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The 8th Annual Moleskine Project at Spoke Art

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I am pleased to announce that my work is included in this year’s Moleskine Project. The Moleskine Project is a collective exhibition of artists’ sketchbooks, co-curated by Spoke Art gallery owner Ken Harman and Sydney-based artist Rodrigo Luff.

About the exhibition, co-curator Rodrigo Luff explains that, “the show is a tribute to how artists have developed and grown by using sketchbooks to dive deeper into the personal realms that fuel their artwork, exploring new ideas, concepts and even experimenting with different media and styles. An energetic visual dialogue of imagery flows from frame to frame, forming a collective sketchbook that allows us to appreciate the radically individual approach taken by each artist.

This year’s exhibition features the work of 60 individual artists from around the world. Each artist was provided with a Moleskine book in order to create an original piece within its pages.

The 8th Annual Moleskine Project will be on view June 1 - 22nd
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1st from 6 to 9pm

Artists Include:
Peter Adamyan | Bagger43 | Kelsey Beckett | Laura Berger | Benjamin Bjorklund | Robert Bowen | Stephanie Brown | Adam Caldwell | Jayde Cardinalli | Peter Chan | Alipay Efe | Jeremy Enecio | Alex Garant | Lizzie Gill | Zoe Hawk | Christopher Michael Hefner | Justin Hopkins | Martine Johanna | Hope Kroll | Jon Lau | Ness Lee | Ryan Malley | Brian Mashburn | JP Neang | Reuben Negron | Zack Oldencamp | Wendy Ortiz | Kevin Peterson | Petites Luxures | David Polka | Matt Ritchie | Loribelle Spirovski | Angela Sung | Juan Travesio | Roos van der Vliet | Nate Van Dyke | Amber Vittoria | Redd Walitzki | Neryl Walker | N.C. Winters | Sam Yong | So Youn Lee | Lauren YS | Kate Zambrano

 

Tondo at Talon Gallery x Spoke Art

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I am excited to be showing in TONDO, opening this week at Talon Gallery in Portland, OR.

Curated by Spoke Art and Talon Gallery, TONDO, is a group exhibition featuring over 40 artists working in the round.

Tondo has historically referred to a round painting or low-relief sculpture, derived from the Italian rotondo or “round.” Working in a range of styles and media, the participating artists used a circular surface as a starting point to create unique works with no thematic constraint.

Artists include:

Amy Ruppel • Andrew McIntosh • Alexander Fjelnseth • Allison May Kiphuth • Amory Abbott • Christian Castañeda • Christina Mrozik • Helday De La Cruz • Ivan Salcido • Brin Levinson • Jeremy Fish • Josie Morway • Katy Harrald • Keith Carter • Kevin Sloan • Kim Slate • Ryan Berkley • Maia Boakye • Matt Linares • Morgaine Faye • Neil M. Perry • Ryan Bubnis • Sally Deng • Tim Karpinski • Adam Caldwell • Alex Garant • Allison Reimold • Amy Sol • Evan B. Harris • Casey Weldon • Caitlin McCormack • Frank Gonzalez • Glenn Arthur • Jessica So Ren Tang • Kelsey Beckett • Sergio Garcia • MC Marquis • Matt Ritchie • Jose Mertz • Miles Ritchie • Reuben Negron • Sam Wolfe Connelly • Yumiko Kayukawa • Peter Adamyan • Abigail Goldman

You can check out a preview of the show here: PREVIEW

TONDO opens Thursday, May 30th and runs through Sunday, June 23rd.
The opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 30th, from 6-9pm.

 

Winter is Here at Spoke Art, San Francisco

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The final season of Game of Thrones is right around the corner and I, for one, can’t wait to see how it all plays out. In honor of the battle yet to come, here’s a small watercolor I did of the The Night’s King for Spoke Art a few years back. This piece will once again be on display as part of WINTER IS HERE, a group show devoted to all things Westerosi, opening this weekend in San Francisco.

To enquire about the availability of this piece, email the gallery at events@spoke-art.com.
The show runs April 6th - 7th in San Francisco.
You can view details about the event HERE.

Spoke Art is pleased to present Winter is Here, an art show in tribute to “Game of Thrones.” Inspired by the series that captured us all, the exhibition features an array of original paintings, sculpture, embroidery and limited edition prints from artists around the world.

