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S E R V I C E S


ART

Paintings done on found objects including all forms of metal, glass, mirror, plexy, wood and sculpture. 

Specializing in portraiture & conceptual creations, Already completed works are not available for purchase, pieces can be acquired on a commissioned basis.

 

PRINTS

All prints come mounted in plexy or glass with wood framing.

Photo, Art, Illustration & Designed prints are available starting 11" By 17" for $300 larger scales are available for a negotiated price.

 

 


 

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR   

MUSIC, FASHION, FILM, ART,  ADVERTISING, ANIMATION, STORYBOARD, BOOK, ALBUM, NEWS PAPER, MAGAZINE, EDITORIAL, LOGO, COVER & CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER. 

GRAPHIC Illustration & DESIGN SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FREELANCE BASIS, ALSO AVAILABLE FOR CREATIVE & VISUAL CONCEPT DESIGN CONSULTATIONS. 

 

 

PHOTO   GRAPHIC   DESIGNER

music, fashion, film, Art,  advertising, Animation, storyboard, Book, Album, News Paper, Magazine, Editorial, Logo, Cover & Conceptual designer. 

photo graphic design services are available on a freelance basis, also available for creative & visual concept design consultations.  

 

 

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

SET DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN, INSTILLATIONS & WINDOW DISPLAYS. ALONG WITH PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR ART, MUSIC, FASHION, FILM AND THEATRICAL EVENTS. 

Production Design SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FREELANCE BASIS, ALSO AVAILABLE FOR CONCEPTual DESIGN CONSULTATIONS.

 

 

STYLIST

Editorial, Advertising, Designer, Celebrity, Personal,  ecommerce, Fashion Show, Look book and costume design.

STYLING Services are available on a freelance basis. Also available for specific projects of interest. 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Fashion, EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING, DOCUMENTARY, CANDID &  PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER.

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR all forms of photography in any & all contexts, Specializing in candid, Portrait & fashion photography.

 

 

CREATIVE, ART, PHOTO, FASHION, FILM & VIDEO     DIRECTOR  

MUSIC, FASHION, FILM, ART,  ANIMATION, EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING, DOCUMENTARY, Production & Events 

Directing SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FREELANCE BASIS. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS OF INTEREST. 

 

 

CREATIVE, ARTISTIC, FASHION, STYLING & AESTHETIC     CONSULTANT

MUSIC, FASHION, FILM, ART,  Advertising,  Aesthetics, PRODUCTION & EVENTS 

Consulting SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FREELANCE BASIS. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS OF INTEREST. 

 

 

 

 

ACTOR & MODEL

Fashion, Runway, Editorial, Artistic, advertising, Fragrance, ENDORSEMENT, commercial, TELEVISION , Film , Theater and dance.

ACTING & Modeling services are available for request & Direct bookings only. 



 

B  I  O

 

 

 

BACKGROUND & EARLY LIFE

BORN IN THE SPRING OF 1983 IN THE LITTLE NORTH EASTERN VILLAGE OF NEW HARTFORD, NEIGHBORING THE CITY OF UTICA NY, TO A YOUNG MOTHER AND FATHER. HIS MOTHER WAS A GYPSI, HIPPIE, PUNK WITH A LOVE FOR FASHION, DANCING AND THE PARANORMAL, COMING FROM A RICH ETHNIC HERITAGE. HIS MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER PART WELSH, PART BAVARIAN. ON THE WELSH SIDE, THE WILLIAMS FAMILY CAME TO AMERICA IN THE MID 1600S. ONE OF THE FIRST IF NOT THE FIRST WILLIAMS TO SETTLE IN NORTH AMERICA, EVENTUALLY BUILDING WILLIAMS TOWN NY. THE BAVARIAN SIDE’S MIGRATION TO SYRACUSE NY TOOK PLACE IN THE 1860S WHEN HIS GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER PETER KAPPESSER, CIVIL WAR HERO AND CONGRESSIONAL METAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT, IMMIGRATED FROM BAVARIA TO FIGHT FOR THE UNION. HIS MATERNAL GRANDFATHER'S SIDE DESCENDING FROM FRENCH CANADIAN LOGGERS & NATIVE AMERICANS. WITH A GRANDFATHER WHO WAS A CHINOOK WOOD CARVING TOY MAKER AND A FRENCH CATHOLIC GRANDMOTHER. GIVING VINNY THE NAME MICHAUD.  

