Brandon has been asked to be a speaker at Chicago Ideas Week! This is an exciting week of educational and informational talks by people from Deepak Chopra to Edward Norton and on from there! Brandon’s talk will be part of THE CREATIVE PROCESS panel taking place on Sunday, October 14. A really cool bonus is that also on the panel is the incredible photographer Brian Bowen Smith, one of Brandon’s long time friends and collaborators.
Brandon will be part of a group show at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice opening Saturday, September 22. ‘The Plunge’ which has yet to have a home (but is truly his most popular work) will be featured alongside a preview of some new works from his ever growing sketchpad.
Brandon sat down with artist and friend Nathan Ota for Blue Canvas issue # 13 for a lengthy in depth interview coming out mid-month. A must read, it will be in nationwide Barnes & Noble retailers and magazine stands, and can be ordered on their site here.
Brandon has a set of six drawings on display at Skotia Gallery in Culver City through May 10. They can all be found on the gallery's site. This is a beautiful show, be sure to visit them in person if you can!
Artworks for The Cure
Brandon has donated an iconic sketch from his second book ‘From The Murks Of The Sultry Abyss’ – as part of Artworks for The Cure on April 29. The event is part of the TJ Martell Foundation; for tickets or bidding please visit www.2012artworks.org
Poster Child Prints
Brandon has collaborated with Poster Child Prints on a release of his hugely popular image 'Spilling/Spinning', putting him in great company with artists on their print roster such as Dalek, Dee Dee Cheriel, Mark Mothersbaugh, Curtis Kulig and many others.
Brandon has embarked on an entirely new body of work that will be revealed in the upcoming months, so this is a very good opportunity to get your hands on this iconic piece from the 'Ectoplasm' series.
UPDATE: This print sold out in less than 24 hours.
Also, we will be part of a group show of drawings in Culver City this month…details to come.
Brandon to appear at the Museum of Monterey
Thursday December 15th, 6-8pm
As many of you know, Brandon has had artwork on display at the Museum of Monterey in Northern California as part of their ‘Flows To Bay’ exhibit examining plastic pollution. When the exhibit opened this summer the Incubus tour was already in high gear, so Brandon has decided to drop by the Museum next week for a last minute opportunity to check it out.
The evening will include a screening of his Hurley Project Film, a talk and walkthrough of Flows to Bay and an informal Q&A with Brandon about art, music, and the ocean.
Brandon is part of Art Duet’s kite collaboration with LACMA in the company of some wonderful contemporary artists …read about it here.
Buy a kite, frame a kite, FLY a kite!
Codhill Press book cover
Brandon has done a book cover for Codhill Press entitled ‘In Search Of…” It’s a collection of fourteen nonfiction stories and proceeds benefit State University of New York, College at New Paltz Read about it here.
Brandon's 'Plastic Bottle Island' portion of Hurley mural on display at the Museum of Monterey. As part of an exhibit 'Flows To The Bay', Brandon's mural and sketches will be part of the reopening of the museum and will remain on display until September 6.
Brandon's mural will be at LACMA Artwalk this Saturday, May 14th
As most of you know, Brandon recently collaborated with his long time friends at Hurley creating a set of t-shirt designs with a very specific intention of his choosing - to raise awareness about single use plastics and their detrimental effect on our oceans. Raise awareness it did, particularly when he chose to bring the designs to a larger than life scale, painting three 10 feet high walls of the Hurley gallery, )( Space, over the course of two weeks. As his first time painting a mural the task was both daunting and highly rewarding, and showcased three designs: a “water bottle island”, a “garbage pail whale” and a concentric group of circles reminding the audience that we shoulder these problems, and responsibilities, together.
A profound message seamed each piece of the mural together and flowed through his line work on the walls like a wave itself, ‘We Are an Island, We are a beautiful island…’ These words extracted from Brandon’s poem that appears on the inside of the t-shirts and reads:
We are an island
And whether by luck or misfortune
We have nowhere else to go
We are a beautiful island
But we are misguided and off course
Demand clean energy!
Ban single use plastics!
Protect our island,
And give Hope to our children’s children.
Leave the island better than you found it.
