NIPSEY HUSSLE TRIBUTE

We had a blast in LA, but we are really excited to be back at our home base, 111 Minna Gallery this coming Friday May 26. For this event, we will be doing a tribute to Nipsey Hussle. Nipsey is trapxart. He is a very talented innovative artist and of course makes some great music. We have some really talented folks (as always) showcasing and vending with us for this one. For some of these artists, its their first time, and for others, they are trapxart veterans. Either way, we would love to introduce them to you! As we are gearing up for our Summer Runway Show (which is a tribute to cinema) we also asked all the artists what their favorite movie is, enjoy meeting them and see you all on Friday! 

Click Here for Tickets for The Nipsey Hussle Tribute

Nicole Freeman, 25 / Capricorn

IG @creativenikk  / Website: creativenikk.com

Hometown: Bay Area  / Current Town: Santa Rosa 

My favorite movie is Love and Basketball I feel like I lived that movie. I watched it weekly in high school. It brings me back to my high school feels every time.

Asha Zinani, 27 / Taurus

IG @honeychokers  / Website: honeychokers.com 

Hometown: Ossining, New York / Current Town: San Francisco, California 

My favorite movie is "Baby Boy." It's hilarious, but so real. Taraji and Tyrese made this movie a classic. 

Freeman, 300 Bang Bang / Gemini

IG: @trappedoutfreeeman / @Culturedvisualarts / Website: Culturedvisualarts.com 

Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area /Current Town: Ibiza, Spain 

My favorite movie is Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. I was probably 11 and accidentally stumbled upon the parody movie randomly in a Blockbuster with my friend ( yes on VHS ) - brought it home (think my mom bought it), watched it for the first time with my laughing buddy & best friend Justin, and my life was changed forever. We must've watched it a million times, along with Comicveiw, BET Uncut & GTA Vice City. Memorized and recited it constantly. It's not only my favorite movie for the rhetoric, comedy, and the brothers but because of how I was introduced to the movie, I thought we were the only ones our age who'd seen it, but in the coming years up to this day I constantly see the impact the film has had on the entire world, especially my generation. I still have the VHS. 

Shaina Walker, 24 / Aries

IG: @shainaxwalker / website: www.shainawalker.com

Hometown: Berkeley, CA  / Current Town: Vallejo, CA

My favorite movie is ATL. I grew up in Atlanta, GA and between the music and dialect I believe it represented the young urban culture of Atlanta well. 

 

Wendell Coleman (Ismboutiquesf), 34 / Sagittarius

@ismboutique_sf, @smurflucci  / Ismboutique.com

Hometown: Jennings, La / Current Town: San Francisco, Ca

My favorite movie of all time would have to be "The usual suspects" because of its unpredictability & suspense. Every time I watch that movie it feels as if I'm watching it for the first time.. 

 

Arieana Castellanos, 21 / Leo

IG @youngcynicism / Website: kaleisforfuckbois.wordpress.com
 

Hometown: Fresno, Ca / Current Town: San Leandro, 

My favorite movie is La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) because it is a story about Mexican immigration to the United States that really hit home for my grandma and me.
 

Patrick Mitchell, 31 / Gemini

IG @mitchellpatrick5

Hometown: Richmond, CA / Current Town: Richmond, CA

My favorite movie is The Dark Night because it is the only movie I can watch every day of my life.

 

Mike Bornstein, 27 / Cancer

IG @bornsteez / website: bornsteez.bigcartel.com

Hometown: Connecticut / Current Town: San Jose, CA

My favorite movie is "The Outsiders" because "stay golden pony boy."

Joey, 31 / Sagittarius

IG @thahood.uber 

San Jose, CA

My favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption because I can relate to it, also they have a saying "Get busy living or get busy dying."

 Ra'ab Osirus Bey, 45 / Scorpio

@northgate_imports

Hometown: San Francisco / Current Town: San Jose

My favorite movie is Bronx Tale because sistah reached over and opened the door. Classic
 

 Gerson Carranza, 25 / Capricorn

IG @gerson_builds / Website: gersonart.bigcartel.com/                       

Hometown: Bakersfield, ca / Current town: Bakersfield, ca                       

The Wolf of Wall Street is my favorite movie because I love this man's passion and ambition. He has a vision even when he started from the basement, his vision is so humongous that he succeeds through it all. Life gets hard but You have to maneuver through the tight spots of it. And that's what's beautiful about life.