RAISED BY HIS MOTHER, THEY MOVED AROUND A LOT, SPENDING MUCH OF HIS CHILDHOOD AT THE FOOT OF UPSTATE NEW YORK’S ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS. WITH A NATURAL AND SOMETIMES OMINOUS ATMOSPHERE OF ROLLING HILLS, FARMLAND, FORESTS AND COLONIAL VICTORIAN VILLAGES, CONTRASTING THE URBAN AN SOMETIMES INDUSTRIAL SETTINGS OF NEW YORK; THE STOMPING GROUND OF HIS PARENTS YOUTH, THE CITY OF HIS CONCEPTION AND A PLACE HE GREW TO THINK OF AS HIS SECOND HOMETOWN, HAVING ACCESS AND EXPOSURE TO THE CITY THROUGH HIS LIFE BY WAY OF HIS FATHER AND PATERNAL FAMILY. HIS FATHER WAS A BUTCHER, A BASS PLAYER AND AT ONE TIME A FASHION MODEL. A LOVER OF SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY WITH A TALENT FOR RAISING EXOTIC ANIMALS. FROM AN ITALIAN & IRISH FAMILY, HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WAS IRISH DESCENDING FROM THE MURPHY CLAN. HIS PATERNAL GRANDFATHER’S FAMILY, QUINTESSENTIALLY ITALIAN. THE PERRI'S HAVE A CLASSIC ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRANT STORY. HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER ELVIRA, A LOWER EAST SIDE SEAMSTRESS WHO EMIGRATED TO NEW YORK FROM CALABRIA IN 1912. A CENTENARIAN, IN HER EARLY 70S SHE RETIRED TO THE DESERTS OF TUCSON AZ WHERE VINNY SPENT MANY SUMMERS AS A CHILD, GIVING HIM A LOVE FOR THE DESERT. HER SON FRANK, HIS GRANDFATHER, A LOVER OF JAZZ & THE OLD WARNER BROS. MONSTER MOVIES, WAS THE FIRST TO BE BORN IN THE US, DRESSED IN HIS MOTHERS HAND MADE CLOTHING AND EATING FROM HER BACK YARD GARDEN. HE WENT ON TO FIGHT IN THE KOREAN WAR, EARNING EXTRA MONEY WHILE AT PORT PAINTING BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS WITH WATER COLORS. BLUE COLLAR & HARD WORKING, HE WORKED ON THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT AND TO THIS DAY STILL LIVES IN OZONE PARK QUEENS.  

BOTH OF VINNY’S PARENTS AVID LOVERS OF MUSIC, ART AND CINEMA, MOST NOTABLY THE SCIENCE FICTION, HORROR AND CULT GENRES OR ANYTHING BY KUBRICK. MEETING IN THE LATE 70S NEW YORK PUNK SCENE, HE WAS RAISED ON STORIES OF CBGB’S, MAX’S KANSAS CITY & THE MUDD CLUB. STORIES OF NEW YORK’S ART WORLD WITH THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, WARHOL’S FACTORY AND ARTISTS LIKE BASQUIAT & HARING. HE GREW UP HEARING ABOUT ROCKY HORROR & 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY MOVIE NIGHTS AND HIS MOTHER’S INTERACTIONS WITH CELEBRITIES AND MUSIC ICONS LIKE DAVID BOWIE, MARIANNE FAITHFUL, PAUL SIMON, PAUL & LINDA MCARTNEY AND OTHERS. LIVING AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL FOR A TIME, SHE EVEN SHARED AN APARTMENT WITH MEMBERS OF THE RAMONES. BOTH PARENTS SENSITIVE, ARTISTIC AND OUT GOING, VINNY SHOWED A TALENT FOR CREATIVITY AT AN EARLY AGE AND HIS PARENTS FOSTERED AND ENCOURAGED THOSE TALENTS TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY. ALWAYS DRAWING & PAINTING, AT THE AGE OF 9, A PORTFOLIO OF HIS WORK WAS PUT TOGETHER AND WITH THE URGING OF HIS TEACHERS, HE WAS GIVEN A SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND THE MUNSON WILLIAMS MUSEUM OF ART PROGRAM FOR GIFTED CHILDREN. HIS CHILDHOOD WAS NEVER LACKING IN ARTISTIC FREEDOM, SUPPORT AND INSPIRATION. THOUGH NEVER SHELTERED, HIS FAMILY HAVING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF LIFE’S PROBLEMS. BOTH PARENTS NOT WITHOUT THEIR FAULTS. A BELIEVER IN NATURE AND NURTURE, THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HIS FAMILY COMBINED WITH THE REALITIES OF HIS YOUNG LIFE, HAS PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE EVOLUTION OF HIS WORK AND ARTISTIC IDENTITY. AT THE AGE OF 14 HE RECEIVED HIS EMANCIPATION. SUBSEQUENTLY MOVING TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE LIVED WITH HIS OLDER SISTER, A YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENT, FOR A SHORT TIME, BEFORE SETTING OUT ON HIS OWN, WHILE IN HIS SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL.

 

EDUCATION

AS A TEEN VINNY ATTENDED V.A.D.A H.S. THE VISUAL ARTS & DESIGN ACADEMY. IN SANTA BARBARA, C.A. A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE SPECIALIZED VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL. A PROGRAM WHERE ALONG WITH HONORS, GATE, & AP GENERAL ED CLASSES, HE RECEIVED TRAINING IN THE VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS WITH A RIGOROUS CURRICULUM OF STUDIO ARTS COURSES THAT INCLUDED :  PAINTING, ILLUSTRATION, DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION, ADVERTISING, SCULPTURE, INSTALLATION & SET DESIGN. ALSO A PART OF THE PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM VINNY TRAINED AS AN ACTOR WITH THEATER PROGRAM DIRECTOR OTTO LAYMAN STUDYING A SELECTION OF COURSES THAT INCLUDED: THEATER & FILM ACTING, AUDITIONING, MONOLOGUE, COMEDY, IMPROV, STAGE COMBAT AND DANCE. AS WELL AS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS WITH SAM MUIR. CREATOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE MUIR STUDIOS.  TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF SANTA BARBARA’S COLLEGIATE ATMOSPHERE HE SOUGHT TO FURTHER HIS EDUCATION WHILE AT THE ACADEMY, SITTING IN ON 3 SEMESTERS OF FIGURE DRAWING CLASSES AT U.C.S.B AND ATTENDING 3 SEMESTERS AT S.B.C.C. STUDYING A NUMBER OF COURSES THAT INCLUDED: ART HISTORY, ILLUSTRATION & ABSTRACT CALLIGRAPHY.

