RUAS DE SÃO PAULO:
A BENEFIT ART AUCTION

Sponsored by Brazil Foundation
and Jonathan LeVine Gallery

The Newspace
530 W 21st Street, NYC

January 31, 2007 through January 31, 2007

 

 

RUAS DE SÃO PAULO: A BENEFIT ART AUCTION

Hosted by BrazilFoundation and Jonathan LeVine Gallery
JANUARY 31, 2007: 7pm -10pm
JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY REPRESENTED ARTISTS AND BRAZIL FOUNDATION RAISE FUNDS FOR BRAZILIAN STREET ARTISTS’ CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

NEW YORK (January, 2007) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery and BrazilFoundation will host Ruas de São Paulo: A Benefit Art Auction on January 31, 2007 from 7pm to 10pm at The Newspace, located at 530 West 21st Street in Chelsea. The benefit is organized to raise funds for eight Brazilian street artists from São Paulo and Choque Cultural Gallery representatives to participate in a multi-tiered cultural immersion in New York City. Artists will raise awareness of Brazilian art and culture through community outreach and educational events. Projects include a public mural project, live painting demonstration and art exhibition, and Brazilian-themed celebrations. Proceeds from the event will go to BrazilFoundation and to support travel and lodging for the group of visiting Brazilian artists.

The open-invite fundraiser will feature an open bar with beer and mixed drinks from Sambazon and Beleza Pura, music, a silent auction and an “equal opportunity” art raffle including prints, books and original pieces from Jonathan LeVine Gallery artists.  Jonathan LeVine Gallery artists are donating works exclusively for this auction event to support this international arts community.

The Silent Auction can be previewed online Monday, January 29th at www.jonathanlevinegallery.com/fundraiser. Online bidders can place their maximum bids until January 31st at 4:00pm, at which time the online auction will close. Auction participants at the event will have until 10pm to place their final bids.

Admission is $30* (minimum donation) and includes a personalized "BrazilFoundation friend card." Besides contributing towards a better Brazil, cardholders will benefit from special rewards offered by the friends of BrazilFoundation campaign partners, including restaurants and business in New York City and others across the country. All door proceeds to benefit the BrazilFoundation.

Capacity for this event is limited and pre-registration online via credit card is strongly encouraged to guarantee admittance.  Admission at the door is cash only and will be on a space-available basis. Pre-register via the Friend of Brazil link on: http://brazilfoundation.org.

Inspired by a trip to Brazil in April of 2006, Jonathan LeVine began orchestrating the project. This cultural exchange will provide opportunities for Brazilian mural painters to interact with other artists in the community,” commented Jonathan LeVine, “And for the public to learn more about Brazilian street art and culture.”

 

ABOUT RUAS DE SÃO PAULO: A SURVEY OF BRAZILIAN STREET ART
Ruas de São Paulo: A Survey of Brazilian Street Art, featuring artists Boleto, Fefe, Highraff, Kboco, Onesto, Speto, Titi Freak, and Zezão. This landmark exhibition will be on view February 17th through March 17, 2007 in a newly expanded gallery space, which will cover approximately 4500 square feet. An Opening Reception will be held on February 17th, 2007, from 6p.m. to 9p.m. at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.
 

 

ABOUT BRAZIL FOUNDATION
Mission statement: generating resources for programs that promote social change in Brazil. BrazilFoundation mobilizes resources and talent to contribute to the improvement of social conditions in Brazil. We act as a bridge between the U.S. and Brazil -- capturing donations from individuals and socially responsible corporations in the U.S. and transferring them to social programs throughout Brazil. We are building a new philanthropic network that can transform the lives of impoverished children and adults in Brazil, while simultaneously inspiring new strategies to combat Brazilian social problems. BrazilFoundation's goal is to finance and support projects that act in five areas: education, public health, human rights, citizenship and culture.

From our offices in New York and Rio de Janeiro, BrazilFoundation accomplishes its mission through direct fundraising, educational events and project development. The foundation offers tax advantages to donors in the U.S. according to Section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, which permits donations for charitable ends to be deducted from personal and corporate income taxes.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

AJ Fosik

AJ Fosik was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. In 2003, he received a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York City. He is currently based in Portland, Oregon. Fosik’s work has been exhibited in galleries across the country including New York, Philadelphia, Miami and San Francisco. He has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Brooklyn Rail and Tokion. In 2011, Fosik was commissioned by Mastodon to create artwork for the cover of their album, The Hunter. The band’s music video featured the artist working in his studio on the piece.

Adam Wallacavage

Adam Wallacavage was born in 1969. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he received a BFA in Photography in 1995. In 2001, Wallacavage taught himself the art of ornamental plastering and began making octopus shaped chandeliers. His chandeliers have been exhibited in galleries in São Paulo, Rome, London, Miami, Los Angeles, Vienna and New York. In 2012, Wallacavage had a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance titled Shiny Monsters. His chandeliers have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine and TIME Magazine. Beyond making sculptural works, Wallacavage is also an accomplished photographer. In 2006, Gingko Press published Monster Size Monsters, a book documenting fifteen years of his photography.

