Interview with Art Maze Magazine

Currently working in bright colors in flashe pigment, Austin’s work is rich with vibrant personal iconography, humor and playfulness. Hands, clouds, fragmented body parts and effluence recur in his work. His compositions are often awkwardly framed, disrupting conventional views to make the viewer pause and try figure out what the scene is depicting.In the interview below, we chat with Austin about his career highs and lows, finding his artistic voice and being a part of thriving artistic community.


Interview with Brooklyn Magazine

Originally from Vermont, Austin Furtak-Cole grew up in a family of artists and worked at the Vermont Studio Center before moving to Brooklyn... 


Interview with Maake Magazine

A large part of what I’ve been exploring in my work has to do with the way humans' brains seem to simplify the things we observe and encounter in order for us to more easily assimilate and/or cope with what is happening. I’m interested in how this curious trait continually skews our perceptions and bends the truth