About Buff Monster

Buff Monster lives and works in New York City. He’s a tireless worker, often citing heavy metal music, ice cream, Pop art, Japanese Culture and graffiti as major influences. His meticulously executed paintings have been shown in galleries around the world; one painting hangs in the Bristol City Museum as part of their permanent collection. He’s also created a variety of limited edition collectibles including vinyl and resin toys, prints, shirts, stickers and two series of his ambitious trading cards/stickers called The Melty Misfits. He’s worked with some of the most recognizable brands such as Disney, Converse, Hello Kitty, Samsung, Nike, Coca-Cola and others. He’s created work in the streets for over 15 years. In 2015, Jeffrey Deitch ask him to participate in a mural project in Coney Island. He’s included in Banksy’s Oscar-nominated documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop. And along the way, he’s cultivated an impressive social media following.

2016 Press Kit

Followers:
Facebook: 690K+   •   Instagram: 125K+   •  Twitter: 18K+ 

Clients:
Coca-Cola, Converse, Disney, Hello Kitty, Hurley, Kidrobot, Kiehl's, Mishka, Samsung, Sanrio, Scion, Smart Car, The Standard

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
“Can't Stop the Melt” Galo Art Gallery, Turin, May

2014
“Journey Through the Dark” Retramp, Berlin, April

2013
"Somewhere Far Beyond" Toykio, Dusseldorf, November

2012
“Legend of the Pink Cherry” Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, April

2011
“The Reign of Pink” StolenSpace Gallery, London UK, April

2010
“Adventures in Lollipopland” Giant Robot Gallery, New York, April

2009
“Heavy Metal Ice Cream Smile” Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, September

2008
“The Sweetest Thing” Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, August 
“Born of the Abyss” Giant Robot Gallery, New York City, April 

2007
“Happy Squirter” Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, June
“Super Happy Pink” Andenken Gallery, Denver, March
“One in the Pink” Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, February 

2006
“Turbo Lover” Kid Robot, Los Angeles, April

2005
“Lick It Up” Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, May 
“Dulces Locos” OX-OP, Minneapolis, January 

2003
“Sweet Indulgence” Walled City, San Pedro, March

2000
“BUFF THIS” Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, November 

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
“POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” Honolulu Museum Art School, Honolulu, February

2015
“The Reasons for Seasons” StolenSpace Gallery, London, December
“Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” Experience Music Project Museum, Seattle, November
“Bootleg Bart - Unofficial Art Show” Be Street, Los Angeles, July
“‘La Familia’ – Thinkspace 10th Anniversary Show” Thinkspace Art Gallery, Culver City, January

2014
“Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, October
"The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery" Kaufhaus Jandorf, Berlin, May
"Pow! Wow!" Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, February

2013
"10 Years of Wooster Collective" Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, August
"White Noise" La Casa Encendida, Madrid, May
“Number of the Beast” (2 person show), Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, April

2012
“Crucifixion” Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, December
“Vivid Visions” Compound Gallery, Portland, August

2011
“Buff Monster and Jeremyville” (2 person show), Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, August

2010
“Small Gift (50 years of Sanrio)” Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, November
“The Monster Within” (Curated by Buff Monster), Giant Robot, Los Angeles, July
“Art from the New World” Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol UK, May

2009
“Three Apples (35 years of Hello Kitty)” Royal T, Culver City, October

2008
“Trailblazers” Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sidney, November
“Clowns!” Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, November
“Where Might Giants Dwell” Retrospective Galleries, Sidney, August 
“Pop Surrealism” Hardrock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, July 
“Kids Today” MTV Gallery, Sydney, April

2007
“Question The War” Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, December 

2006
“ICONS” Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, March
“Sold Out” White Walls, San Francisco, February 

2005
“Keep A Breast” The Lab 101 Gallery, Los Angeles, October

2004
“Pink” Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, April 
“Seed Spreaders” New Image Art, Los Angeles, February

2003
“Pictoplasma” Future Is Now Gallery, New York, December
“Crazy Bastard” New Image Art, Los Angeles, April 

2002
“Super Hero” New Image Art, Los Angeles, August
“Dream So Much” Asian American Arts Center, New York, March