bd-studios.com is the art and publishing studio by luke kurtis. We publish artists’ and poetry books, organize exhibitions and performances, and more. We perform creative experiments and transform them into bold works of art. As the art studio and publishing-as-practice project of its founder, kurtis helms all aspects of the studio and press, including creative, editorial, and operational, while collaborating with a range of artists and writers to realize their projects.
We are a progressive press interested in many topics, including but not limited to abstraction, architecture, art, design, history, language, music, nature, sexuality, spirituality, and technology. Much of the work we publish is by queer creators. Presently our publishing focuses on print-on-demand paperback as well as eBook editions that are available both direct from bd as well as from retailers via normal distribution channels. Our line of Artists’ Books includes titles by Michael Tice (painting), Michael Harren (music/performance art), Jonathan David Smyth (photography), and Sam Rosenthal (conceptual photography). Our Poetry Books include work by Dudgrick Bevins, William Doreski, and luke kurtis. We seek additional artists and poets for their own feature publications. In addition to books, we also produce smaller zine projects that we make by hand and create in limited quantities as well as postcards, prints, and multiples.
luke kurtis (a.k.a. Jordan M. Scoggins) is an interdisciplinary artist focusing on the intersection of visuals, text, and tech. Ideas are the root of his work, forgoing any signature style in favor of conceptually-driven aesthetics and design. He has exhibited work in galleries and alternative spaces around the country, including solo exhibitions at New York Public Library and Massillon Museum. Select books include INTERSECTION, The Language of History, Angkor Wat, and exam(i)nation, all part of an ongoing series that combines photography, writing, and design. His albums of experimental music include obscure mechanics and electronic quartets. He also makes short films, including the woods are watching and convergence, both documenting his installation art projects of the same names. His studio, bd-studios.com, publishes work both by himself and other artists and writers, and he is the co-founder of New Lit Salon Press. He lives and works in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
For more details about luke’s practice, see his resume.