James Cohan

By Matt Ross / April 23, 2018

James Cohan Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in New York City that has a reputation for producing some of the most compelling exhibitions in the world.  Jim has differentiated himself as a grounded, smart, and thoughtful mentor to so many historically important artists including: Trenton Doyle Hancock, Fred Tomaselli, Beatriz Milhazes, Spencer Finch and…

One River School Comes to Millburn, NJ

By Matt Ross / April 16, 2018

I am so thrilled to swing open the doors in Millburn, NJ today! Led by our super fantastic Director Erin Champion, Millburn is our 6th location and our 3rd in New Jersey. Located in Essex County, right on the border between Morris and Union Counties, we are so excited to bring our transformative experience to…

Moving to His Own Beat: Jesse Greenberg

By Matt Ross / April 13, 2018

There is no question that artists move to a different beat. Jesse Greenberg’s beat happens to be smarter and more interesting than most. When you meet Jesse for the first time you instantly like him, but you aren’t struck with the immediate notion that Jesse is a sculptor. He presents in a multitude of ways…

On the Works of Nicholas Buffon

By Matt Ross / April 10, 2018

Nick Buffon is an emerging artist with a practice that goes against the grain.  While there are a lot of artists who make art that is focused on architecture, Nick’s subject matter ranges from tenements to bodegas to supermarkets on the Lower East Side of New York City!  Not exactly imagery that is in vogue,…

Monday Thoughts: Train Your Brain

By Matt Ross / April 9, 2018

Over the last ten years, I have put my heart and soul into building arts education businesses that provide compelling and fun ways for people to develop their creative skills. Along the way, I have learned so much about how humans think and the pure benefits of doing artistic things for our brain development. Countless…

Artist in Focus: Michael Berryhill

By Matt Ross / April 4, 2018

In 2012, we had our first solo show with Daniel Rios Rodriguez, a painter whose work I really love. Shortly after the opening, Daniel called me and asked if I was going to be around; he wanted to show his artwork and our space to some artist friends. The next day, Daniel showed up with John…

Proud for Providing Careers in the Arts

By Matt Ross / April 2, 2018

One of the special things about building One River School is the chance to create great career opportunities in the arts, while also teaching people how to build a compelling business that stands out from the crowd. Funding for the arts is struggling, and as a result there is a declining number of jobs that…

The Adventures of Life

By Matt Ross / March 26, 2018

This morning I was reading the New York Times, and I came across an amazing story that I wanted to share with you. “Why He Kayaked Across the Atlantic at 70,” tells the tale of Aleksander Doba and his amazing feat that simply boggles my mind. As an entrepreneur, I surely have to tackle uncertainty, fight…

Monday Thoughts: Genius

By Matt Ross / March 19, 2018

Every Sunday I watch CBS Sunday Morning. It is very simply the best of what television can be: smart, thoughtful segments that often share a special twist or nuance that make me feel better about the world we live in. Yesterday’s theme was “Mind Matters” and it delved into a topic that I often think…

Three Tips for The Novice Contemporary Art Buyer

By Matt Ross / March 14, 2018

If you have never bought contemporary art I have 3 tips to get you started. 1.) First of all, decide what you are trying to accomplish. Is it purely a decorative goal for your home, or is there a larger goal at hand?  When I say “larger goal,” I am referring to the question of…