 

WORK

THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL HE WORKED ODD JOBS, EVEN DRAWING CHARCOAL PORTRAITS FOR TOURISTS ON SANTA BARBARA’S STATE ST. AT THE AGE OF 15 HE BEGAN EARNING MONEY MODELING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS AT SCHOOLS LIKE : THE BROOKS INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAUL JASMIN’S CLASS AT THE PASADENA ART CENTER IN CALIFORNIA. IT WAS IN THIS PERIOD THAT HE BEGAN TO SUPPORT HIMSELF AS AN ARTIST IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER STARTING A CONSISTENT COURSE OF WORK & COLLABORATION DEVELOPING IN A VARIETY OF FIELDS. DIRECTLY AFTER LEAVING SCHOOL HE MOVED TO THE NEIGHBORING CITY OF LOS ANGELES TAKING A JOB AS A FASHION ILLUSTRATOR FOR PRIVATE CLOTHING CO. 3 SEASONS UNDER DESIGNER FREDDIE ROJAS. WHERE ALONG WITH FASHION SKETCHING HE WORKED MANY FREELANCE JOBS IN PRODUCTION COORDINATION BUILDING SETS, INSTILLATIONS & WINDOW DISPLAYS; AS WELL AS CASTING, STYLING AND ART DIRECTING EVENTS, FASHION SHOWS AND PHOTO SHOOTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS MICHAEL CROOK, LOUIS MARTINEZ & VERONICA IBARRA AND COMPANIES LIKE : RICHARD BOWMAN CLOTHING, JORDAN JORDI CLOTHING , PRIVATE CLOTHING CO. AND THEN PARTNER VICE MAGAZINE & STORE IN ITS EARLY DAYS. ALSO HELPING IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE MALIBU NIGHTS BENEFIT FASHION SHOW. FOR A TIME EVEN WORKING AS A FASHION BUYER AT THE NOTORIOUSLY ELITIST MELROSE VINTAGE BOUTIQUE WASTELAND. WORKING AS A FREELANCE ARTIST HE CONTINUED TO DEVELOP HIS PERSONAL WORK TAKING PART IN THE CREATION OF THE THEN BLOSSOMING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES UNDERGROUND ART SCENE SHOWING, CURATING AND ASSISTING IN THE PRODUCTION OF A COLLECTION OF GROUP SHOWS AS WELL AS PAINTING A NUMBER OF COMMISSIONED PIECES FOR CELEBRITIES, COLLECTORS & HOLLYWOOD PERSONALITIES LIKE EDDIE THE HAT & THE DEPRAVED COMEDIAN ANDY DICK, AMONG OTHERS. MOSTLY THOSE WITH A TASTE FOR THE STRANGE & UNUSUAL. SEEKING OUT INSPIRATIONAL ARTISTS HE TOOK MENTORING AND APPRENTICESHIPS WITH ART, FILM DIRECTOR CLAUDIO CONTI AND DESIGNER, STYLIST & DIRECTOR NINA LONG.

STILL A TEENAGER LIVING IN LOS ANGELES HE QUICKLY BECAME SIGNED AS A MODEL / ACTOR WITH L.A.’S M MODEL MANAGEMENT & TOP HOLLYWOOD COMMERCIAL AGENT JOHN PIERCE AT JPA WHERE HE BEGAN WORKING ON VARIOUS SETS AS TALENT ACTING & MODELING. APPEARING IN SMALL INDEPENDENT FILMS, TARGET TV COMMERCIALS AND IN A NUMBER OF MUSIC VIDEOS FOR ARTISTS LIKE: THE VINES, THE GOO GOO DOLLS, CRISTINA AGUILERA AND OTHERS WITH DIRECTORS LIKE: DAVID LA CHAPELLE. ALSO PHOTOGRAPHING WITH THE LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD FILM PHOTOGRAPHER ELLIOT MARKS BEFORE HIS DEATH. HE THEN APPEARED IN A FASHION EDITORIAL FOR SPIN MAGAZINE TITLED “DAY TRIPPERS” ALONGSIDE MTV CULT MUSIC PERSONALITY JESI KEMP AND ICELANDIC SUPERMODEL THELMA THORMARSDOTTIR, SHOT ON LOCATION IN THE MOJAVE DESERT BY RESPECTED PHOTOGRAPHER JUSTINE PARSONS STYLED BY SPIN FASHION DIRECTOR DANIELA JUNG. UPON HIS RETURN TO NEW YORK AT THE AGE OF 18 REPRESENTED BY NEW YORK MODEL MANAGEMENT WITH TOP BRITISH AGENT DAVID RALF. ALONG WITH REPRESENTATION BY MULTIPLE AGENCIES IN EUROPE LIKE : BEATRICE IN MILAN, GROUP IN SPAIN AND OTHERS. VINNY BEGAN MODELING FULL TIME DOING PHOTO SHOOTS, SHOW ROOM JOBS & FASHION SHOWS WALKING FOR DESIGNERS ON RUNWAYS ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR MANY FASHION WEEKS IN CITIES LIKE NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS, MILAN & MADRID. ALSO WALKING THE ABC TV FASHION ROCKS BENEFIT FASHION SHOWS. A MUSE AND PERFORMER IN HIS OWN RIGHT AND MAYBE MOST WELL KNOWN FOR HIS WORK AS A MODEL HE’S BEEN PAINTED BY MANY GREAT PAINTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY A DISTINGUISHED GROUP OF ICONS IN THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY. APPEARING IN AN ENDLESS LIST OF PORTRAITS, PICTORIALS & EDITORIALS FOR MAGAZINES. ALONG WITH AN EXTENSIVE LIST OF ADDS &  CAMPAIGNS FOR DESIGNERS AND BRANDS. 

