SHOWS Portland as FuckI would describe my art as strange and nonsensical. I create fantasy landscapes using cartoon characters. There isn’t too much meaning behind it all, but it’s given me a platform to connect with others. I’ve met some of the most amazing and inspiring people through my journey as an artist. Creating artwork has given be a sense of purpose and identity. I’d like to think that what I create will help me understand more about myself and the world around me. I hope that others may be moved by that exploration as well. I currently live in Portland, Oregon. I work as a teacher and coffee barista. I live in a two bedroom apartment with my wife, A’misa Chiu. I like weirdo art, burritos, zines, punk music, and kung fu movies.
SHOWS Portland as FuckHi, my name is Brett Superstar. I live here in Portland Oregon and I love it here. I moved here in 2000 after finishing school in Columbus Ohio. I studied Illustration and Painting and have been neck deep in art ever since I moved here. Either doing character design work for Bent Image Lab or hanging shows around town, I am always busy making art. My work has a wide rang of style from animals, people, to anthropomorphic rabbits. Most of my work is acrylic on wood, but some times branches out to needle felting and some sculptural elements.
SHOWS Portland as FuckBT Livermore was born in Minnesota, and like all Minnesotans, is covered head to toe with a downy layer of fur with which to keep warm during the winter. In 2005, he decided to trade in six months of snow for six months of rain and now lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon. His work is usually heavy on typography, tongue-in-cheek humor, with recurrent themes of “kind capitalism.” It has also been described as "a modern take on a drug-crazed, 1930s brain" and "vaudeville awesome." He also co-runs the moustache wax company, Man's Face Stuff.
SHOWS Dead Stock,Portland as FuckBwana Spoons is an artist all the way thru the brain and into the guts. he is a painter,illustrator,and toy maker. Bwana has his works featured on just about anything imaginable, from cars, to strollers, to shoes. His artwork has been featured around the globe from his current hometown of Portland, to San Francisco, Los Angles, New York, to Japan, Spain, London, Paris, and a few parts in between. His favorite form of art these days is the installation working with wood and painting large scale murals. When Bwana isn't doing any of this you can find him running his gallery, Grass Hut Art Market or tinkering away in his self made studio in Portland Oregon. The client list for Bwana Spoons includes- Adidas, Converse, Dakine, Dekline, Foundation, Gargamel, Hurley, Laika, Nike, Smart Car, Super 7, TAG, Vans, Warner Bros. and a small army of others.
SHOWS Portland as FuckDavid Wien is 32 years of age. Born in Vermont and living in Portland Oregon for the past 8 years, David was a partner at Together Gallery from 2007 to 2010. He likes to spend his time painting and woodcarving and skateboarding and giving thanks and praises.
SHOWS Portland as FuckMy name is Fawn. I am an Art / Creative Director, Fashion / Editorial Illustrator, Apparel / Textile / Surface Designer, Occasional Painter, Cat Fancier, Commune Kid, and Consummate Collector of Late 60s and Early 70s Teen Girl Ephemera. I was born in Miami by way of Jamaica, raised off the grid in a Hawaiian rainforest, and currently live and work in Portland, Oregon, sharing a ramshackle 1920s bungalow with a lovely partner in crime, two feral Persian kittens, and 79 temperamental houseplants. My artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, appears regularly in various art and design publications, and was once described by The Face magazine as "the visual equivalent of candyfloss peppered with broken glass, delicious yet dangerous".
SHOWS Portland as FuckIan Karmel is a Portland comedian whose style zig-zags between the eclectic and the universal, appealing both to crowds who own homes in the suburbs, and crowds just staying with their parents in the suburbs until they figure some things out. Coming from an improv background, including time with The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade, Ian entered the world of stand-up with a unique perspective that helped him win the 2011 Funniest Person in Portland, 2010 Portland Amateur Comedy Competition and has given him the opportunity to perform at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Austin’s Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest, Portland’s Helium Comedy Club, Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club, Austin’s Cap City Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground and Los Angeles’ Comedy Store. In addition to stand-up, Karmel has appeared on television, playing a character in IFC’s sketch show Portlandia and as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers
SHOWS Portland as Fuck,Transparent TruthsJeff Proctor is originally from New Hampshire and went to school for graphic design and painting at Maine College of Art. He then worked at JDK Design Studio and Rogues Gallery. In 2006 He moved to Oregon to work for Nike Skateboarding. Proctor went freelance in 2008 while shifting his focus to illustration and has done work for clients including Nike, Burton Snowboards, Manik Skateboards, Anon, Nixon, Zoo York, Gatorade, The Black Keys, and Mogwai.
SHOWS Portland as FuckJeff Sheridan is an artist and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. Jeff studied fine art at the University of South Florida. His work focuses on consumer culture and environmentalism viewed through a lens of ancient traditions and science. His drawings and paintings have been featured on the set of Portlandia Season 3,and shown throughout galleries in Portland, most recently at Disjecta's 6th Annual Art Auction. He also works as a freelance cartoonist for various publications and organizations including ORLO and The Bear Deluxe, and The Portland Mercury
SHOWS Portland as FuckI live in Portland, OR. Currently working at Wieden + Kennedy. I was born and raised in the rugged mountains, desolate plains and lush valleys of Idaho. I am: a teacher turned designer, believer in collaboration, designery illustrationist, graphic wizard, the fourth Lloyd in a long line of Lloyds, lover of album art and rock posters, skateboarder, punk, a hands-on hand-made enthusiast, a father – husband and still a teacher in many ways.
SHOWS Portland as FuckHi! My name is Meg. I'm a self-professed jack of all trades, but currently work as an illustrator. My goal is to fill the world with my creations, and make people happy in the process. I want to explore and try new things; it's my goal to branch out beyond editorial and into the living breathing world we inhabit. One day I would like to illustrate gift cards and childrens' books and stationery and textiles and packaging and oh, all sorts of things. What do you say?
SHOWS Portland as FuckBorn on Vancouver Island B.C., raised in Burbank California, schooled in Pasadena+Humboldt+PSU+Wieden+Kennedy12, day jobbing as the art director of the Portland Mercury, home studio artist living in the Sunnyside of Portland. Would rather be surfing with his little boy Camper.
SHOWS Portland as FuckSome say that good art has to communicates a story or emotion. My art is happy, curious, at times surreal, psychedelic, and always cartoony. I'm inspired by escapisms such as animals, music, food, and vintage toys. I don't always want to convey a clear story more than I want to inspire a story or touch on the outskirts of a condition. My most ambitious goal as an art maker is to create a situation where the viewers brain shuts down for a second, a blissful moment of reboot where the brain is trying to figure out what the hell is going on but knowing full well it's just nonsense.
SHOWS Portland as FuckI am a painter in Portland Oregon. I have shown all over the Country as well as Japan. I have painted for: Adidas, Brooks Shoes, Starbucks, School of Visual Arts NY, Visa, and Target. All of my paintings are originals and very unique, all the paper backgrounds are vintage and one of a kind. I love collecting vintage paper, bird watching, and playing with my puppy Pablo and kittens Arlo and Georgia!
SHOWS Portland as FuckWilder was born in Portland, and so was his baby. His work often portrays outdated notions of mutable concepts like clean living, delinquent or dangerous behavior, good citizenship and masculinity/femininity. He holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and is a cofounder of Flight 64 Press, a nonprofit printmaking studio. His illustrations have appeared in places like Grantland Quarterly, The Portland Mercury, on bottles of liquor and the front of books and albums.