Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2011-12

(Brooklyn, NY)Bryan Zanisnik

Bryan Zanisnik was born in Union, New Jersey and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a B.A. from Drew University and in 2009 received his M.F.A. from Hunter College. He has recently exhibited and performed in New York at Horton Gallery, MoMA/PS1, and Artists Space; in Philadelphia at the Fabric Workshop and Museum; in Miami at the De La Cruz Collection; and internationally at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and the Mucsarnok Kunsthalle. Zanisnik's work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, ARTnews, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine, amongst others. He has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Art Omi International Artists Residency, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program, and the Guangdong Times Museum in Guangzhou, China.


Zanisnik will create a site-specific installation of childhood sports memorabilia, domestic objects and industrial materials. Inside the installation will be a six-foot plexiglass vitrine atop a wood pedestal. For one-month he will stand absolutely still inside the vitrine. Also within the vitrine will be baseball cards from his youth and U.S. currency that will be constantly blown by a hidden industrial fan. His parents will visit this installation several times a week, rearranging, cleaning, organizing and disorganizing objects within the space.