John Cage

A leading voice of the post-war avant-garde, John Cage (1912-1992) was a composer, philosopher, poet, visual artist, amateur mycologist, and longtime Buddhist devotee, whose enormous influence throughout the arts cannot be overstated... >> Read More

Glenn Branca

Glenn Branca  garnered recognition as a composer, musician, and creator. Branca's experimentation with sound in his music led to his passion for experimental theater, which served as inspiration for his theater group, Bastard Theater... >> Read More

David Byrne

David Byrne is recognized as a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, writer, visual artist, and filmmaker. Byrne is best known as a founding member, lead singer, and guitarist of the band, Talking Heads... >> Read More

Maria Chavez

Maria Chavez is an avant-garde sound artist from Lima, Peru, who is well-regarded for her experimental turntable performances. Chavez's work is primarily influenced by the improvisational nature of contemporary art as well... >> Read More

Giuseppe Chiari

Laurie Anderson is a visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, and musician. Born in Illinois, Anderson currently resides in New York. Anderson employs spoken and written language as the foundations for her work... >> Read More

Philip Corner

Philip Corner is an American composer and visual artist, highly regarded for his improvisational musical style, largely influenced by many great artists of his time, such as Paul-Emile Borduas, a Canadian abstract painter, Dorothy Taubman, and John Cage... >> Read More

Andrew Deutsch

Andrew Deutsch is a sound artist and college professor, best known for his work with electronic music. He holds a BFA in video art and printmaking from Alfred University, as well as an MFA in integrated electronic art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute... >> Read More

Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton is a visual artist who has received international acclaim for her large-scale multimedia installations, public projects, and performance collaborations. Her works are largely site-specific, utilizing a variety of materials... >> Read More

Dick Higgins

Dick Higgins was well-regarded as an American artist and composer. One of the co-founders of the Fluxus movement, Higgins, like many of his fellow Fluxus artists, named John Cage as one of his inspirations. To define his unique artistic style, Higgins coined... >> Read More

Eric Kroll

Eric Kroll is a photojournalist and photographer, known for his work as an erotica historian. Kroll's career has spanned multiple worlds including fashion, music, art, and film. He has taught at both the International Center for Photography and... >> Read More

Shigeko Kubota

Shigeko Kubota was a renowned video artist, sculptor, and avant-garde performance artist who bridged connections between American and Japanese artists throughout her career. Born in Japan, Kubota studied sculpture at Tokyo University... >> Read More

Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay is a visual artist and composer whose work explores the interconnections between fine art and audio. Inspired by the energetic nature of performance art and the punk rock genre, Marclay collaborated on a number of musical projects... >> Read More

Peter Moore

Peter Moore was a prominent member of New York's art community during the early 1960s. Best known for his photographic archive of the Fluxus movement and Judson's Dance Theater, Moore used his photography... >> Read More

Charlotte Moorman

Charlotte Moorman was a cellist and performance artist celebrated as a central figure of the New York avant-garde scene during the 1960s and 70s. Deemed “the Jeanne d'Arc of new music” by composer Edgar Varese... >> Read More

Olivier Mosset

Olivier Mosset is a visual artist known for his contribution to the Neo-expressionism movement of the late 1970s. Mosset was also famously a member of the minimalist art group BMPT, alongside fellow artists Daniel Buren, Michel Parmentier... >> Read More

Dave Muller

Dave Muller is an American artist, DJ, and curator known for his traveling social art events, famously referred to as Three Day Weekends. In addition to his own works, Muller was well-regarded for the watercolor announcements... >> Read More

Aki Onda

Aki Onda is an artist, performer, and composer currently based in Mito, Japan, after living in New York for two decades. His works are often catalyzed by and structured around memories-personal, collective, historical... >> Read More

Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik was a Korean-American artist, internationally revered as the “Father of Video Art.” Paik was one of the first artists to use a portable video camcorder and his vast array of artworks included video sculptures, installations... >> Read More

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg was an American painter, renowned printmaker, and graphic artist whose earlier works are regarded as being the inspiration for the Pop art movement of the 1950s, as well as the majority of postwar movements... >> Read More

Matana Roberts

Matana Roberts (they/them) is a visual artist, jazz musician, and composer. A self-taught mixed media composer, Roberts is best known for their Coin Coin project, in which they experiment with both sound and style... >> Read More

Stephen Vitiello

Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and media artist. His sound installations and multi-channel works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon... >> Read More

Lawrence Voytek

Lawrence Voytek is an American sculptor known for his collaborations with painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg. Voytek has served as a consultant for art installations as well as fabrication and restoration processes with... >> Read More