Skinner, b. 1978


Skinner is a self-taught artist living in Oakland, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, bizarre and antagonistic installations while maintaining a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence, dungeons and dragons and the heavy metal gods, Skinner’s mind is one of psycho social mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the world in various museums, universities and galleries. He has been an ambassador of the alternative arts movement in countries ranging from Russia, Cuba, Japan, Europe and all across the United States. Don't be surprised if you see one of his murals on a small side street in Scotland or some tiny village in Russia. Skinner has and continues to bring his own very specific weird art to anywhere in the world that can handle it. Skinner’s work has been celebrated in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose and Beautiful/Decay as well as numerous European publications. In the fall of 2012 Skinner launched his own art and apparel company called Critical Hit. Realizing that his art is better kept in the hands of people who appreciate it on a day to day basis, he applied his strange visions and humor to an affordable media where fans of his work can find giclee and silkscreen prints, his hardback book Every Man Is My Enemy, t-shirts featuring his one of a kind designs, custom toys and figures, patches, buttons, zines and more! Pay him a visit and see the chaos in action! http://shopcriticalhit.com/

2012

Adult Swim Issue
July 2012
NPR Neighborhood Interview

2011

Group Show
Johanssen Gallery - Berlin, Germany
Big Trouble In Little China - Group Show
Dragatomi - Sacramento, CA
w/ Alex Pardee, Dave Correia, Robert Bowen, Jay222, Spankystokes and many more awesome dudes!
Black Rabbit of Inle - Group Show
Gallery 1988 - Los Angeles, CA
w/ Craola Simkins, Alex Pardee, Chet Zar, Robert Bowen and many more!
Mural
941 Geary Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Mural
Lower Haters - San Francisco, CA
Warhol Reimagined - Group Show
Project One Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Suggestivism - Group Show
Grand Central Arts Center - Los Angeles, CA
w/ Nathan Spoor, Ron English, James Marshall (Dalek), Nicoletta Ceccoli, and many many more awesoem artists!

Obsessive Repulsive - Group Show
Flat Color Gallery -† Seattle, WA
w/ Jesse Reno and Ryan Bubnis

2010

Interview
Redefine Magazine - Seattle, WA
Group Show
Museum of Graphic Design - Breta, Netherlands
Interview
Sacramento Press - Sacramento, CA
Mural
Godzilla Hostel - Moscow, Russia
Mural
Godzilla Hostel - Suzdal, Russia
Interview
Spanky Stokes - Sacramento, CA
Studio Visit
Beautiful Decay - Underdog Issue
Beautiful Decay -† Los Angeles, CA
American Gladiators - Solo Show
Lower Haters- San Francisco CA
Buff Monsterís Custom Toy Show
Giant Robot - Los Angeles, CA
Solo Show
Mishka - Tokyo, Japan
Hi Fructose - Group Show
Copro Nason - Los Angeles, CA
Power Slaves - Art Show
Super 7 - San Francisco, CA
Cover Story
Bliss Magazine - Los Angeles, CA
Bro Palace - Group Show
Park Life Gallery - San Francisco, CA
w/ Ferris Plock, Jay Howell
He-Man - Group Show
Gallery 1988 - Los Angeles, CA
Magazine Feature
Hi Frustose - San Francisco, CA
Metal Masters - Group Show
Gallery Wootini - North Carolina
My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama - Solo Show
Grass Hut Gallery - Portland, OR

2009

Magazine Feature
Belio Magazine - Madrid, Spain

Collaborative Wall Mural
YouTube headquarters
San Francisco, CA
w/ Alex Pardee, Jason Maloney, Jeben Berg
Worship Thee Kindly The Dark Hand That Guides Me - Solo Show
111 Minna Gallery- San Francisco, CA
Shadow Of The Unrealm - Solo Show
Fifty24PDX - Portland, OR
Juxtapoz Auction
Online Auction
- San Francisco, CA
Where The Wild Things Are - Book & Print
Vice Magazine - Colette Paris
Beach Blanket Bingo
Interview
Terroreyes.tv - Sacramento, CA
Robert Williams Tribute
Juxtapoz- San Francisco, CA
Illustrative.de Show
Johanssen Gallery- Berlin, Germany
Artist Feature
Featured in Objects
Illustrative.de - Berlin, Germany
Magazine Feature
Empty Magazine - Australia
Our Salvation Is Your Fiery Death
Super 7 - San Francisco, CA
w/ Martin Ontiveros
Magazine Feature
Thrasher MagazineFeature in Monthly Canvas Section
- San Francisco, CA

2008

Showstopper Profile
Juxtapoz Magazine - San Francisco,†CA
Magazine Feature
Juxtapoz - San Francisco, CA

2007

Solo Show
Super 7 - San Francisco, CA
Cryptozoology - Group Show
Voice 1156
-† San Diego, CA
Don't Say Motherfucker Motherfucker - Group Show
MF Gallery
- New York
Collab Bro - Group Show
The Showroom
- New York CIty
Uncut - Group Show
Cal's Pharmacy
- Portland, OR
w/ Nathan Cordero
Collabo - Group Show presented by Pac
Space Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Hit The Deck - Charity Group Show
Various Locations - For Synthesis Network, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston and more.
Cover Story
Midtown Monthly Magazine -† Sacramento, CA

2006

Mural
Big†Brother's Comics - Sacramento, CA
Mural
Java Lounge
- Sacramento, CA
Group Show
Spanish Fly
- Sacramento, CA
Group Show - Presented by Scion
Scion Dashboard Gallery - San Francisco, CA
w/ Bigfoot
Interview
Legend Magazine - Sacramento, CA
Uplifting Vengeance World Tour Group Show
Rx Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Mike Rodriguez, John Stuart Berger, Aaron Winters
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