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Frieze New York: Art World Converges on Hudson Yard

Detail from Pacita Abad's (1946-2004), Irawan, 1983.

The massive Frieze New York art fair returns May 17th to the 21st at The Shed in New York’s scenic Hudson Yard. Featuring over 60 galleries from around the world, Frieze New York showcases up-and-coming talent in the art world. The Focus section focuses on solo artists with  an installation by Nan Goldin, new works by Lauren Halsey, and Pamela Rosenkranz’ showcase coinciding with the artist's major commission on New York's High Line.

Other festival exhibitions include the moving image work Liz Magic Laser: Prototype for Convulsive States. Artists Space in collaboration with Frieze will present Genesis: Medley, a performance by multidisciplinary artist, vocalist, and writer Shala Miller.  The Artist Plate Project will launch their new series of over 40 limited-edition plates designed by world renowned artists, including Virgil Abloh, Rashid Johnson, Takashi Murakami and Amy Sherald. Frieze New York will mark the first opportunity to purchase the new series, with 75 plates from each edition of 250 reserved for Frieze visitors.

Last year’s Frieze New York sold out, so be sure to grab tickets while you can.

To learn more, go to:

Frieze New York
May 17 - 21, 2023

The Shed in Hudson Yards
545 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001

42nd Edition of The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD


Detail: Mario Cravo Neto, Luciana, 1994. ©Mario Cravo Neto. Courtesy PACI contemporary

Organized by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), The Photography Show is one of the major photo expos in NYC. Running March 31 to April 2, 2023 at Center415 (415 5th Ave, NY, NY) the Photography Show exhibits the top fine art photography galleries from around the world, expert discussions, networking, and more. Galleries exhibiting at the show include Gitterman Gallery, Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, Toluca Fine Art, and more. The Photography Show exhibits museum quality work from contemporary artists to 19th century photographers and video art.

The show will also feature a series of six AIPAD Talks with leaders in the photography world to be held in person during the run of the show. Topics include:

  • Curating Photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
  • Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious
  • The Joy of Collecting: A Conversation Between W.M. Hunt and John Bennette
  • Adger Cowans and Halima Taha: Inside Out
  • The Formation of the MUUS Collection
  • New York Now: Home

This is the 42nd edition of The Photography Show, which continues to be one of the longest running photo shows in NYC.

To learn more, go to:

The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD
March 31 - April 2, 2023

415 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Outsider Art Fair 2023: The King of Raw Art

Installation of Paul Laffoley's The Life and Death of Elvis Presley: A Suite (1988-1995)

Featuring art dealers and exhibitors from around the world, the Outsider Art Fair (OAF) is one of New York’s best events for unique and uncompromising visions. Running March 2 to the 5th at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th Street), OAF will feature 64 exhibitors, including:

  • Aarne Anton / Nexus Singularity, New York, NY
  • Bill Arning Exhibitions, Houston, TX
  • Art Sales & Research, New York, NY
  • ArTech Collective, Bronx, NY
  • Arts of Life/Circle Contemporary, Chicago, IL
  • James Barron Art, Kent, CT
  • bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Norman Brosterman, New York, NY
  • Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
  • Center for Creative Works, Wynnewood, PA

...and many more.

The OAF will also have a series of special exhibits. Its annual Curated Space exhibition, We Are Birds is produced in partnership with The Birdsong Project to benefit the National Audubon Society. OAF has joined forces with Grammy Award-winning music producer and supervisor Randall Poster, who co-founded The Birdsong Project as a collaboration with some of the world's most respected musicians, artists, poets, and actors, to support the National Audubon Society. The exhibit features dozens of works inspired by birdlife made by self-taught and contemporary artists, including Greg Burak, Minnie Evans, Tony Fitzpatrick, William Hawkins, Chris Johanson, Pam Lins, Eleanor Ray, Fred Tomaselli, and Bill Traylor. The Life and Death of Elvis Presley: A Suite is an exhibition of American artist and architect Paul Laffoley (1935-2015) eight paintings of The King. Each picture represents the artist’s interpretation of the distinct phases in the life of Elvis Presley.

