Buff Monster is a New York City street artist who uses bright colors, bold lines and funny characters to make the world a better place.


He names heavy metal music, ice cream, pop art, Japanese culture and graffiti as major influences. For over 15 years, he’s worked with leading curators to paint murals all over the world and is included in Banksy’s Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. His meticulously executed paintings have been shown in galleries around the world; the Bristol City Museum has a painting in their permanent collection. He’s worked with some of the most recognizable brands, such as Disney, Converse, Hello Kitty, Samsung, Nike and Coca-Cola. Now under the brand name Stay Melty, he continues to release a variety of limited-edition collectibles, including vinyl and resin toys, prints, shirts, stickers and trading cards. He’s extremely active on social media and has cultivated an impressive following.


Apple, Black Milk Clothing, Coca-Cola, Converse, Disney, G-Shock, Hello Kitty, Hurley, Kidrobot, Kiehl's, Mishka, Montana-Cans, NBCUniversal, Samsung, Sanrio, Scion, Smart Car, The Standard.

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Solo exhibitions:


"Something Melty This Way Comes"

StolenSpace Gallery, London, August
"Melt With Me"

168 Bowery, New York City, February


“Works on Paper”

Melty Manor, New York City, November
“Can't Stop the Melt”

Galo Art Gallery, Turin, May


“Journey Through the Dark”

Retramp, Berlin, April


"Somewhere Far Beyond"

Toykio, Dusseldorf, November



“Legend of the Pink Cherry”

Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, April


“The Reign of Pink”

StolenSpace Gallery, London UK, April


“Adventures in Lollipopland”,

Giant Robot Gallery, New York, April

Select group exhibitions:


"Spaced Out"

GR Gallery, New York, March

"Meet Me At Delancey / Essex"

Spoke Art NYC, New York, March


"Roule Petit Ougandais"

Kolly Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, November

"The Art of Fandom"

Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, October
"Sweet n Low: An International Show of Cute" Bedford Gallery, San Francisco, June
"UrbanArt Biennale"

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Völklingen, Germany, April
“Paint it Forward”

Cass Contemporary, Tampa, February
“Thirty-Three: Celebrating 33 Years of the Independent Spirit & Sundance Film Festival"

Kimball Art Center, Park City, January
“Rise And Shine”

Arcade Art Gallery, Taiwan, January


“Who’s Your Daddy?”

Kolly Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland,


"Crime on Canvas"

Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, September


Vertical Gallery, Chicago, September

“10th Anniversary Exhibition”

Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, August

“Street Value”

Treason Gallery, Seattle, August

“The Blank Show”

Clutter Gallery, Beacon, July

“South Park 20 Experience”

Comic-Con, San Diego, July

“POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement”

Honolulu Museum Art School, Honolulu, February



“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



“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



"10 Years of Wooster Collective"

Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, August
"White Noise"

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, May


“Heavy Metal Ice Cream Smile”

Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, September


“The Sweetest Thing”

Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, August 
“Born of the Abyss”

Giant Robot Gallery, New York City, April 



“Happy Squirter”

Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, June

“Super Happy Pink”

Andenken Gallery, Denver, March

“One in the Pink” Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, February


“Lick It Up”

Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, May 
“Dulces Locos”

OX-OP, Minneapolis, January 


“Sweet Indulgence”

Walled City, San Pedro, March



Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, November 



Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, December

“Vivid Visions”

Compound Gallery, Portland, August


“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


“Three Apples (35 years of Hello Kitty)”

Royal T, Culver City, October

“Trailblazers 2008”

Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sidney, November


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


“Question The War”

Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, December 



Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, March
“Sold Out”

White Walls, San Francisco, February 


“Keep A Breast”

The Lab 101 Gallery, Los Angeles, October



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




Future Is Now Gallery, New York, December
“Crazy Bastard”

New Image Art, Los Angeles, April 



“Super Hero”

New Image Art, Los Angeles, August
“Dream So Much”

Asian American Arts Center, New York, March

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