Education               
Self Taught Artist

Purdue University
BS – 2004, Major: Electrical Engineering          

 Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2014      Hammond Art Center – Put To Rest – Hammond, IN
2010      South Shore Arts – Circle of Influence – Munster, IN
2009     Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art – das my I$H – Indianapolis, IN
2008     Substation #9 – Play, Hammond, IN
2007     CISA Gallery – Critical Beatdown, Hammond, IN
2005     Indiana University Gallery for Contemporary Art – MayFirst/Alma – Gary, IN
2004     Towle Community Theater – Recent Works – Hammond, IN
              Uncle Freddy’s Gallery – Break Trance – Hammond, IN
2003     Indiana Univ. Gallery for Contemporary Art – Relatives-Time-Space, Gary, IN
1999      Hammond Public Library – Graffiti Art, Hammond, IN
              
Purdue University Calumet – Funky Abstracts, Hammond, IN

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2015     Zhou B Art Center - Centerline, Chicago, IL
             
Marshall J Gardner Art Center – From The Studios, Gary, IN
             
Primary Colors – Subsurface, Indianapolis, IN
2014     15th & West – Meetings of Style, Chicago, IL
             
Merge Bldg. – Winter Group Exhibition, Hammond, IN
             
Fountain Art Fair – ISH vs. FLEX, Wicker Park Bocce Club, New York, NY
2013     Uncle Art Gallery – ESP, Chicago, IL
             
Hammond Arts Center – CODES, Hammond, IN
             
Chicago Cultural Center – Paint, Paste, Sticker, Chicago, IL
             
Cultural Arts Gallery – IU PUI – Midwest Street Art, Indianapolis, IN
             
Primary Gallery – Post-Graffiti Abstracts, Indianapolis, IN
             
Merge Bldg. – Spring Group Exhibition, Hammond, IN
             
Zhou B Art Center – Has Beens and Wannabes, Chicago, IL
             
Mortar Net Bldg. – Lake Effect 2013, Miller Beach, IN
2012     MANA Contemporary Chicago - MDW Fair, Chicago, IL
             Gala Gallery – Inspiracja, Chicago, IL
             Carlos & Dominguez Gallery – 19th State of Mind, Chicago, IL
             Treasure Town Studios, Eyes & Teeth, Chicago, IL
             Merge Bldg. – Spring Group Exhibition, Hammond, IN
             Merge Bldg. – Opening Reception, Hammond, IN
2010     54B – The Night 54B Stole XMAS, Chicago, IL
             Indiana University Gallery for Contemporary Art - Day of the Dead, Gary, IN
2009    Crewest Gallery – The Sharpie Show, Los Angeles, CA
             Alternative Space - Run! Blago. Run!, Chicago, IL
             2612 Space – Unusual Suspects, Chicago, IL
2008    Maison des Metallos - 400mL Book Release Exhibition – Paris, France
             Swope Art Museum– 64th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition, Terre Haute, IN
             South Shore Arts – 65th Annual Salon Show, Munster, IN
             Bloomingdale Arts Center – ESP, Chicago, IL
             Uncle Freddy’s Gallery – Momentary Silence, Highland, IN
             Mercantile Bank – Homecoming, Hammond, IN
2007    CISA Gallery – Arte Muerte – Hammond, Indiana
2006    Uncle Freddy’s Gallery – Uncle Freddy’s Favorites – Highland, IN
             Stutz Gallery – Subsurface – Indianapolis, IN
2005    SOMArts – A Ritual in the Journey of Life and Death – San Francisco, CA
             Huber’s Funeral Home – Séance – East Chicago, IN
2004    Uncle Freddy’s Gallery – Home & Away – Hammond, IN
2003    Uncle Freddy’s Gallery– In and Around, Hammond, IN
             
Old Nipsco Building – Cubicle, Hammond, IN
2002    Northern Indiana Arts Assoc. – 58th Annual Salon Show, Munster, IN
             Supreme Gallery – Seven, Chicago, IL
             Hammond Development Center – Mind and Matter, Hammond, IN
             Century 900 Gallery – INDYNASTYLE, Chicago, IL
             Hammond Development Center – 14 x 14, Hammond, IN
2001     Century 900 Gallery – This Thing of Ours, Chicago, IL
             Hammond Civic Center – A very nice day with GREY, Hammond, IN
             Towle Community Theatre – Arts Inside Out, Hammond, IN
             Century 900 Gallery – CISA: La Bodega Show, Chicago, IL
             Substation #9 – Evolution of a Revolution, Hammond, IN
             Gallery Northwest – La Pachanga, Gary, IN
1998      William J. Bachman Gallery – Latino Artists in Chicago and the Calumet Region, Munster, IN

