Mr. Ewokone Biography
An adventurous and only child born in New Jersey in 1976. Relocated in 1979 with his single, hardworking mother to upstate New York (The Catskills/Hudson Valley) where he was raised and again relocated in the Fall of 1996 as a young adult to Brooklyn. In pursuit of furthering his art education, his portfolio was reviewed at a cafeteria lunch table at Pratt Institute. After enrolling, he was trained in Color, Anatomy, Drawing, Painting, History, and Philosophy over the next 4 years. In 2000, he received his Bachelors Degree in Traditional Hand Drawn Animation. This particular academic focus would prove to play a pivotal role in the development of his unique “cartoony” caricature style he is most recognized for today. His work can be found showcased on the covers of many culturally significant books, like ‘Graffiti New York’ by Eric Felisbret, and ‘NYC Graffiti, The Next Stage’ by Rico Nose. His work has graced the covers of and has been featured in more than a 100 magazines and books worldwide.
Among his accolades, by no means has he been given an easy path to where he is today. Along his journey, he’s had to make some hard sacrifices at the expense of his own freedom and personal relationships. Today, Mr. Ewokone has become a household name and a representational embodiment of his generation. A 90s era Graffiti Vandal continuing on his path to become a professional illustrator and a globally sought-after fine artist whose paintings fetch anywhere in the 10s of thousands of dollars. He is a proud bi-product of New York City and the East Coast that raised him. He’s been very fortunate to travel the globe over the last 25 years pursuing his goals and ambitions through the vehicle of artistic expression.
In 2014, he lives and creates out of a studio apartment in Brooklyn New York, where he continues on his journey embracing the unknown and welcoming the unfamiliar, along with his intern/side kick, the now infamous Lt. Shiny Sides.
Selected Exhibition History
–The Loyal Subjects X Toy Tokyo’s OPTIMUS PRIME Show, TT Underground New York Ny 10003
–Black Book Masters, Dirty Pilot online Gallery www.dirtypilot.com
-Designer Con BRAINLINGTON release and book signing Pasadena, CA 91101
-Graffiti Mash Up, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta Georgia
–We Can Be Heroes/ Darkness & Light Exhibit by DC Entertainment Fund Raiser for the Horn of Africa, San Diego Ca.
-Benefit for OKER, The Pure Evil Gallery, London, UK
-Free ESSAM Benefit, At Animal New York, New York, NY.
-BRAINLINGTON Premiere and signing, Singapore Comic Con.- Mighty Jaxx Booth, Singapore, August
-BRAINLINGTON NYC Figure release and signing, New York Comic Con. Toy Tokyo Booth, October, NYC
–We Can Be Heroes/ Darkness & Light Exhibit by DC Entertainment, Comic Con. San Diego + New York Comic Con. New York , NY
–The Art of Basketball by Public Works Department and the NBA part3. Miami FL (Art Basel)
–Aidan Has a Posse Art Auction, Wooster Street Social Club ( Curated and Exhibited) New York, NY.
–Leave The Beef At the BBQ , Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
–Ewokone x BMW x Ludacris. Hamptons Art Show, the Hamptons, NY
–BRAINLINGTON Mural unveiling, All City Paint Supply, Seattle WA.
–The Art of Basketball by Public Works Department and the NBA Part2, Miami FL (Art Basel)
– Train of Thought, Hobbs Gallery, Boston MA (solo)
–Mural Unveiling, Converse’ Rubber Tracks Studio, Brooklyn, NY
– EwokOne Presents, bOb Gallery, New York NY. ( solo)
–Fountain Exhibit, McCaig Welles Gallery, New York NY. ( Armory Fair )
–Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Auction, TT Underground Gallery, New York NY.
–Pray For Japan Silent Auction, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY.
–Cope 2 Transition, TT Underground Gallery, New York, NY.
–Presenting Ewokone, Dirty Pilot gallery, Boston, MA. (solo)
– Ewokone Will Be Wuz Heer, Genuine Motorworks, Brooklyn, NY. (solo).
– July: Art Of Basketball , GuGa/ Gallery One, Newark, NJ.
–Ghost, Then and Now, TT Underground Gallery, New York, NY
–Under the Influence, Phillips DePury and Co. New York , NY
–Encounters, Graffiti Art Expo, AE Studios LIC, NY
–In On the Secret, Halcyon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
–Map Quest, Dirty Pilot Gallery. Boston, MA
–Independent Thinkers Show, Miami FL (Art Basel)
–Trilogy by Eazy Street Gallery, Miami FL (Art Basel)
–The Art of Basketball by Public Works Department and the NBA, Miami FL (Art Basel)
–All That Glitters is Gold, McCaig Welles Gallery, New york,NY
–Graffiti Gone Global, Miami,FL (Art Basel)
-The Generations Art Show, Toy Tokyo Art Gallery, New York, NY
–The Character Studies, McCaig Welles Gallery, Brooklyn,NY
–Yard 5, Berlin, Germany
–Pintura Fest, Orlando, FL
–Millon Cornette De Saint Cyr, Millon & Associes, Paris, France
–Saturdays at Phillips, Phillips DePury, New York, NY
–Saturdays at Phillips, “NEW YORK” themed Phillips DePury, New York, NY
–Up In the Air, AVS Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
–Under Pressure, UP Gallery, Montreal, Canada (solo)
–Black Ink, Gallery Solo Show, New York, NY (solo)
–Saturdays at Phillips, Phillips DePury, New York, NY
–GID Horselington, NY Comic Conn, New York, NY
–Made From Love, The Bronx Museum Project Space, New York,NY
–Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
–Ghost & Ewok 5MH, Dirty Pilot Gallery Boston, MA
–The Walls Belong to Us, Power House Arena, Brooklyn, NY
–GID Horselington/ SD Comic Conn, San Diego, CA
–Sneaker Pimps World Tour, New York, NY
–Sneaker Pimps World Tour, Atlanta, GA
-Graffiti Art Overdose, McCaig Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
–Totem2 vs. Ewok 5mh pt. 2, Vera Cruz, Mexico
–Clash of The Titans, McCaig Welles Gallery, Brooklyn,NY
–UCOPS, Rocky’s Rock Star Bar, Brooklyn, NY
–Board the Train, Double Punch Gallery, San Francisco CA
–Sneaker Pimps World Tour, Jakarta, Indonesia
–Brooklyn Spotted, Showroom Gallery, New York, NY
–Totem2 vs. Ewok 5MH, McCaig Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
–Tag The System, Showroom Gallery, New York, NY
–Ewokone Saves Tokyo, Depot Gallery, Tokyo Japan (solo)
–The Break In, Paul Rogers 9W Gallery, New York, NY
–20 inch Dunny Showcase, Visionaire Gallery, New York, NY
–3 Corner Hustle, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA
–Vinyl Clash, Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
–Subject Matter, Gallery solo show, Costa Mesa, CA (solo)
–Hip Hop 101 Solo show, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
–The Magnificent 7, McCaig Welles, Brooklyn, NY
–Premium goods, Solo show. Brooklyn, NY (solo)
–In The Making, KCDC, Brooklyn, NY
–BOB Lounge, New York, NY (solo)
Barnstormer’s ‘No Condition is Permanent’, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY