STEPHEN BLISS biography
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 henomenon 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).
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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
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