ALSO APPEARING AS THE PRINCIPLE MODEL FOR CALVIN KLEIN’S RELAUNCH OF ITS ICONIC CK ONE FRAGRANCE CAMPAIGN AND TV COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID SIMS AND DIRECTED BY FABIAN BARRON. WHERE ALONG WITH APPEARING ON BILLBOARDS ALL OVER THE WORLD, HE WAS ASKED TO APPEAR ON THE FRAGRANCE BOTTLE.  IN 2009 VINNY LEFT NEW YORK MANAGEMENT AND THE PROFESSION TO FOCUS ON HIS ARTISTIC WORK. THOUGH HE'S WORKED ON A NUMBER OF PROJECTS AS A MUSE AND ARTISTIC VESSEL SINCE. ONLY WORKING AS A MODEL ON A PART TIME BASIS AT THIS BUSY AND ELEVATED POINT IN HIS ARTISTIC CAREER. DO TO REQUEST, HE WALKED NEW YORK'S SPRING SUMMER 2016 FASHION WEEK ALSO RECENTLY HAVING BEEN SET TO DO THE MARC JACOBS SS16 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN ALSO SHOT BY DAVID SIMS WITH ART DIRECTOR AND STYLIST KATIE GRAND. VINNY WAS ALSO JUST RECENTLY PHOTOGRAPHED ALONGSIDE LIZZY JAGGER FOR VOGUE ITALIA'S SEPTEMBER 2016 ISSUE SHOT BY VICENT PETERS AND STYLED BY VALENTINA SERRA.  HIS WORK AS A MODEL CAN BE SEEN IN GREATER DETAIL IN THE SECTION OF THE SITE TITLED MODEL. WITH A CONTINUING CURIOSITY AND LOVE FOR FILM AND A NATURAL ABILITY WITH ACTING AND DIRECTING, DRAWING UPON THE TRAINING HE HAD RECEIVED AS A TEENAGER IN THE THEATER HE HAS WORKED IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES ON FILM & VIDEO SETS IN PRODUCTION, ASSISTING, DIRECTING AND AS AN ACTOR. WHERE HE HAS APPEARED IN A HANDFUL OF ROLLS & CAMEOS IN A COLLECTION OF INDIE FILM PROJECTS THAT CAN BE SEEN IN THE FILM SECTION OF THE SITE.

CONTINUING HIS WORK HE SPENT A YEAR LIVING IN MADRID SPAIN WHERE ALONG WITH THE COMPLETION OF A COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS HE DIRECTED THE MUSIC VIDEO ” ROCK FROM THE ATTIC ” FOR THE CULT SPANISH PUNK BAND VICE & VANITY, BY WAY OF HIS OWN STORY BOARD ILLUSTRATION. UPON HIS RETURN TO NEW YORK HE WROTE THE SCRIPT FOR ” SHERRY SUNSHINE ” A FEATURE LENGTH FILM PROJECT HE PLANS TO DIRECT STILL IN DEVELOPMENT WITH SUPERMODEL AND ACTRESS JENNIFER PUGH. LIVING IN NEW YORK AND WORKING FULL TIME AS A MODEL HE CONTINUED A RIGOROUS PARTICIPATION IN A VARIETY OF FIELDS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY. BUILDING INSTILLATIONS, SETS & WINDOW DISPLAYS FOR EVENTS & COMPANIES LIKE GIRLS LOVE SHOES, ROBERT CLERGERIE, ISOBEL ARNBERG BOUTIQUE, CENTURY 21 DEPARTMENT STORES AND OTHERS. AS WELL AS WORKING IN FASHION ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAMERA HE HAS BECOME KNOWN AS AN ART, FASHION, PHOTO & CASTING DIRECTOR AND FASHION STYLIST. WORKING ON EDITORIALS FOR GQ, SPIN, JALOUSE, ASIAN ESQUIRE MAGAZINES. ALSO STYLING A COVER STORY FOR BLANK MAGAZINE TITLED ASIAN GANGS. ART, FASHION, CASTING DIRECTOR, STYLIST AND ASSISTANT TO MANY TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHERS. 

