Art21: New York Close Up

New York, NY


Incubator Grant

In 2017, Art21 released 10 new films as part of the documentary series, New York Close Up. The series chronicles the lives of New York-based emerging artists in the first decade of their career, and provides glimpses into their artistic practice, taking visitors into their studios and apartments, places of work and leisure. Artists featured in the VIA-supported season include Jamian Juliano-Villani, David Brooks, Raúl de Nieves, Avery Singer, Jordan Casteel, Meriem Bennani, Aki Sasamoto, and Caroline Woolard. Since it launched in 2011, New York Close Up has featured 40 artists in 80 films, connecting artists and their viewers through its unique brand of storytelling and working to preserve and advance New York’s cultural landscape.

For more information, visit New York Close Up.


Image Caption: Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani at work in her studio, as captured in Art21’s New York Close Up film “Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion.”

Photo Credit: Production still from the series Art21 New York Close Up. © Art21, Inc. 2015.