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I’m a visual artist and major sneaker head. I love travel, fashion, food, cars, motorcycles and attending art galleries and museums.  “AK ” was a nick name given to me in high school because people would call me “The Art Kid”. I’m originally from New York but now live and work from my studio in Dallas, Tx. I come from two parents who are both artists and introduced me to the language of visual arts. While attending School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, I co-owned a custom clothing boutique in Passaic, NJ named S.P.I.T. Urban Designs which stands for “Styles Portraying Intelligent Trends”. The boutique store also showcased street wear and the shops own custom clothing which showed at the Magic Fashion show in Las Vegas, Nv. Graduating from School of Visual Arts in Manhattan NY with a B.F.A. in 2007, launched me into my career. The goal of my work has been to reach people through Visual Arts and help educate them about culture and my upbringing.


CV

EDUCATION
2007

  • BFA, School of Visual Arts. New York, NY

EXHIBITIONS & WORK

2018

  • H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery presents “Across the Board” , Dallas, Tx
  • Host/Partner – Art Battle Dallas, Irving Tx
  • Jeanette Kennedy Gallery “Blurred Lines” Polyculturalism, Dallas, Tx
  • BlinkGroup Gallery 5 Month Residency – Mystery of the Flying Kicks,  Miami, Fl
  • Royal Mercenaries “Honey Lotus” Music/Art Show -Ft. Worth, Tx
  • The Case Building Sneaker Art installment, Deep Ellum, Dallas, Tx
  • April 2018 MOTFK Raffle Painting Giveaway, Dallas, TX
  • 1930’s era Mystery of the Flying Kicks Installment, Mitchell lofts, Dallas, Tx
  • Kixpo Ak+Mr Cutlass Sneaker and Art Showcase, Deep Ellum Art Co, Dallas, Tx
  • Royal Mercenaries “Army of Artists”- Deep Ellum Art Co Dallas, Tx

2017  

  • Art Basel 2017 – “Mystery of the Flying Kicks Series” Represented by Blinkgroup +       Spectrum- Miami, Fl
  • Mural Art – “Champion, Home, Challenger” Series for Articulation Art – Dallas, Tx
  • Mural Art – Deep Ellum Art Co. Musician Door – Deep Ellum – Dallas, Tx
  • Little D Markets Night Market art Vendor showcase. Dallas, Tx
  • Kixpo 2017 Mystery of the Flying Kicks CoOp Display – Fair Park-Dallas, Tx
  • Dubin Breast Center Mt Sinai Hospital Art Auction Donation
  •  Whudat feature “Mystery of the flying kicks” Germany
  • Mystery of the Flying Kicks – Open Studio Gallery Show-The Basement Gallery. Dallas, Tx
  • Commerce Street Night Market, Artist Co-Op. Dallas, Tx
  • Mural Art. Game Stop “Heroes vs. Villains” . Mercury Studios. Dallas, Tx

2015

  • Book Cover Illustration. Glenn Beck -“The Immortal Nicholas”. Dallas, Tx
  • Pancakes and booze Co-Op Art Show. Prophet Bar. Dallas, Tx.
  • Raw Arts Visionary Co-Op Art Show. Gas Monkey Live Event Space. Dallas, Tx.
  • Pancakes and Booze Co-Op Art Show. Quitoxic Lounge – Deep Ellum. Dallas, Tx
  • Raw Arts Grandeur Co-Op Art Show. Lizard Lounge. Dallas, Tx
  • Pancakes and Booze Co-Op Art Show. Quitoxic Lounge – Deep Ellum. Dallas, Tx

2014  

  • Creative Artist, Animator, Designer. American Dream Labs. Dallas, Tx
  • Mural Art. Crossfit 914. Elmsford NY
  • Book Cover Illustration. M. Scherer – “Tales of my Williamsburg”. NY

2013  

  • Custom Air Tank Design. Phantom Autowerke. Elmsford, NY
  • Book Cover Illustration. M. Scherer – “Tuscalaurel”. NY

2012

  • Mural Art. Phantom Autowerke. Elmsford, NY
  • Arthouse Co-Op. Sketchbook Residence/Display. Brooklyn Museum, NY
  • Arthouse Co-Op. Sketchbook Tour. Manhattan, NY and traveling

2010

  • Arthouse Co-Op. Sketchbook Tour. Manhattan, NY and traveling
  • Fubu Clothing – Intern/Graphic Designer
  • Westchester Magazine Illustration. Westchester, NY

2005-2010

  • Las Vegas Magic Show Spit Urban Design Booth
  • Spit Urban Design. Co-Owner/Clothing Designer. Passaic, NJ
  • Westchester Magazine Christmas Story Article Illustration

RESIDENCY

  • 2017 MR.Coooper Home loans – Dallas, Tx
  • The Case Building Sneaker Art installment, Deep Ellum, Dallas, Tx
  • 1930’s era MOTFK Installment, Mitchell lofts, Dallas, Tx

PUBLICATIONS + PRESS

OTHER PROFESSIONAL WORK

  • TheBlaze- Mercury Radio Arts Sr. Graphics Designer, 2011-2018, NYC – Dallas, Tx
  • FNC- Graphics Designer, 2007-2011, Manhattan, NYC
  • Spit Urban Apparel, Co-Owner, 2005-2008, Passaic, NJ

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