Alex Gross

Alex Gross was born in 1968 in Roslyn Heights, New York. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California. In 1990, he received a BFA with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2007, Gross’ work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. Gross is a recipient of the prestigious Artist Fellowship from the Japan Foundation, and several faculty grants from Art Center College of Design. In 2007, Chronicle Books published his first monograph, The Art of Alex Gross. Gingko Press published his second monograph, Discrepancies, in 2010 and a collection of his cabinet card series in 2012, called Now and Then.

Andy Kehoe

Andy Kehoe was born in 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he currently lives and works. In 2003, he received a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Chicago and Portland.

Camille Rose Garcia

Camille Rose Garcia was born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in the generic suburbs of Orange County, visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows with the other disenchanted youth of that era. Her paintings of creepy cartoon children living in wasteland fairy tales are critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias, blending nostalgic pop references with a satirical slant on modern society. Creative influences include Phillip K. Dick, William Burroughs, Henry Darger, and Walt Disney. In 2007, her work was the subject of a mid-career survey at the San Jose Museum of Art. The retrospective, entitled Tragic Kingdom: The Art of Camille Rose Garcia, was the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. She has pieces in the permanent collection there, as well as in the Los Angeles Museum of Art. The artist currently lives and works in the Pacific Northwest.

Dan Kennedy

 


DAN KENNEDY

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1979-83           Ontario College of Art, A.O.C.A.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2006                 Dust of Oblivion, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

       
                        The Voice Mansion (Yammerhead’s return), solo, Art Galleryof Peel, Ontario

 

Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif., Oct.

 

Richard Goodhall Gallery, Manchester, UK, group

 

2005                 Kidnapped, Edward Day Gallery,Toronto, ON., solo, November

 

2004                 Foreverland, C-Pop Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, solo

 

That Obscure Object Of Desire, Cambridge Gallery, Cambridge, ON., group

 

2003                 Factory Broken Melody, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, ON., solo

 

Brilliant Disguise, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, B.C, solo

          

2002                                  The Dark Side Of Happy, Stratford Gallery, group,  

 

Shack of Deals, Cambridge Gallery, Cambridge, ON, solo

 

2001                 Harvest, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, ON., solo

 

2000                                  Widescreen, Sable-Castelli Gallery,Toronto, ON., solo

 

                        Intermission, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, B.C, solo

 

                        Caught, Niagara Artists Company (N.A.C.), 2 person show,

                        St. Catherines, ON.

 

                        Anti-Aging, Dan Kennedy and Homer Watson , Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery      

 

1999                                  Phantom Empire , Perpetual Crisis: New art for the end of the century,

                        Hamilton Artists Inc., solo, catalogue  essay - John Massier

 

1998                 Deluxe, Lonsdale Gallery, group, Tor., ON.

 

1997                 White Water Gallery, group, North Bay, Ont.

 

1994                 In a Language of Distance (Whispering Pines Motor Inn),

White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON., solo,

 

1993                 Departure and Passage (The indeterminancies of mobility),

The Gallery, University of Toronto, solo

 

 


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

 

 
Ontario Arts Council Grant                     2005,2003,1997,1993,1989

Toronto Arts Council Grant                     2001,1999,1996            

Canada Council B Grant                         2004,1998,1996            

Canada Council, Project Grant               1995,1994,1991            

Governor General Medal, O.C.A              1983    


BIBLIOGRAPHY


Peter Goddard, Outspoken Images, The Star, Nov.23, 2005

Betty Ann Jordan,”Kidnapped”, Toronto Life, Nov., 2005

M. Ola, On the wall, Detroit News, Nov. 2004

R. Simpson, “Foreverland”,The South End, Nov. 8, 2004

Catherine Osborne, "Occupying The Vacuum", Dan Kennedy, National Post, Oct. 4, 2003

"Dan Kennedy", Bits Magazine, Sept. 17, 2003

Adriana Barton, “Pop persuasion”, Where Vancouver, Jan./Feb. 2003

Amanda Aikman, What’s On, The Other Press, Vancouver, Feb. 2003

Gordon Hatt, “Shack of Deals”, Cambridge Gallery ,catalogue essay, 2002

Ryan Bigge, “Everything falls apart”, Broken Pencil, Winter 2002

Corrinna Ghaznavi, Canadian Art magazine, review, March 2002

Annie Tucker, “Commercial Unconscious”, Juxtapoz magazine, feature article, Jan. 2001

Bethany Green, “Caught traps viewers”, Brock Press,  Oct.2, 2001

Michael Scott “Intermission”, Vancouver Sun, , July 25, 2000

Seven Days,“Intermission”, Vancouver Sun, July 6, 2000

Bryne Mclauglin, Intermission, Fast Forward Canadian Art Magazine, Spring, 2000

Robert Enright, “Master of the Overload”, Border Crossings, winter, 2000

Robert Reid, Anti-Aging, The Record, Review, March 30,2000

Clint Roenisch, Anti-Aging, Dan Kennedy & Homer Watson, Kitchener-Waterloo gallery, March 2000

