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, Sandy Hiortdahl, and Anastasia Walker. We seek additional artists and poets for future 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, t-shirts, and more.

Visit the Press Room for releases about our projects as well as a selected bibliography.

luke kurtis 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 HistoryAngkor Wat, and exam(i)nation, all part of an ongoing series that combines photography, writing, and design. His albums feature experimental music, sound art, and spoken word and include obscure mechanics and electronic quartets. He also makes short films and video art, including the woods are watching and convergence, both documenting his installation art projects of the same names. bd-studios.com is his long-term art and publishing-as-practice platform where he helms all aspects of the studio while collaborating with other artists and writers to realize their projects. 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.