bd-studios.com is the art and publishing studio by luke kurtis. We publish artists’ books and exhibition catalogs, organize exhibitions and performances, and more. We perform creative experiments and transform them into bold works of art.
Presently our publishing focuses on print-on-demand paperback editions that are widely available from Amazon and other retailers. Our line of artists’ books includes titles by Michael Harren (music/performance art), Jonathan David Smyth (photography), and Michael Tice (painting). Our poetry titles include work by luke kurtis with new work forthcoming from Dudgrick Bevins. We are currently seeking 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, and multiples.
luke kurtis is a Georgia-born interdisciplinary artist focusing on the intersection of photography, writing, 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. His work has appeared in several publications including Catahoula, Elska, The Emerson Review, Georgia Backroads, Iceland Review, Off The Rocks, Palaver, and Transit. Select books include INTERSECTION, The Language of History, and Angkor Wat, all part of an ongoing series that combines photography, writing, and design. obscure mechanics is his debut full length album of experimental music. 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.