Images courtesy of felixthethirdrock.com.
San Francisco-based artist Felix Arnold returns to Durham, his hometown, to mural the entryway of the Ruby closest to the WXDU studio in collaboration with the Spring 2020 Intermediate Drawing course.
San Francisco-based artist Felix Arnold returns to Durham, his hometown, to mural the entryway of the Ruby closest to the WXDU studio. Arnold will collaborate with the Spring 2020 Intermediate Drawing course (ARTSVIS 605.01, taught by Bill Fick) to design a mural that pays homage to both Durham and WXDU. The resulting mural will incorporate original drawing and appropriated imagery, and will be somewhat autobiographical—Arnold listened to WXDU as a teenager.
The mural will be unveiled on March 20, 2020, the same night as the opening receptions for two MFA EDA thesis exhibitions in the arts center. Save the date!
About the Artist
John Felix Arnold III was born in Durham, NC. He received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 2002, and attended the San Francisco Art Institute for one year of Graduate Studies in 2007. He shows globally and has exhibited with SFMOMA, B.R.I.C. Arts House, The Luggage Store, Aggregate Space, FFDG, and Joseph Gross Gallery. He is a Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs Grant Awardee, two time Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Nominee, represented by the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, and is represented in Takashi Murakami’s private collection. He regularly works with Master Artist in Residence Hirokazu Kosaka at the Japanese American Creative Cultural Center in Los Angeles. In 2018 he was commissioned to create a site specific work for the historic I Magnin building in Oakland, CA. He has been commissioned by Warner Brothers, HP Investors, Carmel Partners, Gerding Edlen, and Toyota. He is based in California and splits his time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. He is featured in Aggregate Space Gallery’s First 50 Retrospective Art Book, and his work has been covered by press outlets such as Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, 96 Hours (Kimberly Chun), San Francisco Art Enthusiast, and Supersonic Art.