Skinner is a self-taught artist living in Oakland, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, bizarre and antagonistic installations while maintaining a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence, dungeons and dragons and the heavy metal gods, Skinner’s mind is one of psycho social mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the world in various museums, universities and galleries. He has been an ambassador of the alternative arts movement in countries ranging from Russia, Cuba, Japan, Europe and all across the United States. Don’t be surprised if you see one of his murals on a small side street in Scotland or some tiny village in Russia. Skinner has and continues to bring his own very specific weird art to anywhere in the world that can handle it. Skinner’s work has been celebrated in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose and Beautiful/Decay as well as numerous European publications. In the fall of 2012 Skinner launched his own art and apparel company called Critical Hit. Realizing that his art is better kept in the hands of people who appreciate it on a day to day basis, he applied his strange visions and humor to an affordable media where fans of his work can find giclee and silkscreen prints, his hardback book Every Man Is My Enemy, t-shirts featuring his one of a kind designs, custom toys and figures, patches, buttons, zines and more!
Shows & Projects

2009

Beach Blanket Bingo Group show at Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC

Collaborative Wall Mural w/ Alex Pardee, Jason Maloney, Jeben Berg YouTube headquarters, San Francisco (LINK)

Worship Thee Kindly The Dark Hand That Guides Me Solo show at 111 Minna, San Francisco

Shadow Of The Unrealm solo show at Fifty24PDX, Portland OR LINK

Our alvation Is Our Fiery Death Two-man show with Martin Ontiveros at Super 7, San Francisco LINK

2008

American Gladiators solo show at Lower Haighters, San Francisco CA

Five deck series for Capita Snowboards

Group show at Super 7, San Francisco

Street Smart group show at Kondos Gallery, Sacramento

No More The World Of Man Solo show at Upper Playground, Berkeley CA

Solo show at Upper Playground, Sacramento

Three man show with Jay Howell and Scott Barry at Grasshut, Portland

2007

Solo Show at Super 7, San Francisco

Cryptozoology group show at Voice 1156, San Diego

Don’t Say Motherfucker, Motherfucker group show at MF Gallery, New York

Collab-Bro group show at The Showroom, NYC

UNCUT group show at Cal’s Pharmacy, Portland OR

Collabo group show, presented by PAC, at Space Gallery, San Francisco

Various group shows: Hit The Deck, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston and more

2006

Completed murals at Big Brother Comics and Java Lounge, Sacramento

Group show at Spanish Fly, Sacramento

Group Show, presented by Scion The Dashboard, San Francisco

Uplifting Vengeance World Tour group show Curated and participated At RX Gallery, San Francisco

2005

Solo show at the Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento

The UltraMega: Worst Case Scenario group show Co-curated and participated At 111 Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco

Horribles Art Event at Alley Cuts, Sacramento

Mural commission for Insane Studios recording studio, Sacramento

Mural for Capital Garage coffeehouse/music venue, Sacramento

No Stress group show Voice1156 Gallery, San Diego

2004

Solo show at Ikon, Sacramento

Solo show at Flatspot skate shop, Sacramento

Japanese Monsters group show at Shooting Gallery, San Francisco

Fifty Caliber group show at the Tower Gallery, Sacramento

Group show at the Toyroom Gallery with Extremo and Attaboy

2003

Holiday group show at the Toyroom Gallery

Holiday group show at Alley Cuts, Sacramento

Battle of the Ultra Brothers: Pete vs Skinner two-man show at Gallery HorseCow, Sacramento

Three private mural commissions with Pete Bettencourt

Solo show at Placer High School accompanied by slide lecture

A Scary Merry X-mas group show at 17th & C Street Warehouse

Solo show at the Bohemian Gallery, Pacifica

War of Art, two-man show with Pete Bettencourt at Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento

2002

Co-created the Day of the Dead mural for the Art Institute of San Francisco

Slide lecture at Placer High School

Commissioned designs for Legend Skateboards

Sci-Fi/Western group show 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

Commissioned designs for Flatspot Skateboards

2001

Solo show at the Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento

Unknown Soldier group show at Joe’s Style Shop, Sacramento

Mural Commission for Tower Records in Seattle, Washington

Assisted with the Loaves & Fishes Mural Commission

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