Education: 
Loyola Marymount University­
Los Angeles, California
1989-1993,  BA Degree: Fine Arts
Minor:  Spanish

 

SELECTED Public Art, Murals and Projects:

2017   
“Mama y Papa”,
#FacesLA, part of my ongoing public mural campaign, Los Angeles, Ca
“Cuidado Niños Jugando”, commissioned by Mayor Garcetti’s Vision Zero Initiative, Los Angeles, Ca
“The Colors of Unity”, commissioned by Arts Bridging the Gap, Hollywood, Ca
“Trejo Portraits”, commissioned by Trejos Coffee and Donuts, Hollywood, Ca
“Manos A La Obra”, commissioned by Pitzer College for Huerta del Valle community urban farm, Ontario, Ca

2016
”Graffiti Spirit of L.A. Renaissance”
, Arts District Park in collaboration with ArtShare LA, commissioned by District 14/City of LA, Los Angeles, Ca
“Pony Up”, painted public art horse sculpture for the Breeders Cup, in conjunction with the LA Tourism and Convention Board, Los Angeles, Ca
“The Makers”, featured in public art exhibition at Union Station of photographic portraits taken by Todd Gray, sponsored by Metro Art, Los Angeles, Ca
“Reaching for the Tip Top”, public mural commissioned by Hue Festival, Houston, TX
“SLO Motion”, painted public art cow sculpture for SLO Cowparade, San Luis Obispo, Ca
“#ColorOfTheYear”, temporary public mural commissioned by Pantone and Instagram, Venice Beach, Ca
“Milk Man”, painted public art cow sculpture for #MilkLovesArt campaign, sponsored by The California Milk Processor Board, Los Angeles, Ca

2015
“Oriol”,
#FacesLA, part of my ongoing public mural campaign, Echo Park, Ca
“Innergalactic”, public mural commissioned by Contempo Floorings, Los Angeles, Ca
“Graffiti Spirit: Bling!”,  public mural commissioned by La Chuperia, Los Angeles, Ca

2014
 “voLAr”,
#FacesLA, part of my ongoing public mural campaign, Los Angeles, Ca
 “Elephunktl”, public mural commissioned by Red Bull, Los Angeles, Ca

2012
“Graffiti Universe”,
Meeting of Styles Commemorative Mural, Schlachthof in Wiesbaden, Germany 
 See No Evil
, (various murals) featured artist in the UK’s largest street art event in Bristol, UK 
“Graffiti Spirit Over City Hall”,
public mural Downtown LA, Ca
“The Downtown Artist At Large”, #FacesLA, part of my ongoing public mural campaign Downtown LA, Ca
“Graffiti Spirit Headhunting in LA”,  public mural Downtown LA, Ca

2011
 “Natural Beauty”,
 Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
US State Dept.: (various murals) Guest Artist and Keynote Speaker for the U.S. Embassy in Panama
“Continuing Our Invasion of the World”, commission by Dickies Girl, Inc. Los Angeles, Ca

2010
 “They Claim I’m A Criminal”,
public mural for So. Cal Library, Los Angeles, Ca
“Success”, public mural sponsored by the Heart Project and the CRA, Pio Pico Elementary, Los Angeles, Ca

2008
“Somos ALIADOS”,
mural at the University of Queretaro, Guest international artist, Queretaro, Mexico
“Cine Mexicano”, exterior mural commissioned by Dark Light Pictures, Hollywood, Ca
“Re:Generations”, exterior mural commissioned by Capitol Records, Hollywood, Ca

2007
Chicano Park,
collaborative graffiti mural in San Diego, Ca
“Meeting of Styles-LA”, public mural in the Arroyo Seco Confluence with the LA River, Los Angeles, Ca

2006
“The Four Pillars”,
12’x 450’ temporary mural commissioned by the MTA / Gold Line Extension, Boyle Heights, Ca 

2005   
"Art of Harmony"
on-going murals since ‘97, throughout Southern California commissioned by Coca-Cola

2003       
"All City", 450’ long collaborative mural commissioned by DickiesGirl, Los Angeles, Ca
"Sweet Hummingbirds Capturing Our Imagination", public mural, Long Beach, Ca
“VERB. IT’S WHAT YOU DOmural for the The U.S. Dept. of Health and CDC, Long Beach, Ca

