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the anniversary show


Now Available online (click here).

Come celebrate our 3rd year anniversary on November 14th.  We'll be featuring an art group show with artists: APAK, Dan Goodsell (Mr. Toast comics)Deth P. Sun, Kristen Liu-Wong, Ness Lee, Scott Albrecht and Shawn Cheng.  

Before the reception, Lost Lit will be hosting a special anniversary themed reading featuring writers from the Lost Lit Writing Workshops.  To find out who's reading and to RSVP for the literary event please click here.

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 7:00pm Reading RSVP REQUIRED
           8:30-9:30pm-ish Art and Reading Reception (No RSVP necessary. Just come on by!)
Place: Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: FREE! (donations welcome)

After party at Robert (104 Bond St) - DJ Yana Lil Jerk will be playing 90's Britpop on the one's and two's.


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heroic villainy | tmo plater and stanley kubik


(pieces available online, click here)

Heroic Villainy
A duo show by TMO Plater and Stanley Kubik.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 16th 7:00-9:00pm

October 16th - November 8th, 2015

Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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theo ellsworth book release


Welcome back Theo Ellsworth and publisher Secret Acres for The Understanding Monster Book Three release and Capacity re-release party and book signing.  

*First 10 attendees receive a special limited edition print*

Thursday, September 17th 7:00-9:00pm

Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St. 
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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rose wong - solo show - consider death



Pieces now available online (click here)


Rose Wong
Solo Show, "Consider Death"
September 4th - September 27th, 2015
Opening Reception, September 4th, 7:00-9:00pm

Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217



"Waiting" 8x10", Graphite and Acrylic on Mylar

"Hands" 4x4", Graphite and Acrylic on Mylar

"Places" 4x4", Graphite and Acrylic on Mylar

"Rest", 4x4", Graphite and Acrylic on Mylar

"Bed" 8x10", Graphite and Acrylic on Mylar

"Moon", 8x10", Graphite and Acrylic on Mylar

"Hello" 8x10", Graphite and Acrylic on Mylar

"Memories" 8x10", Graphite and Acrylic on Mylar




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upcoming art shows


September 4 - 27, 2015
Rose Wong - "Consider Death", solo show

October 16 - November 8, 2015
Rob Plater (TMO) and Stanley Kubik

November 14 - 29, 2015
Anniversary Show
Artist include: APAK, Dan Goodsell, Deth P. Sun, Kristen Liu-Wong, Ness Lee, Scott Albrecht, Shawn Cheng


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enter my belly - brooklyn book festival - bookend event


Enter My Belly (An Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event)
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 
7:00-8:30pm (reception and book signing following the talk)
(donations welcome)
Grumpy Bert, 82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217 

Please join us for a special evening listening to chefs and restaurateurs talk about their food origins and what they like to eat. Moderating will be Justin Alvarez (Lucky Peach) with guests Chef Tadashi Ono (Ganso), Luca Arrigoni (Sottocasa) and Noah Bernamoff (Mile End).  

Seating is super limited, first come first serve.

Flyer design by Debra Ziss.


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lost in space reading


Who wants to get Lost in Space with us? On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Lost Lit is proud to present a special Literary Reading that takes inspiration from the current Grumpy Bert Art Show. Writers will interpret, explore and have creative license with the given theme LOST IN SPACE. Come hear short stories that will have characters traveling through space and time, here on earth.

FEATURED READERS: Chelsea Fonden, Wynne Kontos, Kim Liao, Nicole Maxali, Theresa Navarro, Sarah Rosenthal, Donna Tallent, & Simone Waugh. (See Bio’s below)

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 7:00pm Reading (Reception to follow) 
Place: Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: FREE! (donations welcome)

RSVP REQUIRED: Since seating is very limited YOU MUST RSVP. Please email lynne (at) & provide:

*First/ Last name
*Email/ Phone #
*If you’re bringing a guest: First/ Last name (limit to +1)
*How you found out about this event.

Seat not guaranteed until confirmation email received. Reception-no RSVP necessary. Just come on by!


CHELSEA FONDEN writes poetry, fiction, and all-of-a-sudden non-fiction.  Her work has recently appeared in tNY.Press’theEEEL and online literary ‘zine I Want You To See This Before I Leave. Chelsea runs a creative writing program for teens, and has taught workshops to adults at NYC homeless shelters. She dreams of one day residing in the mountains with a pack of arctic dogs, but for now, lives in Brooklyn, NY.

WYNNE KONTOS is a native Midwesterner and currently a New York City resident. She’s a licensed social worker practicing in the South Bronx and the proud owner of Fezziwig, the cutest Scottish Terrier on the East Coast. Her work is featured in the collection, “Love Sick: Growing Up with a Parent Who Has Cancer” and on the site New York Instant. This is her third reading with Lost Lit. Websites:

KIM LIAO was a 2010-2011 Taiwan Creative Arts Fulbright Scholar and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her creative nonfiction has been published or is forthcoming in Another Chicago Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, Fourth River, and Fringe Magazine, and her book reviews have appeared in Ploughshares and Redivider. She lives in Brooklyn with her pet umbrella tree plant.

