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SHOWS Dangerous Curves
Born 1980 in San Francisco, California, Aaron Nagel began drawing as a child and gradually made his way to painting. Upon discovering oils in his early twenties, he became enamored with the medium and has been obsessed ever since. Although he has had no formal training, he continues to relentlessly pursue a mastery of figurative surrealism from his home in Oakland, CA. Nagels' work explores the potential to create a new sort of iconography for the non-believer, with subtle commentary on the trappings of organized religion and theism.
SHOWS The Doodling Show
Born and raised of fine Camp Sherman stock, Bend-based artist Adam Haynes defines his vision of the world through the language of his surroundings—the vivid geography of the Cascade Range and the off-kilter character of its rural inhabitants. Although primarily a commercial illustrator, he also refreshes his creative coffee cup several times a year with solo art shows at galleries up and down the West Coast. More of his work can be found at www.stickfort.com.
SHOWS Special Characters,Dangerous Curves,Art of Music
Adam R Garcia is The Pressure. Art Direction, Design, Illustration, Lettering, , The Dark Arts, Moebius Strips, Electrically Boogalooing, Prognostication, Motivational Speaking, "BRANDING," Etymology& Spelling Bees. PDX via PHILA via MPLS<3 /////+++++//////<3
SHOWS Amalgamation
AJ Power was born in 1971 in Ogden UT . He graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science (Biology) while working as an illustrator for paleobotanists, biologists, and a college magazines. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa; an experience that shaped his current work as an artist. He currently resides and works in his studio in Seattle WA.
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Alan Rose was born and raised in rural Nebraska, but has lived in the Pacific Northwest for the past 35 years. He is a graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Before taking up painting full time, he had worked for many years as a graphic designer and as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. Alan Rose creates images of ordinary people in everyday situations, but with a quirky, offbeat point of view. Alan uses intuition and spontaneity to develop ideas, looking for the right balance of seriousness, silliness and ambiguity. His loose, scribbly drawings evolve into constrained, precise acrylic paintings. Alan’s imagery is flat, cartoony and controlled, a style that suits his preference for edgy but droll humor. He likes his paintings to be enigmatic, accessible, and thought-provoking. And a little off the wall.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
I 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 SPACE
Alex DeSpain is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer living in Portland, Oregon. He creates his work with the ideals of simplicity, honesty, and happiness.
SHOWS SPACE
Allison is a Portland, OR native with a passion for design, art and food. She enjoys gallivanting around the city, collecting rocks and minerals, setting up camp in the design section at Powell’s and befriending local house-cats. Specializing in illustration and hand-crafted design, Allison is inspired by nature, old films and vintage ephemera.
SHOWS Dangerous Curves,Desk Jazz
Allister Lee operates Studio B.I.B., a Toronto-based creative hub that specializes in consultation, branding, and graphic work for niche retail operations and apparel brands. He concurrently dedicates his time and craft to exploring and documenting his interests in Black Markers and international Chinatown districts.
SHOWS End of the World
Andie Mazorol and Tynan Kerr are collaborative painters based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who began working together years ago while sharing studio space. Their paintings utilize a collage approach, creating flat landscapes populated by figures with exaggerated characteristics and shifting identities. In their work, bodies stand as shells of recognizable figures or they vanish within a patterned facade, creating environments unimaginable to either author individually.
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Amanda James is a printmaker and illustrator currently based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her work is a product of listening to loud and heavy music, telling bad jokes and compulsively buying books and toys that are meant for children. She loves to draw and print things that make people smile, which usually results in friendly, brightly colored creatures partaking in ridiculous activities. She received her BS in Drawing and Printmaking from Portland State University in 2011 and is currently pursuing her MFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University.
SHOWS Hair Show
Amanda Mocci is a freelance Graphic Designer and illustrator from Montreal Quebec. After receiving her bachelor's in graphic design (UQAM), she has had the opportunity to work with some pretty awesome people and is always working on a personal project. Her work is influenced by the minimalism of black and white as well as the chaotic beauty and mystery of the universe.
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Amber Maykut is a professionally and self-trained taxidermy and entomology artist and collector. She was featured on the hit TV series Oddities, made a taxidermy mouse for film director John Waters, and was featured in publications such as TimeOut NY, New York Magazine, Flavorwire, and on NYC subway billboards for her taxidermy table at Brooklyn's Artists and Fleas. She was the teaching assistant for the Morbid Anatomy Museum's Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy classes, is a featured artist on their website, and has an essay on taxidermy in their upcoming book: The Morbid Anatomy Anthology. She's the taxidermy buyer for Kanibal Home in Jersey City, NJ and for Dolly G's Vintage in Brooklyn, NY and is a pop-up vendor at various NYC markets.
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Amelie Mancini is a French-born painter and printmaker. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Amelie moved to New York in 2006 and didn't know what a curveball was until a couple of friends took her to Shea Stadium one evening of 2007. The Mets lost that night to the Phillies, but Amelie fell hard for America's national pastime, becoming increasingly obsessed with the game and eventually making it one of the center themes of her work. Fascinated by baseball cards, she decided to print her own and started Left Field Cards in 2011. Left Field Cards grew quickly into something bigger and now offers apparel and wall art.
SHOWS Lazerz!
Amy is a full-time artist, illustrator and so-so gardener in beautiful & green Portland, Oregon. She was born and raised in a Mid-Century home in the Kettle Moraine woods of WIsconsin near the Mammoth Ice Age Center. She drew plants and comics, dug up fossils and went for endless forest walks among all her forest friends, the birds being her favorite. Her love for nature and science led her to an art and illustration career, and to the Pacific Northwest. She has since worked with Target, Converse, Burton Snowboards and many other fun companies. She is currently working on a very rewarding project with Seattle Children's Hospital, illustrating the new patient units and halls. Amy's love for color an pattern in nature and science led her to an art and illustration career, and to the Pacific Northwest. She has since worked with many fun companies and has art shows around the globe.
SHOWS Hair Show
Autodidact illustrator based in Panama, Central America. Inspired by life, sensuality & the complexity of working with 0.05 Indian ink pens and paper. Enjoys the tropical life, even though she has passion for the Adriatic Sea and the mysteries of East Europe.
SHOWS Amalgamation
"Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, Andrea Innocent is a professional artist/illustrator. Working within the medium of drawing, limited edition digital prints and painting, Innocent’s personal work tells stories of the bizarre and quirky. Her work began as ongoing exploration, in a contemporary context, of aspects of Japanese popular culture from an Australian perspective. These themes continue, along with new directions in character design and science fiction. Innocentgirl traverses imaginative worlds from manga and the idiosyncrasies of otaku, to folklore and reality TV in search of the eccentric stories that populate her work. Combining a strong sense of colour and graphics and blending these with ‘found’ photographic and textural images her works become a collage of icons that tell a story and seek to entice a sense of curiosity from the viewer. Many topics reflect the post-modern world; parodied or retold in modern settings they question the elevation of the famous and infamous. Innocent possesses an otaku-like obsession with her works, stories about unique characters and situations inspire her. Let's be making happy pictures!"
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Andrea Wan is a visual artist and illustrator based in Berlin and Vancouver. She has a background in filmmaking before studying illustration in Denmark. Her work has been featured and exhibited worldwide.
SHOWS Year of the Dragon,An Ounce of Power
Andrew Barksdale, aka DROID, is an artist currently residing in Portland, OR specializing in screen printing. With roots on the East Coast, he has completed a manifest destiny of sorts by slowly migrating across the U.S. (including a stint overseas in the U.K.) to end up in his current location. Influenced heavily by rock and roll music, skateboarding, and anything weird, his posters have been featured in shows across the U.S. and Europe.
SHOWS Glades and Ragged Underwood
When Angie Wang was eight she made a mural on her wall out of snot, and that's when she knew she was artistic. She does occasional illustrations for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Nylon Magazine, and her comic "Flower Mecha" will be featured in Best American Comics 2011. Her style is a mix of ukiyo-e, science fiction, and fashion illustration. Angie is currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of The Nutcracker. Angie lives in Portland, Oregon.
SHOWS Dead Stock
Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland are the fantastical magical duo known as APAK. They are a child-like husband and wife art team who live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They create artwork together as a way exploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressing their love for life and each other. They are known in particular for creating rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals.
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Arax was born in 1993, in Armenia, Yerevan, she began drawing as a child. In 2006 attended she took drawing classes in the National Center of Aesthetics. From 2010 till now she has been studying in Armenian Open University in the department of Fine Arts. She has taken part in film, photography, web art, sound art and video art workshops. In the 2010 ReAnimania animation Festival she won the nomination of Talent Hunting. In 2012 took part in Armenian President Youth Prize contest, her works have been exhibited in the Union of Artists. This is her first showing in the United States
SHOWS Vivid Visions
Arbito is an artist/illustrator/designer liv­ing in Seat­tle. Born and raised in Wash­ing­ton State, his work has been exhib­ited glob­ally from Spain to Eng­land, Aus­tralia to New york. Recognized by his west coast proto-hippie style paint­ings, drawings and sculptures.
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Born and raised outside Missoula, Montana, Ashley Anson studied painting and textiles at the School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago before moving to Portland, Oregon, where she now lives and works. As an exploration of gender roles, Anson seeks to blend the traditionally male-dominated practice of painting with the customarily feminine mediums of embroidery and textiles. “Can you sense an artist’s gender in their work?” “What makes a painting have male or female attributes?” Both are questions she often asks herself in her approach to art. Violence and gore play a leading role in Anson’s subject matter, which takes inspiration from reality media like the show COPS and Busted magazine where criminals and deviants are celebrated. Her practice of conveying these violent, disturbing scenes with embroidery on a floral background works to create a compelling juxtaposition between stereotypical male and female visual queues.
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Ashley is a Miami, Florida Native and an all around creative. She's currently a Nike Footwear Designer. She enjoys new experiences, great food, and travel. She has a creative spirit and expresses that through art, design, jewelry making and crafting.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
Raised by a pack of wolves in the back-40, Audrey now spends her days screenprinting, speeding through traffic on her bike, and trying to sit still. A huge proponent of all things sustainable, she often finds herself digging cool shit out of dumpsters and giving them second lives. When she's not dreaming about a more beautiful world, or explaining something through interpretive dance, she's most likely drawing with strangers at bars.
SHOWS Hair Show
One of the best discoveries in life is finding out who you are. For me, I have always know that I've wanted to be an artist. Being a creative-a-holic, I have invested my time in photography, design, and mixed media here in Portland, OR.
SHOWS Digital Soul,Year of the Dragon
Baku Maeda was Born in Sapporo Japan, began his career as a web designer and became independent in 2005. He works various styles such as realistic painting, vector illustration and 3-D figures. He also works as an art director for various projects and ad agencies. He has been apart of group shows in London and Taiwan as well as various live paintings worldwide. IDN’s 15th anniversary issue Baku Maeda was chosen as one of the best Asian illustrator. His current works are fully influenced by his hometown Sapporo, being full of nature, animals and plants.
