity as part of J. Sybylla Smith's Concept and Creativity Workshop at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston. This two-day workshop focuses on eight specific practices within the creative process that take an idea and/or inspiration and develop it into a unique style, a project and ultimately a body of work.

Come for the full weekend workshop or you can attend just the panel portion on Sunday at a discounted price. Don't miss it if you're looking to hone your creative process, this is sure to be a workshop jam packed with useful info.

Philadelphia Art Book Fair & Cultural Traffic

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

I will be showing Gowanus Wild and Adverse Reaction in two upcoming book fairs this weekend through my press Unnatural Kingdom. Come check out some books in Philly or NYC!

The Philadelphia Art Book Fair is a two-day event that showcases over 75 exhibitors, ranging from large and small photography and art book publishers to individual artists and institutions, local, national and international.

Friday, May 5: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (book signing 6-7pm w/ Miska Draskoczy)
Saturday, May 6: 10:00am – 6:00pm (unfortunately UNKI will not be attend this day, only Friday, but go see all the other great books!)

Twelve 27, 1227 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
(North 4th Street, just north of Girard Avenue)

Cultural Traffic New York is a fair for dealers in counterculture and independent producers to trade books, zines, prints, catalogues, vinyls and tapes in both current and obsolete format.

Sunday May 7th: 11am – 8pm
Hester Street Fair
Hester and Essex St.
New York, NY 10002 

Gowanus Wild book launch dates

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

It's been a long journey through the wonderful world of book design and manufacturing for the last year, but I'm happy to announce that the Gowanus Wild books are now officially printed (they look awesome) and currently en route via ship - YAY!!! The estimated arrival is the 2nd week of November which means we now have some official launch party and show dates set up:

Thursday, November 17th, 7-9pm - Launch party and artist talk

Gowanus Canal Conservancy
543 Union Street, Brooklyn

Featuring an artist talk with Miska Draskoczy and Gowanus Canal Conservancy director Andrea Parker.

AND

Sunday, December 4th, 4-6pm - Launch party and artist talk
December 1st-4th - Exhibition of Gowanus Wild prints

Gowanus Souvenir Shop
567 Union St, Brooklyn

Featuring an artist talk with Miska Draskoczy and photo editor Emily Shornick. A selection of prints from Gowanus Wild will be on view at the shop from December 1st-4th.

If you live in the NYC area, please join us for one of these events where you'll have the opportunity to pick up a signed copy of the book. And if you can't make it or live outside the area, you can order the book online and it will be shipped approximately 11/15.

Gowanus Open Studios 2016

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

This weekend, October 15-16, is Gowanus Open Studios, the beloved annual event here in Gowanus where over 350 artists open their studios to the general public.

I will have very limited advance copies of the Gowanus Wild photo book available for Gowanus Open Studios so please stop by and check it out (or purchase online, ships 11/15). I'll also have prints and other projects, books, and works in progress on display at my home studio. I'll be jumping around a bit for the weekend so here's the details:

  • Saturday, October 15th, 12pm - 4pm - I'll be at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy's block party, 431 Carroll St., Brooklyn, showing the Gowanus Wild photo book.

  • Saturday, October 15th, 12pm - 6pm - My home studio will be open to visitors at 698 Sackett Street #2R, Brooklyn. Come check out prints, books, and new projects in progress (I'll be a few blocks away though at the 431 Carroll St. location above).
  • Sunday, October 16th, 12pm - 6pm - I'll be set up with Arts Gowanus in the lobby of 543 Union St., Brooklyn, showing the Gowanus Wild photo book.
  • Sunday, October 16th, 12pm - 6pm - My home studio will be open to visitors at 698 Sackett Street #2R, Brooklyn. Come check out prints, books, and new projects in progress (I'll be a few blocks away though at the 543 Union St. location above).

There is also a great show of Gowanus Wild prints currently up at Nu Hotel at 85 Smith Street, which is participating as a sponsor of Gowanus Open Studios this year. Stop by and check them out if you're in the area!

There's tons to see and do during the Gowanus Open Studios weekend, so don't miss it! You can find maps, artist studio listings, and other visitor info on the Arts Gowanus website.

Shooting for Harper's Magazine in Gowanus

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

Back in March I was commissioned by Harper's Magazine to shoot for a story on urban planner Eymund Diegel and his fascinating project mapping the ghost streams running underneath Gowanus. These streams are vestiges of the original watershed and to this day still flow through sewers, basements and underground passages, unbeknownst to locals walking above them. I couldn't ask for a more fun assignment releveant to my personal work and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to further explore Gowanus. Read the full article here and check out the two shots from the article and some behind the scenes shots of what went into the shoot below.

Tufts University exhibition - Man Made: Art as Environmental Communication

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

Later this month, Tufts University will be featuring two images from Gowanus Wild in a group exhibition of environmental photographers drawn from their permanent collection. Centered around the theme of 'Art as Environmental Communication', the show will feature works from Olaf Otto Becker, Richard Misrach, Marilyn Bridges, Lewis Baltz and Frank Gohlke, a group I am very honored to be included in.

The exhibitions opens this Thursday April 21st, 5-7pm at the Aidekman Arts Center in Medford, MA. I will be giving an accompanying artist talk on the role of art in affecting environmental change and with Dr. Silvia Bottinelli from School of the Museum of Fine Arts will be speaking on the relationship between art, sustainability, and ecology. Many thanks to Boston gallery Tepper Takayama Fine Arts for facilitating Tufts University's acquisition of my work.

If you're in the Boston area, please join us for what I expect will be an interesting evening!

  Spring Tangle, 2013

Spring Tangle, 2013

  Fluorescent Tree, 2013

Fluorescent Tree, 2013

Fitchburg Art Museum: Recent Acquisitions

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

I was thrilled to recently have two prints from Gowanus Wild in the Fitchburg Art Museum's Recent Acquisitions: Photography show. The museum held a reception on April 10th where I got to meet many of the museum's delightful staff and patrons. Many thanks to Martha Takayama of Tepper Takayama Fine Arts for facilitating the acquisition, museum director Nick Capasso and museum curator Mary Tinti for their support and Stephen Jareckie for curating the show.

Gowanus Wild walking tour

Added on by Miska Draskoczy.

Thanks to everyone who came out for yesterday's Gowanus Wild walking tour! We had a lot of fun touring some of the sites I photographed for the series and comparing reality to image, as some sites are unrecognizable or completely gone now. Bonus, we even managed to score some free apple turnovers from a local industrial bakery! (no, they did not fall off a truck).