NICOLE MAXALI is a San Francisco native that began acting & writing at the age of twelve. Since relocating to New York in 2012, Nicole has performed her various one-woman shows at the famous Joe’s Pub in The Public Theatre, Harvard University and the New York Fringe Festival. You can also watch Nicole as a surgical nurse in the award-winning independent film, Fruitvale Station. Check out her website at

SARAH ROSENTHAL works in advertising by day, and writes by night. Her work has appeared in SpliceLit, I Want You to See This Before I Leave Zine, and Outrageous Fortune Magazine. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram:@sarahmrosenthal. She lives in Greenpoint, though her Lost in Space story takes place back in her Alphabet City days.

DONNA TALLENT recently wrote a short-form essay about her grandfather that made her grandmother very proud. In high school, Donna wrote poems on gum wrappers and tiny scraps of paper and sent them to her then-boyfriend in the Navy. Now she happily spends her weekends puttering around her Brooklyn apartment with her husband and cat, working on short stories and personal essays. She is somewhat active on Twitter: @linoleumrose.

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friends with benefits


Pieces from the show now up online! (click here)

"Friends with Benefits", featuring artists: Ramiro Davaro-Comas and Brandon Sines.
June 27th - July 19th, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, June 27th, 6:00-8:00pm.

Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Grumpy Bert is pleased to present Friends With Benefits, the collaborative efforts of local Brooklyn artists Brandon Sines and Ramiro Davaro-Comas. Combining forces with their lively characters, Sines and Davaro-Comas will create a playground for Frank Ape and Ramiro’s fantastical creatures to stir up trouble. With a total of ten collaborative works, a mural, character cut-outs and a special edition print, viewers will be transported into a world of mischief and wonder. Friends with benefits highlights through illustration Frank and Ramiro escaping from prison, and having an EPIC time in this world by riding double bikes, playing volleyball, stealing massive sandwiches and pranking the neighborhood.

Brandon Sines is a native of Los Angeles, and grew up in Toronto , Canada finding his way to New York City in 2010. The year after he arrived in New York City, Sines accidentally created what would become his most recognizable and iconic character, Frank Ape. Frank is a sensitive sasquatch who mingles with the brightest and boldest in popular culture and can be seen hanging out all over town, from large wall murals to the back of bathroom doors. He has even made it onto the stage of Project Runway. Wherever he is, Frank Ape is a reassuring figure to those who know him.

Ramiro Davaro-Comas was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been living as an artist in New York City since 2013. His works reflects his colorful journey and prods its viewers to create their own story line to his images. Davaro-Comas has lived, created work and shown in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Prague, Miami, Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Buenos Aires and Providence. 

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lost in space group art show


"Lost in Space" 
Opening reception Friday, May 29th, 7:00pm.
May 29th - June 21st.  

Featuring artists: 
Brendan Monroe, Bwana Spoons, Deth P. Sun, Evah Fan, Ian Ferguson, Jen Tong, Jordan Crane, Josh Cochran, Kristen Liu-Wong, Robert Plater, Seonna Hong, Shawn Cheng

Art pieces now available online, click here!


"Islands (Distance)" by Brendan Monroe.

"Space" by Seonna Hong.

"Kirk" by Evah Fan.

"Black Waves" by Bwana Spoons.

"Bya for Byakko" by Shawn Cheng.

Josh Cochran

"Darwynn" by Robert Plater.

"Magic in the Air" by Ian Hydeon.

"Dino Island" by Jen Tong.

"She Decided to be with a Bad Boy for Once" by Kristen Liu-Wong.

"Lonely Planet" by Deth P. Sun.

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deth p. sun | brooklyn solo show | april 25 - may 24


Now on sale online, click here to view all the pieces.

Deth P. Sun 
Solo show, "Being and Nothingness"
April 25th - May 24th, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 25th 7:00 - 9:00pm
(Oh and yes...Deth will be at the opening!)

Grumpy Bert 
82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217


"Cat Sitting in Smoke Field" 16x20" Acrylic on wood.

"Hulu Hooping" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Eat Your Feels" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Donut Cat" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Terrarium" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Two Wolves Talking" 10x8" Acrylic on wood. 

"Cat Holding House in Space" 10x8" Acrylic on wood. 

"Dark Images" 10x8" Acrylic on wood.

"Cat Holding Mushroom" 16x16" Acrylic on wood.

"Skeleton in Jungle" 14x18" Acrylic on wood.


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