Arch + Eng, Art, Design, Education

Artist Studio Visit with Members

Members of BFI joined us for a private tour of artist Stephen Talasnik's Tribeca studio. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing about fictional engineering, building intuitively with geometry, creative gestural sculpture, and our favorite takeaway: "You have to be able to be creative during a power failure." 


Inspired by the aesthetics of engineering, Talasnik's sculptural works intersect with his ongoing studio investigation of drawing. Intrigued with skeletal hand built structures, his approach to building is informed by his years of residency and travel in the Far East where he studied the traditions of indigenous hand built systems that employ natural materials. Talasnik's work is included in major international collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Pompidou in Paris; British Museum, London; The Albertina, Vienna; and The State Museum of Berlin. Additional information about the artist is available at


We are thrilled to have offered this intimate look into the world of an artist whose studio practice has been informed by Bucky's aesthetic; both as inventor as well as Fuller's passion for drawing and building with geometry.


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