Jzela Johnson, 23 / Taurus

IG @Yng_Dstrsd / Website: Yngdstrsd.com

Hometown: Union City, Ca / Current town: Fresno, Ca

My favorite movie is Players Club because it is too funny, and truly some life lessons in that movie.

 Ariel Aylse Jackson, 28 / Cancer

IG @1MermaidBabe / Website: ajacks.goherbalife.com

Hometown: Richmond, Ca. 

My favorite movie is What's Love Got To Do With It "Little country church girl turned big Rock Star!" I love Tina's story to stardom as well as her huge voice! She shocked the world, and I intend to do the same. XOXO

Jamar Earnest, 23 / Pisces

IG  @nu.pharaoh & @drips._ / website: www.drips.site

Hometown: San Mateo / Current Town: Oakland

My favorite movie is Training Day. To see Denzel as a crooked cop but yet you still rock with him heavy in the whole movies is the best part about it. However, if you really watch the movie it tells you a lot about society and the different sides of people that we only have one perspective of. Every character in Training Day has two sides and everybody is in search of power or justice.

 

The Mackitty, Leo

IG @themackitty & @mackittycolours

Hometown & Current Town: outer space , from San Francisco to Sacramento

The complete Harry Potter series are my favorite movies.

 

Brianna, 22 / Virgo

IG @Briannaa_ashley / Website: Zariachic.com

Hometown: Anywhere in the east bay basically lol / Current Town: Oakland

I don’t really have one I don’t have enough patience to sit thru a whole movie sometimes.

 

Ashley (A. Michelle), 27 / Taurus

IG: @creme_dela_ash

Hometown: Pittsburg, CA / Current Town: Brentwood, CA

I would have to say my favorite movie is 'Death Becomes Her'. I love the grim humor and the storyline is just really cool to me. I feel like there's a message to it as well. No matter how hard you try to keep up your good looks, who you are on the inside is just as is important if not more because beauty fades eventually.

 

Porsche Wiggins, 27 / Virgo

IG/Twitter @styledtokill / FB: www.facebook.com/styledtokill / Website: 

Hometown & Current Town: Compton,Ca & Vallejo, CA

My favorite movie is Love Jones, because it's about black love and represents relatable situations that happen within relationships. Plus I'm a hopeless romantic. 

Ian Westart, 26 / Pisces

IG: @ianwestart / FB: @ianwestart / twitter: @ianwestart / ianwestart.bigcartel.com

Hometown: Bay Area, currently in the Bay Area

My favorite movie always changes as I'm growing and learning new things. But right now I think my favorite movie is Edge of tomorrow with Tom Cruise. I love it because it's everything I want in a movie: action, adventure, technology, with a splash of sci-fi. Anyone can enjoy it. It brings death to the forefront of the movie and I find that relaxing.

 

Jeffrey Garland, 25 / Taurus

IG: @jephdraws

Hometown: Oakland / Current: San Leandro

My favorite movie is Jurassic park because I can watch people get eaten by dinosaurs for the rest of my life.

 Chris "Heezy" Hurtt (8BitHipHop), 24 / Capricorn

IG: @8bithiphop / Website: my8bithiphop.com

Hometown: Queens, NY / Current Town: Oakland, CA

My favorite movie is The Matrix…that movie taught me to look beyond the surface. There's usually more than meets the eye.

Memo Vargas, 22 / Leo

IG @vy.mxmito_

Born in Lima, Peru  / Raised in Newark, Ca

My favorite movie is Pulp Fiction, I have always appreciated the art and dialogue that goes behind a Tarantino movie.

Kendal Renee, 21 / Aquarius

IG: @kendal.renee

Hometown: Pleasant Hill / Current Town: Pleasant Hill 

My favorite movie is probably Goodwill Hunting because I love Robin Williams and Matt Damon and the storyline is dope. A must see classic. 

Ariana Ferguson, 25/ Leo & Stephanie Villegas, 22 / Taurus

IG: @cciiofficial / Website: cciiofficial.com
Hometown: Woodside / Current Town: San Jose
I have a weird thing for Hannibal lector like I know he sucks but he's so fucking smart and he knows what is going on it just trips me out.
 

TRAPXART LA

HOLLYWOOD, TRAPXART IS ON THE WAY! 

Trapxart is coming back to Hollywood on Sunday May 21st at the Avalon! We are beyond excited to work with all of the creative and dope people who are taking part in the event. The event will be a tribute to the well deserving and current cultural and artistic icon, Kendrick Lamar. You will see lots of artwork dedicated to Kendrick along with all sorts of other visual amazingness. We decided to start a blog so that everyone can get a little glimpse of who is involved and what to expect at the event. Not only are we in a venue 5x the size as the first LA event, but we've got wayyy more people involved and excited to share their crafts, inventions and talents! We hope that you enjoy getting to know the artists and hit us up if you are interested in being involved in the event somehow! 