SHOWS Transparent Truths
Becca Stadtlander was born and raised in Covington, Kentucky. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she earned a BFA in Illustration. She currently lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Newport , Rhode Island.
SHOWS Year of the Dragon
I was born on the 69th day of 1969 in Portland, Oregon and grew up 25 miles West in the small rural town of Mountaindale. From 1989-2006 I worked at Will Vinton Studios, Flying Rhinoceros, Eichinger Sculpture Studio, and Bent Image as a Sculptor, Animator, Illustrator and Art Director.I was also a Clean-Up Animator on Beauty and the Beast (1991), Mulan (1996) and Brother Bear (2002) working for Disney Feature Animation in Florida. My current gig has been working for Laika on Films such as Coraline (2009), Para Norman (2012) and our currant Film Here Be Monsters (2014) as a Sculptor and Development Artist.. One weird fact about me is I’m currently the #6 Ms.Pac-Man (turbo speed) record holder (562,520 points).
SHOWS Year of the Dragon
When Ben was a tike of 5 years, he was mesmerized by thedesign rich cartoons of Warner Brothers, UPA's "Mr. Magoo", "Schoolhouse Rock"< "The Peanuts" specials, and Disney. He told his father that one day he wanted to "make cartoons". Ben has made a childhood dream come true working in the animation field. His career has taken him from the busy streets of New York working at Nickelodeon to sunny Los Angeles. Here he worked as a designer on "The Mr. Men Show", which aired on Cartoon Network. He currently lives in the western wilds of Portland, Oregon where he owns his own studio, directing, designing, painting and animating.
SHOWS Taking My Life Back
Benjamin Niznik has a small studio space above a bread bakery in Burlington, Vermont. This is a location to unwind creating self initiated projects and exploring shows of personal works.
SHOWS Dangerous Curves,Lazerz!,An Ounce of Power
Berto Legendary H is an independent designer and artist based in Portland, OR. After attending Parsons School of Design in New York City he decided to move to Los Angeles where he has shown in galleries and build his network of clientele. He has been featured in Computer Arts Projects and numerous blogs about his art and typography. Berto also does mens fashion design and has been acclaimed by Vivienne Westwood and many others. He is known for setting trends, progressive designs and mixing of fabric textures.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
Beth Kerschen is a multi-disciplinary artist using photography and printmaking to express a unique vision. She graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Colorado College with a focus on photography, photo illustration, and printmaking. After college, she moved to Boston and worked for Polaroid; expanding her extensive photographic and digital imaging knowledge. She worked for 10 years as a graphic designer with several creative firms in Boston; eventually moving to Portland, Oregon in 2008. The move to Portland was part of a career shift back to photography, photo illustration, and printmaking. She uses a unique blend of photography and printmaking to create her images.
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Betsy Walton crafts layered images with inventive color palettes and lush juxtapositions of natural and geometric form. She aims for a winning combination of visual delight and conceptual intrigue in each piece. With a background primarily in drawing, printmaking, and painting, she is currently expanding her practice to include three-dimensional work. When not in the studio, Betsy might be found putting miles on her sneakers or snacking on a papaya with a squeeze of lime juice. Betsy earned a BFA in Printmaking from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2000.
SHOWS Transparent Truths
Bill Dunlap is an artist who tends to move between Western Maryland and New York City. Most of the art-making happens in Maryland. His work has been shown extensively across North America and Europe and is included in several permanent collections.
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Brad Simon is a graphic designer, illustrator and typographer based in Portland, OR. His work has been published and exhibited in the U.S. and overseas as well as being recognized by The One Show, The Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Society of Publication Design among others. He currently works as a senior designer at the Portland office of Wieden+Kennedy.
SHOWS Amalgamation
Bradley Delay is originally from Spokane Washington, has been living in Portland for almost 9 years and currently work at southeast Portland's Historic Tattoo. Over time his work has grown to depict the hopes and fears of traveling through life that we all feel and share. The majority of Bradley's days are utilized in the pursuit of his artistic endeavors. When he's not working, you'll probably find him enjoying time with his lovely girlfriend and fuzzy cat.
SHOWS Art of Music
Senior Designer at Nike's Graphic Studio.
SHOWS End of the World
Brendan Monroe was born and raised in Southern California and received his BFA from Art Center College of Design. He has exhibited internationally at galleries such as Richard Heller in Los Angeles, Galerie LJ in Paris and Faye Fleming in Geneva. Through paintings and sculptures, Monroe tells a story of a world filled with unique personalities and imaginary organisms. Monroe cultivates a taste for scientific challenges, relationships to math, the properties in physics, and the surreal.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
I am a Portland, OR based illustrator who is influenced by animals and patterns. I work mostly in pen and ink but is known to create a collage or two. My inspiration comes from skateboarding, motorcycling and hikes in the Cascade Range.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
Hi, 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.
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Brooke Weeber is a Portland-based illustrator who brings whimsical, nature-based scenes to life. Her complex pieces combine animals with instruments, ribbons with clouds and always feature her iconic subtle color palate and playful aesthetic. Brooke finds her inspiration from various natural landscapes as well as Greek and Native American culture. She started drawing when she was a young thing, but started focusing on it in high school and later in college. After receiving her BFA in painting from the University of Oregon in 2003, Brooke flew her native Northwest for the big city, where she focused on her other passion - professional baking. She received a degree in Professional Pastry Baking at the French Culinary Institute of New York in 2005 and worked as a high-end cake decorator immediately. Craving more trees and more drawing space, Brooke packed up her apartment and re-rooted herself in Portland in 2009. She's been cranking out pieces ever since and has had shows locally at Mississippi Studios, the Farm, and Tribute Gallery. She's pleased as punch to be on her bike, thinking of pictures and what kind of cake to make for her next friend's birthday.
SHOWS SPACE
Bryony Redhead does graphic design, illustration and hand-lettering. Her preferred medium is pen and ink, but she enjoys printmaking as well. Bryony was born in England but grew up near San Francisco. She spent two years at a small art school in New York before transferring to Portland State University where she now majors in graphic design. Whether drawing letters and numbers or portraiture of planets and moons, her focus on the details is intense.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
BT 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 Vivid Visions
Buff Monster lives in Hollywood and cites heavy metal music, ice cream and Japanese culture as major influences. The color pink, a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness, is present in everything he creates. Buff Monster’s creative endeavors began by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters across Los Angeles and in far-away places. His frequent poster missions developed into a productive street art career, and he now works on fine art paintings, collectible toys and select design projects. He paints on wood, taking great care to create his images as flat as possible. His work has been shown in galleries worldwide, often accompanied by large installations. Buff Monster has released numerous signature vinyl toys through leading vinyl toy companies, and has many other projects in the works. His art has been published in a variety of magazines, websites, newspapers and books, including Juxtapoz, Paper, Nylon, Cool Hunting, Angeleno, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The New York Times, and many more. He was recently featured in Banksy’s movie Exit Through the Gift Shop. And in January of this year he painted a mural on the exterior of The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Buff Monster works tirelessly day and night to spread happiness, joy and a love of pink.
SHOWS Dead Stock,Portland as Fuck
Bwana 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 Dead Stock
Carson Ellis was born in 1975 in Vancouver, Canada. She was raised in suburban New York and college-educated at the University of Montana in Missoula, where she earned a BFA in Painting in 1998.
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Cassandra Frances Swan is a native of the Pacific Northwest and has been drawing ever since she was allowed to play with finger paints. As a grown-up, she still makes things on the regular in the Graphic Design program at Portland State (though not usually with finger paints). Cassandra is also a freelance designer and illustrator, which really just means she would paint a picture of you for money. She hopes you like these drawings of aliens and astronauts.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
Chad Rea is the chief instigator behind ecopop, a social innovations collaborative that merges ecology and pop culture to create brands, art, and activism–or brand artivism, as he like to call it. Print collaborations for "An Ounce of Power" include Karolina Pyrcik (www.karolinapyrcik.de) and nemo design (nemodesign.com).
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
Chloë Miller is a designer, letterer, illustrator and letterpress printer. When not at the computer or press, she can be found riding her bicycle, going on picnics and reading in bed. She is inspired by old type books, vintage linens, Scandinavian summers, Talking Heads & the Pacific Northwest.
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Chris DeGaetano AKA DIGS is a Jersey boy living in Portland. He likes to create art, ride boards & impersonate pro wrestlers (R.I.P Macho Man). Graphic design, photography and street inspired art are his weapons of choice. His work is best described as ‘visually stimulating’ and often includes a variety of multi-media techniques. DIGS was schooled in Boston, a beach bum in socal and is now Senior Designer at Nike.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
Chris Lael Larson is an multi-disciplinary artist, musician and graphic designer who lives and works in Portland, Oregon, USA. His current motion work coalesces hand-sequenced digital stills, stop-motion, hand-drawn animation, motion graphics and sound collage—flowing layers of color, shape and texture together into surreal meditations on physical and emotional landscapes. Stylistically, this work draws from abstract painting, collage and contemporary photography traditions. Chris is the founding member of Deelay Ceelay, a collaborative video/music performance duo (with percussionist Delaney Kelly). Having toured extensively from 2003-2010, Chris has screen/performed works in over 30 cities across the US, Japan and Europe. An accomplished graphic designer, he has created projects for such notable clients as Nike, Sony, Electronic Arts, Coke, Target and Old Spice. Chris received his ba in photography from the University of California at Santa Cruz where he was awarded the Irwin Scholarship for the Visual Arts.
SHOWS End of the World
Clare Rosean is an artist/illustrator based in Chicago, where she was born and raised. One word to describe her art might be “traumwerk”. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010, and MFA from the University of Chicago in 2012.
SHOWS Dangerous Curves
Dan Gluibizzi makes figurative watercolors with posted images culled from a wide range of websites, online forums and blogs, especially Tumblr. The watercolors are traces of these searches through our endlessly increasing and churning mediated picture world. Dan Gluibizzi was raised in Pennsylvania and lives in Portland, Oregon. His work has been exhibited in Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York and in Portland at Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books.
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Dave Kinsey was born in Pittsburgh in 1971, attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Atlanta before moving to California in 1994 to pursue a career as a designer and fine artist. His work attempts to capture the universal essence of the human condition mainly through a symbolic portrayal of contemporary life. Utilizing a range of mediums, he constructs multi-layered, textured environments that echo the complexities of our existence. His fine art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide—among these have been exhibitions at the URBIS Museum in Manchester, UK, NEXT Chicago, Joshua Liner Gallery in NY, Alice Gallery and Art Brussels in Belgium. His work has been featured in multiple local and international print and online publications from The New York Times and Washington Post to The Citrus Report. He has also been invited to speak at institutions such as the Pasadena Art Center, UCLA, Montserrat College of Art and the Semi-Permanent conference in Sydney, Australia. Kinsey founded BLK/MRKT in 1996 and BLK/MRKT Gallery (now Kinsey/DesForges) in 2001, allowing him to provide a crossroads for a new movement of emerging iconoclasts.
