I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in this year's HUE MURAL FESTIVAL in Houston, Texas which took place in the middle of October.  Over 100 international and local artists created over 80 new and unique murals. It was such a great time and experience to connect and re-connect with old friends and new ones.

Title: "Reaching for the Tip Top"
Location: 2801 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003

Here's a time lapse video of the wall I painted entitled 

Some final pics of the wall as well as in progress shots...

Special thanks to Gonzo247 and Carolyn for organizing such a great event! Big ups to my trusty assistant Logan, Frankel's Costume Shop for giving up your walls, the Holiday Inn for hooking up the rooms and all who had something to do with HUE MURAL FESTIVAL 2016!



Crewest Studio has partnered up with the Breeders Cup this year and I am one of the 5 lucky L.A. artists who is turning a life size fiberglass thoroughbred into a piece of public art!

My horse titled "PONY UP" was on display at Pershing Square (in DTLA) during most of the month of October.   It will now be on view at Santa Anita Racetrack to celebrate the Breeders Cup starting this Friday Nov.4th and 5th.


The other four Crewest artists included in this campaign are: Yolanda Gonzalez, Andre Miripolsky, Michael Massenburg, and Clinton Bopp. Check out this cool little video that the Breeders Cup put together:


See you at the races!


Got to do some live art during La Tocada Festival, a latino rock music festival which took place in an indoor/outdoor Santa Ana venue called The Observatory.

Admittedly, I got a little political on this one. I don't usually like telling people who to vote for but in this case I will tell them who not to vote for!!

Live painting by Man One at the 2016 La Tocada Festival featuring bands like Cafe Tacvba and Molotov.


KaleidoLA Speaker Series: Emerging Artists: Recent Alumni Panel

Friday, October 21 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm 

Murphy Recital Hall 1955 Ignatian Circle, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

EMERGING: RECENT ALUMNI PANEL.  LMU Art & Art History alumni will share their pre- and post-graduation experiences.  Topics will include a discussion of careers in the art field and advice for our current students. 

In addition, a theme will be incorporated in the discussion: Art + Community, based on what is occurring in Los Angeles: Gentrification.  How does the experiences of artists, designers, educators, historians, and/or preservationists, contribute to community? How does a community impact them and the work they do?  What is their relationship to the community and vice versa? How is that relationship developed through the work they do? What are the intended and unintended consequences of art’s impact on a community?  

Featured Alumni: Tyler Barnett (STAR/GRPH, ’15), Peter Kagawa (STAR/GRPH, ’14), Jasmine Larkin (ARHS, ’10), Noah Nathan (STAR/GRPH, ’12), Man One (aka Alex Poli; STAR/FA/GRPH, ’93), Lida Venieri (STAR/BBA, ’14).  Moderator: Nery Gabriel Lemus


Many of you have already noticed my mug lurking over at Union Station in DTLA!  

My portrait is featured there as a part of "The Makers: Portraits of Metro Artists"  As a result of having been a past Metro awarded artist, I was fortunate enough to be photographed by the incredible Todd Gray.

Here are some pics I took at the inaugural event:


Here are my people having fun and taking selfies! If you do the same just remember to hashtag:!


Read more about the project on Metro's blog site.


I got the opportunity to create a large canvas for one of my favorite childhood heroes, El Chavo del Ocho.  To commemorate his legacy, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of the renowned got milk? and Toma Leche campaigns, teamed up with Televisa and Grupo Chespirito to proclaim the first El Chavo del Ocho Day at Los Angeles City Hall on September 6th.

The proclamation was declared by Councilman Gil Cedillo in City Hall. Below is a time-lapse video of the making of the artwork and also some pics of the City Hall unveiling event. Enjoy!