About Buff Monster

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.

Followers:
Facebook: 673K+   •   Instagram: 137K+   •  Twitter: 18K+ 

Clients:
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.

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
"Something Melty This Way Comes" StolenSpace Gallery, London, August
"Melt With Me" 168 Bowery, New York City, February

2016
“Works on Paper” Melty Manor, New York City, November
“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

2017
“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

2016
“Who’s Your Daddy?” Kolly Gallery, Lausanne, September
"Crime on Canvas" Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, September
“LAX / ORD” 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

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