Art Awakens at Gallery 1988

One of the most anticipated pop culture art shows of all-time will take place November 14th and 15th at Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles. Featuring top professional and emerging artists, the exhibit will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power. The show's original pieces will be up for auction through eBay's Giving Works, along with select prints for sale. Additionally, 7 screenprints will be available exclusively in-store during the weekend-long gallery event. 
Showcased artists include:
100% Soft, Aaron Jasinski, Alex Pardee, Andrew Degraff, Andrew Thompson, Andy Stattmiller, Anthony Petrie, Ashton Gallagher, Benjie Escobar, Bennett Slater, Brad Hill, Brandi Milne, Bruce White, Chris B. Murray, Clark Orr, Dan McCarthy, Dan Mumford, Danielle Murray, Dave Perillo, Dave Quiggle, DKNG, Eric Tan, JC Richard, Jeff Boyes, Jerkface, Joey Remmers, Joey Spiotto, Josh Keyes, Joshua Budich, Julian Callos, Justin Santora, Kelly McKernan, Ken Garduno, Kiersten Essenpreis, Kris Lewis, Kristin Tercek, Leontine Greenberg, Lola Gil, Lorraine Loots, Louis Perez, Marie Bergeron, Mark Englert, Matt Taylor, Meghan Stratman, Mike Shinoda, N.C. Winters, Nan Lawson, Naoto Hattori, Nate Frizzell, Nathan Stapley, Nicole Gustafsson, Rich Kelly, Rob Prior, Robert Bowen, Roland Tamayo, Ruel Pascual, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Sarah Joncas, Scott C, Scott Listfield, Shannon Bonatakis, Stephen Andrade, Tom Whalen, Travis Louie, Veronica Fish 
In addition, five winners of the Art Awakens Fan Art Competition, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, will also have their art included in the gallery exhibit. The winners will also be flown out to Los Angeles to attend a VIP opening reception. 
Original pieces will be up for auction on eBay from 11/13-11/23, while prints of select originals will be available for purchase on eBay from 11/13-12/12. Sales benefit UNICEF Kid Power, an innovative new program that uses the world's first Wearable-For-Good to get youth physically active to provide lifesaving, nutrition-rich food packets to kids in need around the world in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change.
We could not be more excited to have been involved in this project for going on 3 years since our first meeting with Bad Robot about the possibility. We've now been a steering force on marketing campaigns for LOST, Breaking Bad and The Force Awakens, and to be able to involve charity in all three has been a dream come true. We hope to see you at this very special exhibit.
Gallery1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Special hours on both days will be 11 AM - 10 PM
Here's a sneak peak at my piece in the show!
Click here to visit the eBay auction!  

Bidding ends 11/23/15.


Hellboy Nesting Eggs!

Hellboy Nesting Eggs!  Featuring Hellboy, Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman.  All hand painted with acrylic on wood nesting eggs.  The Hellboy egg is 6" tall.  I'm excited to say that these will be in Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles.  The show opens Friday, September 11th, 7-10pm.

You can purchase the set here.


Video from Matryoshka Mania!

Opening Reception for "Matryoshka Mania!" from Luna Rienne Gallery on Vimeo.

Here's footage from the opening of Matryoshka Mania at Luna Rienne Gallery, August 15th, 2015.  Big thanks to everyone who came out.  The show is running til September 7th.


Matryoshka Mania!

Matryoshka Mania!  I'm having a solo show at Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco.  There will be an array of nesting dolls and paintings!  Come by for the opening on Saturday, August 15th, 6-9pm.  If you can't make it, don't worry, the show is up until September 7th.

Luna Rienne Gallery
3318 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94110


Archie Nesting Dolls!

I recently was commissioned to make an Archie nesting doll!  Painting this one was a blast!  The largest doll is Archie, of course, followed by Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Sabrina (the teenage witch), Hot Dog, and Salem the cat.  All are hand painted with acrylics.  The largest doll is 8 inches tall and the smallest is 3/4 of an inch.  Thanks Barclay!


Forrest Gump Nesting Dolls!

Run Forrest Run!  Here's the Forrest Gump nesting dolls!  Featuring Forrest, Bubba, Jenny, Mamma, Lieutenant Dan, and Forrest Jr.  These dolls are wood and hand painted with acrylics.  The largest is 5.5 inches and the smallest is just shy of an inch.

This set will be in a show called "No Sad Stuff".  A group show inspired by Tom Hanks films 1984-1994.  It's at Gallery 1988 (West) in Los Angeles opening Saturday, June 13th, 7-10pm.

Gallery 1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

This set is available for purchase at Gallery 1988.


Batman Nesting Dolls!

Batman nesting dolls are here!  Inspired by the 1960's Batman TV show.  This 8 piece set features Batman, Robin, The Joker, Batgirl, The Riddler, Alfred, Catwoman and The Penguin.  The largest doll is 8 inches tall and the smallest is 0.75 inches.  They are all painted with acrylics.

This piece will be part of Idiot Box 2, a group art show featuring works inspired by television.  The show opens Friday, May 1st, 7-10 pm at Gallery 1988 (West) in Los Angeles. 

Gallery 1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046



Robin Williams Nesting Dolls

I wanted to pay tribute to the late great Robin Williams!  This 8 piece nesting doll captures all of my favorite comedies (it was hard to pick just 8).  From largest to smallest I painted Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Fisher King, Death to Smoochy, Jumanji, Good Morning Vietnam, Mork and Mindy, and
Aladdin.  They are all hand painted with acrylic on wooden dolls.  The largest is 7 inches tall and the smallest is 0.75 inches.

This set will be in the show Is This Thing On? # 4 at Gallery 1988 (West)
The show opens Friday, February 20th, 7-10pm and runs until March 14, 2015.
Also, be sure to go to the comedy show on Saturday, February 21st from 7-9pm.

This set is available for purchase at Gallery 1988.


Affordable Art Series 2 at Luna Rienne Gallery

Here are my pieces for the Affordable Art Series 2 at Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco.  It opens Saturday, February 7 from 6-9pm.

Luna Rienne Gallery
3318 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94110