MOST RECENTLY WORKING ON A SERIES OF PROJECTS WITH PHOTOGRAPHER NISIAN HUGHES. STYLING SOME OF NEW YORKS’ TOP BALLET DANCERS AS WELL AS PHOTO, VIDEO PROJECTS THAT INCLUDE : RAINBOW PROJECT & NEW PALTZ  RIVER STORY. HE’S STYLED A NUMBER OF DESIGNER LINES, LOOK BOOKS, FASHION SHOWS, ALSO STYLING CELEBRITY SOCIAL STORIES WITH : ACTOR EDWARD NORTON, CFDA CEO STEVEN KOLB, TALK SHOW HOST CAT GREENLIEF, HIP HOP ICON DMC & OTHERS. HE ALSO DID THE COSTUME DESIGN ON THE OFF BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF “THE HOUSE OF YES”. RECENTLY HOLDING A POSITION AS THE HEAD MENS WEAR STYLIST / CONTRIBUTING ART & FASHION DIRECTOR FOR THE CENTURY 21 DEPARTMENT STORES FASHION CORP FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. A CONSUMMATE COLLABORATOR HE’S ASSISTED AN ACCOMPLISHED GROUP OF INDUSTRY LEADERS AND PROFESSIONALS THAT CAN BE SEEN IN THE FASHION SECTION OF THE SITE.   TASTE AND AESTHETICS ALWAYS PLAYING AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PERCEPTION OF HIS WORK, HE HAS CONTINUED WITH THE HUMAN FIGURE EXPERIMENTING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY NOW KNOWN FOR HIS CANDID, PORTRAIT AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS OF A SELECTED GROUP OF ARTISTIC PERSONALITIES AND MODELS. ALSO CREDITED WITH THE DISCOVERY OF A COLLECTION OF TOP MODELS THAT RECENTLY INCLUDE BRITISH VOGUE COINED NEW IT SUPERMODEL SOJOURNER MORRELL. MANY OF HIS DISCOVERIES AND MUSES HAVE RISEN TO SUCCESS. HIS LATEST PUBLICATION AS PHOTOGRAPHER INCLUDES A PORTRAIT FOR GRAZIA MAGAZINE OF POET PABLO CONEJERO LOPEZ.

MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN NEW YORK AS A VISUAL ARTIST AND WELL KNOWN AS A SYMBOLIST, HIS PAINTING STYLE SPRINGS FROM A COMBINATION OF FORMS THAT INCLUDE A BLENDING OF SURREALISM AND EXPRESSIONISM WITH NATIVE & POP SYMBOLISM OFTEN INFLUENCED BY VARIOUS WORLDS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THOUGHT. SUBJECTS FROM HISTORY AND CULTURE THAT INCLUDE: MUSIC, ART, POETRY, SCIENCE, CIVIL RIGHTS AND RELIGION. AS WELL AS AREAS OF THE OCCULT AND PARANORMAL. ALONG WITH A CONSTANT OBSESSION WITH THE HUMAN FORM AND FEATURES. OFTEN USING RECYCLED WOOD, GLASS AND PLASTIC SURFACES. HIS TECHNIQUE IS INSPIRED BY STAIN GLASS, CREATING OUTLINED SHAPES AND BRIGHT COLORED FIGURES. THIS RESULTING IN A VERY PSYCHEDELIC YET CLEARLY DEFINED DEPICTION OF HIS INNER WORLD. HE’S DONE NUMEROUS COMMISSIONED PIECES AND PORTRAITS FOR AND OF ARTISTS SUCH AS NYC LEGENDS PATTI SMITH OR JIM CARROLL. AS WELL AS CONTINUING TO SHOW IN GROUP EXHIBITIONS LIKE ” POST CARDS FROM THE EDGE ” THE VISUAL AIDS BENEFIT CHARITY ART SHOW 2 YEARS SOLD AND MANY OTHERS. HE’S EVEN EXPERIMENTED WITH PAINTING ON THE HUMAN FORM AS HE SEES IT BY WAY OF TATTOO DESIGN FOR VARIOUS INK CLAD FRIENDS AND FANS OF HIS WORK . ALSO WORKING ON EFFECTS MAKEUP FOR A NUMBER OF PROJECTS THAT INCLUDE THE FILM ” LIKENESS ” DIRECTED BY ANDRES ROJAS & TOM SEE AND THE NYC ART PARADE IN SOHO 2YRS WITH THE ACCLAIMED FRENCH PAINTER & MULTI MEDIA ARTIST COCO DOLLE. 

 IN 2011 HE CO-CREATED, DESIGNED AND ILLUSTRATED THE POETRY BOOK NEW REALITY, ( ISBN # 978-84-7274-293-2 ) . PUBLISHED BY THE SHAKESPEARE FOUNDATION OF SPAIN. PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH POET-SINGER PABLO CONEJERO LOPEZ, WITH AN ACCLAIMED AND SUCCESSFUL RELEASE HELD AT KATHY GRAYSON’S  GALLERY THE HOLE. LOCATED ON THE BOWERY, NYC’S LEGENDARY ARTISTIC HUB. GUESTS ENJOYED AN EXHIBITION OF NEW REALITY’S ILLUSTRATIONS ENLARGED, A POETRY READING OF NEW REALITY’S POEMS BY A GROUP OF KNOWN ARTISTIC PERSONALITIES INCLUDING ACTRESS PAZ DE LA HUERTA, SINGER-SONGWRITER JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS & OTHERS. ENDING WITH MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF SONGS FROM NEW REALITY BY THE BOOK'S AUTHOR. AN ARTISTIC SPECTACLE OF POETRY, MUSIC & ART DIRECTED PRODUCED AND COORDINATED BY VM. ALONG WITH NEW REALITY HE WAS ASKED BY THE PASSENGER NEWSPAPER TO COLLABORATE ON A NUMBER OF DESIGNS THAT INCLUDE AN OFFICIAL COMPASS-LOGO FOR THE PUBLICATION. THE SON GOD COVER FOR THEIR ISSUE #3 AND THE COLLABORATION WITH PABLO C.L. ON A TWO PAGE SPREAD OF AN ILLUSTRATED POEM, PICTORIAL AND ARTICLE ABOUT NEW REALITY AND ITS RELEASE TITLED ”A NEW REALITY“. 