Part of the mural will be on display this Saturday at LACMA Artwalk, so if you didn't catch it at Hurley, now is a time to check it out. Look for other pieces of the mural to travel in the future as well...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HURLEY ANNOUNCES FASHION AND ART COLLABORATION WITH INCUBUS FRONTMAN BRANDON BOYD TO BENEFIT H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere)
Costa Mesa, CA., (February 22, 2011) Iconic surf brand Hurley announces collaboration with musician, artist and activist Brandon Boyd, lyricist and lead singer of the band Incubus, on an exclusive art-inspired fashion collection benefiting H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere).
Brandon Boyd's life is characterized by self-expression -- a fusion of art, music, writing, activism and surfing. His love of the ocean is often the catalyst in his efforts as an activist, and this collaboration was no exception. A multi-talented visual artist who works in a variety of mediums, Boyd took to his sketchbook for this project. His watercolor and ink drawings result inimagery that is both beautiful and subtly stirring. These designs are featured on the Hurley collaboration shirts.
"My relationship with Hurley began over a decade ago and was born of a mutual appreciation for surfing, music, art and like minds. We have done projects together in the past but it seemed like it was time we truly put our collective heads together to make a real dent in a situation that affects us all, most importantly the swiftly growing problems in our oceans. We start herein as surfers and musicians, and are moving forward as stewards of our Island," says Boyd about his longstanding relationship with Hurley and his mission behind the creative collaboration.
A portion of the sales from the limited edition collection, available at Buckle nationwide, specialty retailers and online at Hurley.com beginning April 15, 2011, will benefit H.O.P.E., a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on involving artists and their contributions in campaigns, programs and events to support existing social projects that promote education and peace around the world.
"Brandon is the epitome of the Hurley brand making him a perfect partner for us," says Greg Teal, Music and Entertainment Marketing Manager at Hurley. "He's not only a talented musician and artist, but also a lover of surfing who champions ocean-related causes, something that is very important to us here at Hurley."
Hurley will celebrate the launch of the Brandon Boyd collection with an art show featuring the original works the collection is based upon. Boyd will paint a mural on a wall of the Hurley )( Space gallery for the show. The event, which is open to the public, will take place on Saturday, April 2nd from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Hurley )( SPACE Gallery (1945 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627).
Brandon has collaborated with LACMA Muse program on a fine art kite. Proceeds from the kite go toward the Muse membership program.
Brandon was a part of the Art Duet group show at the Bootleg Theater featuring the work of Janette Beckman, Xany Rudoff, Alan Aldridge, Joseph Arthur and Mark Mothersbaugh.
Brandon was recently photographed by famed lensman Steven Lippman for Malibu Magazine's environmental
issue that is on stands this week.
See a preview by clicking here.
Brandon will attend Project Save Our Surf, which is a surfing benefit weekend in association with Heal the Bay and Surfrider Foundation taking place June 18 in Huntington Beach. You can read about Save Our Surf by clicking here.
Also, always charitable, Brandon has donated a framed Ectoplasm giclee to Billabong's Design for Humanity Charity event taking place in LA on June 9
Brandon took part in a group show at The Stanfield Gallery in Park City during Sundance Film Festival, January 21-29.
The gallery is featuring a display the visual art of musicians as it is the venue for the annual ASCAP Music Cafe. On view will be Brandon's paintings "Ectoplasm" and "The Plunge".
The auction that Brandon has participated in for Juxtapoz Magazine/Power House Project is
now live. You can bid on "Spilling/Spinning" by clicking here.
Brandon Particpates in Juxtapoz Magazine's 15th Anniversary Auction Event To Benefit The Powerhouse Project
For their 15th anniversary auction event, Brandon was asked by Juxtapoz to join over 100 notable artists to donate a piece that will be up for auction. The proceeds will go to The Power House Project which helps to purchase and renovate foreclosed and abandoned homes in the heart of this country.
At the November 14 event open to the public, Brandon's popular original work "Spilling/Spinning" will be on display and will go up for auction on charitybuzz.com at the end of November.
TOMS Shoes Debuts a Collaborative Canvas Collection Featuring Brandon Boyd and Kristin Jai Klosterman at Undefeated
TOMS Shoes is pleased to announce a collaboration featuring the art of Brandon Boyd and Kristin Klosterman. Hand painted canvases, one by each artist and one collaborative, will be used to create a limited run of TOMS Shoes.