TICKETS: trapxart.com/events/la

the contributors: 

Nick Richard, 32 / Gemini

From Oakland, Live in Sylmar

IG @N.r_grafix / Nrgrafix.wix.com / N.r_grafix@facebook

“i am an artist first, but an educator from Oakland ALWAYS!”

 

SLIM / Cancer

@D33jayslim (IG, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr)

Hometown: Fontana, Current town: Los Angeles

“Hip hop connoisseur.”

 

Porsche Wiggins, 27 / Virgo

IG/Twitter: @styledtokill / FB: www.facebook.com/styledtokill

Website: www.styledtokill.com

Hometown & Current Town: Compton, CA & Vallejo, CA

“I'm also a Nail Technician. Fashion and style is not just about clothing, Issa look!”

 

SniqkerHead, 28 / Cancer

IG @sniqkerhead / www.sniqkerhead.com

Hometown: Ceres, Ca / Current Town - Hayward, Ca

“I am a unique individual who has a vision for success. Everyday I am learning and growing  to love my uniqueness. I just want to appreciate and acknowledging my own positive qualities. Staying true to myself while walking along the path of striving and working on being the best Dominika Bonner I can. I am a daughter first and foremost, sister, an aunt, god mother, friend, student, manager, artists, photographer and a firm believer in God. The road he has instore for SniqkerHead that is more than a clothing line.”

 

Brittany Simon aka CreativHands, 25 / Virgo

@createluv /  Email: creativhands@gmail.com

Hometown & Current Town: I was born and raised in Los Angeles I currently reside in Long Beach

“Art is my passion I live and breathe it and I will use my skills to help other upcoming young artists showcase their talents.”

Elyse Thoms, 22 / Sagittarius

IG/twitter/fb/website @elysethoms

Hometown & Current Town: South Central LA

“One thing you'd like people to know about you:  I'm the shit yea.”

 

Faith Onwusa, 27 / Virgo

(IG/twitter/fb/website): @4wrap_queens @4miss_faith

Hometown & Current Town: Los Angeles, Ca

“I like to call myself the "DIY" queen. I love finding ways to recreate classics in a fun and creative way at home.”

Matteo Davinci, 24 / Libra

IG @Matteo_DaVinci

Hometown: Oakland, Ca / Current: Hayward, Ca

"If I had a daughter I'd name her Mona Lisa"

 

Beeniehead, 30 / Aries

IG @Beeniehead / Beeniehead.com

Hometown LA, Current town Tracy, CA

“I'm currently writing and illustrating a children's book.”

 

Kymberlee Franks, 22/ Libra
 

IG @cocoanillaapparel / fb: fb.me/cocoanillaapparel

Hayward CA

“I love women of color, i do this for the culture.”

 

Princess Russell/ Loukaili, 26 / Taurus

Hometown: Portmore, Jamaica / Current Town: San Bernardino, CA

“I’m a nomad. Home is where the heart is and i carry my heart everywhere i go. I started painting because Cynthia St James (Google her)  saw my doodles and said I need to put them on canvas. After that it was a wrap! I throw on some little dragon or whatever music i'm currently feeling and zone the hell out. Long story short, find your peace and you'll find your love. Matt 6:33-34”

 

Saréya Shorter, 28 / Pisces

IG @sareyashorter / website: reyaphotography.com

Hometown & Current Town: VALLEJO, CA

“The love I’ve developed for taking photographs is inevitable. Growing up my dad was always walking around with a camera or a camcorder capturing candid moments— back in the days of 35mm film & VHS tapes. Now, he has shoe boxes full of all the photos he’d taken of my siblings & me since we were born. I don’t think he even realizes it was he who ignited my passion for photography.”

 

Dylan Hall, 23 / Aries

Instagram/Twitter: @WalkThisHall

Hometown: Inglewood, Ca

Pelluminati Project "Clothing Line" 

“I am a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Business Administraton with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Advertising. At TrapxArt i will be promoting my clothing line, The Pelluminati Project. My partner and cousin will also be at Trapxart promoting his art. The Pelluminati Project is not only a clothing line, yet a brand. It's a brand that embraces and promotes individuality. A brand that admires being different.You can follow our clothing line on instagram @ShopPelluminati”

Ian Westart, 26 / Pisces

IG @ianwestart /Facebook @ianwestart / twitter: @ianwestart

ianwestart.bigcartel.com

Hometown: Bay Area, currently in the Bay Area

“All i want to do is make art, all sorts of art, for every single reason. Art is the perfect allegory for life. i love life.”