John Massier,The Unreal Thing, Dan Kennedy, Catalogue Essay-Perpetual Crisis:New art for the end of the

century, Hamilton Artists Inc., July 1999

Anya Wassenberg, Anti-aging , Dan Kennedy & Homer Watson, Lola Magazine,  winter 2000

Mixlist,Dan Kennedy, Phantom Empire, MIX Magazine , spring 1999

Upcoming , Fugitive Lodge, Dan Kennedy, Parallelogram, Jan. 1993

 

 

Daniel Martin Diaz

DANIEL MARTIN DIAZ

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2006             Solo Exhibition, Billy Shire Fine Arts, Culver City, CA 

                              Group Exhibition, Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005             Death Unto Life, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

2004             Visions of Divine Providence, Perihelion Arts Gallery, Pheonix, Arizona

                      La Luz De Jesus, Hollywood, CA

2002             La Luz De Jesus, Hollywood, CA

2001            Shemer Art Center, Pheonix, Arizona

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2004           Works from the Permanent Collection, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, AZ

                    Ghost Town, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

                    Things with Wings, M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

                    Devotional Art, Self-Help Graphics Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003           Two Person show with Chris Mars, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

                   New Prints 2004/Winter, International Print Center, New York, NY

                   Roq La Rue, Seattle, WA

                   Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                   Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
                   Homage to Father Kino, International, Italy, Mexico, and the USA

                   Visionary and Fantastic Art, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia

2002          Milagros, CPOP, Detroit, MI

                   Castle Kuenburg, Payerbach, Austria

                    La Luz De Jesus, Hollywood, CA

2001           Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

                    Two person show with Joel Peter Witkin, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                     La Luz De Jesus, Hollywood, CA

2000            Spiritual 2000, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE

                     Art Beyond Borders Exhibition, Galerie Riefel, Wien, Austria

                     Shamanic Exhibition, Rosemary Court Gallery, Sarasota, FL

                      Museum and Acadamy of the Visionary Arts, Payerbach, Austria

                      International Exhibition, Grillparzerhof Linz, Austria

1999             Visions V, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY

                      Spiritual 99, National Juried Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE

                       Art as a Sanctuary, Grace St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Tucson, AZ

                       Tongues of Fire 30th Anniversary, Biblical Arts Museum, Dallas, TX

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2004                The Virgin of Juarez, feature film directed by Kevin James Dobson, Self-Help  Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

2003               PBS Documentary on Alzheimer’s Disease, “The Forgetting”

                        Warner Bros/Atlantic Records, Album art for Multi-Platinum band P.O.D.

                        Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University

                        New Zealand Feature Film, “Orphans and Angeles”

2002                San Antonio De Padua, Catholic Church, Guaymas, Mexico

 

 

SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

PBS, Warner Bros/Atlantic Records, Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine, MTV-2, Juxtapoz Magazine, Low Rider Magazine, Graphic Design USA, Shade Magazine, 3x3 Magazine, HM The Hard Music Magazine, "Orphans and Angels," New Zealand Feature Film, Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art Book Vol. I and II, Cincinnati City Beat, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies - UofA, Weekly Planet - Florida, New American Paintings, Equilibrium Magazine - Hungry, Alter Ego, Christianity and the Arts, New American Paintings, Wave Magazine, Feature Film "The Virgin of Juarez".

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Laguna Art Museum / Orange County Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, Shemer Art Center and Museum, New Mexico State University, San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church - Sonora, Mexico, US Santa Barbara Library-Caridad Archive of Chicano Printmaking in California, Huntington Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Galeria Sin Fronteras / Austin, Texas, The Gerald Buck Collections Self-Help Graphic's Traveling Exhibition Print Program, Mexican Fine Art Center Museum, Permanent Collection, Chicago, and the Instituto Cultural de Baja California.

 

BOOK PUBLICATION

TRIGINTA UNO DIES, Thirty-One Drawings in Thirty-One Days, Published by La Luz de Jesus Press, Distributed by Last Gasp.

 

AWARDS

Book Design - TRIGINTA UNO DIES, AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARDS, Graphic Design USA, Best of 2003 Illustration Annual Winners, Sponsored by 3x3 Magazine.


