13 December 2011

INTRODUCTIONS, Brooklyn Artists Gym

My post-MFA residency at Brooklyn Artists Gym is coming to a close end of this month. But before I go, I am participating in a final group exhibition, featuring other recent grad residents (and, randomly enough, a couple dudes from my Brooklyn College class!). Unlike the last BAG fall salon opening, I am able to actually attend! Please join me this Saturday night!

December 17, 2011 - January 3, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday December 17th, 6-9pm
Brooklyn Artists Gym

168 7th Street (3rd floor)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Participating Artists:

Dain Mergenthaler
Gregory Hayes
Ivan Rivera
JD Siazon
Jordi Williams
Julia Cocuzza
Kari Cholnoky
Laura Schneider
Lauren Gould
Lucio Lionetti
Miguel Torres Carlos
Rachel Shim
Rob Samartino
Sarah Zidonik
Will Hutnick

03 December 2011

Quiet Storm

(by Smokey Robinson)

20% off my ETSY shop!

hey internet -

i'm discounting all paintings, prints, and apparel on my etsy shop for the holiday shopping season. get a fat 20% off until Monday December 12th. hell of a deal on completely original art and high end giclee prints. use the coupon code: COCOUPON2011 at check out. bunch of new items just posted! support independent artists and small businesses this season!


01 December 2011

¡WEPA! (2 brand new shirts added to Griot Apparel Shop)

The original Nina Simone on black and my completely revamped Pedro Albizu Campos is now available for purchase! (men's tees only, women coming soon though!) Visit the freshly updated GriotApparel.com T-Shirt Shop for more!

Tees are a discounted $19 (+ shipping) until 12/9, ships on 12/19. Major deal, people, don't slumber!!


Nina Simone (on black - original design)

Don Pedro Albizu Campos (on blue)

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28 November 2011

now open: GRIOT APPAREL Shop (Version 1.0)

We are very pleased to present the 2011 online shop for GRIOT APPAREL!

As an introductory thank you to all our supporters, we are offering $5 off our usual prices from now until 12/9. Shirts purchased by then will ship by 12/19. Check out our first set of releases for the season. All are designed by yours truly, except for the putin, designed by the man, the myth, Nick DeSantis...

Thelonious Monk (on gray)

Nina Simone (on green)

Fela Kuti (on brown)

Vladimir Putin (on black)

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06 November 2011

"time is a master, time can be a disaster WAAOW!"

(dub side of the moon "time" by easy star all-stars)

this weekend gave way to some rooftop spray painting. finally made something of my first firework experiment back in june. all in all, i'm happy with the results, both this 4 panel "in the black/in the red" take and the smokey cityscape..

finally took control over this rickety runaway train of a painting.. when in doubt, white that 'ish out..

22 October 2011

Griot Apparel, 2011

Griot Apparel is ending our hiatus and relaunching our so fresh so clean online store and new designs in mid November. Boom, for real. I'm the DJ, he's the rapper. Me and Kev are back! :)

As we prepare to drop, PLEASE follow us on twitter, facebook, and tumblr (different content on each so connect every way you can!).. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! We're excited to be back on our grind.




New Website/Online Coming Later This Fall! Stay Tuned!

21 October 2011

"sitting here waiting for you would be like waiting for winter.."

(sade "love is stronger than pride")

lotta projects as of late.. teaching a freshman seminar at brooklyn college, re-launching griot apparel (details coming soon!), gettin' loose in the printmaking lab, working on a new live and dusty mix, seeking/receiving new freelance clients, peddlin' apples at the lincoln center farmers market, p/t office gig, and - of course - still pushing paint at brooklyn artists gym (as demonstrated below). got 99 problems, but being bored ain't one..