Will Kurtz creates Realistic Life-Size Figures

 

Live from SCOPE Art Show today’s guest on the show is Will Kurtz. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about landscape architecture, making connections, comedy and his sculpture art.

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Will Kurtz was born in Flint, Michigan and received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University in 1981. He practiced as a landscape architect for 25 years, throughout the United States and Canada. It wasn’t until he was in his mid thirties that he began creating art as a self-taught artist. Eventually his passion for art superseded landscape architecture and he moved to New York at the age of 50 to attend graduate school at the New York Academy of Art. After graduation with an MFA he was selected to remain and do a one-year fellowship. He has since had several solo and group shows is currently  reptresented by Kim Foster Gallery, New York, Avant Gallery, Miami, Galerie Sebastien Adrien in Paris, and Galerie Van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp, Belgium..  His work is in many prominent collections around the world. He works in Queens, and lives in New York.

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My subjects are real, everyday people who are often undistinguished and living on the margins of society.

Show Notes

  1. SCOPE New York 2018
  2. Landscape Architect
  3. Life size sculptures of everyday people with paper wood and wire
  4. Collage
  5. NY Times
  6. George Segal
  7. The High Line
  8. “Really good art takes you to another place and the art stays with you.”- Will Kurtz
  9. Prospect Park
  10. New York Academy of Art
  11. Penn State University
  12. Sculpting with alternative materials
  13. Newspaper in my Medium
  14. Lenny Bruce
  15. Richard Pryor
  16. New York Said Episode mentioned in this episode: Diego talks Homelessness, K2, Evil Books, Opioids, Crack and Heroin
  17. Making connections is just as important as making the art.
  18. How to get into galleries?
  19. You have to network.
  20. Strength is in loving the people. – Will Kurtz
  21. This is New York.

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This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

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