Over 70 artists were invited to participate, resulting in a dazzling display of character portraits, elaborate environments and iconic themes and motifs from the series. Captivating audiences around the world for the past eight years, the series has been wildly successful and has subsequently helped to bring the fantasy genre into homes across the globe.
— Spoke Art

Spoke Art's 12X12 at Vertical Gallery

I am pleased to announce that the fourth image in my mini-series, A Myth of Devotion, will be on view this weekend at Spoke Art’s 12X12 art show at Chicago’s Vertical Gallery. This pop-up group exhibition will be in Chicago for only a few days so if you live in or around the area, be sure not to miss it. 12X12 will feature work by more than 70 artists from around the world and be on view for only three days, beginning Friday, September 28th and ending Sunday, September 30th.

For more information or to receive a preview of the show, please contact Spoke Art at events@spoke-art.com.

Opening night reception: Friday, September 28th - 6pm to 10pm 
Saturday, September 29th: 11am - 6pm 
Sunday, September 30th: 11am - 6pm 

Vertical Gallery
1016 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

 

TONDO at Spoke Art SF

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I am excited to announce that I am showing new work in Spoke Art's upcoming show: TONDO. Opening this coming Saturday, May 6th, at Spoke Art San Francisco, TONDO will showcase work by 50 artists, each tasked with working in the round. "Tondo" is a Renaissance term for a circular work of art, either a painting or a sculpture. For this show each artist brings their own artistic sensibility to the classic form, imbuing circular works with neon, watercolor, oils, cut paper, embroidery and much more. Artists showcased in this group exhibition include Jose Mertz, Nomi Chi, Jeremy MannHelice Wen, Joanne Nam, Jen MannHenrik A. Uldalen and many more. 

TONDO opens Saturday, May 6th, 6pm-9pm.
The show runs through Saturday, May 27th.

Spoke Art
816 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

 

Lord of the Thrones at Spoke Art SF

I grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons and filling my sketchbooks with rough imitations of Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo art. I lived on a healthy diet of fantasy novels and dreamed of becoming an illustrator worthy of my idols. Life took me down a different path but recently I was able to relive my childhood aspirations when I agreed to contribute two pieces to Spoke Art's upcoming Lord of the Thrones group show.

Lord of the Thrones is an art show tribute to the legendary works of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien. Featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints by over 60 international artists, Spoke Art has organized a "dazzling display of character portraits, elaborate environments and iconic themes and motifs from both series." My contributions (seen above) depict two iconic "bad guys" from the film and television adaptations of both series. On the left is The Night's King (Game of Thrones), the leader of the White Walkers, created by the Children of the Forest to fight the First Men. On the right is Lurtz (Lord of the Rings), the leader of the fighting Uruk-hai scouts responsible for the death of Boromir and capture of Pippin and Merry. Both watercolors are small, measuring 6"x9" (15.25x23cm) each and matted and framed in dark gray and deep brown. 

Lord of the Thrones opens tonight, Thursday, June 2nd, in San Francisco. The opening reception is from 6-10pm and will remain on view through Saturday, June 25th. More information about these pieces or others from the show can be found HERE, or by contacting Spoke Art directly, HERE

Other participating artists include: Stuart Whitton, Bruce White, Justin VanGenderen, Geoff Trapp, Maria Suarez-Inclan, Deangus, Meghan Stratman, Nick Stokes, Paul Shipper, Fernando Reza, Allison Reimold, Rebecca Rose, Michael Ramstead, Rich Pellegrino, Ruel Pascual, Lily Padula, Johannah O’Donnel, Chelsea O’Bryne, Reuben Negron, Joseph Murdach, David Moscati, Guillame Morellec, Zach Meyer, Brighton Metz, PJ McQuade, Jeff McMillian, Kelly McKernan, Kemi Mai, Dave MacDowell, Adam Lister, Nan Lawson, Conor Langton, Caia Koopman, Alex Kirzhner, Tim Jordan, Sarah Joncas, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Jeremy Hush, Primary Hughes, Christine Aria, Justin Hager, Gene Guynn, Sam Gilbey, Monica Garwood, Alex Garant, James Eads, Matt Dye, Emily Dumas, Max Dalton, Rhys Cooper, Michelle Coffee, Tracie Ching, Keith Carter, Sandi Calistro, Adam Caldwell, Joshua Budich, Robert Bowen, Eric Bonhomme, Cory Benhatzel, Oliver Barrett, Derek Ballard, Mia Araujo, Brianna Angelakis, Paul Ainsworth, Bungaloo, Epyon5