|SELECTED ART SHOWS
(in chronological order)
"These Friends" group show
THIS Gallery / LA / 2010
Subliminal Projects Gallery / LA / 2009
Hibbleton Gallery / Fullerton, CA / 2009
“Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture”
International exhibition / 2004-2009
Exhibition in celebration of BMX in the 2008 Olympic Games / Hong Kong, Beijing & LA / 2008
Firehouse Gallery / Burton Artists / Burlington, VT / 2008
"Xerox Inside Your Eyelids; Skate Zine Art From the '80s and Beyond"
traveling zine show; SF (Needles and Pens), NYC, Holland, LA / 2008-2010
Monster Children Gallery / Sydney, Australia / 2007
"Ink & Plastic"
Giant Robot Store / LA / 2007
Lab101 / Culver City, CA / 2007
"Handle With Care" group show
The Lab / Costa Mesa, CA / 2007
"You Are Here"
Orange Lounge / Art Dump / Costa Mesa, CA /2005
"Pieces of Sheet"
Lab101 / Art Dump / Culver City, CA / 2005
"Writers vs. Ryders" group show
Fifty24SF / San Francisco, CA / 2005
Monster Children Gallery / Art Dump / Melbourne & Sydney, Australia / 2004
"Ugly, Beautiful Fool"
Compound Gallery / Portland, OR / 2004
"The Panorama Project" group show
The Front Room / Brooklyn, NY / 2002
"Words" group show
Angel's Gate Cultural Center / San Pedro, CA / 2002
Three Gallery / Art Dump / San Pedro, CA / 2002
"Art For Everyday"
Beams T / Tokyo, Japan / 2002
"Sk8 on the Wall" group show
Rocket Gallery / Tokyo, Japan / 2002
"This is the Flow"
De Vleeshal / Art Dump / Middleburg, Holland /2001
|PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
(in alphabetical order)
Iconoclast (Beautiful Losers)
Monster Children (Australia)
Nike SB (Paul Rodriguez Zoom Air)
Royal Truck Company
The Quiet Life
The Skateboard Magazine
Tony Hawk Foundation
JENKINS, IN BRIEF
Andy Jenkins was born in Sevilla, Spain to a Spanish mother and an American father from Jackson, Mississippi. Needless to say the accents encountered in the Jenkins house were unique.
He spent his formative years moving around with his Air Force family, from country to country, city to city until finally settling in Wyoming. At 17 Jenkins moved to Denver, Colorado where he attended art school for two years before departing to California to start work as an editor for a new BMX magazine, Freestylin'. This scattered beginning possibly accounts for the diversity of his creative exploits.
He spent the next 7 years or so working in and around magazines, as editor, writer, illustrator and designer with his two best friends and partners, Mark Lewman and Spike Jonze. The list of publications they invaded include, BMX Action, Homeboy, TW Skateboarding, TW Snowboarding, Poweredge, Snowboarder, Warp, Raygun, Level, Dirt (brother to Sassy magazine), Details, Big Brother and more. During this time period Jenkins also began a skate/punk zine that was to eventually become, Bend Press, a small independent publishing company with a couple books under its belt.
("I Check The Mail Only When Certain it has Arrived; A Collection of Letters From People I Didn't Know, 1986-1994" and "Valley," a novel by Mike Daily, 1998)
In 1994 he went to work for the Girl Skateboard Company where he still resides as art director and member of the infamous Art Dump. His personal work has made its way into several exhibitions across the globe (Japan, England, Australia, Holland) and has been featured in several books, including "Beautiful Losers" (US), "Dysfunctional" (US), "Sky-H" (Hong Kong) and "Blower, Snowboarding Inside and Out" (US) and more. Jenkins has also been featured in several magazines and DVDs over the past few years; Sped (video documentary/US), Strength (US), Dazed and Confused (UK), Tokion (US/Japan), Relax (Japan), Trace (US), Paper (US), Art Prostitute (US), Monster Children (Aus), Dithers (DVD/US), Doski (Russia) and Educated Community (US). Bend Press is alive and well as an online entity and Jenkins still manages to squeeze out writings, drawings and paintings. The diversity of his work is most likely what makes Andy Jenkins refer to himself mainly as a tinkerer. He lives in San Pedro, California with his wife Kelley Hart, son Emmet, two cats, two desert tortoises and one rosy boa. Read the RIGHT NOW section of the site to keep up with his exploits.
by Carl Sanger
To hear him say it, the crux of Andy Jenkins's current work lies in his guilt. The guilt of one human's consumption in a culture of excess. How does he channel this guilt? The man is a creative pack rat of amazing proportions. He saves every scrap of paper he comes in contact with. In 1995 he began using these notes, receipts, business cards, paper bags, envelopes in a series of works loosely entitled the "Post Consumption Guilt" series. You could call it a sort of recycling as the found objects background fodder for his neurotic, intricate, line art. Some pieces stand individualy and others are actually sewn together into large paper "quilts." He continues to nurture and refine this idea of regeneration today in his current series of paintings entitled "Ugly Beauty" after the composition by Thelonious Monk. Jenkins is also considering venturing into 3 dimension, as his home studio is being over-run with found objects as well.
"A few years ago I did a couple of... I guess you could call them sculptures, but they were really, toys. Dangerous toys made out of metal scraps, nails and various junk. I think I need to go there again before my wife kicks me out of the house with all my collections.
Most nights, you can find him hunched over his work on the floor of his kitchen studio or hunkered down behind the keyboard of his laptop. I doubt you'll see him out and about town...
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