“Designs and techniques for my murals are worked out in advance, and that includes weird tools I’ll need to customize or invent. I also make studio work, like canvases and sculptures. There seems to be an interesting parallel here with studio music and live shows. There’s more control indoors, to develop ideas, but then to bring this to people you need to find a way to put it on the road.”
 Interview for Acehotel.com, April 2015.
 
 Born in 1974 in San Francisco, MOMO is real globetrotter. In addition to his studio work, he paints murals and public installations. His large-scale works have formed the bedrock of his artistic career and have taken him on an endless journey around the world from the USA, to Italy, France, The Caribbean, Mexico …
 
 The aesthetic ideas he develops in his paintings and three-dimensional installations are conceptually and aesthetically post-digital, they have the look and feel of digital paintings with their geometric compositions and the superimposition of strata traced across the surface. The work obeys an inescapable mechanical logic, imposed by the restrictions of the self-made tools, which MOMO produces to make the work. Playing with color theory, MOMO manipulates our sensual experience of his art. The resultant graphic work has strong, vivid features composed of clean lines and pure and primary colors.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS/COMMISSIONS

2017
WILDERNESS,solo show Delimbo Gallery, Sevilla, ES

2016
DARMON 2 show, solo show, curated by Angelo Milano in Sicily and Studiocromie Gallery, Grottaglie, IT
City Lights, group show, MIMA Museum, Brussels, BE 

2015
23 story mural Philadelphia Mural Arts, Philadelphia, US
City of Sydney, mural commission Sydney, AU 
Summer Education Program Philadelphia Mural Arts, Philadelphia, US
5 Story Vinyl Mural Art Production Fund, NYC, US
Ace Hotel Palm Springs, California, US
Lobby Mural Installation John Hancock Tower, Boston, US 

2014
There Are No Wheels in Nature, mural, Winterlong Gallery, Niort, FR
JUST BEFORE BRAZIL, Group Show, Alice Gallery, Brussels, BE

2013
BUTT JOINTS, Solo Show, May Gallery and Residency, New Orleans, Louisiana, US 
Hecho en Oaxaca, Installation, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, MX
DARMON, Solo Show, Grottaglie, IT
Milestone Project, Girona, ES 

2012
Wynwood Walls (Art Basel) Miami, US
Bien Urbain, Besançon, FR 
Fame Festival 5th Edition, Grottaglie, IT
Outdoor Rome, 3th Edition, Rome, IT
Open Walls Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, US

2011
Amber Dubois, Steven Riddle and MOMO, Space1026, Philadelphia,  US
Incubate Tilburg, NL 
Outomatic, Leuven, BE 
Nova Contemporary Culture, Rio De Janeiro, BR
Crono Festival, Lisbon, PT
Fame Festival 4th Edition, Grottaglie, IT

2010
Artscapes Scion Installation Space, Los Angeles, US
Nova Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, BR
Post-Graffiti, Geometry and Abstraction, Fundación Caixa Galicia, La Coruna, ES2
Fame Festival 3rd Edition, Grottaglie, IT

2009
TNT3 Kunst Halle, Seoul, South Korea 2009
Y-3 F/W , NY Fashion Week Show, Pier 40 NYC, US 

2008
PLAF Collaboration with Eltono, Anonymous Gallery, NYC, US
MMMB Collaboration with Melissa Brown, Espeis Archetype Gallery, Williamsburg NYC, US
11 Spring, woostercollective.com, NYC, US 

2006
What Moves You Miami (Scion), Miami, US

 

PUBLISHING

The Map as Art/NYC Katharine Harmon, Princeton Architectural Press, 2016
papress.com

VNA Magazine Feature Profile, Zang Greiner, 2016
verynearlyalmost.com

(And The Walls) Won-Hee Lee AVEC, 2016
avecmagazine.kr

Graffiti Art Magazine Feature Profile, 2014
graffitiartmagazine.com

The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti Rafael Schacter, Yale University Press, 2013
yale.edu/yup/

Southern Review Feature Profile, Jessica L Faust, 2013
thesouthernreview.org

MOMO in 74 Pieces Artist Monograph, Studio Cromie 2012
studiocromie.org/

Abstract Graffiti Cedar Lewisohn, Merrell Publishers 2011
merrellpublishers.com

An Artist’s Alfresco John Hancock, New York Times 09/18/2010
nytimes.com

Trespass Uncommissioned Urban Art, Taschen 2010
taschen.com

Beyond the Streeet The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art, Gestalten 2010
gestalten.com

3AM-6AM 160 page Artist Monograph, Rojo 2009
rojoprojects.co

Espeis Archetype Gallery Prints 2008
espeis.com

Paper Monster Prints 2007, 2009
papermonster.net 

Neo2 June 2007
neo2.es/

 

LECTURES

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, US 2013

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, US 2013

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, US 2012

University of Maryland, Baltimore, US 2011

Incubate DIY Conference Tilburg, NL 2011
incubate.nl