Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Mary Kosut

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Mary Kosut is a curator and writer. She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Gender in Media (Sage), co-editor of The Body Reader: Essential Social and Cultural Readings (NYU Press), and co-author of Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee (NYU Press). Her writing has appeared in Cabinet, Metropolitiques, Visual Culture, and other publications. She launched Pay Fauxn in 2016, an anti-white cube gallery experiment located on the grounds of a defunct nursing home at a bus stop in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Since 2013, she has produced exhibitions and other projects as GCA (Group Club Association), and is co-director of Bible, a gallery in NYC's Chinatown. While at MacDowell, she worked on her book Other Art Worlds: Making Art and Rent in New York City, an experimental ethnography that explores how artists survive in a blasted, hyper-gentrified New York City, to be published by Columbia University Press. She is associate professor of sociology and media studies at Purchase College, State University of New York.


Garland (formerly Baetz)

Mary Kosut worked in the Garland (formerly Baetz) studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening diamond-pane windows were replaced in…

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