(b. 1958 in Hollywood, CA, lives and works in Los Angeles and New York)
Kenny Scharf rose to prominence alongside his friends and contemporaries Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring in the East Village art scene of the 1980s. One of the first artists to inject elements of street culture into the main stream of contemporary art, Scharf has continued to pioneer projects like his Cosmic Cavern—a now legendary all-night DayGlo disco party held in the basement of a Brooklyn warehouse from 2009-2010. His paintings incorporate imagery from advertisements, cartoons and classic Americana into exuberant compositions with an underlying subversive edge.
Kenny Scharf: ”Kolors” Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY. NY.
Kenny Scharf: ”Amerikulture” Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
Kenny Scharf: ”Pop Renaissance” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles.
“AREA: THE EXHIBITION” Curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Serge Becker, Eric Goode, Jennifer Goode & Glenn O’Brien. The Hole NYC.
Pistonhead: “Artist Engage The Automobile” Art Basel Miami Beach
“Calligraffiti” Leila Heller Gallery NY. NY.
“Futures Project” Center for the Living Arts Mobile Alabama
“Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project ” The Dali Museum, St Pete Fl.
“Virginia MOCA” Virginia Beach.
“Tonywood” Wynwood Walls Memorial Garden Miami
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Whitewall Suite 5000 NY, NY.
“Back To Supersonica” Spray Painted 1960′s Lockeed Jetstar. Pima Air Museum, AZ.
Installation of “Squirtz” and “Red Scary Guy” at the Standard Hotel at the Highline
“MOBLOBZ” Monumental Mural on the Historic Center for the Living Arts Mobil, Al.
Mural installation: Kings County Children’s Hospital Brooklyn, NY.
Mural: Davis Bros. Tires. Los Angeles, CA.
Kenny Scharf ”Hodgepodge” The Honor Fraser Gallery Los Angeles.
“Thank You Andy Warhol” Benrimon Contemporary, NY. NY.
“Times Square Show Revisited” Leubsdorf Gallery Hunter College NY. NY.
“Portrait of a Generation” The Hole Gallery NY. NY.
“All For You” Eric Firestone Gallery East Hampton, NY.
Kiehl’s label for children charity
“Jello Bacchanalia” Art Rio, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Cedars Sinai Chunk Pack, Cedars Sinai Childrens wing, Los Angeles, CA.
Mural: Salem, Mass.
Wynwood Walls, Miami, FL.
Mural: Careyes, Mexico.