Friday March 18, 2022 06:00 AM EDT
From the venue:Born in 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Brooklyn-based KAWS engages audiences far beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly presents his work. KAWS gained a reputation in his youth as a graffiti artist. In 1996, he graduated from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York with a degree in illustration and design. Since then, he has produced a body of influential work that straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street art, and graphic and production design. In addition to his traditional studio practice, KAWS also engages audiences through collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration from pop culture imagery, such as cartoon characters, to form a unique artistic vocabulary for his works across various media.