David Colosi is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. He received a B.A. from SUNY Plattsburgh, an M.F.A. from CalArts, and an M.A. from New York University in art and literary practice and theory. His work is represented by Cueto Project in New York and Galerie Catherine Bastide in Brussels. His poetry has been published by Left Hand Books as Laughing Blood: Selected Poems 1987-2003 and anthologized in From Totems to Hip-Hop: a Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002. In 2008 he produced an installation titled The Proof as a Swing Space recipient at the LMCC Project Space at 125 Maiden Lane. Most recently, David was awarded a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant.
Colosi is focusing on two projects while working on the island: Demonstrating the island’s shift from a military base to an arts destination Colosi is reanimating the island with the sound of practice, bugle calls, and improvisations by playing saxophone in the island throats: backblowing into the canons, PA systems, and drain pipes of the empty houses, and playing compositions based on the sounds and positions of the Canadian Geese that inhabit the island. He is also making a video, photo, and performance project titled The Life and Thoughts of a Retired Apostrophe that will document the life of the apostrophe after it was no longer required in ‘Governors Island’.
Colosi is the 2012 On-Site Assistant at Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, a position in which an artist receives studio space in exchange for working with LMCC on-site.