Icey Milli, 23 / Libra

IG @iceymilli / fb: everythingruthless

Sacramento,CA born Bay Area living.

“One thing I would like people to know about me is I love doing nails. I love breaking boundaries &I including art in everything I do.”

 

Tifase Somadhi, 24 / Gemini

IG @itsfase/@itsfase/tifase.somadhi

https://www.lsstlk.com

Hometown: San Bernardino

“I advocate the saying "chase your dreams or end up working for somebody who did!"

 

Tiffany Celeste, Capricorn

IG @TiffanyCelestew / www.loveisjustice.com /  tiffanyceleste.info

Hometown & Current Town:  Columbus Oh (hometown), Los Angeles, CA (current)

“Is My Life motto is to Pay it forward and Enjoy life!!!”

 

WrittenWrose, 23 / Leo

IG @writtenwrose & @thewroses / Twitter: @luvmenatural / Tumblr: allthingswrosey.tumblr.com

Hometown & Current Town: Carson, CA

“I strive to be a light in a world that can be dark at times. I believe that with a Vision & Passion, all things are possible. I thoroughly enjoy writing, working with students, nature, & growing/learning everyday."

Velma, Cancer

IG @s.boogie / Etsy.com/shop/sboogieoriginals

Hometown / current town: Oakland to Long Beach

“Creation is my therapy, art is my counselor.”

 

Tarveen Virdee, 27 / Aquarius

IG @hennabyt & @thehomietkv_

Hometown: Born in London, Raised in Bay Area, now in LA

“I started doing henna to share a part of the Indian culture with others. Henna was something I had always wanted to learn and sought out to learn. I feel blessed that I have been able to share my artistic vision and expose traditional Henna with such a diverse clientele.”

 

Vino Chatmon, 25 / Sagittarius
 

IG @Ci.Kustomz

Los Angeles, CA

“Never stop practicing it doesn't make perfect but it makes better.”

CollardGreen$:

Remi De'Armond, 25/ Scorpio & Arianna Shackelford, 26/ Cancer

@CollardGreens / CollardGreens.us

Hometown: Oakland/Sacramento,Ca / Current Town: Los Angeles,Ca

“CollardGreen$ is a small clothing brand handmade in Los Angeles w/ one of a kind Pieces for the young women that love to be wild and free!”

 

Ashleigh Parker, 30 / Cancer

IG @grandeurfashions

Hometown & Current town: Los Angeles

"Creativity takes courage" -Henri Matisse


 

 Breyanni Vaughn, 23 / Cancer

IG: @shopbrajais @breyanni /  www.shopbrajais.com

Hometown & Current Town: Vallejo,Ca

“I live by the quote "Life is God's gift to us, what we do with it is our gift to God". Anything is possible when you leap out on faith, I refuse to live with the " I could've, would've, and should've s.”

Keandre Allums, 24 / Aries

IG @KeDaBarber / Facebook: Keandre Allums / SnapChat: The-6God

Oakland, CA

“You Ain't Gotta Be A DopeBoy To Have Money.”

 

Leontre' Tabor"Niice Johnny", 28 / Scorpio

IG & Twitter @helloimniice / www.coaleaf.com

San Diego, CA

“I count the number of steps I take up a flight of stairs.”

 

Amber Ledet, 25 / Cancer

IG / Twitter: @amberaledet / Facebook: artbyamberledet

Hometown New Orleans, Louisiana / Current Town: Los Angeles

"Painting is a recent creative endeavor for me and has opened a new door for me to explore and express my self. It's been my saving grace and the only thing that keeps me sane sometimes. I'm happy to share pieces of myself with you, get to know me through my art."

Also I will be selling prints of the sunflower painting I just sent at the event :)

Winter Miller, 26 / Aquarius

IG @winmillcreations / Twitter @WintersCreation 

Hometown & Current Town: Mountain View & Tracy 

"I'm a self taught artist."

Tyrah Dillard, 25 / Cancer

IG @Tyinkwell

Hometown: LA / Current Town: Lancaster,  CA

“food and art supplies are the way to my heart.”