2002   
Lladro’s, Award winning Construction Barricade Mural organized by I.C.U. ART, Beverly Hills, Ca                 

2001   
NBA Street/PlayStation 2: Mural Commissioned by Electronic Arts’, Los Angeles, Ca
SharkByte Art: A San Jose Art Experience. 6’ x 4.5’ fiberglass shark sculpture sponsored by IBM, San Jose, Ca
Caesar Chavez Mural in celebration of the first annual Caesar Chavez Day, March 30, 2001, Los Angeles, Ca

1999   
Project Lean,
mural Gabrielino High School, San Gabriel, Ca  
"The Fresh Spot",
community mural at Penny Park, Silver City, New Mexico
 "It Takes A Village", Richardson Community Park (ICU Project), Los Angeles, Ca      

1997
 
SYETP: Long Beach School for Adults, public mural, Long Beach, Ca

1996      
SYETP: "Overcoming Barriers", public mural, Long Beach, Ca

Private Mural Commissions:

2018   
“Somos Raza”,
interior mural for Footaction, Los Angeles, Ca
“The Lady of Belmont”, exterior mural created for PPG Paints national commercial, Los Angeles, Ca

2016   
“One Love”,
collaborative mural with seniors at the Institute On Aging, San Francisco, Ca
“El Chavo y Leche”, celebrating the first Chavo del Ocho day in LA, sponsored by The California Milk Processor Board, Los Angeles, Ca
“Angels”, corporate lobby interior murals commissioned by Fidelity National Title, Downtown Los Angeles, Ca
“Full of Tips”, NuVisions studio, Santa Ana, Ca
“City of Angels”, Fidelity National Title, Los Angeles, Ca

2015   
Ice Cream Lab
, interior mural, Little Tokyo and Westlake, Ca
Bieber Roast, Comedy Central, Los Angeles, Ca

2014   
Ice Cream Lab
, interior mural, Pasadena, Ca

2013   
Bon Jovi,
AEG commissioned mural for concert at Staples Center Los Angeles, Ca
Nike, Black history month mural and stencil youth workshop, Compton, Ca
“Man Gottlieb”, exterior home commission, West L.A., Ca
Ice Cream Lab, interior mural at new ice cream shop in Beverly Hills, Ca

2010   
“2 Dragons”,
exterior home commission, Santa Barbara, Ca

2008   
“Classy Original Ideas:Rita Hayworth”,
commissioned mural, The Hollywood, Hollywood, Ca

2006   
“La Belleza Latina,”
5’x12’ commissioned by Telemundo for the Miss Universe Pageant, Los Angeles, Ca

1997   
"The World of Coke: Storytelling Theater
", commissioned by Coca-Cola, Las Vegas, Nevada

Exhibitions and Collections | Museums and Institutes:

2017    “Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art, Mexican Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico, Washington, D.C.

2015    “Somewhere Over El Arco Iris; Chicano Landscapes, 1971-2015”, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, Ca

2012    “LA Liber Amicorum”, Getty Research Institute (permanent collection), Los Angeles, Ca

2011     “Street Cred”, Pasadena Museum Of California Art, Pasadena, Ca

2010    Permanent Wine Art Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2009    Calligraffiti Exhibition, Pacific Asia Museum (permanent collection), Pasadena, Ca

2005    “Yo! What Happened to Peace?”, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1994    “Urban Revisions: Current Projects For The Public Realm”, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Ca

“Bring Your Own”, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, Ca

1993    “Do It”, South Bay Contemporary Museum Of Art, Long Beach, Ca

Solo Exhibitions:

2017    “¡Somos Americanos?”, Sanchez Contemporary, Oakland, Ca

2015    “Hola Mexico”, Grand Central Market, Los Angeles, Ca

2015    “Poppin’ Caps”, Open Space LA, Hollywood, Ca

2012    “Decade Of Graffiti Spirits”, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2010     “Coin Operated”, The Alternative Café, Monterey Bay, Ca

2009    “Graffiti Spirits”, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2002    “About Face 2002: An Urban Portrait Collective”, Sebastian’s iZone Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, Ca

