DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH

– 1969 New Jersey, USA

DEGREES

– BFA Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, CCA, Oakland, CA

THEMES / INSPIRATIONS / INFLUENCES

– Perseverance

– Survival

– Mortality

– Fear

– Alienation

– Strength

– Hope

– Environment

– Pathogens

– Authority

 

TECHNIQUES

 

– Aerosol

– Airbrush

– Collage

– Assemblage

– Painting

– Serigraph

– Stencil

 

FAVORITE PUBLIC SPACES

 

– Centre Pompidou, Paris

– Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

– St. Mark’s Place, New York (circa 1988)

– Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

– Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

– Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

– Banglamphu, Bangkok

– Pirates of the Caribbean, Anaheim, CA

– The Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ

– Las Ramblas, Barcelona

– Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken NJ (circa 1991)

 

GALLERIES / EXHIBITIONS (selection)

 

– Kaaboo Del Mar Art Show, San Diego, CA, September 2016

– The Detroiter, Inner State Gallery + Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA, July 2016

– Nothing Nice, 1AM, San Francisco, CA, July 2016

– No Commissions, par Swizz Beatz, Miami, FL, December 2015

– Dreamers Art Festival 2015, Playa del Carmen, MX, November 2015

– Attack the Block, One Space – Damien Roman Fine Art, NY, NY, September 2015

– Nothing Lasts Forever, 1AM, San Francisco, CA, August 2015

– Atavisms, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA, August 2014

– Memento Mori avec D Young V Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA, September 2013

– TVOT, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, June 2013

– Epilogue, avec D Young V and Hugh Leeman, Hold Up Art, Los Angeles, CA, September 2012

– Pow Wow, Hawaii 2012, Loft in Space, Honolulu, HI, February 2012

– Marxist Glue, Hold Up Art, Los Angeles, CA, October 2010

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

– Paris Street Art, Claude Degoutte, 2016

– The Outlaw Bible of American Art, Alan Kaufman, Last Gasp, 2016

– Stay Up Los Angeles, G. James Daichendt, Cameron + Company 2012

– Designing Obama, Scott Thomas, Post Press 2010

– San Francisco Street Art, Steve Rotman, Prestel Publishing 2009

– Hope, A Collection of Obama Posters and Prints, Hal Elliot Wert, Zenith press 2009

– Art for Obama, Shepard Fairey and Jennifer Gross, Abrams Image, 2009

– Design for Obama, Steven Heller, Aaron Perry Zucker and Spike Lee, Taschen 2009

 

IMPORTANT EVENTS

 

– Seeing Henri Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy at the Metropolitan Art Museum at age 10

– Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, 1977

– Photographing for The New York Times 1992-1997

– Photograph published in Rolling Stone Magazine, 2001

– Lawsuit against Walmart over copyright infringement, 2013

– Election of Barack Obama, 2008

 

MUSICAL ENVIRONMENT

 

– Frank Sinatra (1915 – 1998)

– John Barry Orchestra (1933 – 2011)

– Joe Jackson (1954-)

– Billy Bragg (1957-)

– The Streets (2000 -)

– Bruce Springsteen (1949-)

– The Jam (1970’s – 1980’s)

– Lee Morgan (1938 – 1972)

– Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

– Billie Holiday (1915 – 1959)

– Morrissey (1959-)

– Tom Waits (1949-)

– Pink Floyd (1965-)

– Black Sabbath (1970’s – 1980’s)

 

ARTISTIC ENVIRONMENT

 

– Larry Sultan (1946 – 2009)

– Mike and Doug Starn (1961-)

– Christian Boltanski (1944-)

– Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)

– Anselm Kiefer (1945-)

– Brett Amory (1975-)

– Robert Rauschenberg (1925 – 2008)

– Jasper Johns (1930-)

– Marcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968)

– Barbara Kruger (1945-)

– Conor Harrington (1980-)

 

LITERARY ENVIRONMENT

 

– Jon Krakauer (1954-)

– Hunter S. Thompson (1937 – 2005)

– Gore Vidal (1925 – 2012)

– Robert Reich (1946)

– Spalding Gray (1941 – 2004)

 

CINEMATOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENT

 

– Casablanca, Michael Curtiz, 1942

– Humphrey Bogart (1899 – 1957)

– Chinatown, Roman Polanski, 1974

– Glengary Glen Ross, James Foley, 1992

– Sandra Ng (1965-)

– Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982

– La Jetée, Chris Marker, 1962

– Woody Allen (1935-)

– Beat Takeshi

– James Bond

– Gattaca, Andrew Niccol, 1998

– Chungking Express, Wong Kar-wai, 1995

– Gong Li (1965-)

– Wong Kar-wai (1958-)

– Tony Leung (1962-)

– Albert Brooks (1947-)

– 28 Days Later, Danny Boyle, 2002