SINCE THE SUCCESS OF NEW REALITY HE’S DONE COUNTLESS LOGO, POSTER, BOOK AND ALBUM COVER DESIGNS FOR ARTISTS, BOOKS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, FILMS, BUSINESSES AND PUBLICATIONS. DESIGNING LOGOS AND POSTERS FOR THE SHAKESPEARE FOUNDATION OF SPAIN, ROBERT CLERGERIE AND SECRET LOVERS RECORDS MUSIC LABEL. AS WELL AS DESIGNING LOGOS, POSTERS AND ART FOR A VARIETY OF MUSICIANS & BANDS LIKE: JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS & THE BOWERY RIOTS , BOY & GIRL, PABLO CONEJERO LOPEZ, VICE & VANITY, ENSALMO, MONE,  MOSAICS, JILLIAN HERVEY & LION BABE, GOLDEN ANIMALS. ALSO DESIGNING AN ALBUM COVER FOR JAPANESE SUMMER A SONG BY THE BRITISH BAND MOSAICS. HE HAS RECENTLY BECOME KNOWN FOR HIS WORK AS THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND MANAGER FOR THE CREATION AND LAUNCH OF THE NYC PSYCHEDELIC BAND MONE. ALTHOUGH EPHEMERAL IN NATURE, MONE QUICKLY BECAME A MIND BENDING EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO-VISUAL ACT CREATING MUCH EXPECTATION AND PERFORMING IN SELECTED EVENTS AND VENUES AROUND NYC LIKE ” SLEEP NO MORE. HIS MOST RECENT ARTISTIC PROJECT OF  2015 INCLUDES THE CREATION OF SKELETON A PICTORIAL FASHION & INTERVIEW JOURNAL WHICH INCLUDES SKELETON PEOPLE & SKELETON MODE. WHERE HIS WORK CAN BE SEEN AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND EDITOR IN CHIEF AS WELL AS A CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER AND WRITER IN COLLABORATION WITH A GROUP OF TALENTED INDIVIDUALS AND FRIENDS. SKELETON SET TO BE LAUNCHED IN LATE FALL EARLY 2016. 

CURRENTLY LIVING IN NEW YORK WHERE HE CONTINUES TO DEVELOP HIS WORK & ARTISTIC CAREER.

Bio Last Updated in 2016

With an extremely large amount of work having been created over the past 3 years since the bio’s last update.

Be sure to stay tuned for updates coming soon.

R E S U M E

EDUCATION

V A D A ( Visual Arts & Design Academy HS Santa Barbara CA ) 4 Years ( General Ed / Fine Arts / Performance Arts )

V.A.D.A The Visual Arts & Design Academy H.S. In Santa Barbara, C.A. Is an arts program in a combination visual & performing arts high school. A highly competitive specialized arts program, where along with Honors, Gate & AP general ED classes, I received training in the visual & performing arts with a rigorous curriculum of courses that include:  Art History / Studio Arts / Painting / Illustration / Figure Drawing / Photography / Fashion Design / Advertising Design /Architectural Design / Sculpture / Installation Building / Stage Design & Set Design

PERFORMING ARTS

I trained as an actor with theater program director Otto Layman studying a number of courses that include:  Theater & Film Acting / Auditioning / Comedy / Monologue / Improve / Stage Voice Projecting / Screen & Stage Movement / Screen & Stage Blocking / Screen & Stage Combat  / Dance

S B C C ( Santa Barbara City Collage ) 4 Semesters ( Fine Arts / Figure Drawing / Calligraphy / Philosophy

Taking full advantage of Santa Barbara’s collegiate atmosphere he sought to furthering his artistic education while at the academy sitting in on 2 semesters of Figure Drawing classes at UCSB and attended 3 semesters at SBCC studying a number of courses that include:

• Art History, Illustration & Abstract Calligraphy 

Muir Studios ( Acting School ) 1 year of acting classes & workshops with Sam Muir creator & director of the Muir Studios.

 

W O R K E X P E R I E N C E

Through high school Vinny worked odd jobs, even drawing charcoal portraits for tourists on Santa Barbara’s State St. He began earning money as a model for photography students at The Brooks Institute and for Paul Jasmin’s fashion photography class at The Pasadena Art Center. It was in this period that he started to support himself as an artist in one form or another. 

Directly after leaving school he moved to the neighboring city of Los Angeles where he started working as a freelance artist, painting a number of commissioned pieces for Hollywood celebrities & collectors including hollywoods famous Eddie The Hat.

As well as mentoring and apprenticeships with Art & Film Directors, Designers, Fashion Directors & Stylist. Vinny began Assisting, Building, Illustrating, Designing, Styling, Casting, Producing and Art Directing for a Long list of photographers, projects & companies that include:

• Consulting Assistant - to Heather Mary Jackson

Stylist / Fashion Director / Co-Creator - The Face Magazine

• Consulting Assistant - to Daniela Jung

Fashion Director / Fashion Stylist - Spin Magazine / Nylon Magazine

• Consulting Assistant - to James Rosenthal

Fashion Director / Wardrobe Stylist - Fly Magazine / Sportswear International Magazine