2002     “On All Levels” , Gallery A.D., San Jose, Ca

2002     “Man One, Grand Opening”, Crewest Gallery, Alhambra, Ca

2001    "One Man Show", Zyrex, Alhambra, Ca

1998    "Merry Krylon", Man One Art Studio, Alhambra, California

1996    "Baby Food", Purple Gallery, Mar Vista, Ca

1994      “City of Insanity”, 2,000 BC Gallery, Hollywood, Ca

 Selected Gallery Exhibitions and Auctions:

2016
The Mothership Returns,
Meltdown Comics, Hollywood, Ca

2015
MCLA,
L.A Artshow Exhibition, Convention Center, Los Angeles, Ca

2014
Brite Space LA, (2 Person Exhibit With Just Trew), Hollywood, Ca

2013
“Continuing Our Invasion
”, Gordon Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
“COI X Red Bull”, Red Bull Studios, London, UK
“TEMWA: Urban Art Auction”, Bristol, UK
 “Urban Art Auction”, Julien’s Auction House, Beverly Hills, Ca
“Red Bull Curates”, West Hollywood, Ca 

2011   
“No Biters Allowed”,
Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2005   
MIRANDO AL SUR/MIRANDO AL NORTE”, CSUN Art Galleries, Northridge, Ca

2002  
Interpretations: Graffiti Into Sculpture,
Crewest Gallery, Alhambra, Ca
“Not Yet Realized”, Badlandz, Hollywood, Ca
Eye Of The Eagle Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, Ca

2001    
“NAMENLOSEN
Gallery A.D., San Jose, California, Ca
“Fusionary”, (2 Person Exhibit With Freddi C.), Culture Cache Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
"Urban Frontier”, Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Merced, Ca
"Anything Fresh", Gabah, Hollywood, Ca
 "200/2000/200", BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca

1999
 
"B-Boy Summit", UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, Ca

1997   
"Art Is A Movement", Calpoly Pomona Univ., Pomona, Ca
"Men Do Art", Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, Ca
"Wild, Wild, West", ICU Gallery, Hollywood, Ca
"Conceptual Evolutions", Museum Of Arts Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Ca
"B-Boy Summit", San Diego, Ca
"Centered On The Center", Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, Ca

1996
“Coast Airbrush Exhibition”, Buena Park Hotel, Buena Park, Ca
“In Cancer”, Purple Gallery, Venice, Ca
“La Batalla Del Pueblo”, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Ca

1995
“Rhapsody”, Senses 808, Los Angeles, Ca
“Window”, Artopia Art Gallery, Hollywood, Ca
“Top Illin”, ICU Art Gallery, Hollywood, Ca

1994   
“Latinos!”,
El Pueblo Gallery, Olvera Street, Los Angeles, Ca
“L.A. Rhythms”, Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

1993
 “Next Step: Directions In Graffiti Art”, 01 Gallery, Hollywood, Ca
“Mondo Lot”, Robert Berman Gallery, Hollywood, Ca
“Fusion 93”, Pauline Hirsh Gallery, Beverly Hills, Ca
“Word From The Underground: Art Is A Crime” CONART Studio (Curated By ICU), Los Angeles, Ca

Awards:

2011 - U.S. State Department: Speaker and Specialist Grant with U.S. Embassy in Panama
2009 - Artist Award, Artworx LA (formerly The HeArtProject)
2008 - Rivie Award, Artist of the Year, Friends of the Los Angeles River

Illustration Awards:
"Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix" (Published by Readers to Eaters)

•Robert F. Sibert Award Honor for Most Distinguished Informational Book
Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, 2018-2019
•Orbis Pictus Award Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
•Junior Library Guild Selection
•Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
•Notable Children's Book, American Library Association
•"CCBC Choices" Cooperative Children's Book Center

Art Residencies:

2013    Red Bull Studios, London, UK
2011    ICAN Urban Arts Project,  Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
2010    ArtworxLA (formerly the HeArtProject), Los Angeles, Ca

Live Painting Commissions:

