Solas Studio was founded by photographer Liam Cotter (NYU-Tisch) in 2015. As the studio has begun to expand beyond its original scope, Liam’s vision for Solas is to democratize access to a range of resources for the artistic community and foster a diverse group of artists. Those who can’t yet return to the city can keep in touch on the community’s private Discord server.
More than a traditional photo studio, members of the collective come together regularly for workshops, critiques, and contribute work to seasonal group exhibitions hosted at Solas. The community strives to reflect the diverse nature of New York hosting artists with a wide range of backgrounds from around the globe. There are more than 80+ photographers and visual artists now associated with Solas Studio.
If you’re an artist or photographer looking to spread your wings in NYC or simply stay social in this time of isolation, check out their membership program https://solas.studio/membership
Members include local wave-makers like:
David Vega, a street photographer from the Lower East Side neighborhoods of 1970s Manhattan. Vega’s photographs of the legendary CBGB can still be seen on their website.
Bree Chapin, originally from New Jersey works as a project manager in IT. In addition to producing her own acrylic painting work she organizes art battles and gallery programming at the downtown space Sourmouse, with Evan Salton of Fat Free Gallery.
Furusho von Puttkammer is an accomplished oil painter/performance artist and the newly appointed Director of the Art in Odd Places, an annual performance art festival on 14th street entering its 18th year.
Employed directly by the studio are Coner “conexbone” Corbett, an award winning illustrator and cartoonist, and Brandon Wisecarver, best known for managing the Con Artist Collective in the twenty-teens.
117 East 24th Street, 2D
New York City, NY, 10010
+1 (212) 42PHOTO (+1 (212) 427-4686)
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