 

Daniel Peacock


DANIEL PEACOCK

 

EDUCATION

 

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2005                Proof Denies Faith, 2 person show with AJ Fosik, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

                        Cannibal Flower Art Show, presented by Juxtapoz Magazine, Copro Nason, Culver City, CA

                        Pop Pluralism, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

                        Everything but the Kitschen Synk, La Luz de Jesus, Hollywood, CA

                        I Am 8 Bit, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA

                        Modern Love II, MModern Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2004                Opening Exhibition, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA

                        Flip, Flop, and Fly, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

                        Tree Trimmings: The Ornament Show, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                        Things with Wings, MModern Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

                        Ghost Town, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

                        Two Person Show with Dean Styers, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003                The Uncertainty Principle, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

                        Three for Fall, La Luz de Jesus, Hollywood, CA

2001                Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists, La Luz de Jesus, Hollywood, CA

                        Four Mation, La Luz de Jesus, Hollywood, CA

 

SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

InLiquid.com, Gallery Guide, Juxtapoz Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, LA Weekly, Fort90.com, Tragicbliss,  NonStarving Artists, Game Informer, The Weekly Press at Philly1.com, revelationart.com,  gmtPlus9, insertcredit.com, Newstrove, altpick.com, artbeatstreet

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES

MTV, Society of Illustrators, Florida Art Gallery, LA Times, LA Weekly, KCRW

 

COMMISSIONS

Illustrations for CD, Poster, and Movie Trailer for public radio station KCRW’s new “Sounds Ecclectic 3”


 

Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper was born in 1967 in a small fishing village in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is currently based in Ottawa, with his wife and two children. Cooper is a self-taught artist, inspired by artistic mentors in his youth. He enjoyed a successful career in the American underground comic scene of the late 1990’s as the author/illustrator of award-winning graphic novels and as a designer, producer, and creator in the field of animation. In 2003, the artist decided to focus his energies on oil painting and refining his fine art. In the years since, his artwork has been exhibited at galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. He has released two books featuring his oil paintings and a third is on the way, with introductions written by Hollywood celebrity collectors including comedic actor David Cross, as well as filmmakers David Cronenberg and the Oscar-nominated writer/director of Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro.

David Choe

David Choe was born in 1976, raised in Los Angeles and is of Korean descent. He is one of the most diverse and prolific artists working today. Choe’s art, photos, and writing have been featured in Giant Robot, and Vice magazine among numerous other publications. His extensive client list includes Marvel Comics, Levi’s, IBM, and Nike. Choe’s three self-published, comic/journal/novellas: Bruised Fruit, Cursiv & Slow Jams have received awards and are sold out editions. David Choe’s works have been exhibited in galleries internationally. He is also one of the youngest artists ever to have a solo show at MOCA.  A trailer of the new documentary “Dirty Hands: The Art and Life of David Choe”, is available on view at www.dirtyhandsmovie.com.

Doze Green

Doze Green was born in 1964 in New York City. In 1976, he began painting subway cars and became one of the original b-boy members of the Rock Steady Crew. Soon after, he transitioned from graffiti to studio work and mural commissions. In 2010, audio of an interview with Green discussing his work along with a slideshow of his images was featured in The New York Times. Recent projects include a large-scale mural during São Paulo fashion week in Brazil, as well as Crossroads of Humanity, a public mural located at CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Eric White

Eric White was born in 1968 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. White currently lives and works in New York City.  He has served as adjunct professor at The School of Visual Arts since 2006. In 2010, White received a Painting Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. White’s work has been featured in exhibitions in museums including the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York, the Laguna Art Museum in California and MACRO Museum in Italy. His work has also been exhibited extensively in galleries around the world including Copenhagen, Brussels, New York, Miami, Hamburg, Los Angeles and Paris.

Gary Baseman

Gary Baseman was born in 1960 in Los Angeles, California, where he currently resides. In 1982, he received a BA from UCLA in Los Angeles. He works in fine art, illustration, toy design and film/television. Hi works has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Taipei, Bristol, Barcelona, Berlin and São Paulo. In 2013, his first museum survey, Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open, was held at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, a catalog of the exhibition was published by Rizzoli. He also recently had an installation at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, a two-man show at Laguna Art Museum and a performance at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He is the creator and executive producer of Teacher’s Pet, a critically acclaimed animated series and film, winner of multiple Emmy awards. Baseman’s work can be seen in The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and on the best-selling board game Cranium.

Gary Taxali

Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto, Canada. In 1991, Taxali graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD). Taxali is an award winning illustrator and his fine artwork has been exhibited in galleries in the United States and Europe as well as museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Contemporary Art Museum in Rome. In 2011, two books of his work were released: Mono Taxali, published by 279 Editions, and I Love You, OK?, published by teNeues. In 2012, The Royal Canadian Mint released a special edition of six 25¢ coins which feature Taxali’s artwork and typography.

James Marshall (Dalek)

James Marshall is a painter who currently lives and works in North Carolina. He was raised in a military family who moved frequently along the East Coast throughout his childhood and later lived in Hawaii and Japan. In his youth, Marshall turned to punk rock, skateboarding and graffiti subcultures for inclusion and identity. His Space Monkey character was born out of graffiti, which he discovered in 1994 in the rail yards of California and later in Chicago. After an education in anthropology and sociology, followed by receiving a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995, Marshall worked under the name Dalek to merge street art with influences from animation, Japanese pop, and the energy of the urban punk scene. In 2001, he reached a major turning point in his studio practice while working as an assistant/apprentice to the world-renowned artist Takashi Murakami. Marshall’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across North America, Europe and Japan.

