Robbie Conal

Beginning in 1986 with "MEN WITH NO LIPS," (a poster of Ronald Reagan and members of his Cabinet), Robbie Conal has made over 100 satirical street art posters, using his acerbic wit to skewer politicians of both parties, religious leaders, televangelists and global capitalists.  He has also addressed major social issues:  civil rights, women's freedom of choice and the environment.  Over the years, Robbie and his "very irregular" volunteer guerrilla street army have pasted over 500,000 of these humorous broadsides on the streets of major cities around the U.S. Robbie says, "I just wanted to tickle prople on the streets into thinking along with me about important social and political issues."  The Washington Post has called Robbie, "The country's foremost satirical street artist."

Robbie's "KNUCKLEHEADS" series of colorful grinning skulls is what he calls, "My late night studio karmic antidote to all the bad guys I've been painting for 29 years.  Skulls are the new 'happy faces.'  They're for fun."  Robbie and his wife, movie title designer (and the designer of his four books), Deborah Ross, and their two kittens, Ella and Louie, live in Los Osos, CA.  Robbie Conal has a BFA degree from San Francisco State University (1969) and an MFA from Stanford University (1978).  He has taught fine art at universities around the U.S. for 30 years, including the University of Southern California from 1996-2008.

 

 


Camille Rose Garcia

Garcia's layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales are influenced by William Burroughs' cut-up writings and surrealist film, as well as vintage Disney and Fleischer cartoons.

Her work has been displayed internationally and featured in numerous magazines including Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and Modern Painter.  She is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Resnick Collection, and the San Jose Museum of Art, which held a retrospective of her work in 2007 entitled "Tragic Kingdom" accompanied by a catalog of the same name.

She recently illustrated two classic children's books, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Snow White", and is currently writing and illustrating a third.