 

Kiara Marie, 24 / Leo

IG @Waikiikii / @shopwaikiikii  / FB: Facebook.com/waikiikiidesigns

Site/Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopWaikiikii

Hometown/Current: Richmond, Ca /Antioch,Ca

“I would like to let the folks know that Fashion has ALWAYS been my #1 passion since a child. The fact that I am 24 years young living out my God given gift 24/7 keeps me sane. It keeps me happy and keeps the creative juices flowing. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life, because clothes are forever and that is certain... go for what you know, and LIVE OUT YOUR DREAM!”

 

 

Makayla "Booclay", 21/ Sagittarius

@b00clay (those are zeros btw)

Born and raised: Berkeley (South Berkeley), CA

“One thing I'd like people to know about me: I'm not concerned about this shady world we live in. I find fun and joy in every single day that I'm blessed to see, for we don't know when we will leave.”

 

 

Darren, 24 / Aquarius

IG @darrenstuckkk / clothing IG @stuckinmyways.usa / website: stuckinmyways.com

Long Beach, CA

“I'm humble and positive. I want to show the people what StuckInMyWays is all about and what everyone should be on the lookout for.”

 

 

Whitney "Steez" Hester, 23 / Cancer

IG @STEEZdot6 / Twitter @STEEZdot6 / www.steezdot6.com

Hometown: Atlanta, GA / Current: Los Angeles, CA

“Regardless of what life has thrown at me, I remain optimistic. It's what gets me a step further in life.”

 

Ana Cervantes (the color fairy), 25 / Aquarius

IG @MIAMORANA /  ANACERVANTESART.com

Hometown: San Bernardino, CA / Current Town: Bellflower, CA

“My art is my heart and soul. Through art I found myself and true freedom.

"I share my passion with the world in hopes of provoking thought, awakening the lover and creator in others; and of course, bringing a splash of color to everyone's life! *doctor recommended*"

 

Breanna Horne (foxy bre), 21/ Cancer

IG @foxxybre

Current town: Hawthorne Ca

“I can sing my butt off.”

 

Marleena aka "Moofasa", 22 / Taurus

IG@imoofasa_thanyou

Hometown & Current Town: Sacramento born and raised, Long Beach based

My #PacifyHerProject starts the conversation no one wants to talk about and that is mental illness in our communities.  It all goes back to the intergenerational trauma put onto oppressed communities across America, in regards for equality.

There's a reason for substance abuse, alcoholism, gang violence, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, murder, and suicide happen. And that reason is power. Power over another is a mental game, however, to admit to having a mental illness whether it be Anxiety or depression, it is looked down upon as being weak, and therefore becomes an ignored subject.

I want people to know that it's okay not to be okay. The sooner we get people to acknowledge this, the sooner we can begin to heal our communities, our families, and our friends.

 

The Homie Dreebo, 26/ Leo

Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @thehomiedreebo / Brand Instagram: @Shopthehomies / Snapchat: @dr33bo

Shopthehomies.com

Hometown & Current Town: Los Angeles, CA

"I'm not a talker Ima doer".

 

Stephanie Alcazar, 27 / Virgo

IG @sssteffy / www.StephanieAlcazar.com

Hometown/Current town : from Oakland to Antioch and back to Oakland.

“Self - taught photographer with a deep love of capturing culture and history. I want my photographs to be everywhere NatGeo, history books, billboards, magazine covers, etc.”


 

Thurzday, 29/ Sag cusp Scorpio

Hometown n ish: Born in Newark Nj, Raised in the Caribbean, Lives is LA
"I wear a Crown 👑 on a Daily basis."

 

Howard Hines, 23/ Libra  & Ramzi Fardan, 24/ Leo

IG @everythiingvogue / Twitter @evblackmarket / evblackmarket.com

Home: Los Angeles/ Residing: San Jose

“Everything Vogue is a brand that represents black culture and individualism.”


 

Devin Williams, 23 / Capricorn

IG @devintehduude

Hometown: San Jose, CA / Current Town: Los Angeles, CA

“I'm just here to party.”

(Model in Picture: Chelsea Claire/ IG @chelseaclaire)

 

 Bianca " Stella B ", 23 / Gemini

IG @the.stellab, @stellabvisuals / Twitter @the_stellab / Website: www.stellabvisuals.com

Hometown & Current Town: Richmond, Ca / San Francisco, CA

“No matter how many " no's " I get, I'm still going to push myself. Failure is not an option. Although failure may and have occurred, I will not settle just to fail. I came from nothing but working to have everything. I will win, succeed & prosper. With God and my art, everything and anything is possible.”

