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About Art Nerd New York

Art Nerd New York is a guide to cool, hidden, and unique New York City art and art history.  We cover where artists lived, partied and died, public art works and the stories behind them, private installations for public consumption, historical sites full of secrets, and many things that you’ve never noticed before but stare you in the face daily.  Written with approachability and wit, each entry is not only a good read, but also a well researched insight into the incredible city of New York.

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The first city guide, Art Nerd New York started out as a humble tumblog in late 2010, a bonafide website in late 2011, and an official launch party event at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in March 2012.  Art Nerd has been mentioned by PMc MagazineWarholianThe World’s Best EverArrested MotionGallerist NY, Elle Mexico Magazine, Talking Points Memo & Creem Magazine.  In early 2013, Art Nerd became a content partner with Google’s Field Trip location based mobile app, and grew into Art Nerd City Guides with expanded coverage in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Read More

Founders

Lori-EditorChief

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, curator and creator of Art Nerd New York. She regularly contributes to an array of art publications, and is the author of the forthcoming book, “The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse”, available for pre-order through Amazon.com, due mid-July 2015. Since February of 2015, Zimmer has been working with The White House as an advisor on their ACT/ART Committee, bringing contemporary art back into the forefront of public policy.
Her writing can be found on an array of art and design publications, in her carefully selected editorial PR projects, and in essays for artists and arts organizations.

Zimmer’s first book, “The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse“, which was released by Rockport Publishers in July of 2015, examines artists who transform the democratic and mundane material into significant fine art. She is currently working on the second book in the series, The Art of Spray, due out in late 2017 with Rockport Publishers.

Since February of 2015, Zimmer has been working with The White House as an advisor on their ACT/ART Committee, bringing contemporary art back into the forefront of public policy, which included an exhibition at the White House in October of 2015.

Zimmer frequently curates pop-up exhibitions, projects and events in the New York area, under personal billing, but also connecting clients with artists. A few recent personal projects with her frequent co-curator Natalie Kates include a two person exhibition with Logan Hicks and Beau Stanton at the High Line Loft, the NYE Surrealist Ball at the Roxy Hotel, and the Rock Paper Scissors Art Auction to benefit the Lower East Side Girls Club.

Email: lori [at] artnerdnewyork.com

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Lauren-BizDev

art-nerd.com was created by Lauren Albrecht, freelance Marketing Consultant, WordPress designer/developer, former social + digital media marketer, arts grants manager, curator and Chelsea gallery girl.  Her past exhibitions, projects & PR/marketing campaigns have been featured in New York Magazine, Cool Hunting, Artforum, Village Voice, Wired’s Blog, Crain’s BtoB Marketer, Bloomberg News, Seattle Times, City Arts Magazine, Buffalo News, Buffalo Spree, and the Washington Post.  Lauren is and will always be intrigued by the ever-changing intersection of art + technology.

Email: lauren [at] artnerdnewyork.com

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New York Team

JohnJoseph

John Joseph works as an archives consultant at the Winthrop Group in New York City and has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute. He lives in Brooklyn and often roams the city for hours in search of the relics of the city’s literary history. In 2010 he co-led a Greenwich Village literary walking tour for a conference on Whitman and the Beats at St. Francis College, and will give impromptu walks if you’re up for it.

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