"I was born in El Centro, California in 1961. At School, art and photography were my favorite subjects. I made paintings and photos of my favorite rockstars. "I was the singer in a punk band, the Maggots. When I graduated, I moved to the big city. I printed fanzines with my friends.We would sneak backstage and make bands do interviews with us. When my friends needed photos for their bands, I became a rock photographer. "I worked for magazines, too.I also did a book of tattoo photos for Abbeville Press. All along I kept on painting on jackets and for CD's, and now I make paintings all the time."– Vicki Berndt
Idle Worship is Vicki Berndt's second feature exhibition at La Luz de Jesus.
Vicki Berndt is one of the pioneers of the lowbrow art movement and certainly helped to usher in the acceptance of Big Eye art as a post-ironic nod to the work of Margaret Keene. Her rock star saints are prone to going viral as soon as she posts them on her website and her commissions include The Ramones estate among others. One whole wall in her Idle Worship exhibition is dedicated entirely to drag stars-very cleverly!