 

Lake Carter "Penguin Lake", 24

IG @thePenguinLake /  www.penguinlake.com

Hometown: Los Angeles

“I paint pictures, take pictures and am seeking the Big picture... I am an artist and try to find the artistry in everything, I've dabbled in most of the arts”

"Penguins live all their lives being different from the rest of the birds... as do i"

 

Karla Ramirez, 24/ Cancer

IG @bonita.cholitaa

Hometown: Los Angeles

"I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious."

 

Princeton (Mr. Lè Phresh) Faure, 25 / Capricorn

IG @Lephresh / Snapchat: MrLePhresh / Facebook.com/LePhresh

LePhresh.com

Hometown/Current: Union City, CA

“I do things that make me happy to encourage others to do the same.”

 

Blair Robinson, 26 / Pisces

IG @chief.beast

Hometown/Current Town: HT is Richmond, VA & CT is Echo Park, LA

“I just want people to fuck with my vision.”

 

Farleen Osias, 33/ Virgo

IG @farlo_art /Facebook: Farlo Custom Art 

Hometown: San Francisco, CA/ Current Town: Vallejo, CA

“Art is not my craft. It is my passion. Art is not something I do. It is something I am.”

 

Xopher Seuss

IG @xseuss / Twitter@_xseuss / Facebook.com/xseuss / www.xseuss.com

Xopher Seuss (°1989, Houston, United States) makes paintings, photos, drawings and media art. By using popular themes such as sexuality, family structure and violence, Seuss creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His paintings directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, he touches various overlapping themes and strategies. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognised, such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations.

His works doesn’t reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By applying abstraction, his approach is wide in scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.

His works often refers to pop and mass culture. Using written and drawn symbols, a world where light-heartedness rules and where rules are undermined is created.

 

Monie, 26 / Leo

IG @tattoosbymonie /Facebook: Tattoos by Monie

Hometown & Current Town: Los Angeles

“I've always dreamed of becoming a professional player until I realized art was my true passion.”

 

Aaron Beitia, 25 / Aries

IG @iamkingbeitia / Hometown: Oakland, CA

“I like sushi 🍣”

 

Trippy Sanders/ Capricorn

IG @trippy_sanders / @soso_rigmaiden

Hometown & Current Town: Union City, CA & Oakland, CA

“I’ve been a producer/singer much much longer than I've been a Visual Artist, this art stuff was completely accidental.”

 

Corey Gaither / Capricorn

IG @PlanetAfreeka/ twitter @PlanetAfreek / http://planetafreeka.crevado.com/

Hometown & Current Town: Rialto, CA & Los Angeles , CA

“Paint, Hennessy , and a 90's playlist = Great weekend”

 

i'Klektik Jane, 28/ Cancer

IG @TheeiklektikJane, @IklektikStyle / FB: iklektikStyle / www.iklektikstyle.com

Hometown: Richmond, CA / Current Town: Sacramento, CA

“Queen of all trades, master to none™”

 

Aizik Brown, 22 / Virgo

IG @aikbrown / aikbrown.bigcartel.com

Sacramento, CA

“I am a free spirit that lives with the ideology of peace, love, and happiness.”

 

Victor Burnett, 24/ Leo

IG @VicThaRuler / @ActriteLosAngeles / twitter @VicThaRuler/ ActriteLosAngeles.com

Hometown & Current Town: Los Angeles, CA

“I'm here to deliver a one of a kind product and an organic experience  through Actrite LA.”

 

 Toni Fowler, 24 / Aries

IG @tonithetigerrrrr / Facebook: Toni Fowler / artbytoni.bigcartel.com (originals+prints) / Society6.com/artbytoni (phone cases, mugs, prints &bath rugs)

Hometown: Born and raised in sunny Ca, have lived in Compton my entire life.

“My long term goal is to open a space where aspiring artist, young and old can come and have a safe environment to produce dope art. Network, collab with other artists, host workshops, art shows, even have poetry nights, etc.”

Tymiah Williams, 23/ Virgo

IG @ayeeetymiah / artbytymiah.com

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

“If I ever get stranded on an island with nothing but Palm Trees just give me some paints, water maybe some wine, I’ll be just fine.”

Ninofresh, 26 / Taurus

IG @Ninofresh103

Hometown: Watts, CA / Current town: Gardena, CA

“I'm extremely versatile.”

 

Von Caso, 26 / Libra

IG & Snapchat @voncaso / business page@casotattoos

Vallejo, CA

“I'm on the road to success.”

 

Zyme, 28 Million Years Old / Libra

IG/ Twitter/ Facebook @zymeiscool

Original Egypt, Mars

“I ate a chicken fetus once before.”

