Belle Isle artist is finalist in NYC cityscape competition — and you can vote on his work

Belle Isle resident Michael Philip Wolfson's urbancanvas submission.

Belle Isle resident Philip Michael Wolfson  is among the finalists in New York City’s urbancanvas Design Competition.

Wolfson, an artist and designer who lives parttime in Belle Tower condominium on Belle Isle, is one of eight finalists.

Supported by a Rockefeller Foundation’s grant, the New York City competition challenged professional artists and designers to create artwork that can be installed on construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoon systems, said Jennifer Gilbert, a city spokeswoman.

As many as four of the finalists may be chosen for $7,500 cash awards.

Wolfson’ s work, JazzLine, was chosen from 100 submissions. JazzLine was done with artists Chris Ridout and Maxim Nilo.

The public will choose the winning designs in an online vote that ends Oct. 1 at All eight finalists’ designs are viewable there.

Philip Michael Wolfson

Wolfson studied at Cornell University School of Architecture and the Architectural  Association in London, and has exhibited his work at Art Basel in Switzerland and Miami Beach, as well as in Shanghai, Moscow, London and across the United States, mainly on residential interiors and exhibition/gallery design pieces.


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