SHOWS Hair Show
Born in Dartford, Kent, in 1970, as a child Bray would apparently draw images of space travel, where he would depict himself and his friends visiting other Planets and Universes. As he grew older he began to explore a dark, egotistical fantasy world, which is still apparent in the work he makes today being influenced and inspired by a wide range of artists: from Allen Jones, comic artist Eric Stanton, erotic photography by Helmut Newton and Araki and paintings by Gustav Klimt, and Alberto Vargas. Using basic drawing tools, such as pens, pencils and paper, Bray creates delicate and time-consuming drawings which explore emotion, utopia and a world of fantasy through his subject matter of the beautiful and erotic, but the unnatainable female form. His compelling works reveal his lifetime love of drawing and a very active imagination taking the viewer into his dark, amative world of fantasy. David has also had a successful commercial career since graduating in 1992 from Central St. Martins, in London with a degree in Graphic Design, with work commissioned by clients such as Harvey Nichols, H&M, Canon, Vodafone, BBC Television, Nokia, Puma, Virgin, Sony, Charles Worthington and magazines Elle, Flaunt, The Sunday Times and Time Out.
SHOWS End of the World
David M. Cook was born in Louisville, Kentucky in the year of 1972. He's a self taught color-blind artist, primarily an illustrator
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
"David Neevel is a conceptual artist in Portland Oregon, and his feelings remain strong. David's work often involves words. David is hoping that not feeling so depressed lately won't hinder his art."
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
David 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 SPACE
Dawn Yanagihara is a drawer, builder, designer, and tinkerer living in Portland, Oregon. A big fan of san serif typefaces and delicious sandwiches, she is often drawn to design that is simple, bold and functional.
SHOWS Dangerous Curves,Year of the Dragon
Dennis "Bagger43" Brown, born in the Philippines and raised in Japan, now resides in San Francisco. He draws inspiration from other artists & people, photography, design, fashion, 80’s cartoons, Japanese culture, materials, music, and irony.
SHOWS Taking My Life Back
Born in Atlanta GA, Christopher Derek Bruno is a maker above all other things. After his education in industrial design, Derek has moved about the country from Savannah to Portland then Brooklyn and finally to Seattle. He is currently stationed in a shop cultivating both his aesthetic and approach to the fabrication of sculpture based imagery. With a strong desire to address the concept of visual perception, Derek employs a high level of craft and attention to detail in his work, using simple shapes and compositions to place full focus on the perceptual questions at hand.
SHOWS Off the Wall PDX
Don Pendleton is an American artist whose techniques range from creating digital and hand painted artwork for his legendary body of skateboard graphics to original acrylics on canvas for gallery shows, murals, conceptual art, and installation pieces that merge linguistics with his narrative artistic vision.
SHOWS The Doodling Show
Doze Green translates complex metaphysical concepts through his paintings, such as the possible manipulation of energy and matter to create a timeless space. He explores meditations on matter and anti-matter, layers of consciousness, and different possibilities based on cosmology. Through stream-of-consciousness painting, Doze Green creates fractured imagery to convey infinite possibilities. His intention is to reveal works with an ever-changing narrative.
SHOWS Taking My Life Back
Drew Tyndell lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up with an architect father, the creative and physical processes of building a home were ingrained in him from a young age. He drew from these inspirations to create work that is an exploration of shape, form, and the relationship of the home to the land.
SHOWS The Doodling Show
Esao Andrews is a surrealist painter who grew up in Mesa, Arizona and moved to NYC in 1996 to pursue a life of art making. His body of work creates a Nightmarish universe filled with hauntingly quiet landscapes and portraits that feel like snapshots taken from some unsettling book of fairytales. He attended The School of Visual Arts and now lives and works from his home in Brooklyn with his semi-faithful companion, Soybean.
SHOWS The Doodling Show
Eatcho is an artists living and ____ in Portland, Or. He was born in ____ and raised in the slums of ____ till moving to Portland. His wide array of artwork consist of ____ with at times some ____ that have left spectators _____. The art mediums and tools he uses are ____ and his favorite tool to work with is ____. "I am very ____ to be involved in ____," says Eatcho. For his next exhibition, he is _____ on some new art for the ____ children's benefit at the new ____ museum. With this new exhibition the artist is excited to use his ____ for your _____ enjoyment.
SHOWS Hair Show
Emma Leonard usually draws girls. Especially ones with melancholy expressions and sad eyes. Sometimes they feel so shy they just have to hide their faces altogether. Every now and then, if you say something that really pleases them, they just might give you the hint of a smile. However, that is very rare. Emma is a Melbourne based illustrator who combines traditional media with digital techniques to create carefully considered renderings of delicate femininity, fragility and ethereal beauty.
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Emma Leonard usually draws girls. Especially ones with melancholy expressions and sad eyes. Sometimes they feel so shy they just have to hide their faces altogether. Every now and then, if you say something that really pleases them, they just might give you the hint of a smile. However, that is very rare. Emma is a Melbourne based illustrator who combines traditional media with digital techniques to create carefully considered renderings of delicate femininity, fragility and ethereal beauty.
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SHOWS Art of Music
Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Erin is a footwear designer, artist, and athlete residing in Portland OR. Music has always been a big part of her life, and has been influential in the type of artwork she creates. She loves all things snow and winter related, basketball and tennis.
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Ethan Allen Smith has been working as a designer since 1994. After nearly 15 years in the field, Ethan finally made the decision to return to school. While finding a measure of success over the years, he realized that he wanted to become a professor of graphic design and escape cubicles forever.
SHOWS Nike Graphic Studio Art Show,Blazer Mania 2,Lazerz!,Art of Music
Hailing from New York, New York, Eugene Serebrennikov recently migrated to the left coast (for greener pastures and rainier skies). Before designing at Nike's graphic studio, he got his start designing album covers and gig posters for bands such as Rage Against the Machine, Phish, and Citizen Cope.
SHOWS Dead Stock
Born among the briars & brambles in backwoods of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Evan Benjamin Harris grew up with little knowledge of the bourgeois big city fine arts. So, he dove into the recesses of his own imagination and embraced the fables and folklore that fascinated him. With little to do but draw, he did exactly that. Now older, things haven’t changed much. The stories he created as a child are still present in his paintings. With diligence and hard work, Evan’s crude stick figures became the more clearly defined images you see today. With no formal art training, he creates on his own terms. Broken boards, oil and acrylic paints, charcoal pastels, plastic resign, and melted waxes are among the mediums Evan uses. Then they are beaten, brushed, sanded, polished, and hung. Most would cringe at the idea of scratching or sanding something they spent hours upon hours painting, but that’s Evan’s favorite part - creating the appearance that this wasn’t made in the 21st century. Behind every scratch and claw mark is a story waiting to be told.
SHOWS Amalgamation
Eveline Tarunadjaja was born and raised in Indonesia, found herself quite at home in Melbourne, Australia. Her current work is recognisable by the intricate detail of cascading hair she illustrates, inspired by her love for stories, mushrooms and elephants. Featured in various publications, Eveline's work and reputation have landed her a diverse list of clients. From designing art for fashion labels Hurley, Billabong, Gorman and Anna Sui, to designing unique cd and book covers for Shock Records and Penguin. Eveline's delicate yet complex style is forever evolving and will surely drive her mad one day, which would undoubtedly make her art even more intriguing."
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
My 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".
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Feline Zegers is a freelance Illustrator and Photographer from the Netherlands. She holds a BA in both Fine Art and Photographic Communication and will be studying at Camberwell College of Arts in London this year for an MA in Illustration. Feline combines traditional media with digital techniques to create figures and fantasy characters among other things. She enjoys playing with the combination of good and evil, beauty and degeneration. The figures in her work often take on different roles, flickering between seducer and victim, preacher and sinner, woman and child. Graphic novels, game concept art, movies and fashion photography mainly inspire her work.
SHOWS The Doodling Show,End of the World
Gala Bent is a drawing-centric painter, working most often on paper, but also on walls in site-specific spaces and in animation. In her gouache-colored drawings, one thing becomes another, and borders are uncertain. The result is a fertile, cataclysmic landscape where constructed elements and organic patterns of flow both collide and mesh, often angling toward abstraction. Her most recent series, O Mountain, takes the singular form of a mountain as its focus. These forms become sentient characters, heaving their masses into sighs and tears. Gala was born near Detroit, raised in Northern Indiana, schooled in Buffalo, and now lives in Seattle with her husband, fellow artist Zack Bent, and three young sons. Upcoming exhibitions include G.Gibson Gallery (Seattle) and Ampersand International (San Francisco). Gala was selected to be a Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking resident this October at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon. See and read more at www.ggibsongallery.com
SHOWS Vivid Visions
Infused with hypersaturated color combinations, the paintings of Grant Wiggins represent an amalgam of graphic inspirations. His design-intensive “maximalist” paintings jam together bold lines, vivid color combinations, and complex patterns — tapping into the visual energy of mass-market design while circumventing the psychological warfare that underlies the motivations of the marketplace. Wiggins is the only artist in Arizona to show consecutively in the 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009 editions of the Arizona Biennial, held at the Tucson Museum of Art. He also has exhibited his paintings twice at Phoenix Art Museum and in the inaugural TCA Biennial, at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Recent gallery experience includes shows with Soyal Gallery and Squeeze Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as Thomas Hayes Gallery in Hollywood, California.
SHOWS Special Characters
New York City, letters, graffiti and text all serve as sources of inspiration for Greg Lamarche. His collages incorporate found materials and a variety of commercially printed papers. The work plays with a profusion of font styles, word fragments and multiple layers and employs characteristics from graffiti such as repetition, bold colors, multiple perspectives and movement. Each unique work is created by hand cut paper collected over the years and blends the elements of graphic design and fine arts. Born and raised in New York, Greg Lamarche has been making collages since the sixth grade when he used fire works wrappers gathered from the schoolyard as material. He began writing graffiti in 1981 and published Skills magazine during the early 90s. He has worked both as a designer and artist since 2000. His work has been featured in numerous publications including, New York Times, Print, Juxtapoz, Modern Painters and Arkitip among others. His artwork has also been featured in several new books including Graffiti New York and Cutting Edges, Contemporary Collage as well as the soon to be released World Piecebook for which he created the cover graphics.
SHOWS Hair Show
Grim Wilkins is a talented individual living and working in the honestly underrated and rather shiny city of Oakland, California. He is blessed with a staggering intellect, huge muscles, and a disarming smile. His work has been featured in Spectrum 17 and 18, CFSL Artbook 05 and 06, in his own self-published graphic novel "Love Story in the Woods", and on occasional album covers and gallery walls.
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Ms. Haruka’s work is a delicious mix of the utterly morbid and the beautiful combined with a delicacy that gives each image a sense of utmost fragility. Her main subjects tend to be bones and flowers and each radiates an eerie beauty. Her style is called "Kirie," and is made by cutting small pieces of paper that become the various fields of color in her works.