Curatorial Activities

2015      Marshall J Gardener Center for the Arts, Gary, IN, From the Studios
              15th and West, Chicago, IL, Planet Rock
2012      The Service Center, Indianapolis, IN, SUBSURFACE: 10 Year Celebration
              Gala Gallery, Chicago, IL, TRUE LOVE: Recent Works by Tyrue “Slang” Jones
2010      CISA Gallery, Hammond, IN, Pinta Purdue
2009     SWOPE Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana, Heartland Graffiti: Writers from the Midwest
2009 CISA Gallery, Hammond, Indiana

  • Inkvasion
  • Inspired Creatures

2008      IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary, Indiana, INDY WINDY LOVE
2007        CISA Gallery, Hammond, Indiana

  • Gary, Indiana
  • Arte Muerte
  • Graffiti Ahead
  • Los Maravillosos
  • Jody Clark:Art of the Sword
  • Native Flesh Live from a Doomtown
  • Intergalactic Street Talk
  • Twenty YearsCritical Beatdown 
  • Commissions & Projects

Commissions + Public Art Projects

2015      Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, Miller Beach, IN. Lake Effect 2015
              Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, 606 Bloomingdale Art Walk, Graffiti Garden
2013      The New Wishard-Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, “Crossroads” Murals
              
Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, Miller Beach, IN. Lake Effect 2013
2010      NIPSCO, Gary, IN. “Magic City” mural
2006      NiSource, Merrillville, IN. County Seats Public Art Project
2004      Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN. Chicano Visions

 Community Contributions

2015      Panelist, Indiana Arts Commission, Munster, IN – Panel Member: Arts Grant Applications for Indiana Arts Commission
2014      Panelist, Indiana Arts Commission, Munster, IN – Panel Member: Arts Grant Applications for Indiana Arts Commission
2014Event Co-organizer, CISA Studio, Towle Theatre – Arte Muerte: Day of the Dead Celebration
2012      Panelist, Indiana Arts Commission, Munster, IN – Panel Member: Arts Grant Applications for Indiana Arts Commission
2011       Curator, Boys and Girl Club of Northwest Indiana – Curated Fundraising Exhibition
 
2011      P
anelist, Indiana Arts Commission, Munster, IN – Panel Member: Arts Grant Applications for Indiana Arts Commission
2005      Artwork, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN: Tsunami Relief Concert
               
Artwork, The Urban Artist Network, Indianapolis, IN: Subsurface Graffiti Exhibition
2004      Event Organizer, Hammond Sanitation Department, Hammond, IN: Concrete Jungle Graffiti Exhibition
               
Artwork, City of Griffith: Trains Public Art Project
               Artwork, Indianapolis Art Center: Subsurface
2003      Instructor, South Shore Arts & YMCA, Hammond, IN: Art Outreach
               
Artwork, City of Highland: Ducks on Parade
2001      Instructor, South Shore Arts & School City of Hammond: ProjectLEARN
1999      Artwork, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN: Math Teacher
              
Substation #9, Hammond, IN: Elements
1985-present      Chicago land Area – Graffiti Writing. Works range from individuals pieces of my pseudonym to large-scale mural productions.

Lectures

2015      Marshall J Gardner Center for the Arts – “Graffiti Writing"
One hour lecture discussing the impulse and root of graffiti writing. The lecture went back to Kilroy and walked through current day practices and philosophies.

2013      Primary Gallery, Indianapolis, IN – “What Motivates Graffiti Writers”
One hour lecture with Dan Thompson discussing the history of the Midwest graffiti writing movement and personal reflections on being an active member of the community.

2012      East Chicago Central - “Future In Your Hands”
Lectured 70+ students on the importance of developing goals to obtain success as an artist and being a citizen of consequence. Discussed the book “Do You!” by Russell Simmons

2011      East Chicago Central - “Future In Your Hands”
Lectured 200 art students on the importance of developing goals to obtain success as an artist and being a citizen of consequence

 2011     Purdue University Calumet - USHLI/PUC Career Day
Lectured 50 students on the importance of education and overcoming negative influences in the pursuit of a higher quality of life. Focussed on having the students read out loud quotes from leaders past and present with the students sharing their perspectives and insights.

 2010      South Shore Arts - “The Birth of Graffiti”
Guest lecturer for “Art in Focus” at South Shore Arts. Lectured 40 patrons on how graffiti writing grew from an inner-city activity in the seventies to a contemporary art form. Lecture focussed on the environment that gave birth to the movement

2009      Swope Art Museum - “Heartland Graffiti”
Lectured 50 Art Patrons during the opening reception of “Heartland Graffiti” exhibit. Focused on the development of graffiti writing in the Midwest and the underground culture of the art form.

 2009     Purdue University Calumet - USHLI/PUC Career Day
Lectured 50 students on the importance of education and overcoming negative influences in the pursuit of a higher quality of life. Focussed on having the students read out loud quotes from leaders past and present with the students sharing their perspectives and insights.