Books and Catalogues

Carrier Pigeon #18 Volume 5 Issue 2

Carrier pigeon is an artist-run magazine of illustrated fiction and fine art, promoting respectful interdisciplinary collaboration. The results are organic, collaborative, and quickly evolving compositions featured alongside full portfolios of contemporary work by fine artists from an unrestricted demographic range. Carrier Pigeon believes that loyalty to each artist’s personal vision, without regard to current trends, provides the best environment in which to collaborate. The main goal of this journal is to provide a magazine that is, in itself, a piece of artwork.

The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Edited by Sharon Louden, Published by Intellect Books (2017), Distributed by University of Chicago Press

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, Edited by Sharon Louden
Published by Intellect Books (2013)
Distributed by University of Chicago Press
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Austin Thomas: Perches and Drawings

Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, 2006

The first monograph on Austin Thomas's work, this catalog documents her work to date (2006). Essays by Roger D. Hodge, Jeffrey Kastner, Shamim M. Momin, and Daniel Strong. Checklist and artist biography. 78 color photographs.

Articles, Reviews, Podcasts, Interviews

Artist/Mother Podcast, 138: Developing Art and Life Simultaneously with Austin Thomas, DEC 12, 2022 by Kaylan Buteyn

Interview, Austin Thomas, Yale University radio WYBCX, OCT 1, 2021 by Brainard Carey

Sarah Jackson, ART SPIEL, "Austin Thomas – Lots of little things at LABspace," Nov. 1, 2018

The New Yorker, “Goings On: Art, Galleries, Chelsea,” Mar. 8, 2017 p. 24

Dan Pipepenbring, The Paris Review, “The Life of Paper,” Mar. 14, 2017

Austin Thomas
March 2017

"Austin Thomas: Post Pocket Utopia Opening in Newark at The Gateway Project," August 2015

Brett Wallace, "The Conversation Project - Austin Thomas on life and art - “It’s not about your stature, it’s about your silhouette, the shadow that you cast." January 2016

Podcast - Ep. #123: Austin Thomas, creator of Pocket Utopia & quintessential “Gallerartist,” on redefining the art world and re-making community, January 2016

Joan Waltemath, The Brooklyn Rail, ““May Day in March Austin Thomas Utopian” March 2014

Blake Gopnik's Latest Sightings, "Minimalism Meets Decay," March 2014, Blouin Artinfo.

Corinna Kirsch, "Pocket Utopia to Close, Merging With Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden," March 2014

"A Pocket Utopia at the Whitney Art Party," ARTSY Editorial, May 2014 5:01 PM

Thomas Micchelli, Hyperallergic, “Communal Spirits: Artists, Advocates and Unlocked Rooms” Galleries, Weekend February 2014

Sarah Schmerler, "Pocket Utopia “Gallerartist” and Sara Schmerler Team Up for “Session One,” September 2013

Thomas Micchelli, "What You’d Least Expect on the Lower East Side," May 2012

Hrag Vartanian, "The Return of Pocket Utopia …This Time on the LES," March 2012

A.L. McMichael, AFTER VASARI, "Studio Visit: Austin Thomas," Saturday, October 2011

Hrag Vartanian, "Julia K Gleich on Bushwick’s New Collaborative Ballet," April 2011

Veken Gueyikian "Help Camp Pocket Utopia Raise $25K For Kids & Artists," April 2010

Mario Naves, City Arts, "Austin Thomas at Storefront," October 13, 2010

Thomas Micchelli, The Brooklyn Rail, “Austin Thomas, Drawing on the Utopic” October 2010

Roberta Smith, The New York Times, “Artists Without Mortarboards” Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 p. AR76

Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine, “Art on a Shoestring: That’s where creativity really thrives,” Nov. 30, 2009 p. 53

Cara Buckley, "Art Galleries With Less of a Profit Motive Flourish in Brooklyn," March 2009

Sharon Butler, The Brooklyn Rail, “Lost In Space: Art Post-Studio” June 2008

Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post, “At Bottom, A Comfortable Way to Look at Things,” Mar. 19, 2005 p. C02

The New Yorker, “Goings On: Art, Galleries, Downtown,” July 12-19, 2004 p. 24

Selected Website Listings

Municipal Bonds

Morgan Lehman Gallery

Guttenberg Arts