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BIOGRAPHY

I was born in a log cabin in rural Maryland, but spent my formative years in the seamy, creative crucible of Miami. My work continues to be inspired by the years I spent there, writing and painting public murals, to introduce something colorful, crafted, and considerate into locations that may otherwise be forgotten, overlooked, or avoided. That led directly to photographing and documenting communities of people who inhabit those marginal areas, as an exploration of how divergent communities can coexist and relate to one another. So began my fascination in the synthesis of dichotomy and its ability to bridge divisions that fragment humanity. That work propelled me to New York City, to study at Parsons School of Design and School of Visual Arts. Currently, I continue to work in a combination of media, to build narratives that engage people to search for common ground.

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in a log cabin in rural Maryland, but spent my formative years in the seamy, creative crucible of Miami. My work continues to be inspired by the years I spent there, writing and painting public murals, to introduce something colorful, crafted, and considerate into locations that may otherwise be forgotten, overlooked, or avoided. That led directly to photographing and documenting communities of people who inhabit those marginal areas, as an exploration of how divergent communities can coexist and relate to one another. So began my fascination in the synthesis of dichotomy and its ability to bridge divisions that fragment humanity. That work propelled me to New York City, to study at Parsons School of Design and School of Visual Arts. Currently, I continue to work in a combination of media, to build narratives that engage people to search for common ground.

STATEMENT

Humanity is a delicate balance of stratum, not mixed together, but built upon one another to form a shared history. I work with a combination of media and build narratives that engage people to search for common ground. I found my early creative inspiration in Miami, a typically divided city, which drove me to explore how divergent communities can coexist and relate. So began my fascination in the synthesis of dichotomy and its ability to raise awareness of unseen or forgotten worlds, softening peoples’ fear of the unknown. Art provides a platform to bridge division and bring people into a dialogue with someone outside of their realm of understanding. In life, we confront division of every sort: class, race, political, religious, varying levels of education, artistic, and even emotional states. What we do with those everyday encounters and challenges is so powerful and important to affect positive change for the future. As an artist, it’s my obligation to rise to that challenge and show a path forward in a world that will never cease to provide barriers and reasons to divide.

CV

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017

Okay Space Gallery “Philly VS New York” with Schoolly D, NYC

2016

La Petite Mort “Reified Raiments” NYC 


2015

No Romance Galleries "A Circle Unbroken: Tributes In Pattern" NYC


AyzArts "Potemkin Towers And The Eternal Recurrence" NYC

2013

Great Jones Space "Am I Black Enough?" with Schoolly D, NYC


CoLab Projectspace “Broken Records: A Portrait Of Obsession” NYC

2011

Con Artist “Potemkin Room: A Cathartic Revision” NYC

2009

bOb Gallery “Uniquely Depressing, Utterly Inspiring” NYC

Focus Studios Gallery “Strange Attractor” NYC

 
Group Exhibitions and Collaborations

2018

Glasgow Centre For Contemporary Arts “Glasgow Zine Fair” Scotland

2017

Best World “Plus One” NYC

Northside Festival Of Willaimsburg “The Path” NYC

2016

Satellite Art Fair with Gallery Sensei for Art Basel Miami

Gallery Sensei at Showroom Louis Bontemps “Maverick Expo” for FIAC ParisA Gallery Sensei at Noho Studios “Maverick Expo” for Frieze London

Boston Center For The Arts “Future Arts” Boston, MA

“No Commission Art Fair” NYC

Art16 Fair with Start Foundation, London

Superchief Gallery “Pearly’s Beauty Salon” Los Angeles, CA

Doyle Auction House “Brooklyn’s The Borough” Curated by Robert Aloia and Melissa McCaig- Welles, NYC

Gallery Sensei at 208 Bowery “Maverick Expo” For Frieze NYC, with American Medium, bitforms, Silvershed, and Postmasters

