Born in Downey, California
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
Born and raised in the southeastern part of the Los Angeles County, he uses the technique of stenciling and mixed media to create images of children on unloved walls of his hometown. Considerate and thoughtful, Bumblebee’s work also deals with issues such as child homelessness and the impact of modernity on nature. Despite the seriousness of his subject matter, his works are not heavy. Instead, they are whimsical, playful and exude a sense of childish innocence, freedom and joy.
Bumblebee has completed several high-profile murals including “Keep Up,” at Google headquarters in Venice Beach “Final Cut,” on the KODAK building in Hollywood and “Beach Day” in Santa Monica, CA. Concurrently he has been asked by Snapchat to create permanent geofilters around the country that feature designed images from murals as a background to any photo you take, pretty cool 🙂
CURRENT: include the Long Beach Museum of Art and several on-site created pieces at Lancaster Museum of Art and History which include a new mural, larger than life canvas paintings & a ephemeral 35ft mural at the Brand Library in Glendale, CA paying homage to classic line work inspired by nostalgic children’s books. Also, if you’re reading, I am currently working on some small drawing on paper 🙂
PAST: exhibitions include ‘My Turn’ curated by Bumblebee featuring international street artists, Carmichael Gallery, Culver City, CA (2012), Wild at Heart, Thinkspace, Culver City, CA (2012), ‘Bed Bugs’ a Solo Show by Bumblebee @ Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood, CA (2011), ‘Street Museum’, Portsmouth Museum of Art, New Hampshire (2011) and Outside/In, LeBasse Projects, Culver City, CA (2011), BC Gallery, Berlin ‘Grand Opening’ (2013), ‘Young Americans’ curated by Simmy Swinder, Singapore (2013) ‘Cash Cans Candy’, Gallery Hilger Vienna, Austria (2013), ‘Bee Yourself’ a Pop-Up Show by Bumblebeelovesyou, Los Angeles (1/23 2014), #WhereWeBeelong, a solo show by Bumblebeelovesyou @ Thinkspace Gallery, July 2015
Bumblebee has been covered by numerous media outlets including LA Weekly; voted best street artist in LA 15′, TedX Illinois; talks of sculptural work, Complex Magazine, Wooster Collective, Arrested Motion, Downey Patriot (newspaper)
In 2012, a short film was made by Handi Films titled Bumblebeelovesyou.