 

Deija Brelynn (Poetic), 21 / Cancer

IG/ Twitter/ FB: @poeticgypsy / www.thepoeticgypsy.com

Hometown: Sacramento / Current Town: Los Angeles

“I'm a healer with an infinite capacity of love and light and I plan to share that with the world, whether it is reciprocated or not.”

 

Antoinette Cauley, 28 / Cancer

IG @antoinettecauley_art / AntoinetteCauleyArt.Com

Hometown/ Current Town: Phoenix, AZ

“I am a full time working artist who specializes in portrait work. My work is gritty and pretty; combining rap music, social justice issues & galactic prints. I was just named the 2017 Best Local Artist in Arizona by AZ Foothills Magazine. I also run teen fine art and hip hop classes throughout the city of Phoenix.”

 

The Artist Dom, 24 / Cancer

IG & Twitter @TheArtistDom

LA Born & Raised

“I'm human.”

 

Helena Fisiiahi aka Na, 28/ Aries

IG @datgirlna / Twitter @_datnewna /Facebook: Naleka Fisiiahi /Snapchat: Itsnablaah

Hometown: North Sacramento, CA /Current town: East Oakland, CA

“My paintings are all small visuals of my dreams I've had. And that they may contain cigarette ashes in the paint”

 

Michaela Reed, aka Soul Or SoulFull, 21 / Virgo

IG: @_soulfull / website: www.soulfullvisualz.com

Hometown/Current town: Long Beach

“I would like for people to know that I am passionate about my work, and I love to inspire people with my art. My goal is to create work that is thought provoking and allows people to use their imagination.”


 

Parker Winans, 26 / Aries

IG @Scumchoir / www.parkerwinans.com

Hometown and Current: Born In Minden, NV/  Currently lives in Los Angeles

“I just put out a book of drawings called Things, Beings & Places I’ve Seen and It’s available on Amazon.”

 

Nessie Blaze, 26 / Aries

IG @Nessie_Blaze / Facebook: Nessie Blaze / Twitter: Nessie Blaze

Hometown: Bristol, PA /Current Town: Los Angeles, CA

“I travel coast-to-coast as a full-time artist since 2013 doing tattoos, paint, draw and make music 24/7. :)”

 

London James, 25 / Leo

IG @MADEINLONDONJ /Facebook MADEINLONDONJ Ceramics

Originally from Chicago, grew up in Los Angeles

“I also teach ceramics at my Clay and Connect events at the Comfort LA. Come enjoy something new and unique over a chill brunch with clay aesthetic vibes. Follow @ClayandConnect and @MadeInLondonJ for the next Clay and Connect date.”

*Feel free to hop on my wheel at the show, I'd be thrilled to give someone the opportunity to make your trapxart LA experience memorable!

 

 

 

Tree of Lyfe, Age: Infinite / Libra

IG @treeoflyfe / @brilliancestaysdriven / Twitter @Treeoflyfemusic / www.brilliancestaysdriven.com

Hometown: Inkster | Detroit Michigan

“My goal is to complete the cycle of life & live forever through everything I was able to share through the brilliance of creation.”  

 

 

October BLU & AKoldpiece / Libras

IG @OctoberBluu @akolpiece  / Facebook: October BLU & Frio de Pedazo

Hometown & Current Town: South Central Los Angeles

“We are A couple of Poets and Artists who believe in shining light on the beauty of the African Diaspora. “

 

 

Phillipa Imani, 25/ Sagittarius

IG @PhillipaImani/ PhillipaImani.Com

Hometown & Current Town: South Central , LA

“One thing you'd like people to know about you : I perfect my craft everyday, I take my time with every garment. Detail is key.”

 

Ariel Daileon Shipp / Aquarius

IG @poohlaah

Hometown: Carson, CA

“I am not afraid to fail.”

 

GuudLife Rae, 25 / Sagittarius

IG @guudlukin /Twitter @GdlknOut / Facebook: Guud Paint

Hometown & Current Town: LA, LA

“I am a Leader, Doer, One who submits to God, Giver of Prosperity.”

 

 Sega Nam aka Sega Misfit, 34 / Scorpio

IG @SegaMisfit /  www.SegaTheMisfit.com

Hometown & Current Town: Long Beach, CA

“Good Vibes Only, Everyday. All day.”

 

Randijah Simmons / Sybergurl, 22 / Capricorn
 

IG @yungdij / @sybergurrl.comm

Hometown & Current Town: South Central Los Angeles

“I'm an artist.. and I'm sensitive about my shit!”