SHOWS Nike Graphic Studio Art Show,Blazer Mania 2,Year of the Dragon,Lazerz!
Born as a Kiwi, grew up in LA, relocated to Portland, design for Nike, burn toast for life.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
Ian 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 Digital Soul
Ippei Gyobu was born in Osaka Japan in 1974. He graduated from the kobe Art institute and started his career as a character designer at a computer gaming company. His first major project was designing characters for the entire cat of the game " Cool Cool Toon" and worked on other various projects for 4 years. In 2001 he started his own independent studio and since then has worked with various clients such a Nike, Adidas, Sony. Japan Rail, Coca-Cola, Playstation, Sega, Konami, His creations were interpreted into video games, animation apparel Design and 3-D figures.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
Like Submariner, Jack Pollock is at war with the surface world, and his unique illustrations bear eloquent witness to this constant struggle.
SHOWS End of the World
Jacob Markrof is late-night, sub-level, lurk-fanatic who lives for strange situations. Portland based, Jacob draws most of his influences from the rainy season, where he can pour over books on alchemy, mysticism, ancient cultures, medieval history, cults, conspiracy theory, and Magik. Through his oil paintings he combines his knowledge of these categories into regal medieval-era portraits. Jacob studied traditional animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated in 2004. It wasn't until the fall of 2010 that he found his passion for oil paintings. Self taught he creates his own form of alchemy by changing canvas, wood, and paint into portals to different dimensions.
SHOWS Vans Show
Jai tanju comes from a line of artists. His late father sinan cemil tanju & grandfather haluk cemil tanju were both respected painters from turkey. Born 1968 in long island New York . Raised in san jose ca. At 25 , jai started taking pictures with a camera his granfather gave him. He took a photography class at a local community college where he got a D-. That was the end of his class instruction, but the just the beginning of his love for photography. Jai was a skateboard photographer for some 10 or more years and did work for magazine such as Skateboarder, Slap, Thrasher, Transworld, Big Brother, Strength, Monster, SB Japan, Uno and many more. Jai has also published a few books such as "With a Camera from Marc" and "Just Keep Going". He also shot the photographs of Horiyoshi III for two books , first Bushido: Legacies of Japanese tattoo then Tattoos of the Floating worlds. Six years ago he started the Film por vida print exchange program where he sents photos via the mail to friends, family , other photographers, & whoever wants to exchange with him. To join or see a log of the mail he gets go to filmporvida.blogspot.com. He took this project and made it into a art show called "Film Por Vida!" that has shown in New York, London, San Francisco, Salt lake city, Chicago and Norway. Jai curently lives in San Jose ca with his wife Blanche and dog Frida and runs their gallery called Seeing Things Gallery.
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Jaime Zollars paints pictures of imaginary people and places far away. She has created imagery for children’s books, magazines, newspapers, ad campaigns, and gallery walls. Jaime’s art has been recognized by a bunch of great publications and societies, including Taschen’s Illustration Now, American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, 3×3, Spectrum, Curvy Australia, Design Taxi, XFuns Taipei, DPI Taiwan, and BBC’s Culture Shock. Jaime lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, and enjoys teaching talented future illustrators and creative entrepreneurs at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
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SHOWS An Ounce of Power
I’m a culture worker with a background in advertising, design and various curatorial practices. Having worked for Wieden+Kennedy, Dark Horse Comics, Laika, and Nike along with running my own online art gallery has heavily influenced my current art practice which centers around connecting community through the intersection of art and local business. I’m currently participating in the MFA program in Art and Social Practice as well as teaching graphic design at Portland State University.
SHOWS Art of Music
Specializing in commercial, lifestyle, sports and celebrity photography, Jeff Farsai brings a refreshing new spin to the digital age. Eagerly pushing the boundaries of photography with experimentation and new techniques, Jeff's main focus is to create icon images
SHOWS Portland as Fuck,Transparent Truths
Jeff 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 Fuck
Jeff 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
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Jen Mann is a Canadian artist living just outside of Toronto. She attended OCAD U from 2005-2009, receiving her BFA in printmaking. Since then she has focused on painting and developed a large body of work, which explores the subconscious, and focuses on ideas of freedom, perceived beauty, identity and home. Jen loves to garden, cook and watch movies in her free time.
SHOWS The Doodling Show,Year of the Dragon,An Ounce of Power
Jennifer Parks is a comic artist, illustrator, and Co-member of the Pony Club Gallery. Her world is filled with ghosts, charcoal, and ornamental gatherings. Her work without compromise tells the tale of that world in intensely rendered darkness. Jennifer was most recently featured in the comic anthology Study Group 12 with a tale of spirits that lurk someplace between your dreams and your window.
SHOWS Hair Show
Jenny Liz Rome is an illustrator living in Sarnia Ontario , Canada. Jenny began her career in the arts at OCADU in 2005 , and graduated with a BFA in 2009. Since graduation , Jenny has been experimenting with multi layered process’s. She strives to develop surreal pop images by combining classic and modern modes of creation. Themes of femininity , raw animal nature , and surreal fashion can often be found in her work. Jenny’s work can be found in galleries and print shops in Canada , The United States , Australia , and England. Her work can also be found in publications like Poor But Sexy , and Marie Claire Russia. Most recently Jenny has taken on the task to illustrate for Halo ; an Australian hair care brand.
SHOWS Hair Show
Jenny Liz Rome is an illustrator living in Sarnia Ontario , Canada. Jenny began her career in the arts at OCADU in 2005 , and graduated with a BFA in 2009. Since graduation , Jenny has been experimenting with multi layered process’s. She strives to develop surreal pop images by combining classic and modern modes of creation. Themes of femininity , raw animal nature , and surreal fashion can often be found in her work. Jenny’s work can be found in galleries and print shops in Canada , The United States , Australia , and England. Her work can also be found in publications like Poor But Sexy , and Marie Claire Russia. Most recently Jenny has taken on the task to illustrate for Halo ; an Australian hair care brand.
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Jeremy Nichols (Raskoe) holds a B.F.A. in printmaking from The Ohio State University. His interest in graffiti and skateboarding brought him into the art world. Originally born in Tokyo, Japan, the artist now resides in Portland, Oregon where he is a freelance artist/designer. In his artwork, he tries to show the near future of environments, space, humans, and animals as well as their attachment to material, and technological advances in their quest to achieve fulfillment through their artificial reality. He also tries to express the figure’s psychological and sociological interactions with in their environment in a surreal manner. The figures in his images demonstrate their own search for clarity, direction, or even one’s self, yet often tend to follow the leader as they float in space.
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Jeremy Okai Davis was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 14th 1979. He moved to Portland, Oregon in January 2007 in hopes of new inspiration. He attended The University of North Carolina in Charlotte and received a BFA in Painting and a BA in Graphic Design. His work is a reflection of his life and concerns, sometimes taking a pop spin in a direct response to the media he is fed, albeit willingly, and at other times, a more intimate portrait based approach. Jeremy Okai Davis’s color use and fidelity to his subjects make them feel alive, but without being too literal.
SHOWS Dangerous Curves,Lazerz!
Jessica Raddatz, aka. "JesseHectic", grew up in the Pacific NW and currently lives and works in Portland. The "Rambo Tambo" series was born out of a project meant to reconnect with peoplethrough the dying art form of the hand written letter. It grew into a movement to start an all girl all tambourine band named "Rambo Tambo." Growing exponentially in size, the band will roguely bomb venues with a flash tambourine mob of women. Look out for a future "surprise" performance in a city near you.
SHOWS Blazer Mania 2
Jess Hirsch lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Minnesota. She grew up in rural Minnesota swimming until the lake froze over and making movies in the woods. Her work spans from delicate graphite drawing to large-scale sculpture. She is co-founder of Homeschool, a nomadic art gallery based in Portland Oregon, and co-creator of the Portland Healing Project, a healing workshop series and online resource for artists and low-income families to find affordable healthcare through alternative medicine. When Jess is not sharpening pencils, she rides her bike, takes her precious Boston Terrier to the park, and schemes how art can make life better.
SHOWS Special Characters
Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator hailing from Brooklyn NY. You probably first stumbled upon her work because of Daily Drop Cap, a project in which she illustrated an illustrative initial cap almost every day for over a year. She first began drawing fancy letters in college but really refined her skills while working for Louise Fili Ltd. Her work has been featured in most major American design and illustration publications as well as a few overseas and she’s been named one of Print Magazine’s New Visual Artist (20 under 30) an ADC Young Guns and a GDUSAPerson to Watch. Aside from lettering, she’s also created several silly semi-educational internet projects such as shouldiworkforfree.com andmomthisishowtwitterworks.com
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A native North-westerner, Jessica McCourt resides in a sleepy beast of a town across the water from Seattle. Influence by a fascination with folktales, ghost, creatures and nature, she adds these elements into her work, creating her own mythology and stories in a visual medium. Her mainstay is watercolor, although she does wander into acrylic now and again.
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Joel bought a five gallon bucket of bullet casings from a firing range and it took about three days to sort them out by caliber. Feel free to touch. Say hi to Joel at colleyconcepts.com or @joelpdx.
SHOWS Lazerz!
To infuse depth and luminosity into his work, Jordan employs a palette of punchy hues. Experimenting, he discovered that when inks layer heavily onto Mylar, it creates a rich, almost melted effect. Pigments become slightly volatile, even mercurial, and their behavior enlivens the entire process. Jordan likes to explore how different amalgams of color work together, because it sure trumps sitting back and watching paint dry.
SHOWS End of the World
Joseph McVetty lives and works in Portland, Oregon. The skull masked participants of his drawings act out communal rituals involving new age signifiers aimed at evoking the feelings associated with uniformed homespun cult drop-outs.
SHOWS Glades and Ragged Underwood
Julia Gfrörer is an artist and printer who lives in Portland, Oregon. Her comic books include Mundane Grimoire, Too Dark to See, the series Ariadne auf Naxos, and Flesh and Bone, which was nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2010, and included in 2011's Best American Comics anthology. She has long red hair, likes to cry, and drinks a lot of tea.
SHOWS Blazer Mania 2
Julianna Swaney was born in Michigan and grew up playing outside with her dogs and cats, going on family vacations to historical sites, and visiting antique stores, all of which continue to be an influence on her work. She attended Maine College of Art and got her BFA in 2005. Since then she has shown her work in galleries around the country and had her illustrations in several magazines, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Uppercase, & Tin House, and did the illustrations of the book Menagerie by Sharon Montrose. She now lives in Portland, Oregon and continues to make a living from her artwork.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
A passionate designer and fair weather artist from Portland, Justin Hawkins has worked as graphic designer for more than 10 years. With experience at creative Pacific Northwest companies such as Nike, Weiden & Kennedy and Peetkegler, Justin thrives on working with others to make interesting projects or products come to life. On a mission to discover his passion in life, Justin developed a keen interest in business, branding and marketing. After three years of researching and brainstorming projects that might be worth quitting his job over, he stumbled into the opportunity to co-found Churchkey Can Co. With the endless opportunities for collaboration and connecting with the community, it was the perfect fit.