Jeff Soto

Jeff Soto was born in 1975 in Fullerton, California. He currently lives and works in Riverside, California. In 2002, he graduated with distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In 2008, his work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum titled Turning in Circles. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and Europe. Soto has been featured in numerous publications and published two monographs: Potato Stamp Dreams in 2005 and Storm Clouds in 2008.

Jim Houser

Jim Houser was born in 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city where he currently resides. He is a self-taught artist and an honorary member of the Philly-based artist collective Space1026. In 2005, Gingko Press released a monograph entitled Babel: Jim Houser. In 2010, Houser released a vinyl record of instrumental music composed to accompany his installations; the songs are currently available on iTunes. Houser’s collages, paintings and installations have been exhibited in institutions such as the Laguna Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Paris, Sydney and São Paulo. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jonathan Viner


JONATHAN VINER

Born 1976 New York

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1998                Rhode Island School of Design

 

EXHIBITIONS

2008                Target Practice, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, January 2008 

2006                Friendly Fire, 4 person show with Ray Caesar, AJ Fosik and

                            Dan Kennedy, Berman Turner Projects, Los Angeles

                        The Attacker's Move, Jonathan LeVine Gallery

2005                Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers, 2 person show with

                            Donovan Crosby, Jonathan LeVine Gallery,
                        New York, NY

                        Pop Pluralism, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

2004                Big Men and Little Cars, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

                        A Complex Conspiracy: Schemes Within Schemes,

                             2 person show with Ray Caesar, Tin Man Alley, 
                        Philadelphia, PA

                        Of Hunter-Gatherers, 2 person show with Chris Ryniak,

                             Fuse Gallery, NYC

                        PG-13, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                        The Age of Aquarius, Summer Solstice Group Show,           

                              CoproNason Gallery, Culver City, CA

                        The 595 Show, Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA

                        Misdirection, Lineage Gallery, Burlington, VT

                        Ghost Town, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

                        The Juxtapoz Magazine NYC Group Show,

                                Fuse Gallery, NYC

                        Then and Now, Rhode Island School of Design,

                                Providence, RI

                        Parallel Universe, Objex Artspace Miami during Art Basel

                        Artistic Utopia, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003                Origin, Rocket Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

                        Robots have feelings too, Culture Cache, San Francisco, CA

                        45th Annual Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

                        Illustration: Personal Responses in a Public World,

                                  Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin Eauclaire

                        The Uncertainty Principle: Adventures in Ambiguity,

                                  Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

2002                Tall Tales of Death, Dabora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                        Bullseye, Tin Man Alley, New Hope, PA

                        Ten Fold, The Project Gallery, New York, NY

  

SELECTED PRESS

 

2004                Juxtapoz Magazine, July/August

                        Print Magazine, March/April

2003                Art Matters, January

                        Philadelphia Style, Jan./Feb.

2002                The Weekly Press, December

 

CLIENT LIST

 

Playboy, Rolling Stone, Simon & Schuster, Oxford American Magazine, Men’s Journal, Darwin, MTS Inc/Tower Records, Smart Partner, Assets International, Creative Arts Book Co., The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, CMP Media LLC, Elektra Records, The Net Economy, Telecombusiness Magazine, Red Herring, Information Week, Pace Communication, InfoWorld, Suissa Miller Advertising, Internet World Magazine, Cahner’s, Southern Poverty Law Center,  Business Week, Forbes, Bernhardt Fudyman Design, Savoy, Hadassah, The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, Brown University Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Boston Magazine, etc.

 

 

 

                       

 

Josh Agle (Shag)

Josh Agle, also known as Shag (a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last) was born in 1962. He is a painter, illustrator and designer, currently based in Los Angeles. Agle has had numerous gallery exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. His work has been featured in museums such as the Laguna Art Museum in California, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pennsylvania and the Naples Museum of Contemporary Art in Italy. Agle’s exhibitions have been reviewed by The New York Times’ critics Ken Johnson and Roberta Smith. His artwork has been published in several books, been the subject of a documentary film, as well as a musical.

Liz McGrath


LIZ MCGRATH

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2005                Solo Exhibit, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

                        Pop Pluralism, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

2004                Art on the Frontier, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

                        Monsters A GO GO, Roq la Rue, Seattle, WA

                        Juxtapoz NYC Group Art Show, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY

                        Ghost Town, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

                        Illuminated Delusions, MModern Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

                        Nightmare on 18th Street, hosted by the Pandemonium Collective at the 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA

