BUA: Sites&Sounds Solo Show (Oct 8 - Nov 5)September 30, 2016
BUA: Sites&Sounds Solo Show - Sat Oct 8, 6-10PM
Opening Reception: Saturday October 8, 6-10PM with never before seen BUA originals, BUA in attendance, live music, BK Cellars wine & Stone beer.
Oct 8 - Nov 5
ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery are excited to host a solo featuring world renown artist – the one and only BUA. Justin BUA is an award-winning artist, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and the only artist to sit on the United States Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.
ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery are excited to host a solo featuring world renown artist – the one and only BUA. Justin BUA is an award-winning artist, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and the only artist to sit on the United States Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. Groundbreaking in his field, BUA is internationally known for his best-selling collection of fine art posters — The DJ being one of the most popular prints of all time.
Born in 1968 in NYC's untamed Upper West Side and raised between Manhattan and East Flatbush, Brooklyn, BUA was fascinated by the raw, visceral street life of the city. He attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts and complemented his education onthe streets by writing graffiti and performing worldwide with breakdancing crews. BUA went on to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he earned a B.F.A. and taught figure drawing at the University of Southern California for ten years.
Starting in the world of commercial art, BUA designed and illustrated myriad projects, from skateboards and CD covers to advertising campaigns. He developed the look and feel of the opening sequence for MTV's Lyricist Lounge Show, EA Sports video games NBA Street and NFL Street, and the world of Slum Village's award winning music video “Tainted.”
BUA's line of apparel and a limited edition shoe line with PF Flyers sold out completely. BUA went on to create his own animated series Urbania and was the host of the Ovation TV series American Revolutionaries, later directing his own Ovation documentary on the legendary DMC, entitled Walk This Way. In 2012, BUA accepted an NAACP Image Award and a Telly Award for his art direction in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s documentary film On the Shoulders of Giants. BUA was also the executive producer and host on TV’s first ever reality show about Street Art entitled “Street Art Throwdown” airing on NBC’s Oxygen Network in 2015.
BUA exhibits throughout the United States and internationally—including recent shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Pop International Gallery, New York. His energetic and vocal worldwide fan base ranges from former presidents, actors, musicians, professional athletes and dancers, to street kids and art connoisseurs.
Bua will be present for the opening reception on Oct 8, 6-10pm. Many originals painted specifically for the exhibition will be available along with unique hand embellished prints on canvas, embellished limited edition prints, and signed, personalized books. The reception will also include live music, open studios, Stone Beer, and BK Cellars wine.
ArtHatch is a 7,000 square foot building which houses Distinction Gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, multiple exhibition spaces featuring work by represented artists,“The Alley” featuring over 20 local artists, 13 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring the work of over 20 additional local artists, a teen studio featuring the work of up to 40 local teens, and an escape room that serves as a fundraiser for ArtHatch. The front gallery features contemporary and cutting edge artwork, primarily figurative, by highly skilled artists.