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When it comes down to what inspires me, it's impossible to narrow it down to one or a few particular things with all of the information out there. I have a very cut and paste approach of what I find interesting, funny, beautiful or otherwise, visually appealing. I look a lot at scientific illustration for different reference images, but from there, it's pretty much a free-for-all. Pop culture, fashion, movies, pattern, color, typography, science...name it, I probably look into it.
SHOWS Dead Stock
Kate Bingaman Burt is an illustrator and educator. She has been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing until her hand cramps since 2006. Her first book, Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where, along with being an Assistant Professor and the co-program coordinator of Graphic Design at Portland State University, she also makes piles of work about consumerism: zines! pillows! dresses! drawings! paper chains! photos!
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Katsuya Terada was born on December 7th 1963 in Okayama Japan. He started his professional career as a comic artist and illustrator while he was still attending art school in Tokyo. He became a professional illustrator immediately after graduating art school which is very rarely seen in Japan especially without any representation from design firms. Terada’s art work can be found in all sorts of medias such as comics, cover illustrations, films and video games. Katsuya Terrada has worked on various full length movies as a concept/character designer. Films Terada has worked on include Zeiram, Yatterman and Cutie Honey but is probably best known in the U.S. as the character designer for the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire by Studio IG. He has also contributed design works to American films such as Hellboy and Sucker Punch. Terada’s career as a video game character designer is also well respected and best known to gamers for his character designs on Virtue Fighter 2. He has published a wide range of comics, Monkey King (Saivuki Den) being his most current full color comic which is roughly based on a famous ancient Chinese tale. Monkey King has been translated into Chinese, French and English and has developed him a fan base all over the world. He openly claims various influences in his work, particularly from French artist Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and Japan based artist Katsuya Otomo best known for his creation of Akira. His works are not only 2d media, he has collaborated with Nike for sneaker design and has also done graphics for apparel brands. His new illustration book will be published by Dark Horse Comics later this year. This is his 2nd gallery show at Compound and first free hand drawn art work show in the U.S.
SHOWS Year of the Dragon
Keith was born in 1978 in Tacoma, WA. He went to Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. He received his BA in Fine Art. He later went to Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. He left a year before completion of his BFA to accept a job at Seattle design firm Ames Bros. He worked there for 2 years. He currently lives in Portland, OR. He spends most of his time painting pictures of animals and people.
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Kelly Rae Burns was born in Austin, Texas in 1983. She received her Bachelors in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. She lived shortly in Italy and Australia creating artwork and meeting other artists. While in her undergraduate studies she became deeply interested in the human spirit and it’s interaction within nature. She also attended Oxbow School of Art in 2008 and Contemporary Arts Center Residency in 2011. She has been recently published in international magazines: Blanket Magazine, Annalemma, Analecta Literary Arts Journal and Carpaccio. Her main medium is gouache and graphite on a heavyweight watercolor or printmaking paper. She currently lives in Houston, TX with her husband, baby and their pit bull.
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Kengo Olsen is an illustrator, graphic designer, lettering-er, risk taker, Asian hipster, and banana lover who was born and raised in Japan. He moved to America alone when he was 15 years old in order to learn more about fine arts and his half-American roots. A curiosity of new materials and a new way of expressing art led him to graphic design, hand lettering, and illustration. His concept of his work is all about smile, happy, fun, and kawaii. His goal is to make people smile and happy, and that’s all he wants. 
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Kim Slate was born and raised in Richland, WA. She studied Character Animation at the California Institute of the Arts before moving to Oregon to work at Laika, where she animated the puppets' faces on Coraline and Paranorman, and currently on The Boxtrolls.
SHOWS Hair Show
Laith McGregor’s practice draws on illusionary material to convey a sense of the uncanny in his work. The figures that he represents are derived from both factual and fictitious realms. The qualities that result from McGregor’s practice highlight the grey areas that exist between fiction and non-fiction. McGregor has exhibited widely throughout Australia most recently in 'Physical Video' Gallery of Modern Art Queensland, 'New Psychedelia' The University of Queensland Art Museum (2011) and 'Freehand: Recent Australian Drawing' Heide Museum of Art, Melbourne (2010). He won the 2009 Qantas Art Prize and has been a finalist for numerous other prizes including: Rick Amor Drawing Prize (2010), Wilson HTM National Art Prize (2009) and Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award (2009). In 2009 he received a New Work Grant and carried out a residency at the Centre Intermondes in La Rochelle, France.
SHOWS SPACE
Lea Loo is a third year design student at Portland State University. She believes in design that is simple but playful and is an advocate both for playing dress up and for good typesetting. Interests include: mid-century modern design, architecture, personal style and the internet. She believes that the main challenge for designers today is to be able to sift through the vast amount of visual culture that exists in order to create strong design solutions and most importantly, meaning.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
Lee Schulz began his career in art and design at the California Institute of the Arts, where he earned an MFA. Since 2007, he has been running his own studio, Yes Please, in partnership with artist and filmmaker Anouck Iyer. He has been fortunate enough to work for many of the world's top brands developing a project portfolio that ranges from ad campaigns, to limited edition packaging, apparel and product graphics, bespoke patterning systems, custom commercial fonts and gobs and gobs of motion graphics. Regular clients such as Nike, Target, Old Spice, Coca Cola, Starbucks, Showtime, IFC, and FX Networks keep the future looking bright. Additionally, his work has garnered recognition both nationally and internationally through publishing and gallery shows, and several of his posters and type designs are lucky enough to live in the permanent collection of the Museum für Gestalting in Zurich.
SHOWS End of the World
Leo Zarosinski is an illustrator and designer in Portland, Oregon. An avid creator, Leo spends frequent hours illustrating, printing, designing and building all sorts of stuff. His illustration work is about breaking down narratives into their most pivotal moments and giving the viewer a glimpse into a larger story
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
I 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 Nike Graphic Studio Art Show,Blazer Mania 2,An Ounce of Power
WASHINGTON-->ALASKA-->TEXAS-->VIRGINIA-->MISSISSIPPI-->TEXAS-->GEORGIA-->OHIO-->NEW YORK-->MISSISSIPPI-->OREGON. Some where in there ranch hand, sailor, security at an airport, husband, worked at a rock magazine, home depot, fell off a cliff, went to the bottom of the world, screenprinter, designer. Not in that order. Dood I’m a designer born to procrastinate.
SHOWS Vans Show
(1981. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California). Marco Zamora’s work is a direct product of his inspiration, which includes investigating human interactions, objects, and the environment that he is living in. Using the paintbrush to draw, his process begins by constructing an environment from his photographs. Figures are then conceptualized and added to fit his vision. The result creates a beautiful and complex tension between humankind and the urban landscape. Marco’s work can be seen mostly on the west coast, but has shown in New York, Paris, Barcelona, Miami, and Germany.
SHOWS The Doodling Show
Mari Inukai was born in Nagoya, Japan. In 1995, Mari came to the United States to pursue her studies in art. She first attended Santa Monica Community College (Mentor program), Santa Monica, California, then Associates in Art, Sherman Oaks, California, and lastly, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, where she received her BFA in Character Animation in 2004. Her short animated film, Blue and Orange, has been an official selection at numerous national and international film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival 2003, and was the Japan Grand Prize winner at the Short Shorts Film Festival EXPO 2005. Mari regularly exhibits her paintings and drawings, as well as designs clothes, toy figures, and other fun products. She currently lives in Beverly Hills, CA with her daughter, Sena..
SHOWS Year of the Dragon
mark smith product of the don & margit. spoke german first. cam & hools. cordoroy suits. loud guitars. eagle scout. 6b & rapidographs. tea with havasupai natives. flipflops. via de la valle surf. all in the eyes. the beatles. constant commentary from back of class. clay. acrylic. sculpey. multiple personalities. ozzy. monty python. froud & frazetta. bill hicks. carlin. fly, breast, back and free. bad tv. good movies. capote. buckminster fuller. samoyeds. england, germany, tallahassee, davis, denton, san diego, pasadena, portland. sneakers & tees. bass & keys. val, hayden & serena. retievers & rottweilers + a frenchy. clowns. old cars. drums. just visiting your planet. epitath will snicker, “i knew this would happen...”
SHOWS ,Dead Stock,Vivid Visions
Martin Ontiveros is part Wizard, part Warrior, and part Werewolf. A Crazy-whisperer. Metalhead. An unstoppable force. He lives, works, conjures, battles, and transforms in Portland, OR
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I was born in the Philippines in 1981, raised in the dusty deserts of Arizona, and moved to the lush forests of Portland, Oregon in 2007. Since my time attending the Pacific Northwest College of Art, I've worked in commercial art providing logos & storyboards, created my own self-published comic mini-series, and have regularly shown new work in galleries. I’ve had the pleasure of working with many clients, including Willamette Week, Nike, Skullcandy, Microsoft, & Redbull, plus lots of local businesses, galleries, and lovely individuals.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
My current work is primarily monotype, prints that are jewel-like in their intensity of color and directly-conveyed emotion. Occasionally I embellish them by screenprinting, drawing or collaging on them. I enjoy monotypes for both their painterly qualities and their spontaneity of execution. I'm a big fan of painting, don't get me wrong, but for me the process of creating a painting seems too open-ended, dragging on forever and losing it's immediacy. My monotypes exist in the moment they were created and reflect the world as I experienced it then. For me they are an easy path to remembering a place, a thought, a moment in time.
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I grew up in South Bend, Indiana. Born in Chicago, I returned there often for skateboarding in my teens and concerts after that. In Indiana, a giant portion of my early life was outdoors - wandering swamps, flipping over logs, exploring the (to me) forest primeval in my backyard. This duality shaped me and the work I do. Needing something larger after high school, I attended ASU for ceramics and anthropology. The latter has been one of my largest influences to date. I’ve been fortunate enough to show my work across the US for the past seven years. I’ve also shown bits of things in Italy, Israel, and Canada (first out of the country solo there last year). Featured in Juxtapoz, Lost at E Minor, Beautiful Decay, and Wallfarmers. I’ve been lucky enough to work with people like Mountain Dew, Nike, and Arbor on projects, and have written for Hi Fructose on and off since 2008.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
Hi! 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 Transparent Truths
Micca. Born in 1976. Her works, have been shown at national and international magazine, books as w ell as art exhibitions. The first her work was cover illustration for RYU MURAKAMI's novel and she has been involved in a wide range of activities such as space exhibition, Website, and collaboration with apparel brands. Recent work is a series of illustrations for novel of KEIICHIRO HIRANO who got The Akutagawa Prize which is a Japanese literary award and illustrations for "Accessory Design educational text book" from the (UK) Berg Publishing. Now she is participated in santorini biennale (http://www.santorinibiennale.gr/).
SHOWS Dead Stock,An Ounce of Power,Portland as Fuck
Michael Buchino is a graphic artist in Portland, Oregon, and the blog moderator for AIGA Portland.
SHOWS Printer Issues
SHOWS Transparent Truths
Michelle Morin is an artist who lives and works on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She studied painting and art history at Massachusetts College of Art. Michelle has worked for many years in the horticultural field cultivating a true relationship with plants, wildlife, and their distinctive habitats. With many years designing and maintaining gardens, Michelle has narrowed her primary focus to nature as a subject to reference. She works to convey the beauty and complexities of nature using texture, pattern, and narrative elements throughout her work, which range from elaborate watercolor and gouache compositions on paper to vast and more layered paintings on canvas. Through her travels she continues to seek out inspiration from the natural world while honing in on the unique details that define each place.
SHOWS Transparent Truths
SHOWS Lazerz!
Michael Hyp was born elsewhere, but raised in Portland. His works are influenced by M theory, sacred geometry, iconography of the dark arts, introspection, hallucination and Pop Shoppes lime rickey soda. When not creating artwork Michael enjoys reading beyond his depth of understanding, making beats and immersing himself in mysticism and mythology.
SHOWS Transparent Truths
Minna Katriina is a young graphic designer from Finland who loves to draw and paint.
SHOWS Amalgamation
Karaki Miyu developed her combination of Japanese mythology, folklore and east Asian iconography while majoring in design at Tokyo Polytechnic University. After graduating Karaki went on to receive a masters degree from the prestigious Tokyo National University of Fine Art. Since finishing her masters studies in 2009 Karaki has used her flare for mythology on freelance projects ranging from developing characters for restaurants, illustrations for magazines and murals for retail stores. Kamiki currently lives in Tokyo, Japan.
SHOWS The Doodling Show,End of the World
Hailing from the Bay Area, I currently reside in Portland, Oregon, and I hold a BFA in Illustration from Pacific Northwest College of Art. I work as a production assistant for Bent Image Lab creating storyboards, set designs, props, and puppets for stop-motion productions.
SHOWS Annoyed Grunt
Mr. Kiji has made a name for himself by producing quirky vector graphic work. By working digitally he has created a robust visual vocabulary achieved through an efficient use of simple geometric shapes and a unique use of color. Mr. Kiji graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Industrial Design. Since graduating he has worked in a variety of capacities in the design field before focusing his efforts full time to Illustration and Graphic Art projects. His client list includes AOL, Bloomberg, Converse, HTC, MTC,The New York Times and Sprint. Beyond his commercial work he has show in galleries in Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Vancouver.
SHOWS Year of the Dragon
Born in 1968 in Yokohama, Mr. Kaneko graduated from the Kuwasawa Design Institute with a degree in Illustration. He began working freelance in 1992 and in 1994 began working mainly with ASCII format and drawing mostly for Game Empire. His very dark style earned him the name, “Hellpower Kaneko.” He created posters for the movie “Party7” in 2000 and then began doing SIZO for magazines. Since 2000 he has been doing more and more types of work as his workload has increased. In 2004 he created the extremely popular poster series for the fighting opera “HUSTLE.” He is currently one of the most saught after illustrators in Japan, yet his motto remains, “Have as much fun in life as you can!” ...and his works certainly reflect that sentiment.
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I am a Minneapolis native who was lured to the west coast with visions of temperate weather, wine country and day trips to the ocean. I currently live and work in Portland as a freelance designer and crafter, two passions that often mingle to produce the hand touched aesthetic I love to create. My favorite design mantra is "maximum meaning, minimal means." My work has been honored in Communication Arts, AIGA MN Design Show and Dirty Fingernails: One-of-a-Kind Collection of Graphics Uniquely Designed by Hand, Rockport 2009.
SHOWS Blazer Mania
:Nathan Gelgud starting making portraits when he drew a page full of 40 people with the initials J.C. for a friend with the initials J.C. Since then, he’s drawn a lot of portraits of people he likes and drawn lots of portraits for people to give to their loved ones. He also creates book-covers-as-original art and draws comics. He’s shown and sold work in both galleries and specialty shops in New York and elsewhere, and is a regular contributor to The Believer and the all-comics newspaper Smoke Signal. His blog, Take The Soda Free and Jet, derives its name from a De La Soul song.
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Nathan McKee is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. McKee’s illustrations and paper cutouts utilize simple lines and flat color, and are inspired by comics, sports, music and other elements of popular culture. His works have been included in exhibitions in Portland, OR, Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Boston and Switzerland & most recently can be seen in the Adidas campaign release of the 20th anniversary of Dikembe Mutombos shoe. McKee runs the website fakeyourowndeath.com & the tshirt line Makem Takem.
SHOWS Off the Wall PDX
Nathaniel Russell has exhibited in solo and group shows internationally and his art and design-work can be seen in record covers, books, and magazines all over the world. He enjoys the finer things in life such as drawing, skateboarding, eating food and hanging out with his loved ones. He currently lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana.
SHOWS Off the Wall PDX
Neil was one of the first skateboarders to make his own skate graphics, setting the bar high for all skate companies and riders to follow. He is involved in all different types of art, photography, painting and music. Neil is a private person, but he is a hero for being true to skateboarding, and true to himself.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
Nicole Lavelle is a person living and working in Portland, Oregon. Her preferred mediums are words, ink and vegetables. www.makingstuffanddoingthings.com -and- www.w-o-r-d-u-p.biz
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I grew up from a superstitious family. My mother often put me to bed with ghost stories, especially the legend of my great grandfather who was a heroic shaman. This is possibly the reason why I often have strange dreams. They inspire me to draw ghostly portraits of boys and young men, who are lost between myths and memories, dreams and reality. As a boy, I was a volunteered librarian, and since then I have developed my love for story telling, old books and geeky glasses. After I graduated an MA from Central Saint Martins, I was fortunate enough to work with amazing people at the V&A museum, Universal music, and Granta Publishing. I spend my days painting, listening to old vinyls on the record player, teaching illustration workshops, and write for various people such as Thailand creative & Design center, Thaismile magazine, startdrawing.org
SHOWS Vivid Visions
Oliver Hibert was born in Seattle, Washington in 1983. Self taught and determined, Hibert made his debut in galleries by the age of sixteen. Hibert’s bright palette and magical scenes caught the attention of MTV for a music video at the age of eighteen. Shortly thereafter, came an impressive art show at the Phoenix Art Museum followed by consecutive biennial shows at the Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona. Oliver Hibert has now shown his paintings, designs and illustrations in numerous retail stores, galleries and museums around the globe including – Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Australia. Hibert has worked with such clients as MTV, Disney, Nike, Adidas, Diesel, Fender Musical Corp, The Flaming Lips, Pepsi, BBC, GQ Magazine, Time Out Magazine, Proctor&Gamble, Salomon Snowboards and Yellow Book. In 2008, Hibert’s work for DesignersBlock at London’s Design Week was short-listed and exhibited in the “Designs of the Year Show” at the London Design Museum. Currently, Oliver Hibert resides in Scottsdale, Arizona on his desert farm of cacti and albino peacocks. Oliver Hibert is represented internationally by Debut Art. www.oliverhibert.com
SHOWS End of the World
Pat Perry is an artist and illustrator who calls Michigan home. The lands of the north, the people he meets, and ordinary Midwestern streets have always moved him. Making drawings each day is his attempt to digest the indegistable; seemingly indescribable life experience, and the ephemeral acquaintances and scenery that is carried along with such encounters, situations and chapters. In between showing his art or working on an assortmant of creative projects, Pat travels quite frequently. Although he is happy to be able to speak and have an audience through his artwork, he does his best everyday to listen and learn from the world he lives in.
SHOWS Year of the Dragon
Patrick Fong was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, he moved to New York City to study graphic design at Pratt Institute. Hungry for real life work experience, Fong dropped out of graduate design school and started working as an Art Director in the music business. He worked for both Sony Music and Atlantic Records creating album covers and music packaging for a variety of different music artists including Kid Rock, Diddy, John Legend, Cee-Lo, and Notorious BIG. His work is a combination of illustration and graphic design. Currently, he is living and working as a Creative Director at a Marketing Agency in Los Angeles, California.
SHOWS Wyld Life
Ping Zhu:Ping Zhu is a she-illustrator, organically grown in Los Angeles, imported to London. Her gouache paintings are inspired by 60's graphics, the animal kingdom, and dark humor. This series (personally referred to as Sexual Fauna) is focused on the mating rituals of different species and how they may or may not relate to our own.
SHOWS Vivid Visions
Pinkyvision. I make art about life. Technicolor interpretations of my experience. Explorations of the infinite particular and the iconographic past and present. This moment and how to celebrate it. I also create work for Flip skateboards, Altamont Apparel and Gnu Snowboards amongst others. Remember - Never Yawn.
SHOWS Off the Wall PDX
Rich Jacobs is an artist living in currently in oakland california. He has not always lived here - but is here for now.  He splits his time making art, curating, playing music, being a dad, traveling,  and considering the benefits of well spiced foods. Jacobs has a thing for making artwork, illustrated images, murals ,and hand drawn pictures. he likes making them. He also loikes going on walks and looking at things regularly .  Much of his work references his surroundings, human interactions, overheard conversations, and the faces of folks living nearby him who he has contact with. there is a definite abstract side to his work as well-but he swears there is a deep, and semi obvious connection to his more figurative works , even in those . The dual processes, or methods for making work is exciting to the artist.  Coming up with new patterns, and shapes and more abstracted ideas is something he tries to push himself towards in the discovery of new inspiration. The desire for capturing the experience of those he draws, or paints is seen in their depiction, and expressions. Jacobs sees the human experience as exciting , and is glad to be alive to see it first hand. he feels humbled, and grateful for the chance to try to make art for others. 
SHOWS Year of the Dragon,An Ounce of Power
Rob-o studied illustration at University of the Arts in Philadelphia and then studied graphics at Hussian School of Art. While in school, Rob-o was freelancing in New York’s booming record and fashion industry. Being a child of the 80’s, he grew-up in the golden area of East Coast Graffiti. Surviving quite a few style battles, Rob-o quickly learned at a young age to always keep your skills sharp. To this day, Rob-o uses that same energy in a 20yr old professional career and in his grass roots art. Rob-o also likes to refer to himself as a Life Designer. He enjoys pulling inspiration from what’s around him everyday. Being in the present fashion trade, he has an overwhelming desire to bring back the craft men side of the industry and present it on every gallery wall around the world. To do that, he creates TesT studios, a platform where he can challenge himself and the profession. Not just with his talent, but with his subject matter. Rob-o’s passion is to interpret the unspoken stories of Black America’s dignified past. For him, these stories in their bare essence is about self endurance, solidarity, pride, undying passion and love. Some things all humans can relate too.