                        MF Gallery’s 2nd Annual Group Halloween Show, MF Gallery, New York, NY

                        Benefit Group show for the West Memphis Three, Perihelion Arts, Phoenix, AZ

                        Qeedrophonic, A group art show featuring the Qee figure, Tokyo, Japan

                        Group show, Tower Framing and Design Gallery, Sacramento, CA

                        100 Artists See Satan, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

                        Characters by Design, Grey Matters Gallery, Dallas, TX

                        Qeedrophonic, Ox-Op Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

                        50 Caliber, Tower Framing and Design Gallery, Sacramento, CA

                        Rated XX Group Show, Ox-Op Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

                        The Rawk Art Show, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX

                        Sirens, C-Pop Gallery, Detroit, MI

                        7th Annual Group Show, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

                        In Honor of the Beheading of St. Valentine, CoproNason Gallery, Culver City, CA

                        Big Men in Little Cars, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

2003                Toy Show, MF Gallery, New York, NY

                        The Greatest Album Covers that Never Were, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                        The Haunted Doll House, CoproNason Gallery, Culver City, CA

                        Paintings and Sculpture with Helen Garber, Roshambo Winery, Healdsburg, CA

                        Woodstock Tattoo and Body Arts Festival, Hawthorn Gallery Modern Art Visionary Exhibit, Woodstock, NY

                        Cruel and Unusual: A Benefit for the West Memphis Three, sixspace gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                        Rude G! Murder Mystery Mayhem: A Fundraising for Rude Guerilla Theater Company, Rude Guerilla Theater
                        Company, Santa Ana, CA

                        High on Life: Transcending Addiction, The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

                        Vicious Delicious and Ambitious, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY

                        Ed Big Daddy Roth Tribute, CoproNason Gallery, Culver City, CA

                        Feathered Friends, MOTEL, Portland, OR

                        Lovely: A Benefit Group Show for “Youth Speaks”, Club 6, San Francisco, CA

                        Vicious Delicious and Ambitious, Perihilion Arts, Phoenix, AZ

                        Experimental Toy Skelton, Covivant, Tampa, FL

                        Sci-Fi Western, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002                Pirate Booty: The Art of Mates and Wenches, sixspace gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                        Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

                        Alive and Well AIDS Alternatives, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

                        Juxtapoz Exhibition, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                        ….everything that creeps, Solo Exhibit, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

                        The Scintillating Six, Bink Gallery, Portland, OR

                        Circus, Carnival, Freaks and Oddities, C-POP Gallery, Detroit, MI

2001                Clown Oil and Snake Eyes, CoproNason Gallery, Culver City, CA

                        The Frankenstein Surf Shack, Roq la Rue, Seattle, WA

                        Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

                        Milk Blood, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

2000                The Definitive Retrospective, CoproNason Gallery, Culver City, CA

                        Metro Madness, CoproNason Gallery, Culver City, CA

                        Intoxication Show, The Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA

                        Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

                        Low Brow Art, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, CA

1999                Leeteg Tribute Show, CoproNason Gallery, Culver City, CA

                        Group Show, Huntington Beach Art Center Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA

                        Kittens ‘N’ Cads, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                        Hollywood Satan, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                        Best of the West, 001 Gallery, Hollywood, CA                       

 

 

 

SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

LA Alternative Press, Visions, Paper Magazine, City Pages, Metro Times, Real Detroit, Juxtapoz Magazine, The Face Magazine, New Wave, Anthem Magazine, CSNA, Jointz, Skratch, Destroy All Monthly, Gothic Lolita, Swag, LA Weekly, LA Times, Cthulhu Sex, Chaotic Order,  Baltimore Sun, Baracude Magazine, Tear Magazine, Lowdown, Taste Like Chicken, Burnout, Downtown News, Glue Magazine, City Link, Fizz, Get Underground Webzine

Vicious Delicious and Ambitious: Ladies of Lowbrow Art, by Sherri Cullison, Published by Schifffer Qeedrophonic, Edited by Tom Hazelmyer  Pop Surrealism – the rise of Underground Art, edited by Kirsten Anderson, Published by Last Gasp and Ignition Publishing     100 Artists See Satan, a catalog from the Grand Central Art Center

 

 

 

Mario Martinez (Mars-1) 

Mario Martinez (Mars-1) was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1977. At the age of 13, he began writing graffiti in his hometown of Fresno. He later attended Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he currently lives and works; remaining heavily active in the city’s contemporary art scene. His unique imagery explores possibilities of otherworldly existence through highly developed, multi-layered landscapes. Often employing a fuzzy-logic aesthetic, Martinez’s artwork has a sentient appearance, like a tulpa—which in mysticism, is the concept of a materialized thought that manifests into physical form. His unique style has been described as urban-Gothic, sci-fi abstracted, quasi-organic form. Early inspirations include: graffiti, animation, comic book characters, UFOlogy, extraterrestrials, unexplored life, mysteries of the universe, alternate realities and the abstract quality of existence. The true meaning of Martinez’s imagery is ultimately left open to interpretation. The artist feels this brings his creations full-circle, encouraging his audience to decipher the messages he wishes to convey as well as to form ideas of their own.

