Over the last decade Ari Lankin has extensively developed painted languages exploring abstraction, concepts, and realism. His current paintings are intentionally open to interpretation and rich in visual sensation. They hover on a slippery line between mystical and scientific. Paint handling, invention, and exploration of the picture plane are crucial aspects of his search.

          His interest in material, process, and creative consulting have led him to collaborations with AdidasMTV x TrojanBurt’s BeesRed Bull, and Tino Sehgal during his solo show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Using his unique skill set and experience he has created commissioned paintings, one-of-a-kind programming, and custom tailored consulting with an emphasis on branding.

    Lankin was recently profiled in a mini documentary of his painting process by MTV. He has been featured by Forbes, Vice Creator's Project, Studio Visit Magazine, and newspapers around the world. His recent painting solo show in New York City, a collection of large-scale abstractions, completely sold out.

          He worked at the Guggenheim for over seven years as an educator spending countless hours engaged with art objects and patrons. He had thousands of conversations with complete strangers about works of art. He credits that time to truly learning the universal magic of art. His interest in other artists and art history is passionate. Education and curation are important aspects of his practice

     Lankin lives in Manhattan where he has had his studio for the past twelve years.


International location specific paintings and project commissions available. Collect safely and securely from anywhere in the world.


No project commission is too large or too small if the spark is there.


E. 116th St. between First and Second Ave.
New York, NY 10023


Through visual art and project invention, Ari has collaborated and consulted with an array of companies. Including commissioned paintings and special projects for Burt's Bees, Adidas, Trojan x MTV, and Red Bull.


Painting is one of his greatest passions. He has been a full time painter for over a decade and loves it more each day. Lankin works in the studio, on location, and commissioned scenarios. His quest is for historical significance and personal growth. Contact him directly to discuss your commission ideas.


Lankin has a true eye for design. He has worked in fashion, album cover art, set-design, jewelry, and had his own limited edition sneaker (50 pairs) with Adidas. Brand, individual, and collaboration commissioning requests via the contact form.


With his eye on the local and international scene he has hand selected artists for group shows over the past decade.


Ari was a Gallery Guide at the Guggenheim Museum for seven years. There he collaborated with the education, security, and curatorial staff to engage in inquiry based learning with museum visitors. He continues to use this sensitive approach to investigation and teaching.


Ari is a seasoned live painter. He's been booked for private events, work shops, and sold out theaters. He even went "full monty" for a Broadway Bares charity event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.