Shepard Fairey

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Peace Girl © Shepard Fairey
Close Knit , 2009 Unique Mixed Media Stencil Collage On Canvas H: 60 X W: 44 In © Irvine Contemporary
Rebel Waltz , 2011 Hpm On Hand Collaged Paper H: 56.5 X W: 40.5 In © Irvine Contemporary
Collage Girl © Shepard Fairey
Monkey Pod (Gold) © Shepard Fairey
Obey Law Enforcement © Shepard Fairey
Mujer Fatal © Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Peace Mujer © Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Peace Goddess © Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Proud Parents © Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Two Sides of Capitalism: Bad © Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Two Sides of Capitalism: Good © Merry Karnowsky Gallery
War For Sale © Merry Karnowsky Gallery
War By Numbers © Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Toxic Inspector Hpm Silkscreen On Wood © Shepard Fairey
Vote © Danziger Projects
"Art of Rebellion" show poster © Shepard Fairey
© Courtesy of Artist and Shooting Gallery
Revolutionary Woman © Adam Wallacavage
© Shepard Fairey
Cash For Chaos © Shepard Fairey
Mujer Fatal © Shepard Fairey
Panther Power © Shepard Fairey
Ripped Face © Shepard Fairey
Barack Obama Poster, USA Brit Insurance Design Award 2009 © Shepard Fairey
© Shepard Fairey
Mujer Fatal © Image courtesy of Obey Giant Art
© Courtesy of the artist and Design Museum
© Courtesy of the artist & Deitch Projects - Wooster St.
Freedom of the Press, 2010 Mixed Media Collage On Paper 42" X 30" © Subliminal Projects
Commanda, 2007 Offset Print 40 X 30cm © Shepard Fairey
A-Yo © Shepard Fairey
© Photo Credit: Colin Young Wolff
© Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Magda Danysz
Soup Can , 2009 Hand Printed Silkscreen And Pencil On Manila Acid Free Archival Paper H: 51 X W: 41 Cm © Hang-Up Pictures
AK47 vs. M16 , 2006 Screenprint H: 42 X W: 29 In © EHC Fine Art
POW(ER) , 2010 Screenprint H: 18 X W: 24 In © Cinque Collective
© Shepard Fairey
MusicShare; Slash,Lemmy Kilmeister,Shepard Fairey,Bill Cormalis Jr, 10/18 &19
Imperial Glory © Courtesy of the Artist and LA Vs War II
Branded Arts Event: Featuring Samantha Ronson as a guest DJ!!, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 Every Medium And Genre © Yes
Rise Above Rebel © Courtesy of the Artist and Courtesy of the Artist and MK2 Projects
© photo by Sophia Nahli
Obey Lotus Diamond (Black & Gold), 2013
Peace and Justice Woman (Edition 9/10), 2013 Silkscreen And Mixed Media Collage On Paper, Hpm 36 X 48 Inches © Katherine Cone Gallery
© Courtesy of the Artist and Gallery Speerstra - Bursins
© Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Brugier-Rigail4
Radical Cat, 2014 Screen Print 10" X 8"
© Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Magda Danysz
We are Human Girl, 2010 Collage, Spraypaint
Quick Facts
Charleston, South Carolina
Birth year
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Representing galleries

Shepard Fairey has become one of the most well-known artists of the early 2000s. He is most noted for being the artist who, while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1989, created the "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign, which has evolved into the "Obey Giant" campaign, that can now be seen all over the world. The campaign has become, in Fairey's words, an "experiment in Phenomenology."

According to Fairey, “The first aim of Phenomenology is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one's environment. The Obey campaign attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the campaign and their relationship with their surroundings.  Because people are not used to seeing advertisements or propaganda for which the motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with Obey propaganda provoke thought and possible frustration, nevertheless revitalizing the viewer's perception and attention to detail. The medium is the message.”Recently Fairey has come under criticism for appropriating others' artwork into his own while failing to provide attribution for the work used.

Fairey received a Bachelor of Arts from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. His work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME,, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, INC., Juxtapoz, Swindle, and many others. Shepard’s most recent monograph, Supply and Demand, was published by Ginko Press in 2006.


1970 Born Frank Shepard Fairey in Charleston, SC

1992 B.A. in Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Selected Exhibitions

2010 May Day, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (solo)

2009 - 2010 Supply and Demand: 20 Year Survey, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (solo)

2008 White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)

2007 E Pluribus Venom, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Nineteeneightyfouria, Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Merry Karnosky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

2006 Wax Poetics Gallery, Burbank, CA (solo)
White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Maxalot Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France (solo)
OXOP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
New Art Center, Newtonville, MA
Galerie de Jour Anges B, Paris, France

2005 Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, NY
Voice 1156 Gallery, San Diego, CA
P4 Space, Milan, Italy
Copro Nason Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Losers, Costa Mesa, CA
Misanthropy Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Galerie de Jour Agnes B, Paris, France
EXIT Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)
DC Gallery, Denver, CO (solo)
Hard Rock Café Gallery, Orlando, FL (solo)
Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
OX-OP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Voice 1156 Gallery, San Diego, CA (solo)
Merry Karnosky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Black Floor Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
Dyezu Experiment, Tokyo, Japan
Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA
DC Gallery, Denver, CO
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Kerkchof Gallery, UCLA, Los Angles, CA (solo)
The Ad Shop, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Toy Room Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
V-1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Kantor Gallery Window, New York, NY (solo)
Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Gallery Katz, Boston, MA (solo)
Martin Mcintosh Outer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO (solo)
Paul Rodgers 9W Gallery, New York, NY
Beautiful Losers, CAC, Cincinnati, OH
Ducky Waddles Emporium, Encinitas, CA
Streetwise 3, Santa Monica, CA
Beautiful Losers, Yerba Buena, San Francisco, CA
QEEROPHONIC, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Carlos Irizarry Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
OBJEX Artspace, Miami, FL

2003 La Base, Paris, France (solo)
Perhelion Arts, Phoenix, AZ (solo)
SIXSPACE, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
CPOP, Detroit, MI (solo)
Think Tank, CO (solo)
RED FIVE, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Kantor Gallery Window, New York, NY (solo)
Milk, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Session the Bowl, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Quite Riot, Long Beach, CA
Design Is Kinky Conference, Sydney, Australia
Back Jumps Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

2002 The Emporium Gallery, Encinitas, CA (solo)
1300 Gallery, Cleveland, OH (solo)
Boston Museum, Boston, MA (solo)
Dept/Fumiya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Max Fish, New York, NY
Merry Karnowski Gallery, Hollywood, CA
Day by Day Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Blue Cube, Columbus, OH
Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Apart Gallery, London, UK
Modart, CA

2001 Hallsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC (solo)
Tin Man Alley Gallery, New Hope, PA (solo)
CPOP Gallery, Detroit, MI
Levi's Vortex Gallery
Bush Gallery, Providence, RI
MOCA DC, Washington, DC

2000 Capsule, Birmingham, UK (solo)

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