Mark Dean Veca

Mark Dean Veca was born in 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and received his BFA in Painting at Otis Art Institute in 1985. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan at institutions such as PS1/MOMA, The Drawing Center, The Brooklyn Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Reviews of Veca’s work have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Juxtapoz, Artforum, Art in America, and Flash Art. He received fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts in 1998 and 2002, as well as a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2006.

Matt Haber


MATT HABER

Lives and works in New York, NY


EDUCATION

           

1999-2001                   Rhode Island School of Design

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

1996-1999                   Disney Feature Animation

Summer 2000               Disney Feature Animation

2004-2005                   Fox Animation

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2005                Hand holders, hold on, Black Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2005                Fork in the Road, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

                        Winners, The HiFi Lab, Austin TX
                        The Tree show, Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA
2004                Artistic Utopia, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
                        Under the Influence, Junc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                        Pressure Lines and Graceless Heirs, The Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                        Never Had a Treehouse, Timbrespace, Los Angeles, CA
                        Recent RISD Students, Art Access, Columbus, OH
                        Monon Street Power Collective, Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA
                        Four Strong, Gallery 821, Los Angeles, CA
                        Incidental Contact, CPOP Gallery, Detroit, MI
                        Beyond the Rabbit Hole, Magpie Gallery, San Diego, CA
                        Luckydip, Nicola Donald Studio, Los Angeles, C
2003                Assembly, The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY
                        The Panoramic Project, The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

Murphy Design, Village Voice, Flavorpill, boingboing.com, ecnyc.org, Giant Robot San Fransisco, StrangeCO, inliquid.com L Magazine, Artcal, Flavorpill, Juxtapoz Magazine



 

Nouar  

Nouar graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 2004. She has since lent her time as a traditional background painter for television animation. Recently, she finished working on the first season of Nickelodeon's "Catscratch".  Nouar's work draws largely from early to mid-century animation, illustration, food and advertisement art. Van Bueren cartoons, the Illustrations of Enoch Bolles, Vernon Grant, as well as old cookbooks continually inspire her colorful, humorous, and sometimes dark pieces.

Plankton  

PLANKTON ART CO.

A.K.A. Susan and Allen Crawford

 

EDUCATION
Susan:
Bachelor of Arts,
Richard Stockton College,  1989

Allen:
Bachelor of Arts,
Richard Stockton College,  1990

SELECTED  EXHIBITIONS

 

2005                            Flat Like Me, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

                                    Personal Illustrations, Commercial Visions, Parkland Art Gallery,                                                                 Champaign, IL

                             Hot and Bothered, Vitale Galelry, St. Petersburg, FL

                                    Ladies Room, Vitale Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

                                    He Said She Said, Primary Space, Michigan

                                    Duck!, MoCCA online art exhibit

                                    Pop Pluralism, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

2004                            Ghost Town, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA 

                                    Last Exit to Dreamland, Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL           

2002                       Clean Monsters, Dirty Children, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA

                                    Grey Worldwide, New York, NY

 

COMMISSIONS

 

Allen and Susan’s biggest project to date is the completion of an eight-month, 400-illustration ocean life identification key project for the American Museum of Natural History’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life--"The Blue Whale Room"--which reopened in May 2003. The exhibit is
permanent and will remain in place for the next thirty years.

 

MacSkinz, pod skins

 

Solace snowboard line

 

SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

Huge Magazine, altpick.com, City Link Magazine, crowned.org, boing boing, City Paper, InLiquid.com, Juxtapoz, NJmonthly, Design Observer, Third Wave Revolution Magazine,

 

BOOK PUBLICATION

The Affected Provincial’s Almanack, Vol. 1, written, illustrated, designed, edited, and published by Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsey

*The Affected Provincial’s Almanack, has been picked up by Bloomsbury and will be published in hardcover worldwide in 2006. A film adaptation of his book is also in the works.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Plankton has received numerous art, design and illustration accolades and their work has been featured in several books and magazines.

 

In 1996, Allen's [T-26] typeface Apogee was included in the "Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture" exhibit at The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.

 

Allen Crawford of Plankton Art Co. won “Best of Show” for his entry in the Fourth Annual The Island of Misfit Toys Auction and Benefit hosted by the Seattle chapter of AIGA last November 29, 2001. Crawford’s entry, a "Pet-to-pet translator" titled “Mr. Détente,” was one of twenty-six original toys crafted by artists from around the country. More than $20,000 was raised from the auction to benefit AIGA’s outreach program, Art With Heart.

 

They have sat on panels at conferences and have served as judges for illustration
competitions.

 

Allen occasionally teaches design at his alma mater, Richard Stockton College.

 

Susan and Allen have a background in biology and conservation, and have gone on several dive excursions in Central America, South Africa and Australia, including a cage dive with Great White Sharks.

Both Planktons volunteer thier time conducting reptile and amphibian field surveys for the NJ Dept of Fish and Game.

