It occurred to me recently that I hadn’t updated the news section of this site in about a year and a half. I swear I’ve been working, though. If you’re on Instagram and would like to see current projects, etc., tap that Follow button: @sieben_up The image above is a recent poster I worked on with Pentagram Design (Austin branch) for the Northside Amplified concert. True story. It would be weird to make that up.
I’m excited to be participating in “The Big Flip: The Art of Skateboarding” at the Contemporary Art Museum in Plainview, TX, next month with Lori D, Don P, and Jared Steffensen. I’ll be showing five paintings from “It Will All Happen Again” along with two new sculptural pieces. Hope your 2018 is off to a start, at the very least.
In 2004, I designed my first Featured Artist shirt for Volcom. Last month, the graphic was reissued in celebration of The Volcom Garden’s grand opening in Austin, TX. In other big news: I’ve recently been hired as Volcom’s Global Art Curator, and part of those duties include curating art shows at the new space. If you’re in Austin, swing by The Garden and check out what’s good in our neighborhood. 1209 E. 6th St. Austin, TX 78702
I was recently invited to set up an Artist’s Shop at Threadless. There’s currently 10 designs to choose from with more on the way. View the collection here.
This Saturday night in Austin, BIG WHOOP opens at Preacher Gallery 7-10pm. Travis Millard and I will be there signing our new collaborative zine (which is also titled BIG WHOOP), Industry Print Shop will be on hand printing free Volcom t-shirts for the first 100 attendees, and Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagis will be playing some excellent old-time music as ‘Up Under The Sun.’ There will be beverages, affordably-priced screen prints, original art and good vibes aplenty. Hope to see you there.
If you’re in Austin this weekend and looking for something to do/see, stop by Bearded Lady | General on Saturday night and grab a drink and see some art. Or go swimming and drink some iced tea. Lots of options.
It’s been a good chunk of time since I last updated this section of the site, but I promise I haven’t been sleeping (much). Here’s some updates:
I’ve recently been adding original drawings to the Shop. This one (above) is still available. Isn’t your weird aunt’s cat’s birthday coming up? Jus’ sayin’.
I’m working on a new skateboard brand called The Program. We’ll be at the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, CA, this week – booth P6.
And I’ll be in Chicago next week for an art show at Rotofugi. More info. on that coming really soon.
Thanks for caring (if you do).
If you’re in Austin this weekend (or next), stop by my studio. I’m participating in this year’s East Austin Studio Tour along with my building-mates, Arts and Recreation. Bring a koozie and we’ll plop a beer in it.
Stop #238 – 2604 E. Cesar Chavez St. – 11am-6pm
In other art-show news, I have some available work over at 1975 Gallery in Rochester. Here’s a link to their online store.
And if you missed my Instagram post, I just updated my Gift Shop with four new prints as well. Fall is falling, friends.