 

 Blak Kanvas, 22 / Gemini

IG @sunihippiee & @blak_kanvas / Twitter: @sunihippiee / Website (still under construction): www.blakkanvas.com

Hometown: Los Angeles/ Current Town: Long Beach

“Shift Happens.”

 

Shalikah Skeete, 26 / Virgo

IG @mindfulcomplexions / Twitter: @MindfulComplxns / Facebook: @MindfulComplexions

Hometown & Current Town: All over the I.E., currently reside in Rancho Cucamonga

“I make all-natural organic skin care products for Kings and Queens of color, and I'm very passionate about what I do.”

 

AAJ ( Abstract Art by Javon)/ Aquarius

IG @aajvxn / website: abstractjavon.bigcartel.com

Sacramento, CA

"I paint not only for the passion and love but to be apart of history."

 

STUZO CLOTHING (Stoney & Uzo), 35 / Sagittarius & Gemini (Sagemini) 

IG/twitter/fb @stuzoclothing / Website: stuzoclothing.com

Hometown & Current Town: New York & Los Angeles

“We live our truth and love all that choose to do the same.”

 

MAC KITTY / LEO

IG @themackitty & @mackittycolours / Twitter  @THEMACKITTY

Hometown & Current Town: outer space , from San Francisco to Sacramento

“I am not a human I'm just a vessel & I have multiple personalities.”

 

 Miscasstelle, 24 / Aquarius

IG @Miscasstelle

Hometown: Miami-Dade, Florida / Current Town: North Hollywood ,California

“Less than a year ago I was living in my car, it's like my world did a 180 and I'm in a whole new planet I'd like to share with everyone.”

Lena, 1,000 soul years & about as prototypically Virgo as they come

IG @lenakrystyna / bylenakrystyna.com  / trifektankhtion.tumblr.com

Hometown: Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. Current Town: East Bay (El Sobrante), California

"Brevity isn't my strong suit. That being said, I am an avid seeker of social change and a student of self-love. My journey so far has been a rough deck of cards, but I'm thankful for the grit it has built within me. I like to combine my passion for socio-politics with art. Partial proceeds of my artwork are donated to LideHaiti, an organization that provides arts education and vocational training to young girls to help funnel them into stable careers and life paths in Haiti. Art and nature are my only religions, as they both teach me how to better love myself and others, and I live to worship it all through my creations. I find that I cannot function if I am not painting as a means of therapy and creative expression. It is my air. I am so glad that my love for art as a means for healing is something that I can share with others, in hopes to better myself, and the world we live in. I look forward to continuing to bear witness to my development as a woman and an artist, because, for me, there is no separation."

Oto Attah, 21/ Leo

IG @photonoph
Hometown & Current Town: Inglewood, CA
“I want to change the world through the arts.”

 

Bobbie B, 27 / Libra

IG @Bonniebubblez510

Hometown & Current Town: Oakland, CA

“I was raised in a struggling household and have always hustled to survive. I use art to escape reality for a bit and hopefully one day my art will make my reality something I no longer have to escape. The Bay Area births many Legends and Artists.Watch me as I strive to be great.”

 

Tre' Burnett, 23 / Taurus

IG @TheBrohamTre / www.thebrohamtre.bigcartel.com

Sacramento, CA

“My goal is to get you to release that inner child.”

 

Jarrett Jamison, 30 / Aquarius

IG @DBLJ05 & @JJARTS05 / Twitter @DBLJ05 / FB  www.facebook.com/jjarts05

www.jjarts.bigcartel.com (original art prints) / www.society6.com/jjarts (clothing, pillows and other merch)

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH / Current Town: Los Angeles, CA

"I get inspired by seeing people do what they love."

Cali Exclusive Co. (Keenan & Greg), 24 / aries'

@caliexclusive on ALL platforms / @caliexclusiveceo & @mrcaliexclusive

Hometown & Current Town: Los Angeles, CA

“This whole business is self taught with no mentors from photography, marketing, sewing, screen-printing, and graphic editing. We also did NOT want to rely on celebrity promotion in order to gain traffic.”

 

Stephen Jaffe, 31/ Virgo

IG @ stephen_jaffeoriginals / Twitter - @jaffmania / Facebook - Stephen Jaffe

Website - stephenjaffeoriginals.com

Hometown: Seattle, WA / Current City: Los Angeles, CA

“Hello, I'm Stephen Jaffe. The art that I create was born out of doodling in the margins of my college notebooks. It's truly a labor a love and it brings me respite and clarity.”

 

MORE TO COME!