SHOWS Year of the Dragon
A graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York, Mars begins the creative process by preparing his surface with multiple layers of brown paper in order to define the edges and delineate the background planes of color. He then alternates layers of paint and vintage paper ephemera, sanding away portions of the layers as he works, revealing the desired portions of under painting with the overall intention to provide the viewer with a muted window into America’s past. Chronicling this fascination with 1950’s and 60’s iconography, Mars has produced a body of artwork from his studio in New York that celebrates the commonplace objects and icons of an America long past, in a thoroughly modern and exquisitely constructed manner. His eye for a distinct facet of American history is impeccable and his ability to manipulate the color and wordplay of vintage printed material has earned him reference with the likes of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Richard Diebenkorn among other masters from the School of Pop. Robert Mars’ artwork is exhibited worldwide including museum collections in Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Paris, Aspen and Naples. His artwork has also been selected for the upcoming Absolut Vodka 2012 campaign alongside Damien Hirst and he was also recently commissioned by Oceania Cruise Lines to create site specific pieces for their newest cruise ship, the Marina.
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My name is Robin Adkison. I spent the first 20 years of my life living in Mansfield TX. In 2008 I moved to the north western part of the US. I currently live in Yakima WA. I’ve been drawing and coloring things since I was a little, and never really stopped. Over the years I’ve primarily been involved in illustration, murals, painting, and album design. In each of these areas I follow a personal code of aesthetics which I am continually growing and refining. Landscape, surrealism, electronic/instrumental music, “Cool”, modernism and Spirit have been influential in building this aesthetic.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
Rory Sparks is the founder of Em Space Book Arts Center, where artists have access to studio space and equipment on a membership basis for their book arts practice. She produces her own work out of the studio, and specializes in letterpress printing and limited edition books for artists and photographers. She also teaches at various institutions including Oregon College of Art and Craft, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Em Space.
SHOWS Off the Wall PDX
Russ Pope has been an artist since he was able to hold a pencil. He drew through many days at school when others were doing schoolwork. He drew comic book superheroes at home and invented characters that came to life with the touch of his pencil to paper. Art classes were the best part of high school. As a teen, art and skateboarding first collided when some of his art was used by skateboard companies. During these years, he worked and rode for SmallRoom Skateboards, traveled to skate spots around the US and worked in a skate shop in San Luis Obispo, California. When one looks at Russ’s art, it is easy to see that his painting is as integral to his life and sanity as food, water, music, skateboarding and family. The rawness of his work can be felt by viewing the large brush strokes, thick lines and colorful backgrounds of many pieces. One senses music and movement through the application of color, image and brush strokes. Elements of culture, politics, animals and celebration pop out of the base of his art. It is easy to feel freedom, chaos and release when one views Russ’s pieces as a body of work, these feelings are fundamental to his life and work. –J. Bostwick
SHOWS Hair Show
Born in 1978 in Boise Idaho, Ryan Airhart was inspired by his father, a well known artist and gallery owner in the area. After countless hours spent in his father's studio, Ryan developed his passion for art. Ryan studied graphic design at Portland State University. He works with several mediums, including acrylic painting, screen print, and digital art. Currently Ryan is a graphic designer at Nike inc.
SHOWS Amalgamation
I'm a comics inspired gentleman surrounded by toys and Chewbacca masks. I like drawing sharks and animals and creatures and daredevils and superheroes. Sometimes I combine all of them - sometimes they are on their own - it really depends on my mood.
SHOWS Blazer Mania,Blazer Mania 2
Ryan Bubnis’ clean yet chaotic style has been described as “urban folk.” Through his paintings, installations and design work, he comments on themes relating to the human condition. Vibrant, abstracted shapes and faces radiate joy and optimism while they float in and out of rich, multi-layered realms. Working intuitively he incorporates a range of mediums that include found objects, paper, wood, canvas, spray paint, acrylics, cel vinyl, sandpaper, pencil and India ink. He draws inspiration from life, graffiti, Saturday morning cartoons and outsider art from a variety of cultures. Born in California in 1975, he received his BFA in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art where he now teaches a professional practices course to undergraduate students. His work has been shown extensively throughout the US, UK, Taiwan and Canada. He has been featured in publications such as Nintendo Power, Clout, Vapors and Juxtapoz magazines. Some of his clients include Kidrobot, Nike, Imperial Motion, Aleph Zero, The Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, Seattle Weekly, Hasbro, Threadless, Uncommon and 20th Century Fox. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
SHOWS SPACE
Ryan is a multidisciplinary designer living and working in Portland, Oregon. His main motivations in the creative industry focus on storytelling, whether that be through publication design, branding, film or interactive design. This piece in particular is a stab at creating an immersive environment to engage and delight the viewer, and hopefully tell a good story too. This piece uses a combination of traditional craft working skills - model building, painting, and woodworking - and is combined with the more modern fabrication of 3d printing. 
SHOWS Brash
Studying art in its basic forms and creating print work for the Seattle music scene led to the creation of the layered, intense and intricate work seen today. Iconic and ironical poster art is uniquely layered within an intricate dark color palette fused with imagination, graffiti and modern typography. The canvas captures a fantasy-scene combining day dreams and traditional street art uniquely in paint, paper and canvas.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
Ryan Jacob Smith lives in Portland, Oregon where he enjoys collecting old science books and ephemera from thrift stores, skateboarding and buying records. He was raised in Orange County where he passed his early days rock collecting, bmx riding, skating and cub scouting. He graduated, with honors, from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California (2001). His narrative work explores themes ranging from the earth and its environment to consciousness, the human body, survival and hurt and healing. Incorporating the traditions of illustration, painting, and collage, his work is a mingling of intention and improvisation. His innovative pieces bear the marks of their own history; fragments, mistakes and unconscious marks are incorporated into the composition such that each work represents an honest account of its own development. Combining acrylics, spray paint, silk-screen and graphite, Ryan's work is as much informed by the street culture of his youth as his formal fine art training.
SHOWS Lazerz!
Having been born into a family that highly values Japanese aesthetic, Ryo Okamoto moved to London to attend art school in 1995. During the next five years he immersed himself in a variety of studies, from economics to biology, while continuing his art, having been inspired by artists such as Basquiat and Keith Herring. Upon his return to Japan in 1999, Okamoto had his first solo art show at IDEE SHOP Pacific. He took a break from art in 2002 till 2009, during which time he worked for an imports company, a job that took him all over Europe. His interest in art resurfaced in 2009 with a heightened interest in folk art, a small collection of which he accumulated while traveling.
SHOWS SPACE
Samantha is a junior in the graphic design program at Portland State still exploring and experimenting with her voice as a designer and also as an artist. Her style can be described as conceptual, modern, abstract, and streamlined. Her interests and go-to’s for inspiration include: fashion, black & white imagery, contemporary art (and really just art in general), magazines and books, conversations about human existence and behavior, and music. Samantha is not afraid about her unknown future in design but she believes that hard work, ambition, and a lot of late nights will help her get where she needs to be.
SHOWS SPACE
Samantha is a junior in the graphic design program at Portland State still exploring and experimenting with her voice as a designer and also as an artist. Her style can be described as conceptual, modern, abstract, and streamlined. Her interests and go-to’s for inspiration include: fashion, black & white imagery, contemporary art (and really just art in general), magazines and books, conversations about human existence and behavior, and music. Samantha is not afraid about her unknown future in design but she believes that hard work, ambition, and a lot of late nights will help her get where she needs to be.
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"The best folktales have a dark edge. Conversely, the best folk art pops with colour - perhaps as a visual way of whistling in the dark, perhaps a celebration of the richness of northern Europe's storytelling tradition. Sandra Dieckmann's nature inspired illustration has got that elusive, comfortable yet disquieting quality in spades."
SHOWS Transparent Truths
Sarah Burwash was born in the mountain town of Rossland, British Columbia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Working in a variety of media from collage and mix media to animation and ceramics, Sarah’s artwork often takes form of watercolour drawing and installation. When Sarah is not off adventuring or attending a residency, she resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
SHOWS SPACE
Based in Portland, Oregon, Savannah Julian is a graphic designer who values hard work, critical thinking, and a methodical workflow. Historical ephemera, bold typography, and whitespace influence her design. Currently, she manages a student-staffed design studio at Portland State University and has begun applying her design sensibilities to the web. She looks forward to tackling some larger collaborative projects and to continue studying type design.
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Scott Albrecht was born in 1983 in New Brunswick, NJ, and raised in Bethlehem Township, NJ. In 2003, he received a degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Albrecht is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and a member of The Gowanus Studio Space. His work incorporates elements of woodworking, hand-drawn typography and geometric collage using vintage printed ephemera and found objects. For a list of previous exhibitions, please visit Scott Albrecht was born in 1983 in New Brunswick, NJ, and raised in Bethlehem Township, NJ. In 2003, he received a degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Albrecht is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and a member of The Gowanus Studio Space. His work incorporates elements of woodworking, hand-drawn typography and geometric collage using vintage printed ephemera and found objects. For a list of previous exhibitions, please visit ScottyFiveAlive.com
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
Born 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 Special Characters
Sean Barton is a painter originally from the Bay Area of California. He has traveled and made his home in Europe, Canada, and all over the United States. He presently lives and works in Seattle, Washington. His work is both two-dimensional and three-dimensional and encompasses his passion for surface, traditional sign painting, and our vanishing america. Sean has exhibited throughout the United States and most recently in Tokyo, Japan.
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Sean Edward Whelan is an Australian artist living and working in Niigata, Japan. Culling inspiration from traditional buildings and architecture, old found objects and religious paraphernalia, Sean creates complex figurative artworks that explore the mysteries and mythologies hiding in present day Japan.
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Senjiro Yakada: Born in Osaka Japan. He has been painting and sketching ever since he joined a drawing club when he was only in a kindergarten. He attended Doshisha University studying engineering but just couldn't give up his childhood dream of being an artist and making a living off his art and creative design. He started his career in T.V. animation and short film and now currently works as a graphic and flash designer as well as pursuing is dream as an artist.
SHOWS Vivid Visions
Now, bold, bright, captivating and psychedelic, describes American artist, Spencer Hibert's style of artwork. Hibert was born in Seattle, Washington in 1980. Recognized for his innovative sculpture and striking paintings, the self taught artist has also designed for Faesthetic magazine, Ecko clothing, and Threadless. His paintings have been shown at galleries across the country, and in 2009 over a million of his Miigii characters hit vending machines world wide. His larger resin sculptures have been spotlighted in many shows and have been featured in many publications including 944 magazine and Phoenix New Times. In 2010 he was awarded with the first ever Visual Big Brains Award by the Phoenix New Times. Spencer Hibert currently resides in the Arizona desert where visionary mirages continue to appear and inspire him.