Longtime friends Brandon Boyd (Incubus) and Kristin Klosterman were moved by the One for One movement, and welcomed the opportunity to partner with TOMS. A total of 75 pairs of shoes will be produced, 25 from each canvas. Undefeated will join forces with TOMS as the exclusive seller of the collection.
"Kristin and I finished these massive canvases after a few days work and were both proud and depressed simultaneously. Proud because we had put our hearts into something fun and worthy, and depressed because it was going to be cut up into hundreds of pieces! Though, now that we are done I am excited to see the end result. And I am happy to have worked with TOMS Shoes on something so necessary and poignant" says artist, Brandon Boyd.
Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie says, “Art and creativity have always been important to TOMS. We often encourage customers to use paints and markers to create custom TOMS for themselves or friends, and we bring white canvas TOMS on US Shoe Drops for the kids to draw on. Using a raw canvas that is hand-painted pre-production, however, is a totally new and exciting concept for us. Brandon and Kristin have created 3 really amazing pieces, and we can’t wait to share this creative collection with the world.”
Leading up to the September 26 launch event, eight pairs of shoes will be on display at Undefeated stores in Silverlake, Santa Monica, La Brea and Las Vegas. The shoes will go on sale the night of the event at 7pm.
TOMS Shoes debuts a Collaborative Canvas Collection featuring the art of Brandon Boyd and Kristin Klosterman at Undefeated’s Silverlake location.
3827 W.Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90189
Saturday, September 26, 2009
6-7 PM Private Reception
7-10 PM Open to the public
About TOMS Shoes
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. TOMS far exceeded its initial expectations and given more than 140,000* pairs of shoes to children around the world. For more information visit: www.TOMSshoes.com
June 2009: Brandon participates in group show "Art and Sole 2" at Light Gallery in Costa Mesa
June 2009: Brandon creates cover art for Incubus Greatest Hits Album Monuments and Melodies
March 2009 Brandon participates in group show "All is Well" at Barrauda shop in West Hollywood
December 2008 Brandon participates in Art Basel Miami
September 2008 Brandon Participates in HOPE Charity Event in Los Angeles
HOPE is an organization that draws awareness to existing social
projects and connects people to them through art, music, creative
events and other actions. Alongside many prominent artists, Brandon
was asked to express his interpretation of a photo taken in Rwanda.
Brandon Boyd Premiere Solo Art Exhibit September 8th - 27th, 2008
WHAT: “ECTOPLASM” New Works from Brandon Boyd
WHERE: Mr Musichead Gallery
7511 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
WHEN: Saturday, September 6, 2008 7-10 pm
Exhibit Opens to the Public
September 8th - September 27th
Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday
from 11am - 6pm
SPONSORS: LA Weekly, Morrison Hotel Gallery, 28 Below Imports
As the lead singer of Incubus, Brandon Boyd has shown for many years
that he is an ever-morphing artist who possesses an innate
accessibility. An insight into his raw honesty is explored and
displayed in his two previously released diary/journalistic books. In
2003, White Fluffy Clouds: Found Inspiration Moving Forward was
published, and followed by From The Murks of The Sultry Abyss in 2007.
His upcoming show entitled “Ectoplasm” is an examination of the relationship and correlation between art and spirit matter. Brandon cites artists Aubrey Beardsley, Egon Schiele, Robert Anton Wilson, and Helmut Newton as a few of the artists that have had a profound influence on his work. A portion of his previous work can be viewed at www.brandonboydbooks.com and the upcoming installation will unveil primarily new material.
Opened in April, 2006 Mr. Musichead is the first L.A. gallery devoted
exclusively to rock art, fine art, and photography by its musicians,
artists, photographers, and designers. It features album cover art,
poster art, and photography that chronicles rock and roll heritage
while interspersing and showcasing new artists with new points of
view. Owner and founder Sam Milgrom established himself in Detroit
for many years as a cutting edge music retailer and live concert venue
owner. A partner of the renowned Morrison Hotel gallery, Sam has now
set his sites specifically on the Los Angeles music/art scene.