Austin Thomas
Three Chairs
18 x 18 x  36 inches

Courtesy of the artist +
Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NYC

Produced while in residence with the
Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council's Workspace residence
at 120 Broadway.

Ephemera + multiples:
Andrea Zittel

Perhaps, it's good weather that informs my work... Public space, outdoor space such as Walden Pond, in good weather is a mass of humanity, a stew of frantic motion, boom boxes and squealing...I am the good weather artist. When the weather is good, there we all are, to sit, to perch, to pause, gather, picnic, etc. Although many believe Thoreau was a recluse,  while he lived at the Pond he had frequent dinners with family and friends, and also had friends and the occasional curious neighbor visit him at his cabin. He explains:

           I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for
           friendship, three for society.

-- Austin Thomas, 2005
Stephen Andrews

Robert Bordo

Emily Brown

Diane Burko

Dawn DeDeaux

Christos Dikeakos

John Dougill

Joy Episalla

Joy Garnett

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Erik Hanson

Geoffrey Hendricks

JJ L'Heureux

Bill Jones

Zoe Leonard

Frank Moore

Eileen Neff

Andrea Polli

Hunter Reynolds

Austin Thomas

Bing Wright

Carrie Yamaoka


New York-based artist Austin Thomas builds structures known as perches which are both functional and aesthetic objects that invite viewers to experience art in ways that extend beyond the object itself. She is a recipient of a Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, an LMCC studio residency, and Public Arts Fund Commission. Her work has been featured at The Drawing Center, Murray Guy, The Sculpture Center, Debs & Co., Sara Meltzer Gallery, Art in General (all in NYC), and at the Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC.