PRESS  ::  kenseth armstead


2023 The Best Booths at 1-54 New York’s 2023 Edition, ARTnews, Maximiliano Duron

2023 1-54’s Annual Fair of Contemporary African Art Returns to Harlem, Observer, Farah Abdessamad

2023 The 1-54 Fair Brings Africa and Its Diaspora Into the Global Mainstream, The New York Times, Seph Rodney

2022 How do we memorialize the pandemic?, Boston Globe Opinion Web Apps, Marjorie Pritchard

2021 A Conversation with Kenseth Armstead, Sculpture Magazine, Editorial

2021 Object Lessons, Kenseth Armstead, Sculpture Magazine, Editorial

2021 The ‘Art’ of the Matter, NBC New York, New York Live, Ashley Bellman

2020 The Best Public Art of 2020, Artsy Editorial, Kendal Henry

2020 An Interview with the Editors of Teachable Monuments, Public Art Dialogue, Winter 2021, Jennifer K. Favorite & Andrew Wasserman

2020 Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs’ a New NYC DOT Installation in Harlem, Gotham to Go, Lynn Lieberman

2020 10-new-public-art-installations-in-nyc-september-2020, Untapped New York, Nicholas Loud

2020 More on Monuments, LA Times, Newsletter, Carolina A. Miranda

2019 2019 NYFA Artist Fellowship Program Awardees Announced, Art Forum, News

2018 Washington 20/20/20 Sculpture in Union Square Park, NBC New York & CNBC

2018 Kenseth Armstead: Washington 20/20/20 unveiled in Union Square Park, Gotham to Go, Lynn Lieberman

2018 New sculpture at Union Square Park built around Washington monument, Town & Village, Maria Rocha-Buschel

2018 Gorky's Granddaughter, Chris Joy & Zachary Keeting, "Kenseth Armstead at BRIC"

2018 BRIC TV, Brooklyn Made, "Kenseth Armstead | BK Made"

2018 Bklyner, Pamela Wong, "Celebrate Black History Month with BRIC"

2018 BRIC TV, 112 BK, Brian Vines, "Art Exhibit Commemorates NY's Slave History"

2017, "NOW SHOWING #174: The week’s top exhibitions"

2017 Harpers Bazaar Arabia, "Pi Artworks London Presents: American Histories"

2016 ABC 7, "Here and Now" hosted by Sandra Bookman, "Modern Heroics and the Newark Museum"

2016 NYC-ARTS News, “Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African American Expressionism at the Newark Museum”

2016 The Star Ledger and, "With African-American art hot, Newark Museum showcases 'Modern Heroics'"

2016 ArtNet News, "Newark Museum Highlights African-American Expression, Romare Bearden to Mickalene Thomas"

2016 Art and Artist, Exposed to the Elements, NY City Lens, Natasa Bansagi

2016 Transplanted Art Discussion Draws Overflow Crowd to Brooklyn Public Library, Bed-Stuy Patch, Michael Randazzo

2014 Groundswell At Olana, WAMC, Joe Donahue

2014 Kenseth Armstead discusses his sculpture at Groundswell, WGXC, Tom Roe

2014 Groundswell at Olana: A Site-Specific Artistic Revelation, Rural Intelligence,  Jamie Larson

2014 Festival Fever, Groundswell at Olana,  Nippertown

2012 Artists Find Inspiration in Governors Island's Past, Huffington Post, Vera Haller

2011 Google Helps Brooklyn Artist Bring New Founding Father to Life, WNYC Culture, Julia Furlan

2011 Spook™: INVOCATION, in the Rack Room with Kenseth Armstead, ARTSLANT, Charles Schultz

2011 Revolution is His Drug, ArtLog, Mayukh Sen

2011 Double-Agent Provocateur, Niborama, Robin Cembalest

2011 NYC Exhibition Highlights & Must See NYC, ArtLog, Fahmida Alam

2011 All the shiny boys and girls attended the Whitney Art Party - the Groundbreakers, Scallywag & Bond

2011 Multimedia Project On Slave-Turned-Spy, James Armistead Lafayette, Indie Wire, Tambay A. Obenson

2011 “Photo Finish”: Islip black history show, New York Newsday, Steve Parks

2011 “Photo Finish” honors Black HistoryMonth, Islip Bulletin, Loren Elisabeth Christie

2011 Apocrypha: An Art Connection is Forged at IronWorks Gallery, West Orange Patch, Carol Selman

2010 A Fête for the Whitney, Pia Catton, The Wall Street Journal

2010 Resurrectine, Timo Rissanen, Fashion Creation Without Fabric Waste Creation, Blog

2010 Worlds Collide at the Whitney Art Party, Jack Bryan, The Daily Beast

2009 Wicked Artsy, Mark Asch, The L Magazine Blog

2009 b-side chats: Artist Kenseth Armstead talks about Spook 1781…, Crissy Spivey,

2008 Artists and Superheroes, Ethan Zuckerman, World Changing Blog

2006 Three Takes on Memory, Tony Ozuna, The Prague Post

2006 Memoria, Lucie Ernstova, Atelier

2006 Memoria, Lada H. Vacková, Art and Antiques

2006 Residency program offers artists immersion in work 'Made in Woodstock' exhibit shows depth, K. Murray, Poughkeepsie Journal

2006 New exhibits at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Babette Fasolino, Pulse

2005 Fast tracks, New American works capture the frenetic pace of modern living, Lizzy Le Quesne, The Prague Post

2004 In Geometric Forms, Bending Nature at Will, D. Dominick Lombardi, The New York Times

2004 Framing movement: Show opens activities at Photography Center, Paul Smart, Woodstock Times

2004 Extra Open: A conversation with Charlotta Kotik, Dread Scott, and Bill Scan, Horace Brockington, New York Arts Magazine

2004 Tactical Action, Broadcast Aired 05.10.2004, Stephanie Simon, New York 1

2004 Voice Choice, Editor's Pick, Village Voice

2004 Brooklyn Museum Set To Reopen After Multi-Million Dollar Facelift, Stephanie Simon, New York 1

2004 Local Color: The Brooklyn Museum opens its doors to the borough‘s best artists, Howard Halle, BKLYN

2003 Lineup For "Working In Brooklyn", N.F. Karlins, Artnet News

2003 Market Share Statements & Strategies: Young Artists Negotiate Their Entry Into the Gallery Scene, Karen Rosenberg, V. Voice

2003 A Mix of Works in the Bronx, Ken Johnson, The New York Times

2003 Art Review: Don’t Miss… ”Aim 23”, Sarah Schmerler, Time Out New York

2003 Multimedia: Opening, AIM 23: Artist in the Marketplace, Paul Laster, Flavorpill

2002 Art Stars Dress Up, Kay Itoi, Artnet Magazine

2000 Black and beyond, Exhibit embraces more than African-American themes, Mike Daniel, The Dallas Morning News

2000 Dallas museum sponsors a singular art event, Tom Sime, The Dallas Morning News

2000 Competition encourages black artists, Susan Parrot, The Arlington Morning News, Associated Press

1999 Arts Beat, Exhibition of Black Art opens, Tom Sime, The Dallas Morning News

1999 Dallas museum Showcases art by African Americans, Susan Parrot, Austin American-statesman

1996 They Turn Teens Into Teachers, Michael Ryan, The Washington Post, Parade Magazine

1996 In Connecticut, Old Meets the New, Roberta Smith, The New York Times

1995 Provocative Art: Black Male, Laura Accinelli, L.A. Daily Breeze

1995 Black Male: Reframing Race in America, Susan L. Taylor, World Art Magazine

1994 1993 in review Alternative Spaces, Art in America

1994 Black Studies, Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

1994 Visible Man, Elizabeth Hess, Village Voice

1994 Voice Choice, Kim Levin, Village Voice

1994 Arriva L'uomo Nero, Marco De Martino, Panaroma

1994 Black Like Them?, Mark Stevens, New York Magazine

1993 Heroes, Hypocrisy & Malcolm X, Dennis Freeland, The Memphis Flyer

1993 Voice Choice, Kim Levin, Village Voice


PUBLICATIONS  ::  Kenseth Armstead


2021 Teachable Monuments, Sierra Rooney, Harriet F. Senie & Jennifer Wingate, Bloomsbury Academic

2020 Correcting the lies of History, Kenseth Armstead’s “Surrender Yorktown 1781”,

2020 History and Deception: Kenseth Armstead’s “Surrender Yorktown 1781”,

2018 FIRED UP! READY TO GO!: Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life In Art. The Collections Of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Rizzoli

2011 Spook™, INVOCATION, Chapter I, INFERNO, Published by M.E. (media exploitation)

2009 Vector Issue 2, Spook 1781 the NC-17 version, Vector Artist Journal, Published by Peter Gregorio

2007 30 years of Sculpture Space, Sculpture Space

2005 On location, Aspect Magazine, Volume 6

2004 Video Art, Michael Rush, Thames & Hudson  (X-Prz)

2004 Photography Quarterly, Center for Photography at Woodstock

2004 NYFA Artist of the Week, NYFA Interactive

2003 New York Portraits, Barney’s New York, Men’s Fall catalog

2000 Millennium Report, The Pollack-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

1998 Surface tensions, Art Journal Fall 1998

1996 Visual Arts and Technology in the Twenty-first Century, Global Youth Exchange, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

1995 Black Male: Reframing Race in America, Susan L. Taylor, World Art Magazine (X-Prz)

1995 No sell out... i wnt 2 b th ultimate commodity/machine (Malcolm X Part II), Catalog, Spirit Square Center for the Arts (X-Prz)

1993 Y/X?, Jst Bcz U R Paranoid Exhibition Catalog, Alternative Museum (X-Prz)

1991 Whitney Independent Study Program 1990 - 1991 Journal, Whitney Museum of American Art