Friday Features: Tom Kotik
For this week’s Friday Features, part of our #BFPLatHome online programming, join us online for a virtual talk and studio visit with visual artist and curator Tom Kotik, who has worked with Arts Brookfield since 1994, and has organized various exhibitions for their spaces in New York and Los Angeles.
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Friday Features is a new online series that takes a look back at past Arts Brookfield performances and installations, and checks-in with our favorite artists at home, featuring new live performances, artistic interventions, and discussions. Friday Features is part of #BFPLatHome, Brookfield Place’s series of online programming that brings the shopping, dining, and cultural events so unique to BFPL, to YOU at home. There is something different every day!
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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Tom Kotik is a visual artist, curator and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. Since the 1996 Tom has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including solo shows at Lesley Heller Workspace in 2015 and 2011, as well as solo exhibitions at the Juan Miro Foundation in Barcelona (2010), Gallery SPZ (2018) and Kostka Gallery in Prague (2014). He has exhibited his work at many diverse venues such as Socrates Sculpture Park (2000), Meet Factory Prague (2013), Field Projects (2014) and the Miami Museum of Science (2004). Tom has worked with Arts Brookfield since 1994, and since 2013 has been their curator-at-large, organizing various exhibitions for their spaces in New York and Los Angeles including Construct: An Installation by David Baskin (2015); American Soil: An installation by Josh Dorman (2015); and Bright!, a group show exhibited in both New York and LA (2014). Tom has also curated exhibitions for Lesley Heller Workspace (2012), Long Island University (2011), and Five Myles (2003). In addition to his artistic activities, Tom is an avid musician who has recorded and performed with many bands over the years including Stresovicka Kramle (Prague), Sportsman’s Paradise, Mighty High and Jonny Chan and the New Dynasty Six (all NYC). Kotik received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College, New York, in 2004 and his Bachelors Degree from New York University in 1993. He has been a resident artist at Art OMI (2001), Yaddo (2006), LMCC Workspace Program (2005), and the Bronx Museum AIM Program (2005).
Top Image: Photo by Butcher Walsh