SHOWS Stacey Rozich,The Doodling Show
Stacey Rozich is a Seattle-based Illustrator and Graphic Designer. Stacey studied Illustration at California College of the Arts as well as Design at Seattle Central Creative Academy. Her work focuses on folkloric narratives bought to life by bold patterns, texture and color. Her client list includes The FADER, The Stranger, K Records, Southern Lord, and more. Not only does her work appear commercially, it has shown in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Milwaukee and Berlin. Most days she can be found watching 30 Rock, drawing and daydreaming about cats. Sometimes all at once.
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Stella Im Hultberg* is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NYC. Born in South Korea, raised in Seoul, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and later in California, she studied Industrial Design and worked as a product designer before serendipitously falling into the art world in late 2005. When not painting or drawing, she likes to eat, ride her bicycle, and play the New York Times crossword puzzle.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
my name is steve mathews, i live in portland, oregon. i like to paint, raise my kids, and ride silly toys on concrete and in the water.
SHOWS End of the World
Steve Seeley lives and works in Chicago. He has shown his art throughout the U.S and extensively in the Midwest. His work investigates a world where man, fascinated by outer space, has vacated earth to live in the solitude of space. In his absence, animals begin to fulfill their true destinies.These destinies include, but are not limited to, forming an alliance against man (shall he ever return), developing super hero like powers, and rocking out to heavy metal.
SHOWS The Bearded What
Steve Seeley was born in a small town in central Wisconsin in 1979. There he was raised on a steady diet of hash browns, action figures, heavy metal and adventure. He received his BFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before moving to Columbus where he received his MFA from the Ohio State University. After graduating he moved away from the outer limbs of the midwest right into its heart, Chicago. There he currently resides, nourishing himself on the same diet as his childhood, with the exception of "adventure", which has been replaced by whiskey. His artwork has shown in galleries across the U.S. He is represented by the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago.
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Suite Charlie is a self taught painter, born and raised in Vancouver B.C. When she was 19 she moved to Japan to travel the country and re connect with her roots. Back home in 2011, full of inspiration and in need of an outlet she began to teach herself to paint. She is mixed-race (half Japanese, quarter black, quarter white) which reflects in her mixed media oil paintings and juxtaposed subject matter. When not "painting pretty pictures", she likes to visit her grandmother and cook Japanese food together. She is currently working on a graphic novel as a personal project.
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Tadashi Ura AKA Gleamix was born in Nagasaki Japan in 1972. Ura moved to Tokyo in 1994 after graduating the Japan Design School Kyoshu branch. He started his career as illustrator doing mostly magazine and web graphics. He became an independent freelance Designer in 2002. He has won various awards in Japan such as 2007/2008 good design and TIAA award to name a few. He has been studying Japanese traditional water color drawing under Syukou Tsuchiya, who has been teaching for many years and is a well know water color artist himself in Japan since 2006. His inspirations come from everyday life and his style is mix of Japanese traditional art work with a modern twist
SHOWS The Doodling Show
Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. Recalling many issues from childhood and good old life experience, she creates images that are thought provoking and seductive. People and their relationships are a central theme throughout her work.
SHOWS An Ounce of Power
Tara Murino-Brault was born and raised in Chicago. She received her BFA in Graphic Design at The University of Illinois at Chicago and her MFA in printmaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Currently, she is an artist and educator who resides in the Portland Oregon area. She currently teaches a variety of classes at Portland Community College and is mom to a five-year-old named Gus. Her favorite mediums are all forms of printmaking, carving, and painting in gouache and acrylic. Her favorite dessert is cupcakes.
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Teagan White is a freelance designer & illustrator from Chicago, currently living and working in St Paul, Minnesota, where she recently earned her BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Her body of work encompasses intricate renderings of flora and fauna, playful depictions of cute anthropomorphic critters, illustrative typography, and everything in between. The subtleties of nature and reciprocal relationships between organisms are her primary inspirations, and her work typically incorporates flat, limited color, decorative arrangements of organic forms, and obsessive detail. Her clients have included Nike, Wired Magazine, Anthropologie, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Target, and many small businesses, independent musicians, and individuals. Her children's illustration work is represented by Tugeau 2, Inc. Teagan lives with her boyfriend Vernon in the woods across the street from train tracks and a fox den, and spends her tiny amounts of free time taking photos, exploring forests, rivers, lakes, fields, and swamps, picking wildflowers, and collecting animal bones.
SHOWS The Doodling Show
i was born in indonesia. in 1989, my parents brought me to canada. currently living and working in toronto.
SHOWS Off the Wall PDX
art, music, surf, skate, photography, walk tall dream big stay true ......YES. If I start listing things I have done or been involved in, I sound like I am bragging, but it's ALL true. Let's just say bands that have put out records and been written about .... YES. Lots and lots of bands I have helped record/produce that have put out records and been written about .... YES. Art shows, solo and group , all over the US and Europe ..... YES. Designs for skate companies and clothes .... YES. Texas Music Hall Of Fame .... YES. Art book ....YES . Documentary of me being made ..... YES. If you want to know details go to www.timkerr.net  .....  BUT , I am still breathing and hope I haven't seen the best thing yet.
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“From a young age I’ve always been making things. Building forts turned into building skate ramps which lead to building art installations. I love the art making process, from the initial spark of the ‘idea’, the creation to the finished product. Art for me is very personal and everything i make is a direct reflection on my feelings about this world and my struggle and fascination with trying to understand it and find my purpose within it.”
SHOWS The Sign Show,Lazerz!
Todd Lown was born in Seattle, Washington where he grew up skateboarding and drawing. Attending the University of Washington he earned a BFA in Printmaking and later pursued further studies in animation at the School of Visual Arts. Todd has designed artwork for album covers, t-shirts, skateboards, public art murals, and hand-painted signs. He has shown original art in Dusseldorf, Antwerp, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Todd currently resides in sunny Seattle. Over the past few years I have been working with oil and water based mediums on paintings with type as characters and content. Narrative vignettes composed of type, anthropomorphized type, form and pattern and color. My goal is to enjoy both process and product.
SHOWS Blazer Mania 2
My name is Todd Walberg. I grew up drawing and making art right here in the greater Portland area. I have spent time working through multiple styles of painting over the years. Most recently I have been focusing on portraits. I often hope to find humor through art and believe my pieces frequently have a cartoony appearance. I also believe it is important to make a political/social statement through art. In these Trail Blazer paintings I am merely exhibiting my fanaticism. I began enjoying sports smack dab in the middle of the "Drexler Era" and have been attached to the red and black ever since. Through the Jail Blazer years and into this new post Roy era I find joy in rooting for the Portland Trail Blazers.
SHOWS Desk Jazz
Inspector of snow storms and rain storms, surveyor of forest paths and across country routes. Tom Messenger is a designer and illustrator based in South East London, where produces illustration, graphic design and linoleum prints.
SHOWS Stunning Beautiy
There were many artists in my family when I was growing up; my grandfather, mother, and brother especially. My family was a big influence for me to the world of art. I vividly remember coloring in drawings my mother would draw for me when I was young. Playing with colors became a daily playtime activity. When I was in high school I started oil painting and continued studying it at a university. After I was inspired by the beauty of special effects in watercolor, such as 'nijimi' and 'bokashi', I developed the passion for painting female figures to show the beauty in colors women use to express themselves. I was inspired the most by the Japanese art that contains layers of oil painting, space and deform of animation.
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Tran Nguyen is a Georgia-based artist. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States, she received a BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, exploring the mind's dreamscape. Her paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using colored pencil and thin glazes of diluted acrylic on paper. She is currently represented by Richard Solomon.
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
Some 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 Fuck
I 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 Nike Graphic Studio Art Show,Blazer Mania 2,Lazerz!
Draw, bike, chill, tacos, beer, girls, paint, beats, skate, trees, brooklyn, watts, paris, japan, brazil, drums, movies, sex, patterns, friends, french fries, sake, sushi, peanut butter, bass lines, original, fonts, love, floral fabric, illustrator, photoshop, ink pens, water, beach, night life, street art, burgers, one hundred dollar bills, soccer, baseball, fun.
SHOWS Year of the Dragon,Glades and Ragged Underwood
Born in NY, raised in Taiwan, and lived in Portland, OR for the last 12 years, Vivian Chen takes inspiration from a wide variety of cultures and people, with very different styles and ideas – from graffiti to manga to fine art, she is mesmerized by anything and everything beautiful and intriguing, and believes that inspirations come from absolutely everywhere when you are welling to look with openness and freedom of imagination.
SHOWS ,Nike Graphic Studio Art Show,Year of the Dragon
I was six years old, drawing at my grandparents’ house, when my Grandmom walked by and said, “Willie you’re always drawing those basketball guys...What are you going to do with them?” I paused for a few seconds and said, “I’m going to work for Nike.” Before she passed, I was able to thank her for inspiring me and always having a pen and paper waiting for me. Who are you inspiring?
SHOWS Portland as Fuck
Wilder 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.
SHOWS Blazer Mania 2
Will Bryant is a freelance illustrator, maker, and collaboration enthusiast. He is constantly producing work that is light hearted and full of energy. Will has had the honor to collaborate with clients such as Ace Hotel, New York Times Magazine, Nike, Stussy, Good Magazine among others. He is currently an MFA student in studio practice at Portland State University as well as teaching adjunct in the design program. The goal is to gain experience through exploration, collaboration and critique. Eventually he aims to teach full time at the university level while maintaining a career as an illustrator, art director, and curator.
SHOWS RENEW
Yoko Furusho is a Japanese artist/illustrator based in New York. She was born in Tokyo and moved to New York to study illustration at the School of Visual Arts. After her graduation, she started her career as a professional illustrator/artist. She likes to draw details, textures and patterns with ink and acrylics, and often uses fashion as her inspiration. She is addicted to collecting fashion magazines and likes to look at a lot of dresses and cute textiles. Now she is working as an illustrator for various magazines and newspapers. Furusho is selected for the winner of Art Directors Club YG7 and for many other competitions in her early career. Her works had been featured for Maybelline New York, KEDS collective, and Glamour Magazine in Paris. Her work has also been shown at several other shows around the world.
SHOWS Stunning Beautiy
During my younger years I often spent time by myself and painting was my favorite pastime. Over the years painting has become second nature to me, it's no different than talking or breathing. My passion eventually led me to attend art school, where I was introduced to transparent watercolor. I was literally breath-taken by the beautiful lines and colors that I was able to create through it, from the bottom of my heart. After having felt this, I immediately enrolled a Musashino Art University where I majored in oil painting. Post-graduation I worked as a designer at a toy design company where I first started my career in this industry. I’m determined to be an artist for the rest of my life, standing firmly by the following concept "Uncomfortable feelings and luxuriant tradition that exist in modern Asian". I strongly wish to continue my current style of painting and taking over the traditional style by using tools made by craftsman such as sumi ink, pigment, colorant and washi paper.
SHOWS Vans Show
Ziegler studied at Brown University and graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) from in 2010. He divides his creative practice between murals and canvases and most recently sculpture. He Currently Lives and works and rides his bike daily in San Francico CA

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