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Thomas Nozkowski

Having gone to Cooper Union where he had studied with Angelo Ippolitto and Nicolas Marsicano, among other known artists and teachers of the New York School (1961-1967), Thomas Nozkowski perceptively adapted their improvisational approaches and embarked on a long journey to allow his art to evolve and come into natural fruition without haste and vexation of spirit. In this segment he talks about his experience of working as an art installer at the legendary Betty Parsons Gallery, his friendship with the artist Ruth Vollmer, and other issues concerning the decades-long process that led to his identifiable styles and late recognition. Nozkowski also speaks about what lies behinds the works in his second solo exhibit.


Off The Rail


Artist, critic, curator, teacher and newspaperman Phong Bui is now taking his insatiable talent to the airwaves. A man with a voracious appetite for all things artistic, social and cultural, Phong's work has been shown at such galleries at Pierogi, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Wooster Art Space and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, winning him numerous awards and grants from the American Academy of Letters, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the National Academy, among others. He is a curatorial adviser at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and has taught at such institutions as Columbia University, Bard College and the School of Visual Arts. He used the money from his first sold painting to create the venerable arts, culture and politics journal The Brooklyn Rail and the publishing press The Brooklyn Rail/Black Square Editions. He is an unstoppable force of unyielding curiosity.

Here Phong interviews artists, curators, booksellers and anyone else he finds notable and interesting on the cultural landscape. Follow his lead; it's always proved impeccable.