2015

MoMa/ PS1 “New York Art Book Fair” with Paper Work NYC

Roxbury Arts Group “Small Works” Roxbury, NY

AplusA Gallery "Rob Pruitt's Flea Market" for The 56th Venice Biennale

Parlor Gallery "Spell Check" Asbury Park, NJ

Pulse Fair with Braddock Tiles/ SWOON Studio, for Armory Week NYC

Mama Gallery "Love/ War" curated by Mint & Serf and Paper Work NYC, Los Angeles

2014

City Bird Gallery "Natural High" NYC

Select Fair with Braddock Tiles/ SWOON Studio, for Art Basel Miami

Tibet House "Art For Tibet 5" NYC

Rox Galley "Polish" NYC

High Line Loft Gallery "Trip The Lights Fantastic" curated by Natalie Kates, NYC

No Romance Galleries "We Do Our Part" curated by Osiel Rojas, NYC

Bleecker Street Arts Club "Support, Therapy, and Instability" NYC

2013

Select Fair with Con Artist Gallery, for Art Basel Miami

Bottleneck Gallery "Home Sweet Home" NYC

"AS | AP" curated by Jill Conner, NYC

Rox Gallery "None Of Us Is Greater Than All Of Us" curated by Mint and Serf, NYC

SCOPE Fair with Parlor Gallery, NYC

Con Artist "Slap: Adhesives & Egos. A DIY Sticker Exhibition" NYC

Parlor Gallery “Old Friends & New Work” Asbury Park, NJ

2012

“Anonymous Shop” by Anonymous Gallery for Miami Art Basel

Tibet House “Art For Tibet 4” NYC

Volcom "Dyezu Reunion Exhibition" Tokyo

Smart Clothes Gallery “Improvise Combustion” NYC

No Romance Gallery “No Ends” curated by Osiel Rojas, NYC

Parlor Gallery “Fun Is The Law” Asbury Park, NJ

Anonymous Gallery “Casa De Empeno ” NYC

Anonymous Gallery “Casa De Empeno” Mexico City

WhiteBox Gallery “Outlaw” NYC 

2011

“DUMBO Arts Festival” mural collaboration with David Ellis, NYC

Joshua Liner Gallery “Art For Tibet 3” NYC

“Atlantic Avenue Art Walk” mural collaboration with Chris Mendoza, NYC

Parlor Gallery “Blah, Blah, Blah” Asbury Park, NJ

Parlor Gallery “Terrible Twos” Asbury Park, NJ

Chelsea Chapter “Well Hung” NYC, curated by Mint and Serf

2010

Anonymous Gallery “N’ap Boule” NYC

Joshua Liner Gallery “Barnstormers” NYC

Affordable Art Fair, featured artist installation, NYC

"Willoughby Windows" NYC, installation with Chris Mendoza

Union Gallery “Art For Tibet 2” NYC

“Atlantic Avenue Art Walk” mural collaboration with Chris Mendoza, NYC

“Re:form School” NYC

2009

Standard Downtown “Blueprint For F.A.M.E.” curated by Julie Machado, LA, CA

NYSAT Public Art Installations, NYC

“The Drop +2012” NYC

“Atlantic Avenue Art Walk” NYC

Ace Hotel New York, permanent room installations, NYC

The Puffin Room Gallery “The Playground” NYC

2008

Alt Space Gallery “Loaded Deck” Miami, FL

Deitch Studios LIC “Naturally Delicious” mural collaboration with avaf, NYC

2006

“What Moves You Miami” Miami Beach, FL, with Inkheads, Vulcan, Maya Hayuk, Friends With You, Jamil GS, and Momo

2005

“Atlantic Avenue Art Walk” mural installation with Barnstormers, NYC

2003

Cuchifritos Gallery “Bazzar” curated by Jose Parla, NYC

“Working People” public art installation with Inkheads and Barnstormers, Binghamton, NY

2002

Annex Gallery “Chance By Choice” For Art Basel Miami

Albion Hotel “Extensions Of The Spectacle” Miami Beach, FL, with Inkheads, Barnstormers, and HVW8

Creek Hotel “ Signature Series” permanent room Installation, Miami Beach, FL

1999

DUMBO Arts Festival “Try This Somewhere” NYC

“Artist and Computer” NYC, with Jose Parla

Youngblood Gallery "Inkheads" Atlanta, GA

Modern Primitive Gallery “Personal Alphabet” Atlanta, GA

113 Gallery “Sporadic Germination” NYC

1998

Modern Primitive Gallery “Inkheads” Atlanta, GA

Andy Dick’s Circus of Freaks, LA, CA


Commercial Clients and Commissions

MTV/ Viacom, Universal Pictures, Weiden Kennedy, Arnold Worldwide, Neverstop Cultural Engineers, Scion/ Toyota, Hugo Boss, Express/ The Limited, 7 For All Mankind, Ace Hotels, Bimini Big Game Club (Bahamas), Creek Hotel (Miami Beach), Warlock Records, Giant Step Records, Miami Light Project, Art In Public Places of Miami, Vitro Agency, Newcastle Brown Ale, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Virgin Mobile, Sephora, Ray Ban, Luxotica, Global Grind, Playboy Magazine, Miller Coors Brewing


Press

Creators/ Vice by Nathaniel Ainey 2017, Okayplayer by Kevito 2017, Cluster Wall 2017, Whitewall Magazine by Shonquis Moreno 2015, “Lideres” hosted by Julio Cesar Garcia, NTN24 News Network. 2015, StretArtNYC 2015, Liam McMullan Company 2015 ,Widewalls 2015, 12oz Prophet 2015, Waave + Dada 2015, Purple Diary 2015, Kates Projects 2014, Riddim Magazine 20th Anniversary Issue (Japan) by Yutaman 2013, Whitehot Magazine 2013, Animal New York 2013, The Huffington Post 2012, Vandalog 2012, Dossier Magazine 2012, Style Curator by Natalie Kates 2012, Riddim Magazine 2011, SGU by Osvaldo Chance Jimenez 2012, 2011, On- Verge Magazine 2011, WhiteHot Magazine 2011,  Art Cards 2010, Juxtapose Magazine by Joey Garfield 2009, Tank Magazine by Francesca Gavin 2009, Complex Online 2009, V Magazine 2003, Binghamton Press and Sun 2003, FHM 2002, Atlanta Journal Constitution by Jerry Cullum 1999, Creative Loafing 1998, TWN Magazine 1996, Exito Magazine 1996, Miami Herald by Helen L Kohen 1995


Works Published

Art News, Fabrik, RIPP Magazine, Big Magazine, Elle Magazine, Prophecy Magazine, Vibe Magazine, WWD, DNR, WeAr, Metro Pop, Elemental, Relax (Japan), Refill (Ausralia), BBM (Milan)


Books

"Manifold Machinations: Tribute Refined" by Pablo Power, 2015, published by No Romance Galleries

"Beneath the Streets" by Matthew Litwack and JURNE, 2014

"Support, Therapy, and Instability" featuring texts by Cat Marnell and Carlo McCormick, 2013

“The Wynwood Walls and Doors” featuring texts by Jeffery Deitch and Ethel Seno, 2012

“Stuck Up Piece Of Crap: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art” by DB Burkeman, 2011

“Vandal Squad” by Joseph Rivera, 2008


Film

“Lideres” hosted by Julio Cesar Garcia, NTN24 News Network. 2015

“Scratching Windows” by Kenneth Eng, An episode of WNET/ PBS series “Reel New York” 2000


Education

School of Visual Arts, NYC
Parsons School of Design, NYC
Design And Architecture Senior High Miami, FL


Born

1975 Silver Spring, MD

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