Loren Munk: Geographer of the NYC art scene

Loren Munk, “Greater Williamsburg” (2005-08) oil on linen, 48 x 60 inches

Loren Munk, “The Bowery Small,” 2006-07, oil on linen, 36 x 24 inches.

This afternoon I stopped by Loren Munk’s studio for a visit. Well known for his James Kalm Report videos, Loren has been working on some fascinating paintings that chart the connections, artists, galleries, and neighborhoods of the NYC artworld, both past and present. If he invites you over, definitely make time to go see his work. (Sorry for the dismal quality of the images below.)

Loren Munk

Work in progress

Study (detail)


  1. Mucho thanks for the props Sharon. It was a lively afternoon a real pleasure and I hope to return the favor ASAP.

  2. I love this! I'm in the process of designing tours that make similar art connections throughout Cincinnati and NKU. It would be nice to have wonderful representation such as these illustrating the communicative in arts of various cities.

    Thank you for sharing this.

  3. I found these absolutely fascinating…I'm surprised he is working in oils to achieve this particular result! I'd like to see them in in person.

  4. I love Loren's videos and follow them wherever he goes….

    It would be great to have him design every city's tourguides –

  5. These are really amazing! I'm hooked – again, mapping.

    I'm excited to check in with his website to see the progress – I've been collaborating with someone on a project in the same vein, but it's more about the people in art neighbourhoods in Seattle. I think the ways people map their world is just infinitely fascinating.

  6. Thanks for the sneak view. Would love to get up close to read some of this.

  7. But is there a video of studio?

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