Ru8icon was raised in New England and went to art school in upstate New York. Although he was classically trained as an oil painter, he initially recoiled from efforts to connect with an established art scene. Galleries seemed aloof and the life of a studio artist seemed isolated. He spent several years pursuing other interests and traveling, all the while watching with interest the burgeoning street art scene. He would pay for his travels by taking on commissions to paint murals and make mosaics and woodcarvings for local businesses around Portland, Maine. In 2008 he moved to Madrid. For the first time he found a community of other street artists. In contrast to the isolation of the studio or the stylistic restrictions of commission work, the Spanish street art scene offered an active culture of collaboration, growth and social commentary.
2012 Masters in Contemporary Artistic Creation, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
2010 Graphic Design, Creactiva, Madrid, Spain
2000 BS Fine Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
2020 Participant in the group show “Dream Makers” at Padre Gallery, NYC
2020 Invited to participate in Avant Garde Tudela, mural festival in Tudela, Spain.
2020 Commissioned interior mural at &Co co-working space in downtown Jersey
2019 Second Solo Show of Paintings at Deep Space Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
2019 Participant in GarGar Mural Festival, Penelles, Spain.
2019 Participant Bosc Encantat Urban Mural Project, Barcelona.
2019 Mural Intervention event at Nau Bostik with Difusor, Barcelona.
2018 Received a grant from the Mural Arts Program to create and host the Power
Line Public Art Laboratory in the summer of 2018 in North Kensington, Philadelphia,
2018 Represented at SuperFine Art Fair by Deep Space Gallery, NYC. 2018 Solo
show of paintings at Deep Space Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. 2017 Selected to
perform a live painting during the annual Wall Ball fundraiser for the Mural Arts
Program in Philadelphia, PA. 2016-18 Occasional assistant to artist Jorge
Rodriguez Gerada on studio and public art pieces. Barcelona.
2015 Live painter and workshop leader for several corporate events at locations
around Barcelona. Clients include Intel and Google. 2015 Solo show of paintings at
Bien Cuadrado Gallery, Barcelona. 2014 Solo show of paintings at Andén Gallery,
2013 Participant in and co-organizer of Esta Tierra Plana, a trans-Atlantic group
show of American and Spanish artists, Rose Contemporary Gallery, Portland,
Maine, and Embajadores con Provisiones Gallery, Madrid.
2013 Participant in and co-organizer of Stick International, an open-call sticker
expo, Embajadores con Provisiones Gallery, Madrid.
2013 Participant in Overpower, a 3-person show of paintings reflecting on the
abuse of power, Underwood Gallery, Madrid.
2008 Selected for a 6-week artistic residency at LKV, Trondheim, Norway. 2008
Solo show of paintings, Babel Gallery, Trondheim, Norway.
M U R A L S
2018 Painted a pair of murals in Jersey City with support from Deep Space
2017 Painted a series of independent murals in Philadelphia that has led to a
developing collaboration with the Mural Arts Program.
2016 Selected for Mural Intervention at Nau Bostik arts center, Barcelona. 2016
Resident muralist at the annual festival and concert at Flying House, Lisbon.
2015 Selected to participate in a group painting action called Save the Arctic
organized by Greenpeace and Wall Spot, Barcelona.
2015 Selected to paint a mural during the Open Walls Street Art Festival,
2015 Selected to paint a mural for a social action event organized by Critical
Mass and Plataforma per la Qualitat de l’Aire, Barcelona. 2015 Selected by a jury
to paint the facade of the BocaNord Youth Center, Barcelona.
2014 Selected by a jury to paint a school bus as part of an arts initiative organized
by the Somerville Arts Council, Somerville MA, USA.
2012 Selected to paint a mural for the festival of culture at the community center
in Fuenlabrada, Madrid.
2012 Selected to paint a mural for the annual pop up art show Se Aquila, at the
Mercado de la Cebada, Madrid.