Craig 'Skibs' Barker

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Craig 'Skibs' Barker
Craig 'Skibs' Barker
Craig 'Skibs' Barker
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Biografia
  • Grew up in Southern California during the early 80’s and the explosions of both punk rock and surfing culture. With a healthy dose of punk flyers, album covers, and surfing magazines buzzing through his head, Craig began making flyers and t-shirts for his friends and his own punk bands. Fast-forward to today; Craig’s most recent paintings infuse his long-standing love for painting and rendering the human female figure with his punk fueled graphic design. Mixing different approaches, techniques, and mediums, he creates a sense of memory, personal history, and appreciation for the female form. Combining elements of pop culture, literary censorship, and a positive mental attitude, he creates layered scenes of voyeuristic mischief. Craig’s work explores the junctions between past and present, memory and imagination, fantasy and reality, while creating a dialog between image and viewer.

    Selected Solo Shows
    2011
    Curbside Gallery, Santa Ana, CA, “Beautiful Debris”
    2009
    Neue Transit Studio, Santa Ana, CA

    Selected Group Shows
    2015
    “MANA in Naples”, Art1307, Napoli, Italy
    2012
    AR4T Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, “Futureland 2012″
    C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA, “3 person show”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild”
    Hibbleton Gallery, Fullerton, CA “300″
    Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Synergy”
    Rothick Art Haus, Anaheim, CA “Seven Deadly Sins”
    Art Whino Gallery, Richmond, VA, “G40 The Summit”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA, “Picks of the Harvest”
    White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Art On The Move”
    2011
    Hold Up Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Trash”
    L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Beyond Eden Art Fair”
    AR4T Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, “Girls vs. Boys”
    Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA, “VH1/Billabong Design For Humanity”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA, “Picks of the Harvest”
    Art Whino Gallery, Washington D.C., “G40 Art Summit”
    C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA, “3 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition”
    Together Gallery, Portland, OR, “LAX/PDX”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA “Torn and Tattered”, 3 Person Show With Liz Brizzi and Derek Gores
    AR4T Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, “Cinema 15″
    Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, “Conjoined in 3D”
    CRG Gallery, New York, NY, “Postcards From The Edge”
    2010
    Pravus Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, “3 Person Show”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA “Five Year Anniversary Show”
    L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Beyond Eden: Art Fair”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA “Love Conqures All: Art For Equality”
    Hurley International, Costa Mesa, CA, “Transition”
    London Miles Gallery, London, England “The Next Generation: A New Chapter in Contemporary Art”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA “Picks of the Harvest: Art Walk 2010″
    C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA “Repeat Offenders”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA “Vision”
    Art Whino Gallery, Washington D.C. “G40: The Summit”
    Sherman Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA “Give Me Space To Think”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Fresh”
    Nike Theatre, Los Angeles, CA “We Love Art: Paper Magazine/Converse Shoes”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “A Cry For Help”
    C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA “Urban Confluence”
    2009
    Factory Place Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA “Juxtapoz Magazine 15th Anniversary Art Show”
    Art Whino Gallery, Washington D.C. “Old Skoolin For The Children”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Sight For Sore Eyes”
    L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Beyond Eden Art Fair”
    Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA “Girls Girls Girls”
    Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “CA-Boom”
    Artery Gallery, Costa Mesa,CA “Board Stiff”
    Thinkspace “Pop-Up” Gallery, Culver City, CA, “Culver City Invasion”
    Art Whino Gallery, Washington D.C., “Inked Souls”
    C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA, “The Yum Yum Show”
    2008
    Go, Rilla! Gallery, Santa Ana, CA “Aerosol”
    Koo’s Art Center, Long Beach, CA “United C.A.T.”, Co-Featured Artist with Aaron Kraten
    Sarah Jane & Co., Sacramento, CA “Chain of Chaos – Bad Otis Link and Friends”
    C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA “Crazysexycool”
    Infusion Gallery, 
Los Angeles, CA “Cannibal Flower”, Featured Artist
    Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA “Human Figure Exhibition”, Juried Show
    The Grind Gallery, Mar Vista, CA “Love & Bullets”
    The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Think Big”
    Hangar 1018 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “XX/XY”
    2007
    Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Silverlake, CA “In The Mix”, Mixed Media Show
    The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Price…Less”
    J Flynn Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA “Urbanism”, Three Person Show With Aaron Kraten and Matt Linares
    Neue Transit Studio, Santa Ana, CA “Gas Mask as an Accessorie”, Two Person Show With Ben Brough
    April Gallery @ The Camp, Costa Mesa, CA ISM Magazine “Trash to Treasure”
    One Leaf Gallery, Pomona, CA “What Is A Porn Star?”
    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA “Self Perceptions”, Juried Show
    2006
    Various Galleries, 
Los Angeles, CA “Cannibal Flower”, Ongoing Traveling Monthly Art Event
    Neue Transit Studio, Santa Ana, CA 

“The Art of 2 Surfers”, Two Person Show With Alex Knost
    Mower Shop Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
    2005
    Flying A Studio, Balboa, CA “Raw and Desperate” Group Show
    The Loft (Artist Lofts & Exhibition Space), Los Angeles, CA