• Consulting Assistant - to Francesca Rinciari

Fashion Editor / Fashion Director / Fashion Stylist - S Moda Magazine

• Consulting Assistant - to Sandra Denicolais

Director - Victoria's Secret / Life & Style Magazine / US Weekly / Women's Day

• Consulting Assistant - to Chuck Stevens

Executive Vice President - Macy's / Creative Director - Splashlight Studios / Sinor Director of creative

Services - Ideeli / Century 21 Department Stores

• Consulting Assistant - to Keegan Singh

Artistic Director / Fashion Director / Fashion Editor / Celebrity Fashion Consultant / Celebrity Fashion Stylist

• Consulting Assistant - to Valentino Vettori

Executive Creative Director / Diesel / Century 21 Department Stores / Founder / Improvd Design LLC /

Scatola Sartoriale

• Consulting Assistant - to Angela Dimoff

Stylist / Designer / Fashion Director - Century 21 Department Stores / Former Head Designer Jil Stuart 5y /

Former Head Designer Stella Mcartney 5y- / Creator Designer of ARC by Dimoff

• Consulting Assistant - to Stephanie Waxlax Hughes

Creative Director & Art Director / Harper's Bazaar / Mens Vogue / W Magazine / GQ / In Style / New York

Times Style Magazine / Founder & Creative Director at Image & Direction LTD

• Consulting Assistant - to Mitchell Mccormack

Photographer / Photo Editor / Fashion Stylist - Harper's Bazaar / Esquire Magazine / In Style Magazine

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - Ryan Field

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - Nicholas Seve

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - Alexi Hays

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - David Schelds

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - Chad Pitmann

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - Nick Heavican

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - Justine Parsons

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - Nitzan Krimski

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - Regine David

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer - Pablo Kessel

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer / Director - Claudio Conti

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer / Director - Nisian Hughes

• Artistic Consultant & Technical Assistant - to Photographer / Director - John Michael Maroney

• Studio Manager - Elevation Studios - A Photo / Video / Film & Production Studio located in Manhattan NYC

• Casting Director - GQ Magazine - Fashion Editorials

• Casting Director - Spin Magazine - Fashion Editorials

• Casting Director - Jelouse Magazine - Fashion Editorials

• Casting Director - Vice Magazine & Store - Events / Fashion Shows

• Casting Director - Designer Jordan Jordi - Fashion Shows

• Casting Director - Designer Richard Bowman - Fashion Shows

• Casting Director - The Rainbow Color Project - Photo Film story Directed by Nisian Hughes

• Casting Director - The Dinner Party Project - Photo Film story Directed by Nisian Hughes

( Featured in the HBO Tv Series Silicon Valley )

• Casting Director - Century 21 Department Store - e-commerce / Ads & Campaigns

• Casting Consultant - The feature film - “ Don’t Worry Baby” Directed by Julian Branciforte

• Casting Consultant - Music Video - “ Forever Certain ” by Tracy Bryant

Directed by photographer / director John Michael Maroney

• Installations / Building / Window Displays - Vice Magazine & Store

• Installations / Building / Window Displays - Private Clothing Store

• Installations / Building / Window Displays - Wasteland Vintage Clothing Store

• Installations / Building / Window Displays - Girls Love Shoes -Vintage Shoe Archive & Store

• Installations / Building / Set Design / Still Life & Prop Stylist - Century 21 Department Stores

• Installations / Building / Set Design / Prop Stylist - S Moda Magazine Editorial Cover Story

• Stage / Lighting / Set Design - The Giant of Macao / Event / 2016

( An artistic ball an unavailing / concert at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral east village Manhattan NYC.)

• Stage / Lighting / Set Design - The Man with the Red Bow tie / Event / 2017

( An artistic ball an unavailing / concert at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral east village Manhattan NYC.)

• Stage / Choreographer / Lighting / Set Design / Producer / Production Coordinator - Interstellar Overdrive / Event

( A multimedia event with a choreographed dance performance by Julian Hervey from Lion Babe

and concert by the band MONE. at Pravda Club in Manhattan New York. )

• Artistic Director / Producer / Production Coordinator - New Reality Book Release

( An Artistic Spectacle of Poetry, Performance, Music & Art at The Hole Gallery NYC )

• Production Coordinator - Century 21 Department Stores

• Production Coordinator - Malibu Nights Benefit Fashion Show

• Production Coordinator - Vice Magazine & Store / Events

• Fashion Buyer - Wasteland Vintage Clothing Store Los Angeles CA.

• Wardrobe & Costume Design - The House of Yes / The surrealist off Broadway production with Designer & Artist Andrew Yes.

• Wardrobe & Costume Design - Offer Up Tv Commercial - The Chair / Directed by Cameron Dutra

• Wardrobe & Costume Design - Offer Up Tv Commercial - The Piano / Directed by Cameron Dutra

• Wardrobe & Costume Design - “ Color “ The photo, video project directed by Nisian Hughes.

