Stephen Bliss

Pioneering British artist Stephen Bliss worked Senior Artist for Rockstar Games from 2001 to 201 where he helped establish the illustrative styles for the video game phenomenon Grand Theft Auto, The Warriors, Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire.

In a career that spans 3 decades, 2016 saw him return to his roots as a fine artist. His work has been exhibited in many international galleries, and his commissioned murals in Miami and New York won him recent acclaim.

In early 2017 Bliss did a TED talk called The Power of the Palimpsest, showing how for the past decade he’s been documenting ‘accidental art’ that he finds around the streets of New York and how it has informed his personal work.

Recently he’s created posters for legendary band Pixies, action movie Atomic Blonde and Tupac movie All Eyez on Me. Upcoming events include the launch of  2 new online stores featuring his clothing labels Bliss Brood and Arcade (available in stores in 2018) and a solo art show “The Mystery of Doomed Romance” at Westbank Gallery, London (October 19 - November 1).

Instagram: @Stephen_Bliss

REPRESENTATION: NEW YORK: BERNSTEIN & ANDRIULLI (212) 682 1490

REPRESENTATION: LONDON: BERNSTEIN & ANDRIULLI: +44 (0) 207 645 3337

Solo shows

2017: The Mystery of Doomed Romance, Westbank Gallery, London, UK

2016: I, Frankenstein, Monorex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009: Paint It Black show, Green Label Art Gallery, NYC

2000: Spirit Gallery, London

2000: Alphabet, London

1999: Browns Focus, London

1998: Rocket Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

Group shows

2017: Art Attack, Mayson Gallery, NYC

2017: Artwalk: Coalition for the homeless, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

2016: Gonzo: Hunter S. Thompson artshow, Westbank Gallery, London, UK

2016: Rock, Paper, Scissors, The Highline Loft, NYC

2016: Artwalk: Coalition for the homeless, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

2012: Free Arts NYC, Eye Beam Gallery, NYC

2010: Living The Dream, Fuse Gallery, NYC

2010: 3D Art Show, Opera Gallery, NYC

2010: Fuse Gallery Draw Tour, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City

2008: Park Life Show, Subliminal Projects, LA

2007: The Beast Within, Showroom Gallery, NYC

2007: Bernstein and Andrulli: Boutique Show, Fuse Gallery, NYC

2007: Fuse Gallery Draw Tour, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, Texas

2007: Move #15: Ballpoint Pen Show, Cinders Gallery, NYC

2007: Slipmat Art Project Show Tour, The Reed Space, NYC

2006: Thundermutt Show, Neo-Studios,  NYC

2006: The M.C. Show, Riviera Gallery, NYC

2005: Vinyl Klash exhibition, C-Pop Gallery, Detroit

2005: WIWP Remixed Show, Phonica Records, London

2003: Celebrity Theme Show, The Essex, NYC

2003: Faesthetic x 55 DSL Present - 8.5 x 11, Deisel flagship store, NYC

2002: Customized Levis Label Show, Barbican Gallery, London

2001: The LP Show, Exit Art Gallery, NYC

2001: Experience Music Project, Seattle Center, Seattle

1998: Parco 7th Anniversary Show, Parco Gallery, Japan

1995: What makes you think you're so special? Blue Note, London