Bathers is a Brooklyn-based arts duo addressing the contemporary landscape of the New York City art world.

Bathers New York is Dylan Farley and Christopher Martinez.

Dylan is the former director of a Chelsea contemporary art gallery and is currently earning her Masters in Museum Studies. Christopher is the manager of an arts foundation that awards grants to emerging contemporary artists.

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Blog posts from Bathers

Art Thotz: The Museum and Musson


When was the last time you remembered a museum’s board member for something other than selling tear gas?  Museums are widely regarded by the public as impartial cultural guardians, but it’s no accident: much of the relevance and power of these institutions is rooted in their appearance as diverse and innovative, and for most museums, […]

two bathers by a river, Hernan Bas painting

On Bathers in Art


Bathers are an omnipresent motif throughout art history. You can find more than a few on the walls of the Met, MoMa, Frick: pastels by Degas, a painting by Cezanne, etchings by Picasso and Rembrant and a handful of them splattered across the centuries here and there: Ancient Grecian pottery, Egyptian stelae, Italian frescos, you […]

Ashley Pena Black Angels

Creative Ways Artists are Directly Contributing to the Black Lives Matter Movement


Photograph from Black Angels series by Ashley Pena for See In Black, a fundraiser for Black Lives Matter causes. There are endless ways to participate in a movement. While the pandemic is keeping so many out of the streets, we are looking to artists who are using their platform and creativity to support the Black […]

Public Art in New York City that CoVid Can’t Keep Us Away From


Covid-19 has been keeping us out of our favorite spaces (I miss you PS1), but that doesn’t mean we have to forgo seeing work in situ. Here is a compilation of our favorite public art in New York City that Covid can’t keep us away from.