• Wardrobe & Costume Design - “ Smoke on the Water “ The photo, video project directed by Nisian Hughes

• Wardrobe & Costume Design - “ The Dinner Party “ The photo, video project directed by Nisian Hughes

( Featured in the HBO Tv Series Silicon Valle )

• Wardrobe & Costume Design - “ The Accidental Wolf” (School Scenes) For the tv series directed by Adrian Moayed

• Aesthetic Consultant - “Don’t Worry Baby” - The feature film directed by Julian Branciforte

• Wardrobe Stylist & Fashion Director - Rapper - DMC

• Wardrobe Stylist & Fashion Director - Actor - Edward Norton

• Wardrobe Stylist & Fashion Director - CFDA CEO - Steven Kolb

• Wardrobe Stylist & Fashion Director - Talk Show Host - Cat Greenleaf

• Wardrobe Stylist & Fashion Director - NFL Giants Football Player - Justin Tuck

( C21 Department Stores Social Stories / Pictorial Interviews & Videos )

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - For Photographer Michael Crook

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - For Photographer Nitzan krimski

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - For Photographer Veronica Ibarra

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - For Photographer Nick Heavican

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - For Photographer Chad Pitmann

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - For Photographer Nisian Hughes

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - For Photographer Pieter Henket

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - For Photographer Nicholas Sevé

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - For Photographer Regine David

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - Designer Clothing Company Jorden Jordi

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - Designer Clothing company Tungi Dada

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - Designer Clothing company VOZ

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - Asian Esquire Magazine

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Stylist - Blank Magazine

• Art Director / Fashion Director / Head Mens Wear Stylist - Century 21 Department Stores / 4 yrs.

• Co-creator / Producer / Artistic Director / Editor in Chief - Skeleton people / The Pictorial Fashion & Interview Journal

• Effects Makeup - The NYC Art Parade 2005 / With acclaimed french multi media artist & painter Coco Dolle.

• Effects Makeup - The NYC Art Parade 2006 / With acclaimed french multi media artist & painter Coco Dolle.

• Effects Makeup - The film " Likeness" Directed by Andres Rojas & Tom See

• Fashion Illustrator / Designer - Private Clothing Company - 3 Seasons

• Illustrator / Designer - Robert Claire Garie - Store Banner Flag

• Illustrator / Designer - The Celebrity Benefit for the east village fire victims - Donated piece for official benefit poster

• Illustrator / Designer - Japanese Summer Album Cover - For British Band Mosaics

• Illustrator / Logo Designer - Mone - The official logo for the band MONE

• Illustrator / Logo Designer - Ensalmo - The official Logo for the band ENSALMO

• Illustrator / Logo Designer - S.L.R - The official logo for the NYC indi record label SLR or SECRET LOVERS RECORDS

• Illustrator / Logo Designer - Skeleton Journal - The official logo for SKELETON JOURNAL Magazine

• Illustrator / Logo Designer - The Passenger News Paper - The official logo for THE PASSENGER news paper

• Illustrator - The Passenger News Paper - Issue # 3 Illustrated Spread / Story - A New Reality

• Illustrator - The Passenger News Paper - Issue # 3 Illustrated Cover - A New Reality

• Illustrator / Designer / Producer / Co - Creator - NEW REALITY ( ISBN # 978-84-7274-293-2 )

New Reality is an Illustrated book of Poems & Songs by the poet & vocalist PABLO CONEJERO LOPEZ

Published by The Shakespeare Foundation of Spain

• Artist in Exhibition - The Hole Gallery NYC - Illustrations from A New Reality

• Artist in Exhibition - Orchard Street Group Exhibition Manhattan NYC - 2 pieces Sold

• Artist in Exhibition - Post Cards From The Edge - Visual AIDS Benefit - 2002 Sold

• Artist in Exhibition - Post Cards From The Edge - Visual AIDS Benefit - 2003 Sold

• Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor - Before Your Eyes - Music Video - Ensalmo

( The official music video for the song “Before Your Eyes” by the New York based band Ensalmo. )

• Director / Producer - Ensalmo Live at Berlin Club - Music Video Film - Ensalmo

( A 5 Part, live music video film for the band Ensalmo shot on Location at Berlin Club in Manhattan NY )

• Director / Producer - “Rock From The Attic” - The official music video for the song by Cult Punk Rock Band Vice & Vanity

( Shot on location throughout the city of Madrid Spain )

• Director / Producer - Arc by Dimoff - Artist Profile, Documentary Fashion Video

• Director / Producer - Knuckle on Bone Collection - TV Commercial - Jessie Nelson Studio

• Writer - Sherry Sunshine - The script for a feature length film project “Sherry Sunshine”

A project he plans to direct still in development with supermodel & actress Jennifer Pugh.

 

• Photographer - Artistic Portraits & Fashion Editorials for - Skeleton Journal

• Photographer - Culture Pictorials & Artist Portraits for - Grazia Magazine

• Photographer - Editorials, Ads Portraits & look books for Designer Clothing brand : ARC by Dimoff.

• Photographer - An on going portrait photograph collection of a group of Models & Artistic Personalities like :

◦ Victorias Secret Model / Actress - Sessile Lopez ◦ Director / Pro Skater - Alex Raspa ◦ Model / Actress - Jennifer Pugh / J.P. ◦ Singer Songwriter / Poet - Pablo conejero Lopez ◦ Original Warhol Factory Girl - Ivy Nicholson ◦ Musician - Paul Read ◦ Model - Frey Mudd ◦ Model - Patrick Delaney ◦ Actress / Singer / Dancer - Jil / Lion Babe ◦ Writer / Director - Lauren Brietbart ◦ Supermodel - Charlotte Careye ◦ L.A. Pinup / Supermodel - Juliana Jung ◦ Actress & Pinup / Susana Campayo ◦ Famed L.A. Tatto Artist / Pinup Model - Rio Lund ◦ Singer Songwriter / Multi Media Artist - Erin Veronica ◦ Band - Boy n Girl ◦ Supermodel - Sojourner Morrel ◦ Model - Branko - Maselj and many others

 
 
 

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