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Testimonials and Success Stories

Success Stories

Robert Costello is a painter who participated in Kunstraum’s studio program for two years during which he met curator Raul Zamudio Taylor during the Studio Visits program and showed in his group show “Orphans of Painting”  at Ethan Cohen for the first time inside a Blue-Chip Chelsea Gallery.

Daniela Kostova is an interdisciplinary artist  who participated in Kunstraum’s studio program for one year during where she met curator Katya Grokhovsky during the Studio Visits program who invited her to participate in the The Immigrant Artist Biennial at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.


Ivan Sikic participated in Kunstraum’s studio program for one year during which he met the curator Natalia Viera Salgado of Colectivo se Habla Español during the Studio Visits program with whom he worked on the solo “Performance as Repair” at the The 8th Floor of the Rubin Foundation.

Bent Jorge Perlmutt is a documentary filmmaker who had his production office for three years at Kunstraum during which he started working at Princeton University and was recently nominated for an Emmy.


Kat Lyons participated in the group show "Serenity Later" at Kunstraum Gallery where her work was discovered by Kornfeld Gallery Berlin. She is now represented by blue chip gallery Pilar Corrias in London.


"I am a Brooklyn-based artist working in abstraction. Currently, I am preparing for an exhibition at a historic house in south Brooklyn, which include large-scale reproductions of palm-sized drawings from a series I developed at Kunstraum as an Artist-in-Residency two years ago. During the residency, in addition to meeting many incredible artists, I had the opportunity to meet with curators who supported my project during its early stages and helped me to understand the best ways to present the work. I am grateful to Kunstraum for the new possibilities the residency has opened up for my work."

-Diana Naccarato, Kunstraum Artist-in-Residency Member

"I was an artist-in-residency at Kunstraum LLC from October to December 2023. When I knew I was going to come to New York for a residency at Kunstraum, I emailed FREIGHT+VOLUME Gallery to let them know the news. We have kept in touch since then. I was first invited for a group show "The low spark of high-heeled boys" in July 2023, with the artists Will Watson, Mary DeVincentis, Ezra Johnson, Natalie Westbrook, and Karen Finley. I wasn't in New York yet, but my works were there to represent me. When I finally came to New York, I showed the gallery some of the works I was doing in the art residency and that's when they invited me for my first solo exhibition in the city. The show is called "Shared Roots / Private Joes" and explores themes like memory and identity."


-Madalena Pequito, Kunstraum Artist-in-Residency Member


"I became a member-artist at Kunstraum in 2018, and have rented two shared spaces since then. This is my first “artist community,” and it has changed my work and creative life. The space and community are well organized, and the group shows have introduced me to curators, other artists, and a new community of driven creatives. I can directly attribute my time here to increased sales of my watercolors, as well!"


- Alexandra Jamieson, Kunstraum Artist Member 

"I was a member for 6 months and had only positive experiences. They lay everything out in the manual prior to signing a member agreement and are available during office hours if extra assistance is needed. I enjoyed the studio space as well as the gallery space. Sharing space was never an issue. All deposits were returned on time. On a more personal note, being a member and a part of the Kunstraum community was exactly the experience I was looking for. The support and available resources are absolutely essential to a developing artist, especially one who never went to art school. Having the time and space to develop my work and the way that I talk about it and engage with others around it was such a necessary part of my journey."


- Catherine Czerwinski, Kunstraum Artist Member 

"I’m an interdisciplinary artist who is currently based in New York City. I studied and worked in Philadelphia for four years. Last year, I decided to move to New York for more opportunities in art and design. Since I started in an entirely new city, I tried to find an affordable art studio for myself. I joined Kunstraum because of the affordable prices, good location, and monthly curatorial visiting opportunities provided by Kunstraum. I used the studio space for developing my art, which includes: computing, new media works, sculpting, and casting. Most importantly, as an emerging artist who lacks connections and experiences, Kunstraum has provided me with monthly visits with curators. I have benefited from the feedback and help from them. Kunstraum also provides social media exposure for members in the studio, which shows my current works and info. I would recommend Kunstraum for any serious and focused artists."


-Sheri Shih-Hui, Kunstraum Artist Member

I have been a Kunstraum member for nearly 2 years and love it. I joined after visiting other studio spaces in Gowanus, Greenpoint and LIC but settled here for the quality of the members' artwork and the monthly visits from curators. The curator involvement sets Kunstraum apart from other spaces and has truly helped me grow and stay current as an artist.

-Rita Nannini, Kunstraum Artist Member

This exquisitely intimate gemstone on the edge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard continues to showcase some of the most innovative young talent that the world class art community attracts to New York. Always chock full of surprises and new perspectives Kunstram manages to pack a wallop often with a knockout as it consistently punches well above its weight class in our era's avantgarde.

-Eric Payson, Artist and Collector

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