New York City has been the international center of the art world for more than 70 years. For decades, artists have travelled from across the country and around the world to make New York City their home. Arriving as unknown artists they shaped art history and became pillars of art museums.


Today, a diversity of artists continue in the tradition of former New York artists: Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Jacob Lawrence, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neal, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Those important historic figures are dead. Artists in NYC looks at living artists who are influencing their peers and shaping the future of the art world. The artists in Artists in NYC are in museum collections, have been in prestigious art fairs and biennials, and have exhibited in more than 30 countries. 

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Produced by Blasket McManus Productions

The Artists: Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Alteronce Gumby, Anki King, Brett Wallace, C. Michael Norton, Coby Kennedy, Cordy Ryman, Daniel John Gadd, Etty Yaniv, Federico Solmi, Grace Roselli, Greg Haberny, Heather Morgan, Hyon Gyon, Katherine Bradford, Loren Munk / James Kalm, Michael David, Paul Pagk, Phong Bui, Pat Phillips, Rosalind Tallmadge, Vieno James, William Robertson


The Musicians: Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Ahmad Jamal, Joseph Arthur, and a variety of new and younger blues, hip hop, and rap artists.

Directed by Terence Donnellan

Produced by Sanja Frank and Terence Donnellan