There will be a series of informative lectures and panels as part of OAF Talks. OAF Talks will be held at the Americas Society on Monday, February 27th, with two panels; one on Minnie Evans (moderated by Esther Adler, Curator of Drawings and Prints, MoMA), and another on Arthur Bispo do Rosario (featuring Javier Téllez, curator of Bispo do Rosario: AllExisting Materials on Earth).

To learn more, go to:

Outsider Art Fair
March 2 - 5, 2023

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

MoCCA Arts Festival 2022 Returns -- Now In The Metropolitan Pavilion


The MoCCA Arts Festival
April 2 - 3, 2022
from 11:00AM - 7:00PM on Saturday
11:00AM - 6:00PM on Sunday.

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St,
New York, NY 10011

Programming at The SVA Flatiron Gallery
133 West 21st Street

The Society of Illustrators welcomes back audiences to the 2022 MoCCA Arts Festival in celebration of top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world. Featuring work by over 500 creators the weekend will also include live lectures, panels, and artist signings. The Fest takes place April 2 - 3, 2022, on Saturday, 11am - 7 pm and Sunday, 11am - 6 pm.

Now located in a new, spacious venue, Metropolitan Pavilion’s large floor plan and high ceilings provides a bright and well-ventilated space for all fest guests. Located at 125 W 18th Street, the Chelsea-based Met Pavilion is within walking distance to many restaurants and attractions. Programming is steps away at the SVA Flatiron Gallery (133 W. 21st St).

Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, This two-day multimedia event draws over 7,000 attendees each year. 500 exhibiting artists display their work, award-winning honorees speak about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conduct demos, lectures and panels. The Fest’s mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s effort to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.

To promote this year’s Fest, the Society asked previous MoCCA Arts Fest exhibitor and Award of Excellence gallery artist/creator Yadi Liu, to create a colorful, celebratory image for the cover of the Souvenir Journal. The images are featured prominently on all advertising and promotional materials, as well as a selection of merchandise available to purchase at the SI Booth.

Said Executive Director Anelle Miller, “Yadi’s art really captures our excitement for the return of the Fest. After several years of challenges and disappointments, we are so happy to welcome everyone back.”

In addition to Liu’s art, the Society also engaged other notable artists to create work for the show. Natalie Andrewson’s whimsical creatures will be displayed on the badges, and Patrick McDonnell’s quirky MUTTS characters will be featured as spot illustrations found throughout the Fest. These featured artists will be attending the Fest, and their schedules and table locations are available.

Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. Its mission is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration, its history and its evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

Tickets can be purchased online as well as at the door.

In accordance with the New York City mandate, all attendees, exhibitors, panelists, volunteers, vendors and staff aged 5 and older must show proof of full vaccination with proper ID (for those 18 and older). Masks are required. This year’s Fest will include space in between tables and wider aisles. Floors will be continuously sanitized by event staff.

Spotlighted Panels:


  • 2:30 - Derf: Four Dead in Ohio
    In 1990, Ohio-based cartoonist Derf Backderf began drawing his alternative weekly comic strip The City. Over more than 20 years, the self-syndicated weekly strip appeared in 140 publications, covering culture, politics, and daily life. In 2009 he published his first graphic novel, Punk Rock and Trailer Parks, and in 2012 he published the graphic memoir My Friend Dahmer, an account of his adolescent friendship with future killer Jeffrey Dahmer, which was later adapted into a feature film. Derf will discuss his work and career with Karen Green, Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

  • 4 pm — Professional Program: Mike Mignola On His Career
    Artist and author Mike Mignola is best known for his character Hellboy as well as for works including B.P.R.D., Screw-On Head, and, most recently, Radio Spaceman. Viktor Koen, Chair of SVA BFA Illustration and BFA Cartooning, will join Mignola to discuss the intricacies of visual storytelling


  • 4:00 - In These Times: Steve Brodner and Nora Krug in Conversation
    Nora Krug’s graphic memoir Belonging confronted her family’s connection to the rise of Nazism in her homeland of Germany. Last year, Ten Speed Press published her illustrated edition of On Tyranny, historian Timothy Snyder’s succinct series of warnings and lessons that gained disturbing relevance in the past several years as authoritarianism became a more visible part of political culture both in the US and abroad. This year, legendary political artist Steve Brodner will publish Living & Dying in America: A Daily Chronicle 2020-2022.

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