 

Plankton Art Co. designed and illustrated a 150-page book "You and Me", for Chronicle Books. Designed to be a joint best friend's journal for young girls that kids can fill out facing each other. It has a flipbook animation in the back, and they even designed the keys for the lock. Plankton also illustrated a book cover for Ruggedland Books entitled "Scratch" by Troon McAlister. It features a trademark plankton devil girl on the cover. They even made promotional golf balls with the girl printed on them.

 

CLIENT LIST

Newsweek, E!, National Geographic, Hasbro, The Lincoln Center Theater Review, Giro/Bell Helmets, Chronicle Books, Hersheys, Warner Bros., The Smithsonian Zoo, Comedy Central, Crayola, Target, Random House, Disney, Ride Snowboards, Le Grand Magistery, Mambo and the band Phish.

Randall Sellers

RANDALL SELLERS

Born Lowell, MA, 1969

Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006                Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY (confirmed)

2005                Richard Heller, Santa Monica, CA
2004                Spector, Philadelphia, PA
2004                Miller Block, Boston, MA
2004                Richard Heller, Santa Monica, CA
2003                Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2005                Seventh Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection (traveling exhibition)
                        Precious Little, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
                        Micro Universe, The Lab Gallery, New York, NY
                        Can’t See the Forest, sixspace, Los Angeles, CA
2004                Great (re)Masters, Spector, Philadelphia, PA
                        Import Export, Art Works, Mito, Japan
                        Open Arcadia University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
                        Drawings, Plane Space, New York, NY
                        Drawing II (Selected ), g-module, Paris
2003                Drawing For It, Spector, Philadelphia, PA
                        Inside Out, Richard Heller, Santa Monica, CA
2002                Philly: People, Places and Things, Spector, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

Arauz, Rachael, In Transition: The Civic Ideal in Randall Sellers' Drawing, October, 2003.

 

Philadelphia City Paper, D magazine, art.blogging.la, Philadelphia Weekly, The Seattle Times, Contemporary, Los Angeles Times, Big Red & Shiny, Artnet.com

 

 

Ray Caesar

Ray Caesar was born in 1958 in London. At an early age, his family moved to Toronto, Canada, where he currently resides. From 1977—80 he attended Ontario College of Art, followed by 17 years from 1980—96 working in the art & photography department of the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, documenting disturbing cases of child abuse, surgical reconstruction, psychology, and animal research. Coupled with inspiration from surrealists Kahlo and Dali, Caesar’s experiences at the hospital continue to influence his artwork. His haunting imagery is created digitally using 3D modeling software called Maya, mastered while working in digital animation for television and film industries from 1998—2001. In 1999, Caesar received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Effects in a series.

Scott Musgrove

Scott Musgrove, born in 1966, currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington. He received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. Musgrove works with wood, bronze, oil paint, watercolors, ink and pencil. The artist’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries across the country including in New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Seattle and San Francisco. He has been featured in numerous publications such as The New York Times.

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey was born in 1970, in Charleston, South Carolina, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He received a BA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991. In 1989, Fairey launched an ambitious campaign of stickers and posters featuring a stenciled image of the wrestler Andre the Giant. In the two decades since then, his artwork has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums around the world. Fairey designed the iconic “Hope” graphic for Barack Obama used during the 2007-2008 presidential campaign. In January 2009, during inauguration week, the “Hope” image was acquired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and became part of their permanent collection. In February of 2009, a mid-career survey of Fairey’s work over the past 20 years was the subject of his first major museum exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. In 2010, the show traveled to The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, and Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH. Fairey's work is included in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.

Souther Salazar

Souther Salazar was born in 1978 in Hayward, California and is currently based in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, he received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He utilizes mixed media, found objects and collaged layers of assemblage in his paintings, drawings and sculptures. Salazar’s work transports the viewer into an imaginative world full of flying spacecrafts and lost cities inhabited by a variety of creatures. His whimsical installations encourage exploration and discovery. Salazar’s work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Basel, Tokyo and São Paulo and included at exhibitions in institutions such as the Riverside Art Museum and the Japanese American National Museum, both in California.

Tara McPherson

Tara McPherson was born in San Francisco, California in 1976, and raised in Los Angeles, California and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 2001, she received her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA with honors in Illustration and a minor in Fine Art. McPherson’s artwork has been exhibited around the world and featured in numerous magazines and publications such as The New York Times. As an illustrator, McPherson has created comic art, covers, advertising and editorial illustrations for Warner Brothers, HarperCollins and NIKE among others. She has also produced numerous gig posters for prominent musical artists and bands. In 2006, Dark Horse published Lonely Heart, the first printed collection of her work. Her second monograph, Lost Constellations, was released in 2009 and her third, Bunny in the Moon, in 2012, both published by Dark Horse.

AJ Fosik

 

Alex Gross

 

Andrew Brandou



Chris Mars

 

Daniel Peacock

 

Doze Green

 

Isabel Samaras

 

Jim Houser

 

Jonathan Viner

 

Mark Ryden

 

Mark Dean Veca

 

Matt Haber

 

Plankton  

 

Shepard Fairey

 

Tara McPherson



Todd Schorr



 
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