2018    Getty Graffiti Pop Up, live painting commissioned by the Getty, Cal State University, Los Angeles, Ca
2017    HOLA, live painting for Hispanic Heritage month, Googleplex, Mountain View, Ca
2014    Covered California, live painting commissioned by Covered California/The California Endowment, Los Angeles, Ca
2013    Britweek, live painting event, Santa Monica, CA
2012    “Art Battle LA”, winner live art competition at Britweek sponsored by Jaguar & Christopher Guy, Los Angeles, Ca
2010    Disney Theme Park Merchandisie,  Live painting and Consultant Services, Orlando, Florida
2009    Splinter Cell Launch/E3, Live painting commissioned by Ubisoft, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, Ca
2002    “Jet.Set.Style” Travel & Leisure/Perry Ellis launch event live painting mural at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
              “DogTown” film premiere event, live painting for Vans at The Block at Orange, Ca
2001    Vans Warped Tour, “What’s Your Vibe?” live painting performances sponsored by Pontiach Vibe, over 30 cities USA (National)
             
Directives  West “REDISCOVER L.A.” Fashion showlive aerosol performance on catwalk, Los Angeles, Ca
             
“Fabricoated”, live painting mural at the CaliforniaMart, Los Angeles, Ca
2001    MTV-Campus Invasion Tour, live painting performances at over 30 college campuses, USA (National)
1997    Coca-Cola, Art in Action live painting at "The World of Coke", Atlanta, Georgia
             MTV: Sports and Music Festival, live painting and set design (ICU Project) Austin, Texas

 Lectures and Workshops:

LA Made (Artist Series), graffiti art workshops at various public libraries throughout Los Angeles, Ca 2018
American Library Association (annual conference), New Orleans, La 2018
Texas Library Association (annual conference), Dallas, Tx 2018
Dia de los Courtyard, graffiti art demo and lecture, Arlington Library, Arlington, Tx 2018
Illustrator School Presentations, Various graffiti art presentations, demos, and mural workshops, Berkeley/Oakland, Ca 2018
KaleidoLA Speaker Series: Emerging Artists: Recent Alumni Panel, LMU Campus, Los Angeles, Ca 2016
Craft and Folk Art Museum, CAN(vas) Art with Man One, Los Angeles, Ca 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Spray the Can, Santa Barbara, Ca 2013
ICAN Playhouse, Youth Workshops for “My Say!” event, Dery-Londonderry, Northern Ireland 2011
MoCA, L.A. Sunday Studio, Graffiti Art Workshop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California 2011
Neighborhood Academic Initiative, Artist Talk, April 2009
Heart Project, Workshop, April 2009
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station G1, Artist talk, April 2009
Archer School for Girls, Gallery Tour and Workshop, March 2009
MoCA, L.A., Graffiti Art Symposium, speaker and panel coordinator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California February 2005
HeartProject: Urban portrait  art workshop working with Clean and Green students workers, 2005
LMU Art Dept. student slide lecture and graffiti demo, April 2004
Art Matters in Juvenile Justice, Education, and Our Community Conference, Youth Arts and Education/Cultural Affairs Department. Guest panelist, Biltmore Hotel, L.A.,October 2003
Heart Project, La Familia Continuation High School Hip Hop 11 week workshop, Sept – Nov 2002; Jan – March 2003
CSUN art dept student lecture/workshop, March 2003
Brandeis-Bardin Institute college workshop, March 2003
HeartProject: Graffiti art workshop at Central High continuation school at La Familia/Maravilla in E.L.A., 2002
UCLA "Rights Now" Conference, Slide Lecture, November 11, 2000
Osaka Communication Arts (School of Design), Presentation and Workshop, Osaka, Japan, July 12-14, 1999
Community Built Association Conference, Presentation and Workshop, Santa Barbara, January 30, 1999
Casa de Cultura, Graffiti workshop, Ensenada, Mexico, May 24, 1997
B-Boy Summit, San Diego, Panel Discussion, March 1, 1997
Rosemont College, San Diego, Slide Lecture, February 26, 1997
California State University at Northridge, Panel Discussion, November 19, 1996
U.C. Irvine, Discussion and demonstration for a Contemporary Artists class, February 29, 1996
Network Graffiti, “Spray Can Art in L.A.”, Berlin, Germany, September 13, 1995
ICU Art Gallery, May 13, 1995
UCLA “Art and Social Responsibility”, November 8, 1993
Pauline Hirsh Gallery, “Graffiti: Art or Plague?”, Beverly Hills, Ca October 31, 1993
South Bay Contemporary Museum, Graffiti Discussion, August 28, 1993