David Kutz
Medium: Photography and Other

Studio Location:
300 7th Street
Studio # 3rd Floor

Email: dkutz5@gmail.com

Website:: davidkutz.com/

Artist Bio:
After receiving a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, I became the eleventh employee at the newly-founded International Center of Photography. During my time at ICP I hung exhibitions, built darkrooms, participated in master class workshops, and taught photography.

For three decades I worked in film and television as a director, producer, and media executive. In addition to commercial and industrial assignments, I created the award-winning documentary, "The African Burial Ground: An American Discovery".

In 2013, I returned to photography as an art form, and earned an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2016.

I am now actively engaged in making work and continuing my research into geography, urban planning, travel and globalization. I am a member of Soho Photo Gallery, an artist run cooperative gallery, the International Panorama Council, and a volunteer with my local artists' organization; Arts Gowanus.

Artist Statement:
Near Eden (WT)

"For the heart, life is simple: it beats for as long as it can. Then it stops."
My Struggle
Book 1
Karl Ove Knausgaard

Before going to a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, I knew I wanted to make a shift in my work. I still wanted to explore man and place - and I wanted to continue to consider how people move through places using multiple repeating figures in the landscape. Instead of continuing with representing vernacular urban places, I arrived in Vermont reflecting on my imminent death.

After exploring several cemeteries, I knew I need to expand the hunting and gathering to include other places. Eden, Vermont, became the geographic focal point of an evolving work-in-progress which explores an archetypal consideration other than my imminent death.

All images and text copyright David Kutz