The UnKnown Art Show
A group art exhibition and party project.

April 30th, 2011 3-9pm

Good Units - Hudson Hotel
356 West 58th St
New York, NY 10019

A compound of art, design, performance, and architectural technology, UnKNOWN will set the stage for a cultural exchange of new themes and ideas revolving around New York City's creative community. Alluding to the participants‟ creative origins, the title of the show is based on the idea that it doesn't matter who you are, rather what you bring to the table. Whether an artist is known or „unknown‟ in the New York City art community, their talent should speak for itself. Occupying two levels and 6,000 feet2, UnKNOWN will feature new works by over 30 artists, ranging from painting and photography to live art and cutting-edge design.

All works of art will be for sale and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the organization TEAM in Africa. TEAM is an international social justice program run by the students at TEAM Academy in Newark, New Jersey. Students learn about critical issues regarding international education and world poverty through partnerships with schools in Kenya and Rwanda. After establishing connections with these indigenous communities, TEAM organizes efforts to raise funds and awareness of the cause. In 2007, after watching a video about the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa, a group of eighth grade students asked their teacher the simple question, “Why can‟t we do the same thing?” Since then, over 100 students from TEAM‟s middle and high schools, as well as their affiliated chapter at Indiana University, have worked towards enriching the lives of their partners abroad through a number of self-initiated projects. TEAM Academy is a non-profit organization that thrives fully on the support from volunteers. Any contributions they receive go directly to benefit the children.

Participating artists include:

LNY, Mr. MUSTART, Sean Lugo “9”,  Clarence Rich, T. DEE FARO, Stefan DeCarlo, Llewellyn Mejia, Sebastian Wahl, Taha Clayton,  Zofia Bogusz,  Chelsea Lewyta,  Jonathan Fritz,  Ocean Clark,  Rachel Wilkins, Martine Ali, Devin Yalkin, Berk Sonmez, Tristan, Fluxx Lab, Martin Cohen, Anthony Newton, Ulrike Theusner, Desiree Casimiro, Carly Herman, Soft Lab NYC, Rodolfo Diaz, Anna-Karin Byström, Emily Kane

UnKNOWN, is sponsored and funded by RAWW NYC, a joint party project hosted by Bass Fueled Mischief and Turban Productions. Taking over the second half of the evening, RAWW NYC will feature an eclectic line-up of dubstep and electronic DJs in conjunction with stunning visuals by Josh Sophrin. From awe-inspiring art to thought-provoking design this event will reinvent the fusion between visual art and music.


color me sillly

I LOOOOVE COLOR. It's just so...juicy!

I've been more and more inspired by color recently (than in the past), with colors that pop, glow, unique color combinations, and so on. I have also been experimenting more with color in my artwork, and that's a plus too. It's not like the art will look any different, as it will still hold true to my sensibilities, but instead there will simply be more color to go around!

So here are some of pics of my color appreciation:

Yeah, I couldn't decide so both pairs came home.

I often take reference photos of the sunset, expect to see this in one of my paintings.

... and this one too...

... and this one...

acid yellow green

oldie, but still peachy...

me in the studio painting "sandpaper"

various shades of peachy

a little bundle of fuzzy pink yarn


the republic (early stages)

I took some time off from my new painting "the republic" to make more decoupage prints on hand-cut wood for my All Out Print Show. The prints are doing really good and I have to keep making more (and that's definitely good).

So here are some more progress shots of the painting, which right now is in its drawing phase (and hopefully that's not too confusing).

bear head, kinda cute, no?

I like how her lips and sunglasses are still not colored in...

And here are two more shots from the opening of the All Out Print Show, which is up until April 30th, at the:

Path Cafe
131 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014


photos - all out print show opening

Thank you to all the guests that came out to the opening reception of my All Out Print Show! You guys are awesome. Also, a big thank you to everyone that now owns one of my mini prints!

So here is a small collection of the opening night photos:

one original with its minis in CMYK

me with a new friend and mini print owner

the original + the mini print

friends and artists

guests choosing a mini print


a bluegrass band, they were really good

standing with one of the curators and resident artist, Rachel Wilkins

group shot

The show is still up and prints are available for purchase until April 30, 2011.

Path Cafe
131 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

(easily accessible by the 1 train to Christopher St, the B, D, F, M, A, C, E trains to West 4 st, and the NJ Path to Christopher St.)


all out print show

ALL OUT PRINT SHOW April 1 - 30 

opening reception April 5 | 6-8pm

Path Cafe
131 Christopher St.
New York, NY 10014

A solo exhibition of my decoupage prints on hand-cut wood.
I will be selling the mini fishboards from the surf series, as well as brand new first edition prints of all the other sunlit ladies from the mannequin and behind the sun series.

Limited edition print sets will also be available.
Every print is handmade, hangable and very affordable.
The sizes vary from 6-9 inches (in either length or width).

Here are some photos of the making of these miniatures:

First of, the painting All Mixed Up is available as a print in 4 colors: CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, or black)

Here are all the ladies from the mannequin series:

Some more new print shapes:

And the "classic" fishboard shape prints from the surf series in their second edition. (I say "classic" as these were the first miniature counterparts I ever made of my original art.)

The back of each print has four eye hooks, hanging wire, and it's signed with my name, website, and title of the piece.

Now the before shots!
The wood is hand-cut and shaped; an aerial view of the minis in their raw state:

The stacks:

Close up of the fishboards:

And that concludes the "print shop" tour!