About

 

 

 

    Boy Kong (b.1993, Orlando, FL) is a self-taught painter, illustrator, muralist, and collage artist. Inspired by a mixture of Ukiyo-e, Surrealism, Graffiti, and animal folklore, Kong's visual style juxtaposes these elements with a mastery of color and rhythmic application. In short time his body of work has become immediately identifiable without succumbing to a signature aesthetic. Kong divides his time between Orlando and NYC. He is represented by Gitler &_____ in New York.

 

  

CV:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Sep 2015 | SAMESUN | Gitler &____ | NYC
Sep 2014 | Flesh & Honey | Gitler &_____ | NYC
May 2014 | LUCHA NO LIBRE | The Cotton Candy Machine, NYC
Oct 2013 | DEATH TO DAYDREAM, Redefine Gallery, Orlando, FL
Jun 2013 | 900 LIVES | City Arts Factory | Orlando, FL
May 2013 | PLAY NICE, DIE YOUNG | Peacock Room | Orlando, FL
Nov 2012 | The corrupted ABC's | On the Rocks | Orlando, FL
Oct 2012 | Anti- Happy Story Time Show | Tako Cheena | Orlando FL
Mar 2012 | Blinded By The Apples of Our Eyes | Redefine Gallery | Orlando, FL

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

May 2015| Lawless | Chinatown Soup | NYC
Apr 2015 | Imaginary Menagerie | Arch Enemy Arts | Philadelphia, PA
Dec 2014 | Beasticon 2 | Mark Miller Gallery | NYC
Oct 2014 | The Halloween Show | Gitler &_____ | NYC
Aug 2014 | PROCESS OF PURPOSE | Lequivive Gallery | Oakland, CA
Mar 2014 | Fountain Art Fair | Gitler &_____ | NYC
Nov 2013 | DAYDREAM 2 DEATH | Redefine Gallery | Orlando, FL
Jul 2013 | Toy Burst | Redefine Gallery | Orlando, FL
Jan 2013 | ROOMS | Gitler &_____ | NYC

COMMISSIONS:

Rag & Bone, NYC
Audubon Mural Project, Audubon Society, NYC
Secret Walls, L.I.S.A. Project, NYC
Pow! Wow! Hawaii
Orlando Public School System, Orlando, FL

COLLECTIONS:

Waterton Global Resource Management, Murchinson LP

SELECT PRESS:

2015 | PBS WUCF TV, Central Florida | “WUCF Artisodes #169: Boy Kong”
2015 | Getty Images | “The 2015 National Audubon Society Gala Dinner”
2014 | The New York Times | “Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight”
2014 | artnet news | “John James Audubon Takes Flight in Harlem”
2014 | Il Manifesto | “Boy Kong’s Exhibit – Lucha No Libre
2014 | Street Art NYC | “Florida-Based Boy Kong Brings His Playful Aesthetic to NYC Streets and to the Cotton
            Candy Machine”
2014 | Hi-Fructose | “Armory Arts Week 2014: Fountain Art Fair”
2014 | Bowery Boogie | “Orlando’s Boy Kong is Painting a New Mural for Rag & Bone”
2013 | Untapped Cities | “A Tribeca Art Exhibition Shown in ‘Rooms’”
2013 | Downtown Magazine | “An Artistic Look at Avi Gitler’s Innovative Installation at Tribeca’s Rooms”
2012 | The Daily City | “Boy Kong Local Art Sensation, Interview”